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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #420 on: July 07, 2013, 07:16:09 PM »
G, just finished book 6, solid gold...


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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #421 on: July 07, 2013, 10:29:59 PM »
Bought and read book 5 yesterday and did the same to book 6 today. Thanks for some great reading! First full weekend I haven't had class in six weeks, so the books really helped me kick back for a little bit.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #422 on: July 08, 2013, 06:36:21 PM »
G.. I'm posting from the eastside of Detroit.. I think I found the place where the POI are being held...



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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #423 on: September 25, 2013, 06:00:15 PM »
Yo "G"

It's been awful quiet.  Book 6 was out in the beginning of June.  Anxiously waiting on book 7.  Can you give us any hints about the release date??  Please.....

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #424 on: September 25, 2013, 06:07:25 PM »
What Ms Albatross said....

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #425 on: September 29, 2013, 09:15:53 AM »
Yes... an update please!  Even the web site for 299 Days has not been updated in a month.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #426 on: October 05, 2013, 07:58:24 PM »
Just found this interview in which Heavy G says book #7 of 299 Days will be out "probably in December".     

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPPYXRM2BGQ&feature=youtu.be

interview parts 2 & 3 of interview linked in the Youtube description.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #427 on: October 05, 2013, 10:48:21 PM »
Just found this interview in which Heavy G says book #7 of 299 Days will be out "probably in December".     

I'm both sad and happy at the same time.  I'm sad because I was hoping the next book would be out sooner - I think I remember Glen saying, in an early interview with Jack, that all the books would be out by the end of this year.  But I'm happy because this delay probably means he is spending a lot of time with the "mechanics" and editing of the books.  The story is quite compelling but sometimes the editing oversights interrupt the flow for the reader.  I wish him well and look forward to the next book!

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #428 on: October 06, 2013, 08:22:46 AM »
Personally, I await the release of book #7 with bait breath.  That's right, "bait" not "bated."  The kids want to go out for sushi for lunch....

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #429 on: October 06, 2013, 05:47:14 PM »
Agree wrt most prepper-porn having too quick a transition to chaos. As for government, I couldn't agree more - it will NOT go quietly into the night, and some people, like abused spouses will rally to its defense, even at their own peril.
Ditto!

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Look how long it took Rome to "fall".  Granted "fall" would not be the right term, it more or less just faded away

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #430 on: October 22, 2013, 07:44:23 PM »
Not directly related to the books, but it's over at Heavy G's site and an interesting read:
http://299days.com/ill-come-to-your-place-when-shtf-no-you-wont/

It's a letter to grasshopper friends that starts with:
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“I’ll come to your place when SHTF” – no you won’t
by GLEN TATE on OCTOBER 22, 2013
(This post is something you can send to your friends or print out and hand to them when SHTF.)

Dear Friend:

I love my friends, but I will shoot you if I have to.  I’m serious.  Here’s why.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #431 on: October 23, 2013, 10:24:50 AM »
Not directly related to the books, but it's over at Heavy G's site and an interesting read:
http://299days.com/ill-come-to-your-place-when-shtf-no-you-wont/

It's a letter to grasshopper friends that starts with:

There was a passionate FaceBook thread on the same.

I think the article presumes "friend" to be an associate, aquaintance, or just some person who shows up.  I consider a "Friend" to be a "loved one", that may as well be family.

Even if they were complete idiots who failed to prep, I'm almost certain I would provide at least some support to "loved ones" unless I was unable to do so.  That's why I buy cheapo cases of the WinCo brand instant Mac&Cheese for $0.30 a box.  It's actually cheaper to give away one of those boxes than fire a round of ammunition :)

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #432 on: October 23, 2013, 05:08:13 PM »
I largely agree.  The letter looks to be more of a figurative splash of cold water into a friend's face.  Used for that, it's an effective tool.

Hell, even Rawles advocates having pre-made care packages to hand to these idiots as you point them down the road.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #433 on: November 11, 2013, 09:12:55 AM »
I have been trying to get through Book 3.  I have a hard time getting around the fawning descriptions of how much "The Team" looks like military contractors, but I am enjoying the story quite a bit.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #434 on: November 12, 2013, 12:07:26 AM »
I just re-read the first two books.  It is interesting to see how many things that were predicted are happening now.  The tracking POI with facebook was in the book before the NSA leaks that show how every purchase, email, website visit, phone call, and use of a smartphone is being tracked.  He also discussed rigging voting machines and I suspect this happened.  It makes no sense to me that voter turnout for Republicans was so low, when it was at a record high in democrat leaning precincts. You have predictions in the book that the media will spike the story on bad economic news. I think this is happening.  You have the apparent purge of military officers that is happening now.  I think this was discussed in the book also.  It is interesting to see how Heavy G did with his predictions.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #435 on: November 12, 2013, 03:11:05 PM »
I just re-read the first two books.  It is interesting to see how many things that were predicted are happening now.  The tracking POI with facebook was in the book before the NSA leaks that show how every purchase, email, website visit, phone call, and use of a smartphone is being tracked.  He also discussed rigging voting machines and I suspect this happened.  It makes no sense to me that voter turnout for Republicans was so low, when it was at a record high in democrat leaning precincts. You have predictions in the book that the media will spike the story on bad economic news. I think this is happening.  You have the apparent purge of military officers that is happening now.  I think this was discussed in the book also.  It is interesting to see how Heavy G did with his predictions.

Heavy G did well with his predictions.  We'll see how the more dire ones come out.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #436 on: November 12, 2013, 07:35:52 PM »
Is there any word on when the next installment will be released?

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #437 on: November 12, 2013, 07:43:14 PM »
Is there any word on when the next installment will be released?

Just found this interview in which Heavy G says book #7 of 299 Days will be out "probably in December".     

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPPYXRM2BGQ&feature=youtu.be

interview parts 2 & 3 of interview linked in the Youtube description.

I haven't heard or seen anything to contradict or update what Bonnieblue posted. 

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #438 on: November 19, 2013, 12:04:04 PM »
Heavy G is the "Nostradamus" of our time.   ;) ;D ;D

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #439 on: November 19, 2013, 12:42:09 PM »
What he said ^^^^^


Speaking of G where has He gone? Don't  see him on the forum.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #440 on: November 19, 2013, 12:55:52 PM »
He has been VERY busy with the book and promoting it and some other stuff.  He pops in on occasion to say high and update us on whats going on.   But until things calm down for him, we just won't see him much.   

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #441 on: November 19, 2013, 01:00:58 PM »
Speaking of G where has He gone? Don't  see him on the forum.

I'm coming up for air!  Let's see, what I did to prep today.  I got a great pair of boots: Salomon X4s.  The real "Scotty" highly recommends them.

I'm working on the final edits to Book Seven right now.  I'm looking forward to get the book out to my TSP homies in early December. 

"Glen Tate" aka Heavy G

I think being a book author and his real life are a bit overwhelming right now and he's had less time to spend on the forum.  I'll bet we'll see more of him again after book 10 is finished.  At least, I hope so.... :)

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #442 on: November 19, 2013, 02:40:35 PM »
Just visited my favorite prepper store here in Sacramento (Last Stand Readiness and Tactical) asked them if they ever heard of the book 299 Days. The guy takes me to the shelf where they are selling them. That made my day.
This place is the proverbial candy store for preppers. They also sell weapons, ammo, and tactical stuff. Nice to be able to walk into an actual physical store to buy goodies. Great prices too.

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« Reply #443 on: November 29, 2013, 08:26:38 AM »
I just re-read the first two books.  It is interesting to see how many things that were predicted are happening now.  The tracking POI with facebook was in the book before the NSA leaks that show how every purchase, email, website visit, phone call, and use of a smartphone is being tracked.  He also discussed rigging voting machines and I suspect this happened.  It makes no sense to me that voter turnout for Republicans was so low, when it was at a record high in democrat leaning precincts. You have predictions in the book that the media will spike the story on bad economic news. I think this is happening.  You have the apparent purge of military officers that is happening now.  I think this was discussed in the book also.  It is interesting to see how Heavy G did with his predictions.

I too have been re-reading the series to refresh my memory before book #7 comes out.  It is unsettling how many of the pre NSA leak book predictions have since come to fruition or exposed to sunlight.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #444 on: December 05, 2013, 06:45:23 AM »
A recent e-mail from Prepper Press suggests book #7  "The Changing Seasons" is completed and awaiting the final version of cover art. It may be out before Christmas.  Reportedly there is also a special Kindle deal in the works for theseries.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #445 on: December 05, 2013, 09:34:37 PM »
Reportedly there is also a special Kindle deal in the works for the series.

I hope this is true.  I've been eager to check out the series (I read a ton of zombie / apocalypse / pulp on my kindle), but a bunch of the amazon reviews say that right now, value-wise, you end spending around $100 for the whole series.  So I've been holding off and hoping that they bundle the collection into some kind of cheaper package.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #447 on: December 17, 2013, 07:42:57 AM »
I hope this is true.  I've been eager to check out the series (I read a ton of zombie / apocalypse / pulp on my kindle), but a bunch of the amazon reviews say that right now, value-wise, you end spending around $100 for the whole series.  So I've been holding off and hoping that they bundle the collection into some kind of cheaper package.

This is one of my few gripes about the series.  Book 7 has only 35 chapters.  And they aren't that long.  For a $10 Kindle book.
I'm happy to support the author, but as this series goes on, it seems we get less for our $.

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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #448 on: January 13, 2014, 12:39:46 PM »
We are now taking orders at TSP Gear Shop for the new version of the 17th Irregs Patch.  Several new colors are available. http://tspgear.com/17irpvcpa.html


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Re: 299 Days: A realistic view of what could and probably will come
« Reply #449 on: March 04, 2014, 06:28:40 AM »
I love reading the feedback.  Thanks for reading the series, everyone.

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