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How to Give Furniture a Vintage or Rustic Effect

Many homeowners use procedures to distress their furniture. When a furniture piece has a vintage look, it has more character. Although there are stores that sell vintage furniture...

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Cody Lundin

Cody Lundin

Survival expert and author of When All Hell Breaks Loose

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Dr. William Waugh Jr.

Professor of public administration and urban studies at Georgia...

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James Lee Witt

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Home Disaster Preparedness

This book has great quick tips and checklists for preparing your home and family ahead of time.
Posted: 07/31/2008 08:17 PM EST more »

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Hostile Planet: The Essential Guide to Surviving Natural Disasters, Pandemics, and Terrorist Attacks

This comprehensive book offers strategies for surviving a whole host of different disasters, from tornadoes and winter storms to Anthrax and bubonic plague.
Posted: 07/31/2008 08:27 PM EST more »

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I'll Know What to Do: A Kid's Guide to Natural Disasters

Practical and realistic steps for children to stay safe during a disaster and verbalize their feelings afterward.
Posted: 07/31/2008 08:19 PM EST more »

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Organize for Disaster: Prepare Your Family and Your Home for Any Natural Or Unnatural Disaster

The title refers to the importance of organization in every sense—from a disaster plan to community organizing to mitigate disaster.
Posted: 07/31/2008 08:15 PM EST more »

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The Silver Lining: The Benefits of Natural Disasters

This book describes the ecological benefits to a natural disaster, with stories showing how these incidents actually promote biodiversity. It's probably the only book out there that actually looks at the positive effect of a natural disaster.
Posted: 07/31/2008 08:24 PM EST more »

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What Happened to MY World: Helping Children Cope with Natural Disaster and Catastrophe

A plain look at disasters through the eyes of children and a helpful guide to coping mechanisms.
Posted: 07/31/2008 08:16 PM EST more »

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When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes

A no-holds-barred look at preparing for and surviving the worst. Not for the faint of heart!  
Posted: 07/31/2008 08:13 PM EST more »