Today I’m reviewing another book for the A to Z Challenge Book Review Tour – A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico by CE Flores This book is different than most books I read. This is a fairly fast read, with 26 different chapters each describing a type of disaster and how to survive. The main idea of the book is that the rural Mexican community of La Yacata is the best place to survive any disaster, so all the chapters conclude with reasons why La Yacata fits the need.
The disasters outlined range from the common – blizzard, drought, hailstorm, wildfire – to the absurd. I highly doubt we are in danger of a zombie apocolypse or a UFO invasion. Political upheaval is responsible for a few of the chapters so some of these are plausible, too.
The book contains many good ideas for emergency preparedness, something that many families lack. Some are common sense, some are things most people don’t think of until it is too late. Many of the chapters also have brief history lessons that were interesting.
While I normally would not have read this type of book since I am not even remotely a “prepper,” I did learn of some things our family can implement to be better prepared for emergencies that could happen in our area. And while it is not feasible for everyone to travel to La Yacata to survive an apocalyptic scenario (especially since a larger population would destroy most of the reasons why it is a good place to survive a disaster), the book does give insight as to what types of environments are potentially safer than others if someone was worried about that sort of thing.
Author Name: C.E. Flores
Year the book was published: 2018
Age category: Adult
Book’s genre: Non-Fiction
Book’s title: A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico
Brief description of the book:
The A to Z reasons why La Yacata is the Best Place to be in Any Disaster discusses common natural and man-made crisis situations found in Mexico. Not only will you read about which disasters you may encounter while in Mexico but you will learn strategies to both prepare and survive these SHTF incidents. Armed with this information you will be better able to determine if Mexico is your ultimate bug-out destination when things go bad in the U.S.
Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was “given life”?
Seemed like a fun thing to do!
Why did you start blogging?
To share my adventures since moving to Mexico.
Any other books coming out soon?
Yes, there are several in the works.
What other books do you have available?
Brief tip on writing:
Do something interesting to write something interesting.
Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?
Mexico is a hard country to live in. These are common disasters that a little preparation might be in order.
How is this book different from others in your genre?
Thank you for asking! While it shares some similarities with other Prepping books, my book is focused on common disasters or events that could happen in Mexico, which aren’t covered in your typical Prepper book. Additionally, since our family lives in Mexico, the book includes information about how we personally have prepared (or not) for each disaster along with general survival tips.
What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?
I have several books in the Surviving Mexico series to complete this year.
As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?
interest in the topic, relevancy to my life
What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?
What is the one most basic survival tip you have for living in Mexico?
Connect with CE Flores
Twitter handle: @SurvivorinMx