No one expects a fire,
but it's smart to keep an extinguisher handy.
And a collapse of civil order is unlikely, but not impossible.
Bloomfield Press is pleased to add a nice line of books
on preparing for emergencies -- because a gun and ammo
is only part of the picture. These aren't fringe survivalist agendas,
these are practical guides for the average American citizen,
from surviving in style to, well, making gunpowder from scratch.
PLUS: True life stories of self-defense shootings!
TOP NATIONAL AUTHOR Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage
By Chris Bird, 408 p. #SAMK $22.95
One of the top writers in the field today challenges you to survive, armed or not, shows you how ordinary people fought back against mass murderers and won. Police arrive too late—it’s up to you—thrilling, detailed descriptions of what actually happened, guns used, shots fired, stuff “news” reports never include Bird has found and revealed, totally exciting and illuminating, police and civilian actions and bloody results. Remember: Gun-free zones aren’t.
Survival... from the masters:
NATIVE AMERICAN SURVIVAL SKILLS by W. Ben Hunt, 288 p., $14.95
Large format and in full color, this is a delightful guide to the techniques of people who lived in the wilds as a way of life, not just as a desperate response to emergency. The book combines the art and culture of America's natives with the practical real-world skills they developed for having a rich supply of food, clothing and shelter, protection from four-legged and two-legged enemies, and rituals from war bonnets to dinner ware and social totems.
Children will love it, hunters will learn a lot, and your survival skills will get a special boost. The beautiful color illustrations throughout make it a joy to read and spend time with. Some subjects: Basic tools, buckskin shirts, war clubs, moccasins, dog harnesses, knives, teepees, woven bags, bowls, sleds, adornments, bows and arrows of course, fish and frog spears, so much more.
SURVIVE IN STYLE
Dianna Barra, M.S., $8 bucks, save 9.95 CLOSEOUT SPECIAL!
Most of our customers probably own a few survival-type books, but do you really want to live under a tarp and bang rocks to make fire? Here at last is a practical, comprehensive guide to preparing for civil disorder -- from natural or man-made emergencies. It's custom designed for each member of your family and will help you not just survive, but survive in style.
Forget the Rambo-approach of rapelling gear and a gilley suit, here are clear instructions for plans and kits suited to home, school, office, vehicles, indoors and outdoors, with special coverage for infants, pets, the elderly, medical needs, and a disaster planner that brings it all together. Definitely takes it further than the average military survival guide.
A new take on survival -- from the left:
EMERGENCY A liberal's view of surviving almost anything NY Times best-selling author Neil Strauss, 418 p., $9.95
A survival guide from the left -- unlike any survival book you have seen. The author includes things you have never even considered. It turns out liberals fear a world collapse just like everyone, maybe more. Financial upheaval, interruption of food, water or power supply, superbugs, muslims, nukes, martial law, it's a long list -- and here is a very fresh perspective -- how to survive and thrive with a left-wing slant. You're not adequately prepared if you don't look through this window into another world. Includes living tax-free, turning a credit card into a knife, death cults, asset protection, evading snipers, bikes of the apocalypse (gotta love it!), escaped-felon secrets, much more.
IT'S A DISASTER—
and what are you going to do about it?
Bill & Janet Liebsch, 284 p., 9.95.
A Disaster Preparedness, Prevention and Basic First-Aid Manual
This is the book the Dept. of Homeland Security uses, available by special arrangement. Not like other manuals, this is organized by disaster type—flood, storm, hazmat, heat and cold, wildfire, disease, terrorism, radiation, chemical, cyber attack, evacuation, and more, covering each in great detail. Family and property planning, grab and go kits, prepare for shelter, food prep, sanitation, water purification. It includes a full first-aid section for multiple needs, public contact numbers, printed in attractive two-color format. Ask us about large quantities.
SURVIVAL Chris/Gretchen Janowsky. 196 pgs. $22.00
An all-in-one outdoor survival guide. Wilderness medicine, obtaining food and water, improvised tools and weapons, shelter, clothing, signaling -- how to handle the emergencies you face if you're stranded outdoors. Loaded with clear drawings, and guidance for everything from enduring an extended stay outdoors, to walking your way back to civilization. Authors are experienced Alaskan wilderness guides, their book could save your life.
Completely different skills and rules apply for urban survival during civil disorder. This top survival expert carefully examines tactics for city dwellers caught in chaotic circumstances, from survival nursing to caching and storage, trapping, preparing and preserving urban game, shelter, avoiding troops and hostiles, barter strategies, finding water, energy sources, even the politics of survivalism and the government's dim views about survivalists. With examples from cities in turmoil around the world.
DO-IT-YOURSELF GUNPOWDER COOKBOOK
Don McLean. 74 pgs. $17.00
An unusual little book with a brief history of gunpowder and how to do the messy start-from-scratch chemistry on your own. Three ingredients are all it takes to make fully functional gunpowder, but getting them at a time when ready-made powder is unavailable or in short supply takes know how. Charcoal is the easy part, but even people in the middle ages figured out how to produce quality saltpeter (potassium nitrate) and a supply of sulfur.
CITIZENS TERRORISM AWARENESS AND SURVIVAL MANUAL from the Community Anti-Terrorism Training Institute by Col. Mike Licata, USAF (Retired), 80p., $9.95
Featured in the New York Times, CNN, Inside Edition and more. Short and sweet, packed with pictures. Everyone says keep your eyes and ears open for terrorist threats -- but what should you be looking for? Includes escape and survival info too. Developed by military officers, law enforcement and psychologists, the "C.A.T. Eyes" program described here is used at the NY Stock Exchange, U.S. Capitol, U.S. Mint and more than 1,000 government agencies.
True stories of self defense:
The Right and Duty of Self Defense
Charl Van Wyk, $14.99
Charl Van Wyk was just an ordinary Christian man attending church until July 25, 1993, the day that would become known as the St. James Massacre. If it wasn't for the 5-shot snub-nose .38 special revolver he always carried, the terrorists who invaded his church that day might have massacred everyone inside. Instead, he sent them fleeing, and the one he wounded led to their capture.
To this day he regrets not carrying extra ammo, but he thanks God for the courage he found under fire. "Many people could not understand why I would carry a firearm into a church service... I would have felt undressed without it."
Read this truly inspirational first-person tale, a bold exploration of the right to self defense that will fill you with the sense that strength in the face of evil is the right and proper way to go.
THANK GOD I HAD A GUN
True Accounts of Self Defense
Chris Bird, $19.95
The nationally acclaimed author of The Concealed Handgun Manual has put together 14 bone-chilling tales of people who are alive today because they had a firearm, loaded and ready, when the moment of truth arrived. Their stories of bravery and successful tactics are lessons for the rest of us, and help dispel the "news" media nonsense that guns have no proper place in society.
From 80-year-old Clarence Cochran of Arkansas who took a belly shot before killing his attacker and wounding the accomplice, to Rory Vertigan who helped capture a Mexican drug dealer who had just killed a Phoenix police officer, you'll cheer for these brave men and women and their courageous efforts.
"There is much to be learned from Chris' painstaking, detailed research. I recommend this book highly." --Massad Ayoob
GUNS SAVE LIVES Robert A. Waters. 174 pgs. $15.95
Vivid, gripping stories of people who would be dead if they did not defend themselves with firearms. Dispels the idea that you can “reason” with would-be murderers. Heart-pounding, action-movie pacing, this page turner clearly justifies the right to keep and bear arms. The stories are emminently satisfying, as decent, innocent individuals vanquish criminals bent on evil.
AMERICA FIGHTS BACK
Armed Self Defense in a Violent Age
Gottlieb/Workman. 198 pgs. (Hardcover) CLOSEOUT Only $9, save $14!
An excellent book of this genre, written by leading figures in the struggle to preserve Second Amendment rights. Gottlieb is Exec. Dir. of the Second Amendment Foundation, and Workman is a noted author and columnist focused on the field of gun rights. Widely praised, this chilling book covers case after case of the crime deterrent the news media ignores—individual citizens who have taken action in their own defense with firearms.
Why you should think about preparedness:
Kenneth W. Royce, 246 pgs., $15 bucks, save $12 CLOSEOUT!
This book made my jaw drop. Its political premise and conclusion
is miles away from anything I had ever considered before,
yet it made so much sense it gave me chills. Why
is Congress out of control, the central government so large
and powerful, and the public so increasingly subservient
to the federal boot? Because, contrary to everything you
were taught, it was deliberately designed that way by Founding
Fathers. This book cuts straight against the grain yet
accurately describes the distasteful reality we find surrounding
us. Author Royce supports his unique hypothesis with
hard logic and facts, and explains why these things have
occurred, even though the Constitution supposedly says things
like, "Congress shall make no law..." Hologram
of Liberty is real brain food.
The Destruction of American Liberty
James Bovard, 408 pgs., $16.95
Just how bad is it? Here's a virtual catalog of the bottomless
pit of U.S. government abuse, incompetence, dishonesty and
outright oppression. Highly researched and documented, it
contains enough ammo to shoot down any feel good silliness
the other side uses to deny how bad our government has gotten.
A full section on guns, but also taxes, seizures, police,
petty dictators, subsidies, free speech and much more. The
only way many agencies can measure their "public service"
is by the number of citizens they harass, hinder, restrain
or jail. A highly readable analysis of the bloated system.
"GRANDPA JACK" SERIES
Aaron Zelman and others, 24 pgs. each, only $3.00
Get all seven, a $21 value, for only $15! It's a smokin'
deal and a great read!
AGE" GUN SAFETY MANUAL
Edited by Angel Shamaya and Rick DeStephens, 44 pgs,.
Produced for the 2001 Gun Safety Forum in Phoenix. Only
a limited supply of these gems are available. This book
includes all the great evidence and arguments that support
the individual freedom to keep and bear arms. Plus a fascinating
section of stories from people who used to carry all sorts
of guns to school for show and tell, practice at the school
range, hunting after class and more. A pure joy to read,
will give you plenty of talking points for dealing with
people when the subject of guns comes up.