"Patriots"---A novel of survival in the coming collapse" by James Wesley Rawles
"America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.
As hordes of refugees and looters pour out of the cities, a small group of friends living in the Midwest desperately tries to make their way to a safe-haven ranch in northern Idaho. The journey require all their skill and training since communication, commerce, transportation and law enforcement have all disappeared. Once at the ranch, the group fends off vicious attacks from outsiders and then looks to join other groups that are trying to restore true Constitutional law to the country.
Patriots is a thrilling narrative depicting fictional characters using authentic survivalist techniques to endure the collapse of American civilization. Reading this compelling, fast-paced novel could one day mean the difference between life and death."
Tell me why you think that a "soft landing" or a smooth transition to the fabled "sustainable, conserver" society is a more likely scenario to the one just described above. Take a look at the food rioting in Port au Prince today and remember the lawlessness in New Orleans and imagine an entire continent without affordable oil. No oil, no economy, and no tax revenues to pay enough law enforcement officers who, in any case, would be overwhelmed by the chaos and mayhem.
And tell me what the prospects for survival of this fictional group of friends from the Midwest would be if, instead of going to a ranch in Idaho, they instead went to a ranch in south-eastern BC? Think about it. What does Idaho have that BC doesn't? One guess. The Second Amendment---the right to carry firearms. For decades Canadians have voted for politicians who imposed unilateral disarmament on law-abiding citizens. They will be like lambs to the slaughter. The meek shall not inherit the earth, but only irrigate it with their blood.