This is my first giveaway and I’m excited about it.  Our family has been exploring emergency preparedness and doing our own little things to ensure our families survival should some sort of disaster occur.  This could be as little as a power outage that lasts for a few days to something major that we just don’t want to think about.  Watch out zombies, we are ready and waiting for ya! 😉

One thing I did to help increase our knowledge and ability to be prepared is to get my paws on a copy of Vegan Unplugged by Jon Robertson.  As far as I know this is the only emergency preparedness books written specifically for vegans.  In my opinion it should be on every person’s bookshelf because as we all know meat, eggs and dairy products are not shelf stable and this book has nonperishable food for everyone who needs to eat.  This book is what the author calls a pantry cuisine cookbook and survival guide.  Basically it has a bunch of recipes that you can make straight from your cupboard and many of them do not even need to be cooked if you don’t have power or a camping stove handy.

He has the basic survival information in the book from how to make fire, how to make a solar cooker, to suggested equipment and supplies you might need so you can prepare if you so desire.  There is a list on how to come up with a family plan as well as a breakdown of what to do for different types of disasters like blackouts, hurricanes, tornadoes, and even a pandemic.  Of course being vegan he also has a plan for your fury friends!

The book also offers what the author calls a 5 day meal box which is a box filled with 5 full days of meals that you can keep in your car for road trips, camping trips or hotel stays.  It is a really great idea and one that we will be using.

It is a book worth having on your shelf and in addition to all of what I have mentioned so far his recipes are right in line with the typical New Years resolutions of being more healthy or losing weight because as most of us know the only way to do that is to eat WHOLE foods and this book is packed full of them.

How To Enter This Contest:

Step 1

And/Or

Crazy! @TheVeggieGal is giving away a copy of Vegan Unplugged by Jon Robertson http://www.theveggiegal.com/blog/?p=5195 [Add your own custom message here]

And/Or

Step 2

Fill out this simple form CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, so we can get in touch with you if you are the lucky winner.  (Note:  You must link your entries from Step 1 in order to be eligible.  We will not count any submissions which simply only include a name and email address and no links.)

The Terms:

The giveaway starts immediately and will run until Monday, January 16th at Midnight CST after which the winner will be chosen randomly and notified via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or email.

This is a United States contest only. One entry per person for each method is allowed; entering multiple times through the same method will not increase your chances of winning.