Prepper Address Book

  • Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — October 20, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 20, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Today is the birthday of shootist Ed McGivern (born 1874, died December 12, 1957.) He was born in Nebraska, but was a long-time resident of Butte, Montana. His book Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting is fascinating reading. And it is the birthday of the late Tom Petty. (Born October 20, 1950, died October 2, 2017). He was a great singer-songwriter and a passable actor. October 20th is also the birthday of actor Viggo Mortensen (born 1958.) He lives somewhere in the American Redoubt. On his ranch is his horse-for-life “TJ”–one of the five paint horses used in the filming of … The post Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — October 20, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 20, 2021 at 7:01 am

    “Since the State necessarily lives by the compulsory confiscation of private capital, and since its expansion necessarily involves ever-greater incursions on private individuals and private enterprise, we must assert that the state is profoundly and inherently anti-capitalist.” – Murray Rothbard The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • October 20th – 2021 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 274
    by Sundance on October 20, 2021 at 4:20 am

    In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the JoeBama Administration and Presidency. “This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. The post October 20th – 2021 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 274 appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • October 20th – Open Thread
    by Sundance on October 20, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL. The post October 20th – Open Thread appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Media Strategy to Inflate Joe Biden Poll Numbers is “Lower Your Expectations”
    by Sundance on October 20, 2021 at 2:46 am

    As just about everything falls apart due to intended outcomes from Biden policy, it is increasingly obvious the water carriers for the regime are struggling to find new ways to defend the White House.  However, a recent approach seems to have gained traction and was noted by Tucker Carlson tonight. Instead of the media and The post Media Strategy to Inflate Joe Biden Poll Numbers is “Lower Your Expectations” appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • 9 In 10 Large Employers Concerned They Will Lose Employees Over Vaccine Mandate
    by Sundance on October 20, 2021 at 2:15 am

    In an unusual twist to the strength of the multinationals, many large corporations are worried they will lose critical employees to smaller organizations with less than 100 employees who do not have to enforce the national worker vaccine mandate. By itself the 100 worker rule, in combination with the exemptions being provided by the federal The post 9 In 10 Large Employers Concerned They Will Lose Employees Over Vaccine Mandate appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • San Francisco Shuts Down In-N-Out Burger For Refusing to Be Vaccine Police – Company Says “We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government”
    by Sundance on October 20, 2021 at 1:11 am

    The City of San Francisco and Mayor London Breed announced a vaccination mandate in August for any business offering indoor dining.  According to the order, all businesses are required to ask for proof of vaccination from customers.  San Francisco was the second city in the country, behind New York, in making such a regional mandate. The post San Francisco Shuts Down In-N-Out Burger For Refusing to Be Vaccine Police – Company Says “We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government” appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Biden’s Approval Plummets To 37 Percent In Abysmal New Quinnipiac Poll
    by Kylee Zempel on October 19, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    According to the poll, Biden's approval has dropped to 37 percent -- despite the fact that only 23 percent of respondents were Republicans.

  • Section 230 Forces Us To Confront Old Challenges In A Brave New World
    by The Federalist Staff on October 19, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    RealClear Media Fellow Kalev Leetaru joins Emily Jashinsky to discuss his paper 'Transparency Is the First Step Toward Addressing Social Media Censorship.'

  • Fans Are Surprisingly Supportive Of Kourtney Kardashian’s Engagement To Blink-182’s Travis Barker
    by Emily Jashinsky and Madeline Osburn on October 19, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker is easily one of 2021's top pop culture stories, right up there with Bennifer 2.0. Has anyone checked on Scott Disick?

  • These Lifelong Virginia Democrats Are Ditching McAuliffe For Youngkin Over Education Malfeasance
    by Jordan Davidson on October 19, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    'I voted for Biden in 2020 but I can't imagine voting for a Democrat in the future mainly because of education,' said one mother in Fairfax, Va.

  • FBI Raids DC Home of Oleg Deripaska, Chris Steele’s Former Employer and Central Player in Corrupt FBI Operation Against Donald Trump
    by Sundance on October 19, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    First things first.  I feel the need to apologize to Mr. Deripaska.  It is an unfortunate situation to see Oleg Deripaska receiving the Julian Assange treatment.  Yes, that is exactly what is happening today as the institutionally corrupt FBI and DOJ attempt to throw a bag over Deripaska, in order to cover up their previous The post FBI Raids DC Home of Oleg Deripaska, Chris Steele’s Former Employer and Central Player in Corrupt FBI Operation Against Donald Trump appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Corporate Media, Democrats Praise Rachel Levine, A Man, For ‘Historic’ Female Admiral Title
    by Jordan Davidson on October 19, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    The Washington Post touted Levine, a man, as the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps' 'first-ever female four-star admiral.'

  • Gay Media Trash Tucker For Criticism Of Buttigieg Taking Two Months Off In Middle Of Supply Chain Crisis, Infrastructure Negotiations
    by Tristan Justice on October 19, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    While it's not uncommon for same-sex couples to take time off after adoption to cultivate a growing family, fathers often take less time away from work.

  • OSHA Isn’t Tracking COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Because It Doesn’t Want To Undermine Biden’s Shot Campaign
    by Jordan Davidson on October 19, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    OSHA is not requiring companies to report any of their employees' potentially damaging side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • New Report Finds The Pandemic Exacerbated Inequality Of Social Capital
    by Emily Jashinsky on October 19, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    When it came to marriage, they found 18 percent of higher-income unmarried adults 'saw their desire for marriage spike' while 9 percent 'saw their desire for marriage decline.'

  • OSHA Demands Not To Know Things
    by Sundance on October 19, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Axiom: ‘In order to advance a communist ideological belief system, the rulers must *pretend* not to know things’. Individually, in groups, or in the systems they construct, that axiom has always been true. The Dept of Labor and OSHA standard on adverse Vaccine events: (LINK) “OSHA will not enforce 29 CFR 1904’s recording requirements to The post OSHA Demands Not To Know Things appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Police Powerless In Portland As Antifa Destroy $500K Worth Of Property In Latest Rampage
    by Tristan Justice on October 19, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Police were powerless in Portland last week as Antifa anarchists caused another $500,000 worth of damage in their latest rampage. 

  • Death Of Vaccinated Colin Powell Tripped Up MSNBC’s Pandemic Porn Peddlers
    by Eddie Scarry on October 19, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    It would be a shock if every single person watching MSNBC the day Gen. Colin Powell died doesn’t have a sore neck from whiplash.

  • New York City Just Canceled Thomas Jefferson
    by Jordan Davidson on October 19, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    NYC officials on the Public Design Commission unanimously voted on Monday to remove a longstanding statue of Thomas Jefferson from City Hall.

  • Lori Lightfoot Refuses To Pay Unvaxxed Chicago Police Officers During City’s Crime Crisis
    by Jordan Davidson on October 19, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is placing police officers who refuse to get the COVID-19 jab on unpaid leave during the Windy City's raging crime spree.

  • DeSantis Invites Shipping Companies To Florida Ports As Vessels Idle In California Backlogs
    by Elle Reynolds on October 19, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Amid global supply chain shortages, Florida ports are taking on extra vessels and offering incentives to companies to send goods through the Sunshine State.

  • Virginia Energy Giant Funds Fraudulent Attacks On Youngkin From The Right
    by Shawn Fleetwood on October 19, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Virginia's largest power company is funneling money to a Democrat-aligned PAC to attack GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin from the right.

  • When The Economy Goes Woke, Everyone Gets Dumber And Poorer
    by Rachel Bovard on October 19, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    In addition to making us scared, unemployed, humorless, and dumb, the tidal wave of wokeness is redefining our economy.

  • Democrats Pushing Transgenderism In Schools Are Fully Responsible For Bathroom Sexual Assaults
    by Terry Schilling on October 19, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Democrats and school administrators are tossing aside student safety to instead focus on normalizing their crazed gender ideology.

  • If White Evangelicals Sold Their Souls For Trump, What Does Playing Kamala Harris Ads In Black Churches Mean?
    by Kylee Zempel on October 19, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Anti-Trumpers freaked out when the former president posed with a Bible for a photo op, but when Kamala Harris beams into hundreds of churches with a campaign video, they have nothing to say.

  • New Yorkers Put Livelihoods On The Line To Protest Vaccine Coercion
    by Jordan Davidson on October 19, 2021 at 9:35 am

    'I can't go inside to a restaurant and I can't go to a bar and I can't go into a gym, and there's so many things that I can't do, which I'm glad to forego for the cause.'

  • What Kamala Harris Won’t Tell Black Churches Is Exactly What They Need To Hear
    by Curtis Hill on October 19, 2021 at 9:30 am

    As a black conservative and former state attorney general, I know exactly what the vice president will choose not to say to the congregations of these 300 churches, and they need to hear it.

  • Biden’s DOJ Ignores Washington Post-Prompted Death Threats Against School Board Member
    by Dan O'Donnell on October 19, 2021 at 9:25 am

    'All of you are going to be spoiled in severe ways. get ready. All of you. targeted,' wrote one emailer, who included each board member’s address.

  • Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — October 19, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 19, 2021 at 7:05 am

    October 19th marks the anniversary of Operation Gatling; the “Green Leader” cross-border raid in which Rhodesia attacked ZIPRA (Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army) in retaliation for ZIPRA shooting down a scheduled passenger flight, Air Rhodesia flight 825, during the Rhodesian Bush War. Rhodesia suffered only minor casualties in the raid. But they claimed to have killed 1,500 ZIPRA personnel as well as some Cuban instructors. Other sources claim that those killed were refugees camped near the border. Sadly, history does not seem to remember the two airliners shot down by Zimbabwe along with the innocent civilians killed on them, but emphasizes … The post Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — October 19, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 19, 2021 at 7:02 am

    Sorry, no Redoubt column this week, as I’m traveling out of state to attend a memorial service for my late mother, Barbara Marie Rawles. The post SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 19, 2021 at 7:01 am

    “Congress may carry on the most wicked and pernicious of schemes under the dark veil of secrecy. The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” – Patrick Henry The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • October 19th – 2021 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 273
    by Sundance on October 19, 2021 at 4:19 am

    In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the JoeBama Administration and Presidency. “This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. The post October 19th – 2021 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 273 appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • October 19th – Open Thread
    by Sundance on October 19, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL. The post October 19th – Open Thread appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Australian Premier Promises to Keep Unvaccinated People Locked Out of Economy into 2022, And Warns Vaccinated Citizens They Too Will Be Locked Down if They Attempt to Avoid Booster Shots
    by Sundance on October 19, 2021 at 3:52 am

    In the state of Victoria, Australia, Premier Daniel Andrews again affirmed his intent to keep all unvaccinated citizens isolated, marginalized and locked out of the economy deep into 2022.  Simultaneously, Andrews warns the vaccinated citizens that if they attempt to avoid any booster shots, as determined by the state, the vaccinated will join the unvaccinated The post Australian Premier Promises to Keep Unvaccinated People Locked Out of Economy into 2022, And Warns Vaccinated Citizens They Too Will Be Locked Down if They Attempt to Avoid Booster Shots appeared first on The Last Refuge.

  • Preparedness Notes for Monday — October 18, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 18, 2021 at 7:06 am

    October 18th, 1662 was the birthday of Matthew Henry (died 22 June 1714). He was a Presbyterian minister who lived primarily in Chester, England. Matthew Henry’s six-volume Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (commonly called Matthew Henry’s Commentary) (1708–1710) is a must for the bookshelf of any serious Bible scholar. — Today, another product review by our stalwart Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio. His 45-year career has spanned the globe. He has worked as a nuclear power plant security officer, police officer, police detective, small-town police chief, counter-terrorism consultant to the BSAP during Rhodesian Bush War, international security consultant, … The post Preparedness Notes for Monday — October 18, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Springfield Armory XDm Compact Elite OSP 9mm, by Pat Cascio
    by Pat Cascio on October 18, 2021 at 7:05 am

    I readily admit that I’m a huge fan of Springfield Armory firearms – all that they now produce. My very first Springfield pistol was a basic 1911 .45 ACP. When I first got it, the stupid thing wouldn’t even function with 230-gr FMJ ammo – very strange to say the least. I’m a trained 1911 armorer and I still enjoy working on 1911-series handguns. In no time at all, I had that early Springfield working well. I could have simply sent it back to the factory, but since I could work on these guns, I decided to fix the problem … The post Springfield Armory XDm Compact Elite OSP 9mm, by Pat Cascio appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Recipe of the Week: Chimichangas De La Bambi
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 18, 2021 at 7:04 am

    The following recipe for Chimichangas De La Bambi (Picante Venison Chimichangas) is from reader Michael S.: MixING Ingredients 1 pound of lean ground venison 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup Picante sauce 1/2 to 2/3 cup grated Cheddar cheese Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Frying Ingredients 1 package of Chinese egg roll wrappers. (I use Wing Hing brand.) Olive oil or Vegetable oil Directions In a medium to large fry pan, brown the venison with chopped onion, stirring the venison briskly to reach a small crumble texture. Drain. Add picante sauce. Add salt, and pepper (to taste). Simmer at … The post Recipe of the Week: Chimichangas De La Bambi appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Is The Small Business Sector Being Deliberately Targeted for Destruction?, by Brandon Smith
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on October 18, 2021 at 7:03 am

    I’m traveling to attend a memorial service, so in place of my usual Monday Economics & Investing column, I’m posting the following article that was written by Brandon Smith of the great Alt-Market.us web site and originally published at Birch Gold Group. It is re-posted with permission. — The past 18 months have not been kind to small businesses. If you were unfortunate enough to live in a blue state during the onset of the covid lockdowns and you own a brick-and-mortar business then you have probably spent a large part of that 18 months closed, or struggling to stay … The post Is The Small Business Sector Being Deliberately Targeted for Destruction?, by Brandon Smith appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 18, 2021 at 7:01 am

    “To say that God is sovereign is to declare that He is the Almighty, the Possessor of all power in heaven and earth, so that none can defeat His counsels, thwart His purpose, or resist His will (Ps. 115:3). To say that God is sovereign is to declare that He is “The Governor among the nations” (Ps. 22:28), setting up kingdoms, overthrowing empires, and determining the course of dynasties as pleaseth Him best. To say that God is sovereign is to declare that He is the “Only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords” (1 Tim. 6:15). Such … The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Preparedness Notes for Sunday — October 17, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 17, 2021 at 7:04 am

    On this day in 1835, Texans approve a resolution to create the Texas Rangers– a corps of armed and mounted lawmen designed to “range and guard the frontier between the Brazos and Trinity Rivers”. After winning their revolutionary war with Mexico the following year, Texans decided to keep the Rangers, both to defend against Indian and Mexican raiders and to serve as the principal law enforcement authority along the sparsely populated Texan frontier. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 97 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The … The post Preparedness Notes for Sunday — October 17, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Backup Power Generation Considerations, by Tractorguy
    by SurvivalBlog Contributor on October 17, 2021 at 7:03 am

    Emergency backup power is a key consideration in prepping for emergency situations and disasters. This is not meant to be a exhaustive discussion of different types of generators and backup power systems, but rather a discussion about critical items in an emergency situation. Backup power is a two-edged sword. Many people think they are ready for a power outage because they own a generator, with no consideration given to proper connection, maintenance, fuel availability, or operation. I have been maintaining generators and backup power systems for more than forty years as a broadcast engineer and engineering consultant, and I can … The post Backup Power Generation Considerations, by Tractorguy appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • JWR’s Meme Of The Week:
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 17, 2021 at 7:02 am

    The latest meme created by JWR: Meme Text: I Heard That We’ll Now Have A “Indigenous People’s Day” Celebration Every Year My Suggestion: Make it More Inclusive to be: “Indignant, Indigent, and Indigenous People’s Day” The post JWR’s Meme Of The Week: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 17, 2021 at 7:01 am

    “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when … The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • Preparedness Notes for Saturday — October 16, 2021
    by James Wesley Rawles on October 16, 2021 at 7:04 am

    On October 16th, 1859 was the second day of abolitionist John Brown’s raid against the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), in an attempt to start an armed slave revolt and destroy the institution of slavery. Although the raid failed, it inflamed sectional tensions and raised the stakes for the 1860 presidential election. Brown’s raid helped make any further accommodation between North and South nearly impossible and thus became an important impetus of the Civil War. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 97 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for … The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday — October 16, 2021 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

  • CPI Comes In Hotter Than Expected On Hotel, Airline Fares; Used Car Prices Drop
    on December 10, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Prices are continuing their modest recovery even though the shelter index posted its smallest annual increase since December 2011.(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • Watch Live: FDA Panel Votes On Authorization Of Pfizer COVID Vaccine For Emergency Use
    on December 10, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Here we go...(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • Rabobank: It's Orwell, Not Ends Well
    on December 10, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” So said Orwell in 1984. Nowadays one could add or conflate it with “Imagine a boot kicking a can—for ever.”(Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • Initial Jobless Claims Jump Most Since March As Lockdowns Strike
    on December 10, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    As lockdowns began to spread virally across America, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits has surged higher... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • AirAsia CEO: Asian Nations "Won't Let Anyone In Without A Vaccination"
    on December 10, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Yet another airline boss admits vaccination will be compulsory to fly... (Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • By: lastmanstanding
    by lastmanstanding on April 18, 2018 at 3:14 am

    The most painful part of TRP Vol. 1 was waiting the 2 months that it took FO to ship it...with absolutely no correspondence to occasional polite emails as to "what the fuck is going on".Forging the Hero was ordered here and showed up less than a week later.Preparedness and self-sufficiency are a way of life for us.Frankly, your personal "fucking" footnotes alone are worth the price of each book.

  • By: Jim Scrummy
    by Jim Scrummy on April 16, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Interesting take. Of course my take, is that when I purchased two of JM's books, it was money well spent, because I go back and re-read certain passages from time to time. I like supporting people who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. Still need to buy Vol. 1, to complete the set, which will be money well spent, again.

  • By: Big Mike
    by Big Mike on April 10, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I agree with your response John. The books you have written are not available anywhere. As I read your books and worked thru the thought processes with your book Forging The Hero, I had to really make my brain work hard to comprehend and apply the principles to my life. I could understand and "feel the pain" of your efforts. I was hesitant to spend the money you requested for each book, but now I would pay $100 bucks for one because of the content.

  • By: Diz
    by Diz on April 10, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Well yeah two good points. First is the material from Mosby is worth it; there are lot of Abn/Ranger/Green Berets (this is how we start our day) out there teaching tactical shit; Mosby goes beyond that with a lot of practical advice for self-sufficient living. Second, I would rather subsidize his group than some outfit I have no clue about. That probably donates to the LGBTQ minority handicapped socialist workers party.Honestly this is nick-picking the fly shit. The only real criticism is he isn't mass-marketed, cheap, and readily available. So if that keeps you from getting his info, you're a dumbass. But not my problem.

  • By: jukk0u
    by jukk0u on April 10, 2018 at 12:59 am

    In reply to <a href="https://mountainguerrilla.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/hes-not-wrong-my-very-first-negative-review/#comment-25177">TheSpartanMonkey</a>.Agreed. And this is one and the same reason to buy domestic product and not Chinese (or whatever labor exploitive extra-national interest's merchandise - and especially from one determined to bring and end to our existence.Save a nickel now, Pay with your life and livelihood later.

  • By: TheSpartanMonkey
    by TheSpartanMonkey on April 10, 2018 at 12:45 am

    I wouldn't even call that a negative review. It's like someone who buys a book on nuclear engineering, then complains that it's too deep for his model submarine building fetish. And he got the book for free, so he never had to make the value judgement and plunk down his own cold, hard cash. Being a hobbiest, I'm guessing he never would've bought it. IMO, the negative review you're looking for will come from a True Believer.With regard to the price: much too much is expected for nothing these days. Everyone wants, even demands, free content. I paid the big jing for your books because of the content, but more so because I thought it rewarded you for past work (blog and book) and would help support your future efforts. It's the same reason I willingly pay more for something to a local vendor vs ordering off the internet. We've got to get beyond price shopping and realize that we're not just buying a thing, we're choosing to support a person.

  • By: jukk0u
    by jukk0u on April 9, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Yup. Criticism is essential to improvement. Good reviews are nice, and one must recognize peoples' need to offer praise (I think it is kind of a reflexive affirmation of the validity and importance of their own experiences and opinions), but empty praise is worthless. "Thank you, I appreciate your need to nurture and acknowledge the importance of your feelers, but...what could I have done better?"Good praise: "I like that you offered x,y and z. How you explained such and so with depth. "but should be coupled with effective criticism e.g.:"your exploration of exhibit 1 would have been more effective with some background on its development as well as the current state..." or "more charts and illustrations would have helped"...FWIW: I offered some criticism of your first tome to the effect that editing the fracking sentence fragments, misspellings and misused words would go a long way to bolstering your credibility as both a writer and an expert on the subject. Whether you consciously took that advice or have merely grown in your word-craft, you have improved.As soon as my second mortgage goes through and I can by the next volume 🙂 I have no further input to offer.

  • By: Diz
    by Diz on April 9, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Ha, that is somewhat funny even though it may not be meant so. Typical millennial mindset of intellectual superiority. I put it in my hobby category, so it's not worth it. I have spoken.Well, even though this tool may have his own estimate of the situation, that does not mean everyone else must agree with it. You can do damn near anything you want, but if someone has a different estimate, then these books may damn well be worth every penny.I for one, totally disagree with his assessment. Therefore the books are indispensable to me. I have put it in my get ready for the shit category, so they are totally worth it. Do as you see fit.But he has no real criticism of the material, just the cost of a privately published book. Typical entitlement mentality. All things should be available to me-cheap.This hardly qualifies as any real criticism, IMHO. Just some snarky comments on the cost of the material.It's really hard to find fault with what Mosby is laying down. Only that his standards are really high, but then if that's what the reality is, then that's just shooting the messenger.I may think he's a total dick for pointing out all my weaknesses, but then that's on me to get un-fucked.So doctrinally, I can't really find fault. But can understand people getting butt-hurt by the presentation. Most people aren't used to this kind of thing.Would I leave feedback to say tone it down? No, not really. I think it's for most folks to harden the fuck up on the other side of that equation.