Author: Sherry Helms
Tomorrow is October 13, the day that observed as the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) as proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 64/200 of 21 December 2009. The IDDR is designated to raise public awareness on how to take action to reduce risk to disasters. It encourages every government and its citizen to take part in building more disaster resilient nations and communities.
Here is a list of some popular books from our inventory that with effective Do-It-Yourself approach will prepare you to fight against any kind of natural and man-made disasters. On this year’s IDDR, you can pick any title from this list and read that loud to your family members including ladies and children to let them help themselves and others at the time of the blow.
When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes – This groundbreaking book by survival expert Cody Lundin is what every family needs to prepare and educate themselves about survival psychology and the skills necessary to survive a disaster whether you are at home, in the office, or in your car. According to the book, living through an emergency scenario involves 90 percent psychology, and 10 percent methodology and gear. Lundin also addresses here the basic first aid and hygiene skills and makes recommendations for survival kit items for the home, office, and car.
The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster – From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you can’t escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home town — but you can be prepared! Offering a simple DIY approach, this book breaks down the vital steps you should take into 101 quick, smart and inexpensive projects like: Make a Master List of Passwords; Start a Food Storage Plan for $5 a Week; Assemble an Inexpensive First Aid kit; Learn to Cook Without Electricity; etc.
Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late – Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it’s already too late. This comprehensive guide shows you how to be ready at a second’s notice, guiding you step by step on how to create an escape plan for where to go and how to get there. It give useful tips on how to pack the perfect bug-out bag for the first 72 hours, and find food, water and other necessities outside of civilization.
When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival - Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. However, if the survivors is armed with the right tools and information, they can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances. In this survival guide, Matthew Stein provides a thorough, practical guidance on how to prepare for and react at the time of blow. In this disaster-preparedness manual, he outlines the materials you’ll need-from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and survival skills-to help you safely live through the worst.
Disaster Management and Preparedness – This special book addresses the substantial risk of disasters in the workplace. Detailing a new and innovative method for preparing companies and organizations for disasters, this book discusses not only tried and true tactics, but also areas often overlooked during the reactive and post-disaster phases. The authors address special considerations important in planning for disaster management, from chemical spills, floods, aircraft crashes, and terrorist attacks to catastrophic events. They cover all aspects of disaster preparedness from assessing the risk prior to a disaster to the legal ramifications following one.
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