I am honored that I was asked to write a book by Page Street Publishing, and distributed by Macmillan. The book is entitled, Prepare Your Family For Survival. I have always been passionate about food storage and emergency preparedness. I have been asked to teach classes about food storage and emergency preparedness for several years because people could see how my passion was contagious. I started teaching some of the people in my neighborhood who were interested in becoming better prepared, but I wanted more. I wanted to teach the world about this very important subject, something that could indeed change lives. In 2012, I decided to start writing a blog to show people how easy it is to use food storage every day. I felt like people needed a little visual help to learn how to make laundry soap, make a homemade emergency toilet and how to boil water with a few twigs, etc. So, I made some homemade YouTubes. I had no idea what I was doing with the camcorder camera. Now I use my iPhone.
From what I was seeing from others who published on the Internet I realized I needed a camera that could produce higher quality pictures that would stand out and be shared by others. Although it took extra time on my part to make the photos properly support my blog and it’s message, it was worth it to me because the message in my posts seemed to jump off the page since people could see what I was doing and wanted to be able to duplicate those preparedness efforts in their own homes. I took some photography classes and they helped some, but I just wanted to focus the camera and press the button. I’ve learned a lot about the effect quality pictures have in promoting ideas and prompting people to take action. I’ve been going back and reworking several of the old yellow grainy pictures from my blog. I am an expert at food storage and emergency preparedness, not photography, but I’m learning more each day. LOL!
Sometimes I am stopped at our local grocery stores and people will ask me why I am buying so many bags of cereal or so many case lots of canned foods. I do not like going to the grocery store so I will fill a shopping cart with cereal for my husband to eat every morning for the next six months. Sometimes I’ll buy enough for a year if the price is right. Yes, people will laugh and ask me, “Who is going to eat ALL that cereal”? I laugh and say, my husband.
If I go to Costco and buy ten-45-pound buckets of hard white whole wheat displayed on a flatbed, people will stop me and ask if the world is coming to an end. I just smile and say, “I make whole wheat bread.” Trust me, ten buckets of wheat are hard to load into a Honda CRV! There is something about the number ten. I usually buy ten of everything, or at least most of the time. I cannot run out of anything, it’s just me. I’m hoping by setting a good example people will follow my lead and start buying what they need in case things get tough for any reason and they have to rely on their food storage. If they follow my posts they’ll not only learn what they need, but how to effectively store and use the items. They’ll also learn about things besides just the food storage aspects of being prepared, like water storage, first aid, heating, cooking, sanitation, and much more. It’s fun to share these quality ideas and I hope people take advantage as time and money permit.
The reason I am writing this post today is because my book is in pre-sale mode and the price is lower than it will be when on store shelves or online. On Dec. 8th, 2015 the price will go up to the regular price. If it ends up being published before that date, the price may go up sooner. Just giving you the heads-up here. I suggest buying the paperback copy so if you lose power you have the book on your bookshelf rather than on your computer screen. You can also take it with you if you have to evacuate your home. Thanks for your support the last three years while I learned to blog. I am excited for you see my book in so many stores! My book has a lot more information than my blog for you to read and learn to be self-reliant and be prepared for the unexpected.
A big shout out goes to Will Kiester, my publisher and Sarah Monroe, my editor at Page Street Publishing. I am honored they asked me to write this book and help guide me through the process.
I made an awesome friend, Claire Kowalchik who taught me expert tips on writing and had patience beyond words. Her research and editing made the process so much easier for me. It has really been a team effort, and now the experts at Macmillan do their magic so it will be easy for everyone to find me and my book. Happy reading and let’s keep working together to make the world a better prepared and safer place to live and work.
Prepare Your Family For Survival by Linda Loosli
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After you receive the book, let me know what your favorite chapter is, I would love to hear! Blessings, Linda