Advanced Skills to Help You Survive
By Joe Nobody
I have a love/hate relationship with Joe Nobody. Every time we receive a new Joe Nobody book to review, Sir Knight disappears for about 3 days. He reads, re-reads and then reads the book again. And then, the ideas start flowing. At first they seem innocent enough..."Hon, we should put together some gear - 1st line, 2nd line and 3rd line. After reading Joe Nobody's book, I found that I don't have my gear organized properly for survival applications".
Organizing gear - that sounds harmless enough, doesn't it. But wait, there's more. First, Sir Knight organized his gear. He and Master Hand Grenade brought out load bearing vests, plate carriers and assorted molle pouches and took inventory. They attached pouches, added holsters, adjusted straps and generally geared up. They tried their new "kit" (what we used to call "tactical gear") on, moved around, drew weapons from the holsters, slung rifles and walked down the driveway (we do live in the country ya' know) and then they disassembled almost everything, reassembled it, moved things around and did it again. Finally, they were satisfied that their 1st line kit was ready for service. And then they came after us girls! (This is the hate part)!
In the past, Sir Knight would read books and comment on their good ideas and then get on with life. Not so with Joe Nobody's books. He actually wants to take the information presented and implement it!
Without Rule of Law concerns itself with scenarios that none of us ever want to encounter. The author carefully and sensibly walks us through the possibility of having to hide, evade, scavenge and infiltrate in a post-teotwawki reality. He presents potential real-world situations when you may be required to push the limits of commonly accepted polite behavior and provides step-by-step instructions on how to plan, equip, rehearse and execute an operation. Without Rule of Law is written for the layman with no prior military or law enforcement experience. It is easy to read, understand and implement. This book is full of more common sense than any book I have read in a long time. Sir Knight and I both highly recommend this latest installment in the Joe Nobody survival library. If you are serious about survival, this book is a Must Read.
Now for the disclaimer: This book will make you want to kiss the couch goodbye and get into the field. In fact, since reading this book, Maid Elizabeth and I have been hiking daily, nearly 3 miles of varied terrain, even in the pouring down rain! We both have our 1st line kit ready and will be deploying them on our hikes beginning this week. We will be following with our 2nd and 3rd line gear in the near future as our conditioning improves.
There are far too many good ideas in Without Rule of Law to cover in this simple review. We will be covering a number of Joe Nobody's concepts in future posts, as we get geared up and into the field.
"I don't know of a single prepper who has any desire to utilize the content of this book. Most hope their preparations will carry them through even the darkest of times. We want to hunt, trap, fish and raise gardens for our survival, not take what doesn't originally belong to us.
Within our means, most of us prepared to a level that we believe will allow for a reasonable quality of life should the SHTF. Most of us worry that we have overlooked something that may become critical when the stores are no longer open, and there is no rule of law".