Books John’s Written

A Matter of Control – A Novel

AMatterOfControlThis is John’s Second novel and is much larger than the first, 336 pages.  It includes government corruption, domestic terrorism, self reliance, and even some wilderness survival.

This is the description from the back cover: A political thriller that seems to have been born from the headlines of today. The controlling power behind the government is frustrated by Americans, who believe they should be able to be self-reliant, and not dependent on government and big business. They believe the government needs to label them domestic terrorists and stop their efforts. After all, it is A Matter of Control!

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Wake-Up Call – A Novel

Cover_WakeUpCallThis is John’s first attempt at a novel.  This is what it is about: Todd Hamilton is jolted awake by an earthquake and things quickly go from bad to worse. Todd, and his wife Melissa, have done well in life until the earthquake rattles their world. Follow them for a day as they try to cope with being unprepared for an emergency situation, where money means nothing, and a radiation leak from a local nuclear power plant only adds to their problems. They quickly realize that their lack of preparedness was a big mistake.

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Bug-Out – Reality Vs. Hype

BugOutCoverNot all situations will require that you leave the safety of your home, which would automatically make you a refugee. Bug-Out – Reality Vs. Hype is a thought provoking look at the topic of bugging-out! Is it the best choice for you, and if so, when is the best time? This book reveals the reality of trying to get home when an emergency situation arises, making the decision whether to bug-in, or bug out, and examines various options when a situation may require you to evacuate from your home. It provides the basics for decision making and what you will need based on the decision you make. It is a realistic look at a topic that is often filled with hype. With a Forward by Jim Cobb.

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The Layers Of Life
Thoughts on Nature, Living, and Self-Reliance

TheLayersOfLifeThis book is a collection of essays, accompanied by photographs, both of which the author utilizes to illustrate his observations about nature, living, and self-reliance. He describes his views and thoughts in a manner that is not only introspective and thought provoking, but often uses his words to paint a descriptive picture of his reflections, views, and feelings. The essays are light reading and provide you with a glimpse of the author’s insightful perspective on the subject matter. This is a delightful little book for those times when you just want to escape the realities of everyday life.

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Practical Self-Reliance
Reducing Your Dependency On Others

Cover2.KDWithBorderFBWhether you live in the city, suburbs, or country, you can practice self-reliant methods of living. This book is an in depth look at practical ways you can reduce your dependency on others, and work towards a life of self-reliance. It includes sections on obtaining, preserving, storing, and preparing food, recycling and repurposing, skills and tools of the trade for self-reliance, getting out of debt, the importance of water, lighting and alternative power, sanitation and hygiene, staying warm and cool, transportation options, and more. For anyone who wants to work towards being self-reliant, this book offers many helpful suggestions and ideas. The Kindle edition has over 300 pages and 250 full color photos and diagrams.  In the Print edition, the photos are black and white.

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Build the Perfect Survival Kit – 2nd Edition

BuildThePerfectSurvivalKitCoverJohn D. McCann, is the author of the first book ever written exclusively on building survival kits. Build the Perfect Survival Kit  was originally published by Krause Publication (now KP Books), April, 2005. It was so successful that the publisher asked that he do a 2nd, Expanded and Revised Edition. Well here it is; Revised and Expanded, with a new Forward by Christopher Nyerges. With major additions to the components section and new chapters on Cookware & Stoves, Modifying Your Gear, Everyday Carry & Get-Home Bags, and Evacuation Kits & Bug-Out Bags. The 2nd Edition is 30% larger than the original.

An emergency can arise at anytime. Now everyone from the average commuter to the risk-taking sportsman can benefit from a survival kit. Each kit is described with a list of components, a picture of the finished product, and a discussion of each component and its value.

The book advocates careful planning and building a personalized kit specifically tailored to each outing or possible emergency. Readers will learn about the nine component categories: Fire & Light, Signaling, Navigation, Water & Food, Shelter & Protection, Knives & Tools, Multi-purpose Items, and Miscellaneous Items.

Armed with the kit-building techniques found in this book, You Will Be Prepared To Survive!

Softcover, 256 Pages with over 375 photos.

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Stay Alive!Survival Skills You Need

StayAliveCoverHaving a survival kit is not enough – You must know what to do with it! An emergency can arise at anytime, and everyone from the average commuter to the risk-taking sportsman can benefit from knowing basic survival skills. Armed with the techniques in Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need, you will be prepared to survive.

Building on the essentials presented in his first book, Build the Perfect Survival Kit, author John D. McCann details the survival mentality required to survive common emergencies, then goes on to explain the component skill categories that you must execute to stay alive, including: Survival Kits · Shelter – Navigating your way back to safety – Knives & Tools – Water Collection & Purification – Food – Fire & Light – Signaling for help – First Aid.

With more than 250 pages, 300 full-color photos, and a Foreword by Dave Canterbury, Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need provides clear, detailed solutions for surviving emergencies during adventure, sport and travel.

As you can see, this book is full of real information that will help you learn the basics for surviving an emergency situation, should one occur while out on an adventure. Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need is a comprehensive tutorial for learning basic survival skills so you can be prepared to survive!

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