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Publisher's Summary

Would you know how to prepare for an unforeseen emergency, or handle an unexpected disaster? With real-world considerations in mind, disaster preparedness consultant David Black shows us how to stay alive when tragedy strikes. His step-by-step actions can help us make it safely through a variety of crises, from catastrophic weather to terrorism to civil unrest. Black presents tailor-made plans for individuals, businesses, organizations, small groups, and communities to follow, in all regions of the country and broken down by type of emergency and environment. In addition, he provides a hierarchy for response including communication, healthcare, food, water, and shelter in the absence of institutions and commercially available services and supplies.

©2007 David Black (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Jason
  • 2021-08-27

Ok Prepper book.

I read some.od the reviews prior to listening to this book, and was thus a bit leery of it. I found however that it was not as bad as some of the reviewers claimed. There were a few things that I would do differently, or were a bit off, but, preparing for disasters of any type is a fairly subjective activity. Generally, one size does not fit all. Sadly, there are some subjects which tend to bring out those individuals who castigated anyone not in lock step vision with themselves, such as the firearms industry, trucks, sports etc. "If it ain't *****, then it's crap!" Prepping also seems.to be one of those subjects. I don't think this book will serve you wrong. Besides, more information, even if you don't necessarily buy into all.of it, is better than less information.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-03-19

Wrong!

the people held in the post Katrina concentration camps would not recommend the government why does this guy. take all your resources to shelters but dont bring weapons so when fema as authorized by Obama takes all you and leaves you with crumbs you can do nothing about it. also he did not mention how to drain a water heater. the instructions on you tube are wrong. I hope you can figure it out about 80% don't.

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  • J. Miller
  • 2015-07-22

Basic information, but good to know

The book felt very much like an aggregation of various government sources, first aid books, and other material with personal anecdote interspersed. The audio version was wooden and uninteresting, but the information was sound and I would recommend it for people who aren't familiar with disaster response or planning.

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  • Robert Fitzgerald
  • 2015-02-21

If you want to know what to do when the shit hits

If you want to know what to do when the shit hits the fan this book is not it. If you believe that you can sit and watch TV after a major disaster than you should think again.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2022-06-29

Very Basic and very dry.

If you woke up today and realized you know nothing about prepping or that a disaster might happen to you then this is your book. For the rest of us, keep looking

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  • Ronald
  • 2022-05-31

kind of a bore

The Authors intentions are good, way below my level but still even now a good reminder. For those that listen and this helps, Kudos to the Author! I say good job delivering clear and concise instructions for those that will struggle when the s#%t truly hits the fan. It will help keep them alive longer for me and mine to take their stuff! lol. j/k.......



kinda.

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  • Bruce Cline
  • 2022-04-11

Very good, but…

This is a good overview of many aspects of disaster response. It’s only flaw is (duh) it’s an audiobook rather than hard copy. As a reference text, it is probably best printed, i.e., in a format that can be easily perused or read. That said, it covers a lot of ground and is very good.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2022-02-13

this book is for the masses

this is not a hard hitting story of survival this book is for the masses on how and where to go for help from fema or dhs. most of the problem solving will be help for those people that have medical or other issues that keep someone from a self reliant life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-01-29

huge joke

what a waste of time, the author has zero knowledge of what to do in a shtf situation. Do not take this book seriously or follow his advice unless you're looking to die

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  • Jason P. Johnston
  • 2021-12-10

this did not age wll

20% good 40% Webster dictionary definitions 30% insurance company 10% just wrong information! good thing it was a free download
written in 2007 and if you are a good sheep you will like this