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30 Days of Survival – Day 8 – Buy a book on prepping
Being the bibliophile I am, I own a lot of books. I am a firm believer of having information you might need at hand if possible. Do a little shopping and get a book on prepping that you can refer to again and again.
So prepping books teach skills or are good reads just for learning one or two things. I think you should have plenty of both kinds, but if you have none now, get an all around prepping book.
Here are some that I own(just a small sampling), with a little commentary of my own after each.
Cool book giving you lots of ideas for dumpster diving
The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It – by John Seymour
Very good book on homesteading and being self sufficient
Life after Doomsday – by Bruce D. Clayton
Detailed book on dealing with the after effects of nuclear war…excellent all around prepping book
Foxfire series – by George P. Reynolds, Eliot Wigginton and Foxfire Fund
Lots of first hand interviews of people who have been living self sufficient lifestyles for generations
The Encyclopedia of Country Living: An Old Fashion Recipe Book – by Carla Emery
This is the very first prepping type book I ever bought. It has been through many editions even at least two since Carla died…We were one of her “testers” for one of her editions
Very good background info but not a lot of detailed instruction
Back to Basics by Readers Digest
Lots of basic prepping info
Not a prepper book but has lots of info to get you thinking on how to be self sufficient
One Acre and Security by Bradford Angier
Details for living on an acre and feeding yourself
Living Well on Practically Nothing by Edward Romney
Good book and saving, making do and living on a lot less
Backwoods Home Magazine Anthologies by Backwoods Home Magazine
Years of articles on every aspect of prepping
Best of Backwoodsman by Backwoodsman Magazine
Several volumes out now. Another magazine that covers just about every aspect of prepping. This is my personal favorite magazine…If you are throwing any away I will take them!!!
Practical Skills by Gene Logsdon
Covers most basic homesteading skills
Small Scale Grain Raising by Gene Logsdon
Give detailed info for raising most small grains
The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman
How to grow most anything, anywhere, without chemical inputs
The Have More Plan By Ed and Carolyn Robinson
This is the book that launched the modern homesteading/prepper movement
The charts alone make this book worth buying…this would be a good one to especially if you are just starting out
Do your best to find something that speaks to you and study it well. Do a search on Amazon.com and read the reviews…you will find something.
Still clinging to my God and my guns,