March 2, 2010

Just in Case by Kathy Harrison

Are you ready if a disaster strikes? Most families aren’t. Just in Case by Kathy Harrison is just the book to get before the unexpected happens – just in case something does happen in the future.

Just in Case is well written from a mother’s viewpoint on how to prepare for the unexpected. Harrison helps you prepare for disasters by organizing, acquiring goods you’d need for your family for 3 days to a month (or longer) depending on how long you want to prepare for in advance. Also included in this valuable book is a how-to guide on survival basics such as cooking with your stored food, purifying water yourself, gardening, how to store food, keep warm and much more.

Book Description
Disaster can strike at any time. How will your family stay warm, fed, and sheltered during a power outage? Do you have an evacuation plan if you are forced to leave your home? Be prepared for the unexpected by following Kathy Harrison’s practical plan for emergency self-sufficiency. Learn how to evaluate, organize, and rotate your food supply; pack an evacuation kit; protect important documents from fire; develop a communications system; make nutritious, delicious meals with canned and dried pantry items; use alternative heating sources; and entertain the kids without television or computers. Everything you need to know to survive when public services fail is covered in this essential guide to family preparedness.

My Thoughts
I found Just in Case by Kathy Harrison to be quite informative and an extremely useful tool to keep handy for when or if something does happen.

The most helpful tools for me would be the knowledge Harrison shares with us on how to stock, store and organize foods for a certain amount of time needed. Rotating these foods out to make sure that they aren’t expired is a very good idea which she explains quite well.

Knowing that we could be in a disaster for whatever reason (natural, toxics, fires, pandemic, terrorism, etc) is the perfect excuse to get this book. If the internet fails and you can’t leave your home often, this is one of the resources that will help you many times over when the unexpected happens.

* Thank you to the publisher of Just in Case, Storey Publishing for providing me with a review copy for this review.


Melanie's Randomness said...

I think I should read this book because everything for me seems to always go wrong! hehe.

Jessica said...

Well, this book sounds fun. I will look for it the next time I drop by the bookstore. Thanks for the review! :)

Manju said...

sounds really useful. but i'm more of the screw-that-we'll-think-about-it-when-the-time-comes kind of person though lolzzzz