Tension grips the country as the nuclear talks with Iran start to go poorly. This is largely ignored by the populace, and the threat of war goes unheeded. Blake has lived his life through hard work and his blog—Back Country J. He’s an off-grid homesteader, blogger, and author. He has the life that preppers dream of, and he never knows it. As an on-again-off-again handyman, he learns how to fix everything in his life except loneliness, until he meets Sandra. Sandra is an army veteran who has caught his attention, and she’s also the preacher’s daughter. Sparks fly the first time they meet, and the shy hermit asks her out on a date. Follow the couple as they try to survive raiders, hunger, and human nature when the balloon goes up after an EMP is set off.