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You could Win this Life-Saving Book: “It’s a Disaster…”

We hope you will enter this giveaway for your chance to win this life-saving book. IT’S A DISASTER! …and what are YOU gonna do about it? (5th Edition)has been used in First Responder Training across the country!  How much better could your family be prepared than to have on hand the very same book that so many First Responders use? FB, Tweet, Pin and Blog Image for Its a Disaster Giveaway

The book doesn’t read like a fiction story nor is it challenging to ‘get through.’  In fact, it lends itself to reading in short segments of time based upon your need, area of potential disaster or concern.  Even if you are in the midst of a crisis, the way this book is laid out – it’s so simple to find what you need in mere seconds that it is a far better as an actual field guide than most other emergency manuals we’ve reviewed.

From Family Emergencies to Business Preparedness or Natural Disasters to Man-Made Mayhem, the book: IT’S A DISASTER! …and what are YOU gonna do about it? (5th Edition) really does cover the most extensive base of events we’ve ever seen in one single book.

Not only does it cover the events – it gives you the wherewithal to handle living through them right while they occur. The step-by-step bullet points are easy to spot and follow thus they help you stay on track in the midst of turmoil! It covers so many potential situations in order to help you feel ready with almost countless contingency plans.

The authors also offer this as a Community Preparedness involvement incentive that can become fundraisers for a school, church group or community planners.  This outreach is uncommon in that the desire is to get these books in the hands of more grass-roots movements rather than hit a ‘best seller list’.  This shows the true heart of the authors – to help communities and people prepare for life’s emergencies.

We praise and stand with them in this work! As the author’s state on their website, the book: IT’S A DISASTER! …and what are YOU gonna do about it? (5th Edition) truly “helps families and businesses ‘be aware, be prepared, and have a plan’ for most types of emergencies and disasters (including Terrorism).  The 266-page paperback provides quick-reference instructional bullets in 2-color format. It is not written to alarm people, rather it suggests tips on what to think about and do before, during and after specific types of scenarios, as well as how to administer basic first aid.” If you have not had the opportunity to get your hands on this valuable resource guide, we highly recommend that you do. We hope you’ll enter this Giveaway for your chance to win it and add it to your first aid kit, emergency pack or ‘go’ bag!

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FB, Tweet, Pin and Blog Image for Disaster Preparedness GiveawayThe Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness by Author Jim Cobb is the quintessential preparedness primer. It is suitable reading for both the novice and seasoned prepper. Almost every topic is covered in this book yet it still it goes into great detail without distracting from the primary focus of laying a strong foundation. Disaster Readiness is a broad topic but author, Jim Cobb knows his topic well and has done a fantastic job of breaking things down into clearly distinct chapters and sections to help the reader grasp the scope of being well prepared.

The chapters offer a wide range, yet build from “Why to prepare” to more specific details such as “Where to go” in a disaster.  The Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness will take you on a sequential journey without hype or conspiracy. Unlike day to day life, this book is tightly segmented in its approach so that you are able to locate a particular area on which you need to focus and review to it regularly.

Jim enlightens the reader on areas usually untouched such as how Disaster Readiness affects relationships (Children, Pets and Elderly). This is a book that we highly recommend regardless how long you have been on the preparedness journey.

We here at PREPARE Magazine hope that the winner of this book will be both encouraged and share what he/she learns to help others.  This is a foundational addition to your emergency preparedness library!

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Wk 6 - Whole Wheat Bread MakingWhole Wheat Bread Making often eludes people because the loaf seems dense or bitter. But,  in just another week this new giveaway can change that for one happy person who can stop baking whole wheat door stops almost instantly!

It may seem odd to have a book dedicated to just one recipe – but the one recipe can be made into so many staples of a home that it deserved focus.  It’s not about the recipe as much as it is about the techniques needed, the chemistry behind the ingredients and the skill to make a fluffy (virtually white bread consistency) loaf of Whole Wheat Bread  that you and your family will actually prefer to the colon clogging, unhealthy option from the grocery store shelf.

If you don’t happen to win, this book is available on Amazon in both Paperback (Whole Wheat Bread Making (Volume 1)) and Kindle. Also as an HERE as an Ebook  where you can read more testimonials, see the table of contents and what you can gain from it’s tutorial style instruction.

Without being narcissistic I think I’ll just share a couple of things that others are saying:

 

“It was so easy to follow and understand – I am sure that even I can bake a beautiful loaf of bread, now! The pictured illustrations were clear and attractive. Each right where I need them to be placed.  The written parts were very well worded and right to the point without leaving any questions unanswered.  Thank You”

 

Whole Wheat Bread Making” by Donna Miller of Miller’s Grain House is a delight to read.

I have had the pleasure of hearing Donna Miller teach her whole wheat bread making class in person and I was drawn in by her warm, inviting and adept style. This book, written with the same open yet practical personality that comes through in her classes, covers all the basics that every whole grain baker should know to achieve the perfect whole grain loaf.

Many times new bread bakers and even seasoned ones will experience some trepidation when incorporating health-supporting whole grains, but Donna’s explanations, pictures and step-by-step instructions make that goal easy and enjoyable. From flour to pans to yeast and everything in between, Donna breaks down the ingredients, materials and techniques, sharing her own knowledge, but offering so many options, the reader will be able to make their bread making uniquely their own.

I recommend “Whole Wheat Bread Making” for anyone who wants to make the best whole wheat bread, or make their current bread making even better!
Vickilynn Haycraft
www.realfoodliving.com

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Thursday – July 17, 2014 – In this episode of Your Preparation Station, we talk about Disaster Readiness as approached by best selling author on the subject: Jim Cobb.  It was again my pleasure to spend some time visiting with Jim again!  We had the opportunity to talk about his newest book, The Prepper’s Long Term Survival Guide which is somewhat of a follow up to the book that we’re giving away this week (See my review and enter the Giveaway below).

Jim has years of experience and has now released 5 books total on the subject of Preparedness.  You’ll enjoy getting to know him better! Even if you’re familiar with Jim’s work, I’ll bet you may not have been aware that he has a very interesting day job, is on the verge of trying his hand at a Fiction piece of work and does preparedness consultations which you can find out more about that at Disaster Prep Consultants.

Jim and I get on a little rant here and there about the difference between bug-out bags and get-home bags and about an area within the preparedness arenas that bug us both!

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Book Review and Giveaway!

Wk 5 - Disaster ReadinessThe Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness by Jim Cobb is like a primer for readiness for the novice and a foundational reminder for the veteran prepper.  There is virtually not a stone left unturned in this book but still it doesn’t go too deep off track in one way or another as to distract from the goal.  Disaster Readiness can be a wide reaching topic but the author, Jim Cobb has done a wonderful job of streamlining it and compartmentalizing it without making it seem overwhelming.

From laying the groundwork of “Why to prepare” to finalizing some ideas of “Where to go” in a disaster, The Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness will take you on a logical and easy to follow journey, yet still open up your eyes to some things you may not have thought of before.  Topics are wide, but so is the security of readiness, but unlike life itself, The Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness  is neatly compartmentalized in the approach so you can find your area that need improving and refer to it regularly.

Jim discusses this topic on levels that range from relationships (Children, Pets and Elderly) to supplies and skills.  I highly recommend The Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness  for the novice and the seasoned veteran of preparedness alike.

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This Week the Book Bonanza Giveaway offers the chance to win Wk 4 - Long-Term Survival GuidePrepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide.”

This is a great book written by best selling author, Jim Cobb who has authored several of the top selling preparedness books that have hit the market in the last few years.

Most people think that preparing for an emergency is a short lived plan. However, in “Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living” you’ll see that short-term is not the case. What if… things did not get back to ‘normal’? What if… the new normal was a way of life so foreign to us that we were caught unaware? This book helps to address that with some thought provoking fiction and backs it up with more real life scenarios and planning.

The usual topics of Water, Food, Shelter etc don’t stop with the 72-hour stock up but rather dive deeper and longer term into the future of sustainability. Have you ever thought of surviving boredom? What about what you’ll do if you can’t buy new cloths?

There is an entire way of life that our ancestors used to live that did not rely on the systems, conveniences and gadgets that now tend to dominate life as we know it. “Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide” helps us to think and plan for that historical Deja Vu that may be in our future.

 

Below is the entry for for this giveaway. Enter for your chance to win this very thought provoking and empowering guide.

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Weekly Book Bonanza – Giveaway #3: “Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure”

Wk 2 - Jake and Miller Far too often the little ones become either scared and confused or left behind while adult family members lead the charge to prepare for an uncertain future. Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure: A Prepper’s Book for Kids is not only encouraging to help the children want to participate but also helps the parents and grandparents a like to embrace the adventure in prepping!

This comforting story is written from the perspective of both the slightly skittish dog, Miller and Jake, his owner who leads the way and prepares for every adventure!  As they prep, their imaginations take them far, but that’s okay because this helps them to better prepare.  From bug spray to water, Jake and Miller are prepared for just about everything! And don’t forget that important can opener.

Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure: A Prepper’s Book for Kids is a short book that is easy for elementary school age children to read, but it’s also short enough to be a great read-a-loud at bed time or nap time.  We feel pretty sure this might even become a great show-and-tell book for school! How cool is that?  Your kids can help inspire others!

The author, Bernie Carr ( who also authored the national best seller: The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster) spends time on things that kids really would consider when they set out on an adventure.  And even though the characters may ‘prepare for the worst’ – Jake’s outlook is always hopeful and it helps to calm some of his dog’s fears.

After all, isn’t this what we want to do with our children, calm their fears, equip them to be well prepared and all the while, not forget that this can be a fun journey!

If you want to listen to a recent interview I did with the author, CLICK HERE

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Weekly Book Bonanza – Giveaway #2: “Survival Medicine Handbook”

Wk 2 - Survival Med Handbook First EdYes! Another Giveaway in our Weekly Book Bananza and it’s a great one!  Want to win the First Edition of “The  Survival Medicine Handbook“?  Then read on….

We are so thrilled with the excitement that our first week’s giveaway generated!  We have selected at random a winner of  the book “It’s a Disaster….” already! She has been notified via email and we are hoping she replies within the allotted 48 hours to claim her prize from last week.

We can’t wait to see what happens with our next giveaway!  So without further wait – here it is!

Week #2 or the Giveaway Extravaganza Weekly Book Bonanza is The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook – First Edition.  Keep your Loved Ones Healthy in Every Disaster, from Wildfires to a Complete Societal Collapse.

Written by Joseph Alton, M.D. & Amy Alton A.R.N.P. (aka: Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy of DoomandBloom.net) with the precision of those in the medical field yet in terms any laymen can readily understand, this book covers a wide array of topics!It is an easy read and well formatted for finding what you need to learn.  Every family should have at best a foundation for emergency medical situations.  This book goes beyond the foundation but lays stable ground work on which to build as well.

It is well laid out to compartmentalize issues as you learn how you might be able to treat them.  Sections include:  ‘Principles of Medical Preparedness’, ‘Becoming a Medical Resource’,’Hygiene, Sanitation and Environment’, ‘Infections’, ‘Environmental Factors’, ‘Injuries and Reactions’, ‘ Chronic Medical Problems’ and ‘Other Important Medical Issues’ such as nosebleeds, stockpiling medication, etc.

Each section within The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook – First Edition  has multiple sub-sections to help you become better equipped to handle the incidents that can occur during disaster.  From Cellulitis to Snake bites, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy address so many things in this 419 page book. Many of the things of which you may not have been aware!    The book also includes a Glossary (which can be very helpful to a novice or those unfamiliar with medical terms) and other Medical References.While here is a Second Edition:The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way  the one we are giving away, is the building blocks to address almost every given emergency and should not be overlooked for the newer version.

This Giveaway is for a first edition copy (The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook – First Edition ) which retails on Amazon for about $30.00 before shipping.  Wouldn’t it be a great addition to your preparedness library?  You bet it would!  So enter below.

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Weekly Book Bonanza – Giveaway #1:  “It’s a Disaster…”

Book Bonanza Wk 1 - ItsadisasterNo. “It’s a Disaster…” doesn’t mean we’re not doing the book giveaway, but it is part of the title of our very first book to be given away in the Weekly Book Bonanza!

If you have not had the opportunity to get your hands on this valuable resource guide, I highly recommend that you do!

It’s a Disaster…and what are YOU gonna do about it? has been used in First Responder Training across the country!  How much better could your family be prepared than to have at hand the very same book that so many First Responders use!

The book doesn’t read like a novel nor is it difficult to ‘get through.’  In fact, it lends itself to reading in short segments of time based upon your need, area of potential disaster or interest.  Even if you are in the midst of a crisis, the way this book is set up – it’s so easy to find what you need in just seconds that it is a far better field guide than most other emergency manuals I’ve read.

From Family to Business preparedness or Natural to man-made disasters It’s a Disaster…and what are YOU gonna do about it? really covers the widest base of events I’ve ever seen in one book.  Not only does it cover the event – it gives you the wherewithal to handle living through them!  The step-by-step bullet points that help you stay on track for so many possible events help you feel ready with almost endless contingency plans.

As the author’s state on their website It’s a Disaster…and what are YOU gonna do about it?  truly “helps families and businesses “be aware, be prepared, and have a plan” for most types of emergencies and disasters (including Terrorism).  The 266-page paperback provides quick-reference instructional bullets in 2-color format. It is not written to alarm people, rather it suggests tips on what to think about and do before, during and after specific types of scenarios, as well as how to administer basic first aid.”

I hope you’ll enter this Weekly Book Bonanza Giveaway #1 for your opportunity to win it and add it to your bug out bag, emergency bin or back pack.

 

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Giveaway Extravaganza – Enter this Weekly Book Bonanza

Giveaway Extravaganza - Weekly Book BonanzaDo you want to build your Self-Sustaining Library with Books that are sure to help you be prepared?  Then get ready for this Giveaway Extravaganza – Weekly Book Bonanza!

Beginning the first week of June, 2014 each week myself along with 12 other bloggers and professionals in the preparedness industry will bring you a weekly review and opportunity to win the book we’ve just reviewed!  Over the coming weeks… over 21 books for your Preparedness Library will be given away!  So keep checking back and see what each new week brings!

The first giveaway begins Sunday, June 1 at 12AM Eastern Time and runs through Saturday – June 7, 11:59PM Eastern. The weekly winner will be notified via email within 10 hours of a giveaway ending and has 48hrs to claim his/her book via reply.

Weekly Book Bonanza Giveaway – (order may vary):

  • It’s a Disaster & What are you Gonna Do about It? by Bill & Janet Leibsch
  • Survival Medicine Handbook  by Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy
  • Prepper’s Long Term Survival Guide by Jim Cobb
  • The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness by Jim Cobb
  • The Prepper’s Cookbook by Tess Pennington
  • The Nautical Prepper by Capt William E. Simpson II
  • Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure by Bernie Carr
  • Doctor Prepper’s Making the Best of Basics by James Stevens
  • The Survival Mom by Lisa Bedford
  • Naturally Healthy Cuisine: Real Food for Real Families by Vickilynn Haycraft
  • Food Storage for Self Sufficiency and Survival by Angela Paskett
  • Whole Wheat Bread Making by Donna Miller
  • Simply Canning: Survival Guide to Safe Home Canning by Sharon Peterson
  • Prepper’s Food Storage by Julie Languille
  • The Darkness After by Scott B. Williams
  • The Prepper’s Workbook by Scott B. Williams & Finazzo
  • Meals in a Jar by Julie Languille
  • More Food From Small Spaces by Margaret Park
  • The Preparedness Planner (ebook Bundle of 2) by Jennifer Osuch
  • Color Coded HomeSchool Planner (eBook) by Jennifer Osuch
  • Duct Tape 911 by James Hubbard, MD MPH

 

I hope you’ll enter each one, each week!  Look for another update when the first one opens in a few days!

Best of Success to you!

Joseph & Donna Miller