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Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse (Reflections on Chapter 7)

Book:
James Wesley Rawles
Version:
Kindle Edition
Price:
7.40

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5 Stars
On May 1, 2012
Last modified:May 2, 2012

Summary:

Chapter 7 starts out feeling like a crazy tangent, but then everything starts to make sense as you read the chapter, and you discover that these brothers end up facing the same disaster that the original retreat group was facing.

I have been reading Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse, by James Wesley Rawles first published in May of 2009. I picked this book up for about $7 and am reading it on the kindle cloud reader and through the kindle android app on my cell phone.

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Below are my reflections on Chapter Seven of this book.

[warning]Possible Spoilers[/warning]

Chapter Seven still felt like an awkward tangent like chapter 6, but the chapter 6 did provided an important background to the two new characters that are being introduced in the story.

Chapter 7 goes over how these two brothers developed new identities, and even secondary new identities, it was pretty interesting.

  • Like to retreat group had mentioned one of the biggest issues with storing fuel is that the fuel will degrade over time, gasoline will degrade because the butane evaporates out of the fuel. When the brothers were building up their fuel storage they chose to purchase their gasoline for storage in the winter months, as the gasoline in the winter months has more butane added to it to aid in starting vehicles in the cold months, this also means that the fuel will have a longer shelf life than the normal summer mixture of gasoline.
  • This chapter also goes over how the brothers created ghillie suits, and treated these suits with flamecheck to make the suits more flame retardant.
The chapter starts to tie in with the original story-line as they brothers begin to bug out to the west coast. The brothers decided to bug out for the same reasons that the other people had decided to bug out, because of the rising inflation, and increasing civil unrest.
The chapter ends with the brothers joining up with their family, at their retreat location which is a cabin in the woods. And then the ominous words at the end of the chapter “That winter they ate the dogs.”

I will keep reading, I will let you all know what I think of Chapter 8 of the book soon. Feel free to post your own reflections in the comment area below this blog post on Chapter 7 of the Patriots book.

Chapter 7 starts out feeling like a crazy tangent, but then everything starts to make sense as you read the chapter, and you discover that these brothers end up facing the same disaster that the original retreat group was facing.

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