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Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis Paperback – October 22, 2002
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What if your life was disrupted by a natural disaster, food or water supply contamination, or any other type of emergency? Do you have the essentials for you and your family? Do you have a plan in the event that your power, telephone, water and food supply are cut off for an extended amount of time? What if there were no medical or pharmaceutical services available for days, weeks, or months? How prepared are you?
With this guide by your side, you and your family will learn how to plan, purchase, and store a three-month supply of all the necessities--food, water, fuel, first-aid supplies, clothing, bedding, and more--simply and economically. In other words, this book may be a lifesaver.
Inside you'll find 10 steps to an affordable food storage program plus how to:
-Prepare a home "grocery store" and "pharmacy"
-Use what you store and store what you use
-Store water safely and provide for sanitation needs
-Create a first-aid kit, car kit, and 72-hour emergency kit for the whole family
-And many more invaluable hints and tips
"This clear, concise, step-by-step program is not only affordable and doable, it's essential in these uncertain times. Now, everyone from apartment dwellers to basement owners can store a three-month supply of the essentials, including peace of mind!" -- Joni Hilton, author of "Once-a-Week Cooking Plan and "Cooking Secrets My Mother Never Taught Me
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Peggy Layton (Author) doesn't even know what she is talking about. This book talks about preparing for an emergency, but offers no information on HOW to properly prepare, store food, or what you will need. HALF the book are COMPLEX RECIPES you ARE NOT going to cook on a fire. If the disaster you face leaves the lights, heat, and transportation infrastructure unaffected, you'll probably still be in trouble with this manual. She doesn't even talk about rotating the water supply, water storage requirements or collection methods.
The content is vague and the storage information for food is flat out WRONG. Canned goods can last 50 years, NOT 2 YEARS as the book flatly says. I can leave a steak on my counter top for two years, and with proper prep it would still be good! It all depend on the water content, sugars, preparation, and container used. She actually advices the WRONG FOOD, choosing items with high fructose and large water contents.
It is all bad with this one.
I was also looking for for ideas on how and where to store all of the supplies suggested. We live in a large house but unless I am willing to put the shelves pictured in the book in my living room, it offered little help. There were plenty of check lists provided and some recipes. But in glancing over the recipes, I noticed one for sweetened condensed milk that didn't specify quantity of sugar when the directions clearly indicated it was to be used.
I just do not think this book gave me much new information as a resource tool.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Author did an excellent job with this book! Easy to understand and implement.Published 6 months ago by Dave
Very few times, I will provide a 5 star rating. I believe this book deserves it. I had it sitting on my shelf to get too, and glad I have. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matt Cole
Good resource to have during an emergency. Never know when a flood, tornado will strike and you need to be prepared to survivePublished 7 months ago by Beth A. Gantt