PREPAREDNESS NOW!: An Emergency Survival Guide (Expanded and Revised Edition)

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In uncertain times, a solid preparedness plan is essential for every individual and family. PREPAREDNESS NOW! navigates the new realities of twenty-first century living: extreme weather, economic instability, terror attacks, and more.

Packed with checklists, resources, and step-by-step instructions, PREPAREDNESS NOW! details everything needed for office, car, and home preparedness. This newly expanded and revised edition includes an extended chapter on food and water storage and...

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Overview

In uncertain times, a solid preparedness plan is essential for every individual and family. PREPAREDNESS NOW! navigates the new realities of twenty-first century living: extreme weather, economic instability, terror attacks, and more.

Packed with checklists, resources, and step-by-step instructions, PREPAREDNESS NOW! details everything needed for office, car, and home preparedness. This newly expanded and revised edition includes an extended chapter on food and water storage and urban gardening, techniques in personal defense, and the latest and best preparedness products on the market. This book encourages basic lifestyle changes that lead to a more self-sufficient and satisfying existence, regardless of circumstance.

PREPAREDNESS NOW! is written by one of the most experienced preparedness experts in the field. Aton Edwards is executive director of the International Preparedness Network (IPN) and has worked with the Red Cross, NYPD, Center for Disease Control, and thousands of people domestically and overseas.

This manual delivers practical advice on:

  • Building your emergency kits for home, car, and office
  • Water quality control and storage
  • Emergency shelter, power, lighting, and heating
  • Emergency transportation, communications, and evacuation
  • Extreme weather preparedness
  • Chemical, biowarfare, and nuclear preparedness
  • Defense against infectious diseases
  • Personal defense and crime prevention for the twenty-first century home
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"The people must begin to prepare themselves. This book can help them do it." -- Dr. Ken Alibek, author of Biohazard and former director of Biopreparat, the Soviet Union biological weapons program

"It's a great thing that we have Aton Edwards to help inform and prepare the public." -- Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone

"Aton's work is tremendously important. What we need to do for the next round is to get ourselves prepared.--Chuck D.

"Mr. Edwards is often called the city’s foremost expert in personal disaster preparation — he has appeared on the “Today” show, has taught his “Ready Up!” seminars to hundreds of participants with partners like the Red Cross and has set up, as part of the National Urban Self-Reliance and Preparedness Program, “incident command centers” across New York, like the one he recently created for the hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa in the Bronx." -New York Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934170090
  • Publisher: Process
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 1,375,482
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Aton Edwards is Executive Director of the NYC-based International Preparedness Network. He has trained thousands of New Yorkers and international civilians to help mitigate and respond to disasters and emergencies.
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Table of Contents

From the Publishers 1

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 Facing the Facts, and Preparing for Them 7

Chapter 2 Fitness: The Foundation for Survival 23

Chapter 3 The E-Kit and Safe Clothing 31

Chapter 4 The Grab-and-Go Bag 51

Chapter 5 Self Defense 69

Chapter 6 Personal Protective Equipment 83

Chapter 7 Water 95

Chapter 8 Food 107

Chapter 9 Urban Gardening 123

Chapter 10 Shelter 143

Chapter 11 Sanitation and Hygiene 151

Chapter 12 Lighting, Power and Heating 163

Chapter 13 Emergency Communication 177

Chapter 14 Evacuation Protocols 183

Chapter 15 Transporation 195

Chapter 16 Subway Escape 205

Chapter 17 Fire Prevention and Escape 213

Chapter 18 Extreme Weather 223

Chapter 19 The Big One [Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcano Eruption] 243

Chapter 20 Infectious Diseases 255

Chapter 21 Chemical and Biological Warfare 267

Chapter 22 Nuclear and Radiological Events 279

Chapter 23 Crime Prevention for the Home 293

Chapter 24 The 21st-century Home 301

Acknowledgements 313

Sources 315

Emergency Evacuation Card 316

Bibliography|332

Preparedness Checklist 336

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    Great book if you live in a natural disaster zone!

    A guide to surviving just about everything, and extremely well composed. The resources section alone is a reason to buy this book. This book is part of a "Process self-reliance series", by Process Publishing, and the entire series is just amazing.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2013

    For anyone serious about becoming less dependent on a fragile in

    For anyone serious about becoming less dependent on a fragile infrastructure and staying clear of the trouble on our horizon, this book is for you. Masterfully written, easy to read, difficult to put down. This book will help you understand why and how to begin preparing your family for adverse times. It is preparedness from a sane and realistic approach. This is not a book for the militant isolationist. This is a book for every concerned family in America that sees trouble coming and wants to know how to avoid it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Great resource

    Full of straight forward info. A must for anyone just starting out prepping

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