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                        When Disaster Strikes

                                                                                   Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail
                                                                                   of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right

                                                                                   tools and information, survivors can fend for
                                                                                   themselves and get through even the toughest
                                                                                   circumstances. Matthew Stein's When Disaster Strikes
                                                                                   provides a thorough, practical guide for how to prepare
                                                                                   for and react in many of life's most unpredictable

                                                                                   In this disaster-preparedness manual, he outlines the
                                                                                   materials you'll need-from food and water, to shelter
                                                                                   and energy, to first-aid and survival skills-to help you
                                                                                   safely live through the worst.  When Disaster Strikes
                                                                                   covers how to find and store food, water, and clothing,

                                                                                   as well as the basics of installing back-up power and
                                                                                   lights. You'll learn how to gather and sterilize water,
                                                                                   build a fire, treat injuries in an emergency, and use
                                                                                   alternative medical sources when conventional ones are

                                                                                   Stein instructs you on the smartest responses to natural

                                                                                   disasters-such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and
                                                                                   floods-how to keep warm during winter storms, even
                                                                                   how to protect yourself from attack or other dangerous
                                                                                   situations. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you
                                                                                   can be sure to respond quickly, correctly, and

                                                                                   confidently when a crisis threatens.

                                       Author, engineer, designer, and green builder, Mat Stein was born and raised in Burlington Vermont. His parents
                                       started him walking on skis at age three, hiking at age 5, backpacking at age seven, hunting at age 10, rock climbing
                                       and extreme skiing at age 11. The Green mountains of Vermont, White mountains of New Hampshire, and the
                                       Adirondack’s of upstate New York were his four-season childhood play grounds. After graduating from MIT in
                                       1978, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering, the lure of the “real mountains” of the west drew Mat across
                                       the country to California.
                                          A thirty year interest in alternative healing got its start while Mat was still a freshman at MIT, when he witnessed
                                       the miraculous remote healing of a crippled friend (big shake up to his scientific “Billiard Ball Theory of the
                                       Universe” way of thinking).  Over the years, this interest expanded to the use of herbs, homeopathy, and other
                                       alternatives to heal medical conditions that weren’t responding to western style medicine.
                                          The engineer, carpenter, and backwoodsman sides of Mat found peace, harmony, and synergy through renewable
                                       energy,  green building, and self-reliance. Today, Mat owns and operates Stein Design and Construction, providing
                                       product design services, engineering analysis, and green building.
                                          It was a true epiphany that started Mat firmly on the path of self-reliance, emergency prep, and sustainability.
             Around  Thanksgiving of 1997, during his morning session of prayer and meditation, in answer to a simple request for “guidance and
             inspiration”, Mat received a fully developed “story board” type of pictorial outline that popped into his head instantaneously. It was the outline
             for a massive handbook to help people be more self-reliant, live more sustainably, and prepare to weather the coming storms as we pass through
             this age of uncertainty and change. After three years of work, this “cosmic download” crystallized into his first book, When Technology Fails.
                     Stein has appeared on numerous radio and television programs and is a repeat guest on Fox News, MSNBC, Lionel, The ‘X’ Zone
             Radio Show, Coast-to-Coast AM, and the Thom Hartmann Show.  For more information, visit Mat’s websites listed below.

               When Disaster Strikes is Available at


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