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When Disaster Strikes A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival

ISBN-10: 160358322X
ISBN-13: 9781603583220
Edition: 2011
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Description: Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances. Matthew Stein's When Disaster  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances. Matthew Stein's When Disaster Strikesprovides a thorough, practical guide for how to prepare for and react in many of life's most unpredictable scenarios.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. When Disaster Strikescovers how to find and store food, water, and clothing, as well as the basics of installing back-up power and lights. You'll learn how to gather and sterilize water, build a fire, treat injuries in an emergency, and use alternative medical sources when conventional ones are unavailable.Stein instructs you on the smartest responses to natural disasters-such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods-how to keep warm during winter storms, even how to protect yourself from attack or other dangerous situations. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you can be sure to respond quickly, correctly, and confidently when a crisis threatens.

An engineer, author, and building contractor, Matthew Stein has built hurricane-resistant, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly homes and designed consumer water-filtration devices, commercial water-filtration systems, and automated assembly machinery among other things. He currently resides with his wife, Josie, in the High Sierra Mountains near Lake Tahoe, California. His websites are at www.stein-design.com and www.whentechfails.com .

James Wesley Rawles was born in Livermore, California in 1960. He received a BA degree from San Jose State University. He served in the U. S. Army as an intelligence officer from 1984 to 1993. He worked as an associate editor and regional editor with Defense Electronics magazine and was the managing editor of The International Countermeasures Handbook. He also worked as a technical writer through most of the 1990s with a variety of electronics and software companies. In 2005, he began full-time blogging and is the editor of SurvivalBlog.com. He has written several books including How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse, Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse, Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse and Liberators: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
General Preparations
Where There Is a Need, There Is a Way
Your Preparedness Plan
Stored Food and Other Supplies
Home Is Where the Hearth Is
Emergency Medicine, Survival Skills, and Tools
First Aid
Staying Healthy in a Crisis or Pandemic
Emergency Survival
Water: Requirements, Purification, and Storage
Communication
Self-Defense and Personal Protection
Specific Disasters and Crises: Preparations and Strategies
Fire!
Earthquake!
Hurricanes and Floods
Tornadoes
Winter Storms: How to Handle the Cold Without Power
Electromagnetic Pulses and Solar Storms
The Unthinkable: Surviving a Nuclear Disaster
Afterword
Appendices
Recommended Reading
Recommended Resources
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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