What Could Possibly Go Wrong? is a great question to ask if you are new to preparedness or “prepping”. The question itself causes one to think of the different options, whether manmade or natural, that could possibly affect one’s future.
I was honored upon receiving a personal email from Survivor Jane asking me to review her new book. Jane has always been helpful to me and the preparedness community in a way that is matched by few. While she would not like me saying these things, she is very humble and constantly reminds us all that “we are all in this together”. This was one of the main reasons why I had to agree to do the review.
In, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Jane starts out with her tragic personal story which led her down the path of preparing. Some of you may remember her from the fourth season, episode two of National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, especially when reminded of the hot pepper seeds on the eye of the stove and her and her husband, Rick, hauling butt to get out of the house because it was burning their eyes. For those that want to know, the episode was entitled, “You Said It Was Non-Lethal”.
After telling her story in great detail, Jane enters into the different factors that could cause one to think. These factors revolve around both natural and man-made disasters from Pandemics to Tornado Preparedness and EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) to full blown Nuclear Attack. She does a great job of explaining the details and what could go wrong if something along these lines happened.
While my personal favorite chapters of the book were under the section of Gut Instinct (go figure), I feel that every section within the pages were necessary. Each one of the chapters are crammed packed full of information, insights and suggestions which force the reader to take action, if no other way but using their brain. Additionally, the chapters give you the subject, detail around that subject, and then what you can do to prepare for the subject matter.
Jane has delicately addressed some other issues such as hygiene to include things that she has personally tried. These stem from brushing teeth without common toothpaste to using bananas to wash her hair to cleaning one’s self after using the bathroom using what she has created called a “Hiney-Hydrant”™. This device is used in place of toilet paper and apparently does a great job of cleaning the buttocks after one uses the toilet. While I do not know if I will try one of these, it might be worth looking into.
One of the big factors and benefits of this book is not just the great reference it provides, but I think it would be a great social disrupter. This means, you could give this book to someone you are trying to discuss preparedness with and totally disrupt their existing thought patterns. I do not mean that in a bad way as this could truly enlighten someone who has been or is riding the fence of preparedness and also gives them a great starting point.
Just the Facts:
- 394 pages
- $9.95 on Kindle
- $19.95 for paperback
- Click on the picture above for a sample of the book as well
Closing thoughts on this book involve the subtitle. While I could go on and on about the benefits of this book and how Jane ends each chapter with a cute little phrase, but the words “How To Go From Completely Clueless To Totally Prepared” sum it all up in a short description. Make sure you add this book to your library and purchase it for someone else this Christmas season (yes, I did).
Use your instincts to survive