The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

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About the Prepper's Blueprint

The Prepper's BlueprintAcross the ages, in every survival story, a disaster of some sort plays a prominent role. Sometimes the part is played by the government, sometimes it is played by Mother Nature, and other times, the role is taken on by a random mishap. If we have learned one thing studying the history of disasters, it is this: those who are prepared have a better chance at survival than those who are not.

A crisis rarely stops with a triggering event. The aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. Because of this, it's important to have a well-rounded approach to our preparedness efforts. Due to the overwhelming nature of preparedness, we have created the Prepper's Blueprint to help get you and your family ready for life's unexpected emergencies. To make a more comprehensive, easy-to-follow program, The Prepper's Blueprint has been simplified and divided up in a way to help you make sense of all the preparedness concepts and supply lists provided. We have divided the chapters into layers of preparedness.

  • Layer 1: Chapters 1-14, prepares you for those everyday disasters that have shorter-term effects: power outages, storms, injuries, and evacuations 
  • Layer 2: Chapters 15-31 help you to get ready for disasters that turn out to be much longer-lasting: economic collapse, long term power outages, and pandemics, to name a few 
  • Layer 3: Chapters 32-56 prepares you for the long haul and a complete change of lifestyle, the end of the world as we know it: providing food and water once supplies run out, security, retreat properties, and long-term plans
  • The goal of The Prepper's Blueprint is to help you find freedom through self-reliance, and ultimately, to get you and your family to a point where you can not only survive, but thrive, in a world that may be permanently altered.

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    The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

    For the last few years, many readers have asked for a downloadable version of the 52 Weeks to Preparedness series. As much as I wanted to turn this into a pdf, I wanted it to be more – much more. With the assistance of Daisy Luther, editor of The Organic Prepper, we set out  to add even more information, organize and transform it into a book that encompassed all forms of disasters – both big and small. With all of the additional information added, the title even changed to The Prepper’s Blueprint to help readers understand that preparedness isn’t just about having a plan, it requires drawing out a blueprint to set a preparedness foundation you can build upon and rely on when the time comes.

    While doing so, I realized the importance of learning from the past. Confucuis once said, “Study the past if you would define the future.” Although disasters of any kind are horrific in nature and have the tendency to turn our world upside down, we can learn from them. In fact, we can learn everything we need to survive by looking back on humankind’s past mistakes. Therefore, I felt it was imperative to incorporate historical disasters and personal accounts into The Prepper’s Blueprint to tell the story of preparedness.

    Layers of Preparedness Create a Foundation

    I believe that to fully insulate yourself from a disaster of any kind, you need to have a layered effect with your supplies. This will create a well-rounded approach and ensure that you are prepared for the smallest disasters to the most severe circumstances. Within this 458 page preparedness resource, are over 55 chapters divided into preparedness layers:

    Layer 1: Chapters 1-14, prepares you for those everyday disasters that have shorter-term effects: power outages, storms, injuries, and evacuations

    Layer 2: Chapters 15-31 help you to get ready for disasters that turn out to be much longer-lasting: economic collapse, long term power outages, and pandemics, to name a few

    Layer 3: Chapters 32-56 prepares you for the long haul and a complete change of lifestyle, the end of the world as we know it: providing food and water once supplies run out, security, retreat properties, and long-term plans

    Similar to its predecessor, 52 Weeks to Preparedness, are the crucial supply lists, action items and expert advice that have helped thousands prepare for the most dire of circumstances.

    Packed with Supplemental Information!

    One of my favorite additions to the book is the supplemental information at the end of the chapters. This supplemental information will stretch your skills and provides information ranging from how to make multiple water filters, what the great prepper movies to watch, how to build emergency trauma kits and more. This truly is one of the most all-encompassing preparedness resources on the market.

    Finally, the goal of The Prepper’s Blueprint is not to promote doom, but to help you find freedom through self-reliance, and through knowledge and skill building. Ultimately, I want to get you and your family to a point where you can not only survive, but thrive in a world that may be permanently altered.

    I want to thank all of you for being so encouraging about taking this and turning it into a book. I can honestly say after 4 years since its inception, I am so excited and proud to see that this project has finally come to fruition. I know that you will love the book and the information detailed inside of it will help you be better prepared for whichever type of disaster you are preparing for.

    The Prepper's Blueprint

    Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

    Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 

    Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

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    Originally published May 26th, 2014
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  • FrancesA

    Ordering my Prepper’s Blueprint tonight. I found Tess’ website a few weeks ago and am reading some each night. I also want to order The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals but was concerned that the Prepper’s Blueprint might have most of the information contained in the Prepper’s Cookbook. Do these books overlap or should I get both books? Thanks for the wealth of information on your website!

  • Tess

    Hi FrancesA – These books are completely different. The Prepper’s Blueprint is about making preparations for short and long term emergencies and the Prepper’s Cookbook discusses how to use your food supply and includes over 300 recipes to get you started. The only overlap is regarding the food storage aspect in the cookbook. There are chapters for food storage in both chapters.

  • FrancesA

    Thanks! Counting the days until the books arrive! I know it is silly but so excited about the books and having resources that tie the information together. Prepping for seven people (trying for a year food storage) is overwhelming! Websites are great but books seem to tie it together better.

  • FrancesA

    AWESOME book! Highly recommend! Very well organized and contains so much more information than this website.

  • Tess

    Hi Bog,

    Unfortunately, I don’t have a digital version of the Prepper’s Blueprint available. The book is a great addition to your prepper library and can be purchased. through Amazon. Here’s a quick link:

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Preppers-Blueprint-Step-By-Step-Disaster/dp/1496092589/ref=zg_bs_8975382011_18

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