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Can someone give me a source for Benson books and any feedback? Also any of the ________ Boston books (can't remember the first name? Similar books also welcome.
-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), March 14, 1999
We've done business with them occasionally for years. They've been around for quite a while.
-- Helen (email@example.com), March 14, 1999.
I have found Benson's books helpful. I believe he was a 'soldier of fortune'. He survived several wars, as a soldier, and has seen the worst of it. His perspective comes from someone who has been their so I pay attention to him more than some other authors. Here is an example. For survival hunting he stresses trapping more that guns and shows you how. He doesn't discount guns but emphasizes the simple fact that trappers eat well while hunters keep hunting.
-- Tomcat (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 14, 1999.
Palladin Press (don't know URL)
-- a (A@AisA.com), March 14, 1999.
One day a few years ago, a friend who was a Vietnam-era LRRP, later in SF, went with me to a gun show. One of the tables had some of Benson's books on sale for half-price, so my friend picked up a few titles... I think "Survival Retreat" was one of them. A few days later I saw him, and conversation turned to the books he'd purchased. His words were to the effect that "anyone who follows this guy's fairytales should buy himself a body bag first" and "if this guy was a soldier-of-fortune it must've been someplace they didn't use live ammo." He was going to throw the books out, but I asked him if I could look at them. After an hour of sitting at his kitchen table ROTFL, we placed them in a convienent nearby waste receptacle.
My opinion, FWIW: Trying to follow this guy's advice will get you killed.
-- sparks (email@example.com), March 14, 1999.
Barnes and Noble has all of them.
-- SCOTTY (BLehman202@aol.com), March 14, 1999.
I had heard good things about Benson books, but sparks making me feel like they could be huge waste of time. Anyone else who has personal knowledge on that?
-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), March 15, 1999.