From the creator of TheSurvivalMom.com comes this first of its kind guidebook for all the prepper moms keen to increase their family s level of preparedness for emergencies and crises of all shapes and sizes Publishers Weekly calls Lisa Bedfords Survival Mom an impressively comprehensive manual, saying, suburban mom Bedford helps readers learn about, prepare for, and respond to all manner of disasters From Instant Survival Tip sidebars to a list of Lessons from the Great Depression Bedford s matter of fact yet supportive tone will keep the willies at bay....
|Title||:||Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios|
|Number of Pages||:||597 Pages|
|File Size||:||898 KB|
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Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios Reviews
This is the absolute best preparedness book, ever, for average people in urban, suburban and rural areas. I've been following Lisa Bedford's "SurvivalMom" blog for a couple of years, pre-ordered this book and devoured it after it arrived. The comprehensive and well-organized guidance can take a person from zero preparedness to eclipsing 95% of the population with just one trip to the grocery store and a couple hours shopping on the Internet. Today I'm ordering copies for my sister and a couple friends who live near the Cascadia Subduction Zone in the Pacific Northwest and recommending on Facebook for everyone else. Really terrific contribution to promoting and facilitating preparedness. This book is obviously a project of an exceptionally detailed-oriented person who has devoted years to assembling the latest, most useful information in an accessible, efficient manner. The author also helpfully relates her personal experiences in going from a mom focused on getting her family through normal everyday life to one steeped in emergency preparedness scenarios and practical strategies for persevering (comfortably, if possible) through events ranging from routine power outages to being stranded on the road as well as longer-term situations. She also does not shy away from matters usually associated with survivalists -- such as the need to not just be able to feed and shelter but also to be prepared to defend oneself and family. The Survival Mom book coupled with wilderness survival knowledge would put someone way ahead of the game (she briefly touches on some wilderness skills -- like fire-starters -- but does not, for instance, tell how to build a teepee, trap game or do other hard-core wilderness skills -- there are plenty of other books on those subjects). In sum, this book is a great value and a keeper.
I would love to write a long, detailed review of this book but I'll spare you that and cut to the chase. This is one of the best survival/prep books you can get. Why? It has a wide range of information about urban prepping and survival strategies that are well organized and presented. If you are looking to prepare for your family or home, this is the book you want. It pulls a lot of info together into a concise reference which allows you to focus on the necessities and make quick progress on getting things ready for a potential natural disaster or other crisis. There are many references given in this book on places on how to get additional information, where to buy proven products and what works and doesn't work in many cases. There is also a lot of common sense strategies on what to do in certain situations and solid advice on how to avoid them in the first place. The author has done her homework and thoroughly covered a lot of territory in this book when it comes to household prepping - make sure to get a copy!
Ms Bedford did a great job on this topic; she explains things well, esp. to a novice. She has a facebook site that she regularly posts topics of interest for those who want to prepare for natural events, disasters, etc. as well. But the book puts it all in one place, making for easy reference. I am a big fan of Ms Bedford, and have gently introduced my young adult daughters to the responsibility of "being prepared, not scared" through her writings.
Let me begin by saying I've not taken time out to write many reviews, but this book is so complete and well thought out that I felt compelled to write something. I am an avid fan of many different blogs on emergency preparedness and survival topics, and Lisa's website is one of my favorites. Since I have been an avid reader of Lisa's website for years, I doubted this book would have much new information-but I was so wrong. If you've been to her website, you'll notice that she's covered so many topics that you may think there isn't much left to talk about (at least that's what I thought). I was so wrong! I can't believe how much practical information she has gathered, all in one place, to help the average mom, dad, or even a single person survive anything and everything, from every day emergencies on up to more extreme emergencies.
Some really great advice here for the mom whose family is maybe not quite on board with the whole "prepper" thing. My husband and boys joke when they see me reading it that I've been watching too much Walking Dead, and that's fine. I'm still learning how to prepare and stockpile step by step. She writes very concisely and has a ton of great resources, including her website which is fantastic. Her website has a lot of this information on it, but it's pretty important to have this hard copy "just in case" we have no access to the internet/power/etc. in the future.