Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Devil at the Door : A Lights Out Saga Short Film Review

A few years ago I wrote about an awesome book called "Lights Out" by David Crawford, if you ask
me is the best prepping fiction book I have read until today.

Imagine my happiness when I found out that they planned to do a series of movies about the book
with the author directly involved in the project.

Well, today they published a short film called "Devil at the Door" just as a preview for the things to
come... And things to come are fucking depressing, see it for yourself.

Tactically this is a joke, both the attackers and the defense had no fucking clue what they were doing.

The defense should have used better defensive positions, being holed up in the ground and being
distributed in the area, not in a fucking line 30 cm apart from each other!!

It seems they don't know the difference between cover and concealment, wood pallets won't stop rifle
bullets, they won't stop even handgun bullets!

The attackers where playing around with their motorcycles while they where getting shot, and the
ones on foot didn't even use the trees as cover.

Fuck is so frustrating I have seen better tactics in Hollywood movies, people filming Lights out
supposedly are preppers they should know better...

The acting sucked so fucking bad I can't believe it and the FX are non existent.

Damn, I'm so disappointed...

Travis Fox the Executive Producer of the project replied to some comments similar to mine with this:

In the movies themselves, we'll dig trenches, fortify fighting positions, have interlocking fields of
fire, etc. The barricade here was meant to deny movement more than provide cover (although there
were sandbags and items like a backhoe bucket). This was a two day film shoot intended to share the
concepts of the story on a very limited budget. Your points are very valid, though.

Sorry for not explaining this trailer better.  This wasn't cherry picking scenes - this is a short film that
captures the concept of the movie series. The movies have NOT started filming yet. We have no
movie footage to use, and this footage will not be used in the movies. This was a two day film project
intended to get your attention. We couldn't dig trenches and do a lot of things we WILL do in the
actual movies here.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Going Home by A.American Review

Hey guys, I just finished reading "Going Home" by A.American and let me tell you I liked it a lot, so
much that I already bought the second part called "Surviving home".

Is about a guy called Morgan that gets stranded in his car miles and miles away from his home and
family when a big EMP happens.
The EMP stuff I think is overused because you can see it in all the prepping books, but its useful just
to set up a quick SHTF situation for the rest of the story to develop.
In "Going Home" not much details are given about what happens in regards to the EMP event.

So Morgan grabs his bag and starts his trip to join his family, later he will find some companions that
will help him in his travel.

A good thing is that Morgan's bag contents are real, you can look for the things he uses and they
really exist, and the author provides tips without detailing for pages and pages all the contents of the
bag like you can see in similar books.

The book is written in first person, something that in the beginning was kind of annoying, but you get
used to it.
Also I think the book gets you hooked as soon as the first companion appears and isn't just Morgan

It was a great read  :coffeeNews:

There is an interview to A.American at the survivalpodcast, check it at:

You can get the book from here:

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July 9th

On July 9th 1816 Argentina declares his independence from Spain and any other foreign nation
following the example set by the United States 40 years before and by France 27 years before.

Let's hope people across the world can continue positively influencing each other to fight for freedom.

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