CIVIL DEFENSE MANUAL
How to Prepare and Protect Your Neighborhood from Disaster, Riot and Civil Unrest
By Jack Lawson
The definitive guide to preparedness and civil defense for homes and neighborhoods. Two volumes comprising 950 pages of detailed information from authoritative sources.
by author Jack Lawson.
Written by Special Operations Soldiers and Contributing Author experts:
Jerry Emanuelson @ FutureScience.com
Jim Phillips @ JimsWay.com
Matthew Bracken @ EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com
NC Scout @ BrushBeater.Wordpress.com
Paul Seyfried @ UndergroundSheltersUSA.com
Samuel Culper @ ForwardObserver.com
Shane Connor @ KI4U.com
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The CDM is not just another long list of expensive survival gear and equipment, nor is it advice to move to a remote mountain in Montana. The CDM is much more practical than that. In fact, Lawson’s most essential idea, the Neighborhood Protection Plan, or NPP, can be adapted to any location and situation, from the urban high-rise, to apartment complexes, to single-family homes in the suburbs, and to rural areas. The critical concept behind the NPP is that the inhabitants of an individual home, townhouse or apartment building cannot stand alone and successfully defend themselves against determined attacks by roving gangs of armed predatory thugs. It will be too late to defend your single domicile when your neighbors’ homes are going up in flames.
So, instead of buying yet another box of bullets, I strongly recommend that you invest in Jack Lawson’s Civil Defense Manual, and earn yourself a master’s degree in post-SHTF neighborhood self-defense and community survival. What you learn from the CDM will be worth a thousand times more than another extra hundred cartridges to stack on top of your already existing prepper stockpile.
Matt BrackenEnemies Foreign and Domestic
Your work has really awakened us to the realities of the increasing resource scarcity, and the ensuing breakdown of civility that will escalate as circumstances worsen now that America’s enemies are in control of America’s government.
We continue to stack food, hygiene, and medical supplies, not only for ourselves but for those who will need our help; effectively stretched with a large quantity of rice and beans that you emphasize so often.
We have developed our property into a retreat location to sleep 28 people with the construction of two additional off grid cabins on our 100 acre forest property.
Based on the tactical considerations you have given in your book, we have also been able to set up a solid security plan for like-minded friends and neighbors to secure our rural valley from the marauding criminal element.
I found all of the planning considerations you give in the “civil defense manual“ so valuable, that I purchased two additional copies to give to each of my sons, and several friends have also purchased your manual at my urging.
Proverbs 27:12 says “the prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.“ The civil defense manual gave us the tools and plans we needed to be Prudent in the face of dangerous times ahead! Once again, thank you so much for producing the “civil defense manual!“.
May the Lord our God richly bless you and your family, David P. AKA “Thunder Cat 1”
David P. AKA “Thunder Cat 1”The Second Shepherds
The “TL;DR” on this is: BUY THIS SET. The set is well worth the price. Volume 1 deals with how to establish you own “Neighborhood Protection Plan”, to involve your neighbors in defending your area from events beginning at a Crisis Event through a Prolonged Crisis Event, and up to a Total Collapse of Society. The book walks you through the process from an initial meeting through operating your security group during a full collapse/WROL situation. This is not an “overview” and “general concepts” book. This is a nuts-and-bolts complete operations manual. It discusses the roles and duties of every position you’ll need, the gear you’ll need, the people you’ll need, and how to organize your defense, right down to running an Entry Control Point, which I’ve discussed here and will be running in my next book. All in all, this is a great book and I highly recommend adding it to your library. I would also recommend getting it ring-bound for ease of use. It’s in a large format and large print, because when you need it, electricity won’t be there for you to read by and large print is easier to see in the dark. Read the full review of Volume 1 and Purchase his books - we HIGHLY recommend Joe's Manuals!
Joe Dolio (Author of Tactical Wisdom)Tactical Wisdom
I received these two manuals for Christmas 2020, from a very thoughtful wife. She then stole Volume 1 and it lived on her bedside table for about 3 months. I was forced to start with Volume 2. Oh well, she asked a lot of questions, and I found that I didnt even need to read Vol 1 as she was reviewing it with me nightly in the form of questions. It is full of great material, and it inspires questions and thinking. What if's . I am recommending it to my good friend who is starting a remote location on 5 acres away from metro cities. He is very agreeable to input and good ideas, and one can generate all kinds of site specific recommendations after having read this manual. Thank You for putting this together. it is as fine a piece of material as Matt Bracken claimed.
Brad GVerified Purchase
Mr. Lawson I received the copy of your manual. Excellent manual. I will be using it as my guide to train members of the ******** ****** Neighborhood Safety Group. I am the director of this group and we work closely with our city government and police department. We have been running an AmRRon Emergency Radio Net for over four years for the ******** ****** Area. Interest in neighborhood safety has increased tenfold this year for obvious reasons. I have posted your video interview with David Knight on our web page and FaceBook Page with a link to your web page. I thank you again for the manual we have for our group.
Ray K.Verified Purchase
The Civil Defense Manual by Jack Lawson is a two-volume work, presented in 8.5” x 11” soft-cover Perma-Bound format. The pair of books are not sold separately. They arrived shrink-wrapped, in A-1 condition, well-cushioned in a stout USPS flat-rate box, tracked and insured. The manual is 952 pages; each volume has a glossy cover, is printed in a larger font, and has a clear and easily understood table of contents. The manual lacks an index.
Lawson draws upon his vast experience in the military, including tours in Africa combatting armed revolutionary factions, to produce a comprehensive work that covers seemingly every conceivable natural or man-made disaster, and what preparations an American citizen must take to protect himself, his family, and his neighborhood. The sheer number of dangerous scenarios and events the average person might never think of, is staggering. The detail is considerable, and there are many illustrations, photographs, charts and graphs. There is no wasted space, no non-essential filler material, or pages intentionally left blank. There are lined pages reserved for the reader’s notes after each chapter, however.
The primary thrust of the manual is the organization of the neighborhood protection plan, a concept essential to survival since evidence clearly shows strength is in numbers, and in a time of civil collapse, the person who tries to go it alone is likely doomed. In addition to his original text, Lawson incorporates articles by and citations to other authors, both civilian and military, who possess valuable expertise, acquired not only by careful research but also first-hand experience, as in life in countries that have suffered through revolutionary turmoil and chaos. Throughout the manual he also makes reference to other books which the reader is strongly encouraged to consult for further study.
Lawson cautions that dangerous times may be ahead, and that it is naive to assume the racial, religious or political turmoil that has happened in other countries can never happen in the USA. The information he presents in the Civil Defense Manual can save your life.
Jack Lawson discusses the Neighborhood Protection Plan, Food & Water Storage and many other aspects of the Civil Defense Manual on David Knight's show: Banned.video
David Knight show Interview with Jack LawsonInfowars.com - David Knight
Well, I've been through both books twice now, well done! Your contribution WILL save lives. I'm impressed with the content, a great source for most folks, even us 30 plus year preppers. I really enjoyed the content, and will be purchasing copies for my son and daughter. This book is that important.
Two-fold, some of these guys are switched on, are serious folk. Those who aren't, need to be. This will be the best $100.00 that I’ve spent in a long time.
Well done Jack, you and your co-writers, are to be commended.
Dirk and CaroleVerified Purchase
About the Author
Jack Lawson, pseudonym of the writer, served in the United States Air Force as a missile guidance and SAFO nuclear arming controls electronics technician and was later a member of a Foreign Legion rapid response anti-terrorist unit during an anti-Communist guerilla war in Africa.
He was trained by British Commonwealth SAS and Israeli commando instructors and took part in counter insurgency operations and commando raids on Communist training camps in a number of African countries. While there he became a bodyguard for a farmer’s cooperative association in his off-duty time.
Jack is an Honorary Member of a U.S. Army Special Forces Association Chapter and for seven years served on one of the largest metropolitan police department Review Boards in the country. As a member of that Review Board, he judged the justification of Officer Involved Shootings and use of deadly force incidents.
He was also a consultant to the Officer in charge of the United States Marine Corps evaluation of Fire Force procedures for heliborne vertical envelopment anti-terrorist tactics.