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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


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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


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Bob Baker
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


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

 

trations: 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 - 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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