Sunday, July 03, 2011

Disaster preparedness book

I have been looking for a good disaster preparedness book along with a good refresher on basic first aid so I was happy to see one show up in the mail to Glenn. The book was entitled IT'S A DISASTER! ...and what are YOU gonna do about it? (5th Edition) and was written by Bill & Janet Liebsch.

It's a small concise manual that asks the question "Is your family or business really prepared for a disaster or emergency?" It touts information on protecting your family and property from natural disasters and nuclear threats, how to reduce infectious diseases, make an emergency plan with tips that include special ones for kids and the elderly, how to assemble "Grab & Go" kits for your home, car and office, and how to apply basic first aid.

Luckily for me, it reads like a very straight-forward manual with very clear sections with lists to check off for each type of kit etc. It looks like a good book to include in your reading if you want to prepare for various types of disasters.



Blogger Zorro said...

When the world comes to an end...your role in the scenario.


10:16 AM, July 03, 2011  
Blogger Dr.Alistair said...

the malls shut dear.....and no, those aren`t bears.....and yes, we are having leaves and berries again for supper.

3:57 PM, July 03, 2011  
Blogger Ecclesiastes said...

A disaster preparedness book?

What? Are you new to the place that you live?

While you haven't actually wasted your money, you'll need to do a couple more things to be prepared.

First, meet people who have lived where you are for a long time. Ask them what you need to prepare.

Second, make friends of people who live close to you, neighbors next door and beyond. They will be there for you , and you for them, critical minutes, hours, and probably even days before any 'first responders' will arrive.

8:27 AM, July 04, 2011  
Blogger Doom said...

Dip your toe in that book and you might end up moving, collecting tons of gear, reorganizing what you think and how you do things, and becoming more libertarian. It's a gateway book, dontchya know?

But seriously, I wish more people read even such books. Having a few weeks food on hand simply is a good call. I have associates who stored several years of food. When illness or unemployment came calling, they were able to make it through on stored food and whatever money and incomes they could generate. Doesn't have to be end of the world stuff. Plus, those stored foods can be fun and tasty to... sample. While figuring out what you like, of course.

8:34 AM, July 04, 2011  
Blogger movin said...

very informative book this look
i will must going to buy this

elizabeth arden

12:15 PM, July 07, 2011  

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