Tom Brown's Field Guide to City and Suburban Survival

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Overview

Today most Americans live in the city or suburbs--a safe, comfortable life, at least on the surface. Few of us realize how close we are to the elemental struggle for survival, until disaster strikes. Yet it is possible to be prepared. In this uniquely practical handbook, Tom Brown, Jr. gives you the specific skills and detailed knowledge you need to protect yourself and those you love in almost any emergency.

• Alternative heat and light sources

• Preventing and coping with electrical failure

• Automobile ...

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Overview

Today most Americans live in the city or suburbs--a safe, comfortable life, at least on the surface. Few of us realize how close we are to the elemental struggle for survival, until disaster strikes. Yet it is possible to be prepared. In this uniquely practical handbook, Tom Brown, Jr. gives you the specific skills and detailed knowledge you need to protect yourself and those you love in almost any emergency.

• Alternative heat and light sources

• Preventing and coping with electrical failure

• Automobile survival techniques

• Protecting your home from intruders

• Unconventional food sources for the city dweller

• Surviving earthquakes, floods, blizzards, hurricanes, and more

• Guarding against urban crime

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425091722
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/28/1986
  • Series: Field Guide Series , #3
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 237,699
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Brown, Jr. began to learn hunting and tracking at the age of eight under the tutelage of an Apache elder, medicine man, and scout in Toms River, New Jersey, and is the author of 16 books on nature. Recently, he was the technical advisor on The Hunted, a major motion picture starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benecio Del Toro.   In 1978, Tom founded the Tracker School in the New Jersey Pine Barrens where he offers more than 25 classes about wilderness survival and environmental protection.

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Table of Contents

Tom Brown's Field Guide to City and Suburban Survival Introduction

1. Body and Mind
Preparedness Crisis Response

2. Shelter
Basic Principals of Shelters Types of Shelters

3. Water

4. Heat and Light
Electricity Heating Systems Emergency Lighting and Heating Fire Safety

5. Food
Storing Food Raising Plants and Animals Foraging for Wild Edibles Catching Wild Animals Unconventional Food Sources

6. Crime
Burglars Pickpockets and Purse Snatchers Muggers and Rapists Swindlers Keeping Your Children Safe

Weather

Disasters
Blizzards Earthquakes Floods Heat Waves Hurricanes Landslides Lightning Tidal Waves Tornadoes Nuclear Attack

Conclusion: Enjoying the City Appendix A: Common Urban Edibles Appendix B: Common Urban Animals Appendix C: Survival Supplies Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2001

    Things everyone should know

    This book contains many things that once read seem like common sense. Some other information in this book is not necessarily just common sense and should be known by everyone who wishes to be able to survive a disaster or unknown harmful situation. I think that this book could mean the difference between life and death for many people. We won't always have the modern conveniences we are used to(grocery stores, working water faucets, electricity, heat, etc.) in a disaster situation.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2003

    now more than ever

    With the recent events such as 9/11 and the very recent blackout in the northeast, this book is more relevant than ever.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Great All Around Disaster Planning Resource

    I wanted to have a urban disaster planning resource book, and read the reviews, ultimately selecting this book. I ordered several, for my self and my kids / their families. It has not disappointed. I have wilderness survival books which are good for camping trips, or being stranded in the wilderness. However, for most of us, a disaster where we live is more likely, and most of us have experienced such disaster's on a limited scale. Hence, the need for a book like this for your 72 hour + kit. I like the focus on urban sources of water, emergency power, food (stored and urban "wild"), crime and similar tailored issues. And it's an easy read. I was not disappointed.

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