by Louise E. Nelson
Some books are so comprehensive that they become the “last word” on a subject. Project Readiness is such a book—its scope is so all-encompassing that it has become a standard manual in the field of emergency readiness. The book is written to help families to be prepared for any natural or man-made disaster which might occur. It is organized into four major sections: Emergency and Disaster Planning, Food Storage, Storing Non-Food Items, and Other Aspects of Emergency Preparation.
Part One considers the phases and warning signals for events such as blizzards, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, riots, war, atomic blast, drought and famine. Detailed information is provided concerning what to expect and also how to prepare, survive and recover.
Part Two is undoubtedly among the most comprehensive collects of information on food storage in print. It considers the what, where, and how, with details on many items such as emergency water supplies, home food preservation techniques, detecting spoilage, sprouting, pest prevention, fruit leather, and basic recipes. Eighty-seven recipes give guidance in preparing delicious meals with basic food-storage items.
Part Three covers what and How to Store.
Part Four treats emergency cooking, heating and lighting; clothing and bedding; emergency sanitation; preparation for the care of the sick; emergency sewing techniques with basic patterns provided; baby and child care; emergency recreation; and much more.
A major contribution of Project Readiness is that it has assembled a wide assortment of useful details and organized them in a meaningful pattern for reference.
No one concerned with emergency readiness can afford to be without this book. Horizon Publishers is pleased to recommend it as a valuable addition to any home bookshelf or community library.
Part One—EMERGENCY AND DISASTER PLANNING
- Effective Planning for Disaster Readiness
- Planning for Commonly Occurring Disasters
Part Two—FOOD STORAGE
- What to Store
- Storage Conditions
- Where to Store
- Where to Obtain Storage Items
- Inventory Control
- How to Store
- Emergency Water Supplies
- Techniques for Home Food Preservation
- Detecting Spoilage
- Keeping Food Safe From Pests
- Producing Your Own Food
- How to Use Stored Food
Part Three—STORING NON-FOOD ITEMS
- What and How to Store
Part Four—OTHER ASPECTS OF EMERGENCY PREPARATION
- Emergency Cooking, Heating and Lighting
- Clothing and Bedding
- Emergency Sanitation
- Preparation for the Care of the Sick
- Emergency Baby Care
- Entertainment and Recreation
6″ x 9″ paperback