Over the years I’ve found Jim’s advice on his blog and other books to be sound, practical, and budget-friendly. This book continues that same down-to-earth tradition and is an enjoyable read. His writing style is pleasant and conversational, even when tackling difficult subjects, such as how deep to bury a corpse! — Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom (TheSurvivalMom.com)
Jim Cobb is a voice of reason in the preparedness community….If you’re looking for good sound advice, check out all of Jim’s preparedness books. He’s definitely one of the best authors in this field. — Arthur Bradley, PhD, Author of Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family
The depth of information that is covered in this book is incredible as is the unique way that the author makes us really think about ideas, situations and resources that are mostly overlooked in the usual short-term survival planning resources. …This book belongs in the hands of anyone who is concerned with a long-term disruption in society as we know it today. It’s practical, common sense approach makes it a valuable asset to all those who wish to not only be prepared, but for those who want to thrive. — George Romano, Simpler Times Homestead (SimplerTimesHomestead.blogpost.com)
Finding a book detailing how to prepare for common emergencies, such as power outages or blizzards, isn’t difficult. Jim has written a few and there are tons of other great ones out there. But, what if it isn’t a temporary power outage and the lights never come back on?
In Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide, Jim takes readers through what life could be like if the disaster lasts weeks, months, or even years. Each chapter is prefaced by a short “journal entry” written by someone enduring the after effects of an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) event. These journal entries serve to introduce the reader to the topic discussed in the chapter, such as the importance of renewable food sources, stocking up on clean water, and having tools that don’t require electricity to operate.
Jim also discusses forming survival communities, networking to find like-minded individuals in your area, and long-term security concerns.
If you’re looking for a reference book that goes beyond the standard 72 hours, Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide may be exactly what you seek.