The Preppers 52 Week Preparedness Course called Countdown to Preparedness by Jim Cobb is my favorite new, “be prepared for the unexpected” book. I really like this book because it is broken out in 5 areas, The Basics, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. I love the first one, The Basics. He explain, and I am sure we would all agree, we must start with the basics. They lay the groundwork for many future lessons we should read and understand. He gives you the option to jump around in the book, but explains if you follow the seasons you will be prepared for whatever happens in that season. He gives the example, it makes little sense to plan out your garden in late summer. I love it!
Here is another book review I did on another of Jim Cobb’s books, Prepper Long Term Survival Guide. I like the way he writes, simple and to the point. Jim suggests choosing one day each week and sitting down and reviewing that week’s assignments. They are not hard at all and they are not expensive. He does mention taht we should save a few dollars a week to purchase a few larger preparedness items down the road, so to speak. We all know we need to be prepared for the unexpected. We see it each day via the TV or newspaper. It does not have to be a hurricane or earthquake. It can be storms and the roads are iced over or heavily packed with snow and unable to drive on. It can be a lost job, or an accident or illness that make it impossible to go to work.
Here are a few items you will want to highlight in the book: (these are written on the back of his book)
1. Learn to stock, treat, use and reuse the most important survival item of all-water
2. Store enough food to feed your family for three months without breaking the bank
3. Develop the emergency skills to respond effectively to any catostrophic event
4. Fortify and protect your home with affordable and manageable DIY projects
5. Create a prepper’s savings account to ensure your family’s well-being
This is my favorite statement he makes, “If you want to make it out alive, you can’t rely on hope or help from others, you need to be ready to act on your own.” This is a straighforward 52-week approach to becoming a full-fledged prepper, in other words be prepared for the unexpected. I highly recommend this book. Thanks to Jim Cobb for making a prepper’s 52 week preparedness course.
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