Review of ‘Contact!’ by Mountain Guerrilla
Thanks to John Mosby of the Mountain Guerrilla Blog for taking the time to do a thorough review of ‘Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival.’
Read the review on his blog HERE
LOL to Mosby for pointing out how I failed to use the word MNEMONIC aid, using instead ‘PNUEMONIC’. How I felt like a fool when that was pointed out to me before! I have changed that with the new edit.
There was a good point of constructive criticism in the review that I have taken on board: It’s interesting that when I basically re-wrote and re-worked ‘Contact’ to turn it into the other book ‘Rapid Fire’, I added a certain amount more of personal anecdotes. I even added a little section on it. Mainly because Rapid Fire was designed mainly for those working in high threat and combat environments so that stuff was right up there as relevant.
I stayed away from that with Contact because I did not want it to appear that I was simply regurgitating ‘stuff that I did over there’. I wanted Contact to be designed for prepper scenarios in CONUS collapse type scenarios, and not dismissed a simply a soldier telling people to do what he ‘did over there’ when he had ‘all that backup’ etc.
It is also true that the tactics that I write, extracted in the main from the overarching doctrine and my training, are also formed by my personal experience of ‘how I actually did them’ even when I do not state the specific anecdote. That is an aspect that I will take on board and have to look at for a potential third reworking, perhaps as an official ‘second edition’ at some point in the future.