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The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse

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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
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 11th 2009 by Fernando Aguirre
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Ian Duncan
Jan 09, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Paul Moore
May 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
This guy's "survival manual" will get people killed! Poorly written and boring. It could be good for laughs if the subject matter wasn't life or death.
Siobhan Beeman
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian, prepper
This book is very interesting. It is about the economic collapse in Argentina 2001.
Nov 14, 2012 rated it liked it
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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
Nick Woodall
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was one of the best prepper books I've read, because this man actually went through the total collapse of Argentina. Argentina was one of the wealthiest countries in South America, but once the socialists came to power, they totally destroyed the country. Don't people read and understand history any more? Socialism does not work. It never has. It is very close to a dictatorship, because only those at the top get anything. Socialism never helps the lower classes, though the upper classe ...more
Oct 27, 2009 rated it liked it
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A more realistic look at a post-financial collapse in Argentina in 2001. I lived down there for a couple of year's, so it was interesting to read about the author's experience while going through the collapse and it's aftermath.

I'm don't know a lot of the modern history of Argentina but it seems like the 2001 financial crash was in the works for decades, it just came to a head in 2001.

I don't think I would have liked living in Argentina during that time. I would hope that I would have done what
Dec 04, 2014 rated it liked it
It's a little difficult to rate this book. If one were completely unfamiliar with the "prepper" concept, personal defense, or disaster preparedness, then there's a lot of information here that could prove valuable. But if you've been educated on all these things for a while, you have to really dig for fresh nuggets of information.
Travyce Varnum
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Keeping in mind that English is not the author's native tongue, and the indie publishing, this is a very enlightening book. It contains a lot of insights & a good perspective of what it's like to survive a real life collapse.
Jan 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Having lived in South America and visited Argentina three years ago, much of what he says rings true. People who haven't ever left the U.S. should read this to gain some perspective. But enough with the potty language.
Mar 14, 2011 rated it liked it
I didn't like the writing style...each sentence was its own paragraph. But despite the reading difficulty, the book had good information and is a worthwhile addition to the library.
J Yakel
May 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
A lot more practical than other books on this subject since the author actually lived through a country where the economy collapsed.
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