Suburban Survival: Preparing for Socio-Economic Collapse by Joe Snuffy
My rating: only 1 out of 5 stars - NOT Recommended
The advice given is often very general in its applications. Virtually nothing in the book is specific to suburban survival. However, its general advice could be useful to a complete beginner living in the suburbs, I suppose.
On the plus side, I agree completely with the author's emphasis on improving ones health and physical fitness as part of preparing for whatever lies ahead (an often overlooked area of preparedness, in my opinon).
On the negative side, the information is mostly very general in nature, sometimes outdated, and can be easily and quickly found elsewhere for free, as I've already mentioned.
There is also a lot of the author's personal theories on how and why we have gotten into the mess we're in, delivered in an extremely condescending way by the author, who seems overly impressed with himself and equally unimpressed by other people, including his readers. During several sections of the book, I felt the author was talking down to his readers (to the point of being insulting about it), while at the same time stroking his own over-sized ego.
I am very surprised that James Wesley, Rawles lent his name to the book by writing the Forward. I suppose they are friends, or something. The Rawles name was a factor in my initial purchase of the book, but his Forward, and any influence on the book he may have had, doesn't do anything to improve the book.
I tend to not be an overly critical reviewer, but this book truly was a waste of my money and time.