Most helpful positive review
Honey... the Lights just went out!
on October 7, 2012
The topic of Disaster preparedness is being discussed more and more in these days of both Natural and man made happenings. A short article like this one gives all the BASIC facts and should provoke the reader to undertake more due diligence. In the last few years we have become almost anaesthetized to the importance of preparing for disaster as the day to day world in which we live hands everything to us on a plate. Cell phones; portable computers; a never ending supply of Grocery Stores; Coffee Shops and the ability to transact pretty much all our purchases on line lulls us into a false sense of security. If the Power grid goes down most if not all of these everyday services will become defunct!
Does anyone give much thought to what would happen if the Electricity grid gets pulverised or put out of action for days? The Author does a good job of listing the essentials in 8 brief sections: Food; Safety; First Aid; Light and Heat; Transportation; Sanitation; Clothing and Communication.
Without taking hours to read and digest, this short article gives the reader a much needed jolt in the arm and should get him or her thinking in greater detail about their own situation. This article is of value to me in this discussion on Disaster preparation as previously I had only given a passing thought to the subject.
Running out of matches of all things, the other day, when I was unable to light the wood fire prompted me to get out and reread this Kindle Article which was one of the first I bought several months ago!
There is a very useful link in the book to a Company which specialises in all things relating to Disaster and Emergency Supplies, so this of itself was worth the small price of the publication. Excellent stuff and food for a great deal more thought, even if you are only preparing for Power outages that last for some days as a result of severe Storms which we all experience from time to time.
Preparing for Invasion or a new Ice Age is going to be a somewhat different proposition. The Author has a more extensive book on Disaster Preparation which I haven't read yet but will do in the near future. Excellent read and thought provoking!