Earlier this year, I released “Concrete Jungle: A Green Beret’s Guide to Urban Survival,” which you long time readers know was born of my very popular Urban Defense columns right here on GunsAmerica Digest. It was very lucky that I actually had it most of the way ready to go, just in time for the cities to start imploding back in June. Not that I ever wanted to be right on this one, but much of what I said would happen has indeed happened. And the rest is on the horizon.
Since Concrete Jungle was written with the city dweller in mind, another volume was needed. In July, I began work on “Prairie Fire: Guidebook for Surviving Civil War 2,” and am very happy to tell you it was published last week. This one was geared directly to the rural and in-between folks, for what to do when the cities crumble. It is a direct roadmap for how Red counties can survive a Civil War that the Blue counties seem so desperate to start.
Now, this isn’t a thing any of us like to think about, but neither is pulling out a bad tooth. Ignoring the problem won’t make it go away, it will just make it worse. And this isn’t the fringe line of thinking it was at perhaps even the beginning of 2020. Relatively mainstream mouthpieces are calling for Civil War, internment camps for political enemies, and other fun things ranging from reeducation at gunpoint to forced sterilization. And I don’t mean on hidden video. This is what they are saying out loud.
Therefore, I felt it incumbent to pass what I learned over the 20 years of GWOT time on to our people as much as I could. Counterinsurgency. Intelligence networking. Offensive and defensive tactics. Organization and employment of troops. But done so in a manner that is accessible to everyone, not like some boring Army manual or idiotic RAND Corp. white paper that is 80% acronyms.
There are some other bits that aren’t directly for the GunsAmerica audience but are still useful if you have friends that are new to how we roll. The chapter on choosing weapons is a bad joke to you guys, I’m betting 99% of our normal audience has what I recommend ten times over. But it is another voice to the people that are no doubt scrambling to arm themselves right now, at the height of the panic. It also has chapters on selecting equipment, logistics, and some old pro tricks that even you will find useful.
Lastly, Prairie Fire takes a hard look at the big picture strategic view of what is happening right now. What foreign players may be involved as we speak, as well as who may get involved as the situation escalates. What it means if our farmers can’t get crops harvested next year because we are in a shooting match. And what happens purely if we sideline ourselves as a nation for a few years, on the world stage.
None of what is coming is going to be a good time. And I hope for all our sake, I’m very wrong. We can laugh about it over a beer at SHOT Show 2022, since the Bat Flu Cough already canceled 2021. But if I’m not? The window to get yourself and your family ready is very short. Once things start happening in earnest, they are likely to happen fast. “Prairie Fire” is the absolute best I could do at passing on what I know to ensure that you and your family walk out the other side of this intact. If you are like-minded, please give it a read.