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Who has read the book "One Second After"? Raise your hands.

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A CME or Emp attack is exactly whats needed to fix the US.
The BBC does several series on farm life. One is from the 1600's, another late 1800's another WW2 era. All are excellent if you want to see the daily struggles of farm life back then.
 

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I've read it. Very well written, hard to put it down after the first couple of pages. The ending was very personal for me because of our youngest granddaughter. Can't say much else w/o giving it away. I think that it has a very plausible story line, myself. Treetop
 

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I’ve listened to it as an audio book while driving. Was pretty interesting. I believe the breakdown in society will actually be worse.

It’s a good reminder that gold won’t save your ass.

As I get older the Amish people make more and more sense.
 

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It was just ok. Written a little poorly. Far too many detailed references specific to the authors narrow field of knowledge.
I believe he was a wartime history student of sorts. The theme is good but a little to sophomoric
 

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One Second After started out great but went downhill fast for me when the author decided to introduce the cannibal mortorcycle gang into the storyline.
Can agree, but roving gangs could definitely be an issue depending on your location. No book is perfect. I thought the author did a good job as far as making you think about you current situation. What you might change.....
 

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One Second After started out great but went downhill fast for me when the author decided to introduce the cannibal mortorcycle gang into the storyline.
Cannibalism tends to be an historically common theme where humans are plentiful, but other sources of food are not readily available.

Maybe the bikes used biodiesel made from the fat of their rendered food?

Haven't read the book, but I have been prepping for many looonnnggg years.
 

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I've read it. Very well written, hard to put it down after the first couple of pages. The ending was very personal for me because of our youngest granddaughter. Can't say much else w/o giving it away. I think that it has a very plausible story line, myself. Treetop
Very sorry about your granddaughter, TT. That’s awful, my condolences.
 

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I read OSA, when it first came out. Great book, very plausible story and well told, with excellent, well drawn characters. Somewhat of a haunting tale. Scary.
 

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Very sorry about your granddaughter, TT. That’s awful, my condolences.
Thanks for your concern, S of G. She was diagnosed when she was 13 or 14, she's a tall, slim, beautiful, 16 year old, now. Her mom, our oldest daughter, is an RN and watches Elizabeth's diet and meds like a hawk! But, if an EMP or a solar event ever prevents her meds from being manufactured...
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Thanks for your concern, S of G. She was diagnosed when she was 13 or 14, she's a tall, slim, beautiful, 16 year old, now. Her mom, our oldest daughter, is an RN and watches Elizabeth's diet and meds like a hawk! But, if an EMP or a solar event ever prevents her meds from being manufactured...
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Oh, thank God. I assumed the worst when you mentioned her in context with the novel. The poor girl in the novel fared far worse. My apologies and I’m glad your granddaughter is alive and her mom is taking good care of her. But you’re right. If ever we had an EMP lights out situation, things would get very tough for anyone needing insulin or any other medication.
 

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I may have mentioned...HE doesn't use water again...the last judgement will be with fire...solar storm? Time will tell.
Yeah ... I thought a lot about that. If I am to be smited, I prefer drowning ...