2012 Survival Guide Review
Reviewed by Jack Jobe
Average user rating: 3 campfires
2012 Survival Guide is a brief overview of 2012 prophecies supported by specific survival preparation guidelines. Though it gives solid, sensible survival advice, Survive in Place does a far better job of fully preparing you for any possible disaster. If you are seeking information on 2012 prophecies, 2012 Official Countdown is the superior product. 2012 Survival Guide is best suited to those looking for a general survival guide rather than a detailed plan covering all possible emergency scenarios.
• Covers 2012 fears and has great basic information to get you motivated.
• Includes a detailed checklist for everything you need in an emergency.
• Includes The 2012 Financial Disaster book, preparing you for financial as well as physical dangers.
• Disaster preparation guidelines are shallow.
• This guide suggests you purchase and stock a sanctuary outside of your area. Most of us can barely afford one home and don’t have the luxury of a ‘house in South Dakota’. IF you have a friends or a relative in a remote location, perhaps you preparing with them is a possibility.
• Poorly edited and full of typos.
How-to topics include:
• Escape from your area. Learn at least 3 alternate routes.
• Prepare your vehicles, fuel and BOB (Bug-Out-Bags) for each member of the family.
• Deal with panic and how to analysis – before you act.
• Store a year’s worth of food, water, cooking, sanitation and medical supplies
• Defending your family
• Other scenarios you should consider
Building on this list, 2012 Survival Guide has a very good “Checklist” for everything you should have on hand, as quickly as you can. From generators and gas to long term food – from building supplies to personal hygiene down to toilet paper and from bicycles to wheel barrows.
The 2012 Financial Disaster book gives you another look at a scenario that’s in the news with America’s growing debt: hyper-inflation. Goods could skyrocket in cost. Barter and useful services could be the new economy.
An ongoing problem throughout the book is lack of editing. Missed commas and poor grammar are annoying, but when you get to something critical like Heat Stroke (very dangerous) vs Heat Cramps (hurts, but not life threatening) and the author says “you’re not going to need any kind of first aid because of heat stroke.” What he meant is heat exhaustion and he does this twice. I would print this book and physically cross out the wrong phrase and write in the correct one.
Overall the set of 2012 Survival Guide ebooks touch on just about every major area. As a complete package, it a strong overview and will point you toward your weaknesses. If you are looking for a general survival guide, check out 2012 Survival Guide.