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Preppers Road March (Prepper Trilogy. Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Ron Foster
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A solar storm has just hit the world causing a EMP event. A emergency manager visiting Atlanta GA must find his way back home after this electromagnetic pulse has stranded him away from his vehicle and his beloved "bug out bag". With 180 miles to go to his destination, David must let his street smarts and survival skills kick in as food and water becomes scarce and societal breakdown proceeds at an unrelenting pace. An interesting and often funny cast of characters from the Deep South helps the displaced Prepper on his way, as he shares his knowledge of how to make do with common items in order to live another day. Ultimately, he acquires an old tractor and heads for home on a car-littered interstate. This is book one of the Prepper Trilogy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 369 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Elemental (10 Jun. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057CU5SS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #318,668 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rough but informative 1 Sept. 2011
By hefty
Format:Kindle Edition
Along the lines of JWRs Patriots,a manual in the guise of a novel, but not as well written, however some very good practical and useful information contained within should an urban nightmare scenario happen.
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I enjoyed this book. It wasn't too doom laden, but we are only into the first few days. I feel it's probably more realistic than some books that suggest cannibalise zombies in the first week. Possibly not the greatest literary feet, but, a simple solid read. Characters were reasonably developed and a good mix and most were decent people trying to get home, sounds plausible.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Badly written but enjoyable.. 14 Mar. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Dave is lovely, as are most of the people he meets on his trip home to make sure his elderly Mum is ok (aw). There's no violence or pillaging as yet, in these early days post-EMP, but with two books to go, who knows?
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Amazon.com: 3.3 out of 5 stars  55 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My husband got me into it :) 9 Nov. 2011
By K Cisneros - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
My husband is very much into the whole prepper, survivalist, TEOTWASKI, post-apocalypse, breakdown of society, and so forth. One of his favorite books is The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I typically offer a polite smile when he talks to me about these subjects, but he asked me to read a bit of Ron Foster's Preppers Road March. I have to admit that I found it interesting following his characters as they tried (and succeeded) to survive after a solar storm ends our comfortable world that we take for granted on a daily basis. I learned a lot of tips and feel a bit more prepared in case an EMP event takes place. Mr. Foster's book actually gave me hope while The Road, I'm told, is rather brutal.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story 4 Oct. 2011
By Mike Merrill - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a fantastic story with engaging characters, and it's loaded with helpful tips and ideas about surviving in a disaster. It's clear that author knows his stuff when it comes to disasters and emergency response. I found the story to be believable, the characters likable, and the author definitely builds the suspense and keeps it moving.

Like other readers have pointed out, it would benefit greatly with some additional editing. One of the upsides of Kindle is that any author can publish anything. The downside is that there is no editor to catch the mistakes. I'd suggest the author go on Elance (or any other crowdsourcing site) and hire an editor to take a pass at the manuscript. With a little polishing, it could be a bestseller.

That said, it's still a great story and well worth reading.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Story And Solid Prepping Information 23 Sept. 2011
By Read A Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I love stories like this since I'm a prepper too. Or, as I call myself, "a laid-back survivalist." I grew up loving stories like Julie of the Wolves, Hatchet, Robinson Crusoe, and Swiss Family Robinson. What I enjoyed about Preppers Road March (Prepper Trilogy.) is that it's got a good story with funny characters and solid prepping information and diagrams in the book. We get to travel along with David and see how he survives during a societal breakdown and ultimately finds his way back home. I found myself holding my breath more than once hoping his survivalist skills would see him through. I can't wait to read the others in the series. Not only am I being entertained, but I'm learning things too!
46 of 59 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Formatting??? 14 July 2011
By MyKindleReviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I downloaded this book and the first thing I noticed
was the page
formatting. No matter what I did with my Kindle page
settings it was
still there -- every other line on the "page" was only a few words long.
Yes, just like I
am doing it in this review! No joke. I even downloaded the
next book in
the Trilogy to see if it was formatted just as poorly but I
guess the
author figured it out. Another annoyance were all therunonwords!
Also, there are
miss- placed hy- phens through out.The poor page layout ruins any
interest, fun and relaxation
I was hoping for in this book -- it is down right painful to
read just a few pages.
Come on, didn't you proof the formatting before publishing?
The broken lines,
therunonwords and the hyphens have made this unbearable. I will
try to finish
the book and see if the story compensates for this horrendous page layout.
No kidding, the way I wrote is review is what you get.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You need to read this book! 9 Sept. 2013
By Civil Defense Book - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Ron Foster's prepper classic book "Preppers Road March" addresses one of my greatest fears. No, my fear is not the actual solar flare that takes out the power grid; I've been preparing for that. What scares me more is being caught far from home and without a "get home bag" when the grid goes down and having to make it home with just what's in my pockets. That is precisely what the story line in this book is about.

While this book is a work of fiction, it is chock full of survival tips and ways to accomplish basic necessities (e.g., starting a fire, creating a make shift pack to carry provisions you find along the way, purifying water, etc.) You can barely turn two pages without learning another thing you'd need to know if you were caught away from your preps.

More importantly, for me anyway, this book changed how I'll approach business travel (which I have to do from time to time). When I book a hotel from now on, I'll make sure it is on my walking route home from wherever I'm working (rather than in the opposite direction - a mistake the protagonist makes in this book which puts him in the pickle he must find his way out of). When you read a book that changes the way you'll approach a particular prep, you know you've struck gold.

There are many preparedness books that are non-fiction, which contain a lot of detailed information, but I think the advantage of a fictional work, such as "Preppers Road March," is that if you are caught without your reference library, a lot of things here are more likely to stick with you because you remember what the characters did in particular situations. This is easier than trying to remember the instructions in a chapter of a non-fiction book.

Finally, the characters are entertaining. As the protagonist makes his way home, he encounters some very interesting people and situations along the way. It isn't complete doom and gloom - there is a sense of humor in many of the characters and many funny moments. This all makes the book a fun read - much more interesting than just reading a non-fiction work on "what to do if." This is a book with a lot of meat that will stick to your ribs.

"Preppers Road March" is the first book in the "Prepper Trilogy. " The second is BUG OUT! Preppers on the move!: Bug out to live and eat after EMP. and then The Light in The Lake (Prepper Trilogies 3). I am definitely reading the other two! I recommend ordering all three - You don't want to wait once you finish the first.
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