A crisis can strike at anytime
How Prepared Are You?
Crisis Preparedness Handbook gives you everything you need to confidently handle any crisis and feel the peace that comes with being prepared.
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Crisis Preparedness Handbook.
Protect your family from any disaster—natural or man-caused
Unique benefits you will get in Crisis Preparedness Handbook
Solves the problem of
"Where do I start?"
An absolute must for anyone serious about preparing for and surviving during perilous times.
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Clean water is extremely important! A lot of times there is water available, but it’s not safe to drink. You should assume that your water is contaminated if the culinary water system has been compromised. Boiling is recommended, but it’s only an option if you have a way to heat it along with needed fuel. For that reason, you need redundant systems—multiple ways to obtain clean water.
The preparedness challenge this week is to add canned meat to your food supply. Meat will make your menus more palatable and much more like the food most people are used to eating. Even the addition of small amounts of animal protein to vegetable proteins raises the protein quality of your diet. Canned meats are familiar to most diets and are a nutritious choice, especially when fresh foods aren’t available. You can choose from a wide variety of canned meat, poultry, and fish.
Most people rely on their municipal water system to deliver clean, pure tap water for drinking, food preparation, and personal hygiene. A crisis, big or small, may interrupt the delivery of clean water. When that happens you may experience a “boil water advisory.” In some crises the water system may break down entirely, and you may have to rely on stored water or questionable local water sources like streams and ponds.
DID YOU KNOW? There are 9 different ways to purify water including ultraviolet light and ozone?
DID YOU KNOW? You can go 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without protection or shelter, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food.
DID YOU KNOW? There are three levels of preparedness: minor disruptions, significant emergencies and large-scale catastrophes.
DID YOU KNOW? Not all crisis come from a natural disaster. Often, they are man-caused. It is just as important to plan for these.
Meet the author
Patricia Spigarelli Aston
Originally, I set out to update and make a few revisions to the original Crisis Preparedness Handbook written by my late husband, Jack A. Spigarelli. I wasn’t into it very far when I realized I was doing more than making some simple changes. I found that I had something important to say about being prepared. After all, I had practiced preparedness principles my whole life, even as a kid, and self-reliance was second nature for me.
I have felt the peace and confidence that comes from being prepared. I knew I could help people who understand they live in a dangerous world and who know they should be prepared, but are in a panic or confused about what to do about it. I knew I could give them guidance and a little encouragement to help them get it done.
And that’s my goal – to help people get prepared for whatever crisis they may face next.