Earthquakes, hurricanes, civil unrest, economic challenges – no one knows when disaster may strike. Will you be ready? The Practical Prepper is a common-sense guide to emergency preparedness and survival written for real people with real lives. This must-have reference book walks the reader through each step of emergency preparedness covering everything from cooking in a crisis, to home security and protection, to emergency water disinfection. You can be prepared for the challenges the future holds. The Practical Prepper will show you how.
Targeted Age Group:: General Adult Audience
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
We have a passion for preparedness. Our goal is for our family to be self-reliant and safe regardless of the challenges that we may face. As we researched, experimented and worked to get our own preparations in order, we realized that if our neighbors are not prepared, we are not prepared.
Could we really eat our stored food while we watched our neighbors starve? We hope not. We hope we are better people than that. It is physically impossible for us to store enough resources for our entire neighborhood. Our skill sets and energy only go so far, but if everyone has basic supplies and skills to contribute we can survive almost anything life may throw our way by working together.
It took hundreds of hours of experimenting and researching to learn what works and what doesn’t. Very few people have the time and energy to devote to such a time-consuming pursuit. Yet the knowledge that we gained was incredibly valuable. We wanted to put all that information in a format that could help others as they work to prepare.
Our goal is to educate and motivate our friends to prepare in a realistic way, The Practical Prepper – A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies educates the reader on basic preparedness principles. Prepping is like cooking. There are thousands of ways to prepare a delicious meal. Like cooking, there is no one right way to prepare. Make safety a top priority and start making a little bit of progress toward your preparedness goals every day. Be a good neighbor and encourage others to prepare.
That is why we invested so much time and energy into this book. We are doing our best to be a good neighbor and encourage you to prepare now. You choose whether you will be part of the problem, or part of the solution.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The characters are us. Real people working hard to prepare. We make mistakes and learn from them.
About the Author:
Jonathan is a licensed civil engineer and an avid enthusiast of alternative energy sources; especially solar and wind power. He has served on the advisory board and on the board of directors as vice president for The American Civil Defense Association (TACDA), as secretary/treasurer for a local chapter of Civil Defense Volunteers, as an emergency preparedness and communications specialist, and as a city councilperson, has been tasked with developing the city emergency plan in his own community. He has co-authored numerous articles published in The Journal of Civil Defense on emergency preparedness topics with his wife. He is the owner of Your Family Ark, LLC, an educational and consulting business designed to assist individuals and families in preparing for an uncertain future (www.yourfamilyark.org, www.theprovidentprepper.org).
Kylene has an educational background in business management as well as in family studies. She has also served on the advisory board and on the board of directors for TACDA and is currently the editor for The Journal of Civil Defense. She has a passion for researching and experimenting, adding a sense of real life to their writing and teaching. A firm believer in hands-on learning, she involves her family in emergency training for everything from fire drills, to living off food storage and garden produce, to turning off the power in the dead of winter just to see if they can survive it. Many powerful lessons are learned from these experiences, the best lesson being that we are tougher than any challenge. We will not only survive, but we will emerge better, stronger people as a result of the adventure.
Jonathan and Kylene make a dynamic combination. Together they have presented in a wide variety forums including; community education courses, educational seminars, preparedness fairs, employee education programs, and community classes. With Jonathan’s extensive knowledge and Kylene’s high energy personality, they have a unique talent for taking a relatively boring topic and turning it into an exciting quest, motivating audiences to join the ranks of the provident preppers.
Links to Purchase Print Books
Link to Buy The Practical Prepper – A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies Print Edition at Amazon
Link to Buy The Practical Prepper – A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies Print Edition at Barnes and Noble
Author Interview on BookGoodies
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