Edition of the first volume of the Prontidão & Sobrevivência collection, dedicated to survivalism and self-sufficiency.
Ragnar Benson was one of the most popular authors of world survivalism between the 70s and 2018, when he disappeared. Ex-military and ex-mercenary, his identity was never made public, but he left a legacy of 46 books that have become essential reading objects for all types of survivalist enthusiasts, adventurers or mere fans of outdoor life.
In the debut volume of the Prontidão & Sobrevivência collection, we bring to the Portuguese language for the first time one of his most popular works, "Refúgio de Emergência", where Ragnar Benson in his unmistakable writing and among memories of his times as a soldier of fortune shares the tips, methods and strategies necessary for anyone to organize a survival shelter, whether in the countryside or in the city.
An essential book in anyone's library, even more so in the stormy times we live in, where a lethal pandemic, an overwhelming economic crisis and the specter of World War III have never been more credible, which is why we want it to reach as many readers as possible. people as possible, after all, the more people who are prepared to face a catastrophe, be it a new earthquake in Lisbon, a pandemic or a new war in Europe, the safer we will all be, but for that we need your help.
What is a Refuge?
A refuge is a place where we find shelter, protection, food, water, medicine and warmth and which has been organized for us to live there on our own until society returns to its normal repetitive and non-destructive routine. Sometimes this eventual “stabilization” leaves something to be desired, but even in places like Iran, Cambodia and Chile, a certain level of normality eventually returned.
Usually the return to normality takes about two years. First there is an initial period of intense change, lasting perhaps six months. This is followed by a lull period, in which things don't necessarily get worse, but people continue to die by the thousands from what happened before. This period is a bit like the plagues of rabbits and deer: as soon as they reduce in numbers, the situation stabilizes.
The trick here is to have a refuge prepared in which we manage to be one of the survivors. Your refuge can be in the city, in the countryside, at your place of work or at the home of a relative or close friend. The important thing is that your refuge is a place where you can live during the crisis, not a hole you crawl into to die.