When the Grid Goes Down Diaster Preparations and Survival Gear for Making Your Home Self-Reliant

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When the Grid Goes Down

Disaster Preparations and Survival Gear for Making Your Home Self-Reliant

by Tony Nester

Disasters come and go each year. It is through developing a self-reliant mindset, having essential survival gear and a handful of critical skills, that you and your family will be able to prevail in an urban crisis. Jammed with field-tested information from real-world applications, survival instructor Tony Nester covers how to prepare for both short-term survival ranging from 24-72 hours as well as long-term situations resulting from a grid-down emergency or pandemic. When the Grid Goes Down will show you how to make your home and lifestyle more self-sufficient and the critical gear needed along the way. Topics include:

  • the six key areas for creating a self-reliant home
  • water storage and purification methods
  • alternative water sources at home
  • creating a water map for your region
  • the three essential food types to stock up on
  • designing an off-grid medical kit
  • home security and personal defense measures
  • safeguarding the exterior and interior of your home
  • heating, cooling and lighting when the power goes out
  • alternative sanitation and hygiene methods

Tony Nester is the founder of the highly-respected survival school, Ancient Pathways in Flagstaff, Arizona. He has taught desert survival courses for Military Special Operations Units, the National Transportation & Safety Board (NTSB), and served as a technical consultant for the movie Into The Wild. Tony is the author of four books on survival and has been Featured on NBC News, the Discovery Channel, the New York Times, as well as writing a popular monthly column for Outside Magazine.

1) How to Create a Self-Reliant Home
2) Water Storage and Purification Methods
3) Food recommendations and Storage
4) First-Aid Kit That You Can Live With
5) Home Security and Personal Defense
6) When the Power Goes Out: Heating, Cooling, Lighting, and Cooking
7) Handling Long-Term Sanitation & Hygiene Issues
8) Q&A

86 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"