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The Practical Prepper: A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies

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Earthquakes, hurricanes, civil unrest, economic challenges - no one knows when disaster may strike. Will you be ready? The Practical Prepper is a common-sense guide to emergency preparedness and survival written for real people with real lives. This must-have reference book walks the reader through each step of emergency preparedness covering everything from cooking in a c ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Cedar Fort (first published May 13th 2014)
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The Practical Prepper accomplishes its goal of presenting practical ways to achieve a higher level of preparedness in a varying number of living situations. It begins with the basics then expands into more in-depth methods for long-term or extreme circumstances, providing a “line upon line” style progression for readers to consider and implement as they continue on their preparedness journey. There are several pages of sources in the “Notes” section at the end of the book for those who would lik ...more
Katie W
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help, 2014
This book starts out with the categories that people fit into. Unfortunately, I think I'm a "Target Painter." I know that disasters and bad things happen, but I don't want to think about it. I get overwhelmed with the thought of preparing for such events. This is a great book in that it outlines exactly what you need to do, what supplies you need, how to use and store items, and any and all other information relating to this.

Each type of natural disaster is outlined. I loved that feature, since
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Which of the following best describes YOU?

*Oblivious: Do not believe that anything bad will ever really happen.

*Target Painters: Want to paint a target right on their head/home so the first bomb will drop there and everything will be over quickly.

*Rat Racers: Understand the need to prepare and have it on their very long to-do list.

*Excuse Slayers: Understand that sometimes bad things happen and are doing everything in their power to prepare for it.

Bruce Curley
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Given the daily headlines, the need to prepare (prep) is evident. And there is a cottage industry out there offering to advise you and your family on how to do so.

Not all are worth reading, but The Practical Prepper: A Common Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies is worth getting.

The authors, parents of young children and husband and wife team Kylene and Jonathan Jones, have put a lot of thought into what prepping really involves, and their hard work and careful thought is evident in this sto
Annette McIntyre
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Covers the basics you need to consider when you start preparing for the worst thing to happen be it flood, war or lack of power
Sandra "Jeanz"
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I totally admit to being really curious about this book. Will it read like a dystopic/apocalyptic fictional story, or will it have real survival techniques? I also remember reading an Interview with author Mike Mullin of the Ashfall Series who states he actually used this type of book to make his post-apocalyptic series more realistic and accurate. The tragedy that triggers off the post apocalyptic scenario in his book was the Yellowstone Volcano erupting.

I received an e
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it

I was given this ebook to review as part of its blog tour. I think I would like this book as a soft back or hardback better so easier to make notes and underline. Besides in emergency kindle might not be charged.

I like how they want you to figure out what risk for your area to help prepare for. For me every year power goes out for long term at least once every winter.

second is snowed in. I don't drive in heavy snow. So always want at least week food for me & pets. Always try and keep e
Dorine White
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 purifi
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
My husband Jeff's Review:
I would like to thank Cedar Fort for sending me a copy of The Practical Prepper to review. I consider myself to be an intermediate level Prepper. The Practical Prepper is a very good book for anyone who is starting out prepping or thinking about starting out prepping. The book covers many different scenarios including earthquakes, wildfires, and hurricanes. What the book lacks in specifics, such as checklists, it makes up for with web links covering such topics. This app
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I grew up in a home with a very prepared mother who was always storing water, toilet paper, and "you name it" in our pantry, under our beds. I understood the importance of personal preparedness and emergency supplies. Still, I didn't know the deeper ins and outs of home storage or water purification. The Practical Prepper looked awfully daunting at over 300 pages, but once I dove in I found myself easily gliding through it all and soaking up the practical advice within. This book has websites fo ...more
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is a very good book to have around, I like that there are many different types of emergencies discussed in it. I like that it makes the steps of being prepared for pretty much any emergency you will ever face seem doable. It takes a huge seeming responsibility and breaks it down into manageable bites. The authors have done a really great job figuring out what they need to do and translating that into what pretty much everyone can do. I also like how they talk about what they would each ...more
Molli Graham
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book today. I loved it! I can get overwhelmed with topics like this but as I was reading this book I felt more empowered than overwhelmed. It has great tips and is very practical. The author is very down to earth in her approach to this complex subject. The book was very informative and interesting to read. I highly recommend this to anyone who is just beginning to get prepared or to the one who is well on their way. I made notes throughout the book on things that I learned and w ...more
Katrina Long
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone

If a disaster strikes, our family desire is to, "thrive in the face of adversity," not just survive, and with this book I feel like we can now work towards achieving that goal. Wonderfully written the Jones highlight many things that we have overlooked in preparing our family for short and long-term emergencies. A must have for any family or personal library, we will be utilizing this book to reference many ideas. The bonus is they have many things you will now find your self needing to prepare
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, concise and thorough facts for people interested in preparing for any disaster! Lots of references and links to online material.
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Kylene has an educational background in business management as well as in family studies. She has also served on the advisory board and on the board of directors for TACDA and is currently the editor for The Journal of Civil Defense. She has a passion for researching and experimenting, adding a sense of real life to their writing and teaching. A firm believer in hands-on learning, she involves her ...more

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