- Paperback: 440 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3 edition (May 2, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1475136536
- ISBN-13: 978-1475136531
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (458 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A great introduction to disaster preparedness in a single volume, both scholarly and easy to read! Provides practical information for families seeking to organize their preparedness efforts." --James Talmage Stevens, Making the Best of Basics
"An easy to read handbook packed full of very helpful information to cover any emergency one might encounter."--Marg Pollon, Founding Director of Bridges of Love Ministry Society
"Whether you're a novice just starting out, a seasoned "prepper" or a die-hard survivalist, this is one book that you should add to your must read list." --Keith Erwood, disasterpreparednessblog.com
"This book offers a comprehensive run-down of household preparedness activities that is easy to follow and implement." --Jeff Bowers, Confluence Disaster Preparedness Consulting
"What I appreciated most from this book is Bradley's focus on being prepared so that we can help those around us, and the unintimidating, conversational style in which he presents the information." --Cindy Baum, Books and Chocolate
From the Author
Right out of the gate let me tell you what the book is NOT. It is not a book about fighting off hordes of flesh-eating zombies, should they ever rise from the grave. Nor will it describe how to survive a shipwreck by feasting on coconuts and roasted iguana. Finally, it is not intended to help you survive our planet being sucked into the cosmic fireball affectionately known as our Sun. If you wish to prepare for those types of events, I respectfully suggest that you continue your search for a more suitable text.
This book is designed to help your family prepare for more commonplace, yet still potentially deadly disasters. The list is long and varied, and includes hurricanes, tornados, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, pandemics, financial collapse, widespread blackouts, and much more. My hope is that this handbook will accomplish three things: (1) motivate you to become better prepared, (2) illustrate how to prepare effectively, and (3) help you to realize your place in a larger movement.
The handbook is clear and easy to read with more than a hundred photos, illustrations, and worksheets. What makes this book different is that it focuses on practical steps that you and your family can take to become better prepared. At the beginning of each chapter, is an example scenario designed to help you consider your current level of readiness. At the end, are brief lists of recommended supplies.
This handbook will help you to lay out a plan that includes assessing your family's needs, stocking supplies, shoring up your shelter, leveraging existing resources, mitigating potential hazards, and preparing for likely threats. At the end of your efforts, you will be rewarded with knowing that your family is far better prepared to handle real world challenges.
--From the Author --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is laid out and organized by types of preparations, much like many other books of this type, but in each category the advice proffered is focused on addressing the most imminent and likely needs.
- Staying Alive
- Electrical Power
- Heating / Cooling
- Medical / First Aid
- Financial Preparedness
- Special Needs
- Creating a DP Network
- Five Horsemen of Death
- Electromagnetic Pulse and Solar Storms
- Trial by Fire
The last three chapters are dedicated specifically to different types of disasters(natural and otherwise) and specific actions that you can take in the midst of those disasters. This book is a "must read" even just for these last three chapters.
It was obvious that quite a bit of research went into this book and this 3rd edition is quite polished and extensive.
This book was well formatted for the kindle with the ability to quickly skip from chapter to chapter and access the linked Table Of Contents. Also, the beginning of each chapter had a linked "Table of Contents" of it's own to quickly take you to the different sections of the chapter.Read more ›
I spent 20 years in the military, been a Scoutmaster, 4H Instructor, Paramedic, and Camp Staff member, and I have never encountered a more useful, to the point, and easily used reference. Dr. Bradley has done a wonderful job of researching the available information on keeping ourselves and those important to us safe and consolidating it into concise, well written chapters that cover the preparations required to enable a practical response to real world threats. Equally importantly, he provides a bibliography to help you explore each topic in greater detail if desired.Read more ›
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The most impressive feature of this book in my view is how pragmatic it is. I've seen the Army Survival Manual - it is great for wilderness survival, but what about living in my neighborhood? Dr. Bradley breaks surviving a disaster down to 14 basic needs, and shows you first how to prioritize your efforts, then how to get to the level of preparedness that makes sense for your family. The book is full of well thought-out overviews of the 14 basic needs of life, and also delves into specifics (best products, calculations, checklists) you can use to become prepared for the unexpected.
Finally, like no other text I have seen, Dr. Bradley looks at the whole spectrum. Ever think of air as a necessary tool for surviving a disaster? How about the role of finances? Preparing your house to resist rioters? What water filter really works? What weapon is best? How do you calculate the size of the generator to secure light and communication for your family? Ever think about how sleep is essential to your ability to survive a disaster? What about common illnesses? Do you know what they are? That they often come from poor sanitation? How do you avoid them when infrastructure breaks down?
As an engineer Dr.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book. Well thought-out approach from a credible source. Easy to read at that. I was so impressed with his work, I recently purchased the addendum, covering solar storms... Read morePublished 1 month ago by mankatoguy
This book is a good read for both experienced and those who are just beginning to prep.Published 2 months ago by Nicholas Watkins
A great book on practical emergency preparation for families. Easy to read and easy to pick and choose the parts that make sense for the individual.Published 3 months ago by Stillard
Get this one. A full book! Lots of detail. Can be read thru AND used as a reference book to create your own Emergency Preparedness kits. Read morePublished 3 months ago by readmerlin
Great book. Good read. I liked it very much. Highly recommend it to every one. Thanks for the suggestion ;)Published 3 months ago by Amvoymyke
This book was both informative and captivating! I will be recommending this book to others. The author of this book should be proud.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Poor Man