24th out of 35 books — 14 voters
The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving The Economic Collapse
My book is a Modern Survival Manual based on first hand experience of the 2001 Economic Collapse in Argentina. In it you will find a variety of subjects that I consider essential if a person wants to be prepared for tougher times: -How to prepare your family, yourself, your home and your vehicle -How to prepare your finances so that you dont suffer what millions in my coun...more
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A resident of Buenos Aires, Argentina during that nation's economic collapse of 2001, Fernando "FerFAL" Aguirre offers preparation and survival advice based on his first-hand experience of social instability and infrastructural meltdown. At times inane (keep your doors locked, avoid eating rats, use your gun as a blunt weapon if you run out of ammo) and at other times comical, (the Jack Russell Terrier is the "Swiss Army knife of dogs") "The Modern Survival Manual" is narrated in an engaging, if...more
As indicated by the hyperbolic cover photo and the Comic Sans font, this is a self-published book-- more like a printed blog, really. Nevertheless, it does have some valuable information. I've been reading about Argentina's boom and bust, because I think something similar may happen here, in the US: hyperinflation, rolling blackouts, greater crime and poorer infrastructure. Most of the books I can find deal with what happened to the economic system, but Ferfal's book deals with living with the c...more
Scary but fascinating account of the complete collapse of Argentine society in 2001, with valuable insights about how to prepare for the worst. No matter how modern a country may seem, civilization is never more than three missed meals away from anarchy.