Sunday, March 15, 2009

"Emergency" Book Review

The title of the book really IS "Emergency - This Book Will Save Your Life". The author, Neil Strauss, writes for the New York Times and Rolling Stone and is the author of several books. He describes his voyage from skeptic to survivalist in this unusual and entertaining book. Along the way he takes classes at Gunsite, learns Krav Maga, gets an Arizona CHL, a California security guard's license and gun permit, a ham radio license, an EMT certificate, attends tracker school and gets three days of survival training from Kevin "Mad Dog" McClurg. He learns how to set up an offshore limited liability corporation as a parent holding company for irrevocable trusts to shelter his assets. But the topper is that he gets a second passport from a foreign country, without compromising his American citizenship.

Here's an excerpt:

"If you're attacked by pirates,you can sink their boat with your Remington shotgun. Just remove a slug from the shell casing and drill a quarter-inch hole in the slug. Then insert a .22 short round backward and replace the slug. When fired at the water line of most boats, the round will blow a hole that can sink it." (p 350)

I had a lot of fun reading this book and I highly recommend it.

Oh, and he also buries a cache and leaves clues in his book about how to find it.

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