Monday, July 6, 2009

The Unthinkable - book about human reactions to disaster

Over at the incaseofemergencyblog they had a contest around Amanda Ripley's book The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - And Why. You can see the winner's responses here. Many of these people have made preparations and some have real stories about how preparations saved their own lives. Everything from every-day disasters like a fire in your home up to major disasters like floods and hurricanes.

The book is about how humans react to emergency situations and what we can do to prevent or bypass panic or negative reactions. By knowing more about what we need to do and teaching ourselves how to do it we can increase our chances of survival in a disaster. The ultimate goal in a disaster situation is to survive and help your family and friends survive. Knowing more about it helps us achieve that goal.

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