The Complete Disaster Home Preparation Guide
-- Specific advice for protecting your family from earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, blizzards, ice storms, chemical spills, nuclear accidents, and more!-- Detailed checklists, step-by-step plans, and expert buying advice.-- By Robert A. Roskind, operator of the nation's largest self-reliance Web site!In this complex, interconnected world, anything can happen, and preparation makes all the difference. In The Complete Disaster Home Preparation Guide, leading self-reliance expert Robert A. Roskind delivers up-to-date, practical, advice on what to do before, during, and after a disaster -- including detailed advice customized to address every type of disaster. Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, chemical spills, blackouts: here are specific, real-world, step-by-step solutions you need for survival! You'll find 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!
- Paperback | 300 pages
- 139.7 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
- 30 Dec 1999
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
Table of contents
1. THE BASICS OF DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. How to Use This Book. Why Preparedness? Preparedness as a Lifestyle. Disaster Preparedness and Sustainability.2. Food and How to Store It. The Problem. The Solutions. Your In-home Grocery Store: Storing Nonperishable Foods That You Normally Eat. Gardening. Freeze-dried or Dehydrated Foods. Selecting a Food Reserve System. Packaging. Freeze-dried Foods. Dehydrated Foods. a Good-tasting Meat Replacement. Proper Food Storage. Refrigeration. Household Sundries. Notes. Recommended Freeze-dried Food Companies. Recommended Dehydrated Food Companies. Kitchen Checklist. Food Shelf-Life Recommendations.3. STORING AND TREATING WATER. The Problem. The Solutions. Water Storage. Locating and Treating Water. Water Purifiers and Filters. Boiling. Chemical Treatments. More Rigorous Purification Methods for Radioactive Fallout. Wells. Notes. Checklist for Water.4. Heating. The Problem. The Solutions. The Options. Heating Safety. Propane. Generators. Wood Heat. Kerosene. Oil Heat. Coal Stoves. Solar Power. Notes. Checklist for Heating.5. Lighting Without Electricity. The Problem. The Solutions. Generators. Solar Lanterns and Flashlights. Gas Lanterns. Kerosene Lanterns. Candles. Battery-operated Flashlights, Lanterns, and More. Notes. Checklist for Lighting.6. Non-electric Cooking Alternatives. The Problem. The Solutions. Dual Fuel Stoves. Kerosene Cook Stoves. Wood Stoves and Fireplaces. Gelled Ethanol Products. Propane and Butane Camp Stoves and Grills. Standard Propane Ranges. Solar Ovens. Notes. Checklist for Cooking Appliances.7. Staying Clean, Healthy, and Safe. The Problem. The Solutions. Staying Clean. Bathing. Alternative Toilets. Disposal of Human Waste. Household Garbage. Washing Clothes. Staying Healthy. Paper Products. Staying Safe. Notes. Checklist for Health, Safety, and Cleanliness. Create a Family Disaster Plan (Recommended FEMA list). Red Cross Emergency Handbook. How to Cope With.... Emergency Telephone Numbers. Home Safety Tips. Food-Borne Illnesses.8. Communications and Important Papers. Communication. The Problem. The Solution. Important Papers. Important Papers to Have Available. Note.9. Children & Pets. Children & Disasters. Preparing Children before a Disaster. Children and Their Response to Disaster. Pets & Disasters. Notes. References and Resources. Reference #1-Preparedness Books. General. Specialty Info. Health & First Aid Info. Reference #2-Organizations Offering Disaster Preparedness Assistance. Disaster Websites. Reference #3-Disaster: House and Building Fires. Before. During. After. Reference #4-Disaster: Floods and Flash Floods. Before. During a Flood Watch. During a Flood. During an Evacuation. After. Reference #5-Disaster: Hurricanes. Before. After. Reference #6-Disaster: Thunderstorms and Lightning. Before. During. After. Reference #7-Disaster: Tornadoes. Before. During. After. Fujita.Pearson Tornado Scale. Reference #8-Disaster: Earthquakes. Before. During. After. Reference #9-Disaster: Winter Storms. Before. During. Cold Weather Issues. Summary of Conditions. Survival. Cold Weather Injuries. Reference #10-Disaster: Nuclear Power Plant Emergency. What Is Radiation? Preparing for an Emergency. Emergency Classification Levels. If You Are Alerted. If You Are Advised to Evacuate The Area. If Advised to Remain at Home. School Evacuations. For Farmers and Home Gardeners. Three Ways to Minimize Radiation Exposure. What You Can Do to Stay Informed. Reference #11-Disaster: Wildland Fires. Before. During. After. Reference #12-Disaster: Terrorism. Before. During. After. Chemical Agents. Biological Agents. Reference #13-Disaster: Hazardous Materials Accidents. Before. During. After. Reference #14-Disaster: Landslides and Mud Flows. Before. During. After. Reference #15-Disaster: Volcanoes. Before. During. After. Reference #16-Disaster: Extreme Heat. Before. During. During a Drought. Heat Disorders. Reference #17-Disaster: Tsunamis. Before. During. After. Reference #18-Fire Safety During and after a Disaster. Facts On Fire: Fire in the United States. Causes of Fires and Fire Deaths. Who Is Most at Risk. What Saves Lives. Earthquakes. Tornado or Hurricane. Floods. Winter Storms. Summer Storms. Reference #19-Your Family Disaster Plan. 4 Steps to Safety. Emergency Supplies. Utilities. Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Home Hazard Hunt. Evacuation. If Disaster Strikes. Reference #18-Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit. Water. Food. First Aid Kit. Supplies. Suggestions and Reminders. Create a Family Disaster Plan. Reference #21-Disasters and People with Disabilities. People with Disabilities. Creating a Personal Support Network. Personal Disaster Preparation. Summary Checklist for Personal Disaster Preparation. Disaster Supplies. Summary Checklist for Disaster Supplies. Important Lists.Index.
About Robert Roskind
Robert A. Roskind operates the nation's largest preparedness Web site. He is President and Founder of Y2K Solutions Group, Inc., the world's largest Y2K educator. Roskind has produced a record-breaking PBS series, as well as how-to shows for USA Network, HGTV, and The Learning Channel. His eight books include Building Your Own House and Before You Build.