A Y2K survival guide -- Victor W. Porlier's ''An Action Plan to Protect Yourself, Your Family, Your Assets, and Your Community'' gives advice for the upcoming millennium

By Gillian Flynn
Updated February 12, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

You don’t believe in the Y2K meltdown? Fine. But say you’re wrong: Wouldn’t you rather be tucked away nibbling soy-based goodies and fondling Krugerrands by the fire? The better-safe-than-sorry crowd will surely appreciate Y2K: An Action Plan to Protect Yourself, Your Family, Your Assets, and Your Community on January 1, 2000, a new book by Victor W. Porlier. The author, a columnist for Westergaard Online Systems’ Year 2000 website, calls his 177-page work a Reader’s Digest version of Y2K-fallout preparation, and offers such useful nuggets as tips on living plumbing-free and checklists of barter items (alcohol, pet food). He’s got an audience: Published in December, Y2K is in its second printing, with more than 40,000 copies out there. So what’s Porlier planning to do come Dec. 31? ”We think we’re probably going to try to have a month or three months’ [of meals saved up]. Because if [the fallout] doesn’t last very long, we’ll always eat the food.” Aww — powdered eggs again?

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