America has entered a time when civil disturbances, unrest, and mobs threaten near-anarchy on the streets of suburbia as police are unwilling or unable to protect citizens from rioters. Our nation has entered a time where it is divided in a way we haven’t seen since 1861. We are on the verge of a civil war. This book isn’t to convince you we are at that point or how we got there; this book is to give you ideas on how to protect yourself, your home, and your neighborhood when evil threatens and the police cannot protect you.
Many prepper and survivalist manuals give up suburbia as lost, focusing on rural communities. Not all of us are fortunate to have self-sufficient homesteads in the country, but are trapped in suburbia. What does an urbanite do when SHTF comes to the suburbs?
This book is how average people, with no military or law enforcement skills, who haven’t been steeping themselves in the prepper/patriot movement for years can defend a modern American suburban neighborhood. Military and police tactics have been adapted for realistic scenarios that civilians might face. If you want to stay safe and protect yourself and your neighborhood from people seemingly bent on destroying the country for destruction’s sake, this is your guide.
Civil war is an unpleasant yet almost certainty. Average citizens will be called to take up the mantle of defending their homes and neighborhoods. Unprecedented challenges will come to the heartland such as bombings, drone attacks, and perhaps even genocide. Suburban residents may be living in a modern American version of the siege of Sarajevo. The majority of the population will have to survive, and fight, where they are in cities big and small.
This book is the perfect follow-up companion to Suburban Defense: A cop's guide to protecting your home and neighborhood during riots, civil war, or SHTF. Some of the topics examined are: —How defenders can use drones, —How to defeat armed drones, —Urban fighting in modern American terrain, —What authorities can do to mitigate the risks ahead, —Vehicular gunfights, and —Mitigating the risks of air-delivered munitions.
As America stands at the precipice of famine, political instability, a financial disaster, domestic conflict, and even a civil war, preparing one’s home and family are now a matter of survival. Contrary to the popular belief that rural living will allow a prepared individual to ride out the storm unscathed, lessons from history show us that those outside of cities will face similar threats to their suburban compatriots. Rural and remote homesteads and properties can be easily attacked by a superior force utilizing the same isolation that the owner sought. Getting out of the cities is a good idea if you are prepared for the unique challenges. This book is for:
Farmers who are going to be facing intimidation from organized crime.
Homeowners who don’t want to fall prey to criminals who believe rural isolation will work in their favor to facilitate their crimes.
Country neighborhoods that need to band together against marauders.
Keeping remote homes that thugs want to turn into their retreat in the hands of their owners.
Rural Home Defense is the rural companion to Suburban Defense and Suburban Warfare. It covers topics like:
How Rhodesian farmers dealt with daily terrorist attacks during the 1970s Bush War.
Threats in rural areas, like organized agricultural crime, roving hordes of starving people looting fields, and drug cartels.
How to setup a radio network for neighbors to communicate and summon help in an emergency.
Using cameras, drones, and motion sensors to extend one’s monitoring capabilities.
Hardened perimeters, including fencing, hedgerows, and alarm systems.
Defensive positions, interlocking fields of fire, and creating your own rural defense force.
Close Quarters Battle tactics and how to use a breaching shotgun.
Defending crops, gardens, and livestock during a famine.
A guide to how small drones might be used in domestic unrest or low intensity conflicts
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are changing the tactical landscape of warfare. The use of drones in conflicts has the potential to alter centuries of ground warfare in the same way as disruptive technologies like smokeless powder, the repeating firearm, tanks, and radios did in the past. Not just a rhetorical discussion of drone warfare, this book looks at practical usage by the prepared citizen, partisan, and soldier.
In 2022, Ukrainian use of modified consumer-grade drones for attack surprised the world who had only really seen them used in intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance roles. Lurid videos of grenades being dropped on unaware troops heralds a terrifying new reality in warfare: the poor man’s air force. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are bringing an aerial observation and attack capacity to forces, large and small, that have never had such an advantage before. From warfare, to terrorism, and even self-defense, we have only seen the cusp of what drones can do.
Quadcopters have taken aerial hunting and attacks out of the domain of scout helicopters and delivered it to the squad and individual level. In future conflicts, be they full-scale international wars, civil wars, or domestic unrest, use of drones will be commonplace. Their ease of use will make killing easier, enabling those who cannot or would not be soldiers or insurgents to participate in violence. Drones are a new threat as IEDs were and will be used in similar ways to both sniper attacks and bombings against civilian, military, and government targets.
Thanks to their inherent intelligence gathering nature and developing attack capabilities, drones have the ability to level the playing field or dramatically tilt in favor of the side with aerial assets. In a civil conflict or during the aftermath of a major destabilizing event, drones will play a huge part in both self-defense and any violence. Proliferation of small unmanned aerial systems will occur rapidly, so their potential impact and use in small paramilitary, irregular, and civilian hands deserves examination.
"How do I survive a nuclear war? I live in a wood frame tract house!" you may be thinking. It IS possible to survive nuclear war without an underground shelter. You don't have to despair if the global instability on the world stage comes to that. A highly overlooked defense against radiation is the inverse square law. Basically, if you can get inside and 10 feet away from the radiation outside, the dose you will be exposed to will be only 1%. This is why you’re told to get into the center of a building. If the radiation level is low enough, even sheltering in the center of a joisted masonry or wood framed slab on grade house can be effective.
Surviving a nuclear attack doesn’t have to be a matter of luck. Learn: —What likely nuclear targets are how to calculate your risk. —The kinds of nuclear weapons that might be used and the damage they may cause. —How to take advantage of the inverse square law. —How to turn household items into radiation shielding. —Tips to make your basement a better shelter. —Why radiation exposure may not be a death sentence.
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Do you want a two-way radio to communicate during emergencies, disasters, or the end of the world? Is the information online or on YouTube just too confusing to get a good understanding of what your options are? If so, this book is for you!
Don't let the test of ham radio put you off. Obtaining a ham license is not difficult and does not require specialized knowledge of electronics or physics. If ham radio doesn't suit you, there are several non-licensed or minimal requirement options, like FRS (Family Radio Service), GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service), or CB (Citizen's Band) radio. Communication around your property, neighborhood, or town is possible using nearly plug and play radios that anyone who could program a VCR can setup.
In this book, we discuss the options that the average person has to communicate, what they are, and their strengths and weaknesses. Terms are defined and explained. Techniques to use radios during times of upheaval or SHTF are included. Even forms of electronic warfare and how they may be used against you or countered are examined.
This is NOT a "how to get your ham license" guide or a technical explanation of radios and radio waves. Note: this book contains excerpts from the Suburban series of books with new additions.
You may find yourself in the middle of a human disaster you may never have anticipated. Cyberattacks may cripple cell phone networks, nuclear war is suddenly a threat again, and civil unrest is simmering just below the surface. You can't plan to survive what you haven't planned for. Every citizen must begin thinking outside the box and for catastrophes not seen by Western society in generations.
This book is perfect for reader curious about Don Shift's work. Excerpts and adaptations from his other non-fiction books serve as an introduction to unconventional and controversial ideas that are not discussed in most mainstream prepper or survival media. Thinking about reading Don's other works but not sure if they are for you? Here's a place to start. Learn more about:
The nature of critical, violent events
Riot control and defense
Signs of an impending nuclear attack
Surviving a nuclear war without a proper fallout shelter
Note: portions of this book are excerpted and adapted from the author's other works.
How would you ensure your family survived a modern nuclear war in America? In the late 2020s, two families find themselves caught in the middle of a nuclear war with China, fighting for survival. Carson Akins and his friend Neal Reiter find themselves trapped in unenviable, life-threatening situations while war rages and fallout descends around them.
Carson, a high-tech engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area races against the clock to rehabilitate a 70 year old fallout shelter for his family. Across the bay, Neal must get his wife and disabled five-year-old daughter out of Silicon Valley and to safety in Oregon. Little do either of them know it is too late as the warheads explode and deadly fallout descends.
Neal, a former US Air Force nuclear weapons technician, struggles knowing that weapons he maintained have now killed millions while Carson makes difficult choices about the survival of strangers. Their ordeals test their faith as they wrestle with the place of suffering in what appears to be the last days.
What would you do in a modern-day nuclear crisis? Would you leave behind your job at the risk of being fired if nothing—which you pray for—happens? Twin brothers Sheldon and Ellis are keeping a close eye on the development of a war between China and the United States. When it looks like it is about to go nuclear, they realize how close they are drawing the line between evacuation and sheltering in place. On the eve of the war, one brother is poised to head for their remote desert ranch while the other constructs a hasty shelter for his wife who refuses to leave.
Their individual choices are dilemmas that many of us would face if our coworkers and bosses remained unconvinced that a nuclear holocaust was just days away. Can they make it out in time and is a shelter of cobbled together materials enough to protect from deadly fallout? Late For Doomsday is a novella that looks at the often neglected aspects of nuclear war in action; evacuation and shelter life. Join the brothers in their gritty tale of survival.
You might survive a nuclear attack, but would you survive the aftermath? Two friends have a choice: stay in the city and take the chance that they are not pummeled by nuclear warheads or take their chances in the Mojave Desert. Only when it is too late do they make the decision to head for the safety of a friendly ranch, the new home of brothers Sheldon and Ellis from the prequel.
The two friends watch as Las Vegas perishes in nuclear fire and must fight their way through a the scared and dangerous evacuees of a two million person metropolis. On their way, they must find shelter in the inhospitable desert before the incoming wave of fallout arrives. Meanwhile, desperate Chinese commandos are somewhere roaming the countryside.
In the follow-up to Late For Doomsday, this sequel examines what a countervalue nuclear strike against a major city would look like and what it would take to survive it. This thrilling tale includes a realistic portrayal of a nuclear attack on the homeland, how a homestead may be vulnerable after SHTF, and even armed drone warfare. Follow Noah and Ben to their friends' ranch and find out if survival in the dry post-apocalyptic Mojave is possible.
What would life look like after an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) robs Southern California of electricity, communications, and utilities while cars are starved of fuel? Ventura County, just north of Los Angeles, planned for a nuclear attack, but not a devastating EMP.
In the jail, deputy Mika Fischer is left in the dark as the lights suddenly go out and the cell doors won’t lock. As inmates are released, the sheriff’s office must face the realities of the collapse of the modern world.
After retreating to a well-prepared ranch with family and friends, deputies David Palmer and Sam Church realize that they cannot abandon the public. Soon they find that they have to make hard decisions that challenge the “latte and yoga pants” morality of the former world in a situation where ruthlessness is often the difference between life and death.
As violence and desperation increases and a mysterious enemy has cast its hungry eyes on the county, the deputies must leave behind their old ways and find a balance between being a warrior and a keeper of the peace. In the apocalyptic chaos, can the men and women of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office keep the threads of society together while everything falls apart, or do they descend into the same brutality as the villains?
In the follow up to "Hard Favored Rage," a new group of law enforcement officers struggle to survive.
Can a group of unprepared cops help a small county just outside of Los Angeles survive the total collapse of society devastated by an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)? For millions, their death sentence begins the moment the power goes out and the California Aqueduct runs dry, leaving the crops to wither in the fields and the cities to burn. Mere anarchy has been loosed upon the United States.
Ventura County Sheriff’s sergeant Nate Stackhouse wakes up to find himself in a nightmare where the heat and lack of water are the least of his worries. Left without electricity, cars, and most communications in the midst of a brutal heatwave, the sheriff’s office must face the realities of the collapse of the modern world. He must organize an undermanned and overwhelmed station to survive the onslaught that is to come, while facing enemies the deputies have never seen before.
LAPD officer Cory Welch sees firsthand the fall of Los Angeles in to chaos. Utterly unprepared to survive the disaster in-place, he decides to bug out with his firefighter friend. Together, the band of evacuees travel across the hostile desert trying to reach a remote cabin in Utah. Cory and his friends face hundreds of miles of surprises and challenges all to reach their refuge with no expectation of safety.
Despite being unprepared, they learn that survival is a mindset and not what you have in your garage or basement. With everything falling apart, can these unprepared groups rise to the occasion to overcome impossible odds and survive the disaster?
What if Santa Claus were real? It’s a question that many of us have had since we were old enough to know the truth. How would he deliver the presents? What would the theological implications be of Santa?
In this novella, a New York Times reporter gets a mysterious invitation to meet Santa at the North Pole. With the help of the United Postal Service, the reporter travels to the remote Alaskan town of Barrow, the northernmost place in the United States. From there, he travels out onto the Arctic Ocean with a shadowy man in black before being turned over to an Eskimo guide. When he arrives at the North Pole, the cynical journalist is confronted with a wonderous world that seems like make believe every December.
Anyone who wants a fun examination of just how Santa Claus would work, if he was real, can follow along with our protagonist as he asks all the questions a good reporter would want to know of Saint Nicholas.
This work is not to be taken seriously. It is for entertainment purposes and not a serious theological examination. No actual religious implication should be taken away from this work and no particular Christian sect is endorsed nor is criticism intended. The author does not condone the veneration of saints. Suitable for all ages.
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