Cover illustration for Duncan Long’s new book, YOU CAN SURVIVE the Very Worst Manmade and Natural Disasters: A Handbook for Self-Reliance.
I recently completed my self-sufficiency book — sort of a collection of survival, self-reliance, and emergency how-to secrets that I’ve collected over the last 30 or 40 years (during which time I’ve had the pleasure of rubbing shoulders with Cresson H. Kearney, Kurt Saxon, Bruce D. Clayton, Jim Benson, and others). Needless to say writing this book was quite an undertaking with over 1,000 manuscript pages by the time it was all said and done.
The manual is aimed at anyone worried about terrorism, war, natural disasters, or economic collapse, and who wants to protect themselves and their loved ones from such catastrophes. And, perhaps despite what you might think from the somewhat lurid cover, I’ve takes pains to present a positive look at how to get through the worst while helping neighbors and community in the process. (Yes, there is a section on firearms and material about dealing with looters and rioters, but it is balanced with the understanding that guns may not be a suitable choice for all people, and that violence is best avoided when possible and certainly not a “fix” for most problems.)
Perhaps the title perhaps reflects the length of the book: YOU CAN SURVIVE the Very Worst Manmade and Natural Disasters: A Handbook for Self-Reliance.
Here’s the blurb for the book:
Duncan Long has been writing survival books and articles since the late 1970s (buyers of his manuals include the FBI, CIA, and US Marines); his articles have appeared in American Survival Guide, the Journal of American Civil Defense and Modern Survival Magazine.
In this brand-new manual, he shares his secrets and know-how to keep you and your loved ones alive during anything from an economical collapse to natural catastrophe, from terrorist attacks to all-out chemical, biological, or nuclear strikes. Sections give you a realistic assessment of the best defensive firearms, ways to find food in urban and rural settings, and how to improvise decontamination kits for dealing with chemical and biological agents as well as tips for dealing with highly contagious plagues.
You’ll learn how to handle medical emergencies when no doctor is available, food storage tactics, ways to heat your home when the utilities are gone, how to deal with rioters or looters, and guidelines to avoid being targeted by thieves, muggers, or even rogue government agents. Whether you’re concerned about a localized disaster, a government meltdown, or an end-of-civilization catastrophe, this manual tells how to survive in style while protecting your loved ones.
Buy it now – it may be later than you think!
You can find sample chapters to read online (and can also order the Kindle ebook) from Amazon.com at: YOU CAN SURVIVE the Very Worst Manmade and Natural Disasters – A Handbook for Self-Reliance
Duncan Long is one of the “granddaddies” of the survival movement and has penned over 60 technical books and how-to manuals (published by Paladin Press, Delta Press, Lyons Press/Globe Pequot, and other publishers). Some of his manuals have been purchased for the private libraries of the CIA, US Marines, FEMA, the FBI’s FTU (Firearms Training Unit), and other US agencies. Excerpts from his books and technical drawings have even appeared in US Congressional hearings and US Congressional press handouts.
You can discover more about Duncan Long and his work at his web site: DuncanLong.com.