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    Dare To Prepare
    Author: Holly Deyo
    Publication Date: April . 2011, 4th Edition, 1st printing
    Format: 8.5 x 11, 632 Pages
    Photos / Illustrations: 330

    DARE TO PREPARE is in huge demand due to current terrorist threats and increasing natural disasters. Written by Holly Drennan Deyo with an introduction by Stan Deyo, this magnificent work is
    THE ULIMATE CITY-SUBURBAN-RURAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS REFERENCE BOOK!

    IF THERE IS A BETTER BOOK ON THIS SUBJECT, I HAVE YET TO FIND IT!!

     

    Dear Readers,

    Welcome to Dare To Prepare - 4th Ed!

    DARE TO PREPARE 4th Edition is in huge demand due to current terrorist threats, economic uncertainty and increasing natural disasters. Written by Holly Drennan Deyo with an introduction by Stan Deyo, this magnificent work is THE ultimate city-suburban-rural emergency preparedness reference book. Dare To Prepare is now 632 pages in 8-1/2" by 11" format paperback - about the size of a telephone book. Over 330 photographs and illustrations, plus many charts and tables, make personalized preparedness super simple.

    WHY DARE TO PREPARE ?
    A dozen years ago, I had a hard time convincing family and friends (though not Stan) we were experiencing disasters more frequently and with increased severity. From decades of reading many books on Earth changes, the material became pretty convincing we would be on a path of change. That time of change has arrived, but concrete evidence was needed - information we could refer to reliably and show the disbelieving why we need to prepare. Not terrorism is added to the mix. If you are having trouble convincing family members, spouses and friends of the need for having supplies on hand, Dare To Prepare is an invaluable aid.

    69 chapters are dedicated to step-by-step preparation in simple English, much of which you will find nowhere else, as well as personal anecdotes. Dare To Prepare is not just a compilation of lists; it is the blueprint for how Holly and Stan Deyo organize their home. All the information you need to store provisions long and short-term is included besides detailed instructions of long-forgotten skills that's fun for the entire family. Lots of options are given to make your planning as flexible and personalized as possible. Dare To Prepare empowers you to store confidently for as little or as long as you like using both metric and US measurements throughout.

    You have only to watch interviews with disaster victims to see how to "do it better". It was truly astounding when 2004's four back-to-back hurricanes hit Florida that people didn't consider A) moving out of harms way and B) getting necessary emergency preparedness items well in advance. Instead, even when storm four, Jeanne, arrived on Florida's doorstep people still didn't have plywood, batteries, water, food. With those harsh lessons, when "the mother of all hurricanes" Ð Katrina Ð people started to get the message. 2008's Gustav and Ike underscored the lesson.

    2008 also brought horrific floods to the Midwest, reminiscent of 1993. Record rains submerged millions of acres of land and ruined millions of acres of crops. Reuters estimates the damages to be in multiple billions. Besides floods, many areas also were hammered by strong winds, severe storms, hail, and nearly 2,100 tornado reports. Areas that didn't see floods burned or shriveled with drought.

    These same scenarios echoed around the planet.

    Dare To Prepare is geared to the city, urban, suburban and rural person with life-saving information for everyone including apartment dwellers and folks on low income. It's a reference work for practical living whether or not we are in crisis, and how to save money at the same time.

    Dare To Prepare is many books in one - a mini-encyclopaedia. The material has been totally updated to meet today's preparedness needs. Dare 3 includes new, thoroughly researched topics. Like the original, Dare's aim is to arm you with as much information possible in one volume. It contains the most vital material to keep you safe and prepare you for life's challenges.

    Additionally, Dare teaches you many useful and fun practical skills. Kids will enjoy them, too, and their involvement let's children understand preparation is a normal part of life, not a scary thing.

    Dare is a large format book on 8-1/2 x 11" (22x28cm) paper and 632 pages. You will not find large margins, large print or wasted space. Margins have been squeezed to contain the most information possible.

    Included is a 12,000 word and phrase index to easily locate information quickly. In addition to all this, Dare 4 contains over 330 photos and many charts to make personalized planning super simple.

    Below, you'll find a condensed Table of Contents below, but it's enough to give you an idea of what's covered. This final edition is bigger and better than ever. Though printing and shipping costs have escalated, we've kept the price the same. We want you to have the information.

    Preparedness is not waiting for the government to bail us out of trouble; it IS taking personal responsibility. It IS. . . daring to prepare!

     

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    ABRIDGED TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    TABLE of CONTENTS

    PREFACE

    INTRODUCTION: WHY PREPARE?

    Those Who Do... and the Rest of the Planet
    This Isn't Your Mamma's World
    All Disasters Great and Small
    Change, the One Constant

    CHAPTER 1:
    GETTING STARTED

    How to Plan for an Emergency
    If You Plan to Leave the City
    If You Plan to Stay Where You Are
    Main Packs or Emergency Packs
    Kitchen
    Tool Belt
    Additional Items to Consider
    Stocking a Safe Place

    CHAPTER 2:
    URBAN SURVIVAL - ARE YOU READY?

    Test Your Preparedness

    CHAPTER 3:
    STORING SHORT TERM

    72-Hour Preparedness
    Getting Down to the Nuts and Bolts - Lists of Everything
    Tips For All of the Above
    Money Savers

    CHAPTER 4:
    EMERGENCY WATER TREATMENT

    Making Water Potable (Drinkable)
    Water Purification - Boiling
    Water Purification - Chemical Treatment
    Water Purification - Mechanical Filtration
    Water Filters
    Water Purifiers
    Alternate Purifying Methods

    CHAPTER 5:
    WATER TREATMENT on a BIG SCALE

    Types of Chlorine
    Chlorinating Water Outside
    Chlorine and pH Test Kits
    Rain Tanks and Wells
    Slow Sand Filters
    Reverse Osmosis
    Solar Stills
    Distillation
    Treatments Requiring Electricity
    What Are We Doing?
    Rain Water
    Test Your Water

    CHAPTER 6:
    WATER COLLECTION and STORAGE

    Storing Water
    Drums and Five Gallon Containers
    Container Sources
    Removing Stubborn Scents
    How Long Will Stored Water Keep?
    Finding Hidden Water in Your Home
    Water Collection
    Wells
    Springs
    Surface Water
    Dams and Reservoirs
    Roof Catchment (Free Water)
    Swimming Pool Water

    CHAPTER 7:
    FINDING SURVIVAL WATER

    Desert Water
    Desert Travel Hints
    Where to Find Water in Rocky Soil
    Insects, Birds and Animals as Water Indicators
    Vegetable Sources
    Poisonous Plants
    Dew
    On the Sea Coast
    Moisture Condensation in Arid Areas
    Bush Stills and Transpiration Bags
    Other Ways to Find Water

    CHAPTER 8:
    FOOD - WHAT and HOW MUCH TO STORE

    Six Reasons to Have a Food Storage Program
    How Do I Plan My Food Supplies
    New Food Pyramid Specifics
    Deyo Food Storage Planner
    Other Food Storage Programs
    Freeze-Dried and Dehydrated Foods
    Your Food Storage Planner
    Which Program Should I Pick
    Food Storage - How We Did It
    Making Whole Milk From Powdered Milk
    Making Yeast

    CHAPTER 9:
    PREPARING the PANTRY, SAVING $$

    Organization
    Hantavirus Warning
    About That Food Storage Room
    Tips on Saving Money

    CHAPTER 10:
    TAKING CARE of YOUR INVESTMENT

    Six Easy Steps
    Storage Containers
    How to Pack Containers
    Using Mylar Bags
    Oxygen Absorbers - Getting Rid of Air
    Desiccants - Getting Rid of Moisture
    No Space? Be Creative!

    CHAPTER 11:
    SHELF LIVES

    Tips
    Cupboard Storage Charts
    Refrigerator Storage Charts
    Freezer Storage Charts

    CHAPTER 12:
    UNRAVELING DATING CODES

    Dating Requirements
    Types of Food Dating
    Understanding Dating Methods
    Company and Product "Secrets"

    CHAPTER 13:
    GENERAL SUPPLIES

    Specific Lists

    CHAPTER 14:
    FIRST AID SUPPLIES

    Car Kit
    Specific Lists
    First Aid Supplies.
    First Aid Medications

    CHAPTER 15:
    SHELF LIVES OF NON-FOODS

    Cleaning Products
    Handyman Items
    Medications / Health Items
    Miscellaneous
    Personal Care Products
    Pet Supplies

    CHAPTER 16:
    BUILD BASIC UNDERGROUND STORAGE
    U.S. Instructions
    Metric Instructions

    CHAPTER 17:
    BUILD A HAND PUMP
    Pump Assembly Notes and Instructions
    Depth Use

    CHAPTER 18:
    MAKING COLLOIDAL SILVER

    Making Your Own Generator
    Buying Commercial Silver Products
    Some C.S. is B.S.

    CHAPTER 19:
    SOAPMAKING

    Safety Measures for Using Lye
    Supplies List
    Soapmaking Instructions
    Additives
    Making Your Own Recipes
    Molds
    Making Soap in a Blender
    Soap Recipes
    Tips and Troubleshooting
    How to Make Lye Water

    CHAPTER 20:
    CANDLEMAKING

    Equipment
    Safety Tips
    Wax
    Wicks
    Additives
    How to Make Candles
    Recipes
    Tips and Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 21:
    FIRE BUILDING

    Fuels
    Burnables
    Tee-Pee Fire
    Pyramid Fire
    Fire Starting Errors
    Firestarters
    Making Your Own Firestarters
    Starting Fire with a Battery

    CHAPTER 22:
    MAKING CHARCOAL

    Method 1
    Method 2
    Method 3
    Activated Charcoal

    CHAPTER 23:
    MAKING DIESEL FUEL

    Biodiesel
    Vegetable Oil / Kerosene Mix
    Vegetable Oil
    Fuel Comparison
    How to Make Biodiesel

    CHAPTER 24:
    KEEPING FOOD SAFE in an EMERGENCY

    What to Keep and What to Toss - Refrigerator
    What to Keep and What to Toss - Freezer

    CHAPTER 25:
    COMPOSTING

    Composting Basics
    Five Easy Steps
    What Goes into Compost?
    Is It Compost Yet?
    Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 26:
    GROWING FOOD

    Garden Options
    Heirloom Seeds
    The Art of Seed Saving
    Storing Seeds
    How Long Will Seeds Stay Viable?
    Shelf Life of Stored Herb Seeds
    Shelf Life of Stored Vegetable Seeds

    CHAPTER 27:
    DEHYDRATING FOODS

    Dehydrating Methods Compared
    What to Look for in a Dehydrator
    Nature's Candy - Fruit
    Drying Vegetables
    Yield of Dried Vegetable
    Drying Herbs
    Making Jerky
    Jerky Recipes
    Drying Seeds, Popcorn and Nuts
    Storing Dried Foods
    Using Dried Fruit
    Using Dried Vegetables
    Remedies for Drying Problems

    CHAPTER 28:
    GENERATORS

    Lights Out
    A Matter of Money and Risk
    When the Unthinkable Happens: Power Grid Collapse
    2003 Blackout Not a First
    What's for Dinner?
    Diesel, Gas (Petrol) or Trifuel?
    Figuring What Size Generator to Buy
    Generator Wattage Requirements - Household
    Generator Wattage Requirements - Tools
    Generator Wattage Requirements - Farm
    Generator Wattage Requirements - Motors
    Once You Get the Generator Home. . .
    Connecting It: Transfer Switch
    Connecting It With Extension Cords
    Care and Maintenance
    Features to Consider

    CHAPTER 29:
    FUEL

    Storing Fuel
    Location
    Containers
    Indispensable Helpers
    Build a Drum Dolly
    Keeping Fuel From Degrading
    Fuel Stabilizers

    CHAPTER 30:
    COOKING WITHOUT POWER

    The Burning Question... Fuels
    Fuel Choices
    Choices for Cooking
    Indoor Cooking
    Stoves
    Backpack Stoves
    Camp Stoves
    Propane Tanks and Accessories
    Marine BBQ Grills
    Camp Ovens
    BBQ Grills
    Open Fire Helpers
    Dutch or Camp Ovens
    What to Look for in a Dutch Oven
    Using Charcoal
    Dutch Oven Recipes
    The Volcano
    Cobb Grill

    CHAPTER 31:
    SOLAR COOKING

    Box Oven Cooking
    Solar Box Cooking
    Solar Cooker #1
    Solar Cooker: Reflective Open Box
    Solar Cooker: "Easy Lid" Cooker
    Commercial Solar Ovens
    General Cooking Times
    Solar Cookbooks

    CHAPTER 32:
    COMMUNICATIONS

    Conventional Phones
    Cell Phones
    Two-Way Radios
    Two-Way Radios Pluses
    Deciding What to Get
    "Toys" with Benefits
    Shortwave - Ham - Amateur - High Frequency (HF) Radio
    What is Required?
    Getting Started
    Bands
    Finding Stations
    Reception Tips
    Antennas
    Standing Waves and SWR Meters
    Hanging "Skywires"
    Antennas for Apartment Residents
    Emergency Repair of Whip Antennas
    Power Supplies
    Starting Out
    Auto Tuners
    Emergency Broadcasts
    Emergency Hurricane Nets

    CHAPTER 33:
    THE WONDER of CLOROX

    General Guidelines
    Food Applications
    Disinfection After Disaster
    Disease Prevention
    Livestock and Animals

    CHAPTER 34:
    HOME MADE CLEANERS

    Liquid - All-Purpose - Toilet Bowl - Tub and Tile - Window and Glass - Oven - Laundry - Disinfectants - Polish - Drain - Mold

    CHAPTER 35:
    SHOWER WITHOUT POWER

    Singing in the Showerless Shower
    Camp Showers and Alternatives
    Campfire and Gas Heated Water
    Shower Enclosures

    CHAPTER 36:
    TRASHY TALK

    Service Disruption: Disposing of Garbage and Rubbish
    Toilet Topics

    CHAPTER 37:
    PET PREPAREDNESS

    Places for Pets to Stay
    Lost Pet
    Emergency Supplies
    Pet First Aid Kit
    Containment
    If You Must Leave Animals Behind... Last Resort Only
    Emergency Help for Your Pet

    CHAPTER 38:
    FIREARMS

    Primer on Personal Security
    Firearms Organizations

    CHAPTER 39:
    TERRORISM - VENTURING into the UNTHINKABLE

    The Wake-Up
    World Trade Center 1993
    Striking the Heartland 1995
    U.S. Embassies 1998
    USS Cole 2000
    911
    What Might We Expect?

    CHAPTER 40:
    BUYING a GAS MASK and FILTERS

    Buying a Gas Mask and Filters
    Be a Wise Shopper
    Non-American Mask
    Mask Tips
    Gas Masks - To Buy or Not to Buy
    Gas Mask Buying Guide
    Masks and Filters to Avoids
    Children and Infant Masks
    Proper Fit of Masks
    "Masks" for Pets
    Masks Comparisons
    Filters
    Filter Comparisons
    Filter Tips
    In Case of an Attack...
    Mask and Filter Sources

    CHAPTER 41:
    BIO-WARFARE
    DECONTAMINATION
    Making Decontamination Solution
    Decontamination Wearing Full NBC Gear
    Build a Decontamination Shower
    Decontaminating Your Body
    Decontaminating Equipment
    Water Purification
    Food
    Decontamination for Most Likely Used BW Agents

    CHAPTER 42:
    SHELTERING in PLACE

    Sheltering in Place
    Separating Fact From Fiction
    Do It Safely
    Making the Shelter
    A Breath of Fresh Air
    How Much Oxygen Do We Need?
    Hygiene
    4-Legged Kids
    The Rest of the House
    Commercial Safe Rooms

    CHAPTER 43:
    NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES - WHAT to EXPECT

    Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited
    Present Day
    What Would Be the Effect of a Nuclear Detonation?
    What to Expect
    Fallout Maps
    How Big?
    Blast Force
    Radiation Terms: Rads, Rems, Reins and Roentgens
    Radiation Exposure: Keep It as Low as Possible
    Effects of Short-Term Radiation Exposure
    Escaping Radiation
    Tracking Fallout
    Getting Out of Dodge

    CHAPTER 44:
    SHELTER DURING NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES

    Expedient Sheltering
    Ventilation
    Stocking the Shelter
    Sample Expedient Shelter
    Where Have All the Shelters Gone?
    Locating Existing Shelter
    Possible Fallout Sheltering Sites
    Buying a Fallout Shelter
    Building a Fallout Shelter
    Shelter Construction Plans
    FEMA Fallout and Tornado Shelter
    Plans for the Shelter
    Building the Shelter
    Modification of Plans
    Burying Shipping Containers

    CHAPTER 45:
    NUCLEAR and RADIOLOGICAL ATTACK

    Dirty Bomb Attack 'All But Inevitable'
    What Might Happen
    Cesium-137 (Cs-137) Scenario
    Cobalt-60
    Protection
    Nuclear Power Plants
    Tempting to Terrorists
    What to Do Before a Nuclear or Radiological Attack
    What to Do During a Nuclear or Radiological Attack
    What to Do After a Nuclear or Radiological Attack
    Returning to Your Home

    CHAPTER 46:
    WATER and FOOD in NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES

    Heavy Fallout Removal
    Light Fallout Removal
    Sources of Water in Fallout Areas
    Water From Wells
    Removing Fallout Particles and Dissolved Radioactive Material
    Replenishing Water Supplies
    Food During and Immediately a Nuclear Attack
    Replenishing Food Supplies
    Food for Babies

    CHAPTER 47:
    FIRST AID in NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES

    Radiation Sickness
    Potassium Iodide and Iodate
    What is the Daily Dosage Required?
    Psychological First Aid
    Dealing With Death

    CHAPTER 48:
    ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE - EMP

    Electromagnetic Pulse
    What Would Happen If an EMP Detonated?
    Shielding

    CHAPTER 49:
    PREPARING for CHALLENGES

    Time to Prepare
    Three Days is Not Enough
    Hurricane Frances - Valuable Lesson for All

    CHAPTER 50:
    PREPARING for EARTHQUAKES

    What to Do Before an Earthquake
    What to Do During an Earthquake
    What to Do After an Earthquake
    Living in Earthquake Country
    Mobile Homes
    Wood Frame Homes

    CHAPTER 51:
    PREPARING for DROUGHT and WATER SHORTAGE

    Emergency Water Shortage
    Water Wars
    More Than Drought
    Water Conservation

    CHAPTER 52:
    PREPARING for HEAT WAVES and HEAT EMERGENCIES

    Our Mercurial Star
    The New "Big Bang"
    Hopi Prophecy
    Hot Shots
    What to Do Before an Extreme Heat Emergency
    What to Do During an Extreme Heat Emergency
    What to Do After an Extreme Heat Emergency
    First-Aid for Heat-Induced Illnesses

    CHAPTER 53:
    PREPARING for FIRES

    What to Do Before a Fire Strikes
    What to Do During a Fire
    What to Do After a Fire
    Wildland Fires

    CHAPTER 54:
    PREPARING for FLOODS

    The Big Wet
    What to Do Before a Flood
    What to Do During a Flood
    What to Do After a Flood

    CHAPTER 55:
    SANITATION AFTER a FLOOD

    Living in Soggyville
    Sanitation and Floods
    Fun for Kids, Misery for Adults
    Nothing is Worth the Risk
    What to Discard
    Canned Foods
    Frozen - Refrigerated Foods and Power Outages
    Kitchen Clean-up
    General Clean-up
    Standing Water
    Water for Drinking and Cooking

    CHAPTER 56:
    PREPARING for HURRICANES

    Inland / Freshwater Flooding
    What to Do Before a Hurricane
    What to Do During a Hurricane Threat
    What to Do After a Hurricane Threat
    Utilities and Services
    Additional Guides
    Apartments and Condos
    Selecting Window Shutters
    Computers and Electronics
    Pool Preparations
    Boat Preparations

    CHAPTER 57:
    PREPARING for METEOR and ASTEROID STRIKES

    Meteor Crater
    Tunguska, June 30, 1908
    Are These Isolated Events?
    Watch Out!
    Deep Impact: Fact or Fantasy?
    What's Being Done - and Not?
    New "Eyes"
    New Missions
    What's Been Found So Far?
    Preparedness

    CHAPTER 58:
    PREPARING for TORNADOES

    Tornado Facts
    What to Do Before Tornadoes Threaten
    What to Do During a Tornado Watch
    What to Do During a Tornado Warning
    What to Do After a Tornado
    Safe Room and Shelter
    Average Cost to Build a Safe Room
    Shelter Plans

    CHAPTER 59:
    PREPARING for TSUNAMIS

    The Big Wave
    The Real Deal
    What to Do Before a Tsunami
    What to Do During a Tsunami
    What to Do After a Tsunami

    CHAPTER 60:
    PREPARING for VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS

    Mount St. Helens
    What to Do Before an Eruption
    What to Do During an Eruption
    What to Do After an Eruption

    CHAPTER 61:
    PREPARING for WINTER STORMS, EXTREME COLD

    What to Do Before a Winter Storm Threatens
    What to Do During a Winter Storm
    Winter Driving (See Chapter 62 on Preparing Your Vehicle)

    CHAPTER 62:
    PREPARING YOUR VEHICLE

    Normal Maintenance
    Winter Driving
    Who Would Have Thought THIS Could Happen?
    Go or Stay... The Dilemma
    Staying
    I'm Outta Here
    Car Preparedness

    CHAPTER 63:
    STAYING WARM WITHOUT POWER

    Stoves
    Kerosene Heaters
    Propane Heaters
    Housewarmer
    Mr Heater
    Refilling Propane Tanks
    Propane Cylinders
    If You Get Caught Completely By Surprise...
    Setting Up Without Heat
    Clothing

    CHAPTER 64:
    PREPARING for a PANDEMIC

    The Next Pandemic
    Natural Reservoirs
    Bird Flu's Entrance
    North America
    Grim Numbers
    Pandemic Impacts
    Significant Disruptions
    The Katrina of Medicine
    20th Century Pandemics
    Pandemic Severity Index
    Bird Flu Description
    Prevention - The Best Cure
    How Long Can Avian Flu Survive on Surfaces?
    Hand-Washing: Medical Marvel
    Masks
    Niosh-Approved N95, N99 And N100 Respirators Size Matters
    The Sneeze Factor
    Exhalation Valves
    Disposable or Reusable?
    Respirators
    Surgical Masks
    Nanomasks
    How Many Disposable Masks Do I Need?
    Mask of Last Resort
    PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
    Disinfecting Masks and Clothing
    Don't Wait Till The Boat Sinks to Start Bailing
    Food Supplies: Just-in-Time Severely Impaired
    Water Supplies
    Energy
    Prepping for Pandemic

    CHAPTER 65:
    STAYING in a SHELTER

    Reality Check
    What to Take to a Shelter
    Tips

    CHAPTER 66:
    DEALING WITH STRESS

    Coping With Disaster
    Helping Children Cope With Disaster
    Helping Others

    CHAPTER 67:
    HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT

    What's in a Name?
    You're Never Alone
    A Message to Christians
    Taking Personal Responsibility

    APPENDICES
    U.S. and Metric Conversion Charts

    REFERENCES

    END NOTES

    INDEX

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    Dare to Prepare is a VERY GOOD book -- better than I could tell you if I spent an hour on it! It has very specific, easy-to-understand instructions and charts that relate to everybody. It has information on everything from composting to feeding your family to storing water, doing all the things we ought to be doing. Even if you aren't doing these things right now, you should have this book! Dare to Prepare is a very serious book and full of all kinds of extremely valuable information!

    Art Bell
    Pahrump, NV / Philippines
    Coast To Coast AM


    Dare to Prepare. . . it's absolutely wonderful! It's like a phone book! It's got nearly everything in there that you can think of to do with preparing yourself for just about any kind of emergency! You have so much information in there, I can't believe it! It's so all-encompassing; it's terrific!

    Barbara Simpson
    San Francisco, CA
    Coast To Coast AM



    Your book, Dare to Prepare, was reviewed by Heather Froeschl of BookReview.com and was given a rating of Excellent! The text of your review is as follows:

    "Emergency situations arise every day and, quite often, we are not prepared for them. From earthquakes to terrorist attacks, tornadoes to blizzards, we all could use some guidance in how to be prepared. You may recall laughing at your neighbors when in December of 1999 they went out and bought a generator in preparation for Y2K, or you may have been one of those mindful folks who emptied the shelves of home improvement depots of their generators. Whichever the case may be, there are things you could be doing to be prepared for any kind of threat, hyped up or not.

    "My great grandmother always had a basement stocked with canned goods. She lived through the depression and never forgot what it felt like to have empty cupboards. My grandmother always made sure her heating oil tank was topped off in November in preparation for the winter. We all know folks who seem to be prepared for anything that comes their way and we also know people who always seem to have to rush out to the grocery store when a storm is predicted.

    "Holly Drennan Deyo reminds us of all of the possible emergencies we might encounter, from flood warnings to nuclear war. She gives a guide for every situation and what you can do for yourself, your family and even your pets to stay safe. A lot of research has gone into this guide and Holly shares it all with us. Here you will find lists of items to pack in emergency kits of all kinds, tips on purifying water, heating your shelter, and building underground supply cellars. There are lists of how long you can store emergency supplies and when they expire, lists of handyman items that should be stored for use, lists of how to decipher codes on packaged foods and so much more.

    "Deyo has not left a single situation out of her guide to being prepared for disasters of all sorts. This is truly the modern person's resource for being prepared, whether we think the neighbors will laugh at us or not. If perchance you have a household member who is resistant to stocking up on food, water and supplies and storing them away, this book might just be the tool to sway them into thinking twice.

    "The text is introduced in a friendly, straightforward voice. The book is a must have for every mindful family. My only problem with it is the occasional suggestion that the Bible be in the emergency tool kit. Religion shouldn't be involved with this practical guide to survival, as it is purely a personal choice. Mention of prayer and dedication to her god only detracts from the guide that should be intended for folks of every religion. However it is a minor thing when compared to the abundance of good advice within the pages of the book."

    Zanne Marie Gray, Editor-in-Chief
    BookReview.com


    Dare to Prepare is a 544 page encyclopaedia that's simple to read, simple to use. Holly's book has a fabulous Index and Table of Contents. I would say this and not as flattery; I used to sell every self-help and preparedness book that was on the market from Delta, from Palladin and from independent publishers of which I'm one. I can tell you I have sold it all, seen it all up until this point, but you've taken the best of the best information and put it out there under one cover. I get a kick of of these survival libraries because Holly's book is a library in itself! You don't need them all, just Dare to Prepare. Thank you for the fabulous job on Dare to Prepare!

    Steve Quayle, Author and Host of the The Q-Files
    Bozeman, MT


    My wife and I received Dare to Prepare this week. The second edition of your book is the most comprehensive collection of preparedness information we have ever read. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made, the long days and nights you most certainly put in to create such a fine work. Your exhaustive research should be mandatory reading for anyone who cares about themselves and their families. Your legacy, in the form of your book, will inspire generations to come.

    Douglas Hagmann, Director
    Northeast Intelligence Network

    Erie, PA


    Hi! My name is Sarah, and I just recieved my copy of Dare to Prepare. I want to thank you for writing the most in-depth and useful disaster preparedness guide I have ever seen.

    A year ago my husband and I moved to the rural mountains of North Carolina, an area with alot of focus of self sustainability, with the objective to become less dependant on mainstream society. We are growing our own food, and learning how to make and use many of our own supplies, for 2 reasons...one, this is just how I want to live, and two, because I absolutly believe that a true disaster is immenient. We aren't conspiracy nuts, but we know that the world is heading towards disaster at high speed. Whether from climate, space, or war, something bad is on the horizen, I feel it, and all the signs point towards it. If I survive the initial hit, I plan to survive as long as possible.

    When I first came across your book online, it blew me away the level of information it contains, and I have started reading it cover to cover. I plan to learn how to do some the things immediatly, such as drying food and such. These are things that will come in handy in everyday life.

    I just wanted to send you a personal thankyou, and to let you know that I think your books is wonderful... Many Blessings.

    Sarah Lewis
    North Carolina


    I wanted to say thank you for all the work you've put into Dare to Prepare 2nd Edition. This book stays on my coffee table all the time and I find myself always thumbing through it. We have a one bedroom apt. and to be honest, I was amazed at how much "stuff" I could store out of the way. The book not only taught me exactly what to do and how to do it, it also made me think.

    Since I live in San Antonio, Texas when I saw hurricane Katrina heading toward the gulf, and knowing there are oil rigs, refineries, shipping lanes etc in the gulf, I went ahead and bought two gas cans and filled them and my car (which I keep half or above always now). As a result of that little extra preparedness, when gasoline shot up through the roof, I didn't have to pay that price, I had that extra that I used.

    Needless to say after watching the news last night, I saw another hurricane this time heading right to Texas. We immediately went out and filled those gas cans again.

    My husband (did) a complete inventory of all the supplies for ourselves and our dog. He then made a menu plan and it seems we have two solid months of supplies, probably three if I stretch, and of course, with plenty of water and sanitation concerns. I even have a huge jar of protein powder like the body builders use. I figured protein is protein, couldn't hurt.

    This is really all due to your efforts and I wanted to thank you!!

    Stacy Hinkle
    San Antonio, Texas


    Thank you again for the great effort you have exerted to bring this comprehensive work to fruition. I had the pleasure to contact you upon my first purchase of “Dare”, and I am returning to purchase three copies for friends of mine who are starting to realize that preparedness is a ‘way-of-life” not a one shot affair. I found myself remarking to a good friend of mine the other day that if I had to walk out the door in an emergency with one book it would be Dare to Prepare. He’s moved to Boston MA and lives in the city…with no car. He’ll receive a copy as soon as I can get it to him. I am relocating my family away from the city next month. I shall have the additional advantage of your book to assist me in my new home building. God Bless you and your family.

    Patrick Foster
    Richmond, VA


    Dear Holly,

    My friend Mary McCann and I recently ordered your book Dare to Prepare. We are so thrilled with it! You really covered all bases. I can't tell you how long i've searched for a book like this!! I have several outdoor survival books but none compare to this! Thank you so much! Mary even read the newspaper you used for packing! She loved it. Thank you again.

    Amanda Smith, Mary and David McCann
    Amherst, OH


    A masterpiece of its genre...I don't see how you could have packed more into Dare to Prepare! The information is total, complete, and indispensable. The illustrations are stunning! It's just great. Congratulations!

    Jeff Rense
    Santa Barbara
    Jeff Rense Program


    I received your CD on Prudent Places USA and it caused me to pause and change some of my writing plans. I've been gathering data and information to write a manual called "USAFE" for two years now. After seeing the CD, and going over your Table of Contents for Dare to Prepare, there really is no point. You've done a very good job, and I don't give praise lightly as I am a very seasoned, experienced emergency management professional.

    Rick Tobin
    Spring Branch, TX
    President/CEO, TAO Emergency Management Consulting


    I have just received your second edition of Dare to Prepare. I had to compliment you on the completeness of this thoroughly researched compendium of knowledge. I believe this is as close as anyone has come to a one-size-fits-all disaster preparedness guide. You have excelled where many others have only scratched the surface. Thank you for this Herculean effort for now the rest of us can stand on the shoulders of this giant work and see farther because of your dedicated efforts. Thank you once again for all your successful efforts in bringing Dare to Prepare to fruition. God bless you and your family…Seismo and Taco, too.

    Patrick Foster
    Richmond, VA


    Wow! You really put a lot of work into Dare to Prepare! I was always a little leery about getting a generator. Based on your information I bought a diesel unit that fits our needs. My wife is busy vacuum packing foods. Your suggestions have saved us a lot of $$. Thanks!

    Jason Womack
    New York, NY


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    Patricia Bragg, World Health Crusader
    Bragg Health Industries


    Just received my copy of Dare to Prepare and couldn't beleive the the size and wealth of information. I've been preparing for the last 15 years and have many books on this subject, but your book really stands out above the rest. I can't even begin to imagine the hours it took to complete this Encyclopedia. Within the first 2hrs. of thumbing through the pages I resolved a nagging problem. I have a kitchen gas stove, an excellant wood heating stove and campstoves, but I was always looking for an independent means for baking. I turned to page 295 and there, jumping out at me, was the Pyromid stove, oven and grill. Perfect! Just what I was looking for. God bless. 

    David Brown
    Alberta, Canada


    I've been going thru your book, all I can say is I wish I had it 20 years ago. You have done an excellent job with it. It will also really help with the little details I would have overlooked. Enjoyed listening to you & Stan on Steve's radio program too. You all seem like very nice people. GOD SPEED 

    Rob Pilar
    Chunky, MS


    I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the prompt delivery of Dare to Prepare. I also wanted to thank you for your added 'personal touch' by autographing the title page. What a book! This is definitely the resource that everyone needs to be prepared. While I have been working on my family's preparations for almost two years now, I didn't realize just how much I hadn't prepared. Thank you so much for all of the effort that you put into this book.

    Best regards,
    Larry Swadner
    Cincinnati, OH


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    Nocatee, FL


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    Reno, NV


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    Susan Moniker
    Los Angeles, CA


    Thanks for doing all the work for us! Now I can relax knowing I've taken care of my family.

    Daniel Perry
    Port St. Lucie, FL


    I AM impressed! This is the best book on this subject I have seen! The content is impressive also, as well as the graphics and color photos... Almost 500 pages with color and incredible content. Well done! The amount of work that I see that went into this book gave me a slight headache.... ;-0

    John and Katie Miller
    Ventura, CA
    Phantom Bookshop


    Your book came two days ago. This is much more than I was expecting. Dare to Prepare is truly a wonderful production filled with all sorts of useful information a person can't find anywhere else. ...well worth the bucks I spent! Thanks and God bless.

    Al Durtschi, Webmaster
    Alberta, Canada
    Walton Feed


    I just received my 4 copies of your book, Dare to Prepare. This is a magnificent book! I believe that it is the standard against which all other survival and preparedness books and manuals will be measured! Everyone who senses that "things are not right" with the Planet Earth absolutely NEEDS a copy of this tremendous work! I can tell you that this book is far superior to anything I ever got in the US Military Survival schools which I attended. Congratulations and THANK YOU (and Stan) on the printing of this Masterpiece!! Just ordered 5 more copies for my family members around the world!!

    Kirby Van Horn
    US Air Force Academy,
    Class of '70


    Received my copy of Dare To Prepare a few days ago. Thought a good plan was to sit down and leaf through page by page to get familiar with the material and mark the places I wanted to read carefully right away, but guess there wasn't much I didn't want to read right away since I ending up spending two days reading through the whole thing. I can only imagine how much work it was for you to put this book together--truly a labor of love. Thank You.

    Ann Vitale
    Piffard, NY


    You both have done a grand job!! I love it. Everyone here has been picking up the book when they come in ... no one is gonna "borrow" this one!! What a mammoth effort to do this, Holly. You should be very proud! I am especially pleased with all the Aussie content in it. I shall use this book for a very long time. Been years since I made soap, but gonna go back to it now you make it sound so much fun! Love it!!

    Julie King
    Pingelly, WA, Australia


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    Rodger Paulson
    Mohave Valley, AZ


    My husband used to think I was crazy wanting to prepare, but now he's the one who's always carrying around your book!

    Andrea Larson
    Phoenix, AZ


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    Jane Joseph
    Kansas City, MO


    What I like most about Dare to Prepare is that now I know preparedness is do-able! Little steps just like the book suggests. My stored stuff is really adding up. I feel safer plus we've prepared for our two dogs and three cats.

    It doesn't have to be scary, you just have to get started and Dare makes it so easy. I had some "thank you" gifts to give and gave each person an autographed copy of Dare to Prepare. Now when disaster hits, they won't all be banging on my door because they're already prepared! Thanks for getting me started!

    Sandra Lawson
    New York, NY


    A reference book of immense value. I can see the plodding and numbing effort it took to compile such a tome. It will be valuable when anyone asks "what about such and such?" For you, "Atta sheila!" and for Stan "good pre-press job, mate!" I hope the Lord blesses the work you are doing to warn and prepare folks.

    Charlie Phillips
    Peru, IN


    I recently purchased your book Dare to Prepare! WOW! I haven't even had time to go through it all, but there is so much information packed into each page, it's unbelievable. I also was so impressed by the service I received from John Anthony Miller and Katie Crawford-Miller from Phantom Bookshop. I faxed them my order on Sunday and received the book on Wednesday. Now that is impressive in today! Thanks again for taking the time to write such a needed book and finding responsible people to handle the work here in the States. May God bless you always.

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    Colorado Springs, CO


    I just got your book! I am impressed!

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    Ipswich, QLD, Australia

    We received your new book in the mail yesterday. It is great! My wife. Darnette, can hardly put it down to go to work. So much wonderful information. An encyclopedia of Preparedness. Bless you..............

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    Bethel, OK


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    Rick Covault
    Covington, OH

     

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    DARE TO PREPARE is in huge demand due to current terrorist threats and increasing natural disasters. Written by Holly Drennan Deyo with an introduction by Stan Deyo, this magnificent work is
    THE ULIMATE CITY-SUBURBAN-RURAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS REFERENCE BOOK!

    IF THERE IS A BETTER BOOK ON THIS SUBJECT, I HAVE YET TO FIND IT!!

     

    Dear Readers,

    Welcome to Dare To Prepare - 3rd Ed!

    A lot of people ask why the name Dare To Prepare. They understand "prepare" but "dare" is puzzling. Some think it's just a catchy title, but there's more. Those who choose to prepare have acknowledged, on some level, that things are changing all around us Ð rapidly. Sometimes it feels like it's more than we can deal with. We get overwhelmed thinking can I do this?

    It's doubly difficult when one family member wants to be more self-sufficient and the other doesn't. This can lead to real frustration. However, reasons of time and money savings, unexpected company, natural and man made disasters, illness, corporate layoffs and downsizing, all underscore the necessity for having supplies set aside. Stored goods saw thousands through the 2000 recession.

    Disasters don't go away simply because we want them to. In order to plan ahead, people must face this reality. THAT'S daring to prepare.

    You have only to watch interviews with disaster victims to see how to "do it better". It was truly astounding when 2004's four back-to-back hurricanes hit Florida that people didn't consider A) moving out of harms way and B) getting necessary emergency preparedness items well in advance. Instead, even when storm four, Jeanne, arrived on Florida's doorstep people still didn't have plywood, batteries, water, food. With those harsh lessons, when "the mother of all hurricanes" Ð Katrina Ð people started to get the message. 2008's Gustav and Ike underscored the lesson.

    2008 also brought horrific floods to the Midwest, reminiscent of 1993. Record rains submerged millions of acres of land and ruined millions of acres of crops. Reuters estimates the damages to be in multiple billions. Besides floods, many areas also were hammered by strong winds, severe storms, hail, and nearly 2,100 tornado reports. Areas that didn't see floods burned or shriveled with drought.

    These same scenarios echoed around the planet.

    Dare To Prepare is geared to the city, urban, suburban and rural person with life-saving information for everyone including apartment dwellers and folks on low income. It's a reference work for practical living whether or not we are in crisis, and how to save money at the same time.

    Dare To Prepare is many books in one - a mini-encyclopaedia. The material has been totally updated to meet today's preparedness needs. Dare 3 includes new, thoroughly researched topics. Like the original, Dare's aim is to arm you with as much information possible in one volume. It contains the most vital material to keep you safe and prepare you for life's challenges.

    Additionally, Dare teaches you many useful and fun practical skills. Kids will enjoy them, too, and their involvement let's children understand preparation is a normal part of life, not a scary thing.

    Dare is a large format book on 8-1/2 x 11" (22x28cm) paper and 624 pages. You will not find large margins, large print or wasted space. Margins have been squeezed to contain the most information possible.

    Included is a 12,000 word and phrase index to easily locate information quickly. In addition to all this, Dare 3 contains over 330 photos and many charts to make personalized planning super simple.

    Below, you'll find a condensed Table of Contents below, but it's enough to give you an idea of what's covered. This final edition is bigger and better than ever. Though printing and shipping costs have escalated, we've kept the price the same. We want you to have the information.

    Preparedness is not waiting for the government to bail us out of trouble; it IS taking personal responsibility. It IS. . . daring to prepare!

     

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    ABRIDGED TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    TABLE of CONTENTS

    PREFACE

    INTRODUCTION: WHY PREPARE?

    Those Who Do... and the Rest of the Planet
    This Isn't Your Mamma's World
    All Disasters Great and Small
    Change, the One Constant

    CHAPTER 1:
    GETTING STARTED

    How to Plan for an Emergency
    If You Plan to Leave the City
    If You Plan to Stay Where You Are
    Main Packs or Emergency Packs
    Kitchen
    Tool Belt
    Additional Items to Consider
    Stocking a Safe Place

    CHAPTER 2:
    URBAN SURVIVAL - ARE YOU READY?

    Test Your Preparedness

    CHAPTER 3:
    STORING SHORT TERM

    72-Hour Preparedness
    Getting Down to the Nuts and Bolts - Lists of Everything
    Tips For All of the Above
    Money Savers

    CHAPTER 4:
    EMERGENCY WATER TREATMENT

    Making Water Potable (Drinkable)
    Water Purification - Boiling
    Water Purification - Chemical Treatment
    Water Purification - Mechanical Filtration
    Water Filters
    Water Purifiers
    Alternate Purifying Methods

    CHAPTER 5:
    WATER TREATMENT on a BIG SCALE

    Types of Chlorine
    Chlorinating Water Outside
    Chlorine and pH Test Kits
    Rain Tanks and Wells
    Slow Sand Filters
    Reverse Osmosis
    Solar Stills
    Distillation
    Treatments Requiring Electricity
    What Are We Doing?
    Rain Water
    Test Your Water

    CHAPTER 6:
    WATER COLLECTION and STORAGE

    Storing Water
    Drums and Five Gallon Containers
    Container Sources
    Removing Stubborn Scents
    How Long Will Stored Water Keep?
    Finding Hidden Water in Your Home
    Water Collection
    Wells
    Springs
    Surface Water
    Dams and Reservoirs
    Roof Catchment (Free Water)
    Swimming Pool Water

    CHAPTER 7:
    FINDING SURVIVAL WATER

    Desert Water
    Desert Travel Hints
    Where to Find Water in Rocky Soil
    Insects, Birds and Animals as Water Indicators
    Vegetable Sources
    Poisonous Plants
    Dew
    On the Sea Coast
    Moisture Condensation in Arid Areas
    Bush Stills and Transpiration Bags
    Other Ways to Find Water

    CHAPTER 8:
    FOOD - WHAT and HOW MUCH TO STORE

    Six Reasons to Have a Food Storage Program
    How Do I Plan My Food Supplies
    New Food Pyramid Specifics
    Deyo Food Storage Planner
    Other Food Storage Programs
    Freeze-Dried and Dehydrated Foods
    Your Food Storage Planner
    Which Program Should I Pick
    Food Storage - How We Did It
    Making Whole Milk From Powdered Milk
    Making Yeast

    CHAPTER 9:
    PREPARING the PANTRY, SAVING $$

    Organization
    Hantavirus Warning
    About That Food Storage Room
    Tips on Saving Money

    CHAPTER 10:
    TAKING CARE of YOUR INVESTMENT

    Six Easy Steps
    Storage Containers
    How to Pack Containers
    Using Mylar Bags
    Oxygen Absorbers - Getting Rid of Air
    Desiccants - Getting Rid of Moisture
    No Space? Be Creative!

    CHAPTER 11:
    SHELF LIVES

    Tips
    Cupboard Storage Charts
    Refrigerator Storage Charts
    Freezer Storage Charts

    CHAPTER 12:
    UNRAVELING DATING CODES

    Dating Requirements
    Types of Food Dating
    Understanding Dating Methods
    Company and Product "Secrets"

    CHAPTER 13:
    GENERAL SUPPLIES

    Specific Lists

    CHAPTER 14:
    FIRST AID SUPPLIES

    Car Kit
    Specific Lists
    First Aid Supplies.
    First Aid Medications

    CHAPTER 15:
    SHELF LIVES OF NON-FOODS

    Cleaning Products
    Handyman Items
    Medications / Health Items
    Miscellaneous
    Personal Care Products
    Pet Supplies

    CHAPTER 16:
    BUILD BASIC UNDERGROUND STORAGE
    U.S. Instructions
    Metric Instructions

    CHAPTER 17:
    BUILD A HAND PUMP
    Pump Assembly Notes and Instructions
    Depth Use

    CHAPTER 18:
    MAKING COLLOIDAL SILVER

    Making Your Own Generator
    Buying Commercial Silver Products
    Some C.S. is B.S.

    CHAPTER 19:
    SOAPMAKING

    Safety Measures for Using Lye
    Supplies List
    Soapmaking Instructions
    Additives
    Making Your Own Recipes
    Molds
    Making Soap in a Blender
    Soap Recipes
    Tips and Troubleshooting
    How to Make Lye Water

    CHAPTER 20:
    CANDLEMAKING

    Equipment
    Safety Tips
    Wax
    Wicks
    Additives
    How to Make Candles
    Recipes
    Tips and Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 21:
    FIRE BUILDING

    Fuels
    Burnables
    Tee-Pee Fire
    Pyramid Fire
    Fire Starting Errors
    Firestarters
    Making Your Own Firestarters
    Starting Fire with a Battery

    CHAPTER 22:
    MAKING CHARCOAL

    Method 1
    Method 2
    Method 3
    Activated Charcoal

    CHAPTER 23:
    MAKING DIESEL FUEL

    Biodiesel
    Vegetable Oil / Kerosene Mix
    Vegetable Oil
    Fuel Comparison
    How to Make Biodiesel

    CHAPTER 24:
    KEEPING FOOD SAFE in an EMERGENCY

    What to Keep and What to Toss - Refrigerator
    What to Keep and What to Toss - Freezer

    CHAPTER 25:
    COMPOSTING

    Composting Basics
    Five Easy Steps
    What Goes into Compost?
    Is It Compost Yet?
    Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 26:
    GROWING FOOD

    Garden Options
    Heirloom Seeds
    The Art of Seed Saving
    Storing Seeds
    How Long Will Seeds Stay Viable?
    Shelf Life of Stored Herb Seeds
    Shelf Life of Stored Vegetable Seeds

    CHAPTER 27:
    DEHYDRATING FOODS

    Dehydrating Methods Compared
    What to Look for in a Dehydrator
    Nature's Candy - Fruit
    Drying Vegetables
    Yield of Dried Vegetable
    Drying Herbs
    Making Jerky
    Jerky Recipes
    Drying Seeds, Popcorn and Nuts
    Storing Dried Foods
    Using Dried Fruit
    Using Dried Vegetables
    Remedies for Drying Problems

    CHAPTER 28:
    GENERATORS

    Lights Out
    A Matter of Money and Risk
    When the Unthinkable Happens: Power Grid Collapse
    2003 Blackout Not a First
    What's for Dinner?
    Diesel, Gas (Petrol) or Trifuel?
    Figuring What Size Generator to Buy
    Generator Wattage Requirements - Household
    Generator Wattage Requirements - Tools
    Generator Wattage Requirements - Farm
    Generator Wattage Requirements - Motors
    Once You Get the Generator Home. . .
    Connecting It: Transfer Switch
    Connecting It With Extension Cords
    Care and Maintenance
    Features to Consider

    CHAPTER 29:
    FUEL

    Storing Fuel
    Location
    Containers
    Indispensable Helpers
    Build a Drum Dolly
    Keeping Fuel From Degrading
    Fuel Stabilizers

    CHAPTER 30:
    COOKING WITHOUT POWER

    The Burning Question... Fuels
    Fuel Choices
    Choices for Cooking
    Indoor Cooking
    Stoves
    Backpack Stoves
    Camp Stoves
    Propane Tanks and Accessories
    Marine BBQ Grills
    Camp Ovens
    BBQ Grills
    Open Fire Helpers
    Dutch or Camp Ovens
    What to Look for in a Dutch Oven
    Using Charcoal
    Dutch Oven Recipes
    The Volcano
    Cobb Grill

    CHAPTER 31:
    SOLAR COOKING

    Box Oven Cooking
    Solar Box Cooking
    Solar Cooker #1
    Solar Cooker: Reflective Open Box
    Solar Cooker: "Easy Lid" Cooker
    Commercial Solar Ovens
    General Cooking Times
    Solar Cookbooks

    CHAPTER 32:
    COMMUNICATIONS

    Conventional Phones
    Cell Phones
    Two-Way Radios
    Two-Way Radios Pluses
    Deciding What to Get
    "Toys" with Benefits
    Shortwave - Ham - Amateur - High Frequency (HF) Radio
    What is Required?
    Getting Started
    Bands
    Finding Stations
    Reception Tips
    Antennas
    Standing Waves and SWR Meters
    Hanging "Skywires"
    Antennas for Apartment Residents
    Emergency Repair of Whip Antennas
    Power Supplies
    Starting Out
    Auto Tuners
    Emergency Broadcasts
    Emergency Hurricane Nets

    CHAPTER 33:
    THE WONDER of CLOROX

    General Guidelines
    Food Applications
    Disinfection After Disaster
    Disease Prevention
    Livestock and Animals

    CHAPTER 34:
    HOME MADE CLEANERS

    Liquid - All-Purpose - Toilet Bowl - Tub and Tile - Window and Glass - Oven - Laundry - Disinfectants - Polish - Drain - Mold

    CHAPTER 35:
    SHOWER WITHOUT POWER

    Singing in the Showerless Shower
    Camp Showers and Alternatives
    Campfire and Gas Heated Water
    Shower Enclosures

    CHAPTER 36:
    TRASHY TALK

    Service Disruption: Disposing of Garbage and Rubbish
    Toilet Topics

    CHAPTER 37:
    PET PREPAREDNESS

    Places for Pets to Stay
    Lost Pet
    Emergency Supplies
    Pet First Aid Kit
    Containment
    If You Must Leave Animals Behind... Last Resort Only
    Emergency Help for Your Pet

    CHAPTER 38:
    FIREARMS

    Primer on Personal Security
    Firearms Organizations

    CHAPTER 39:
    TERRORISM - VENTURING into the UNTHINKABLE

    The Wake-Up
    World Trade Center 1993
    Striking the Heartland 1995
    U.S. Embassies 1998
    USS Cole 2000
    911
    What Might We Expect?

    CHAPTER 40:
    BUYING a GAS MASK and FILTERS

    Buying a Gas Mask and Filters
    Be a Wise Shopper
    Non-American Mask
    Mask Tips
    Gas Masks - To Buy or Not to Buy
    Gas Mask Buying Guide
    Masks and Filters to Avoids
    Children and Infant Masks
    Proper Fit of Masks
    "Masks" for Pets
    Masks Comparisons
    Filters
    Filter Comparisons
    Filter Tips
    In Case of an Attack...
    Mask and Filter Sources

    CHAPTER 41:
    BIO-WARFARE
    DECONTAMINATION
    Making Decontamination Solution
    Decontamination Wearing Full NBC Gear
    Build a Decontamination Shower
    Decontaminating Your Body
    Decontaminating Equipment
    Water Purification
    Food
    Decontamination for Most Likely Used BW Agents

    CHAPTER 42:
    SHELTERING in PLACE

    Sheltering in Place
    Separating Fact From Fiction
    Do It Safely
    Making the Shelter
    A Breath of Fresh Air
    How Much Oxygen Do We Need?
    Hygiene
    4-Legged Kids
    The Rest of the House
    Commercial Safe Rooms

    CHAPTER 43:
    NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES - WHAT to EXPECT

    Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited
    Present Day
    What Would Be the Effect of a Nuclear Detonation?
    What to Expect
    Fallout Maps
    How Big?
    Blast Force
    Radiation Terms: Rads, Rems, Reins and Roentgens
    Radiation Exposure: Keep It as Low as Possible
    Effects of Short-Term Radiation Exposure
    Escaping Radiation
    Tracking Fallout
    Getting Out of Dodge

    CHAPTER 44:
    SHELTER DURING NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES

    Expedient Sheltering
    Ventilation
    Stocking the Shelter
    Sample Expedient Shelter
    Where Have All the Shelters Gone?
    Locating Existing Shelter
    Possible Fallout Sheltering Sites
    Buying a Fallout Shelter
    Building a Fallout Shelter
    Shelter Construction Plans
    FEMA Fallout and Tornado Shelter
    Plans for the Shelter
    Building the Shelter
    Modification of Plans
    Burying Shipping Containers

    CHAPTER 45:
    NUCLEAR and RADIOLOGICAL ATTACK

    Dirty Bomb Attack 'All But Inevitable'
    What Might Happen
    Cesium-137 (Cs-137) Scenario
    Cobalt-60
    Protection
    Nuclear Power Plants
    Tempting to Terrorists
    What to Do Before a Nuclear or Radiological Attack
    What to Do During a Nuclear or Radiological Attack
    What to Do After a Nuclear or Radiological Attack
    Returning to Your Home

    CHAPTER 46:
    WATER and FOOD in NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES

    Heavy Fallout Removal
    Light Fallout Removal
    Sources of Water in Fallout Areas
    Water From Wells
    Removing Fallout Particles and Dissolved Radioactive Material
    Replenishing Water Supplies
    Food During and Immediately a Nuclear Attack
    Replenishing Food Supplies
    Food for Babies

    CHAPTER 47:
    FIRST AID in NUCLEAR EMERGENCIES

    Radiation Sickness
    Potassium Iodide and Iodate
    What is the Daily Dosage Required?
    Psychological First Aid
    Dealing With Death

    CHAPTER 48:
    ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE - EMP

    Electromagnetic Pulse
    What Would Happen If an EMP Detonated?
    Shielding

    CHAPTER 49:
    PREPARING for CHALLENGES

    Time to Prepare
    Three Days is Not Enough
    Hurricane Frances - Valuable Lesson for All

    CHAPTER 50:
    PREPARING for EARTHQUAKES

    What to Do Before an Earthquake
    What to Do During an Earthquake
    What to Do After an Earthquake
    Living in Earthquake Country
    Mobile Homes
    Wood Frame Homes

    CHAPTER 51:
    PREPARING for DROUGHT and WATER SHORTAGE

    Emergency Water Shortage
    Water Wars
    More Than Drought
    Water Conservation

    CHAPTER 52:
    PREPARING for HEAT WAVES and HEAT EMERGENCIES

    Our Mercurial Star
    The New "Big Bang"
    Hopi Prophecy
    Hot Shots
    What to Do Before an Extreme Heat Emergency
    What to Do During an Extreme Heat Emergency
    What to Do After an Extreme Heat Emergency
    First-Aid for Heat-Induced Illnesses

    CHAPTER 53:
    PREPARING for FIRES

    What to Do Before a Fire Strikes
    What to Do During a Fire
    What to Do After a Fire
    Wildland Fires

    CHAPTER 54:
    PREPARING for FLOODS

    The Big Wet
    What to Do Before a Flood
    What to Do During a Flood
    What to Do After a Flood

    CHAPTER 55:
    SANITATION AFTER a FLOOD

    Living in Soggyville
    Sanitation and Floods
    Fun for Kids, Misery for Adults
    Nothing is Worth the Risk
    What to Discard
    Canned Foods
    Frozen - Refrigerated Foods and Power Outages
    Kitchen Clean-up
    General Clean-up
    Standing Water
    Water for Drinking and Cooking

    CHAPTER 56:
    PREPARING for HURRICANES

    Inland / Freshwater Flooding
    What to Do Before a Hurricane
    What to Do During a Hurricane Threat
    What to Do After a Hurricane Threat
    Utilities and Services
    Additional Guides
    Apartments and Condos
    Selecting Window Shutters
    Computers and Electronics
    Pool Preparations
    Boat Preparations

    CHAPTER 57:
    PREPARING for METEOR and ASTEROID STRIKES

    Meteor Crater
    Tunguska, June 30, 1908
    Are These Isolated Events?
    Watch Out!
    Deep Impact: Fact or Fantasy?
    What's Being Done - and Not?
    New "Eyes"
    New Missions
    What's Been Found So Far?
    Preparedness

    CHAPTER 58:
    PREPARING for TORNADOES

    Tornado Facts
    What to Do Before Tornadoes Threaten
    What to Do During a Tornado Watch
    What to Do During a Tornado Warning
    What to Do After a Tornado
    Safe Room and Shelter
    Average Cost to Build a Safe Room
    Shelter Plans

    CHAPTER 59:
    PREPARING for TSUNAMIS

    The Big Wave
    The Real Deal
    What to Do Before a Tsunami
    What to Do During a Tsunami
    What to Do After a Tsunami

    CHAPTER 60:
    PREPARING for VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS

    Mount St. Helens
    What to Do Before an Eruption
    What to Do During an Eruption
    What to Do After an Eruption

    CHAPTER 61:
    PREPARING for WINTER STORMS, EXTREME COLD

    What to Do Before a Winter Storm Threatens
    What to Do During a Winter Storm
    Winter Driving (See Chapter 62 on Preparing Your Vehicle)

    CHAPTER 62:
    PREPARING YOUR VEHICLE

    Normal Maintenance
    Winter Driving
    Who Would Have Thought THIS Could Happen?
    Go or Stay... The Dilemma
    Staying
    I'm Outta Here
    Car Preparedness

    CHAPTER 63:
    STAYING WARM WITHOUT POWER

    Stoves
    Kerosene Heaters
    Propane Heaters
    Housewarmer
    Mr Heater
    Refilling Propane Tanks
    Propane Cylinders
    If You Get Caught Completely By Surprise...
    Setting Up Without Heat
    Clothing

    CHAPTER 64:
    PREPARING for a PANDEMIC

    The Next Pandemic
    Natural Reservoirs
    Bird Flu's Entrance
    North America
    Grim Numbers
    Pandemic Impacts
    Significant Disruptions
    The Katrina of Medicine
    20th Century Pandemics
    Pandemic Severity Index
    Bird Flu Description
    Prevention - The Best Cure
    How Long Can Avian Flu Survive on Surfaces?
    Hand-Washing: Medical Marvel
    Masks
    Niosh-Approved N95, N99 And N100 Respirators Size Matters
    The Sneeze Factor
    Exhalation Valves
    Disposable or Reusable?
    Respirators
    Surgical Masks
    Nanomasks
    How Many Disposable Masks Do I Need?
    Mask of Last Resort
    PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
    Disinfecting Masks and Clothing
    Don't Wait Till The Boat Sinks to Start Bailing
    Food Supplies: Just-in-Time Severely Impaired
    Water Supplies
    Energy
    Prepping for Pandemic

    CHAPTER 65:
    STAYING in a SHELTER

    Reality Check
    What to Take to a Shelter
    Tips

    CHAPTER 66:
    DEALING WITH STRESS

    Coping With Disaster
    Helping Children Cope With Disaster
    Helping Others

    CHAPTER 67:
    HOPE and ENCOURAGEMENT

    What's in a Name?
    You're Never Alone
    A Message to Christians
    Taking Personal Responsibility

    APPENDICES
    U.S. and Metric Conversion Charts

    REFERENCES

    END NOTES

    INDEX

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    Dare to Prepare is a VERY GOOD book -- better than I could tell you if I spent an hour on it! It has very specific, easy-to-understand instructions and charts that relate to everybody. It has information on everything from composting to feeding your family to storing water, doing all the things we ought to be doing. Even if you aren't doing these things right now, you should have this book! Dare to Prepare is a very serious book and full of all kinds of extremely valuable information!

    Art Bell
    Pahrump, NV / Philippines
    Coast To Coast AM


    Dare to Prepare. . . it's absolutely wonderful! It's like a phone book! It's got nearly everything in there that you can think of to do with preparing yourself for just about any kind of emergency! You have so much information in there, I can't believe it! It's so all-encompassing; it's terrific!

    Barbara Simpson
    San Francisco, CA
    Coast To Coast AM



    Your book, Dare to Prepare, was reviewed by Heather Froeschl of BookReview.com and was given a rating of Excellent! The text of your review is as follows:

    "Emergency situations arise every day and, quite often, we are not prepared for them. From earthquakes to terrorist attacks, tornadoes to blizzards, we all could use some guidance in how to be prepared. You may recall laughing at your neighbors when in December of 1999 they went out and bought a generator in preparation for Y2K, or you may have been one of those mindful folks who emptied the shelves of home improvement depots of their generators. Whichever the case may be, there are things you could be doing to be prepared for any kind of threat, hyped up or not.

    "My great grandmother always had a basement stocked with canned goods. She lived through the depression and never forgot what it felt like to have empty cupboards. My grandmother always made sure her heating oil tank was topped off in November in preparation for the winter. We all know folks who seem to be prepared for anything that comes their way and we also know people who always seem to have to rush out to the grocery store when a storm is predicted.

    "Holly Drennan Deyo reminds us of all of the possible emergencies we might encounter, from flood warnings to nuclear war. She gives a guide for every situation and what you can do for yourself, your family and even your pets to stay safe. A lot of research has gone into this guide and Holly shares it all with us. Here you will find lists of items to pack in emergency kits of all kinds, tips on purifying water, heating your shelter, and building underground supply cellars. There are lists of how long you can store emergency supplies and when they expire, lists of handyman items that should be stored for use, lists of how to decipher codes on packaged foods and so much more.

    "Deyo has not left a single situation out of her guide to being prepared for disasters of all sorts. This is truly the modern person's resource for being prepared, whether we think the neighbors will laugh at us or not. If perchance you have a household member who is resistant to stocking up on food, water and supplies and storing them away, this book might just be the tool to sway them into thinking twice.

    "The text is introduced in a friendly, straightforward voice. The book is a must have for every mindful family. My only problem with it is the occasional suggestion that the Bible be in the emergency tool kit. Religion shouldn't be involved with this practical guide to survival, as it is purely a personal choice. Mention of prayer and dedication to her god only detracts from the guide that should be intended for folks of every religion. However it is a minor thing when compared to the abundance of good advice within the pages of the book."

    Zanne Marie Gray, Editor-in-Chief
    BookReview.com


    Dare to Prepare is a 544 page encyclopaedia that's simple to read, simple to use. Holly's book has a fabulous Index and Table of Contents. I would say this and not as flattery; I used to sell every self-help and preparedness book that was on the market from Delta, from Palladin and from independent publishers of which I'm one. I can tell you I have sold it all, seen it all up until this point, but you've taken the best of the best information and put it out there under one cover. I get a kick of of these survival libraries because Holly's book is a library in itself! You don't need them all, just Dare to Prepare. Thank you for the fabulous job on Dare to Prepare!

    Steve Quayle, Author and Host of the The Q-Files
    Bozeman, MT


    My wife and I received Dare to Prepare this week. The second edition of your book is the most comprehensive collection of preparedness information we have ever read. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made, the long days and nights you most certainly put in to create such a fine work. Your exhaustive research should be mandatory reading for anyone who cares about themselves and their families. Your legacy, in the form of your book, will inspire generations to come.

    Douglas Hagmann, Director
    Northeast Intelligence Network

    Erie, PA


    Hi! My name is Sarah, and I just recieved my copy of Dare to Prepare. I want to thank you for writing the most in-depth and useful disaster preparedness guide I have ever seen.

    A year ago my husband and I moved to the rural mountains of North Carolina, an area with alot of focus of self sustainability, with the objective to become less dependant on mainstream society. We are growing our own food, and learning how to make and use many of our own supplies, for 2 reasons...one, this is just how I want to live, and two, because I absolutly believe that a true disaster is immenient. We aren't conspiracy nuts, but we know that the world is heading towards disaster at high speed. Whether from climate, space, or war, something bad is on the horizen, I feel it, and all the signs point towards it. If I survive the initial hit, I plan to survive as long as possible.

    When I first came across your book online, it blew me away the level of information it contains, and I have started reading it cover to cover. I plan to learn how to do some the things immediatly, such as drying food and such. These are things that will come in handy in everyday life.

    I just wanted to send you a personal thankyou, and to let you know that I think your books is wonderful... Many Blessings.

    Sarah Lewis
    North Carolina


    I wanted to say thank you for all the work you've put into Dare to Prepare 2nd Edition. This book stays on my coffee table all the time and I find myself always thumbing through it. We have a one bedroom apt. and to be honest, I was amazed at how much "stuff" I could store out of the way. The book not only taught me exactly what to do and how to do it, it also made me think.

    Since I live in San Antonio, Texas when I saw hurricane Katrina heading toward the gulf, and knowing there are oil rigs, refineries, shipping lanes etc in the gulf, I went ahead and bought two gas cans and filled them and my car (which I keep half or above always now). As a result of that little extra preparedness, when gasoline shot up through the roof, I didn't have to pay that price, I had that extra that I used.

    Needless to say after watching the news last night, I saw another hurricane this time heading right to Texas. We immediately went out and filled those gas cans again.

    My husband (did) a complete inventory of all the supplies for ourselves and our dog. He then made a menu plan and it seems we have two solid months of supplies, probably three if I stretch, and of course, with plenty of water and sanitation concerns. I even have a huge jar of protein powder like the body builders use. I figured protein is protein, couldn't hurt.

    This is really all due to your efforts and I wanted to thank you!!

    Stacy Hinkle
    San Antonio, Texas


    Thank you again for the great effort you have exerted to bring this comprehensive work to fruition. I had the pleasure to contact you upon my first purchase of “Dare”, and I am returning to purchase three copies for friends of mine who are starting to realize that preparedness is a ‘way-of-life” not a one shot affair. I found myself remarking to a good friend of mine the other day that if I had to walk out the door in an emergency with one book it would be Dare to Prepare. He’s moved to Boston MA and lives in the city…with no car. He’ll receive a copy as soon as I can get it to him. I am relocating my family away from the city next month. I shall have the additional advantage of your book to assist me in my new home building. God Bless you and your family.

    Patrick Foster
    Richmond, VA


    Dear Holly,

    My friend Mary McCann and I recently ordered your book Dare to Prepare. We are so thrilled with it! You really covered all bases. I can't tell you how long i've searched for a book like this!! I have several outdoor survival books but none compare to this! Thank you so much! Mary even read the newspaper you used for packing! She loved it. Thank you again.

    Amanda Smith, Mary and David McCann
    Amherst, OH


    A masterpiece of its genre...I don't see how you could have packed more into Dare to Prepare! The information is total, complete, and indispensable. The illustrations are stunning! It's just great. Congratulations!

    Jeff Rense
    Santa Barbara
    Jeff Rense Program


    I received your CD on Prudent Places USA and it caused me to pause and change some of my writing plans. I've been gathering data and information to write a manual called "USAFE" for two years now. After seeing the CD, and going over your Table of Contents for Dare to Prepare, there really is no point. You've done a very good job, and I don't give praise lightly as I am a very seasoned, experienced emergency management professional.

    Rick Tobin
    Spring Branch, TX
    President/CEO, TAO Emergency Management Consulting


    I have just received your second edition of Dare to Prepare. I had to compliment you on the completeness of this thoroughly researched compendium of knowledge. I believe this is as close as anyone has come to a one-size-fits-all disaster preparedness guide. You have excelled where many others have only scratched the surface. Thank you for this Herculean effort for now the rest of us can stand on the shoulders of this giant work and see farther because of your dedicated efforts. Thank you once again for all your successful efforts in bringing Dare to Prepare to fruition. God bless you and your family…Seismo and Taco, too.

    Patrick Foster
    Richmond, VA


    Wow! You really put a lot of work into Dare to Prepare! I was always a little leery about getting a generator. Based on your information I bought a diesel unit that fits our needs. My wife is busy vacuum packing foods. Your suggestions have saved us a lot of $$. Thanks!

    Jason Womack
    New York, NY


    Dare to Prepare is a masterpiece! This is a book of preparing for life, not just Y2K. Now you can put your head on the pillow at night and feel at ease. I'm learning things from every page! Everyone should have a copy of Dare to Prepare in their home!

    Patricia Bragg, World Health Crusader
    Bragg Health Industries


    Just received my copy of Dare to Prepare and couldn't beleive the the size and wealth of information. I've been preparing for the last 15 years and have many books on this subject, but your book really stands out above the rest. I can't even begin to imagine the hours it took to complete this Encyclopedia. Within the first 2hrs. of thumbing through the pages I resolved a nagging problem. I have a kitchen gas stove, an excellant wood heating stove and campstoves, but I was always looking for an independent means for baking. I turned to page 295 and there, jumping out at me, was the Pyromid stove, oven and grill. Perfect! Just what I was looking for. God bless. 

    David Brown
    Alberta, Canada


    I've been going thru your book, all I can say is I wish I had it 20 years ago. You have done an excellent job with it. It will also really help with the little details I would have overlooked. Enjoyed listening to you & Stan on Steve's radio program too. You all seem like very nice people. GOD SPEED 

    Rob Pilar
    Chunky, MS


    I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the prompt delivery of Dare to Prepare. I also wanted to thank you for your added 'personal touch' by autographing the title page. What a book! This is definitely the resource that everyone needs to be prepared. While I have been working on my family's preparations for almost two years now, I didn't realize just how much I hadn't prepared. Thank you so much for all of the effort that you put into this book.

    Best regards,
    Larry Swadner
    Cincinnati, OH


    THANK YOU HOLLY! I received Dare to Prepare. It is fantastic! Thank you again for all your work putting together this book. It is a treasure.

    Randy Singer
    Nocatee, FL


    I see you've done it again; broad spectrum plus depth. Dare to Prepare is the best I've ever seen in the field of preparedness. Thank you.

    Bob Baker
    Reno, NV


    Dare to Prepare is just what I've been looking for! I love the easy-to-understand information described by someone who's already done it! There's lots of pictures, illustrations and charts so I know exactly what to do and it's filled with material not found in other preparedness books. It helped me see I can do it myself without a lot of hassle. Thank you so much for researching this book I've given it as gifts to family and friends! If you don't already own Dare to Prepare, believe me, you need this book!

    Susan Moniker
    Los Angeles, CA


    Thanks for doing all the work for us! Now I can relax knowing I've taken care of my family.

    Daniel Perry
    Port St. Lucie, FL


    I AM impressed! This is the best book on this subject I have seen! The content is impressive also, as well as the graphics and color photos... Almost 500 pages with color and incredible content. Well done! The amount of work that I see that went into this book gave me a slight headache.... ;-0

    John and Katie Miller
    Ventura, CA
    Phantom Bookshop


    Your book came two days ago. This is much more than I was expecting. Dare to Prepare is truly a wonderful production filled with all sorts of useful information a person can't find anywhere else. ...well worth the bucks I spent! Thanks and God bless.

    Al Durtschi, Webmaster
    Alberta, Canada
    Walton Feed


    I just received my 4 copies of your book, Dare to Prepare. This is a magnificent book! I believe that it is the standard against which all other survival and preparedness books and manuals will be measured! Everyone who senses that "things are not right" with the Planet Earth absolutely NEEDS a copy of this tremendous work! I can tell you that this book is far superior to anything I ever got in the US Military Survival schools which I attended. Congratulations and THANK YOU (and Stan) on the printing of this Masterpiece!! Just ordered 5 more copies for my family members around the world!!

    Kirby Van Horn
    US Air Force Academy,
    Class of '70


    Received my copy of Dare To Prepare a few days ago. Thought a good plan was to sit down and leaf through page by page to get familiar with the material and mark the places I wanted to read carefully right away, but guess there wasn't much I didn't want to read right away since I ending up spending two days reading through the whole thing. I can only imagine how much work it was for you to put this book together--truly a labor of love. Thank You.

    Ann Vitale
    Piffard, NY


    You both have done a grand job!! I love it. Everyone here has been picking up the book when they come in ... no one is gonna "borrow" this one!! What a mammoth effort to do this, Holly. You should be very proud! I am especially pleased with all the Aussie content in it. I shall use this book for a very long time. Been years since I made soap, but gonna go back to it now you make it sound so much fun! Love it!!

    Julie King
    Pingelly, WA, Australia


    Great book! Everyone should have one!

    Rodger Paulson
    Mohave Valley, AZ


    My husband used to think I was crazy wanting to prepare, but now he's the one who's always carrying around your book!

    Andrea Larson
    Phoenix, AZ


    I just got my 6 books yesterday. I've read half of it already! Thank you for so putting your life into Dare to Prepare which I am delighted to be giving as Christmas gifts. Blessings to you.

    Jane Joseph
    Kansas City, MO


    What I like most about Dare to Prepare is that now I know preparedness is do-able! Little steps just like the book suggests. My stored stuff is really adding up. I feel safer plus we've prepared for our two dogs and three cats.

    It doesn't have to be scary, you just have to get started and Dare makes it so easy. I had some "thank you" gifts to give and gave each person an autographed copy of Dare to Prepare. Now when disaster hits, they won't all be banging on my door because they're already prepared! Thanks for getting me started!

    Sandra Lawson
    New York, NY


    A reference book of immense value. I can see the plodding and numbing effort it took to compile such a tome. It will be valuable when anyone asks "what about such and such?" For you, "Atta sheila!" and for Stan "good pre-press job, mate!" I hope the Lord blesses the work you are doing to warn and prepare folks.

    Charlie Phillips
    Peru, IN


    I recently purchased your book Dare to Prepare! WOW! I haven't even had time to go through it all, but there is so much information packed into each page, it's unbelievable. I also was so impressed by the service I received from John Anthony Miller and Katie Crawford-Miller from Phantom Bookshop. I faxed them my order on Sunday and received the book on Wednesday. Now that is impressive in today! Thanks again for taking the time to write such a needed book and finding responsible people to handle the work here in the States. May God bless you always.

    Rick Jackson
    Colorado Springs, CO


    I just got your book! I am impressed!

    Paul Harper
    Ipswich, QLD, Australia

    We received your new book in the mail yesterday. It is great! My wife. Darnette, can hardly put it down to go to work. So much wonderful information. An encyclopedia of Preparedness. Bless you..............

    Larry Taylor
    Bethel, OK


    Dare to Prepare is fantastic, great job! This is the book I've been looking for, it covers everything I can think of. I'm sure Dare to Prepare will save a lot of heartbreak, and lives. Again great job, and thank you.

    Rick Covault
    Covington, OH

     

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