Emergency written by Neil Strauss was first published during the early part of year 2009. The book is full of compelling twists.
Emergency can be broken down into 5 main categories which were divided into 69 chapters
- The Orientation
- The 5 Steps
- The Escape
- The Survival
- The Rescue
Every part of the book speaks of Neil’s experience and his research on the survivalist subculture, to stocking, prepping, bush craft, shooting and rescue training. But what makes it different from other books on survival is his use of non-traditional approach to asset protection, dual citizenship, second passports and world travel.
Taking the content in real life situations, Emergency might really save your life. It can help you survive dog attack, use your credit card as a knife and killing a goat. These are just few of the survivalist topics that are described in the book. These scenarios simply teach you on how to be prepared or ready for anything – mindset of a typical financially-minded person who is concerned of his personal security.
Two notable subjects he tackled were how to overcome your paranoia and learn to face the future. Despite growing in a metropolitan community wherein he only learned a skill – that is to make good music criticism, he was able to accomplihs some survival skills like how to make his own water, how to escape from handcuffs and how to identify more than 700 tracks on the ground.
Aside from these achievements, he also learned how bring along and conceal weapons, ride a motorbike and was able to finish the Red Cross training. As he continues his journey in achieving preparedness he learned how to kill and cook his own goat and how to get a dual citizenship. As you go along the story, you will find out that it is mandated that U.S. citizens are required to pay U.S. taxes even if they have officially emigrated and moved overseas and acquired a new citizenship for up to the next 10 years.
Neil also discussed through the confession of a Czech national who moved to the U. S. because of the opportunities and not the freedom because USA lacks many freedoms. In fact, Neil also learned that America is just in the 53rd rank when it comes to freedom in world press and media. Another amazing discovery that he shared was the fact that Swiss banks no longer serve U.S citizens because the laws urge Swiss banks to report all the deposits made by American citizens to a U.S. intermediary group.
Overall, this book is a good find and worth reading. It is not about being afraid of the future but rather become proactive and bold to take on the initiative to conquer your fears and improve from it.