Emergency Management Books
Usually, the first response most
people have to an emergency is panic. When a major disaster or emergency
has occurred, the chaotic situation is hardly conducive to measured, rational
thought, but this is just the time when thinking clearly is needed. While
most of us go through life without having to deal with a catastrophe, no one
can predict what the future will hold, especially with the threat of terrorism,
which can strike anywhere. In order to better protect yourself and your
family during an emergency, familiarize yourself with the information available
in books written to deal with this. Get several so that no area of
survival will be overlooked, and you will be prepared no matter what happens.
Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family by Arthur
There is no doubt that preparation
should be made for emergencies or disasters, but often people feel overwhelmed
by the task. Many will just go along as always, hoping that fate smiles
kindly on them, while others may think that collecting survival supplies will
prove to be just a waste of money – they consider that the tiny chance that
disaster will strike them is too small to justify preparing. This book
not only outlines the probable disasters that may befall anyone, but gives you
a practical way to go about your preparations. The author makes the point
that an emergency plan can be practical and fit into your budget and
lifestyle. Problems and situations are presented, and then the easiest
way to deal with them will follow. This book will be useful to
those experienced in survival techniques and to those just starting out.
Emergency Preparedness The Right Way by Howard Godfrey
This is a book for the novice in survival. It is not as involved and
detailed as the above book, but is a very good starting point, and the simple
instructions will make it easy for those who have no idea where to start to get
going. As two of the most vital needs for everyone are food and water,
Emergency Preparedness covers these topics in an easy to follow, but thorough
way. The author explains what kinds of food you will need, how to store
it, and also how to make sure that your water supply is safe and drinkable.
First aid and how to deal with a power outage are also covered.
Crisis Preparedness Handbook by Jack A. Spigarelli
When you are looking for a comprehensive emergency survival handbook, this is
one of the books you will want to reach for. Almost every aspect of
emergency planning is covered, from putting away a food supply to preparing
safeguards that will help you and your family to survive nearly any crisis with
a minimum of disturbance. The Crisis Preparedness Handbook not only deals
with the usual problems such as food and water, but also contains hints on
alternative energy, growing and raising your own food, and emergency
There are plenty of photos, lists,
and charts to help you get the maximum benefit out of this book, and internet
sources are also given to provide you with further vital information.
While all of the above books are very good, it would be advisable to acquire at
least two of them – no one can cover everything, and one book will usually take
up where another one leaves off.