Alas Babylon

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jansman
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Alas Babylon

Post by jansman » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:02 pm

I have had this copy of Alas Babylon for years, and only just got around to reading it as m I had run out of reading matter. Well, what a story! Set in Florida in the late 50's a small community is affected by a nuclear strike on the USA.

Although dated it does realise the deprivation, injury and illness, and shortages that might occur after such a cataclysmic event. It has made me look at my own storage and the holes in it! Well worth a read.
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Robert Frost.

Hamradioop
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Re: Alas Babylon

Post by Hamradioop » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:43 am

Alas Babylon is a classic and a preppers bible along with Lights Out by David Crawford.
“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” ― Edward R. Murrow
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Haplo2481
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Re: Alas Babylon

Post by Haplo2481 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:37 pm

This is one of my favourite books. It highlights the mistakes people make with regaurds to stockpiling as well as being a fantastic read.
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