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The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster Paperback – July 12, 2011
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The language does get a little tiresome, ie: lack of full sentences. The entire book is written in the exact same sentence structure which while simple and easy to understand (big plus) makes it hard to stop by wishing there was at least one or two sentence subjects on a page. But that does not take away from the job this material does (and does well). I recommend everyone take a look because I'm sure you'll find at least one or two things you can do that doesn't take a lot of time, money, or effort but would pay off in every day life, not just emergencies.
The strategies in the resource are so practical that in a few, virtually no-stress, weeks, I could be ready for most situations involving interruptions in food, water, and electricity just by following the advice and strategies the way they are written.
There is even a checklist for the office in case I get caught at work! I will forever keep an old pair of walking shoes in the trunk of my car, too!
The only thing I'd say lowered my rating is the reliance on canned food from the store. I try to avoid canned food, but using up canned food routinely is part of the plan. For those who don't mind, the canned food makes being prepared much easier. (There is some info on home canning but not a how-to since it's not a canning book.) In spite of this small criticism, I am a satisfied book owner.
This book is a good value. The information is reliable. Save some time, money, and frustration trying to find this information by yourself, and get this book because it has information you probably won't even think to look for. Put your efforts into your preparation; this book is step one.
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It is American biassed, so for anyone in the UK/ Europe you are going to have to think laterally and apply the advice to your own country...our gun and dangerous weapons acts in the UK prohibit the use, ownership and carrying of offensive and dangerous weapons, but there are other guides on prepper websites that can guide you on self defence and defence of your property if you decide to bug-in in a SHTF situation.
It has useful links to US websites which looked interesting and might be used to add to the info in the book. One key part are the lists for new preppers, these are quite basic but comprehensive, especially if you are on a budget and don't want to look like you're in the army or special forces, this is a low key, practical guide book for everyone to consider about what to do when the SHFT.
It dose state the obviouse in places but then its a comprehensive guide and as such it would be failing if didnt as not every one who buys this will be up to speed on the subject.
I would recomend it for every ones book shelf.
If your just dipping your toes into the world of prepping its a must.
If your preps are at an advanced stage as in my case it can still help you, "Im always keen to lern new or different ways of doing something"
Even if your not interested and have no intention of becoming a prepper this book will be of use as its full of life skills that most people seam to be missing thease days.
Dont expect it to teach you how to strip an clean an AK, light a fire with sticks, skin a donkey with the button from your jeans or build a retreat bunker with a cerial box and some tape, thats not what its about, this is a Preppers guide not a survival guide.
But it will help you organise your life and perhaps streamline your life admin skills, advise you on ways to prep for most eventualitys, understand the risks we face and how best to deal with them. Its presented in a step by step logical way, easy to follow and understand.
One of the top ten must have books on this subject, preferably bought first.
Größtenteils Tips, auf die man spätestens dann selbst kommt, wenn man einmal in den Genuß eines mehrstündigen Stromausfalls gekommen ist.
Da sind die Ausführungen der "Survival-Mom" (obwohl ich sicher nicht zu ihrer Zielgruppe gehöre) wesentlich imformativer und vor allem angenehmer-unterhaltsamer zu lesen (ihr Buch wird hier auch angeboten, nicht durch den Titel irritieren lassen).
Ok, not everything in this book will be of use to you but if you have a family, or pets, or anyone you care about, this is an excellent book to get you thinking and learning. If you never have to face a large-scale emergency and all you do is end up saving yourself some cash by being more self-sufficient or having a more comfortable time next time the power is out, then yaay!