Experts agree everyone will have to confront at least one type of natural or man-made disaster in their lifetime. This "one book fits all" approach to preparedness is long overdue. Reading it will increase your odds of survival and a better quality of life following a disaster no matter where you live or travel. This book allows the reader to customize and personalize each step to preparedness and develop self-reliance with dozens of supply checklists for building home, car, work, school and pet emergency kits and organizing important financial, legal, medical and insurance information. It also includes over 50 critical questions to ask insurance agents to protect your home asset and possessions and 60 questions for school administrators on their emergency plans. The extensive general preparedness plan features a neighborhood plan that shows how to build strong local networks and resilient communities. More than 100 web resources direct the reader to online tools, Google maps and do-it-yourself help with recommendations for over 30 phone apps and 25 social media sites including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to learn and use now. The sixteen chapters offer concise coverage of each event with descriptions, citations and anecdotal information, and newsworthy stories that draw the reader in to even better realization as to why to want to be prepared with before, during and after sections provided for each disaster.