The authors of this little guidebook make their purpose in presenting it with a pertinent introduction – ‘In 2017 Hurricane Katrina caused widespread damage and loss throughout New Orleans, in 2019 Typhoon Odai killed over 900 people in Africa and in early 2020 bushfires ravaged Australia and an unexpected pandemic hit the world. Movie theatres, gyms, schools, restaurants and many other services we take for granted were shut down. Many countries saw panic buying of goods such as hand sanitizer, toilet paper, rice, pasta and medical supplies….’ In that short intro, the current pandemic of COVID-19 almost sounds like history! But this book is published as a much-needed guide for coping with the situation in which we are currently living.
Although at present we hear 24/7 through the media what we should be doing to cope with the present condition, this book is a series of printed lists and information that make dealing with the topics discussed a readily available resource to carry with us. The topics discussed are top tips for grocery buying (very logical and wise), medical supplies, dealing with pets, entertainment, preventing infection, backing up electronics, stocking up on batteries, assessing lighting needs, water needs, how to freeze vegetables, how to sanitize food, and tips to make life in isolation easier (focus on positives, schedule a much-needed job to do each day, spend time outside, journaling and more).
The book concludes with some ‘easy recipes for a lockdown’ – and in many ways this practical resource for providing meals using the safe necessaries condenses the objective of the guide – how to be prepared and make do sensibly. Very helpful and very well timed, this is a ‘must have’ for the moment, and for preparation for any possible lockdown in the future. Grady Harp, April 20
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1310 KB
- Print Length: 84 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Silvergum Publishing (28 March 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B086J6QZQV
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 4 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,820 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)