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Deal or Dud: “The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide”




It’s always a great time to expand your prepper’s library.

Prices for physical books are fairly low, and there are multitudes of survival, homesteading and books about prepping on the market.

E-books may be less expensive and better for the environment but I choose to acquire physical copies whenever possible. You can’t rely on electronics and if SHTF I want to be able to access my library of information.

Discount book stores are a great place to look for bargains, and a used book usually costs a fraction of a new book.

A few weeks ago my wife and I went to Sam’s to stock up on a few items we were running low on and they had a section with discounted books. There were a few books that stood out right away because they were survival topics. So I sorted through them and I bought a few books.

The book I want to talk about today is “The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide” by Frank Miniter.

I’ve flipped through plenty of boring books about survival that just feed you information like you’re in a boring college lecture. That’s not this book.

Frank does a great job of story telling in his book. He’s included real life stories about men and their survival stories, and what makes them real men through out the book and I enjoyed every one of them.

In the book he covers everything from cleaning a gun to how to buy a suit. Is there information in the book that would be useless after a SHTF scenario? Yes, but that information is useful in today’s world and this book helps men realize that they should take back their masculinity.

Here’s a small excerpt I chose at random – opened to random page and pointed finger with eyes closed – so you can get a glimpse at Frank’s writing style.

“So the domesticated man asks, does shooting a pheasant really give an understanding of nature? Not necessarily. But really studying pheasant hunting, learning where the birds move and feed and hide, is necessary to becoming a good hunter, and it’s those things that connect a man to nature and his place within it. The reality is that being environmentally responsible is manly when it’s based on reality – a reality in which we are an active participant – and not on emotional idealism. Men, after all, are supposed to be the rational ones.”

Is his writing perfect? No, but it is enjoyable and easy to read. I think he could have used some more basic language at times, but he’s explaining some complicated processes with relative ease.

I would recommend this book to any guy who considers himself a man, or even wants to become a man. You may want to consider having your wife read this book as well so that she’ll understand your natural manliness better!


If you have any unique suggestions for books to add to our libraries jump below to the comments and let us know what books we have to get our hands on.

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  1. cindy

    July 27, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    This sounds like the perfect gift for our grown son, my prepper buddy!

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