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Disaster Preparedness: Urban Preppers with Kids, Pets & Parents; Disaster Survival for the Family [Kindle Edition]

James Mushen , George Hemminger
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

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Disaster preparedness for urban dwellers, do you live in the city?
What have you done to protect you, your family, your parents and pets when the; earthquake, flood, fire, hurricane or other disaster suddenly destroys your world? What is emergency preparedness anyway? Do you have any emergency food or will your kids go hungry?  What will you do when the power grid is gone and with it the light, heat and water for your home?

This emergency disaster preparedness guide can save your life. Urban Preppers with Kids, Pets & Parents goes far beyond the basic emergency preparedness handbooks and provides practical, real world advice and answers to questions such as:
  • How do I heat and light my house?
  • What food should I store?
  • How do I protect my kid with a disability?
  • How can I harden my home against burglars?
  • Where is the "hidden water" in my house?
  • How YouTube made my dead bolt lock useless.
  • What are the 37 essential food items that disappear?
  • How can I mitigate damage to my home or business?
  • What fuels are safe to use indoors unvented?
  • What about service animals?
  • What do I pack for my kids and my baby?
  • What about senior survival and wheelchairs?
  • What is Isobutane and why do I need it?
  • Is freeze-dried or dehydrated food more nutritional?
  • What and where is the closest LDS cannery?
  • Why I may NOT want to go to a FEMA shelter.
  • How do I plan survival for my pets?
  • What's the secret to bug out bags?
  • And Much, Much More...............
Urban Preppers
is the emergency response preparedness guide for the rest of us who are not Bear Grylls survivalist but regular people from all walks of life and of every, age gender and socioeconomic level. We pay insurance premiums for cars, homes, health and are lives.  Why not include some disaster assurance protection and get some piece of mind and pick up your copy of Urban Preppers today?

Take some action now to protect your family and loved ones from the unexpected. The clock is ticking.

Editorial Reviews


I My name is Rex Michaels and for the past 30 year I have had the privilege to train Specials Operation Teams, West Point Cadets, ROTC Cadets, Military Recruits and civilians in mastering survival techniques. What I appreciate about Urban Preppers is the accuracy and focus on emergency preparedness fundamentals.  
- Rex Michaels, Retired Army

I am asked to review all kinds of survival products, most go by the wayside but I was recently asked  to review this book. I was pleasantly surprised at how thorough the book is.This book covers a lot of information on disaster survival for those who live in an urban environment. It is well written, easy to understand, and contains a lot of good information. It is obvious that the author did a lot of research. I highly recommend this book.
-Tim Shettlesworth-,

"We are so grateful for James Mushen's huge compendium of urban survival information. Download this book. Print it out, put it on a USB stick, keep it on your reader along with backup batteries. Have it at the ready... just in case."-     George Hemminger, survivalist, economist, film-maker, YouTube "sensation" with 20 million views. &

I review a lot of books about prepping and Urban Preppers ranks up with the best.  It presents problems and solutions in a low-key, upbeat manner. The material is highly readable with a bit of wit and humor to keep it interesting. Geared toward the beginner and intermediate prepper, as you read you are going to say to yourself, "I had not thought about that".  Gaye Levy,

Product Details

  • File Size: 2508 KB
  • Print Length: 498 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479255815
  • Publisher: Vegas Rocks LLC Publishing; 2 edition (August 16, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00939RJN0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,192 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Canned Soup To Vacuum Packed Nuts... February 24, 2013
From Canned Soup To Vacuum Packed Nuts, this book covers every basic need that an urban prepper needs to get themselves setup and right before an event. This book is helpful for for both the beginner and the seasoned prepper in that it helps you get items organized, helps you both work with what you have and details the things you need in regard to setting a baseline to work from.

-Short, well laid out chapters
-Not a read from cover to cover book (you can skip around and not lose anything)
-Very simple language (no tech jargon or 31337 speak)
-Assumes that you know nothing and helps go from there

-Semi-redundant (a few things look like someone got the copy/paste buttons stuck or filled out dead chapters with repeats)
-Chapters on Bugging Out vs. Bugging in are a little too short
-References to open source places for answers like Wikihow and such can be annoying, if I wanted to look at wikihow, I would but I bought your book for help...

Overall 4.5/5.0 stars (rated at five, because there is no 4.5) as this is a great resource for starting out and to add some flavor to those who have done it for years.

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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
The "Urban Prepper with Kids, Pets & Parents" is a very well written practical guide to preparing for most conceivable disaster situations. We are somewhat causal preppers since we live in an area that is prone to being snowed in and we have lost power for days at a time, so we have planned to be self-sufficient for upwards of a week. Having read a lot of books on prepping, some with very bad advice, we have put together strategies for staying in our house and another if we should have to leave for an extended period. This book is an excellent starting place for those beginning to think about prepping and there is quite a bit here for even experienced preppers.

The book addresses preparing to meet your basic needs of food, water, shelter, heat, and personal protection. It then provides advice for surviving most conceivable disasters, including natural and unnatural (man made) varieties. I particularly like the "Before, During, and After" event approach that will be useful to those living in areas with a higher probability of experiencing a specific disaster (Earthquakes in California, Winter Storms in mine, etc). The sections on pets, elderly, and disabilities makes this worth having for me since those are concerns we have to deal with in planning our preps.

The advice in the book is fairly solid and avoids pitfalls of giving advice on contentious areas like firearms (mentioned, but not in-depth) and only touches lightly on political issues.

Like all books of this type, you really do need to read it before you need it!

Highly Recommended!

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I have read on prepping February 14, 2013
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I bought this book because my family and I have started prepping recently. We live in California which is earthquake country, so you can never be too careful. Let me tell you, James Mushen has really hit a home run with this book. It would have taken me years of researching online and offline to come up with all this information myself. It really advanced my family's prepping skills by a few years.

The part I enjoyed the most was about the earthquakes. He broke it down by splitting it into 3 sections (one more invaluable than the other). He broke it down into Before an Earthquake, During an Earthquake and After an Earthquake. Since this is the main thing I prep for, I assumed I had all the bases covered. Boy was I wrong! I learned so much from this section alone.
I also live in a part of the country that gets ravaged by Santa Ana winds this time of year. I never thought much about it but the tips in the 8 part "High Wind" section really opened my eyes. I learned so many new things I can do to protect my house against these winds. I have a couple of DIY projects lined up from this section.

I found most useful the section on "Civil Unrest" because this is something that can happen from ANY disaster. No matter what you prep for, this is something that needs to be put into the equation. We have seen what happens in places when order is temporarily lost. Nobody wants to fall victim to anything like that. That is what I love about prepping. It is all about empowering yourself and your family.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I take it everywhere February 16, 2013
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It is very professional, to-the-point, and very educational. I am in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, and I was introduced to this book just before I went to training. It really helped me through a lot, just using the small tips I remembered. My OIC and my PO were very happy with my work. The book is easy to understand, can be used by anyone, and gives information that can be used every day, whether in life-threatening situations or not.
Big thumbs up.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Detailed Disaster Preparedness Guide February 14, 2013
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Wow, this was a very detailed, well-thought out book about disaster preparedness. It really understands families and all that would be involved if a disaster strikes. It made us think about what we need to do for our own family! Like "Freeze dried vs. Dehydrated?" It covers it all from power outages to natural disasters and riots. We especially loved all the diagrams, demonstrations and links included in the kindle version.
I have to admit it was a little scary to be faced with all the possible disasters that could happen in one book but I think you can never be too prepared. I better get started making my BOBs
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Great Item for the Price. No complaints.
Published 1 month ago by Benjamin Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Step up Your Prep
Comprehensive volume on prepping. Has a number of ideas that are counterintuitive. Easy to understand. Well organized. I took a lot of notes down while reading this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative Book
I actually purchased this book a few months ago and just wanted to give an update on the information it provided. Read more
Published 6 months ago by D. Anderson
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but nothing too special.
This is an easy to read, useful, and practical book full of good information. However, while it does go into very good detail about multiple events and circumstances, it seems to... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars lots of good information
Good book to have - Especially if no power for internet or phones goes out. Lots of information to refer to
Published 10 months ago by Royal Howard
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Would have given another star except for the political ranting at the beginning. Generally a good approach based on the lessons of Katrina. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource for the Sandwich generation!
I'm building a resource library for recipes, prepping because we live on the coast and often have high winds, power outages, etc. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Teri Fladstol
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to square one...
This is literally the place to start! I am kind of a procrastinator and I've always put off any prepping, but this book shows you why you should with quotes from previous world... Read more
Published 15 months ago by kindle guy
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and Helpful, a Few Problems
I am so glad I bought this book!

I own a bunch of emergency prep books and I think this one is the most *practically* helpful one I've read. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource
This book is one of the best I have. It doesn't matter if you have a family or not, if you are urban or not, the advice is sound and very doable. Read more
Published 18 months ago by L. Schad
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More About the Author

James Mushen was a native of Detroit before traveling west and now resides in Las Vegas. Along the way James was a cyber-security consultant, fireman, CEO ,iron-man triathlete and has successfully patented two of his inventions (he is the author of the patents as well). The Urban Preppers Disaster Survival Hand Book was the result of the concern James has for his 90 year old mother that lives 12 short miles from a nuclear power plant that was constructed on an earth quake fault in the middle of prime wild-fire country. In his spare time, James loves to play with his dogs, grow vegetables and travel to exotic ports to experience new cultures, scuba dive and take under photography.


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