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Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis

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What if your life was disrupted by a natural disaster, food or water supply contamination, or any other type of emergency? Do you have the essentials for you and your family? Do you have a plan in the event that your power, telephone, water and food supply are cut off for an extended amount of time? What if there were no medical or pharmaceutical services
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 22nd 2002 by Clarkson Potter
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Mar 23, 2012 Traci rated it liked it
This is the type of book I'd need to purchase, because it contains recipes and, not to mention, that I won't remember any of the information two days from now when I return it to the library.

I've already determined that if the zombie apocalypse comes to fruition, I'll be bitten in the first day, so there's no need to prepare for survival because I'll be seeking (your) brains. But, if a natural disaster occurs and I somehow survive Yellowstone erupting, then my husband and I *might* have a chance
I am beginning to think that Peggy Layton is the highest authority on books about food sotrage and preparedness - it seems that she authored every other book I find on the topic! I don't know who you are, Ms. Layton, but kudos to you.

I would like to see an updated version of this book as I agree with another reviewer that the information isn't always up to date.

I've taken awhile to review this book because I wasn't sure how to describe it but it finally dawned on me. If you were going to have a
Mar 18, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
Published in 2002

Some important information is very out of date. For example, length of time food can be stored is way off. Most food has since been proven to keep much longer. And our bodies know how to use both complete, and incomplete proteins such as beans and rice. We don't need to eat them together. And old dry beans can be cooked with baking soda, or easily cooked in a pressure cooker.

This book certainly does not contain "Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis".
Nov 07, 2009 Robin rated it really liked it
Peggy breaks everything down really well and answers those questions for people just getting going on food storage- where do I start, how do I know how much, how should I store it (buckets, bags), etc. She has charts and calculators, and creative tight storage space ideas, tons of recipes at the end, and a general order of purchase too.
Jan 24, 2009 Lily rated it it was amazing
I think EVERYONE should have a copy of this book and read it!!! The author REALLY breaks down the concepts to bite-size chunks and give charts to check off as you prepare. I love her recipes and have tried MANY of them. Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned pro, there is something in here for EVERYONE!!! This should be REQUIRED READING!!!!
Apr 15, 2009 Claudia rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Good tips, and breaks down the process--everything from food to water to cooking and heat sources. Extensive inventory sheets, so you can figure out what you have and what you need. Recipes are included at the end-haven't tried any of them, but if I had tons of wheat or beans to use, it would be a great resource.
Jan 02, 2017 Samantha rated it really liked it
I wouldn't really say that this book is going to give you key survival information, however, I did feel like it gave great information and charts about how to get your food storage started as well as how to use it.
Feb 18, 2015 Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Some good basic information - things you may already know but have forgotten or just were not thinking how important to have on hand!
Jul 28, 2009 Aubrey rated it really liked it
I found this book SO helpful. I really needed something to help me set up a plan and this book did just that. She even has an inventory list for you and includes numbers per person.
Sep 16, 2011 Susan rated it it was amazing
An excellent book for those first starting out in food storage. Lots of helpful information and recipes!
Nov 14, 2012 Sierra rated it it was amazing
Well organized & included just what a beginning (yet serious) planner needs. It included a possible implementation plan/timeline, many checklists, & recipes for stored food. Very practical!
May 30, 2008 Emily rated it really liked it
I bought this last year and finally got around to reading it. It was really straight forward and simple, so I thought it was very helpful.
May 17, 2010 Chris rated it it was ok
Covers food storage only. Does a decent job, but all in all, I'd have to say its a little light on the specific info.
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