“The Modern Survival Manual” Discount price and New Book on the Way!” by Fernando Aguirre, blog post:http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SurvivingInArgentina/~3/h71kx62uqZE/the-modern-survival-manual-discount.html
Below is just one of 204-reviews at Amazon, his 2009 book has an average 5-star rating. Author is Fernando Aguirre who lived through the 2001 economic collapse in Argentina, & who also has a blogger blog, Surviving in Argentina, which I have in my RSS app. If you want to know, in a practical sense, what everyday life is like during & after an economic collapse, what to expect, & how to prepare mentally (toughen up, don’t be a blind sissy sheeple) & practically, even if you live in an apartment, Fernando is the person to read (blog or book).
A Realistic Survival Guide
By TimG….. – February 20, 2013Amazon Verified Purchase
Finally, someone has written a realistic survival guide for economic hard times. Unlike most survival guides (at least the ones I’ve seen) that give lots of wilderness survival tips & bushcraft ideas, and indulge in off-the-grid mountain retreat fantasies, this one gives practical, realistic advice for surviving an economic crisis while living in civilization, not hiding from it.
Based on his experiences having lived through the collapse of Argentina’s economy  and the socialist dictatorship that has since emerged, Fernando Aguirre doesn’t rely on theories of what might happen, but gives lots of concrete examples of what actually happened during and after an economic collapse.
Because of the high crimes rates during and post-collapse, Aguirre gives over a good portion of his book to home security, situational awareness, and self-defense. There is even a section on defensive (and offensive) driving to avoid car jackings, roadblocks, and other dangers of the road.
He also talks about finacial problems such as Argentina’s experinces with a shut-down of the banks and electronic financial transactions (think no ATMs or credit card/debit transactions), and the government imposed “corralito” in which the government froze and took over the people’s bank accounts for about a year, only allowing very limited withdrawals. He also talks about the reality and dangers of bartering (smashing to pieces many survivalist theories of a new barter economy emerging and replacing fiat money), explains why cash is king even during an economic collapse, teaches the art of haggling, and raises interesting points on the importance of gold and silver (and how to use them).
He discusses many other issues, too – from EDC gear, bug-out bags and food & water storage, to dogs, real estate & jobs.
One key theme that runs throughout the book is the need to have the right mental attitude and toughness to survive.
What I like most about the book is that Aguirre backs up everything he says with examples from his own experiences and the experiences of others in Argentina that have lived through an economic collapse. This makes to book firmly entrenched in reality rather than theory, and makes it stand out as the best survival/prepping book I’ve ever read.