I bought this book a week or so ago after seeing it referenced some where else. The discussion had turned to current events and of course this came up.
The author survived trapped in a city during the recent unpleasantness in the Balkans. He doesn’t talk about how to make snares or clean water from an old dehumidifier or some such. He does tell you about the realities of the situation and the things he witnessed from his fellow man. A blurb about it below.
This is not a guide that will tell you step-by-step HOW to survive. This is a reality check that will tell you that everything you have expected and planned for is probably wrong. Selco is a household name in prepping and survival circles. He survived the Balkan War in a city with no power, no running water, and no supplies. For a year, he and his family fought every single day for bare subsistence. Over the years since the war, Selco has written nearly a quarter of a million words of memories, articles, and advice. This book is a collection of his darkest moments. The first thing you must do when disaster strikes is to adapt quickly to the “new rules” that apply when the SHTF. And to do that, you need to know what it’s like so you won’t be shocked…frozen…paralyzed by the atrocities taking place right in front of you.This book is Selco’s version of tough love. There’s nothing watered down about it. It is a collection of stories, memories, and articles he has documented over the past decade. He has revisited those horrible days to give us the reality check we must have. It’s a glimpse into the day-to-day events of the SHTF. It is smelly. It is dirty. It’s dark and brutal. It’s REAL. It is all the stuff that Selco rarely talks about because the memories are so ugly. WARNING: This book contains graphic content. It truly gives you the terrifying reality of the SHTF and you need to know these things. in order to survive if you ever find yourself in the chaos and mayhem of an apocalyptic situation.It is not a cheery, optimistic overview of the SHTF. It’s dark, brutal, and shocking. It is the real, gritty truth about what it’s like to live in a world where everyone has become something other than an ordinary human. Where death and fear are constantly near. Where evil comes out to play. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. PLEASE NOTE: This book is written by a person from Bosnia. English is not Selco’s first language. The book is lightly edited for clarity but these stories are his and should be told in his own words.
I think this book is a must read even if you don’t live in a giant shithole city. Find it at the link below.