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Title:
The complete disaster home preparation guide
Author:
Roskind, Robert.
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Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall PTR, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xvii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780130859006
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Explains how to prepare at home for emergencies that disrupt essential services such as water and electricity, and discusses survival preparedness for disasters ranging from earthquakes and floods to nuclear emergencies.


Author Notes

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 .


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xvii
1 The Basics Of Disaster Preparednessp. 1
How To Use This Bookp. 1
Why Preparedness?p. 2
Preparedness as a Lifestylep. 4
Disaster Preparedness and Sustainabilityp. 5
2 Food And How To Store Itp. 7
The Problemp. 7
The Solutionsp. 8
Your In-home Grocery Store: Storing Nonperishable Foods That You Normally Eatp. 8
Gardeningp. 14
Freeze-dried or Dehydrated Foodsp. 14
Selecting A Food Reserve Systemp. 16
Packagingp. 17
Freeze-dried Foodsp. 17
Dehydrated Foodsp. 19
A Good-tasting Meat Replacementp. 22
Proper Food Storagep. 23
Refrigerationp. 26
Household Sundriesp. 27
Notesp. 28
Recommended Freeze-Dried Food Companiesp. 29
Recommended Dehydrated Food Companiesp. 29
Kitchen Checklistp. 29
Food Shelf-Life Recommendationsp. 37
3 Storing And Treating Waterp. 41
The Problemp. 41
The Solutionsp. 42
Water Storagep. 42
Locating And Treating Waterp. 50
Water Purifiers and Filtersp. 52
Boilingp. 53
Chemical Treatmentsp. 54
More Rigorous Purification Methods for Radioactive Falloutp. 57
Wellsp. 58
Notesp. 59
Checklist For Waterp. 60
4 Heatingp. 61
The Problemp. 61
The Solutionsp. 62
The Optionsp. 64
Heating Safetyp. 64
Propanep. 65
Generatorsp. 68
Wood Heatp. 68
Kerosenep. 73
Oil Heatp. 75
Coal Stovesp. 77
Solar Powerp. 78
Notesp. 81
Checklist For Heatingp. 81
5 Lighting Without Electricityp. 83
The Problemp. 83
The Solutionsp. 84
Generatorsp. 84
Solar Lanterns and Flashlightsp. 88
Gas Lanternsp. 91
Kerosene Lanternsp. 93
Candlesp. 96
Battery-operated Flashlights, Lanterns, and Morep. 98
Notesp. 101
Checklist For Lightingp. 102
6 Non-Electric Cooking Alternativesp. 103
The Problemp. 103
The Solutionsp. 104
Dual Fuel Stovesp. 105
Kerosene Cook Stovesp. 107
Wood Stoves and Fireplacesp. 108
Gelled Ethanol Productsp. 108
Propane and Butane Camp Stoves and Grillsp. 109
Standard Propane Rangesp. 110
Solar Ovensp. 110
Notesp. 112
Checklist For Cooking Appliancesp. 113
7 Staying Clean, Healthy, And Safep. 115
The Problemp. 116
The Solutionsp. 116
Staying Cleanp. 116
Bathingp. 117
Alternative Toiletsp. 120
Disposal Of Human Wastep. 122
Household Garbagep. 123
Washing Glothesp. 124
Staying Healthyp. 125
Paper Productsp. 129
Staying Safep. 130
Notesp. 133
Checklist For Health, Safety, And Cleanlinessp. 133
Create A Family Disaster Plan (Recommended Fema List)p. 141
Red Cross Emergency Handbookp. 143
How to Cope Withp. 143
Emergency Telephone Numbersp. 143
Home Safety Tipsp. 147
Food-Borne Illnessesp. 149
8 Communications and Important Papersp. 153
Communicationp. 153
The Problemp. 153
The Solutionp. 154
Important Papersp. 157
Important Papers to Have Availablep. 158
Notep. 159
9 Children and Petsp. 161
Children and Disastersp. 161
Preparing Children Before a Disasterp. 161
Children and Their Response to Disasterp. 165
Pets and Disastersp. 167
Notesp. 168
References and Resourcesp. 169
Reference # 1 Preparedness Booksp. 170
Reference # 2 Organizations Offering Disaster Preparedness Assistancep. 175
Reference # 3 Disaster: House and Building Firesp. 178
Reference # 4 Disaster: Floods and Flash Floodsp. 181
Reference # 5 Disaster: Hurricanesp. 186
Reference # 6 Disaster: Thunderstorms and Lightningp. 191
Reference # 7 Disaster: Tornadoesp. 195
Reference # 8 Disaster: Earthquakesp. 200
Reference # 9 Disaster: Winter Stormsp. 204
Cold Weather Issuesp. 208
Reference # 10 Disaster: Nuclear Power Plant Emergencyp. 214
Reference # 11 Disaster: Wildland Firesp. 221
Reference # 12 Disaster: Terrorismp. 225
Reference # 13 Disaster: Hazardous Materials Accidentsp. 229
Reference # 14 Disaster: Landslides and Mud Flowsp. 233
Reference # 15 Disaster: Volcanoesp. 236
Reference # 16 Disaster: Extreme Heatp. 239
Reference # 17 Disaster: Tsunamisp. 243
Reference # 18 Fire Safety During and After A Disasterp. 246
Reference # 19 Your Family Disaster Planp. 258
Reference # 20 Your Family Disaster Supplies Kitp. 264
Reference # 21 Disasters and People With Disabilitiesp. 271
Indexp. 291

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