How to Order the Book

First of it’s kind. . .

How to Survive and Thrive When the Power is Out” is a must for keeping your ass alive and comfortable when life turns off normal.

Iron Mountain, Michigan– This book has seen phenomenal sales since it’s release in 2015. A handy guide/personal journal that you will want to keep coming back to. Between it’s pages J.L. Noakes has, with great dedication, captured the know-how from real people who lived before the wide spread use of electricity and recoded them here before they are lost to us forever.

From their stories of basic daily living and hardships we learn how to keep for cold, meat preservation recipes, about ladies and babies needs, many herbal remedies and making soap from scratch, to a heart wrenching interview with a Jewish Polish woman in her 90’s as she recounts her life of Nazi occupied Poland during WWII. “Her story broke my heart and kept me up several nights while I was writing”, Noakes explains. All these and much more are held in this unique, one of a kind book of know-how.

How to Survive and Thrive When the Power is Out”, offers secrets from our ancient sisters to early  1900’s domestic divas. Our great grandmothers kept her family comfortable and healthy without electricity. How did she do it? Every woman with children will want this one in her go bag for sure.

It is a time that has come, many families today are simply wishing a little more self reliance and peace of mind. You will want this one for your personal library because I guarantee you will come back to it time and again. Also, within each section you will find perfect pages to catalog your own stories and triumphs to pass down to future generations.

Power outages seem to be a way of life for many of us now, with unpredictable weather, and sabre rattling by out of control groups and governments. One never knows what might be just over the horizon.


Because of some of the interviews and true women’s knowledge, I included a controversial section on “Ladies and babies needs.” How to make your own pregnancy test. Herbs and other birth control methods and making baby formula and diapers when these items are unavailable. Teen girls and young women are most vulnerable in times of war and occupation.

Peak inside;

Section 1–Analyzing a disaster–35 items that disappear first–10 diseases seen first after a disaster

Section 2–On your own–Your sister, her husband and 6 kids, it’s not a vacation– This section has a contact that you are encouraged to copy and pass out to those who plan on staying at your place should all hell break loose.

Sections 3 + 4– discuss water and sanitation How to Survive and Thrive. . .

Section 5–Keeping food cold

Section 6–Sleeping when the wind blows–herbs that induce sleep–more

Section 7–Winters cabin fever–more

Section 8–Appetite fatigue and bad behavior–Basic recipes–more

Section 9–discusses making soap

Section 10–Preserving the hunt–more

Section 11–Before the toilet gets nasty

Section 12–discusses ladies and babies needs + emergency baby formula–more

Section 13–Getting a bath when there is no power

Section 14–Herbal Remedies, quick reference–more

Section 15–Using hot rocks

Section 16–Rediscovering what great granny knew

And so much more. I even included *Signals for help* international ground to air symbols. Those folks stranded on their roof after hurricane Katrina would have been greatly aided by these communication symbols, if only they had known. This will be one of those books that you will want to pack in your go bag and keep handy at all times when disaster strikes.  Available from this site or– Ask for it at your local book sellers, if you don’t see it.

To order your copies, contact me at      -I can’t wait to hear from you.

12 thoughts on “How to Order the Book

  1. Just ordered your book, and I cannot wait to read it. When my kids were little, I bartered a place to live by working at the hotel we were living. It got us through until the apartment was ready. Between housekeeping and a part time job, we made it. You learn to become very resourceful with everything coming down the pike.

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  2. I recently talked with a young (twenty-something) girl who is wanted my help as she is beginning to put together an emergency plan. She asked me about any books I would recommend. Most of my reference books are on specific topics and at the time I didn’t have a good general book to refer her too. Then your post showed up in my wordpress reader and I thought your book might be exactly what she is looking for. Is this still the best way she can get a copy?

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    1. Hey Ruth, So glad you asked.
      I wrote this book specifically for the 20 to 40 something gals. The best way to get the book is either through me or on She can ask for it at her local book sellers too, but that will usually take a week or so. Amazon also offers an e-book for those strapped on cash, she can print it off on her own printer.
      I am so happy she is putting together an emergency plan. Give her a high five and a thumbs up!

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