The next severe storm, power outage, or financial meltdown could hit at any time. Having a household contingency plan and being part of a strong, resilient community could mean the difference between life and death. This friendly and highly accessible guide introduces the most important, practical steps your whole family can take to ensure survival in short- or long-term emergencies. The critical information is presented in 40 achievable tasks, ranging from simpler ones such as creating a preparedness notebook and repackaging store-bought food for storage to more involved preparations like learning to collect rainwater and building a solar oven.
About the Author
Kathy Harrison is the author of Prepping 101 and Just In Case, as well as Another Place at the Table and One Small Boat. She is a national spokesperson, touring and giving lectures, for both family preparedness and foster parenting. She has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, and in NPR interviews. She lives with her family in western Massachusetts.
“If you have ever doubted that it was absolutely essential to prepare for a crisis or natural disaster, look around — it is one of our most urgent projects. With Kathy Harrison's reassuring help and thoughtful guidance, you can do this, and keep your loved ones safe and well.” — Sharon Astyk, author of Making Home
“With the tips and strategies I learned from this modern-day survivalist guide, I can continue to hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.” — Donna Smallin, author of Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness
“Highly recommended—fear, paranoia, and camo-gear not required!” — Matthew Stein, design engineer, green builder, and bestselling author of When Technology Fails and When Disaster Strikes
“This important book shows us that simple, common-sense actions can save life and home when the unexpected happens. It makes this book an investment in better luck in harder times.” — Jenna Woginrich, author of Made from Scratch
“The more people who are prepared to take personal responsibility for their own continued existence in times of crisis, the better off we will all be. Kathy's book can help you to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.” — Nicole Foss, Senior Editor, The Automatic Earth
“Harrison weaves a blanket of masterful readiness knowledge, beautifully presented in a book no home should be without.” — Jacqueline Druga, author of Protocol One, Three Miles Out, and Contagious