Robert Brown Butler
4900 LaCross Rd., North Charleston, SC 29406
9781497528185, $15.95, 216 pages, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: "Disaster Handbook" by Robert Brown Butler is a practical and comprehensive primer that describes how to prepare for a disaster in advance, be safe as it happens, and repair anything afterward. Also covered are such vital topics as how to store and use all the foods, tools, and other "calamity commodities"; how to perform those everyday tasks that keep you alive from cooking, washing the dishes, and clean clothes, to bathing, going to the bathroom, and keeping everything sanitary; how to fashion all kinds of household items in simple and useful ways; how to deal with disasters at home or at work, in a public building or while driving, in a plane crash or train wreck, on a sinking ship or in the vicinity of a shooter; how to deal with disasters without...