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The Prepper's Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster Paperback – May 17, 2014
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-- 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.
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.
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We never know when we may have to "get by." We just had a very large earthquake here in the S.F bay area (Napa, CA). It knocked out power and water. Many people rushed to the store to buy water and, since they had no power and couldn't cook, many families left their homes to find a place to eat. There were problems because many stores and restaurants were closed. The roads were damaged. The local news reported that the roads were jammed. The earthquake left some homes uninhabitable. The news reported that the people who were unable to return to their homes had no idea what to do. They evidently hadn't given it much thought until the earthquake left them homeless. Flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes: bad things can happen to anyone. Tess Pennington's book will help you be prepared.
As I said, Tess provides all the information for free on her web site. That is very unusual. Most preparedness sites charge a lot of money for the information they provide. Although I have already read all of the information on her website, I felt this book would be a wonderful addition to my library. It also makes a great gift. I do want to note that "The Prepper's Blueprint" isn't a slick polished book.Read more ›
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.
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
But trying to read the book is really difficult for me. It is very dry - written much more like a text book than something more readable. I am not enjoying reading the book, even though I am very interested in the topic and usually find these sorts of books fascinating. The book also comes across as more of a compilation of various lists and short bits of information than as a cohesive book. I'm wondering if much of the book may have come from blog posts that she tried to string together into a text?
Another problem I'm having with this book is that it needed a good editor. There are a lot of small errors that really start to annoy after a while. The second sentence in the book uses the words "make due" when it means "make do". There are several places where I saw things like that - words swapped out for another word that sounds the same but has a different spelling and different meaning. There is also incorrect use of apostrophes [for instance - on page 25 when she has a bullet point list of items to buy for your first aid kit, she says "Band-Aids's" when she should have written "Band-aids". There is some incorrect grammar usage, as well.
There are also passages that don't make sense - as though the sentence is incomplete or she left out an explanation of the reference she's making. There are other issues of things not quite being explained enough to make sense - such as the beginning of Chapter Two that starts by saying "For tens of thousands of east coast residents that worst case scenario is now playing out in real time.Read more ›
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This is the best all-around book for someone who's started preparing for any one (or several) of a variety of situations. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Serenity Sam
An excellent, comprehensive book filled with tons of ideas, procedures and lists for anyone interested in prepping. Read morePublished 6 days ago by BSG_Fan
Everything you could want to begin prepping for emergencies. I love the way she has lists at the end of chapters with things to buy, things that need planning, etc. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Kim Harvey Rusch
Ideal for beginners wanting basic information that walks you through step by step to the higher levels.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent book. I have been prepping for a long time, first in the UK and then in the Philippines, where natural disasters are common and prepping isn't a hobby but a... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Mark C