Letter from John in Iraq RE: Survival Fiction Recommendation

Hello Sir,
Sorry I haven’t had time to send in an update recently. I’ll try to do so in the near future.
I just wanted to call your attention to an excellent short story [titled “The Bug Out”] about an ordinary man and his family attempting to bug out. I found it thoroughly gripping and informative. It aptly demonstrates the perils of being an “armchair survivalist.” It’s posted online at http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=172494.
The [same] author [who writes under the pen name by Half Fast] is also currently working on a novel about surviving in the wake of an EMP event. It’s called “Lights Out.” Haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but if it’s anything like the story it’ll be a real page turner. Please check out the story, and mayhaps post it for your readers. I think they could learn a lot from it. 
Anyway, gotta be going. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. As always, stay low, watch six, and God bless. – John in Iraq