As a lark, I wrote a book, “The Prepper.” I never intended it to be serious, just fun. There are about a dozen or so people who have read most of my books and they give me feedback. Every one of them has told me that “The Prepper” is my best book. Apparently, they are not the only ones with that opinion. It outsells all my other books combined.
I would not have brought it up but it does seem to be relevant to our current events. Of all the things that dooms day preppers prepare for, the one that I always thought of as least needed was the idea of preparing for an epidemic. Now look. It would appear that I must reconsider.
Note: While we out here fight to avoid the virus, there are possibly doomsday preppers who have retreated down into their bunkers completely safe from the little things. I did a little research on the things. They are about 1 millionth of one meter, too small to be seen with any standard microscope.
It would seem I should have done some preparing. I am now down 4 rolls of TP and every time I walk into a store, the shelves are empty. I haven’t been able to find any rubbing alcohol for at least a month. I can’t even find the little pads I need as a diabetic.
I noticed the other day that I was running low on 409 spray cleaner and decided to get some more. Not going to happen. None of that around or anything like it. Oddly, there is plenty beer. Can’t quite figure that. Is it so important that they want to make sure we have plenty or is that they don’t want to lose the chance to sell the high profit proeduct. I did notice that the PX’s in Vietnam never ran out of beer but there were times that there were shortages soft drinks. (Just an observation)
Needless to say, I have a whole new concept in priorities. Once this is all over, if I survive, I will become something of a prepper. I will make sure I always have at least 200 rolls of TP and at least a dozen bottles of rubbing alcohol. Oh, yes. I will go out and buy more of the alcohol pads any time I have less than six boxes. It might seem a bit extreme and I used to think so too… a couple of months ago.
Now, I wonder if it will be enough. It’s not that expensive, but it does cause problems when we run out.
By the way, I would appreciate if you buy my book and I think you will have fun reading it. Conceivably you might be able to find it by just entering “The Prepper” on the search line. I don’t know. It worked for me but it might not work for anyone else.
If the above doesn’t work, you can go to my author’s page or do a search on me, Ben Rhodes on Amazon’s web site. As always, I always appreciate comments or questions. Just please keep them short and G rated. My E-mail is Kaay@att.net.
One more kind of side note. My first book is, more or less, about a ring. After reading it, I realized something. It’s better to write people. Hence “The Prepper” is about people and specifically a prepper named Will. It is not about prepping. Apparently, this disappointed one person who read it. Sorry. I guess I should have made it clearer.
So, other than “The Secret of the Ring,” all my books are about people, not things.