The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families

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Ninety-nine percent of the time, the world spins like a top, the skies are clear, and your refrigerator is full of good food. But the world is a volatile place—storms rage, fires burn, and diseases spread. No one is ever completely safe. Humans live as part of a very complex ecosystem that is unpredictable and merciless. Could you protect your family in the case of an emergency—domestic or global?

The Disaster Preparedness Handbook will help you to establish a practical disaster...

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Overview

Ninety-nine percent of the time, the world spins like a top, the skies are clear, and your refrigerator is full of good food. But the world is a volatile place—storms rage, fires burn, and diseases spread. No one is ever completely safe. Humans live as part of a very complex ecosystem that is unpredictable and merciless. Could you protect your family in the case of an emergency—domestic or global?

The Disaster Preparedness Handbook will help you to establish a practical disaster plan for your entire family (covering all fourteen basic human needs) in case the unpredictable happens. Additional information is also presented for those with special needs, including the elderly and disabled, children, pregnant women, and even pets. Well-researched by an army veteran and current NASA engineer, this is the essential guide every family should have, study, and keep handy, in case the unthinkable should occur.

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Editorial Reviews

Keith Erwood - The Disaster Preparedness Blog
“Whether you’re a novice just starting out, a seasoned ‘prepper,’ or a die-hard survivalist, this is one book that you should add to your must read list.”
Shane Connor
“Families want and need actionable practical plans when disaster strikes and the Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family has it all in one volume!”
Marg Pollon
“An easy to read handbook packed full of very helpful information to cover any emergency one might encounter.”
Cindy Baum
“What I appreciated most from this book is Bradley's focus on being prepared so that we can help those around us, and the unintimidating, conversational style in which he presents the information.”
Kerry Lewis
“This book is an incredible compendium of knowledge in the area of disaster preparedness. In spite of the many pages, it is never daunting or overpowering but rather written with a comfortable conversational tone.”
Linda Hoover
“Dr. Bradley’s sincerity, hands on research, and organization makes this book a treasure. It should be read by someone in every family, and a copy kept in every home.”
Dr. Lee Green
“This handbook exceeded my expectations! It is a comprehensive presentation of ideas not only for disaster preparedness but also helpful for everyday living.”
Scott Hansen
“I've found the book to be informative and well written with a good dose of common sense.”
Jeff Bowers
“This book offers a comprehensive run-down of household preparedness activities that is easy to follow and implement.”
James Talmage Stevens
“A great introduction to disaster preparedness in a single volume,
both scholarly and easy to read!”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616083878
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 245,623
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Arthur T. Bradley, is an Army veteran, father of four, martial arts expert, and homeschooler. He is active in volunteer youth organizations, including the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. He holds a doctorate in engineering from Auburn University and currently works as a senior engineer for NASA. Having lived all across the United States, Dr. Bradley writes from personal experience about a wide variety of disasters, including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, house fires, and massive snowstorms. He is the author of The Disaster Preparedness Handbook.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Staying Alive 23

Chapter 2 Food 35

Chapter 3 Water 85

Chapter 4 Shelter 129

Chapter 5 Light 171

Chapter 6 Electrical Power 187

Chapter 7 Heating / Colling 221

Chapter 8 Air 257

Chapter 9 Sleep 285

Chapter 10 Medical / First Aid 297

Chapter 11 Communication 353

Chapter 12 Financial Preparedness+p385

Chapter 13 Transportation 421

Chapter 14 Protection 445

Chapter 15 Special Needs 463

Chapter 16 Creating a DP Network 485

Chapter 17 Trial by Fire 497

Bibliography 505

Food storage List 521

Telephone Numbers 522

Important papers 523

Home Assessment 525

Home Hazards Checklist 526

List of Medications and Allergies 527

Leave Behind Note 528

Personalized DP Plan 529

Index 531

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  • Posted March 21, 2013

    This is a very good book. It covers all the basics of disaster p

    This is a very good book. It covers all the basics of disaster preparedness. In case there's any confusion, this is a reprint of the 1st Edition of Dr. Bradley's Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family. The newest (3rd) edition of that book includes several new topics, including solar storms, EMP attacks, and provides a very nice chapter on specific preparations for hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes. It is, however, a few dollars more. If money's a big issue, get this older edition. If not, you might want to spring for the newest edition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Excellent, basic and economical approach!

    A new dimension into preparing for the worst. A common sense approach is taken with this book, without going to extremes that others do. The author gives economical alternatives to many expensive prepper items on the market.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Loved it!

    Great comprehensive book about prepping basics. Well written and organized.

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