I wrote a book. Just thought you’d all like to know. It’s called:
Basic Survival and Communications Skills in the Aftermath
The current Amazon link is at Amazon
The publication date was 30 November 2014, so it released on Sunday (yesterday as I write this). The book was written specifically for the Kindle in mind, but will eventually be released to other eReaders in the next few months.
Here’s the description:
Nuclear war looms, an errant asteroid is headed for Earth, Yellowstone is showing signs of an impending explosion. Will be survivors. Are you going to be one of them? If so, how are you going to survive and contact your friends and loved ones?
The world has no set time of destruction and it might never come, or next Thursday while you’re on your way home from work might be the very day the killing blow comes. Will you be prepared?
Join the author in an imaginative exploration of several scenarios of “What Might Happen” and practical ideas on mitigation of the “Aftermath”. Survival isn’t always about stocking food and water in a mountain hideaway, collecting the best knives, guns and most ammo. Discover the important information you’ve been missing! This book was written specifically for the Kindle devices in mind.
For almost fifty years I’ve been working with and around radios and communications. I started repairing shortwave radios at the ripe old age of Ten. Since then I made it a career and life style (I’m a ham radio operator and was a military radio communications technician in the USAF). Even my wife is a ham radio operator.
I wrote this book because, as a prepper and survivalist we’ve always worked to stay in contact with our children and family members. While not the best at writing letters (sad for a writer, I know) we have always tried to figure out ways to contact our kids if there are emergencies. We’ve always tried to keep one or another method open to us.
Over the years I’ve taught electronics and radio theory to civilians and military alike and have combined the skills I have in bringing this book to the general public as a way to help folks who aren’t really “radio savvy” or new at survival and preparedness skills (also called, “Prepping”).
The book is the culmination of many years of writing on blogs, forums and answering questions to students, military and civilians. This book is not an in-depth study of one and only one thing however, it is more of a general purpose, basic/beginner’s book to get you started thinking on the path of how to communicate in emergencies.
Of course the book is colored with “End of the World” scenarios and situations but it should get you thinking.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably a sailor or a close friend and possibly feel you’re already an expert at survival. But I am dead certain that even experts will gather information from this manual that you’ve not considered in the past. Remember, it is not a rehash of other books.
I urge you all to pick up a copy from Kindle. The price is $4.99 US and that’s about the price of a couple of beers. I don’t expect to make millions of dollars, that’s not why the book was written. But, it will certainly help the cruising kitty if a few folks buy it. (Hey, at 35% royalties, I’m not making a killing here!)
Keep your eyes open for when I can release it to other readers besides Kindle. There will be follow ups to this book with more in-depth and detailed answers about radio systems, licensing (for when aliens aren’t invading because we all know we don’t want to break the law!) and I will most likely work on a ham radio specific companion book at a later date.