An 128 page manual designed to prepare the average citizen to cope with any kind of catastrophe, whether it's Y2K or a natural disaster. Practical and detailed information on food and water storage, waste disposal, lighting and heating without electricity, what tools and equipment to have on hand, first aid and emergency medical kits, buying and growing food and more. It's important to have nourishing and comforting food during difficult times. Included is an array of recipes that do not use refrigerated items and are easy to prepare. Also meal suggestions and tips for cooking without a kitchen stove using either a fireplace, wood stove, campfires or a chafing dish. A full listing of mail order and web sources provided.