Review: Alive After the Fall™ by Alexander Cain

Jesse Mathewson

Arizona since 86', lifetime prepper, camper - criminal justice advanced degrees, numerous certifications, 1+ million rounds (shooting for decades), prior contractor, instructor, current volunteer, disabled, honest, father of two husband of one - all budget and prepared. Jesse Mathewson reviews because regular people need someone in their corner as well!

13 Responses

  1. Docj says:

    Good review, Jesse. Definitely not my kind of book.

    • Ronald Beal says:

      The only “One” who knows the end is the Lord himself. Jesus even refused to give a date but gave evidence of the end. The authority of a prophet, one who gives prophecies, is the fact they are always correct. That is an indication the prophecy is actually from the Lord himself, the one who knows. I doubt very seriously the Lord will charge for the information! Write your own book, indicate it is your personal opinion. Think about this also: In the 1940-1950’s, most rural areas in the southeast had no electricity, no running water, no indoor toilets, no phone service, no batteries and no malls. No one converted to cannibalism to survive.

    • Jesse Mathewson says:

      Docj, Ronald Beal-

      Yes and agreed-

      Sorry was out of coms for a bit- went camping again!

  2. Leonard says:

    Thanks for writing this, Jesse! I don’t know anything about EMPs, just that they’re going to have SOME effect closer to ground zero than at points farther away. I DON’T read “prepper fiction” anymore. Too, any book about EMPs, if written by a credible author would be well over my head, anyway.

    I HAVE known periods of unemployment that spanned nearly 6 months. I DID resort to using rat traps to catch birds–mostly pigeons–to supplement my diet as I scrambled to keep the rent and utilities paid. I do take advantage of case-lot sales at grocery chain stores, and buy fresh meat in bulk from a local restaurant wholesaler that will sell to the public–my storage room and freezers are well stocked against unemployment disasters–the likeliest ones to affect my life…

    • Jesse Mathewson says:

      Leonard. Sounds like a similar situation in some respects, my doggo and I would go get rabbits behind the town I worked in when I was 20-22 it kept us fed and no one knew –

  3. Jack says:

    Jesse, great review on a subject few actually understand. When we lived out in the sticks in a log cabin, I believe we were better prepared for an event like this than at least 95% of the population. We grew almost everything we consumed with a few exceptions like coffee, bananas and tropical fruits that are a no-go in the great white north. We harvested our winter heating fuel onsite. Our collection of items like kerosene lamps and old tools kept us “prepared” by default without even trying. Add in the fact that we had two years worth of petroleum fuels to run the hobby farm in storage, we really felt ready for anything. For those who want in-depth actionable information, find Dr Aurthur Bradley on youtube. He did a series where he tests out various materials and methods of EMP protection. He cuts through the Bull Excrement with his instruments and shows how much protection you may expect from readily available materials. Yes, even here in the Philippines I do have some spare parts and electronics in shielded protection for that “just in case” event. What I will NOT do is go crazy over an EMP and worry myself into an early death.

    • Jesse Mathewson says:

      Jack, somewhat jealous of your amazing situation and definitely agree that going nuts over what cannot be helped helps no one!

  4. JP in MT says:

    We have done, and continue to do what we can to protect against grid power loss, regardless of the source. I prefer to be as independent as I can.

    • Jesse Mathewson says:

      JP. Same. Absolutely- I have backups of what I can afford specifically hard drives and DVD roms- in quasi faraday cages

  5. Old Country Boy says:

    Good review. Sounds like a Y2K yarn. There is always that 1% that would like to try an EMP strike but, yep, OK, awww. Would believe more of a Carrington Event before anything else. Am prepared for lights out old school style. Would like some sort of solar one day though.

    • Jesse Mathewson says:

      OCB – it is absolutely a scare book meant to drum up sales and profits while scaring you

  6. Greg M. says:

    Thanks Jesse. I had to study NBC warfare in my 20+ year military career and EMP was not one of the areas that was particularly concerning to the military. I’m not completely sure of the “lack” of concern causes, but often we were told that (like your assessment) modern electronics and equipment are not as susceptible to EMP as a lot of fear mongers would have you believe. Additionally, the farther from the source of the EMP blast, the less effect it would have to a proportional degree (the further away, the less effect, much further and it would be much much less). Good review and good science and study. Thank you again.

    • Jesse Mathewson says:

      Greg, thank you figured you would understand better than I, I honestly messed up the math a bit but I understand the basics of it to some extent