Multcolib Research Picks: Disaster Preparedness Books for the Whole Family

Just in Case
Just in Case How to Be Self-sufficient When the Unexpected Happens By Harrison, Kathy (Book - 2008 ) 613.6 H319j 2008 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Just in case disaster strikes, you need a plan to ensure your family's safety and comfort in all eventualities. What would you do if the power went out for several days in a row? Or if your family had to quickly evacuate the area?

Survival Mom
Survival Mom How to Prepare your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-case Scenarios By Bedford, Lisa (Book - 2012 ) 613.69 B4117s 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

The Disaster Diaries
The Disaster Diaries How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse By Sheridan, Sam (Book - 2013 ) 613.69092 S5525d 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Despite an arsenal of skills that puts many to shame, when Sam became a father he was beset with nightmares about being unable to protect his son. If the power grid went down, how much food and water would you need? If you were forced outside the city limits, could you survive in the wilderness? And let's not even talk about plagues and attacking aliens. The problem is, each scenario requires a different skill set--so Sam decides to gain as many skills as possible.

Disaster Preparedness Handbook
Disaster Preparedness Handbook [a Guide for Families] By Bradley, Arthur T. (Book - 2011 ) 613.69 B8111d 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Could you protect your family in the case of an emergency--domestic or global? The Disaster Preparedness Handbook will help you to establish a practical disaster plan for your entire family (covering all fourteen basic human needs) in case the unpredictable happens. Additional information is also presented for those with special needs, including the elderly and disabled, children, pregnant women, and even pets.

When There Is No Doctor
When There Is No Doctor Preventive and Emergency Home Healthcare in Challenging Times By Doyle, Gerard S. (Book - 2010 ) 616.024 D7544w 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Will help you ensure the health of those you love, yourself and, should you so choose, your community, if and when the world changes.

How to Be Safe
How to Be Safe Protect Yourself, your Home, your Family, and your Business From Crime By Lipman, Ira A. (Book - 2011 ) 613.6 L7646h 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Comprehensive safety and security manual, encouraging individuals to take a positive, preventive approach to their own safety.

The Urban Homestead
The Urban Homestead Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City By Coyne, Kelly (Book - 2010 ) 640 C881u 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn to be more self-sufficient with new urban skills like homesteading by growing food anywhere, composting with worms, preserving and fermenting foods, diverting greywater to your garden, and cleaning your house without toxins.

The Prepper's Pocket Guide
The Prepper's Pocket Guide 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready your Home for A Disaster By Carr, Bernie (Book - 2011 ) 363.347 C3112p 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 17 copies

Annotation: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: #6 Make a Master List of Passwords #16 Calculate How Much Water You Need #33 Start a Food Storage Plan for $5 a Week #60 Make a Safe from a Hollowed-out Book #77 Assemble an Inexpensive First Aid kit #89 Learn to Cook Without Electricity #94 Pack a Bug-out Bag.

Annotation:Multnomah County Library blog from Karen T. and Catherine M.

Annotation:Here is a list of some of the most useful local and federal online resources.

Annotation:Want more resources? Here are additional titles available from MCL to help you and your family prepare for a disaster.

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Floods, earthquakes, snow, volcanoes, and landslides! Trying to think of and prepare for every possible catastrophe that might occur in the Pacific Northwest can be daunting! Thankfully there are many books available from your Multnomah County Library to help you and your family plan for any situation.

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