Just in Case - by Kathy Harrison (Paperback)
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"About the Book Self-sufficiency at home or in a temporary safe haven takes away much of the fear and helplessness associated with disasters. ""Just in Case"" puts the power back in the hands of individuals who are equipped and ready to take over when public services fail. Book Synopsis If disaster strikes and public services are limited, you want to know that your family will be taken care of. Learn how to inventory and rotate your food supply, pack an evacuation kit, maintain communication with loved ones, and much more. You'll soon gain the ingenuity and resourcefulness to get your family through even the most unfortunate circumstances. From the Back Cover Don't Be Scared--Be Prepared How will your family stay warm, fed, and sheltered during a power outage? Do you have an evacuation plan if you are forced to leave your home? Disaster can strike at any time. Be one of the prepared few by following Kathy Harrison's practical plan for emergency self-sufficiency. Learn how to evaluate, organize, and rotate your food supply; pack an evacuation kit; protect important documents from fire; develop a communications system; make nutritious soup with canned and dried pantry items; and entertain the kids for several television-free days. Everything you need to know to survive when public services fail is covered in this essential guide to family preparedness. Review Quotes ""Her wisdom is delivered in a tone of pioneer optimism."" (7/31/08) ""She's not a survivalist nut case....instead, she's a rather ordinary homeowner and parent who wants to be able to take care of her family."" Kathy Harrison's Just in Case is an ideal preparedness guide for families. It is a must for the bookshelf of anyone that is serious about being prepared for emergencies. - James Wesley Rawles, Editor of www.SurvivalBlog.com, and author of Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse-- ""Newsday.com"" With the assumption that many of us have a false sense of security... assuming that technology will prevail or that some government agency will bail us out in a crisis, this extensive guide gives detailed, down-to-earth advice on what to do when disaster strikes, be it a house fire, an ice storm or biological terrorism. Aided by charmingly retro illustrations vaguely reminiscent of a 1940s air raid brochure, Harrison (Another Place at the Table) presents her OAR system for preparedness--organizing, acquiring and rotating supplies--and techniques to safely and even comfortably survive any kind of emergency. She shows how to prepare for a short-term crisis: building a supply of food and water; preparing first aid and evacuation kits; planning communication and a family meeting place in times of crisis. She also presents long-term strategies for self-sufficiency: eliminating debt and securing a supply of cash in your home; planting a garden, canning food and making cheese; replacing an inefficient fireplace with a woodstove; building a solar oven. Harrison shows that learning to do it yourself, besides providing some security in an increasingly insecure world, brings less obvious but perhaps equally important benefits: an incredible sense of self-sufficiency and independence. And pointing out that family preparedness can build community, she reminds readers, crisis can bring out the best in people, or the worst. Strive to be one of the good guys. (2008) -- ""New York Times"""

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