About the Book
In 2020, we saw some amazing acts of human kindness in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of people with sewing skills created handmade masks for healthcare workers. People with 3D printers created face shields, respirators, ventilator valves, ventilator splitters, valves turning snorkel masks into protective equipment for healthcare workers, and even safety goggles. University researchers began rapidly developing open-source ventilators which could be built using components from hardware stores. Distilleries switched from producing alcohol to hand sanitizer.
The ability of the human spirit to provide such assistance in hard times is truly amazing.
Unfortunately, I can't sew, I'm not very good with my 3D printer, and I don't own a distillery, although my great grandfather did used to help run a moonshine still during prohibition.
Inspired by all of the efforts to help everyone through the COVID-19 crisis, this book is a guide to help prepare for long-term hardships due to natural and man-made disasters. This is not the end-all guide to survival and preparedness, but instead a primer. This book will help you begin your journey into preparedness for not only short-term disasters, but weathering the long-term effects afterwards.
This book will always be available at no cost. However, if you wish to compensate the author for his work, please feel free to do so, or consider purchasing one of his other books.
About the Author
I have lived in the Washington County, MD area my entire life. I graduated from Mount Saint Mary's in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. For 15 years worked as a federal contractor for multiple agencies, performing cyber security and information assurance services. I now analyze the cyber security industry and write about my research full-time.
I am an advocate for local small business, as well as empowering local residents in Washington County to better themselves, and create better lives for themselves and their families. I also love local history in Washington County, and am the producer of "History Hub Hunters", a show focused finding lost pieces of local history.