Prepping 101: 40 steps you can take to be prepared. A book review

How to be prepared in times of disasters.

Looking for a book about resiliency?

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In my list of books about sustainable living, so far, this book Prepping 101 is the most comprehensive and complete. Although there are lots of tutorials out there in the net about survivalist, I found this book the more complete and comprehensive. I can say that this is the one thing I need. A complete list of things to do to prepare any household during disasters or unexpected events.

So, I thought I would give a review about it.

After downloading the book, I got excited immediately to read it.

All about the Prepping 101.

The book is written by Kathy Harrison. It’s about 176 pages fully illustrated book published by Storey Publishing. The layout and typeset is very well laid out with matching photos and illustrations.

It’s perfect.

You will not get bored in reading this survival book.

This book is not just about how to survive and be prepared in times of crisis, it’s a library of preparedness stuff easy to follow.

This is a book that teaches us to be prepared using the little things we have. If you want to be resilient, read the book. It lays out everything though not categorical arranged.

In the book, you can find simple hacks of food preparation and preservation. I can’t also imagine the mistake I have made in food preservation.

Do you know that not all canning methods and preparation are good and it can harm us in the long run?

According to the author, we must use jars that are intended for canning and not those which can only be used for one time.

Example of jars not suitable for canning is those that are used for mayonnaise as they are only good for single use instead use tattler brand jars.

Some other hacks include how to store and collect water.

Of course, it also teaches you how to calculate how much water you need and how to collect rainwater. Did I fail to mention how to purify water?

Yes, you can learn how to make your own water filter. Not only that, you can also calculate the foods you need and design a food storage program.


Prepping is not just about material and physical preparation.

Being resilient does not mean only to be prepared physically but also financially. In this book, the author covers how to make financial plans or budgeting and how to deal with your children and teach them how to be part of emergency planning.

It will teach you how to be responsible and to do proper garbage disposal and in building your own composter.

Oh, how I love the survival hacks also. The little things that you have in your house have multiple purposes.

Examples of these are duct tape, socks, aluminum foil, lip balm, baking soda, vinegar and many others.

The book teaches what other things you can utilize these little things. Everything you need to know about what to prepare in times of crisis. Even preparing for your pets, preparing your electronic devices.

All I can say is this is a complete book, a library of resiliency. Or should I say it’s like a collection of how-to’s in the internet about survival thing, BUT with high-quality information research-based which even high-school grader can comprehend.

What I like is the book also offers lots of related information about resiliency.

Not all books are created equal and this book has offered a way for readers to evaluate the things already did to be prepared.

It gives the reader a lot of caution in using and adopting a practice.

Really, it is an eye-opener for me.

After reading the book, I believe that you will be ever ready to face unfavorable events.