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Product Details

  • Series: Process Self-Reliance
  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Process; Second Edition edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934170097
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934170090
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #550,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The people must begin to prepare themselves. This book can help them do it." -- Dr. Ken Alibek, author of Biohazard and former director of Biopreparat, the Soviet Union biological weapons program


"It's a great thing that we have Aton Edwards to help inform and prepare the public." -- Richard Preston, author of The Hot Zone


"Aton's work is tremendously important. What we need to do for the next round is to get ourselves prepared.--Chuck D.


"Mr. Edwards is often called the city’s foremost expert in personal disaster preparation — he has appeared on the “Today” show, has taught his “Ready Up!” seminars to hundreds of participants with partners like the Red Cross and has set up, as part of the National Urban Self-Reliance and Preparedness Program, “incident command centers” across New York, like the one he recently created for the hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa in the Bronx." -New York Times

About the Author

Aton Edwards is Executive Director of the NYC-based International Preparedness Network. He has trained thousands of New Yorkers and international civilians to help mitigate and respond to disasters and emergencies.

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It is a good read and informative, which is all I expected.
NonCleverName
For example, in the First-Aid Kit lists there are two items back-to-back that do not exist.
zoo_station
This is a great book for people looking to make some basic disaster/emergency preparations.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Alberto Vargas VINE VOICE on December 6, 2009
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I wrote a review of the earlier edition of this book, which can be seen here: [...] Relatively little has changed in the new edition, and my earlier review remains valid, so I will not rehash it here.

What's new in this edition:
- better chapter on food storage, with a table of shelf life of various foods
- new chapter on urban gardening (which is interesting although slightly strange)
- updated lists of recommended products and websites
- slightly reordered chapters, and minor edits here and there

After reading quite a few survival books and online resources, I find this to be the best book for preparing for Katrina-style disasters, meaning temporary but very disruptive, especially in urban areas. I live in a disaster-prone urban area and I find this book useful. The author covers various natural and man-made disasters.

The next best alternative to this book is the LDS Preparedness Manual for members of the Mormon Church, which you can find for free online. The Mormon guide is in some ways better than this book. It tends to focus way too much on food storage (although it covers plenty of other topics) - and it is not as convenient to read as this book. If you are interested in this topic, check out the LDS Preparedness Manual since it is free.

Bottom line: Highly recommended to city dwellers. It will help you get prepared for potential disasters.
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Todd on March 5, 2010
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These books seem to be either for beginners or for more advanced people, and deal more with "everyday" disasters (where you have to survive between a few days and a few weeks) or with long-term disasters where you have to survive for the long-term (like collapse of government). This book is a disappointing mishmash of each of these. So while it has a lot of useful information, I think beginners won't find this book very useful because it's not focused on beginner issues, and it will be very hard to prioritize. Advanced people won't want to wade through the basic information to get the parts that are more advanced. People preparing for short-term disasters don't need information on long-term survival, like building trench latrines, and people preparing for long-term disasters don't need information on storing short-term supplies of food and water, etc.

One example - the section on shelter. It addresses 3 options - a tent (I didn't need a book for that idea), a geodesic dome (I don't know what it is and am pretty sure I won't build one, but this book wouldn't help me anyway, since it doesn't actually tell you how to make one, though it did inform me that they use them at Burning Man...) and how to live on the streets in a city or in abandoned buildings (I got this book so I wouldn't have to live on the streets!). It completely omits other shelter solutions, like using things available in nature or that might be salvageable or in your emergency supplies. The Lighting, Power and Heating section has good information on hand crank lanterns and solar, but somehow doesn't discuss fire making at all, and also spends a page on how to make a wind turbine, which obviously isn't for the beginner or short-term emergency.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Gonney on May 26, 2010
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I'm a complete novice when it comes to Emergency Preparedness and I highly recommend this book. For the reviewers who are complaining about the book not being able to focus on information for the novice or information for the advanced, I think they are viewing it through the wrong lenses. The people who are making the complaint already have the mindest for Emergency Preparedness and the knowledge base to differentiate the information. This book is for beginners and novices who are walking around thinking water is always going to be running and atm machines are always going to spit out cash and electricity is a natural right and not a service. This book is a wake up call and I strongly recommend every family to purchase it immediately!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cal Zant on June 27, 2010
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I have read a couple preparedness books like this recently, and this was head-and-shoulders above the rest of them. The content very well thought out, and presented by an expert among experts on this subject (see his Wikipedia article at [...].). But, the content alone isn't the only thing that sets this book apart from other titles on the topic. It is also very well organized, editted, and polished ... which isn't just gloss. This makes it easier to read, understand, and easily flip back through for use as a reference material. After reading it, I ended up buying 3 copies of the book to give out to some other people ... just because it was so good I wanted other people to get their hands on it, even if I had to pay to do it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pat on April 7, 2012
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The book desperately needs an index. The checklists are reasonably good, but if you want to find out more info on any specific item you'd better be good at skimming because there is NO index to guide you to more info. I have the "Expanded and Revised Edition", 2009. The book directs you to PreparednessNow.net to download checklists but they must have lost or sold that domain name because there are NO checklists there, it's just a "come-on" site for other advertisers. The book is still worth the cost for the good ideas you can get from it.
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