I read Creekmore’s survival blog every so often – some good stuff. His book was released some time ago and for whatever I just didn’t buy it. Recently the price had dropped on Amazon and when placing an order I decided to go ahead and pick it up. It arrived a couple weeks ago – I read it – and here is what I think.
It was great.
OK – reviews over. No – not quite yet.
Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat is not a long book at 88 pages. As the title so aptly gives away this short but content-filled book covers Creekmore’s experience and recommendations in putting together a “dirt-cheap survival retreat”. Although I am not in any position to relocate nor buy a piece of land and set up shop – I found this book very educational. I do have plans in the future and advice and instructions Creekmore puts forth are great. M.D. writes to the point and just tells it like it is.
Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat describes the process of buying cheap land, an inexpensive trailer which to live in, set up a simple power generation system, security, food and water, as well as waste disposal. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on power-generation and security. What is described is not overly complex nor expensive. In particular the section on solar is probably the best laid out explanation I have ever seen as to how a simple system is put together. Unlike many other books I have read – security is not the typical “defend yourself against hordes of zombies” and be armed to the teeth.
I believe the methods described in Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat could truly be followed by anyone.
Excellent and worth the money. Highly recommended.