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A common-sense if slightly patronising book
on 15 February 2014
This book has been written for the American reader and there is a fair amount of information that isn't relevant to us in the UK. The advice about stockpiling food and water is really just common sense but Kathy Harrison's check lists are useful. What I did find irritating was her dismissal of teenagers as being useless at anything but computer games and her unsolicited advice on not watching "junk TV" or having "junk relationships", what has that got do to with "prepping"? I am writing this in Feb 2014 when much of the country is flooded so being prepared for the worst does seem like a good idea. My home has been without power for a day here and there and my land line is now down after a storm. I will try to make sure that my car always has some fuel, that I know where I keep my candles and that I have enough food for my family for at least a few days. I also like the idea of keeping a backpack ready for everyone in the family with any essentials so that we can leave at a moments notice. As someone who often has an almost-empty store cupboard, this book has made me realise that I must do a little better in the preparedness stakes.