Survival Disaster Dare To Prepare

Dare To Prepare

Dare To Prepare
Catalog # SKU0874
Publisher TGS Publishing
Weight 2.00 lbs
Author Name Holly Drennan Deyo
 
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Dare To Prepare

by Holly Deyo


Welcome to Dare To Prepare - 2nd Ed!

A lot of people have asked why the name Dare To Prepare. They understand "prepare" but "dare" is puzzling. Some think it's just a catchy title, but there's more. Those who choose to prepare have acknowledged, on some level, that things are changing all around us - rapidly. Sometimes it feels like it's more than we can deal with. We get overwhelmed thinking can I do this?

It's doubly difficult when one family member wants to be self-sufficient and the other doesn't. This can lead to real frustration. However, reasons of time and money savings, unexpected company, illness, corporate layoffs and downsizing, all underscore the necessity for having supplies set aside. Stored goods saw thousands through the 2000 recession.

Disasters don't go away simply because we want them to. In order to plan ahead, people must face this reality. THAT'S daring to prepare.

You have only to watch interviews with disaster victims to see how to "do it better". It was truly astounding with four back-to-back hurricanes hitting Florida in 2004 that people didn't consider A) moving out of harms way and B) getting necessary emergency preparedness items well in advance. Instead, even at the time storm four, Hurricane Jeanne, arrived on Florida's doorstep people still didn't have plywood, batteries, water, food.

Dare To Prepare is geared to the city, urban, suburban and rural person, and has useful information for everyone including apartment dwellers and folks on low income. It's a reference manual for practical living whether or not we are in crisis and how to save money at the same time.

Dare To Prepare is many books in one - a mini-encyclopaedia. The material is totally updated to meet today's preparedness needs and Dare 2 includes many new, thoroughly researched topics. Like the original, Dare's aim is to arm you with as much information possible in one volume. It contains the most vital material to keep you safe and prepare you for life's challenges.

Additionally, Dare teaches you many useful and fun practical skills. Kids will enjoy them, too, and their involvement let's them understand preparation is a normal part of life, not a scary thing.

Dare is a large format book on 8-1/2 x 11" (22x28cm) paper and 544 pages . You will not find large margins, large print or wasted space. We have squeezed Dare To Prepare to contain the most information possible because we will only get one shot at this and we plan for only one printing.

Included is a 5,500 word and phrase index to easily locate information quickly. In addition to all this, Dare 2 contains over 240 photos and many charts to make personalized planning super simple.

Below, you'll find a condensed Table of Contents, but it's enough to give you an idea of what's covered. This edition is really a new book; bigger and better than ever! Only the name remains unchanged.

Preparedness is not waiting for the government to bail us out of trouble; it IS taking personal responsibility. It IS. . . daring to prepare!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWARD by Stan Deyo

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: WHY PREPARE?
Those Who Do And the Rest of the Planet
This Isn't Your Mammas World
All Disasters Great and Small
Change, the One Constant

CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
How to Plan for an Emergency
If You Plan to Leave the City
If You Plan to Stay Where You Are
Main Packs or Emergency Packs
Kitchen
Tool Belt
Additional Items to Consider
Stocking a Safe Place

CHAPTER 2: URBAN SURVIVAL - ARE YOU READY?
Test Your Preparedness

CHAPTER 3: STORING SHORT TERM
72-Hour Preparedness
Getting Down to the Nuts and Bolts - Lists of Everything
Tips For All of the Above
Money Savers

CHAPTER 4: EMERGENCY WATER TREATMENT
Making Water Potable (Drinkable)
Water Purification - Boiling
Water Purification - Chemical Treatment
Water Purification - Mechanical Filtration
Water Filters
Water Purifiers
Alternate Purifying Methods

CHAPTER 5: WATER TREATMENT ON A BIG SCALE
Chlorinating Water Outside
Slow Sand Filters
Activated Charcoal
Reverse Osmosis
Solar Stills
Distillation
Treatments Requiring Electricity
What Are We Doing?

CHAPTER 6 - WATER COLLECTION AND STORAGE
Storing Water
Container Sources
Finding Hidden Water in Your Home
Water Collection
Wells
Springs
Surface Water
Dams and Reservoirs
Roof Catchment (Free Water)
Swimming Pool Water

CHAPTER 7: FOOD - WHAT AND HOW MUCH TO STORE
Six Reasons to Have a Food Storage Program
How Do I Plan My Food Supplies
New Food Pyramid
Deyo Food Storage Planner
Other Food Storage Programs
Which Program Should I Pick
Food Storage - How We Did It

CHAPTER 8: PREPARING THE PANTRY AND SAVING $$
Organization
About That Food Storage Room
Tips on Saving Money

CHAPTER 9: TAKING CARE OF YOUR INVESTMENT
Six Easy Steps
Using Mylar Bags
Storage Containers
How to Pack Containers
No Space? Be Creative!

CHAPTER 10: SHELF LIVES
Dating Requirements
Types of Food Dating
Cupboard Storage Charts
Refrigerator Storage Charts
Freezer Storage Charts

CHAPTER 11: UNRAVELING DATING CODES
Understanding Dating Methods
Company and Product "Secrets"

CHAPTER 12: GENERAL SUPPLIES
Specific Lists

CHAPTER 13: FIRST AID SUPPLIES
First Aid - General
First Aid - Specific

CHAPTER 14: SHELF LIVES OF NON-FOODS
Cleaning Products
Handyman Items
Medications / Health Items
Miscellaneous
Personal Care Products
Pet Supplies

CHAPTER 15: BUILD BASIC UNDERGROUND STORAGE

CHAPTER 16: BUILD A HAND PUMP

CHAPTER 17: MAKING COLLOIDAL SILVER
Making Your Own Generator
Buying Commercial Silver Products
Some C.S. is B.S.

CHAPTER 18: SOAPMAKING
Safety Measures for Using Lye
Supplies List
Soapmaking Instructions
Additives
Making Your Own Recipes
Molds
Making Soap in a Blender
Soap Recipes
Tips and Troubleshooting
How to Make Lye Water

CHAPTER 19: CANDLEMAKING
Equipment
Safety Tips
Wax
Wicks
Additives
Let's Make Candles!
Recipes
Tips and Troubleshooting

CHAPTER 20: FIRE BUILDING
Burnables
Tee-Pee Fire
Pyramid Fire
Fire Starting Errors
Firestarters
Making Your Own Firestarters

CHAPTER 21: MAKING CHARCOAL
Method 1
Method 2
Method 3

CHAPTER 22: MAKING DIESEL FUEL
Biodiesel
Vegetable Oil / Kerosene Mix
Vegetable Oil
Fuel Comparison

CHAPTER 23: KEEPING FOOD SAFE IN AN EMERGENCY
What to Keep and What to Toss - Refrigerator
What to Keep and What to Toss - Freezer

CHAPTER 24: COMPOSTING
Composting Basics
Five Easy Steps
What Goes into Compost?
Is It Compost Yet?
Troubleshooting

CHAPTER 25: GROWING FOOD
Garden Options
Heirloom Sends
The Art of Seed Saving
Shelf Life of Stored Herb Seeds
Shelf Life of Stored Vegetable Seeds

CHAPTER 26: DEHYDRATING FOODS
Drying Methods Compared
What to Look For in a Dehydrator
Nature's Candy - Fruit
Drying Vegetables
Yield of Dried Vegetable
Drying Herbs
Making Jerky
Jerky Recipes
Drying Seeds, Popcorn and Nuts
Storing Dried Foods
Using Dried Fruit
Using Dried Vegetables
Remedies for Drying Problems

CHAPTER 27: GENERATORS
Diesel or Gas
Figuring What Size Generator to Buy
Generator Wattage Requirements - Household
Generator Wattage Requirements - Tools
Generator Wattage Requirements - Farm
Generator Wattage Requirements - Motors
Once You Get the Generator Home. . .
Connecting It: Transfer Switch
Connecting It With Extension Cords
Care and Maintenance
Features to Consider

CHAPTER 28: FUEL
Storing Fuel
Location
Containers
Indispensable Helpers
Make a Drum Dolly
Fuel Stabilizers

CHAPTER 29: COOKING WITHOUT POWER
The Burning Question: Fuels
Fuel Choices
Indoor Cooking
Outdoor Cooking
Dutch Ovens
Dutch Oven Recipes

CHAPTER 30: SOLAR COOKING
Box Oven Cooking
Solar Box Cooking
Solar Cooker #1
Solar Cooker: Reflective Open Box
Solar Cooker: "Easy Lid" Cooker

CHAPTER 31: THE WONDER OF CLOROX
General Guidelines
Food Applications
Disinfection After Disaster
Disease Prevention
Livestock and Animals

CHAPTER 32: HOME MADE CLEANERS

CHAPTER 33: SHOWER WITHOUT POWER
Singing In The Showerless Shower
Camp Showers And Alternatives
Campfire And Gas Heated Water CHAPTER 34: TRASHY TALK
Service Disruption: Disposing of Garbage and Rubbish
Toilet Topics

CHAPTER 35: PET PREPAREDNESS
Places for Pets to Stay
Lost Pet
Emergency Supplies
Pet First Aid Kit
Containment
If You Must Leave Animals Behind. . . Last Resort Only
Emergency Help for Your Pet

CHAPTER 36: FIREARMS
Primer on Personal Security

CHAPTER 37: TERRORISM - VENTURING INTO THE UNTHINKABLE
The Wake-Up
World Trade Center 1993
Striking the Heartland 1995
U.S. Embassies 1998
USS Cole 2000
911
What Might We Expect?

CHAPTER 38: BUYING A GAS MASK AND FILTERS
Buying a Gas Mask and Filters
Be a Wise Shopper
Non-American Masks
Children and Infant Masks
Proper Fit of Masks
"Masks" for Pets
Masks Comparisons
Filters
Filter Comparisons
Filter Tips
In Case of an Attack. . .

CHAPTER 39: BIO-WARFARE DECONTAMINATION
Making Decontamination Solution
Decontamination Wearing Full NBC Gear
Build a Decontamination Shower
Decontaminating Your Body
Decontaminating Equipment
Water Purification
Food
Decontamination for Most Likely Used BW Agents

CHAPTER 40: SHELTERING IN PLACE
Sheltering in Place
Separating Fact From Fiction
Do It Safely
Making the Shelter
A Breath of Fresh Air
Details, Details - How Much Oxygen Do We Need?
Hygiene
4-Legged Kids
The Rest of the House
Commercial Safe Rooms

CHAPTER 41: NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES - WHAT TO EXPECT
Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited
Present Day
What Would Be the Effect of a Nuclear Detonation?
What to Expect
Fallout Maps
Rads, Rems and Roentgens
Keep Radiation Exposure as Low as Possible
Nuclear and Radiological Attack
Nuclear Power Plants
Electromagnetic Pulse
What to Do Before a Nuclear or Radiological Attack
What to Do During a Nuclear or Radiological Attack
What to Do After a Nuclear or Radiological Attack
Returning to Your Home

CHAPTER 42: SHELTER DURING NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES
Where Have All the Shelters Gone?
Locating Existing Shelter
Buying a Fallout Shelter
Building a Fallout Shelter
Shelter Construction Plans
Burying Shipping Containers

CHAPTER 43: WATER AND FOOD IN NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES
Heavy Fallout Removal
Light Fallout Removal
Sources of Water in Fallout Areas
Water From Wells
Removing Fallout Particles and Dissolved Radioactive Material
Replenishing Water Supplies
Food During and Immediately a Nuclear Attack
Replenishing Food Supplies
Food for Babies

CHAPTER 44: FIRST AID IN NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES
Radiation Sickness
Potassium Iodide and Iodate
Psychological First Aid
Dealing With Death

CHAPTER 45: PREPARING FOR CHALLENGES
Three Days is Not Enough
Hurricane Frances - Valuable Lesson for All

CHAPTER 46: PREPARING FOR EARTHQUAKES
Living in Earthquake Country
Mobile Homes
Wood Frame Homes

CHAPTER 47: PREPARING FOR DROUGHT AND WATER SHORTAGE
Emergency Water Shortage
Water Wars
More Than Drought
Water Conservation

CHAPTER 48: PREPARING FOR HEAT WAVES
Our Mercurial Star
The New "Big Bang"
Hopi Prophecy
Hot Shots

CHAPTER 49: PREPARING FOR FIRES
Wildland Fires

CHAPTER 50: PREPARING FOR FLOODS
The Big Wet
What to Do Before a Flood
What to Do During a Flood
What to Do After a Flood

CHAPTER 51: SANITATION AFTER A FLOOD
Living in Soggyville
Sanitation and Floods
Fun for Kids, Misery for Adults
Nothing is Worth the Risk
What to Discard
Canned Foods
Frozen - Refrigerated Foods and Power Outages
Kitchen Clean-up
General Clean-up
Standing Water
Water for Drinking and Cooking

CHAPTER 52: PREPARING FOR A HURRICANE
Inland / Freshwater Flooding
What to Do Before a Hurricane
What to Do During a Hurricane Threat
What to Do After a Hurricane Threat
Utilities and Services
Additional Guides
Apartments and Condos
Selecting Window Shutters
Computers and Electronics
Pool Preparations
Boat Preparations

CHAPTER 53: PREPARING FOR A TORNADOES
Tunguska, June 30, 1908
Are These Isolated Events?
Deep Impact: Fact Or Fantasy?
What's Being Done?
Preparedness

CHAPTER 54: PREPARING FOR A TORNADOES
Tornado Facts
What to Do Before Tornadoes Threaten
What to Do During a Tornado Watch
What to Do During a Tornado Warning
What to Do After a Tornado
Safe Room and Shelter
Average Cost to Build a Safe Room

CHAPTER 55: PREPARING FOR TSUNAMIS
The Big Wave
What to Do Before a Tsunami
What to Do During a Tsunami
What to Do After a Tsunami

CHAPTER 56: PREPARING FOR VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS
Mount St. Helens
What to Do Before an Eruption
What to Do During an Eruption
What to Do After an Eruption

CHAPTER 57: PREPARING FOR WINTER STORMS, EXTREME COLD
What to Do Before a Winter Storm Threatens
What to Do During a Winter Storm
Winter Driving
Normal Maintenance

CHAPTER 58: PREPARING YOUR VEHICLE
Winter Driving
Who Would Have Thought THIS Could Happen?
Go or Stay- The Dilemma
Staying
I'm Outta Here

CHAPTER 59: STAYING IN A SHELTER
Reality Check
What to Take to a Shelter
Tips

CHAPTER 60: DEALING WITH STRESS
Coping With Disaster
Helping Children Cope With Disaster
Helping Others

CHAPTER 61: HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT

APPENDICES

U.S. AND METRIC CONVERSION CHARTS

REFERENCES

END NOTES

INDEX



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