Friday, August 16, 2019

“Street Survival Skills” by Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre


It was nearly 10 PM when the Amazon guy finally showed up with the copies of my new book.
Until you actually see the book yourself, you worry about blank pages, terrible printing mistakes and similar disasters but no, if I may say so myself its a damn fine handsome book! ;-)

Folks, my 3rd book is finally out. It’s available in Amazon:

“Street Survival Skills: Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Modern Survival”

The proof copies where printed in Poland, the retail one was printed in Germany. Both have nice thick paper, classy mate finish cover. The cover looks gorgeous in the physical copy. I used a photo from an old military canvas satchel for the background to give it that “notebook” feeling.

The book is 99% practical skills, with a page with sketches and drawings for each point so as to explain it in greater detail. Yes, those are my drawings. No, I’m not much of an artist but I believe the sketches and drawings do explain what I’m trying to say and that’s the point. (inlcuded below)
Guys, I honestly believe it turned out quite well. It’s the book I’m the most proud of and the one my family liked the most. I believe it goes along well with my first one, explaining many of the techniques mentioned there in greater detail plus another decade of additional experience, tips and thoughts.


If you do buy it and you find that you do like it (you can always return it if you don’t ;-)  ) I would greatly appreciate if you left a review reflecting that in Amazon. Takes just a couple minutes and you wouldn’t believe how much it helps.

I’m pretty tired so I’m going to bed now. Happy but tired. I’ll do a video tomorrow showing how the book looks on the inside.

Take care, and if you buy it let me know what you think about it when you have the chance.

-Fernando

Index

Introduction…………………………………………9

Chapter 1: Survival Basics…………..…..……. 15
Survival Rule of Three……………..……………….16
Seven Circles of Preparedness……………..………..18
Mind and Body…………………..………....…….…20
Bugging Out……………………….………...……...22
Politics and Media…………………………..………24

Chapter 2: Awareness ……………….…....….. 27
Awareness………………………………..…………28
Controlling Emotions and Body Language……….…30
Assessing Surroundings and Resources……….….….32
Suspicious Behavior………………………....………34
Awareness when Indoors…………………....………36
Estimating Distances……………………..…………38
Crowd Estimation……………………………..……40

Chapter 3: Gear…………..………………....… 43
Everyday carry Gear………………………..….……44
Clothing………….…………………….…...….……50
Shemagh, Scarf and Tie………………………..……54
Home Survival Kit………………………………….56
Car Survival Kit…………………………...…….…..58
Firearms………………………………...……….….60

Chapter 4: Security ……………………….…...65
Home Security……………………………….……. 66
Avoiding Scams and Frauds…………….…….…...  70
Formation when Walking……………………..……72
Safety when traveling on Foot……….……………74
Stalkers and Creeps……………….……....……….76
Safety at the ATM………………...………………78

Chapter 5: Firearms and Self-Defense….…. 81
Firearms Safety....…………………....…….…..…. 82
Handgun Grip……………………………...….… 84
How to Hold a Gun……………………...….……86
Point Shooting……………………………………88
How to Draw a Gun………..……………….……90
Drawing from Concealment…….………..……….92
Extreme Close Quarters Shooting ….…….………96
Room Clearing……………………………………98
Moving and Shooting……………………….…..…100
Using Cover……..…………………………….…..102
Gunfight Dynamics……………………..….……..104
What to do after a Shooting………..……….…….108
Ballistics……………………………………….….110
Force Multipliers………………………………….112
Punches and Gunshots: Reality vs Fiction……..….114
Using a Handgun as an Impact Weapon…………..116
Firearms Training…………………………..……..118
Firearms Training Tips……………………………120

Chapter 6: Bare Hand and Knife Fighting…. 125
Bare hand Fighting………………………….…….126
Self-Defense with a Knife……………………...….132
Where to Strike………………………….………...136
How to Defend Against a Knife Attack………..….138
Handgun Disarm Technique………………...…….140

Chapter 7: Improvised Weapons and Armor……… 143
Improvised Body Armor…………....….…….……..…144
Improvised Weapons………………………..…….…..146
Belt as a Weapon……………………………….…..…148
Flashlight as a Weapon………………..…....……….....150
Umbrella as a Weapon…………....................…….……152
Chair as a Weapon…………………………….….…...154
Making a Leather Coin Pouch…………….….………..156

Chapter 8: Defensive Driving………………..…….. 159
Awareness in Vehicles……………………...………….160
Ram a Vehicular Roadblock………………..………….166
How to do a Bootleg Turn and Handbrake Turn ..……168
How to do a J Turn……………………...….…………170
PIT Maneuver…………….………………………...…172
Using a Car against an Armed Attacker…………..……174
Car Ambush……………………………………..…….176
Using a Car for Cover………………………...………..178

Chapter 9: Moving, Barricade and Gaining Entry… 181
Safety Roll……………………………………..………182
Step Vault………………………………..…………….184
Jump Landing………………………………………….186
Dropping……………………………………...……….188
Going Over a Wall………..……………………………190
Lock Picking……………………………………...……192
Door Breaching ……………………….……...………..194
Barricade a Door……………………………….....……198

Chapter 10: Food and Cooking………………..….. 203
Start a Fire…………………………………….………..204
Filtering and Purifying Water………………...…………206
Food Storage……………………….…….……….208
Recipes……………………………………....……210
Make a Can Stove…………………………...…….214
Thermos Cooking and Shopping Cart Grill……..…216

Chapter 11: First Aid and Sanitation……………… 219
First Aid and Home Remedies………………….…220
Fireman's Carry and Walk Assist ………….………226
Ranger Roll ……………………………...…….…..228
Homemade Hand Sanitizer………………..……….230
Washing Clothes……………………………..…….232
Drying Clothes………………………….…………234

Chapter 12: Improvisation and Practical skills…… 237
Power Outages…………………………………….238
Homemade Insecticide……………….……………240
Homemade Body Armor………………..…………242
Knife Sharpening…………………………………..244
Gun Cleaning………………………………………246
Gun & Ammo Modifications………………...……..248
Detecting Counterfeit Money……………...………..250
Detecting Counterfeit Silver Coins………………….252

Reality-Based Preparedness…………………………254

About the author……………………………………255

Bibliography……..……………………….…………256
References ………………………………………….257

5 comments:

Unknown said...

I ordered your book today. Your websites are great and I appreciate the realism. Most preparedness sites are Doomers that seem to look forward to a dystopian future. Anyone who knows what suffering and want truly involve would know better. Looking forward to reading your book.

Steve said...

Congratulations.

Unknown said...

Can't wait to receive your new book. Just what I need to read and enjoy watching your YouTube channel. Have learned much already and has helped me to be more aware and avoid bad choices and make right ones.

Unknown said...

I submitted a review. Well done.

MJX said...

Just got a copy in the mail today. Two thumbs up and packed with incredible how to practical information. Nice book format as a reference guide in case the web goes down or handy to loan to neighbors or friends in a pinch. No doubt they we want their own copy!
Keep up the good work.
All the best,
Will leave a review on Amazon too!