What if the lights go out? (Thanks to Ian R. for the link.)
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On a recent trip to the Big City, I was pleasantly surprised to see copies of my nonfiction book “How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It” for sale at a Costco membership “Big Box” store priced at just $9.98. The best news is that there were just a few books remaining in the stack! (Costco tends to stack their books deeply.) A month ago, Sam’s Club stores also started stocking it, selling it for $10.98. (Meanwhile, Amazon.com charges $11.67, plus postage.)
It gratifying to see the book selling so well, as this is indicative that people are waking up about family preparedness. The book is still ranked in Amazon’s Top 200 overall, and in their Top 20 in the Education and Reference Books category. My editor at Penguin Books mentioned that Sam’s Club just ordered another 6,000 copies of the book because it has been selling around 700 copies per week.
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Some preppers obviously have no concerns about OPSEC: National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers attract attention from the British press: At home with the US families terrified of the end of the world, living in a converted bunker, with 15 years’ worth of food… and a son trained to use an AK-47. (Thanks to F.G., who was the first of several readers to send this.)
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911 is a Joke: Detroit citizens no longer rely on police as self-defense killings skyrocket. Note the advent of armed response private security guards, to fill the void left by thinly-staffed police departments and their lengthy response times. (Thanks to Michael A. for the link.)