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Survival Mom

How to Prepare your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-case Scenarios
Bedford, Lisa (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"The last ten years have done quantifiable damage to Americans' sense of security, both physical and economic. From the ravages of Hurricane Katrina to the collapse of the housing market, the last decade has been a relentless assault on our sense of invulnerability and insulation from natural and financial disasters. In response to this, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans have proudly become "preppers." Preppers are a community and a movement; they are mostly suburbanites who are taking control of their uncertain fate by taking whatever precautions are necessary to make sure their families survive the hazards to which we're all exposed. In an article last year, Newsweek called this movement "Survivalism Lite." Among others it featured Lisa Bedford, aka The Survival Mom. Lisa started her blog thesurvivalmom.com in June 2009 when she realized that all the literature on this kind of preparation was written by men for men. There was nothing that spoke to her inherent Mama Grizzly need to protect her family. Long a teacher and trainer, she took it upon herself to be the missing voice for the many moms out there. This book will become the go-to manual for moms who know that the well-being of their brood relies on them. With charts, checklists, and even recipes, Lisa provides all you need to know about food storage, water and sanitation, fuel and energy, medical preparedness, communication protocols and more. But Lisa Bedford refuses to let this be a scary book. With her infectious personality and "you can do it" attitude infused on every page, she allows us to see that being proactive in the face of uncertainty isn't paranoid. It's practical and necessary"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Bedford, Lisa
Title: Survival mom
how to prepare your family for everyday disasters and worst-case scenarios
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: ix, 323 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lisa Bedford
Contents: Quiz : what kind of survival mom are you?
From suburban mom to survival mom, and introduction
Prepare more, panic less
Survival begins with water
Keeping it clean : the ins and outs of sanitation
The first steps of food storage
Increase your food storage savvy
Your home base
The unplugged home : learning to live without electricity
The essentials for safety and security
Survival finances
It takes a compound
Preparedness on the go : evacuation basics
Survival mom to survival mom
Summary: "The last ten years have done quantifiable damage to Americans' sense of security, both physical and economic. From the ravages of Hurricane Katrina to the collapse of the housing market, the last decade has been a relentless assault on our sense of invulnerability and insulation from natural and financial disasters. In response to this, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans have proudly become "preppers." Preppers are a community and a movement; they are mostly suburbanites who are taking control of their uncertain fate by taking whatever precautions are necessary to make sure their families survive the hazards to which we're all exposed. In an article last year, Newsweek called this movement "Survivalism Lite." Among others it featured Lisa Bedford, aka The Survival Mom. Lisa started her blog thesurvivalmom.com in June 2009 when she realized that all the literature on this kind of preparation was written by men for men. There was nothing that spoke to her inherent Mama Grizzly need to protect her family. Long a teacher and trainer, she took it upon herself to be the missing voice for the many moms out there. This book will become the go-to manual for moms who know that the well-being of their brood relies on them. With charts, checklists, and even recipes, Lisa provides all you need to know about food storage, water and sanitation, fuel and energy, medical preparedness, communication protocols and more. But Lisa Bedford refuses to let this be a scary book. With her infectious personality and "you can do it" attitude infused on every page, she allows us to see that being proactive in the face of uncertainty isn't paranoid. It's practical and necessary"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9780062089465
0062089463
Branch Call Number: 613.69 B4117s 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Emergency management Survival Safety education
Topical Term: Emergency management
Survival
Safety education
LCCN: 2011024394
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This book will become the go-to manual for moms who know that the well-being of their brood relies on them. Includes all you need to know about food storage, water and sanitation, fuel and energy, medical preparedness, communication protocols and more.


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Sep 06, 2014
  • a41073 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Definitely a book I want to own for reference.

Jan 29, 2013
  • Yuletide rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I intend to buy this book. If you are just starting down the Preparedness road this is a good place to start. She makes the scary seem manageable and gives you a few laughs too. She helps you see the whole BIG picture and then shrink it down to a place where you can deal with it in your home. Full of tips and lists and funny stories it is a good read and practical too!

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