The Complete Y2K Home Preparation Guide
Y2K is coming, and you're worried. What if the worst happens? How will you make sure you don't go hungry? How will you stay warm? How will you make sure you have clean water? Straight from the author of the New York Times best-seller Time Bomb 2000, here are specific, real-world, step-by-step solutions for survival! Plan to make sure your family has sufficient food -- and ways to preserve, access, and prepare it. Discover how to make sure you have enough clean water -- and reliable solutions for purifying potentially contaminated water. Review all your alternatives for heat, cooking, lighting, and electricity, including generators, wood heat, propane, kerosene, solar, batteries, fireplaces, and more -- including safety issues and precautions you can't afford not to know about. Get this book now, while there's still time!
- Hardback | 432 pages
- 140 x 204 x 28mm | 589.67g
- 01 Apr 1999
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
Table of contents
Contents acknowledgments Introduction Do I Really Need To Prepare For Y2k? If Y2k Is Potentially So Serious, Why Do Most Of The World And Its Leaders Seem So Unconcerned? The Five Stages Of Y2k How Long Should I Prepare For Y2k? How Long To Prepare Whom Should I Include In My Preparations? Where Do I Spend The Weekend Of January 1, 2000? Can I Believe The News About Y2k? How Do I Convince Others To Prepare? What Can Individuals Do To Help? What To Do Months Before Y2k What To Do New Year's Eve Day (or before) What To Do New Year's Day 1. An Introduction to the Problem. Saturday morning, 11:00 am2. Food and How to Store It. The Problem. The Solutions. Your In-Home Grocery Store. Storing Nonperishable Foods. What You Normally Eat. Building Your In-Home Grocery Store. Freeze-Dried Or Dehydrated Foods. Selecting A Food Reserve System. Considerations. Packaging. Freeze-Dried Foods. Dehydrated Foods. Proper Food Storage. Storage Tips. Household Sundries. Recommended Freeze-Dried Food Companies. Recommended Dehydrated Food Companies. Kitchen Checklist. (Courtesy of Y2K Women, www.y2kwomen.com)3. Storing and Treating Water The Problem. The Solution. Locating And Treating Water. Water Purifiers And Filters. Boiling. Chemical Treatments. Wells. Where To Find Products Listed In Chapter. Checklist For Water.4. Heating. The Problem. The Solutions. The Options. Propane. Wood Heat. Kerosene. Oil Heat. Coal Stoves. Solar. Where To Find. Products Listed In Chapter. Checklist For Heating.5. Lighting Without Electricity. The Problem. Generators. Solar Lanterns And Flashlights. Gas Lanterns. Kerosene Lanterns. Candles. Battery-Operated Flashlights And Lanterns And More. Where To Find Products Listed In Chapter. Checklist For Lighting.6. Nonelectric Cooking Appliances. The Problem. The Solutions. Dual Fuel Stoves. Kerosene Cook Stoves. Wood Stoves And Fireplaces. Gelled Ethanol Products. Propane And Butane Camp Stoves And Barbecues. Standard Propane Ranges. Solar Ovens. Where To Find Products Listed In Chapter. Checklist For Cooking Appliances.7. Staying Clean, Healthy, and Safe. The Problem. Staying Clean. Staying Healthy. Paper Products. Staying Safe. Where To Find Products Listed In Chapter. Checklist For Health, Safety, And Cleanliness. Create A Family Disaster Plan.8. Communications And Transportation The Problem. The Solution. Transportation. The Problem. The Solutions. Preparing Other Equipment.9. Money, Finances, And Important Papers. The Problem. The Solution. Important Papers To Have Available. Money And Finances.10. Getting Your PC Ready for Y2K. Does Your Pc Need To Be Fixed? A Brief History Of The Y2k/Pc Problem. Fixing Your Pc. The Five Levels Of Your Pc. And Then There's The Leap Year Y2k Problem. In Conclusion.And Now for Some Good News Y2K AS A GIFT THE HIDDEN CODE OF Y2K References and Resources General Y2k Information Y2K Books. Y2K Videos. Y2K Internet Links. Sample Letters. Computer Hardware and Software. Y2K Community Groups. Y2K Community Resource Groups. Organizing Techniques and Tools. State Resources. State Y2K OfficesU.S. Government Y2k Support U.S. Senators and Representatives. U.S. Government Y2K Hotline.U.S. Government's Y2k Free Hotline Y2K for Kids. Consumer Alerts. Red Cross on Y2K. FEMA and Y2K. Disaster Preparedness. Principles and Objectives.
"Of all the emergency preparation books I've seen over the years, this is one of the best. Why? Because this isn't just a book of lists. It also explains a great deal about emergency items, their pros and cons. The book goes on to provide sources for everything listed." - Nick Harder, Knight Ridder Tribune News on The Complete Y2K Home Preparation Guide by Ed Yourdon and Robert Roskind.
About Edward Yourdon
Edward Yourdon is author of 26 computer books, including the New York Times best-seller Time Bomb 2000. Yourdon is also Chairman of the Cutter Consortium research organization, and developer of software engineering methodologies used by thousands of companies around the world. Robert A. Roskind is President and Founder of Y2K Solutions Group, Inc., a leading Year 200 educator publishing books and videos on the topic. He is author of Building Your Own House, Before You Build, and two self-help books.