Friday, August 1, 2014

The Practical Prepper by Kylene and Jonathan Jones -- Blog Tour

The Practical Prepper:  A Common Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies

Authors: Kylene and Jonathan Jones

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Published: July 8th, 2014

Paperback: 358 pages

ISBN13: 9781462113828


Earthquakes, hurricanes, civil unrest, economic challenges - no one knows when disaster may strike. Will you be ready? The Practical Prepper is a common-sense guide to emergency preparedness and survival written for real people with real lives. This must-have reference book walks the reader through each step of emergency preparedness covering everything from cooking in a crisis, to home security and protection, to emergency water disinfection. You can be prepared for the challenges the future holds. The Practical Prepper will show you how.

Kylene and Jonathan have both served on the advisory board and on the board of directors for the American Civil Defense Association.  Now they've complied their extensive knowledge and expertise into The Practical Prepper.  

You don't need to bug out to be safe -- be ready in the protection of your town home during any emergency.  

My Review

WOW!  What helpful to get you through an emergency.  Each chapter is detailed with do's and do not's from just getting started to make your own potty chair.  The authors offer some fabulous advice at the end of the book.

"Your final action is to love life.  Live every day and make the world a better place because you are in it." (page 346)

There is some very helpful advice on many subjects of emergencies.  From water purification to shelters, and much, much more.  You will find this resource invaluable in helping you prepare your family for the unknown.  

Emergency preparedness can be overwhelming.  Do what works best for your family, but do something to prepare.  

Purchase Links

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Cedar Fort / Goodreads 

About the Authors

Jonathan is a licensed civil engineer and an avid enthusiast of alternative energy sources; especially solar and wind power. He has served on the advisory board and on the board of directors as vice president for The American Civil Defense Association (TACDA), as secretary/treasurer for a local chapter of Civil Defense Volunteers, as an emergency preparedness and communications specialist, and as a city councilperson, has been tasked with developing the city emergency plan in his own community.  He has co-authored numerous articles published in The Journal of Civil Defense on emergency preparedness topics with his wife. He is the co-owner of Your Family Ark, LLC, an educational and consulting business designed to assist individuals and families in preparing for an uncertain future ( and  

Kylene has an educational background in business management as well as in family studies. She has also served on the advisory board and on the board of directors for TACDA and is currently the editor for The Journal of Civil Defense. She has a passion for researching and experimenting, adding a sense of real life to their writing and teaching. A firm believer in hands-on learning, she involves her family in emergency training for everything from fire drills, to living off food storage and garden produce, to turning off the power in the dead of winter just to see if they can survive it. Many powerful lessons are learned from these experiences, the best lesson being that we are tougher than any challenge. We will not only survive, but we will emerge better, stronger people as a result of the adventure.

Jonathan and Kylene make a dynamic combination. Together they have presented in a wide variety forums including; community education courses, educational seminars, preparedness fairs, employee education programs, and community classes. With Jonathan’s extensive knowledge and Kylene’s high energy personality, they have a unique talent for taking a relatively boring topic and turning it into an exciting quest, motivating audiences to join the ranks of the provident preppers.

Synopsis of Work

The Practical Prepper is a common-sense guide for urban emergency preparedness and survival written for real people with real lives. It begins by assisting the reader in developing a comprehensive risk evaluation and mitigation program designed for his/her precise location and unique circumstances. In other words, what risks do I face and what can I do about them? The Practical Prepper walks through each step of emergency preparedness and clearly explores possible options, allowing the reader to discover which options may work best for their specific situation. Each chapter concludes by developing a personalized action plan. Once the book is completed, the reader will have developed a comprehensive preparedness plan, tailored to his/her unique needs and have the knowledge to implement that plan. It is like hiring a personal emergency preparedness consultant.

We invite you to join us on the journey of a lifetime. Take our hand as we guide you step-by-step on the road to preparing for emergencies. Join the ranks of the provident preppers who have foresight to carefully provide for the future while enjoying the present. This journey will allow you to develop the self-assurance and skills which will enable you to handle whatever challenges may come your way with confidence. You can be ready.

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