New book, "When the Grid Goes Down," Covers the Six Key Areas of Home Preparation and Self-Reliance

This book, written by survival instructor Tony Nester, covers the six key areas of home self-reliance that families can immediately implement into their disaster planning while providing pragmatic, field-tested information and gear recommenations.
Learn the Critical Skills Needed to Prevail in an Emergency!
Learn the Critical Skills Needed to Prevail in an Emergency!
Jan. 8, 2013 - PRLog -- Flagstaff, AZ -- Designed as a companion to the bestselling book Surviving a Disaster, this how-to manual  covers how to prepare for both short-term survival ranging from 24-72 hours as well as long-term situations resulting from a grid-down emergency or pandemic. It includes realistic strategies that families can immediately implement for preparing their home and covers advice on such topics as the top three food types to have in the pantry, water purification and long-term storage issues, low-tech security measures, off-grid medical items, alternative cooking and energy options, and coping with prolonged blackouts.

The author of the book, Tony Nester, is an internationally recognized expert on survival and self-reliance. He has authored four instructional books and three DVDs and provides hands-on survival courses for the military special operations community, US Marshals, NTSB, and FAA. Tony has also served as a consultant to the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and Fox News along with being a frequent contributor to Outside Magazine.

Nester who lives in a passive solar, strawbale house, points out that, “Learning survival shouldn’t involve a fear-based approach and you won’t hear any doom and gloom rhetoric in this book. Urban survival preparation is meant to be empowering as you plan for your specific region, acquire pertinent skills and cut through the gear-hype to find out what is necessary to face a real-world emergency. This book cuts right to the chase.”

"When the Grid Goes Down" includes an overview of the six key areas of home self-reliance, specific gear and food checklists, water storage recommendations, comprehensive list of critical first-aid supplies and a list of pertinent resources for getting started. There is even a Q & A section taken from the author’s survival courses over the years.

“You won’t find any rehashed emergency checklists. Everything in the book comes from real-world applications and has been rigorously field tested over the years as well as being utilized daily in our own home,” says Nester.

To order a copy, visit  or email Published by Diamond Creek Press, ISBN 978-0-9713811-4-8, 88 pages, cost is $12.95 plus $5.50 shipping. For media inquiries or to receive a review copy, please send your request to Ancient Pathways Survival School, LLC, PO Box 2068, Flagstaff, AZ 86003 or contact us at

Diamond Creek Press and Ancient Pathways Survival School are the creators of pragmatic, field-tested, how-to books and instructional DVDs on survival and self-reliance. We are an independently owned publishing company based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Owner and author Tony Nester is a fulltime survival instructor who is dedicated to providing reliable information and skills while researching methods for survival in both urban and wilderness settings.

Tony Nester is one of the foremost survival instructors in the US and runs Ancient Pathways, a survival training school in Flagstaff, Arizona. His company is the primary provider of survival training for Military Special Operations units from around the world and he has instructed the National Transportation & Safety Board (NTSB), FAA, and served as a technical consultant for the film Into the Wild. He has been featured on Fox News, the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, the New York Times, Backpacker and Maxim Magazine.

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