The Bible says what will you gain from worry..nothing. You won’t grow a single hair, or change the color from gray to black…so why worry?
But have you been watching the news? Does it have you worried? Are you afraid of what crazy weather will be on your doorstep tomorrow? Good!
Use than concern to spur you on to action. Use that fear to move your feet. It is a gift. A wake up call…so get busy. There are tons of resources on the internet for prepping…and there are tons of books written. I was actually considering writing a book that would dovetail with my site. A preparedness book for families not a run to the woods and live on leaves book. Then I went to the library and found that exact book! “Just in Case” is a great book for beginners.
“Just In Case” by Kathy Harrison is an amazing down to earth book that will help you with great ideas for all your basic needs in case of ordinary emergencies. It is not for wilderness survival or the zombie apocalypse. It is how to prepare for bad weather, wildfires and personal disasters that can strike at anytime. I was so excited to see a book that addresses preparedness planning in a way that most people will actually do. I probably won’t be ready to live off the land totally…but I could live off the grid. How about you?
Have you thought about how you would evacuate if a gas main blew down the street? What would happen if a water main blew, and you had no water for days? There are a thousand disasters that could happen to you tomorrow. You would drive yourself crazy worrying about every what if, but with a little forethought and elbow grease you could be able to deal with almost anything.
I only recommend books I have read, and I am loving this one! I found it in the local public library. It is a treasure trove of practical advice. Some people think that e-books are the best way to go, but what happens when you can’t plug it in? Buy this book and get started now. I could write a huge review, but you could just buy the book. It is a fast read through, with cute illustrations and lists to get you started on your way to preparing your home and family.
You are so right about preparing ourselves for disasters and emergencies. We sometimes believe it won’t happen to us. Will give some thought about getting the book as you suggest.
I am glad this article gave you some food for thought. With all the craziness that is happening in the weather and in politics globally…it is good to be prepared for unexpected events. This book is a great way to get started.
Great deal of info here on your site. I’ll bookmark it so I can find it in the future, when I have time to absorb all of it. The world news over the past couple of years has drawn me to this site and TV shows on this topic. I have this book, “Just in Case”, in my library. Site’s very well done.
Hey Joe I am so glad you found my site. I hope we can chat again. There is a lot of good info out there, it can be hard to find it in bite sized pieces for busy folks. That’s why I like this book. It is a great book to get people aimed in the right direction.
Good recommendation Enid! I am a prepper in a big city, so this will be useful. We have a few goodies in our reading collection!
I love having preparedness books…they mention things that I hadn’t thought of and a book can’t run out of battery in an emergency!
That’s a great recommendation. I don’t know why, but I never thought there are books for this. Probably considered there is no need, or simply that I’m smart enough to take with me what I need. But seems that I was so far from the truth……….
🙂 Thanks for your recommendation and honesty with the readers.
Many people are busy with their everyday lives, we don’t think about emergancies like these. The biggest thing is to make sure you have what you need on hand, so that you can grab and go. You don’t want to be scrounging or trying to run to a store in a disaster. It can be a hazardous place. I am glad you are considering these ideas now rather than later. Have a great day!