Glen TateGlen Tate has led an amazing life – and one that took a surprising turn. He grew up poor in the rural logging town of Forks, Washington. He worked hard to become a successful professional with a job in the political arena. Thinking he’d finally made it and everything was great, he was stunned to
299 DAYS: THE PREPARATION
Meet Grant Matson: lawyer, father, suburbanite husband who awakens to the fragility of modern society and embarks on a personal journey that introduces him to a world of self-reliance and liberation.299 Days: The Preparation, the first book in the 299 Days series, depicts the inner struggles Grant must face as he exists in a social system he recognizes as unsustainable and on the verge of collapse, but one in which he has built his life around. What begins as a return to his roots, self-sufficiency and independence, becomes a full blown move to prepare for what may come. Engaging, insightful and a bit suspenseful, follow Grant’s transition from a self-perceived “sheeple” to a full-blown “prepper.” Will his fears come true? Is he an extremist? What if nothing happens? What if something does?
"299 Days paints a fascinating and frightening view into our nation's possible future."
- Jack Spirko, The Survival Podcast
"I appreciate how the main character's life experiences are explained. Too many books start out with the protagonist an assumed bad-ass tactical hero, and you've got no back story to validate it. On the other extreme, some books feature Joe Sixpack who magically rises to the challenge just because the plot needed an underdog hero. Neither is easy to relate to, and neither is instructional for the reader.
I feel Grant Matson is a legitimate character. Even someone from the opposite political spectrum should be able to at least understand how/why he became the man he is. I'm guessing this is deliberate by the author to give credibility to this bigger mission these books are focused on.
What's possibly disturbing is not knowing how much of this book is based on actual events. As a Washington State resident, a lot of the inside details of state and local politics were unsettling, to put it mildly.
This was a fast read that was hard to put down. Not only was it an engaging plot, but it's filled with practical "teachable moments" about preparedness and self-sufficiency."
- Amazon Review