Learning never ends. If you've managed to read all the other articles on this site, congratulations! It's a lot of information. But we've only begun to touch the surface of many of the subjects and topics introduced here. So we think the books below are a great addition to your collection. Some you should keep print copies of, and all you should have on your emergency Kindle/iPad.
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Preppers Instruction Manual
This is a good primer to get you started on the ideas of prepping. Small and simple to digest topics make this book easy to pick up and put down without having to do marathon reads. Basic info only, but gives you a broad overview of what you need to start thinking about.
Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag
Read Our Review Here. Creek Stewart's book is really great. He has spent a lot of time thinking and writing about bug out bags, and has put together a great reference guide. He has checklists for each family member as to what to carry and what to consider. Its not a one-size-fits-all approach but a launch-pad for your own investigations.
Be Expert with Map & Compass
Just got a shiny new compass? Great! So you've figured out where north is, and that's a great start, but there is quite a bit more to orienteering than that. Here's a book that's good for the family, one with games and practice ideas included, but which dives into the topic pretty thoroughly.
Making the Best of Basics
We love this one so much we bought two of them. Its that useful, and in the event you will need the knowledge in the book (meaning you have no other options, you may want to adopt some of these practices already) that means someone else will too, so you have a spare copy for your extended family - you wont want to lend out your copy!
The Encyclopedia of Country Living
If like us, you grew up a city-slicker (or suburban-slicker?) than this guide will school you on the ways of country living. What might amaze you is how little you actually know about how the world really operates and how little understanding you have about how to live beyond the range of the nearest supermarket and shopping mall. An unreal amount of info in here, and fun to read.
The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicines
Are you foraging yet? Get outside already and learn about how amazing nature is and blow your mind when you learn how half the stuff you think of as weeds is actually edible, and usually better for you than what you can buy in the store! You could spend a lifetime studying plants and never even begin to learn all there is about them...so start now!
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
A good book for the wilderness buffs. Some advanced information regarding trapping, and sometimes the author assumes you know a little more than you might. Also we felt ourselves wanting more images of the concepts presented, but that aside its still a useful resource for Bushcrafting.
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
Wow wow wow. This book is fascinating. Not just from the perspective of rebuilding society after all-out-collapse, but from a perspective of what human knowledge is needed to create the world we live in today. How far we've come, and what inventions have changed out world. A MUST read for anyone.
Where there is no Doctor
Hey guess what? In an emergency situation, there will probably be too few doctors and too many patients. Crazy idea right? So how are you going to help yourself and your neighbors out? Beyond a bullet and a bottle of whiskey there is a multitude of options, dig?
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