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Most families or individuals are overwhelmed by information when it comes to emergency preparedness. There are just hundreds of websites offering emergency preparedness tips, experts giving advice, and authors writing about survival. There are many things to learn and do in a short time.

Don’t be overwhelmed. Instead, we should be grateful that there is a lot of information at our fingertips, which helps us become aware of the situation we may face and gives us advice on how we can avoid that situation.

10 Emergency Preparedness Books You Must Read

If you want to learn how to prepare for emergencies, we offer you the top ten books in which you can learn to prepare.

1. Emergency Food Storage and Survival Manual – Everything you need to know to keep your family safe in crisis situations. This book provides important tips on what you need to buy and store for your family, which can last for days or even up to three months. The book includes 10 steps to creating an affordable home food storage program. The tips included in the book are simple and inexpensive, which is important for families.

2. SAS Survival Manual – Any Weather, Any Situation. This is an updated version of the internationally best-selling SAS Survival Manual. Campers, outdoor enthusiasts, and hikers may find this book very helpful. Readers are taught basic camp crafts and navigation to help them cope with natural disasters.

3. Practical Family Disaster Preparedness Manual. Another helpful guide for families who want to get started with emergency preparedness. Long-term food storage is discussed, as is the selection and use of firearms. Steps are provided that can help families cope with five different deadly natural disasters, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.

4. 98.6 degrees: the art of keeping your butt alive. Cody Lundin, a naturalist and survivor, who can be recognized by the Discovery Channel’s Lost in the Wild and Dual Survival, wrote this book. It’s fun and straightforward in teaching basic survival skills in all the scenarios the author can cover.

5. How to survive the end of the world as we know it: tactics, techniques and technologies for uncertain times. This book attempts to cover the necessary preparation, whether during a time of terrorist attack, economic downturn, or the spread of disease. The book focuses on amassing the supplies of rights to help you survive unfortunate future events.

6. When all hell breaks loose: things you need to survive when disaster strikes. Another entertaining and informative book from survivor Cody Lundin. Provides the necessary tips when it comes to basic emergency preparedness. The book addresses simple sanitation needs, such as a lack of toilet paper or the disposal of dead bodies.

7. When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Coping in Crisis Situations. A comprehensive and practical guide to preparing for unpredictable events. This book can be easily understood by families who are trying to learn about food storage, first aid, shelter needs, and give valuable tips to develop outdoor survival skills by sharing real survival stories.

8. Emergency Preparedness and More: Food Storage and Survival Handbook. A comprehensive book covering 3-day and long-term storage food packaging, medical supply kits, water purification, and creating emergency communication plans during disasters and emergencies.

9. When Technology Fails (Revised and Expanded): A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Survival in a Long Emergency. The book provides valuable information on storing food, providing shelter and energy needs, and even crisis management skills. It teaches survival skills and being ‘green’, which can come in handy through good times and bad.

10. Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere – Alive. Written by Survivorman Les Stroud. The book provides valuable tips on how to survive in the wild, the desert, the jungle, and even during urban disasters. The tips are peppered with stories to drive the author’s point about the value of being prepared.

Why read these books and be prepared?

There are different types of disasters that can disrupt our perfectly stable lives, be it natural calamities, economic instability, or man-made events. Property can be damaged, health can be affected, and the whole family can be traumatized by these events.

However, we can avoid or lessen stress and trauma during these events if we are prepared. Emergency preparedness isn’t just about storing food, water, and necessary supplies. Understanding possible situations and having a plan can help your family cope, such as a meeting or an exit plan.

Involving the family in the entire disaster and emergency preparedness process can increase their awareness and help them deal with their fear. In the event of a natural calamity, your family would be prepared on how to handle things.

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