Saturday, May 5, 2012

Book Review: Prepper's Pocket Guide

My prepper library mostly consists of ebooks stashed away in an SD card and cloud storage. This is an absolute must for all of us urban preppers since storage space is somewhat lacking. Don’t get me wrong, print books are still my preferred material but we have to be selective about what we acquire at the moment.
The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 easy things you can do to ready your home for a disaster is ideal for new preppers since you can use it as a  quickie reference guide. The chapters are well organized and the information easily digested.  For the seasoned preppers the information in the book will definitely be too basic but for noobs like myself, it’s  a handy tool to keep on the shelf (it doesn’t take much room either). 
Topics include budget food stockpiling and storage, water, hygiene, bug out bag,  how to assemble an emergency dental kit (I actually need to do this), learn to make a gel pack (on my ‘need to try’ list), teaching children about prepping, etc.
I’m essentially going to be using this as a checklist of sorts.  It’s easy to miss the most obvious details at times and this helps me figure out what aspects of preparedness I need to devote more time on. It doesn’t go into a whole lot of depth, so if you’re looking for something that is loaded with details then this is not the book for you.
This book is ideal for: new preppers, younger readers, busy people (it’s a quick read!), and all of you book nerds who are always looking to expand your prepper home library.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars: Appropriate content for what it is – it’s a prepper pocket guide. Don’t expect an encyclopedia of knowledge. It’s a great pocket guide.  The design and layout of the book is also quite appealing.  An attention-grabbing cover, some b/w illustrations inside,  and fonts (yes, fonts are important) all work well together to make it into a cohesive package.
Note: I have a quickie video review of this which still needs to be edited. Will update this post with the video embed when it's ready. =)

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