Friday, June 5, 2015

100 Skills for the End of the World as We Know It

100 Skills for the End of the World as We Know It
author: Ana Maria Spagna
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.89
book published: 2015
rating: 4
read at: 2015/06/05
date added: 2015/06/05
shelves: non-fiction
'100 Skills for the End of the World as We Know It' by Ana Maria Spagna is a different sort of prepper's guide. At first, I was a little confused, but it grew on me.

This book won't teach you much about what to do when there is a crisis, but it does compile a good list of skills that might come in handy, like bartering, cheesemaking, negotiating, and tailoring. It doesn't even claim to be a comprehensive list. Some of the skills seem a bit duplicated with others, but some skills have double meanings. Each skill is given a full page illustration, and a few paragraphs. A few skills are expanded upon with extra pages showing how to tie knots or make tent shelters out of canvas for example.

The illustrations are homespun and colorful The descriptions are friendly in description while making a case for the skill. In no case would this book make you close to prepared for a major disaster. This is a prepper's guide for a kinder, gentler apocalypse. In these pages we get a glimpse of what pioneer communities might have looked like 100 years ago or so. There are no armed enclaves or militias here. The reader is encouraged to act civilly towards other folks in need. Think of this more like a reflective career guide for the end of the world. What skills will you learn to help rebuild the world?

I received a review copy of this ebook from Storey Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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