New Guidebook from "Survival Mom" Lisa Bedford Helps Moms Prepare for Any Disaster

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From the creator of TheSurvivalMom.com, the first of its kind guidebook for the growing number of “preppers”—helping every mom increase her family’s level of preparedness for emergencies big and small.

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Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

Speaking to concerned moms like herself, who wish to keep their families safe at all times, Lisa provides invaluable knowledge on a variety of topics including food storage, water purification, medical preparedness, and communication during a crisis.

Many survival handbooks focus solely on the big disasters: how to prepare for an earthquake, a hurricane, a plane crash, a terrorist attack, the end of the world.

But what about a twelve-hour power outage? A plumbing failure? A broken bone far from the hospital or home?

In Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios (HarperOne; March 2012), popular blogger Lisa Bedford covers disasters large and small, providing simple, practical information about how to survive any catastrophe. Speaking to concerned moms like herself, who wish to keep their families safe at all times, Lisa provides invaluable knowledge on a variety of topics including food storage, water purification, medical preparedness, and communication during a crisis.

With tips, charts, checklists, and even recipes, she offers:

  •     Specialized emergency kits designed for special needs children, babies, grandparents, and pets
  •     Top ten food items to store in the pantry
  •     Five items to include in every child’s backpack
  •     Twelve things to carry into an emergency shelter
  •     Ten essential tools for disaster preparedness
  •     Eighteen things to carry in a purse
  •     Twelve tips for living out of a car

Though the events over the last few years—from the tsunami in Japan to the tornado in Joplin to the ongoing housing crisis—have damaged our sense of security, both physical and economic, Survival Mom provides the solution. A go-to manual for moms who know that they’re responsible for the well-being of their broods, Survival Mom is the necessary resource feeling prepared in any situation.

About the Author
Lisa Bedford, aka The Survival Mom, started her blog when she realized that all the literature on survival and preparedness was written by men, for men. A longtime teacher and trainer, she took it upon herself to be the missing voice for the many moms out there. She has been featured in Newsweek and on Glenn Beck, and frequently speaks around the nation about disaster preparedness. Visit Lisa online at http://www.thesurvivalmom.com.

Select Praise for Survival Mom:

“In this impressively comprehensive manual, suburban mom Bedford helps readers learn about, prepare for, and respond to all manner of disasters...Bedford’s matter-of-fact yet supportive tone will keep the willies at bay.” — Publishers Weekly

“Given the recent prevalence of floods, tornadoes, and power outages, this book comes at a good time…[It] discusses how to handle emergencies, from purifying water and storing food to making lists of financial records and establishing a safe room. The appendixes contain a wealth of checklists and resources. While readers may be overwhelmed by all the possible disaster scenarios, they would do well to prepare for any type of upset to the daily routine.”
— Library Journal

“Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom is a much needed resource of practical preparedness and survival knowledge that anybody (even ‘Survival Dads’) will find an indispensable addition to their self-reliance library!”— Ed Corcoran, Editor, Survivalist Magazine

“Lisa Bedford has written an outstanding book! Survival Mom is chock full of valuable tips and perspectives that had never crossed my mind, showing me how valuable the female perspective is when it comes to prepping and survival! This book is a keeper!”
— Matthew Stein, author of When Disaster Strikes:
A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival

SURVIVAL MOM
How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

by Lisa Bedford
HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
March 2012 | $19.99 | Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780062089465
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