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The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families
by Arthur T. Bradley

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

July 20, 2011

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<b>Let survival expert, Army veteran, NASA scientist help you and your family prepare for any kind of disaster—flood, civil unrest, hurricane, fire, war, earthquake.</b><br /><br />Ninety-nine percent of the time, the world spins like a top, the skies are clear, and your refrigerator is full of good food. But the world is a volatile place—storms rage, fires burn, and diseases spread. No one is ever completely safe. Humans live as part of a very complex ecosystem that is unpredictable and merciless. Could you protect your family in the case of an emergency—domestic or global?<br /><br />The <i>Disaster Preparedness Handbook</i> will help you to establish a practical disaster plan for your entire family (covering all fourteen basic human needs) in case the unpredictable happens. Additional information is also presented for those with special needs, including the elderly and disabled, children, pregnant women, and even pets.<br /><br />Well-researched by an army veteran and current NASA engineer, this is the essential guide every family should have, study, and keep handy, in case the unthinkable should occur.
China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for...
by , Janardan Prasad Singh

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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Millions of Americans are taking prescription drugs made in China and don't know it--and pharmaceutical companies are not eager to tell them. This is a disturbing, well-researched wake-up call for improving the current system of drug supply and manufacturing.Several decades ago, penicillin, vitamin C, and many other prescription and over-the-counter products were manufactured in the United States. But with the rise of globalization, antibiotics, antidepressants, birth control pills, blood pressure medicines, cancer drugs, among many others are made in China and sold in the United States. China's biggest impact on the US drug supply is making essential ingredients for thousands of medicines found in American homes and used in hospital intensive care units and operating rooms. The authors convincingly argue that there are at least two major problems with this scenario. First, it is inherently risky for the United States to become dependent on any one country as a source for vital medicines, especially given the uncertainties of geopolitics. For example, if an altercation in the South China Sea causes military personnel to be wounded, doctors may rely upon medicines with essential ingredients made by the adversary. Second, lapses in safety standards and quality control in Chinese manufacturing are a risk. Citing the concerns of FDA officials and insiders within the pharmaceutical industry, the authors document incidents of illness and death caused by contaminated medications that prompted reform. This probing book examines the implications of our reliance on China on the quality and availability of vital medicines.
100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers...
by Clint Emerson

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 13, 2015

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A hands-on, practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson—adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations—to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation.<br /><br />In today’s increasingly dangerous world, threats to your personal safety are everywhere. From acts of terror to mass shootings, and from the unseen (and sometimes virtual) matrix of everyday crime, danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions. Potentially life-threatening circumstances can arise anywhere, anytime, and Clint Emerson—former Navy SEAL—wants you to be prepared.<br /> <br /><i>100 Deadly Skills </i>contains proven self-defense skills, evasion tactics, and immobilizing maneuvers—modified from the world of black ops—to help you take action in numerous “worst case” scenarios from escaping a locked trunk, to making an improvised Taser, to tricking facial recognition software. With easy-to-understand instructions and illustrations, Emerson outlines in detail many life-saving strategies and teaches you how to think and act like a member of the special forces.<br /> <br />This complete course in survival teaches you how to prevent tracking, evade a kidnapping, elude an active shooter, rappel down the side of a building, immobilize a bad guy, protect yourself against cyber-criminals, and much more—all using low-tech to “no-tech” methods. Clear, detailed, and presented in an easy-to-understand and execute format, <i>100 Deadly Skills</i> is an invaluable resource. Because let’s face it, when danger is imminent, you don’t have time for complicated instructions.
Prepping for a Pandemic: Life-Saving Supplies, Skills and Plans f...
by Cat Ellis

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

December 01, 2015

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<b>AN IN-DEPTH GUIDE TO PREPARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR A WIDESPREAD OUTBREAK OF ANY DEADLY DISEASE</b><br />Every year pandemics strike! And they can easily spread all over the world—overwhelming doctors and hospitals. Will you be ready when a deadly epidemic hits your town?<br /><i>Prepping for a Pandemic</i> provides the vital information and life-saving steps needed before and after an outbreak, including:<b><br /><br />•Outbreak Warning Signs<br />•Initial Symptoms <br />•Ease of Transmission<br />•Quarantine Protocol <br />•First Aid Skills<br />•Medical Treatment<br />•Future Threats<br />•Home Remedies </b><br /><br />With detailed information on deadly diseases, tips on stockpiling supplies and plans for bugging out, this book offers everything required to keep you and your family safe.
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
by Laurence Gonzales

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 10, 2017

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<p><strong>"Unique among survival books…stunning…enthralling. <em>Deep Survival</em> makes compelling, and chilling, reading." —<em>Denver Post</em></strong></p><br /><p>Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling <em>Deep Survival</em> has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure.</p>
Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base
by Andy Brown

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

November 25, 2016

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"This nonfiction narrative is a page turner... you will not put it down until you finish it." <b>—William Kelly, CMSgt, USAF, Office of Special Investigations (Ret.)</b><br /><br /><b>On 20 June 1994, a "dangerous" airman shot his mental-health doctors before going on a shooting spree at an Air Force hospital. Days later, a B-52 bomber plunged into the ground killing the crew and a pilot who was known for his reckless flying.</b><br /><br />These true stories are told by former Air Force criminal investigator Andy Brown. As a young military policeman, Brown responded to the base hospital, engaged the active shooter in a gunfight, and ended his killing spree. After years of research and interviews, Brown gives a voice to the people who witnessed the tragedies unfold and reveals the leadership culture that allowed two men to travel on a path toward destruction. An extraordinary story of doctors, aviators, and ordinary men and women who became life-saving first responders, victims who fought to survive, and survivors who fought for answers, accountability and change. Brown's parallel storyline shows how he prepared for the deadly gunfight and offers a candid insight into the hidden cost of becoming a "hero."<br /><br /><b>If you appreciate military nonfiction, biographies, or learning from history, read <i>Warnings Unheeded</i> now in paperback, hardcover, ebook and audio.</b><br /><br />Mass murder and military aviation disaster that occurred suddenly... but not without warning.<br /><br />*** Contains more than 70 images and photographs ***<br /><br />What people are saying about <i>Warnings Unheeded:</i><br /><br /><li><i>"A highly readable book ... from a unique source. Recommended for a wide audience."</i><b> —Best-selling true-crime author, Ron Franscell</b></li><br /><li><i>"In vivid and thoroughly researched detail, Andy Brown masterfully weaves two tragic stories ... this is an important and well-written read."</i><b> —Gregory K. Moffatt, Ph.D., Author of <i>Blind-Sided: Homicide Where it is Least Expected</i> and <i>A Violent Heart</i></b></li><br /><li><i>"An absolute tour de force of non-fiction storytelling. This is easily one of the best non-fiction books I've ever read."</i><b> —Amazon Review</b></li><br /><li><i>"Best book I've read in some time. Without lurid details or overwrought prose, Andy Brown helps us understand what Fairchild AFB had to endure in those tragic days of June in 1994. With a clear and concise voice, he illustrates the events leading up to the twin tragedies with a thoroughness and professionalism I suspect he brings to every task he takes on. But this is no dry recounting of facts, and Brown's compassion for the victims is as clear as his prose. This book kept me up far later than I intended every night while reading it, and it will stay with me for the rest of my life. We are very fortunate that the man who stopped the shooter has written this book for us - doubly so that he has proven to be a talented writer. I highly recommend this book."</i><b> —R. Jenson, Gray Dog Press</b></li>
SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Survi...
by John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Language

English

Pages

579

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<p><strong>The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival </strong></p><p><strong>"A classic. ... Addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it” <em>—</em><em>Outside</em></strong></p><p>Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller <em>SAS Survival Handbook</em> by John "Lofty" Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes:</p><p>Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit.</p><p>Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools.</p><p>Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it.</p><p>First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured.</p><p>Disaster survival: How to react in the face of natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off.</p><p>Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques.</p><p>Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft.</p><p>Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.</p>
100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The SEAL Operative's Guide t...
by Clint Emerson

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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From national bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson comes the essential guide for surviving today’s emergencies—from navigating in the wild to staying alive in any disaster.<br /><br />These 100 skills, adapted for civilians from actual field experiences of special forces operations, offer a complete hands-on and practical guide to help you survive in the wild no matter the climate or terrain; be prepared for any crisis; and have the critical life-saving knowledge for staying safe in any hostile environment or disaster.<br /> <br />Yesterday’s survival guide is no longer relevant. <i>100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition</i> is what you need for today’s world, combining survival hacks developed on the battlefield with the low-tech tools you have on hand. This book is your essential prep manual, from securing shelter, building fire, finding food, and navigating back to civilization no matter the environment to thinking like a special forces solider so that you can survive a hostage situation, an active shooter, a suicide bomber, or a terrorist threat on the subway, and even apply trauma medicine as a first responder.<br /> <br />Full of specific scenarios to help you get in the mindset of survival, <i>100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition </i>is better than a Swiss Army knife whether you’re lost at sea, forced to land a plane, fighting off a bear, or deciding whether to run, hide, or fight. Next to each skill are easy-to-grasp detailed illustrations, because when you need to survive the apocalypse, you don’t have time for complicated instructions.
Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life: A Former CIA Officer Reveals...
by Jason Hanson

Language

English

Pages

264

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<b><b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that reveals the safety, security, and survival techniques that 99% of Americans don’t know—but should</b><br /></b><br />When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life.<br /><br /> In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his “positive awareness”—a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior—on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation.<br /><br /> In his engaging and empowering book <b>Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life</b>, Jason shares this know-how with readers, revealing how to:<br /><br /> <br />   •  prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes <br />   •  run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target <br />   •  recognize common scams at home and abroad <br />   •  become a human lie detector in any setting, including business negotiations <br />   •  gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraid <br /><br /> With the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad, Jason Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world.
When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes Whe...
by Tim Larkin

Language

English

Pages

279

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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In a civilized society, violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it's the <i>only</i> answer. The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night. The words, "Move and you die." The hands on your child, or the knife to your throat. <br /><br /> In this essential book, self-protection expert and former military intelligence officer Tim Larkin changes the way we think about violence in order to save our lives. By deconstructing our assumptions about violence -- its morality, its function in modern society, how it actually works -- Larkin unlocks the shackles of our own taboos and arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the unthinkable event of life-or-death violence. <br /><br /> Through a series of harrowing true-life stories, Larkin demonstrates that violence is a tool equally effective in the hands of the "bad guy" or the "good guy"; that the person who acts first, fastest and with the full force of their body is the one who survives; and that each and every one of us is capable of being that person when our lives are at stake. <br /><br /> An indispensable resource, <i>When Violence is the Answer</i> will remain with you long after you've finished reading, as the bedrock of your self-protection skills and knowledge.

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