Just what do people think about The Provident Prepper – A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies? (name recently changed to The Provident Prepper – A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies). We hosted a blog tour to find out and were quite pleased by the results. We invited a wide range of bloggers to review the book. Some preppers and some not … even one from the UK with a unique perspective. The only compensation the reviewers received was a complementary copy of our book.
A huge thank you to each and every one of those wonderful people who agreed to give their honest opinion of our work! Thank you to Meagan and everyone at Cedar Fort Publishing who made this blog tour possible.
And now for the results …
Moms Love 2 Read – The Practical Prepper—A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies is a wonderful book for every family to have on hand. It shows tips for how to prepare for any emergency and also how to prepare your family so that they are less scared and more prepared. A wonderfully written guide for families of any size.
Shanda at LDS Women’s Book Review – I read this book cover to cover, curious about the suggestions the authors presented for each circumstance. I was inspired, shocked, and entertained by some of the examples given of how other people have planned for emergencies. (The Chunky soup and rice idea sure makes it easy to knock out at least one or two dinners a week in my emergency menu plan, though!)
I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who wants to be more prepared for an emergency. It’s a resource I think “preppers” of all levels will find useful. I am definitely more inspired to get my preparedness show on the road, and I thank Kylene and Jonathan for their efforts to educate others on how to not just survive, but thrive, in an emergency.
Rhonda at Read-A-Lot – With all the different options they give us for different budgets, needs, disaster for your area make it so everyone can do a little to prepare all the time. Maybe it is buying a case of water and couple extra cans when on sale.
… It has a lot of good information. Plus they show you some websites to find out more information. This would be good to look at every month and see where you are or what you may want to work on next.
Shawna Wheelwright at I Love to Read and Review Books – No matter where you are NOW this book will help you prepare for the FUTURE! Filled with practical advice on how to know what dangers could happen in your area of living, what to do if it happens, and website links to explore… You will learn how to prepare for natural disasters, outbreaks, personal disasters and more. With this book you can not only survive, but you can THRIVE! There is SO MUCH WONDERFUL INFORMATION in this book! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVERY HOME HAVE A COPY!
Shawna also posted Ten Fun Things About the Authors. You may learn more than you ever wanted to know about us!
Bruce Curly at A Poet’s Life – I wholeheartedly recommend The Practical Prepper to anyone who wants to know how to prep and for those who have a deep knowledge of the field. When I worked on a biohazard detection system to identify anthrax back in 2003, we created a “store of knowledge” manual that included everything anyone 50 years in the future would need to know about how it worked. Practical Prepper is a “store of knowledge” for prepping. By using it judiciously, you will dramatically increase your chances of being around 50 years from now, and you will still find it useful then.
Chris Todd Miller at Confessions of a Logophiliac – I speak three languages but I’m not particularly fluent in this subject, which is why I was so pleased by this book. It’s not a rote agenda of must have’s and must do’s (although I think you’d be wise to pay attention). Kylene and Jonathan take a practical approach to prepping. Whether you’re just starting out and want to make a few changes or you’ve been-there-and-done-that, you’ll find something in The Practical Prepper that you didn’t know before (at least I did). The book starts with the basics and simple things you can do to start preparing yourself, then goes into greater detail about extended or severe events.
They understand that not one method will fit everybody and so they’ve crafted their advice to be both general and specific. You can take what you need and apply it to your circumstance. If you need more, they’ve got sections that cite additional resources. If we’re honest with ourselves we’ll admit that it’s not a matter of if, but when and to what degree. … Just get the book!
Brooke of The Cover Contessa – All in all, I found this to be a very good book for the beginner Prepper and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to start prepping. The book is an easy read. The provided web links give the reader access to more specific information not found in the book allowing the book to flow unobstructed by lists and checklists.
Dorine White of The Wright Path – Okay, something a little different. My readers know that I love dystopian and apocalyptic books, well, going hand and hand with that is being ready for the end of the world. So, when this book came across my desk I jumped on it. The Practical Prepper by Kylene and Jonathan Jones is “a Common-Sense Guide to preparing for Emergencies.”
I was impressed by the amount of research that went into the book. … I even found out some things I’d never thought about before, which is rare because I love survival stuff- flannel squares for reusable toilet paper and Fritos for fire starers!
I loved the book and it is a great place to start. Don’t be the one in the neighborhood that has to depend on everyone else for food and water. 5 stars!
Jamie at Prepared Housewives – I don’t have the words to give this book justice, but I can tell you it’s definitely going onto my favorites list. This book is exactly what the title says, a very simple guide for anyone to follow. It covers everything you could possibly need to know in a fun way, while at the same time refraining from turning into a never-ending dooms day encyclopedia. The authors truly practice what they preach – the book is filled with pictures, real-life examples, lessons learned through experimenting, and so much more you could only know if you actually tried it!
Tressa at Wishful Endings – The Practical Prepper is all about how to be prepared for any catastrophe that we might face. I really, really loved how the book was organized! I loved how much information was included, but I felt it was concise enough that it wasn’t overwhelming and included plenty of options so that I could personalize things to my own family and our needs and likes. Do I feel I absorbed it all? No. There was a wealth of information provided, some of which I’ve learned before, some of which I had forgotten, and some that was new to me.
The Practical Prepper is a really good resource. I’m planning on taking my family and home through several of the sections, or at least part of them and the “action plans,” to make sure that our home is secure and that we have survival kits ready to go, among other things.
If you’re interested in being more prepared or looking for a preparedness resource, I would definitely recommend The Practical Prepper. I know it will be helping my family to be better prepared.
Bookworm Lisa – So, yes I thought I was prepared-ish. There are more things that can go wrong than we realize. This book takes a look at many different circumstances that we need to prepare for. It isn’t written in a way that causes panic, the reader doesn’t feel the need to rush out and start buying things that they can’t afford just in case. It takes a practical look at emergencies and a common sense approach to preparing for them.
… I am not as prepared as I thought. But, I do have a start. This book is great at guiding the reader from their own level of preparedness and nudging them in the right direction.
Sandra at Jeanz Book Read and Review – The book is one that I’d say should be on everyone’s book shelf as a reference book, along with a medical reference book too. As I have said this book is probably deemed to be more relevant to the US and the natural disasters that occur there but who knows what could happen? In the UK we seem to be having more and more crazy weather conditions.
… I found the book a fascinating, informative read. Yet at the same time a little scary thinking of all the things that can go wrong in the world and the realisation of how many things we take for granted on a daily basis. Life would certainly be a lot harder for example without water on tap, or central heating in the winter, or cooking without electricity or gas.
Katie’s Clean Book Collection – This book starts out with the categories that people fit into. Unfortunately, I think I’m a “Target Painter.” I know that disasters and bad things happen, but I don’t want to think about it. I get overwhelmed with the thought of preparing for such events. This is a great book in that it outlines exactly what you need to do, what supplies you need, how to use and store items, and any and all other information relating to this.
Each type of natural disaster is outlined. I loved that feature, since I can look up what is common in my area and know what to do to prepare and where to look for more information. There were disasters mentioned that never even occurred to me–solar flares, nuclear hazards, etc. Checklists are included for the reader to use.
I loved the section on communication and the lists that were included in that part. There are step-by-step instructions on what to do, some things that I never thought about. I loved the personal examples that were included because it made it easier to visualize.
Cathy at A Book a Day – This book is a very good book to have around, I like that there are many different types of emergencies discussed in it. I like that it makes the steps of being prepared for pretty much any emergency you will ever face seem doable. It takes a huge seeming responsibility and breaks it down into manageable bites.
The authors have done a really great job figuring out what they need to do and translating that into what pretty much everyone can do. I also like how they talk about what they would each do in certain situations, things like Kylene needing to have chocolate to survive, it makes them seem like someone you know that just lives down the street. Make sure to check out this informative book and get prepared before it’s too late!
Cathy at Totally Temberton – The Practical Prepper: A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies by Kylene and Jonathan Jones is a user-friendly guide to preparing for emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, civil unrest, and other unexpected disasters.
In this new book, the Jones’ don’t give you rigid lists of what you need to store in case of an emergency. They provide practical step-by-step instructions on how to truly prepare for and survive in a time of disaster. From the basics to the more advanced, their methods will assist you in preparing for all types of disasters from man-made (civil unrest, house fire, terrorism, etc.) to natural (drought, earthquake, blizzard, etc.). The book includes charts to help you determine your personal risk for each type of disaster.
Cynthia J. Koelker, MD at Armageddon Medicine – Did you ever wish you could find a single book with common-sense prepping advice you could actually implement?
The Practical Prepper is just that, a must-have read for both neophytes and seasoned preppers alike. The writing is down-to-earth, easy to understand, with sections logically organized according to expected needs. Thus delightful book includes chapters on food and water storage, medical concerns, emergency heating, lighting, and cooking, sanitation, communication, fuel storage, shelter, and much more. It is not a wilderness survival guide, but rather a realistic approach to what a normal family can and should so to weather a crisis and safeguard loved ones.
… In summary, you can’t go wrong acquiring this handy survival manual. Consider it an investment in your future and that of your children, when (not if) a crisis arises.
Heather at Fire and Ice – I learned a lot and the authors really got me thinking about what would occur in the event of a natural disaster or war related threat and how my family would cope. I also truly enjoyed stories of canned goods that have stood the test of time in a sunken ship. Even for the most skeptical storer, this book is a must have! I do wish there was a list of supplies discussed at the end of each chapter because I found myself making mental lists and wanting to write things down as I read. It would help to have a shopping list or simple checklist for those of us who like to see things laid out and ready to mark. Otherwise, the Practical Prepper was the best book on preparedness I have read thus far. I would recommend purchasing it!
As I was reading it, I came across a information that I just want to have around in the home library, such as the charts that show how many drops of chlorine you need to sanitize a gallon of water. Or the storage life of different types of fuel sources and what happens when they get too old. … If you are looking for a solid practical guide to prepping then this book is a good place to start.
Andrea Urban at I Get Ready – The book is called The Practical Prepper by Kylene and Jonathan Jones and it is FANTASTIC! (You can consider that Yelling if you like). The reason it’s fantastic is not the content … now don’t get me wrong the content is engaging, well-researched and skillfully pulled together. Most of the info was a review for me but the way they presented the info and THEN (here’s the AWESOME part) make you accountable with easy to follow action items is what sets this preparedness book apart from the rest.
Min Reads and Reviews – 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 for your family for the unknown.
Backdoor Survival – I am going to be extremely brief in sharing my thoughts about this book. In my not so humble opinion, this well written, well document handbook is as good or better than anything I could have written myself! Gaye Levy
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the tour! What do you think of The Provident Prepper – A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies?