“Scott James has a hands-on, as well as deeply philosophical, understanding of the world we live in and of the need to address the issues that will impact his children and mine — all the children of our planet. This book guides us along a pathway to truly understanding the nature of our collective futures. It is a brilliant tapestry that interweaves the emergency preparedness and sustainability movements.

John Perkins
New York Times bestselling author

“Prepared Neighborhoods is a powerful resource for both small communities and individual households. Scott James clearly lays out the “What If’s” many of us harbor in the backs of our minds and proposes sustainable and resilient ways to address them. Best of all, this book is written for real neighborhoods, using the language they speak in and clear examples.”

Caitria O’Neill
Founder, Recovers
Founder, PocketKnife

“Scott James has filled a missing link in the transition to a new economy. The neighborhood unit – bigger than a household and smaller than a city – is the essential human scale for building community resilience and preparedness. Get your neighbors together to read Prepared Neighborhoods and act!”

Chuck Collins
Senior Scholar, Institute for Policy Studies and Co-Founder, Resilience Circles Network