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The Bug Out Chronicles


After the Black War and ensuing chaos, John Thompson leads his California family to a safe haven in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and instructs his son’s and daughter’s families, in the east, to escape to the Appalachians. The Protectorate have laid siege to all large U.S. cities, leaving inhabitants to die of starvation and disease. Few, if any escape. Through John’s instructions, the families prepare for long-term exile during the Tribulation. It is their faith that led them to this preparation and prophesies that triggered their exodus.

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About Me

Ronald Shelton is a life-long outdoorsman, prepper and wilderness survivalist. His belief in preparedness comes from deeply instilled Christian values and biblical principles. In his debut novel, Exodus and Exiles, the first book in The Bug Out Chronicles, he transports the reader through long-term wilderness survival after the collapse of U.S. government, economy and society. Follow him on Facebook @Ronaldsheltonauthor, and

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“Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, inciting at once to work and rest! Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever.”

John Muir

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Exodus & Exiles

March 30, 2019

Are you prepared for the apocalypse? Author Ronald Shelton’s new release, The Bug Out Chronicles: Exodus and Exiles, tells the story of John Thompson, a Christian caught in a post-apocalyptic dystopia who must save his family by escaping into the wilderness with nothing but his faith and survival skills. After the Black War, the Protectorate have laid siege to the cities and marauders roam the countryside. A timely Christian fiction novel that foreshadows real events, The Bug Out Chronicles combines true-to-life action, adventure, and suspense with biblical prophesies.

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