Prepare Your Family for Survival by Linda Loosli arrived in my mail box a couple of weeks ago. I really like Linda’s blog Food Storage Moms and you’ve probably seen links to her site on Imperfectly Happy. So you can imagine I was excited to dive into this book as soon as I got it. I have to tell you from the get-go, I was not disappointed. Prepare Your Family for Survival is a keeper for my reference library; so let me share my review with you.
Prepare Your Family for Survival
I wanted to start this review with a couple questions I asked Linda herself.
- Who is Prepare Your Family for Survival for?
“I was asked to write this book for families. I mentioned I was not a hardcore prepper and the publisher said we do not want a hardcore prepper. I said I won’t skin a squirrel and eat it. I would rather be a vegetarian. I could survive off my garden when its fresh and dehydrate and can the rest. I wanted to show the world how to be prepared for the unexpected as if we were sitting at a table sipping a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. I wanted families to know how easy it is to be prepared. They don’t need to buy 1000 pounds of wheat or rice and put it in the basement for an emergency. I’m a visual person so I made checklists so people can see what they need. It can be for a couple, a family of three, four or five.”
- What kind of research went into Prepare Your Family for Survival?
“I have lived this way my entire life. I did back up statements by the different organizations so if someone questioned my words, its in plain view for them. I think a lot of research has come from teaching classes and interacting with class members.”