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Preparedness and Survival Guide for Beginners by [Pedchenko, Vitaly]
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Length: 123 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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Super storm Sandy ripped up the eastern seaboard of the United States, leaving death and destruction in its path. While everyone knew the storm's path, and when it would strike, people and the community as a whole were caught off guard by the devastation. Super storm sandy provides an example of why preparing for the worst-case scenario is the prudent path to take.

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  • File Size: 1079 KB
  • Print Length: 123 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ALUMW96
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb252a0) out of 5 stars The absolute best guide for natural disaster preparedness that I have found Dec 18 2012
By Miami teacher - Published on
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I am VERY concerned about the safety of my family and spend a lot of time preparing for the worst case scenario. Living in South Florida means that hurricanes are a very real annual threat and so I am constantly checking my emergency supplies and revising my emergency plan. I have read most of the survival guides and disaster prep guides out there, but I have been looking for a book that focused on natural disasters and I finally found one in this book! While it does discuss preparedness for manmade disasters too, the depth that it gives to preparing for natural disasters is what I have been looking for. The advice is practical, thorough and clear. The book gives you a very clear idea of what to expect, what supplies to gather and how to be prepared for the worst. If you are looking to create a emergency plan and get together your emergency supply kit, you have found the right book!
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cba009c) out of 5 stars Great information to have Dec 11 2012
By J. Boxer - Published on
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This is a guide that is exactly what you would expect it to be by its title. It is a guide full of all of the information someone without any survival experience will need in order to keep him or herself and their family safe in a disaster of some sort. This guide covers every sort of disaster, from earthquakes, to floods, to tornadoes. It tells you everything you need to know about preparing yourself both mentally and physically for such a disaster.

If you are worried about some form of disaster hitting you, this guide will help you be ready for it and give you some peace of mind about them.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb9be88) out of 5 stars Some Good Advice, Not The Best Book on This Subject Aug. 5 2013
By J. Robideau - Published on
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There are numerous books written on the subject of survival and disaster preparedness. While it does contain good information, it really doesn't make it to the top of the heap.

In a guide specifically marketed to beginners, I really don't expect a ton of detail, but this book did surprise me with a a decent amount of detail. Yes, there is some helpful information in this book and even a decent amount of it, but the writing style and numerous grammatical errors found throughout are what lead me to pass on a recommendation.

I gave it the amazon 3-stars for "It's OK". I was glad that I picked it up while it was available for free, but I'm also glad that I didn't pay for it.

If you enjoy reading about prepping and survival preparedness, I also recommend Ultralight Survival: Make a Small and Light Bug Out Bag That Could Save Your Life.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cab966c) out of 5 stars Good place to start for information on putting survival items together! Feb. 15 2014
By Sue in CT - Published on
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I am not a person who is into the Zombie Attacks or Dooms Day Prepper such as I have seen on TV where I think aliens are coming to wipe mankind out or some of the conspiracy theories where everyone from invading nations to the government are coming to get me. What I was interested in is how to be prepared for disasters where my family could survive without utilities when a disaster strikes. By a disaster, I am talking more so about natural or man-made disasters that we already have faced time and time again. Everything from tornadoes which seem to be on an increase even here in New England to all these blizzards, super storms, and hurricanes that knock out the power for days/weeks. Lets not forget the possibility of power plant leaks, terrorist bombings, or even plane crashes. No matter what the disaster is, I want to be prepared so my family can survive even if all utilities are not working and going to get gas or to a grocery store is not an option. Reading "Survival Guide for Beginners" by Vitaly Pedchenko is a wonderful place to start to gain knowledge about this task.

The book has different lists of supplies needed for different disasters. After all, if you need to survive a devastating blizzard in the dead of winter, you will need different supplies from someone trying to survive a Tsunami in the middle of summer. These lists do seem repetitious throughout the book since some of the basic supplies are needed no mater what or when the disaster is (e.g. shelter, food, water) and although the author could have possibly made one list of these basic needs at the beginning and just referred future pages/disasters to it, it does save a lot of page turning plus makes it easier to see a complete list for any disaster that is covered so in this book, I thought the repetition is needed.

Not only does the book tell what list of supplies you should have, it tells you which kind is best for storage and how much. In cases of long-term, it even goes on to tell you how to do certain things like the different ways to purify water and the pros and cons of each. It also covers subjects such as being mentally prepared, what you need to take or do if you are being evacuated, and much more.

In the back of the book is a website for more survival and preparedness tips however I wasn't able to get it to work on my browser (not sure if it is my browser or the site is no longer available) although I was able to get to the Facebook Page that was also listed. I looked at it briefly and saw the seven best 'Bug Out Bags' (these are also covered in the book) as well as other supplies found to be really good for survival. I will have to go back and spend some more time there as it has some great information.

This book is written in easy language and has a lot of useful information although I do wish it would cover 'where to get it' or 'how to get it' type information for some of the items. An example of this is about the suggestion to have a month's supply of your prescription medication on hand. Great suggestion since if there is no power or you're snowed in for a week you can't jump in your car and go to your pharmacy to pick up a refill but the problem is no drug store or insurance company I have dealt with would allow me to get an 'extra' month supply of my medication. They will say it is not time to refill it nor will the insurance company pay for it. So how do I go about doing this? Do I need to go to the Dr. first, get a one time prescription for each (explaining why I want the extra month supply) and just fill it paying cash? Will the pharmacy fill it even though it is the same pills I am currently taking? Another suggestion is to have antibiotics and it lists a few as well as what they are used for in your first aid bag, but I don't know any Dr. I can go to with a list of antibiotics that will write me a prescription for them when I am not currently sick. So how do I go about filling my first aid kit?

Other than the problem I face on how and where to get some of the things mentioned in the book, I thought it was good advise and a good starting place for being prepared for a disaster. I do recommend this book for everyone who are just starting out to put a survival items together.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cac2b1c) out of 5 stars the book is a "disaster" July 10 2015
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Couldn't get through the first chapter. Poorly written and even showed all of the edits (change tracking remained enabled before it was posted). No wonder it was free.