The next severe storm, power outage, or financial meltdown could hit at any time. Having a household contingency plan and being part of a strong, resilient community could mean the difference between life and death. This friendly and highly accessible guide introduces the most important, practical steps your whole family can take to ensure survival in short- or long-term emergencies. The critical information is presented in 40 achievable tasks, ranging from simpler ones such as creating a preparedness notebook and repackaging store-bought food for storage to more involved preparations like learning to collect rainwater and building a solar oven.
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About the Author
Kathy Harrison is the author of Prepping 101 and Just In Case, as well as Another Place at the Table and One Small Boat. She is a national spokesperson, touring and giving lectures, for both family preparedness and foster parenting. She has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, and in NPR interviews. She lives with her family in western Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Introduction Create a Preparedness Binder Assess Your Lighting Needs Calculate Your Water Needs Plan for Long-Term Water Usage Calculate Your Food Needs Design a Food Storage Program Store Food for the Long Term Build a First-Aid Kit Build a Basic Tool Kit Stock Up on Batteries Check Your Car Prepare Your Home Review Your Financial Preparedness Protect Your Electronics Talk to Your Kids Prepare Your Pets Keep Communication Open Take Care of Your Head, Hands, and Feet Shop for the Best Buys Buy in Bulk Grow a Little Garden Learn to Preserve Food Learn to Cook in a Crisis Plan a Day of Emergency Meals Keep Your Food Safe How to Handle Garbage Keep Pests at Bay Connect with Your Community Plan for Entertainment and Celebration Cope with Sanitation Deal with Personal Hygiene Manage Your Laundry Think about Security Create a Safe Room Keep Warm Keep Cool Make an Evacuation Plan Survival Hacks The Well-Prepared Bookcase Ready, Set, Practice! Afterword: What If It Lasts Longer? Resources Recommended Reading Metric Conversions Index