9781569759295

The Prepper's Pocket Guide 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster

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    9781569759295

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    1569759294

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/12/2011
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
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Summary

BE PREPARED BE SAFE From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you canít escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home town ó but you can be prepared! Offering a simple DIY approach, this book breaks down the vital steps you should take into 101 quick, smart and inexpensive projects: #6 Make a Master List of Passwords #16 Calculate How Much Water You Need #33 Start a Food Storage Plan for $5 a Week #60 Make a Safe from a Hollowed-out Book #77 Assemble an Inexpensive First Aid kit #89 Learn to Cook Without Electricity #94 Pack a Bug-out Bag

Author Biography

Bernie Carr has had extensive experience with surviving natural disasters and keeping her family safe. She writes The Apartment Prepperís Blog at www.apartmentprepper.com and resides in Dallas, TX with her family.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 13
Getting Startedp. 17
De-Clutter Your Homep. 17
Get Creative About Storage Spacep. 18
Rethink Your Mind-Setp. 20
Make a Written Emergency Contact Listp. 22
Make a Family Emergency Planp. 23
Make a Master List of Passwordsp. 24
Assemble a 72-Hour Survival Kitp. 25
Avoid Common Preparedness Mistakesp. 28
Carry These Important Items Dailyp. 30
Financial Readinessp. 32
Create a Personal Economic Disaster Planp. 33
Start an Emergency Savings Fundp. 34
Pay Off Debt with the Snowball Methodp. 36
Review Your Insurance Coveragep. 37
Keep an Emergency Cash Stash in Your Homep. 38
Consider Investing in Precious Metalsp. 39
Water Needsp. 44
Calculate How Much Water You Needp. 44
Start Collecting Water for Emergenciesp. 45
Find Hidden Backup Water Sources in Your Homep. 47
Learn to Empty Your Water Heaterp. 48
Find Water Outside Your Homep. 50
Keep Contaminated Water from Entering Your Homep. 51
Learn to Filter Waterp. 52
Make a Simple, Inexpensive Homemade Water Filterp. 53
Learn to Purify Waterp. 55
Learn to Distill Waterp. 57
Learn to Build a Solar Stillp. 58
Learn to Build a Vegetation Stillp. 60
Learn to Disinfect Water with Sunlightp. 61
Choose a Commercial Water Filterp. 62
Conserve Water in an Emergencyp. 63
Food Suppliesp. 64
Track What You Eatp. 65
Learn Basic Cooking Skillsp. 67
Start a Food Storage Plan for $5 a Weekp. 68
Buy What You Eat, Eat What You Storep. 72
Stockpile Foodp. 73
Rotate Your Food Supplyp. 74
Know the Different Types of Expiration Datesp. 75
Consider Storing MREsp. 76
Store Dehydrated and Freeze-Dried Foodp. 77
Decide How Much Food to Storep. 79
Buy Staples in Bulkp. 80
Overcome the Enemies of Food Storagep. 84
Learn to Sprout Seeds and Beansp. 86
Learn to Cook Lentils and Beansp. 88
Learn to Make Homemade Yogurtp. 90
Learn to Marinate Vegetablesp. 92
Learn to Make Freezer Jamp. 94
Learn Basic Canning Methodsp. 95
Try Sample Canning Recipesp. 99
Dry Herbs and Peppers without a Food Dehydratorp. 102
Make Your Own Beef Jerkyp. 103
Learn to Make Bread from Scratchp. 105
Start an Inexpensive Container Gardenp. 107
Start Your Own Seedsp. 108
Start a Garden in a Small Spacep. 109
Ready Your Homep. 112
Teach Children About Preppingp. 112
Don't Forget About the Petsp. 114
Keep Important Documents in One Binderp. 115
Secure Family Photos and Keepsakesp. 117
Make a Safe from a Hollowed-Out Bookp. 118
Assemble a Car Emergency Kitp. 120
Assemble a Desk Emergency Kitp. 122
Assemble a Mini Survival Kit in a Mint Tinp. 123
Stock Up on Multipurpose Itemsp. 124
Make a Can Organizer for Your Pantryp. 130
Prepare for an Earthquakep. 131
Prepare for a Hurricanep. 134
Prepare for a Tornadop. 136
Prepare for a Floodp. 138
Prepare for an Ice Stormp. 141
Personal Health and Safetyp. 143
Follow the Number-One Safety Rulep. 144
Protect Yourself from Crimep. 145
Know Basic Fire Safetyp. 148
Protect Your Family from Germsp. 149
Learn to Make a Disinfectant Cleaner from Emergency Kit Itemsp. 151
Take a Fitness Reality Checkp. 152
Assemble an Inexpensive First Aid Kitp. 153
Assemble an Emergency Dental Kitp. 156
Make an Electrolyte Solution to Prevent Dehydrationp. 157
Learn to Make a Gel Pack for Muscle Pain Reliefp. 158
Learn to Make a Saline Spray for a Stuffy Nosep. 159
Get by with What You Havep. 160
Learn to Make a Temporary Toiletp. 164
Learn to Dispose of Waste Matterp. 165
When the Power Is Outp. 166
Assemble a Power Failure Kitp. 167
Know What to Do if You Have a Power Outagep. 168
Consider Buying a Generatorp. 169
Learn to Store Gasoline Safelyp. 170
Learn to Cook Without Electricityp. 172
Learn to Build an Outdoor Pit Ovenp. 173
Know Different Ways to Start a Firep. 175
Consider Alternative Lightingp. 177
Learn to Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee Without Electricityp. 179
When You Have to Get Outp. 184
Pack a Bug-Out Bagp. 185
Determine Whether You Should Stay or Gop. 189
Make an Evacuation Plan in Advancep. 191
Find Exit Routes from the Cityp. 194
Have the Right Footwear for Walking Outp. 195
Keep Paracord on Handp. 197
Learn to Navigate Without a Compassp. 198
Learn to Signal for Help if You Are Strandedp. 200
A Final Wordp. 203
Resourcesp. 204
Acknowledgmentsp. 211
About the Authorp. 213
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