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Just in Case: How to be Self-Sufficient when the Unexpected Happens Paperback – July 23, 2008
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With the assumption that many of us have a false sense of security... assuming that technology will prevail or that some government agency will bail us out in a crisis, this extensive guide gives detailed, down-to-earth advice on what to do when disaster strikes, be it a house fire, an ice storm or biological terrorism. Aided by charmingly retro illustrations vaguely reminiscent of a 1940s air raid brochure, Harrison (Another Place at the Table) presents her OAR system for preparedness—organizing, acquiring and rotating supplies—and techniques to safely and even comfortably survive any kind of emergency. She shows how to prepare for a short-term crisis: building a supply of food and water; preparing first aid and evacuation kits; planning communication and a family meeting place in times of crisis. She also presents long-term strategies for self-sufficiency: eliminating debt and securing a supply of cash in your home; planting a garden, canning food and making cheese; replacing an inefficient fireplace with a woodstove; building a solar oven. Harrison shows that learning to do it yourself, besides providing some security in an increasingly insecure world, brings less obvious but perhaps equally important benefits: an incredible sense of self-sufficiency and independence. And pointing out that family preparedness can build community, she reminds readers, crisis can bring out the best in people, or the worst. Strive to be one of the good guys. (Aug.)
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Kathy Harrison's Just in Case is an ideal preparedness guide for families. It is a must for the bookshelf of anyone that is serious about being prepared for emergencies. - James Wesley Rawles, Editor of www.SurvivalBlog.com, and author of Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse
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I liked this book. Yes, I recommend it.
All that said, my husband and I are looking to rely less and less on technology and more and more on ourselves and nature. My hope was that this book would be a good start in the right direction. It's too bad that it was disappointing.
I have read that blistering review here that had some reasonable arguments and some not so much. For example, it is true that there are fire bans in certain parts of this country but in a serious disaster, police will be incapable of enforcing those bans during a serious crisis. Survival is key, despite fire bans. I'm not going to die because someone has banned fires.
My problem however is with all the advice but at the same time all the secrets. For example she says (not exact words but you'll get the meaning) "You can buy a certain manual washing machine for $60," and leaves it at that. A certain one? How do I find it? Where did she see it? We'll never know because she does not share any of her resources. I mean none of them.
How many of us get books on hobbies and in the back it has a list of online stores where you can get supplies? This is supposed to be a book about disaster readiness and she doesn't have a list on where to obtain supplies. Really?
I appreciate her efforts and there is indeed a lot of helpful information. I just think she needs to share a little more of her knowledge that she was unwilling to do for whatever reason. I seriously doubt product (or business) placement applies here, for the very reason those craft and hobby books ARE able to share their suggested suppliers.
Perhaps this can be an addition in a future edition. My advice is that it IS handy, but get a book that has resources too.