From survival expert, author of bestselling novel Patriots and editor of survivalblog.com. James Wesley, Rawles brings us this great introductory book for anyone who has curiosity, interest, or just wants to understand the prepper community. This introduction covers all the major key topics for be self reliant and truly prepared. By no means will you be prepared after just reading this book but it will open your mind up to issues most have never even thought about. It will also give you a great map to follow on your journey of learning, becoming self reliant, and being prepared. This book flows and is an enjoyable read that I became very absorbed in. Finished it in a day on the beach.