Monday, July 15, 2013

Book Review - Barbed Wire, Barricades, and Bunkers

F.J. Bohan has sent me copies of all three of his books in order for me to do a book review on each.  Well, not knowing which title to start with, I went with a random draw.  The first one to be reviewed is Barbed Wire, Barricades, and Bunkers, subtitled The Free Citizen's Guide to Fortifying the Home Retreat.

In this book you will learn about some of the tried and true methods of cover that have been used since WW1 as well as some more modern approaches.  In it, you will find a huge variety of options when considering home or retreat defenses including bollards and gabions, as well as detailed descriptions of trench and bunker building.

If you are looking for a step by step instructional guide on where to put what on your property, this is not it.  As a matter of fact, I really can't see how that type of book could exist.  The fact is, you will still have to think on your own and make decisions based on your own needs, but this book will give you an arsenal of techniques that you may not have thought of.

Plans detailing exact dimensions and material lists for home made bunkers simply won't be here and you are warned that many ideas in this book will require some degree of construction knowledge and ability to implement.  Also offered are some more cost effective ways to use what you may have on hand to achieve your goals.

Simply put, this book is a great resource for ideas, and no matter how much time you have put into thinking about your defences, there is bound to be more than a trick or two in this book that you hadn't thought about.  The author also makes use of an abundance of photos, diagrams, and illustrations to really get the ideas across.

If you have a home, cottage, or full out survival compound that you want to bolster against outside threats, this book simply must be in your library.

Available through Paladin Press for a very affordable price of $12.00 US, you just simply can't go wrong!

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