Across the ages, in every survival story, a disaster of some sort plays a prominent role. Sometimes the part is played by the government, sometimes it is played by Mother Nature, and other times, the role is taken on by a random mishap. If we have learned one thing studying the history of disasters, it is this: those who are prepared have a better chance at survival than those who are not.A crisis rarely stops with a triggering event. The aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. Because of this, it's important to have a well-rounded approach to our preparedness efforts.Due to the overwhelming nature of preparedness, we have created the Prepper's Blueprint to help get you and your family ready for life's unexpected emergencies. To make a more comprehensive, easy-to-follow program, The Prepper's Blueprint has been simplified and divided up in a way to help you make sense of all the preparedness concepts and supply lists provided. We have divided the chapters into layers of preparedness.Layer 1: Chapters 1-14, prepares you for those everyday disasters that have shorter-term effects: power outages, storms, injuries, and evacuationsLayer 2: Chapters 15-31 help you to get ready for disasters that turn out to be much longer-lasting: economic collapse, long term power outages, and pandemics, to name a fewLayer 3: Chapters 32-56 prepares you for the long haul and a complete change of lifestyle, the end of the world as we know it: providing food and water once supplies run out, security, retreat properties, and long-term plansThe goal of The Prepper's Blueprint is to help you find freedom through self-reliance, and ultimately, to get you and your family to a point where you can not only survive, but thrive, in a world that may be permanently altered.
Reviews life-saving steps for keeping alive in the event of a catastrophic disaster, covering such topics as acquiring and storing water, building a shelf-stable food supply, strengthening home security, and treating illnesses.
Author: Lisa Bedford
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: House & Home
From the creator of TheSurvivalMom.com comes this first-of-its-kind guidebook for all the “prepper” moms keen to increase their family's level of preparedness for emergencies and crises of all shapes and sizes. Publisher’s Weekly calls Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom an “impressively comprehensive manual,” saying, “suburban mom Bedford helps readers learn about, prepare for, and respond to all manner of disasters. . . . From 'Instant Survival Tip' sidebars to a list of 'Lessons from the Great Depression'. . . Bedford's matter-of-fact yet supportive tone will keep the willies at bay.”
Author: James Henry
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Genre: Social Science
Disaster can strike at any time with no warning. Most people aren’t forward thinking enough to prepare for the worst, others simply don’t have the skills needed to successfully prepare. That’s where the Badass Prepper’s Handbook comes in. Covering a wide variety of disaster scenarios with detailed instructions for what you need to do in each one, you’ll be ready for anything in no time at all. You’ll learn how to build shelters, how to store water and food, how to cook off the grid, how to evacuate safely and efficiently, and much, much more. With this ultimate guide in disaster survival, you’ll be ready to protect yourself, you family, your neighbors, and your pets, in all of the worst case scenarios.
A STEP-BY-STEP, DON'T-OVERLOOK-ANYTHING WORKBOOK OF DIY PROJECTS THAT PREPARE HOME AND FAMILY FOR ANY LIFE-THREATENING CATASTROPHE The preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by pandemic, failure of the grid or other long-term crises. Government pamphlets and other prepping books tell you how to hold out through an emergency until services are restored. This book teaches you how to survive when nothing returns to normal for weeks, months or even years, including: •Practical water collection for drinking and hygiene •Storing, growing, hunting and foraging for food •First aid and medical treatments when there’s no doctor •Techniques and tactics for fortifying and defending your home •Community-building strategies for creating a new society
A one-year food supply means freedom. It means that you are less subject to the whims of the economy or personal financial emergencies. You can handle small disasters with aplomb. You aren't reliant on the government if a crisis strikes. You can't be manipulated because your family is hungry.The second edition of The Pantry Primer is nearly triple the size of the original book. It has morphed from a book about our own journey to replenish our pantry after a cross-continental move, to a detailed compendium of all things food storage. Geared towards preppers, it teaches you: Why everyone needs a food supply in their homes How much food you need How your pantry is directly related to your health The components of a perfect pantry Prepping for those with dietary restrictions. A thrifty new way of shopping so you can afford to build your pantry How to store the food you purchase to extend the shelf life for as long as possible A week-by-week plan, complete with shopping lists and menu ideas How to save money by making items most people purchase ready-made at the store Pantry inventory and maintenance Where to store all of that food Bonus: 25 frugal and delicious recipes If you're new at this, you can take the most important step today...the step of getting started. You'll have a year's supply of food in no time at all!
A beginner's guide to disaster preparedness outlines how to create a self-sustainable home that can provide for needs in the face of anything, covering such topics as supply stockpiling, food foraging, and defense weaponry.
People are born with the innate desire to survive, but sadly, many in our increasingly dependent society look to others for relief and assistance following a disaster. The fact is that help from government, family, or neighbors is often unavailable when needed most, and in the end, you may have only yourself to count on. Do you know what to do and how to do it if disaster strikes? If not, 31 Days to Survival will help you prepare to survive both short and long-term disasters. Each day contains a specific task for you to do. This daily, step-by-step approach is designed not only to teach you practical survival skills but also to ensure that you complete the vital tasks by the end of 31-day period, thus increasing your survival skills and your readiness to survive a long-term disaster. By the end of the 31 days you will have: Built a rotating canned food shelf and filled your pantry with nutritious, durable food Accumulated the right firearms for foraging and defense Assembled emergency first-aid and dental kits Made a homemade water filter Put together a functional 72-hour kit and an everyday carry kit Constructed and used traps for small game and fish Collected tools and seeds for your survival garden Made like-minded friends And much more . . . Are you willing to invest a month of your time for survival skills and knowledge that will last a lifetime? If the answer is yes, what are you waiting for?
Are you and your family prepared for the greatest economic collapse that America has ever seen? Economic expert Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse Blog and Barbara Fix, author of Survival: Prepare Before Disaster Strikes, address the whys and the hows of getting prepared for the coming crisis in their new book. Topics include looming economic collapse, Ebola, drought and increasing weather-related disasters, our extremely vulnerable power grid, civil unrest, and practical steps for storing food and supplies that you will need. Get Prepared Now! walks readers through survival in a short-term or protracted crisis whether in the city or the country with budget friendly advice: * Securing, storing and purifying water * Grid-down cooking, heating, lighting and sanitation * Food storage how-to's, including food storage suggestions your family will love * Gardening during a long-term crisis and grid-down food preservation * What critical supplies you will need during a major disruption of public services * Emergency first aid supplies and how to prepare for a widespread pandemic * Emergency 72-hour kits, caching supplies and setting up decoys * Hardening the home to safely shelter in place * Bartering skill-sets and goods * Bugging out & relocation Preparedness is multi-faceted and is best accomplished with a clear purpose in mind. Michael Snyder offers sound economic reasons to prepare while addressing the struggles that many Christians face regarding preparedness. His advice will comfort and uplift the reader, offering peace of mind that preparedness brings during uncertain times. Barbara Fix shares how she was able to provide food storage, medical supplies, and grid-down survival goods for one year for 23 people on a budget. Her story and advice will inspire the reader with unique workarounds that are centered on common-sense principles that have withstood the test of time.
Author: Scott Hunt
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2014-08-05
A complete guide to disaster preparedness from Scott Hunt, CEO of Practical Preppers and a nationally recognized preparedness expert The world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods of biblical proportions to concerns about the economic downturn and government shutdown, the hits just keep on coming. At the same time, the power grid is incredibly fragile. Our dependency on widely distributed long distance systems for power, medicine, and food makes our society susceptible to attack, whether by foreign or domestic enemies, or the weather. No matter the concern, the solutions are the same. Scott Hunt, the owner of Practical Preppers, and an experienced engineer, homesteader, and pastor, offers readers a complete and detailed guide to sustainable living. With The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness, anyone can learn how to: - Secure a water source-even in an urban area - Grow and preserve food - Set up an alternative energy supply - Maintain a comfortable shelter -including alternative cooking and sanitation methods during a long power outage - Bug out-what to include in your bug out bag and how to leave - Prepare for medical issues - Deal with security concerns Preparing for disruption of services in an emergency is a noble venture which gives peace of mind. This book will empower readers of all skill levels and resources to survive and achieve an independent, sustainable lifestyle.
Author: Joseph D. Alton M D
Release Date: 2013-06-13
Genre: Assistance in emergencies
"If modern medical care is not available, you may be the end of the line when it comes to keeping your family healthy. Do you have the knowledge and training to take on this responsibility? This second edition of the book will give you the ability to deal with 90% of the issues you might face in any survival situation. The goal of the Survival Medicine Handbook is to help you do what you can, with what you have, where you are. With this guide, you will become a medial asset to your family in uncertain times"--Page 4 of cover.