Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 2nd Edition is often touted as the best guide to disaster preparedness available in book form.
“A great introduction to disaster preparedness in a single volume, both scholarly and easy to read! Provides practical information for families seeking to organize their preparedness efforts.” –James Talmage Stevens, Making the Best of Basics
From the Author: “Right out of the gate let me tell you what the book is NOT. It is not a book about fighting off hordes of flesh-eating zombies, should they ever rise from the grave. Nor will it describe how to survive a shipwreck by feasting on coconuts and roasted iguana. Finally, it is not intended to help you survive our planet being sucked into the cosmic fireball affectionately known as our Sun. If you wish to prepare for those types of events, I respectfully suggest that you continue your search for a more suitable text.
This book is designed to help your family prepare for more commonplace, yet still potentially deadly disasters. The list is long and varied, and includes hurricanes, tornados, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, pandemics, financial collapse, widespread blackouts, and much more. My hope is that this handbook will accomplish three things: (1) motivate you to become better prepared, (2) illustrate how to prepare effectively, and (3) help you to realize your place in a larger movement.
The handbook is clear and easy to read with more than a hundred photos, illustrations, and worksheets. What makes this book different is that it focuses on practical steps that you and your family can take to become better prepared. At the beginning of each chapter, is an example scenario designed to help you consider your current level of readiness. At the end, are brief lists of recommended supplies.
This handbook will help you to lay out a plan that includes assessing your family’s needs, stocking supplies, shoring up your shelter, leveraging existing resources, mitigating potential hazards, and preparing for likely threats. At the end of your efforts, you will be rewarded with knowing that your family is far better prepared to handle real world challenges.”
- Paperback: 430 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace; 2 Upd Exp edition (June 30, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1463531109
- ISBN-13: 978-1463531102
Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 2nd Edition by Arthur T. Bradley is currently available from book stores everywhere as well as the Amazon.com Marketplace.
Special thanks to Arthur T. Bradley for providing a signed copy.