|Rational Preparedness: A Primer to Preparedness is an eighty one page book of quick actions devoted to preparing families for natural or man-made disasters.|
I knew or I had hoped that the book would be ready soon. You can imagine my surprise when this morning, right after voting, I came home and found that the book is ready for orders and that the website is now in place !
It was my intent in writing this book to provide families, even those who had no prior interest in preparedness, with a guide to not only prepare for sheltering-in-place situations but for evacuation situations as well. This is a basic and comprehensive book designed to ready families, and their pets for situations in which they need to have both advance preparations and to take action.
First, there was the Rational Preparedness radio program. Then, this blog was born as a supplement to items I mentioned there. It provided a place to look up web addresses and phone numbers of products I had mentioned I had used, or to enlarge upon information that I had touched upon in the show.
Now, at long last I introduce the book Rational Preparedness. This is designed to be a good overview of issues to consider in organizing and planning family preparedness. Responding to listener's requests, it is a no nonsense carefully set out survey of prime considerations for those seeking to prepare families for both natural; disasters and man-made varieties as quickly as possible, and then to remain as a reference thereafter.
The book is available by order from Amazon, from Barnes and Noble online, or from the website:
It is available in both hardcover and softcover versions and also in e-book.
Just in case you have any difficulties with the website, you can buy it at:
Thanks to everyone who helped get this book ready for the public !
Thanks to Steven Ryan, PhD who tells me I need to include the Table of Contents
Contents: Rational Preparedness: A Primer to Preparedness
Chapter One Accepting Our Own Role in Disaster Preparation
Chapter Two Preventing Overreaction
Chapter Three Starting Somewhere
Chapter Four Evacuation versus Sheltering in Place
Chapter Five Advance Planning for Family Evacuation
Chapter Six Activating an Evacuation Plan
Chapter Seven Sheltering in Place
Chapter Eight Rehydration and Your Rehydration Kit
Chapter Nine Stocking Supplies at Home
Chapter Ten Considering Water
Chapter Eleven Filtering Water
Chapter Twelve Considering Home Defense
Chapter Thirteen Mitigating Home Hazards
Chapter Fourteen Special Pet Evacuation Challenges
Chapter Fifteen Assessing the Need to Relocate in View of Safety and Preparedness Issues
Chapter Sixteen The Human Response to Disasters: Mental Health Issues
Chapter Seventeen Vehicle Readiness
Chapter Eighteen Emergency Tool and Home Repair Kit
Chapter Nineteen The Many Aspects of Education in Disaster Preparedness
Chapter Twenty When in Rome
Chapter Twenty-One Conclusions