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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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- Item Weight : 5.7 ounces
- Paperback : 216 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1569759294
- ISBN-13 : 978-1569759295
- Product Dimensions : 5 x 0.49 x 7 inches
- Publisher : Ulysses Press; 6/28/11 Edition (July 12, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #78,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Do you have books you have already read and probably won’t read again? Movie DVDs you likely won’t watch again? Keep in mind that even if you might want to read or watch them again someday, that’s what libraries and video rental stores are for.”
I had to check the print date of the book! Was this written in 1990? The copyright date is 2011 but Bernie Carr seems unaware that Video Rental stores no longer exist. In a grid-down situation libraries, bookstores and even Netflix will not be functioning. And, in case you haven’t noticed, all of these have become tools of globalist propaganda. Libraries, as well as giant online book retailers (ahem) are actively censoring what books are available to the public. If you are preparing for a long term disruption of services, you would be wise to BUILD your library!
If you think that’s nutty prepper talk, consider the reality that here in 2020 California, our library has been closed for nearly SIX MONTHS! The governor just announced that schools will be closed through the end of the year. This retailer HAS been removing availability of some books, even removing purchased e-books from their “E-readers.”
I’m not kidding.
Secondly, when the grid goes down, so will your internet. Along with your Cable, HBO, Netflix etc. But if you have a generator or solar power, your family can still watch a DVD or read a printed book. They may even be a valuable item to barter!
It’s going to be hard for me to continue reading this piece of fluff and bad advice, after reading such nonsense on page one. I’ve never returned a book to Amazon before, but if it’s allowed, - this one is going back.
Build your library, people! But not with this one!
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.