How to Be Ready for Any Emergency or Disaster Situation
Have you ever been in a situation where there was no clean running water available? That was my family in the winter of 2013 when a cold snap busted a section of our home’s water pipes.
Luckily we had repair supplies on hand, and water storage on hand, and we were only without water for a day. This is the reason we prepare, to keep a bad situation from getting even worse.
In her new book Prepare Your Family for Survival, Linda Loosli from Food Storage Moms asks us to prepare for these unexpected – but not unforeseen – emergencies. She would like you to start your planning with this question in mind…
What Will You Do if…
- There is no water available due to weather or other natural disasters?
- There is no have access to food because of supply chain delays?
- There is no power to cook a hot meal?
- There is no power for light or heat?
- You do not have access to a doctor?
- You have to clean your clothing, or go to the bathroom, without running water?
These scenarios are real problems that any family may find when faced with a natural disaster or weather event. Preparing your family for survival is just the responsible thing to do.
“I do know that bad stuff happens, whether an ice storm that immobilizes you town and creates food shortages, as was my childhood experience, or a hurricane that blows out power for weeks or even a job loss that severely limits your financial resources.” Linda Loosli
My Favorite Part Is the Checklists
Linda is a woman after my own heart; she’s created a checklist for every possible scenario. You’ll find these detailed bits of information throughout the book and then condensed together in the Appendix.
- A perfect water storage plan
- A basic food storage strategy
- General first aid kit checklist
- Kids first aid kit
- 72-hour kit essentials
- An extensive list of items to store for a hygiene and toilet kit
These lists allow you to tailor your preparedness plan to your personal situation. To do that she breaks the lists down by the needs of 2, 3, or 4 people and then by the amount of time you wish to prepare – 3days, 7 days, or 1 month. That allows a family of three, wanting a specific list of items for 30 days, to have just the information they need to get prepared. She’s cut out the guesswork for you!
Who Is This Book for?
Prepare Your Family for Survival: How to Be Ready for Any Emergency or Disaster Situation has plenty of background information to help you make the decisions you need to create your personalized preparedness plan.
If you are just getting started, and looking for an easy way to figure out the items a prepared family might need then you will be pleased with the easy checklists to help gather your items.
If you’ve been preparing for a while the “store this advice” sideline bits, which are sprinkled throughout the book, are a helpful reminder of things you may have forgotten.
Prepare Your Family for Survival will do just that – help you create a personalized plan for your family needs. What will you do if there is no power to cook a hot meal? No worry, now you have a plan!
Back Cover: Parents care about keeping their families safe, hydrated, fed, and healthy on a daily basis; yet, every year families face unforeseen situations that threaten those necessities. It could be a natural disaster like a hurricane or blizzard or a man-made emergency situation like a power outage or food shortage. Is your family prepared? In Prepare Your Family for Survival, readers learn the basics of water and food storage―where to start and what to work toward for serious preparation―as well as 72-hour kits and evacuation plans. Readers also get helpful guides to follow once their family is in an emergency, like how to stay clean with a limited water supply, how to cook with emergency cooking devices, and how to survive in the dark.
About the author: Linda Loosli is the founder of the prepping blog Food Storage Moms. She is an expert on emergency preparedness. With this book in their possession, readers will sleep soundly at night knowing that their families won’t be caught unprepared for the next emergency.
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