The Untrained Housewife's Guide to Getting Prepared
I love that there are so many great resources within this great resource!! There are charts, recipes, lists... It's REALLY the perfect guide for a beginner's preparing efforts! Even if you are a seasoned homesteader or prepper, it's a fun and easy read. So, here's my challenge for you -- even if you aren't prepping at all, take ONE small step to change that. Be proactive, curb the trendiness of this effort and do something to provide for yourself in a time you might need it. At the very least, prepare yourself with some knowledge!
The only thing that I saw was lacking in my opinion was the clothing section. I would have loved to have seen a focus on materials that were truly GOOD for survival. Though tee-shirts are versatile and ARE good to keep on hand, I would tell people the importance of wool and natural fibers. Wool is better for fire situations, awesome for being soaked to the bone and remaining warm, and great for retaining body heat, much moreso than cotton. Also, there is value in good ol' polypropylene. I worked in a rain forest and fleece was something that was worth it's weight in, well, fleece! Long underwear that is some kind of poly synthetic (in my humble opinion) is generally better than cotton--unless you are prone to yeast infection or in a particularly wet environment, then cotton may be the better choice (for breathing) or wool for breathing + warmth.
All in all, this is the place for the best all-encompassing information. Build a solid foundation with this resource. And really, it is a SUPER fun read for being non-fiction. I love Harry Potter as much as the next person, but this read kept me flipping the pages almost as excitedly as reading about Hogwarts. So, I urge you, consider purchasing the book, reading an e-reader version, and just re-vamping some aspects of your life to be better prepared. Small steps cover great distances over time!
***Disclosure - I was provided a complimentary copy of this guide to complete my review. I was compensated in no other way. All opinions are 100% my own.***