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Prepping 101: 40 Steps You Can Take to Be Prepared: Protect Your Family, Prepare for Weather Disasters, and Be Ready and Resilient when Emergencies Arise

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The next severe storm, power outage, or financial meltdown could hit at any time. Having a household contingency plan and being part of a strong, resilient community could mean the difference between life and death. This friendly and highly accessible guide introduces the most important, practical steps your whole family can take to ensure survival in short- or long-term e ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 26th 2018 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Critterbee❇
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
What I thought was going to be a handy manual for preparing for unexpected emergencies turned out to be a tiny bit more alarming than I had hoped.

The book begins with some moderate fear-mongering and then offers predictions of catastrophic pandemics and urges for communities to band together in resiliency groups. Hey, I just opened the book to look for tips on food storage and supplies needed for an extended loss of power. Let's take a breath. If I were not reviewing this book, I would have stop
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Tina Panik
The apocalypse + the skills in this book = I'll be ready. This is a helpful, straightforward, and practical guide. ...more
William Schram
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
As far as books go, there are several genres and types that I gravitate toward. Books that tell you how to do things have a major attraction for me. I picked this book up from the library because it looked interesting, and it did not disappoint. Prepping 101 is an easy to follow guide on planning for the worst. Author Kathy Harrison provides step-by-step instructions on 40 different things you can do to be prepared.

A lot of times we don’t like to think of the worst happening, but it is a reasona
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Alicia Sanders
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very informative and a good starter book for the prepper-curious. Not overwhelming, and a ton of other reference books are sighted throughout for further reading.
Bonny
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
With short, actionable chapters full of suggestions and practical advice, I couldn't put this book down. Skipping the parts that don't apply to me, jumping to those that do - I found this a highly useful book that I'd easily recommend for anyone's reference guide. As well, the author is smart enough to know when other sources are required (for more in-depth conversations, recipes or how-to's); many of the chapters end with a recommended reading list.

I should note, as the author does: this is NO
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Rose
I love, love, love the images in Prepping 101 but my obsession doesn't end there. Kathy Harrison has put a feminine twist on what always seemed to be geared towards impressing the male prepping world. I am not saying that it wouldn't be useful for the guys, just saying it is appealing and pleasant to flip through without the scent of testosterone emanating from the folds of the book. I found it easy to understand, full of possible suggestions, relevant images, and additional sources for delving ...more
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
This book gives instructions for how to prepare your family to survive an emergency situation. There are sections for:
Calculating how much water and food your family will need during an emergency.
How to plant your own garden, and store and cook the food you grow.
How to handle garbage, laundry, and sanitation in an emergency.
Protecting your electronics and having enough batteries.
Making an evacuation plan, or creating a safe room.
Talking to your children about emergency preparedness.
Survival tip
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Willy Marz Thiessam
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
Prepping 101 is great, but I'm not sure what for. Is it a survivalist guide to living in the event of civilization falling apart or just the preparedness of a mother who is always there with a back up plan. Either way its a great read with lots of wonderful ideas to help you be prepared around the home and in life. Probably the best aspect is ideas for planning and thinking about what you might need in the many situations of life where we will need a back up plan. When someone dies where is the ...more
Danielle
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I first heard the author, Kathy Harrison, on a podcast. She made disaster preparedness sound so doable and not overwhelming. On the podcast it centered only on long-term food storage. I had been contemplating it for a while but was a bit overcome by everything I needed to do. I ended up buying this book and it started working through one chapter at a time. It made it very practical and doable. I loved the layout and all the visuals and graphics. It definitely a beginner book and if you want to g ...more
Ann
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a good book to have and use for not only disasters but how to prepare a good first aid kit for your car and general emergencies. Practical information for the home owner to deal with power outages, severe weather or major disasters. Learn how to store food for long term, how to collect water and make solar ovens, winter storm survival or worse. Lists for your convenience and notes that help you prepare in advance. Great to have on your bookshelf with the hope you'll never need it. I'd re ...more
Julie
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is aimed at people who are are interested in ensuring continuity of life as normal as possible during a severe incident. It is about taking action before things take a turn for the worse in order to maintain food, services and other needs during an outage, for example.

It is written in simple, matter of fact language which is understandable to the majority of people. There were no technical words to confuse the reader, and the language used was appropriate for the intended audience.

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LaToya
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this advanced read copy from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

Where has this book been all of my life? I need to make sure to keep a copy of this in my car and in my home. Such great prepping advice, from finanical information to pest control, to poor weather- I feel well-equipped to handle any emergency with this guide. I plan on buying one for everyone in my family. Great, practical, life-saving advice.
Justin
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book, for free, in exchange for an honest review.

This is a good overview of prepping for people who are new to prepping. It covers most of the expected topics, but hits them at a fairly superficial level (it felt like there were only a few pages per section). This book could be great for someone who hasn't thought about storing water and food before, but if you've got those basics covered already your probably going to think much of this is old hat.
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Monique S. (The Ginger Librarian)
This book has extremely extensive and helpful information on how to prepare yourself and your home for just about any kind of emergency or disaster situation. This is a great book to study and have around to refer to every now and then.


I received an advance reader's copy of this book from NetGalley and the book's publisher in exchange for my honest review, for which I am very grateful.
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Melinda
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Netgalley in return for my honest opinion. I'm definitely not a doomsday prepper, but as I live in earthquake country, I should have some emergency supplies set up and I don't. This book was well written and very well organized. I don't think I'll be doing everything listed in the book, but it covered many topics and very thoroughly. The author also listed some other books she has found to be helpful. All in all, a good book for its topic. ...more
Rebecca Johnson
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
2019 // 029 | Prepping 101 - Kathy Harrison | 2018 | 176pp

This book is a guide to establishing back up plans to help in emergencies - anything from natural disasters to financial hardship. It is clear and easy to follow, with sensible suggestions and lists.

I have read too many books about the end of the world not to be curious about undertaking a bit of prepping. I’m keen to make a small kit for the car, for instance, and this book had many great ideas!
Stephanie
Dec 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-yourself
This book is super visually appealing with some really good information too. It doesn't go off the deep end of crazy like many "prepper" style books but it does a much better job than the cut and dry government lists. The explanations and reasoning for thugs was nice too. ...more
Carmen
Mar 14, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Very basic, but some good information. She outlines things very simply. And there are tips that I’ve never considered for general emergency preparedness.
Dora
Apr 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Good basic reference if you are new to being responsible for your family emergency preparedness.
Maddy Finch
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an amazing book with excellent tips. It covers almost all aspects of survival prepping. This is also an excellent book for beginners of survival prepping.
Joel Alex
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great primer with loads of ideas.
Dave
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nice easy read. More up to date than Just In Case by the same author, although not sure there is quite as much information here.
Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V.
The title of the book really explains everything you need to know about what this book is and what it’s for. Great information for preparing for natural disasters and possible apocalyptic events. This book breaks it all down into sections, so it would make for an easy reference guide. Thus, I would definitely recommend having a physical copy of the book. Having this as a digital copy on my computer doesn’t make it very useful to refer back to, but it definitely made me want to go out and get a c ...more
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