SOURCE: Weiss Research, Inc.

Weiss Research, Inc.

January 05, 2010 09:46 ET

Weiss Analyst Sean Brodrick Offers Crisis Advice in New Book

"The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis"

JUPITER, FL--(Marketwire - January 5, 2010) - Amid mounting economic uncertainty, rising global tensions and concerns over societal changes, there is growing interest in self-sufficiency and preparedness among Americans. In his engaging new book, "The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis," Weiss Research's Sean Brodrick encourages fellow suburbanites to become more independent, showing them how it is possible to prepare for an uncertain future without giving up a 21st century lifestyle and without spending a fortune.

"The time to plan is before a crisis happens," advises Brodrick. "It's not necessary to run to the hills, with foresight and knowledge you can not only survive but thrive when all heck breaks loose while still maintaining all the comforts of suburbia. The key is preparation, which will not only help you live more efficiently, but give you an opportunity to build both financial and personal wealth."

"The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis" (Wiley, January 2010, 9780470463161, $27.95) is a lively, comprehensive roadmap for preparing and surviving today's changing economic landscape, from stock market shake-ups, oil and currency crises to floods and fires. In this book, Brodrick explores his personal survivalist renaissance and outlines simple things you can do to prepare and profit from any number of potential crises that society could face today.

This one-of-a-kind guide provides step-by-step advice on how to regain control over an increasingly automated society that, should it breakdown even temporarily, will create panic for the unprepared. In addition to the most likely disasters -- fire and flood -- and two related crises -- energy and food, Brodrick makes the case for being prepared, giving clear, unambiguous advice covering money, grub and gear, health, home and education, and transportation and evacuation, including:


--  Why the economy is never going back to the old normal.
--  Steps you should take right now to get your financial house in order.
--  How to buy and invest in gold.
--  Six things every investor needs to know about the stock market.
--  How the next oil crisis could be different -- and much worse.

Grub and Gear

--  How much water do I need?
--  Why the U.S. food supply is more vulnerable than ever.
--  Emergency pantry essentials you must have.
--  How to grow a lot of food in a small space.
--  Five tips for getting started in gardening.

Health, Home and Education

--  How to keep the lights on when the power grid goes down.
--  How to cut home energy costs before a crisis strikes.
--  Seven medical tips for smart suburban survivalists.
--  Why a real epidemic will overwhelm America's health-care system.
--  Five expert tips on hiding your valuables in your home.

Transportation and Evacuation

--  5 ways to ease your dependence on oil.
--  Getting around without gasoline.
--  What to pack when you evacuate your home -- and when to pack.

About Sean Brodrick

Sean Brodrick, a natural resources analyst for Weiss Research, Inc. and a contributor to Uncommon Wisdom Daily (, travels far and wide searching for small-cap values in the natural resource sector. He is the editor of the company's Red-Hot Global Small-Caps, Red-Hot Commodity ETFs and Resource Income Hunter.

Recognized for his expertise on natural resources and Canadian and Australian investment opportunities, Brodrick has been featured on many financial talk shows, including CNBC Squawk Box, Fox Business, CNN, The Glenn Beck Program, Your World with Neil Cavuto and Bloomberg Market Line. He is a contributing columnist to and a frequent commentator on one of Canada's premiere financial websites,

Note to editors: Review copies of the book are available.

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