The Modern Survival Retreat

Product Description
Modern retreaters have a new enemy to fear – our own government. In this companion to the classic book The Survival Retreat, Ragnar answers such vital questions as how to identify exactly who threatens your freedom, when to occupy your retreat and how to fight the government when it goes hard-core against you…. More >>

The Modern Survival Retreat

5 Comments on "The Modern Survival Retreat"

  1. Again, just another okay book. Most of the information can be gotten for free if you were to just join one of the many like-minded yahoo groups. The information would be more up to date and you would have the direct interaction of people trying to accomplish the same goals. In the books defense though, when it was written, yahoo groups wasn’t even a concept.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  2. Moderately useful. The greatest danger in this book is considered to be repressive government. The actual construction and stocking of a retreat is given short shrift. The chapter on finding fellow retreaters is worthless. Also not as readable or entertaining as many of Benson’s books I’ve read.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Ragnar Benson is a prolific writer. A complete collection of his survival works would nearly fill a bookshelf. If you haven’t read any of his books, this would be a good place to start. Whether you are thinking of a place to serve as a “bug out” destination, or are contemplating a move to a rural setting, this is a handy guide. Benson takes you through the various aspects of choosing a retreat, and discusses the nuances of a survival retreat that people may overlook in the furor of finding land and making the decisions surrounding the purchase of the property. Well worth reading before you “jump.”
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Horrible editing, as is the standard for books published by Paladin Press. However, the book contains loads of great information, both reasoned and anecdotal, just like most Paladin Press books. Ragnar Benson does well in correcting the flaws of this books predecessor.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. This popped up as a book that Amazon thought I’d be interested in. I’ve been fooled by those reccommendations before, so I got it at the local library first. It was a big letdown.

    As other reviewers have written, there were no concrete techniques; no take-away’s from this book. There was a paragraph or so on “disappearing”, but it primarily served as a teaser for another Paladin Press Book on hiding your idenity. There was nothing on the design, selection or provisioning of the survival retreat (since “that information was covered in other books”).

    I read it in a couple of hours; many pages are little more than full page, stock-image photos. I could have read it in even less time had I decided to skip over the screed about black helicopters, Waco, etc.

    The title has potential to be a good book, but this fails in the execution.
    Rating: 1 / 5

Comments are closed.