Disasters have all too often stuck with savage effect on modern society. Despite scientific progress we have been ill prepared to face the onslaught. To escape the effects of such emergencies is not just a matter of common sense or instinct. We need to understand the dangers, be aware of our options and take action to limit the consequences. In short we need a guide that will help us prepare for survival.
Why Prepare for What May Not Happen?
There are two main reasons we need to prepare now. Firstly, we are facing more extreme events that are often related to intense human activity that is upsetting the balance of nature. Secondly, we have at least in the affluent world become solely dependant on the state provision of the basics of life. We need to redress the balance back in our favor if we are to avert severe hardship to ourselves and our communities.