What would the main character be likely to do if he visited? Talk about how to survive. Many sections of the book felt like the show Doomsday Preppers.
If you were in a problem situation like one in the book, how would you have acted? I would go search for all the supplies that we needed. The author's description was fairly accurate.
What lesson did you learn from the story? Always be calm and think things through.
Describe the main character. Dan was strong, smart, cunning, caring and innovative.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.