Thursday, August 1, 2013

Book Review - Living On The Edge by F.J. Bohan

Here is the second of three reviews I am doing for this author.  I suspect this one, Living On The Edge, A Family's Journey to Self Sufficiency, will be my favorite.  I must admit that I hardly ever read book introductions.  I find that they are usually just a blurb spewed out by the author or publisher meant to attract the attention of those that are browsing in the book stores.  Not so with this one.  It is a clear and concise depiction of the events and perceptions that led the author to take the action that he did.  Most noteworthy to me was the last two lines...

"By sharing our experiences, it is my hope that I can help others better understand some of the concerns and issues they too may face in living off-grid.  Perhaps they can better avoid some of the mistakes we made in order to have a better start than my family did."

I have seen first hand, the unwillingness of some preppers to share the details of what they have done.  Why this lack of sharing exists, I don't really know, but it was refreshing to read from someone who has the true spirit of sharing knowledge and experience. The world not only needs more preppers and survivalists, but more of them just like F.J. Bohan!

Some of the examples of this sharing attitude come through prominently in the book.  Subjects like outhouses may seem simple to many, but there are many factors that have to be considered that not everyone will.  While we read about tent living in less than ideal locations and climates, we also get e new and valuable perspective from someone with experience.

If you have ever dreamed of just picking up and heading out into the world with what little possessions fit into a truck and trailer, or wonder what it would be like to have no choice but to bug out permanently this way, this book will give you a clear image of what to expect in regards to topics you have no experience about as well as some fresh insight into subject you thought you had figured out.

Available from Paladin Press here at just $16.00, well worth the money!

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