When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival
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Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances. Matthew Stein's When Disaster Strikes provides a thorough, practical guide for how to prepare for and react in many of life's most unpredictable scenarios.
In this disaster-preparedness manual, he outlines the materials you'll need-from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and survival skills-to help you safely live through the worst. When Disaster Strikes covers how to find and store food, water, and clothing, as well as the basics of installing back-up power and lights. You'll learn how to gather and sterilize water, build a fire, treat injuries in an emergency, and use alternative medical sources when conventional ones are unavailable.
Stein instructs you on the smartest responses to natural disasters-such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods-how to keep warm during winter storms, even how to protect yourself from attack or other dangerous situations. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you can be sure to respond quickly, correctly, and confidently when a crisis threatens.
tables have turned. With technology that is miles beyond what was available in the 1960s, we are discovering about one-tenth as much oil each year as we did then, and consuming it at a rate five times faster than we discover it. That’s like charging $100,000 dollars on our credit cards each year, and only paying off $20,000! How long can we keep that up before we bankrupt the system? For years, governments have been official naysayers about the “Peak Oil theory.” However, in April of 2010 the
damage. At this point, they still had hopes that a favorable wind direction had spared their home. As they walked up the hill to their front yard, they saw that all but three mud brick walls had been totally obliterated. Except for the few things they had packed in their car they day before, all of their personal belongings and the tools for Andrew’s bicycle repair business had been reduced to cinders and scraps of molten metal. Andrew also had a commercial coffee roaster housed in a shed
and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Facilities,” which may be downloaded for free on the Internet (see bibliography for details). • Severe solar storms are likely to be devastating to the grid, and subsequently life and society in general, but not harmful to your personal electronics, computers, automobiles, etc., provided you have adequate surge protection on your lines. • EMP-simulation tests indicated that most electronic devices that are self-contained and not operating at the time, wired to
fractured bone sections to pull beside each other, resulting in further injury due to the cutting of internal tissues on sharp bone fragments. General Guidelines for Treating Dislocations and Fractures 1. Check the victim’s ABCs. 2. Keep the victim still. Movement of fractured limbs could turn a closed fracture into a compound fracture or cause damage to internal tissues. Do not move the limb or attempt to “set” the fracture. Movement may cause severe tissue damage from
you found it. Include at least the joint above and below the injury when immobilizing the injured area. Splint the break with some kind of firm material, such as boards, tree branches, ski poles, broomsticks, umbrellas, and so on. If rigid materials are unavailable, you can use rolled-up newspapers or rolled towels, or you can tape or tie a limb to the body or another limb (that is, strap the broken leg to the good leg). Pad the splint with some kind of soft cushioning material such as towels,