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The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster

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ISBN13: 9781569759295
ISBN10: 1569759294
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BE PREPARED

BE SAFE

From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you cant escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home town — but you can be prepared! Offering a simple DIY approach, this book breaks down the vital steps you should take into 101 quick, smart and inexpensive projects:

#6 Make a Master List of Passwords

#16 Calculate How Much Water You Need

#33 Start a Food Storage Plan for $5 a Week

#60 Make a Safe from a Hollowed-out Book

#77 Assemble an Inexpensive First Aid kit

#89 Learn to Cook Without Electricity

#94 Pack a Bug-out Bag

Synopsis:

Simple and Smart Projects to Prepare Your Home for a Life-Threatening Disaster

From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you can’t escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home. But you can be ready! Offering tailored solutions for rental apartments, urban town houses, and suburban homes, this handy and helpful book shows you how easy it is to organize your home and family for any emergency. The author’s unique “survivalist light” approach requires very little time, money, or space, but provides a big payoff—being fully prepared and self-sufficient. By breaking down the many facets of prepping into straightforward steps, this book transforms a seemingly daunting task into easy-to-do, manageable projects, including:

• Smart food storage in small spaces

• Inexpensive DIY first aid kit

• Easy water-purification techniques

• Post-disaster rendezvous plan

• Personal hygiene without water

• Run your house without power

• Add pets to the evacuation plan

About the Author

Bernie Carr has had extensive experience with surviving natural disasters and keeping her family safe. She writes The Apartment Preppers Blog and resides in Houston, TX with her family.

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indigoartisanry, July 17, 2011 (view all comments by indigoartisanry)
Bernie Carr's new book: The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster would be an excellent book for someone curious about where to begin preparing for possible future difficulties.

I will point out, as she does in the book, that "A Disaster" does not necessarily mean a Zombie Apocalypse, it can be something as common as illness or a loss of work for a time. These days, with so much uncertainty about the common infrastructure, finding simple ways to prepare for possible difficulty is a kind of "insurance", increasing our confidence and peace of mind, that we are more likely to weather a transitional time well.

The Pocket Guide is a helpful, not-scary introduction to major categories to think about and prepare. Bernie's writing is clear, and she has experience in just what she is writing about. She lives in a city apartment with her family, and does not have unlimited funds; reading her book feels a bit like having a knowledgeable friend to talk to. Looking through the chapters: Getting Started, Financial Readiness, Water Needs, Food Supplies, Ready Your Home, Personal Health and Safety, When the Power is Out, and lastly, When You Have to Get Out; each section of the book has numerous useful, simple projects. I found that there were some aspects that I was already doing (#48 basic canning), and doing well, and other things that I'd not thought of, but were simple enough that they will soon make their way onto my to-do lists (#78 emergency dental kit)

Here in the Northwest, living in the land of earthquakes and in the only city in the continental USA with a volcano in the middle of a city park, (not to mention the three that are visible on a clear day), I never forget that things can change in an instant. While it can be easy to either feel overwhelmed and do nothing, or to become obsessed with one aspect of preparation and forget to maintain balance, this simple book is a good reminder that really, it's not too late, it's not too difficult...

Just move forward one small step at a time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781569759295
Author:
Carr, Bernie
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
Author:
Wondolowski, Evan
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Subject:
Personal & Practical Guides
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Preppers
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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Simple and Smart Projects to Prepare Your Home for a Life-Threatening Disaster

From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you can’t escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home. But you can be ready! Offering tailored solutions for rental apartments, urban town houses, and suburban homes, this handy and helpful book shows you how easy it is to organize your home and family for any emergency. The author’s unique “survivalist light” approach requires very little time, money, or space, but provides a big payoff—being fully prepared and self-sufficient. By breaking down the many facets of prepping into straightforward steps, this book transforms a seemingly daunting task into easy-to-do, manageable projects, including:

• Smart food storage in small spaces

• Inexpensive DIY first aid kit

• Easy water-purification techniques

• Post-disaster rendezvous plan

• Personal hygiene without water

• Run your house without power

• Add pets to the evacuation plan

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