Book Review - Patriots by James Wesley Rawles

Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse
by James Wesley Rawles

America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city. As hordes of refugees and looters pour out of the cities, a small group of friends living in the Midwest desperately tries to make their way to a safe-haven ranch in northern Idaho. The journey requires all their skill and training since communication, commerce, transportation and law enforcement have all disappeared. Once at the ranch, the group fends off vicious attacks from outsiders and then looks to join other groups that are trying to restore true Constitutional law to the country. Patriots is a thrilling narrative depicting fictional characters using authentic survivalist techniques to endure the collapse of the American civilization.

Eric Wilson’s Review: I hardly feel qualified or adequate to do a proper book review on this one. I can tell you it is not a sci-fi book (I don’t really care for that genre and this is much better), it is not a book about being self-reliant (but it will scare you into becoming prepared), and I’m sorry but it is not a literary classic (being honest tough story line at times but everyone should read this one). This is the classic what if scenario that we all should fear and unfortunately many ignore. It tackles “Surviving the coming collapse” and gives real researched options that make you think and show you (or scare you into) the need for planning and preparedness. The best review I saw on this book summed it up well by saying it was a “survival manual fairly neatly dressed as fiction”. I would say it is a wakeup call wrapped in a story about the loaming potential collapse of society.

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