I want to first start out by saying I give this book 5 stars. This book was great it followed a character Morgan Carter’s 250 mile trip to his home after his car breaks down. But things are about to get much, much worse as Morgan finds the country’s power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored or if it ever will be. An avid survivalist, Morgan takes to the road with his prepper pack on his back.

The book gets right into it there was no real slow parts to the story. Starting the book goes into Morgan driving home and his car breaks down with in the first 10 pages you are into the story.

I liked how the book covers everything Morgan has in his pack and what he is using them for really giving people reading the book insight on what every prepper should have in his or her pack. They even give brand names and places where Morgan purchased items in some cases.

A American really touches on civilization and what people could be like without law and order as Morgan deals with the biggest threat to this life people. Morgan does make some friends along the way but runs into his share of problems with the breakdown of civilization.

One thing I do like about the book is that there is nothing really scifi about it. For the most part we don’t get into why the situation happened just Morgan is going to get home and his travel through the woods and small towns in Florida.

Overall I would say this is a great book for any prepper to read as it has great story but also some very good helpful information.