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Product Details

  • Paperback: 458 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; I edition (May 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496092589
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496092588
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Never with this much conviction have I recommended that a book must be purchased and read from cover-to-cover. 
 
--  Daisy Luther, TheOrganicPrepper.ca

Tess not only writes about preparedness, she lives it.  The Prepper's Blueprint is packed with advice from an experienced prepper and is exactly what is needed in these crazy times!

The Prepper's Blueprint provides novice and experienced preppers with a ready set plan to get prepared, complete with "Preps to Buy" and "Action Items."  You won't find a more wide range of information in a compact format anywhere else.  I highly recommend The Prepper's Blueprint

-- Todd Sepulveda, Prepper Website - PrepperWebsite.com

Being prepared for the unexpected is sensible, but it isn't always simple. In The Prepper's Blueprint, Tess Pennington sets out elementary steps that anyone can take, even those on tight budgets or living in small spaces. Her suggestions are practical and prudent, and she avoids the hype and scare tactics so common on survival websites and in many survival books. Tess is a pro with a thorough understanding of what it takes to survive. I highly recommend The Prepper's Blueprint."
 
- Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom - TheSurvivalMom.com

Not often do I read a book that offers a practical, common sense plan for building self-reliance and preparedness for the common man and woman. Some writers in our niche rehash gloom-and-doom theory but fail to lay out action steps for Doing the Stuff on our journey to self-reliance.

-- Todd Walker, SurvivalSherpa.com


There are a ton of prepping books out there and when you have read and reviewed as many as I have, the lines of distinction start to blur.  This book is different and will surely become one of the most useful and valuable prepping books in your library.
-- Gaye Levy, BackdoorSurvival.com

From the Author

For the last few years, many readers have asked me for a downloadable version of my online series, 52 Weeks to Preparedness. As much as I wanted to turn the series into a pdf, I wanted it to be more - much more. I wanted to add even more information and organize and transform it into a book that encompassed all forms of disasters - both big and small. I even changed the name to The Prepper's Blueprint to help readers understand that preparedness isn't just about having a plan, it requires drawing out a blueprint to set a preparedness foundation you can build upon and rely on when the time comes.
I believe that to fully insulate yourself from a disaster of any kind, you need to have a layered effect with your supplies. This will create a well-rounded approach and ensure that you are prepared for the smallest disasters to the most severe circumstances. 
This 458 page resource starts your preparedness efforts from the beginning two week disaster and takes you through, step-by-step, to more longer term disasters. Packed with expert advice, supply lists, skills building techniques and supplemental resources, this book is the most comprehensive preparedness resource available.

More About the Author

Since 2007, Tess Pennington, founder of Ready Nutrition, has focused on educating the public on topics including disaster preparedness, natural living, homesteading, emergency food pantries, food storage and ultimately self-reliance.

She is formally trained in emergency and disaster management response with the American Red Cross.

She is the best-selling author of two preparedness books. The Prepper's Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster, is a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help the reader prepare for any disaster. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint coaches the reader in making sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

In addition to The Prepper's Blueprint, Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper's Cookbook, which has sold over 10,000 copies and focuses on helping the reader create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, and it includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, life-saving meals.

Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

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This is an excellent book; one that I will keep on my shelf indefinitely.
Misty Moyer
Chapters conclude with a section on “Preps to Buy” and “Action Items” that the reader can work through towards their preparedness plans.
PW
The book is well organized, and has a lot of "I never thought of that" information.
Stella LaRue

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Misty Moyer on July 10, 2014
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed how Tess Pennington guides the reader into preparing for short-term emergency situations and then helps to build for more of a long-term disaster situation. While we all hope a disaster doesn't affect our lives, inevitably one will. I live on the coast where disaster preparation is a necessity, but getting to a state of preparedness can be incredibly overwhelming. I really enjoyed how Tess breaks it down into easy digestible steps that would help the most timid among us become completely self-reliant. This is an excellent book; one that I will keep on my shelf indefinitely. Thanks, Tess!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By John A. on June 10, 2014
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Very well organized and contains so much more information than what you can absorb from the Ready Nutrition website. Includes lots of summary pages and detailed lists on how to start prepping and then how to continue adding to your supplies. What I like most is that you can skim the book and gain so much knowledge. Then you can add to your knowledge by reading the book in detail and start collecting and buying the recommended supplies
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Doom And Bloom, Llc on July 22, 2014
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When I received my copy of The Prepper's Blueprint by Tess Pennington, I was impressed by the sheer volume of information in it. This book discusses just about any aspect of preparedness you might imagine. There are a lot of step-by-step instructions for the many issues that you'll encounter in times of trouble, and it's all in plain English.

There are extensive sections on food storage, water, sanitation, gardening, and medical issues. Everything is arranged in logical order, and the book will serve as a useful reference guide for anyone concerned about the uncertain future.

What sets the book apart is that, in addition to the subjects covered in other books, it also brings up a plethora of things you might not have thought about, such as: What makes an ideal retreat? How do you prepare caches of supplies if you have to leave your home? What's the effect of spirituality in survival? What about charity towards others when your survival is on the line? And lots more..

Two thumbs up to Tess Pennington's "The Prepper Blueprint"! It'll be a great addition to your survival library.

Joe Alton, M.D., co-author, The Survival Medicine Handbook
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stella LaRue on July 12, 2014
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Hands down the best prepping book I've ever read! The concept of this book is that prepping should happen in layers - meaning short term, medium term, and long term. You begin prepping for a short term emergency and then layer longer term preps on top of that base. Its brilliant and makes a very confusing process more accessible and achievable. The writing is exceptional, the to do and to buy lists are great. The book is well organized, and has a lot of "I never thought of that" information.

It will take you a while to read the whole thing because there is a lot there - but take the time and read every word. Its so worth it if you want to become prepared. Its even a great book if you've been prepping for a while the way I have - it gave me a much needed fresh perspective.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Griffiths on July 5, 2014
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This is a good book to keep in your library. There are all kinds of great pieces of information to get yourself ready for emergencies in nice understandable steps and small chunks so you don't get overwhelmed. I think this is great for anyone not just people waiting for the apocalypse. Having items on hand for any emergency - hurricanes, ice storms, tornados etc when you could have power outages or are unable to get to a store is really the key. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because there is a bit of information repeated from the website.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By happymom37 on June 18, 2014
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Concise and chock full of useful info in a format that is not overwhelming, which I appreciate! It's such a big job to get started, but this book breaks the steps down to make it much easier. A must-read reference guide that everyone should have!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By judy ann nyberg on August 2, 2014
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i loved the lists for needed items,lists to do , practical,readable and essential. it is my #2 favorite...john seymores a self sufficient life being #1
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By PW on July 14, 2014
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In these hard economic times, people want to make sure that they make smart, worthwhile purchases. Tess Pennington’s new book, The Prepper’s Blueprint, available in paperback for under $25, is packed with value.

Pennington writes, “My purpose in all of this is not to promote fear and doom, or to teach others to hide from life, but to help others be aware that disasters do in fact exist and can affect us. Moreover, my goal is to teach others that they can find freedom through self-reliance.”

Pennington draws on her years of experience as a preparedness writer to deliver a manual that will take the reader from the first baby-steps of prepping to extended, long-term scenarios. In fact, her book is divided into three “layers.” Each layer consists of the important categories that each prepper should consider.

Layer 1 deals with “Immediate Needs.” Chapters deal with: Planning, 2 Weeks of Food & Water, Basic Tool List, Medical, Communication and nine other chapters. Layer 2 deals with “Short Term Preparedness” Chapters in Layer 2 deal with: Spiritual, Mental, Medical (bigger list), Tools (more involved than Layer 1), Water, Food Preservation and 11 other chapters. Layer 3 deals with “Long Term Preparedness.” Chapters in this final layer consist of: Fitness and Nutrition, Inventory Management, One Month of Food Storage, Essential Fats, Sugars and 19 more chapters!

Each chapter begins with an introduction that might include a news story, illustration or even a quiz. Throughout each chapter, Pennington has included tips and extras that provide valuable information. Chapters are also packed with links that the reader can visit to further research topics.
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