Disaster Prep 101 for Real People

TRUCKEE, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Watching the poor people suffering in Haiti points out our all-too-human vulnerability when disaster strikes, things fall apart, nothing is working, and the few facilities and rescue workers that are functioning are hopelessly overloaded.

Matthew Stein, America's leading authority on disaster preparedness for individuals and families, is available to show your audience the most important things that every family should have on hand to help cope with earthquakes and other disasters. This is the stuff most people don't think about except when a disaster strikes somewhere in the world.

Most Americans are in the danger zone for some kind of disaster, whether it be terrorism, hurricane, firestorm, flood, or earthquake, yet few of us have developed any type of survival plan. According to Stein, "We need to be prepared for a scenario involving multiple challenges."

He offers guidance on the following topics:

  • What to include in a 72-Hour "Grab and Run" Survival Kit
  • What are the most important supplies to have on hand
  • What are the most important skills to learn
  • How to prepare the family car/SUV/truck for an escape trip
  • How to prepare for an escape trip without a car
  • What to include in a comprehensive disaster First-Aid kit
  • How to cope with psychological pressures during a disaster

Stein's popular web site whentechfails.com offers valuable "how-to" disaster preparedness articles, tips, and checklists, at no charge!

Matthew Stein is the author of the highly praised book "When Technology Fails" (Chelsea Green 2008), a comprehensive manual on emergency planning and sustainable living skills.

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As an engineer, Stein specializes in product design and development. As a contractor, he has built hurricane-resistant, energy-efficient homes.

In recognition of his expertise, Stein has appeared on numerous radio and television programs and has been a repeat guest on the Thom Hartmann Show, Lionel, Fox News, MSNBC and Coast-to-Coast AM.  He has also written several articles on the subject of sustainable living and is a guest columnist for the Huffington Post.

Stein is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he majored in Mechanical Engineering.

An active outdoorsman since he was a small child, Stein also serves as a guide and instructor for blind skiers with the Ski for Light cross-country program and currently resides with his wife, Josie, in the High Sierra Mountains near Lake Tahoe, California.

Praise for When Technology Fails

"When the grid goes down having this book with you could be the difference between life and death."

--Matt Savinar, author of "Life After the Oil Crash"

"...A fascinating collection of concepts and skills that will satisfy everyone from the casual do-it-yourself enthusiast to someone who wants to attempt self-reliance and the ultimate emergency preparedness."

--Howard Backer, MD, author of "Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Wilderness Locations" and past president of the Wilderness Medical Society


Matthew Stein

Author of "When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency"


Truckee, California



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