Sunday, November 27, 2011

Book Review - One Second After by William Forstchen

One Second After by William Forstchen
I love when other people suggest books to me.  A co-worker and I have similar tastes in books so she thought I'd enjoy this one. 

The story opens one second after the US is hit with an EMP wave. It is a story of how one little town, in the Black Hills, survives, battles, and learns to rebuild after this catostrophic event. Little things like medication become a matter of life or death, relationships between neighbors are tested as they fight to defend their town, and young men and women leave their childhood behind.   

This book isn't a heavy read but it is a thought provoking one. 
How would we survive an event like this one and how likely or realistic is an EMP attack?

Could we live a year, or more, without power, phone, radio, etc?  Do we have enough survival gear to survive a winter?   Do we have the skills needed to feed our family, once we ran out of food?    Do we have the skills to survive with the basic necessities of food, shelter, and clothing? 
 Could we protect ourselves from looting and stealing?

It is a fascinating story about survival.
And it made me want to go to Costco to buy food and propane to last a year.

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