This is the REVISED & EXPANDED second edition, re-published in October 2013 with the addition of over 200 pages of information.
This manual is the result of a detailed consideration of a societal collapse and the civil shift and aftermath that would impact individuals and families who are intent on survival. The purpose of this manual is to provide information to enhance security, tactics and survival skills of law-abiding citizens who are faced with civil disorder, lawlessness, violence and physical threat in a post-collapse environment. The information in this manual is derived from years of experience gained from service with special operations forces (SOF) followed by years of employment as a security contractor in hostile environments including Iraq and Afghanistan. It is a distillation of military and security training, principles, and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) adapted to the threat and environment anticipated in this type of scenario in order to provide knowledge needed to train to survive in a world turned upside down. It is no longer just survival of the fittest but survival of the most prepared.
The manual will take you from self-defense as an individual, team and family, both pre and post collapse, and move on to tactics, techniques, procedures and training that can be used by tactical teams. In a serious post-event scenario, one of total collapse with several months or years before recovery, families, groups and communities may be forced to create such tactical defense forces to protect personnel and resources against marauders.
There is something in this manual for both the tactical newbie and the military veteran.
Contact II is available on Amazon in paperback and kindle versions. It can also be ordered through any bookstore.
An excellent companion read to Contact is Patriot Dawn: The Resistance Rises. This is a fictional novel, also by Max Velocity, written as a vehicle to bring to life some of the tactical techniques from Contact. It is set in a fictional near-future collapse/civil war scenario. It brings the tactics from Contact to life, within an exciting story.