Family Preparedness Handbook
James Talmage Stevens has an incredible book. Making the Best of Basics (10th ed.) makes getting and using basic home food storage sensible. It is well written and causes you to think in new ways about your readiness for emergencies.
Just how good is this book? There have been over 750,000 copies sold. That far outweighs many of the bestselling books around. James is years ahead of his time. Have you seen his “Family Factor?” This little secret helps you identify how much food storage you may really need.
While most food storage calculators say you need 60 pounds of this or 300 pounds of that, the “Family Factor” actually helps you determine a more accurate quantity so you are not wasting your money on things you really don’t need.
His chart will help you identify the things you actually need, not what someone else thinks you need. Far too many products are made with profits in mind instead of the customer. What if you knew exactly what you needed? Would you buy a 1000 piece 72 Hour Kit with 900 bandages?
Making the Best of Basics simplifies the home food storage process and breaks it down into easy to follow steps.
- What’s important to have? Covered in chapter 2.
- The best ways to store food and keep out pests? Covered in Chapter 3.
- What to do with water and how to properly store it? (Chapter 4)
- Food Storage Recipes you can use everyday. Priceless (Throughout the book).
- How to make the best homemade bread? (Chapter 7)
- How to dehydrate your own fruits and vegetables, and how to pick the best one’s? (Chapter 16).
- Where can I find a reputable emergency preparedness or home food storage dealer? (Appendix-a well thought out “Yellow Pages”).
The yellow pages in the book can help you locate where thousands of emergency preparedness and home food storage vendors are located throughout the United States.
This is definitely a book to have around. I look forward to his 11th Edition.
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