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Prepping 101 : 40 steps you can take to be prepared : protect your family, prepare for weather disasters, be ready and resilient when emergencies arise
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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.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 8
Create a Preparedness Binderp. 10
Assess Your Lighting Needsp. 14
Calculate Your Water Needsp. 18
Plan for Long-Term Water Usagep. 22
Calculate Your Food Needsp. 28
Design a Food Storage Programep. 32
Store Food for the Long Termp. 36
Build a First-Aid Kitp. 40
Build a Basic Tool Kitp. 44
Stock Up on Batteriesp. 47
Check Your Carp. 50
Prepare Your Homep. 55
Review Your Financial Preparednessp. 59
Protect Your Electronicsp. 62
Talk to Your Kidsp. 64
Prepare Your Petsp. 68
Keep Communication Openp. 71
Take Care of Your Head, Hands, and Feetp. 75
Shop for the Best Buysp. 78
Buy in Bulkp. 82
Grow a Little Gardenp. 85
Learn to Preserve Foodp. 92
Learn to Cook in a Crisisp. 96
Plan a Day of Emergency Mealsp. 102
Keep Your Food Safep. 108
How to Handle Garbagep. 111
Keep Pests at Bayp. 115
Connect with Your Communityp. 118
Plan for Entertainment and Celebrationp. 122
Cope with Sanitationp. 126
Deal with Personal Hygienep. 130
Manage Your Laundryp. 132
Think about Securityp. 136
Create a Safe Roomp. 139
Keep Warmp. 142
Keep Coolp. 146
Make an Evacuation Planp. 149
Survival Hacksp. 153
The Well-Prepared Bookcasep. 156
Ready, Set, Practice!p. 160
After: What If It Lasts Longer?p. 162
Resourcesp. 164
Recommended Readingp. 166
Metric Conversionsp. 168
Indexp. 169
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