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Surviving Disaster with Amanda Ripley
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Surviving Disaster with Amanda RipleyCOMBO, "FAMILY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS KIT"

  • Book with DVD, A Family Guide to First Aid and Emergency Preparedness from the American Red Cross
  • Survival Kit, Deluxe Personal Safety Emergency Pack with Bag from the American Red Cross
  • Book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why
  • DVD, Surviving Disaster with Amanda Ripley

BOOK WITH DVD, A FAMILY GUIDE TO FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY PERPAREDNESS
From the American Red Cross, A Family Guide to First Aid and Emergency Preparedness was designed to help you and your family to learn how to prepare for and manage medical emergencies and disaster situations. This guide takes a positive approach to learning, with fun interactive activities to get the whole family involved, helping children learn to respond to emergencies more confidently.

Also included is a DVD that enhances learning with step-by-step demonstrations. DVD running time: 1 hour, 16 minutes.

Topics covered in the Guide include:

Chapter 1: Be Red Cross Ready

  • Checklist for important emergency supplies

Chapter 2: Prevent Injury

  • Bicycle Safety
  • Drowning Prevention
  • Fire Safety and Burn Prevention
  • Playground Safety and more

Chapter 3: Emergency Action Steps

Chapter 4: First Aid Guide

  • Allergic Reaction
  • Broken Bones
  • Cardiac Emergency
  • Poisoning
  • Stroke and 26 other common injuries

Chapter 5: When Disaster Strikes – Be Prepared

  • Create a Family Emergency Plan

Chapter 6: Resources

  • Includes an Emergency Contact Wallet Card

SURVIVAL KIT, DELUXE PERSONAL SAFETY EMERGENCY PACK WITH BAG
From the American Red Cross, here are the essential items you might need in an emergency. This kit includes a drawstring backpack with plenty of room for your personal items like medications, maps and more. Store your kit in the car, desk or at home for quick access in an emergency situation.

Contents include:

  • Drawstring backpack
  • Emergency poncho
  • Emergency blanket
  • (2) Hand warmers
  • Emergency drinking water pouch
  • Light stick
  • Whistle with neck cord
  • N95 breathing mask
  • Pair exam-quality vinyl gloves
  • Hand sanitizer pack, 0.9g
  • (2) Germicidal wipes
  • Mini first aid kit with:
  • (5) Adhesive plastic bandages, 3/4" x 3"
  • (3) Adhesive fabric bandages, 3/4" x 3"
  • (5) Junior adhesive plastic bandages, 3/8" x 1-1/2"
  • Fingertip fabric bandage
  • Knuckle fabric bandage
  • (2) Antiseptic cleansing wipes (sting free)
  • Triple antibiotic ointment packet, 0.5g
  • Customize your kit brochure
  • How-to-use guide

BOOK, THE UNTHINKABLE: WHO SURVIVES WHEN DISASTER STRIKES AND WHY
Amanda Ripley, an award-winning writer on homeland security and disasters for Time, offers a compelling look at instinct and disaster response as she explores the psychology of fear and how it can save or destroy us. Using interviews with survivors of hotel fires, hostage situations, plane crashes and 9/11, Ripley takes readers through the three stages of reaction to calamity: disbelief, deliberation and the decisive moment. To understand the science behind the stories, Ripley turns to leading brain scientists, trauma psychologists and other disaster experts.

Ripley shares precious wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain’s fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses. Most unexpectedly, she discovers the brain’s ability to do much, much better – with just a little help. Ripley’s in-depth look at the psychology of disaster response, alongside survivors’ accounts, makes for gripping reading, sure to raise debate as well as our awareness of a life-and-death issue.

Softcover, 288 pages;

DVD, SURVIVING DISASTER WITH AMANDA RIPLEY
Surviving Disaster with Amanda Ripley provides a rarified glimpse into disasters as seen through the eyes of survivors, experts and scientists. Surviving Disaster shares what every person should know about preparedness and their own neurology to help them survive disasters of any kind. Each survivor shares the story of the events that he or she survived, and scientists explain the commonalities of the experiences to show how our brains can predictably behave in crisis situations. It is through understanding this neurology that we can become better prepared, less fearful and more resilient when the inevitable disasters and crises of life occur.

Surviving Disaster replaces the typical media messages of fear and terror with the latest in science to illustrate the very clear and real benefits of rehearsal and preparedness and how they can lead to a clear path of empowerment, resilience and survival. While a tornado may seem to be completely different from a house fire and a terrorist attack may seem wildly different than a flood, how people behave, react and survive follows the same arc.

Surviving Disaster explores this arc and the role that each phase plays before, after and during a crisis and how understanding these phases can change the outcome for all of us – allowing us to move more quickly through them to act in a way that preserves our lives and the lives of others.

Denial -- Survivors typically report a period of disbelief or denial about what is actually happening. Psychologists and neuroscientists call this the “normalcy bias.” Our brains are based on recognizing patterns to make decisions. When we are faced with anything that is outside of our realm of experience, our brain will try to provide us with a rational explanation for these events. For example, a tsunami survivor thought that the giant wave that he heard beneath him on the second floor was “a large group of people checking out of the hotel.”

Deliberation -- When we are in an emergency situation, it may take us longer to decide what to do in order to help ourselves and those around us. This period of decision or deliberation can be even more difficult if we have done nothing to mentally or physically prepare ourselves. This preparation can take the form of both mental and physical rehearsal. An example of this type of preparation would be the simple fire drill in our homes or businesses. Many survivors of the 9/11 World Trade Center attack reported significant delays reaching and descending the staircases as they had never been to the staircases before, much less taken them. This inability to respond and act cost many survivors precious minutes. It cost others their lives.

Decisive Moment -- This is the moment where survivors decided what actions they needed to take to save their lives. For example, a high school student driving at 45mph approached stopped traffic at an intersection only to find that her brakes were not working. This student had participated in “disaster driving” courses to prepare her for the unthinkable and, in this moment of decision, she fell back on this training and quickly reacted, sparing herself and everyone else injury or vehicle damage.

Through interviews with experts, survivors and re-enactments, Surviving Disaster provides revealing and important information about resilience, and how to survive and thrive.

Some of those interviewed include:

  • Dr. David Eagleman, Neuroscientist, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Terri Talley-Banker, Survivor of the Murrah bombing, Oklahoma City
  • Dr. Dennis Mileti, Sociologist, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Dr. Richard Gist, Disaster Psychology, Kansas City Fire Department
  • Alexi Serrao, College Student, Survivor of a catastrophic house fire, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Nicole Simpson, Financial Planner, Survivor of World Trade Center attack
  • Cynthia Corbett, Human Factors Research Scientist for Cabin Safety Research
  • Christian Patourau, Engineer, Survivor of Thailand tsunami
  • Dr. Arthur Toga, Neuroscientist, University of California, Los Angeles

Bonus material. Extended interviews with the experts, scientists and survivors featured in the program (15 minutes).

Running Time: 75 minutes

$250
Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any thank you gifts. Shipping is $3.00. 

Surviving Disaster with Amanda RipleyDVD, SURVIVING DISASTER WITH AMANDA RIPLEY

Surviving Disaster with Amanda Ripley provides a rarified glimpse into disasters as seen through the eyes of survivors, experts and scientists. Surviving Disaster shares what every person should know about preparedness and their own neurology to help them survive disasters of any kind. Each survivor shares the story of the events that he or she survived, and scientists explain the commonalities of the experiences to show how our brains can predictably behave in crisis situations. It is through understanding this neurology that we can become better prepared, less fearful and more resilient when the inevitable disasters and crises of life occur.

Surviving Disaster replaces the typical media messages of fear and terror with the latest in science to illustrate the very clear and real benefits of rehearsal and preparedness and how they can lead to a clear path of empowerment, resilience and survival. While a tornado may seem to be completely different from a house fire and a terrorist attack may seem wildly different than a flood, how people behave, react and survive follows the same arc.

Surviving Disaster explores this arc and the role that each phase plays before, after and during a crisis and how understanding these phases can change the outcome for all of us – allowing us to move more quickly through them to act in a way that preserves our lives and the lives of others.

Denial -- Survivors typically report a period of disbelief or denial about what is actually happening. Psychologists and neuroscientists call this the “normalcy bias.” Our brains are based on recognizing patterns to make decisions. When we are faced with anything that is outside of our realm of experience, our brain will try to provide us with a rational explanation for these events. For example, a tsunami survivor thought that the giant wave that he heard beneath him on the second floor was “a large group of people checking out of the hotel.”

Deliberation -- When we are in an emergency situation, it may take us longer to decide what to do in order to help ourselves and those around us. This period of decision or deliberation can be even more difficult if we have done nothing to mentally or physically prepare ourselves. This preparation can take the form of both mental and physical rehearsal. An example of this type of preparation would be the simple fire drill in our homes or businesses. Many survivors of the 9/11 World Trade Center attack reported significant delays reaching and descending the staircases as they had never been to the staircases before, much less taken them. This inability to respond and act cost many survivors precious minutes. It cost others their lives.

Decisive Moment -- This is the moment where survivors decided what actions they needed to take to save their lives. For example, a high school student driving at 45mph approached stopped traffic at an intersection only to find that her brakes were not working. This student had participated in “disaster driving” courses to prepare her for the unthinkable and, in this moment of decision, she fell back on this training and quickly reacted, sparing herself and everyone else injury or vehicle damage.

Through interviews with experts, survivors and re-enactments, Surviving Disaster provides revealing and important information about resilience, and how to survive and thrive.

Some of those interviewed include:

  • Dr. David Eagleman, Neuroscientist, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Terri Talley-Banker, Survivor of the Murrah bombing, Oklahoma City
  • Dr. Dennis Mileti, Sociologist, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Dr. Richard Gist, Disaster Psychology, Kansas City Fire Department
  • Alexi Serrao, College Student, Survivor of a catastrophic house fire, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Nicole Simpson, Financial Planner, Survivor of World Trade Center attack
  • Cynthia Corbett, Human Factors Research Scientist for Cabin Safety Research
  • Christian Patourau, Engineer, Survivor of Thailand tsunami
  • Dr. Arthur Toga, Neuroscientist, University of California, Los Angeles

Bonus material. Extended interviews with the experts, scientists and survivors featured in the program (15 minutes).

$90
Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any thank you gifts. Shipping is $3.00. 

Surviving Disaster with Amanda RipleyBOOK, THE UNTHINKABLE: WHO SURVIVES WHEN DISASTER STRIKES AND WHY

Amanda Ripley, an award-winning writer on homeland security and disasters for Time, offers a compelling look at instinct and disaster response as she explores the psychology of fear and how it can save or destroy us. Using interviews with survivors of hotel fires, hostage situations, plane crashes and 9/11, Ripley takes readers through the three stages of reaction to calamity: disbelief, deliberation and the decisive moment. To understand the science behind the stories, Ripley turns to leading brain scientists, trauma psychologists and other disaster experts.

Ripley shares precious wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain’s fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses. Most unexpectedly, she discovers the brain’s ability to do much, much better – with just a little help. Ripley’s in-depth look at the psychology of disaster response, alongside survivors’ accounts, makes for gripping reading, sure to raise debate as well as our awareness of a life-and-death issue.

Softcover, 288 pages;

$75
Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any thank you gifts