The Complete Disaster Home Preparation Guide

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9780130859006: The Complete Disaster Home Preparation Guide

Provides specific, real-world, detailed solutions for survival and preparation. Discusses how to be ready when the power goes off, when the phones don't work, when the running water stops running, when the sewage service stops, and the ATM fails. Softcover. DLC: Emergency management.

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Failure to prepare is preparing to fail! Benjamin Franklin

Disasters happen! Be ready with the #1 practical guide to protecting your family!

Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, chemical spills, blackouts-The Complete Disaster Home Preparation Guide gives you specific, real-world, step-by-step solutions for survival and preparation, no matter what happens! Discover how to be ready when the power goes off, when the phones don't work, when the running water stops running, when the sewage service stops, when the ATM fails!

In this complex, interconnected world, anything can happen-and preparation makes all the difference. Leading self-preparedness expert Robert A. Roskind gives you up-to-date, practical, advice on what to do before, during, and after a disaster-including detailed advice customized to address each type of disaster. Coverage includes:

  • Heating
  • Power
  • Water
  • Lighting
  • Food and cooking
  • Staying clean, healthy, and safe
  • Money
  • Protecting your important papers
  • And more!

You'll get hard-to-find information on products that work, specific quantities of items you'll need, how to save money-and what to avoid! Detailed checklists help make sure you'll be ready and comfortable, no matter what. Even if you never face a disaster, you'll have the confidence of knowing you can handle the worst. And as you get ready, you'll find yourself addressing important personal and business issues you've been putting off for years!

You owe it to yourself and your family to prepare, and one book is all you need: The Complete Disaster Home Preparation Guide, by Robert A. Roskind.

From the Inside Flap:

Preface

I am writing this preface in the fall of 1999. My editor just called and said we need this soon. So I'm sitting here thinking what I can say to you, my reader, that will motivate you to really get prepared for any disasters that might happen in your area.

It is a strange time to be writing about preparedness. Though the need for preparedness has never been more obviously clear, complacency seems to still rule the day. This year Hurricane Floyd left thousands homeless on the East Coast of the U.S., Taiwan was hit by a major earthquake, and India just got their worst flooding in 100 years. This year computer viruses have crippled companies, the government is warning about possible cyberterrorism, and Y2K is looming like a specter at the feast. The reasons to prepare seem compelling. But the stock market is booming, holidays are around the corner, and there are over 100 channels on TV. Preparedness just is not part of this society's mindset. It is just more difficult to think of hard times during good times.

So what can I say to you to convince you that you should spend the time, energy, and money to be fully prepared for any natural or man-made disaster that may occur? Only this: If a disaster befalls you and your family, preparedness will be one of the wisest, most mature decisions you ever made. If none befall you, it will still be.—Robert Roskind

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