This is the latest in a series of novels dealing with the collapse. Rawles has gotten better as a writer, but he is still fixated on not offending anyone and that gives his novels some aggravating quirks. I've read all the preceding books and found them useful, so I will read this one as well.
Neil Strauss started out researching the "prepper" movement for a book, and became a survivalist in the process. He also set himself up with a new home in one of the off shore islands. The book is a good read, both funny and informative. If you are considering becoming an expatriate, you should read it. He found that it was a lot more work and expense than he intended.