This week Lisa and I had the pleasure of welcoming back Sara to the podcast. Sara was on a little while back talking about her book Day After Disaster and this time she was here to talk about her new book Without Land as well as a few other subjects including leadership skills.
We also talked about gun control laws in the tinfoil hat time segment of the show and you can watch that video below…
SPP127 Interview With Sara Hathaway Author of Without Land
I didn’t read the book yet but Lisa did, and here is what she has to say about it…
So I had the pleasure of reading Sara F. Hathaway’s latest book, Without Land, and it was incredible! If you are just getting into preparedness, or you have been doing it along time, you would do yourself a favor by giving yourself a break and taking the time to read this book. You might learn a thing or two.
If you have read Day After Disaster (Sara’s first book) you are already familiar with her characters. The story takes place 9 years after the big quake annihilated California, and creates a very realistic look of what a future after an SHTF scenario could be like.
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in a FEMA camp, read this book.
If you have ever wondered how you would react in the event of an ultimate collapse of our great nation, read this book.
If you have ever thought about what it would be like if all luxuries, and modern conveniences were gone, or not in your control, read this book.
If you want a fast paced story with a really interesting twist in the end, read this book!
Many of the characters that Sara created in her first book are back, 9 years later. She gives us a glimpse into their lives, and we get a front row seat to every dilemma they are faced with and how they handle themselves in those situations.
I think one of the best things about her book is it is easy to insert yourself into the place of the characters, and it makes you think about how would you react if that situation presented itself for you? What would you do?
I don’t like giving spoilers about the story, so I’m sorry, I won’t tell you what happens, but I will tell you this book is definitely worth your time.
So buy the book for yourself, or family and friends that show an interest in prepping. You still have time to get it, and will have a really thoughtful gift for someone special, as well as supporting a very talented writer.
Make sure and head over to Sara’s website and have a look at everything she is up to.
In today’s show we also talked about why leadership is important in any prepping group whether that group is formed now, or out of necessity because of a SHTF scenario. Leadership is more than telling people what to do and bossing them around, leadership is more than being “the boss.”
Leadership doesn’t necessarily mean leading the entire group, there will be the need for leaders in subsets of the group as well as the main leader. Just like in the corporate world the boss will pick a few managers that need to lead the people below them.
Leadership Style: There isn’t one kind of effective leader, and being “the boss” does not make you a good leader. A good leader can be straight forward and by the book, or a good leader can be more empathetic. Regardless of their leadership style they will be able to get the most out of the people surrounding them.
Delegation: A good leader also knows that they can’t do everything themselves. Knowing how to use the resources around them and putting the right people in the right places is critical to any groups success. A leader cannot be effective if they are being pulled in 10 different directions.
Parts of the Machine: A good leader understands that in order for an engine to run correctly everyone has their role to play, a good leader should be able to not only find the best fit for everyone in the group, but know how to get the most out of them.
Lead by Example: A leader needs to be willing and able to perform any task that they are asking of others and demonstrate the willingness to do so. This doesn’t mean they need to be the best at everything, it just means they show the willingness to get their hand dirty and be part of the team.
A good listener: In order to be a good leader you need to listen to what the group is saying, this is a problem I believe our country faces today. If you show the unwillingness to change or the unwillingness to admit another way might be better, a leader runs the risk of losing the faith of the group or dividing it.
Tin Foil Hat Time
This week in the tin foil hat time segment of the show Lisa and I talked about what the country would look like if everyone owned a gun and carried on a daily basis. This seems a little extreme on the surface, but not any more extreme than trying to disarm the entire counter.