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Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios Paperback – March 13, 2012
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“In this impressively comprehensive manual, suburban mom Bedford helps readers learn about, prepare for, and respond to all manner of disasters...Bedford’s matter-of-fact yet supportive tone will keep the willies at bay.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Given the recent prevalence of floods, tornadoes, and power outages, this book comes at a good time. Bedford… discusses how to handle emergencies, from purifying water and storing food to making lists of financial records and establishing a safe room. [R]eaders… would do well to prepare.” (Library Journal)
“Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom is a much needed resource of practical preparedness and survival knowledge that anybody (even ‘Survival Dads’) will find an indispensable addition to their self-reliance library!” (Ed Corcoran, Editor, Survivalist Magazine)
“Lisa Bedford has given every family an upbeat and useful step-by-step guide to getting through these alarming times. Hurrah for Survival Mom.” (Lew Rockwell, editor, lewrockwell.com)
“This ‘stockpiled guide’ to self-sufficiency emergency preparedness is a wealth of information for both the novice and seasoned ‘survival mom’!” (Roxanne L. Griswold, Co-Owner, Ready Made Resources/Founder, Ready Made Woman Blog + No Candidate)
“Well-referenced, with fresh insights, Survival Mom is funny and well-written.” (Don Aslett, author of Is There Life After Housework?)
“Lisa Bedford’s book, like her blog, is full of up-to-date, useful information from reputable sources. Survival Mom is a good read, and has a place in any prepper/survivalist library.” (Leon Pantenburg, author of survivalcommonsense.com)
“Lisa Bedford explains preparedness not just as a long term goal for the future, but as an everyday lifestyle for today. This manual is a great read for anyone concerned about their own well-being and security, and that of their loved ones.” (Paul M. Munsen, President, Sun Ovens International)
“Lisa Bedford has written an outstanding book! Survival Mom is chock full of valuable tips and perspectives that had never crossed my mind, showing me how valuable the female perspective is when it comes to prepping and survival! This book is a keeper!” (Matthew Stein, author of When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival)
“After you become a mom, your head often swims with ‘what-ifs.’ But you can ease your mind with a little preparation, says Lisa Bedford, blogger and author of Survival Mom : How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios.” (USA Weekend)
From the Back Cover
Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe and Secure—No Matter What
Undaunted by the prospect of TEOTWAWKI (The End of the World as We Know It), Lisa Bedford tackles every what-if and worst-case scenario head-on, offering practical advice on how to prepare your family for whatever might come your way. From a few days without electricity to an unexpected job loss or total chaos after the destruction of a tornado, Survival Mom provides everything you need to become self-reliant and establish plans for your family, including:
- preparing the home for a natural disaster
- alternative sources of energy in a power's-out situation
- everything you need to know about food storage
- personal protection (do I really need to learn how to shoot a gun?)
Deep inside every mom is a Survival Mom whose passion for her family drives her to make the best of the present and prepare for the future. So tap into your Mama Grizzly instincts and channel your worries into action. Whether you're a full-fledged "prepper" or just getting started, with real-life stories and customizable forms and checklists along with Lisa's "you can do it" attitude, Survival Mom replaces paranoia and panic with the peace of knowing YOU have the power to keep your loved ones safe and secure.
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Top Customer Reviews
This would be great even for singles; For example, I could have really used the chapter on "Staying Cool When It's Hot" when I was a single girl living in Florida through the (way too many) hurricanes-and I thought I knew everything there was to know about staying cool when it's hot (I didn't but I do now!). It's filled with the best checklists and planning pages I've ever come across in an emergency preparedness book thus far, and I have read most of them out there. I do admire Aton Edwards, James Rawles, etc, and those guys are awesome, of course. This is "Best In Category" of family preparedness, as it covers the most practical things for families in their current (possibly suburban?)situation. Meaning, if you don't have a fortune to just move out west to the Redoubt and start homesteading (though that is probably a option to consider...)but instead you just need to make the best of what you have, right where you're at, to be ready for anything, this is the book.
I love the way Lisa is down-to-earth, practical, and entertaining- yes, this book is even fun to read. It came across as one best friend writing to another (that is, if you have a very wise, inspiring, optimistic, and very prepared best friend). I can't wait to start reading the books on the list under "Fun Survival Literature for Kids." This covers topics you'd expect, like investing, metals, food storage, medical emergencies, bug-out-bags, all the usual topics, but also includes other things such as dealing with clutter and organization, how ladies carry guns, how to develop a second income stream, and even how to deal with being "unplugged," (Yikes, right?!).
If you are on the fence like I was on whether or not to spend money on yet another "preparedness" book- do yourself a favor and order this one. I wouldn't have thought it possible, but there really is more information in the book than on her blog.
Lisa, if you're reading this, Thank You for putting forth what was obviously a lot of time, effort, and personal sacrifice to produce such a complete manual to help all us moms get our act together today, not just for some future scenario but for our everyday lives. It was an inspiring, uplifting read. Great Job!! -(NCGardenGirl)