Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Practical Prepper by Kylene and Jonathan Jones

It's a Two For Tuesday!

That's right, I've got two things to share today. The first is a review of The Practical Prepper and the second, for those following along with my Summer Dreamin' Book Giveaways, is a sneak peek at Torn Canvas by Donna Weaver.

Okay, something a little different. My readers know that I love dystopian and apocalyptic books, well, going hand and hand with that is being ready for the end of the world. So, when this book came across my desk I jumped on it. The Practical Prepper by Kylene and Jonathan Jones is "a Common-Sense Guide to preparing for Emergencies."

So what does it include? I was thrilled to find really basic ideas that fit into every walk of life. There are chapters on communication, water storage, water purification, sanitation, emergency kits and food storage. There are also bits on natural disaster and nuclear war survival.

I was impressed by the amount of research that went into the book. I found it fun to look up some of  the links and learn more. Really interesting to me were the links that allowed you to see the radius of nuclear fallout from different locations or to find where the closest nuclear reactor was.

Each chapter really goes into detail about its subject, but not so much that you become confused. For instance, there is info about HAM radio, but if you want to go in depth you can do more individual research. The point is that they list all the choices and you can look into whatever you'd like.

I even found out some things I'd never thought about before, which is rare because I love survival stuff- flannel squares for reusable toilet paper and Fritos for fire starers!

I loved the book and it is a great place to start. Don't be the one in the neighborhood that has to depend on everyone else for food and water. 5 stars!

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