The Survivalist's Handbook: How to Thrive When Things Fall Apart

The Survivalist's Handbook: How to Thrive When Things Fall Apart

by Rainer Stahlberg


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Let Rainer Stahlberg and The Survivalist’s Handbook prepare you for any crisis. Here are step-by-step plans for surviving a range of disasters—both natural and manmade. This sit he ultimate handbook of disaster scenarios and survival techniques. With this one-of-a-kind guide, you can be ready for:

Nuclear, chemical, and biological attacks
Global energy crises
Worldwide economic collapse
Natural disasters
Drastic climate change
Political upheaval
And other terrifying scenarios

Growing up in Soviet-dominated Hungary, Rainer Stahlberg developed an increasing wariness of the world around him. Wounded in the Hungarian uprising of 1956, he resolved to never be caught unprepared again. His experiences could save your life. Rather than sit and wait for the end of the world, you should treat today as Day One of any potential catastrophe. That way, you will be ready to survive Day Two!

Stahlberg provides extensive lists of survival supplies: food, cooking utensils, shelter and camping equipment, defensive weapons, medicine, and items to barter. You are the only person you can count on in a time of crisis, and with this book, you can be prepared and survive when the worst-case scenario becomes a reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629145655
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,223,539
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rainer Stahlberg: Rainer Stahlberg was born in Budapest, Hungary, and left Hungary after living through the Revolution of 1956. Prior to his death, he resided in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 General Survival 1

How to Recognize the Arrival of Day One 15

How to Cope Day by Day 21

Survival Equipment Checklist-Base 26

Guidelines for Equipment and Supplies 34

2 Economic Survival 77

Runaway Inflation 82

Stagflation 92

Currency Collapse 100

A Real Depression 110

Energy Wars 119

3 Climatic Survival 133

Severe Ozone Layer Depletion 135

The Greenhouse Effect 142

Nuclear Winter 153

Earthquakes 158

Storms and Blizzards 166

Lightning 173

Floods 175

Landslides 182

Avalanches 185

Volcanoes 188

4 Surviving Terrorists 193

The External Threat 201

The Internal Threat 209

Hi-Tech Terrorism 217

How to Survive When You Work for a Target 223

Rat Packs 230

5 Warfare Survival 241

How to Cope if We Lose 249

Nuclear Warfare Survival 263

Chemical Warfare Survival 276

Biological Warfare and Catastrophes 284

Water Wars 293

Weather Wars 299

6 Ecological Survival 309

Chemical Spills and Evacuations 311

Fires 319

Poisoned Air, Lands, and Waters 325

Food Wars 335

7 Political Survival 349

Coping with an Oppressive Government 355

The Breakup of a Nation 367

Minority Group Survival 376

Appropriate Behavior During a Coup d'État 384

The Left Versus the Right 393

The Population Bomb 397

8 Bizarre Occurrences 403

Planetary Catastrophes 404

Invasion of the Aliens 410

Appendix 417

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