The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families

The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families

by Arthur T. Bradley

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Let survival expert, Army veteran, NASA scientist help you and your family prepare for any kind of disaster—flood, civil unrest, hurricane, fire, war, earthquake.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616083878
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 411,963
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Arthur Bradley lives in Virginia where he works at NASA Langley Research Center. He has advanced degrees in electrical engineering from Auburn University. Personal interests include Judo and Tracy's Kenpo Karate.

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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