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Multcolib Picks: Family Disaster Preparedness

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 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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.

Just in Case
Just in Case How to Be Self-sufficient When the Unexpected Happens By Harrison, Kathy (eBook - 2008 ) Click here to access the OverDrive title »

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?

Annotation:A FEMA government website. Provides information on what to do, before, during, and after an emergency. Can teach you how to build a kit and bug out bag for disasters.

Annotation:Being prepared and knowing what to do will make all the difference when seconds count in an emergency. Here you can find information on how to prepare an emergency supply kit, develop family communications and emergency plans, stay informed during an emergency and get information about the various natural and man-made disasters that could occur.

The Impossible
The Impossible (DVD - 2013 ) DVD Drama IMPOSSIBL Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 65 copies

Annotation:Based on a true story of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. The terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage, and simple kindness that the family members encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.

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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Everyone is afraid of something. You might be afraid of spiders or losing your car keys. You might be afraid of earthquakes or being without power for a week and not having enough food and water. As a parent you find that the long list of possible disasters grows as your children do. You are now responsible for more than yourself. If you want to be ready when the big one hits this selection of mostly family focused prepping materials is for you.

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