The 45 books on this list of books for preppers are the best in their respective categories. First published in 1986, with the revised edition released in 2009, this international bestseller is considered to be the ultimate guide for outdoor adventurers. No matter your skill level, this all-in-one volume is a must-have for any outdoor adventurer and survivalist. Printed on heavy-duty, waterproof stock, this pocket-sized book is designed to store in a first aid kit, car, or camping pack.
These days, the threat of a nuclear, chemical, or biological terrorist attack is considered a likely scenario. Bradley, a well-known prepper and author of the Practical Prepper Newsletter, has written this guide to prepare people for two potential events: the EMP attack and the solar storm. This comprehensive guide authored by a Chief Instructor for the United States Concealed Carry Association, is geared towards anyone who currently owns a firearm or is considering the purchase of one. Please read the review and the details that follow for a chance to win a copy of this book.
Natural disasters, economic collapse, and terrorism are phrases that have become familiar to every news cycle in every part of the country.
Organized into numbered sections and written in common sense language, this book offers practical advice on things like storing food, deterring looters, where to go (and why you may not want to go to a FEMA shelter), packing for kids and babies, ensuring the survival of pets, and much, much more. Written to be understood by Scouts and experienced campers alike, the book is a valuable resource for dealing with any kind of emergency situation in any type of setting.
Beard, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts, has written this 250-page guide that includes hands-on instruction and advice for building everything from a bark teepee or treehouse, to a log cabin or sod house.
The eleven chapters range from basic camping craft, to navigation by stars and the sun, to survival at sea. Each conveniently indexed topic is presented through checklists, clear instruction, and even inspirational stories of survival. Army, this handy little guide now serves as a survival aid for anyone interested in the outdoors or botany.
The book especially focuses on nutrition, and preventing infection and disease in areas where bacteria are otherwise prevalent. In addition to more traditional information such as bleeding, shock, and broken bones, the guide also provides invaluable tips on surviving floods, hurricanes, tornados, house fires, earthquakes, mudslides, and other natural disasters.
Through clear and thorough descriptions, the book describes various types of shelters that can be put together in mere hours by untrained men and women. Topics discussed include drinking water, foods, heating and cooling, alternative options for lighting, building toilets and composting, and even the safe disposal of a corpse. Topics include avoiding conflict, handgun and shotgun basics, the physiology of violent encounters, legal aspects of using deadly force, and much more. We’ve selected the best-reviewed and best-selling books in each of the seven categories listed below.
As a result, this book is both a fascinating pleasure read and one to keep in the emergency survival pack. Though the book is on the slim side (only 170 pages), readers will learn how to face problems and overcome challenges that last weeks, months, and even years. The more seasoned survivalist might enjoy topics such as surviving in the desert, wild animals, ice climbing, to name but a few. Kearny also includes valuable information on the use of potassium iodide to protect the thyroid gland, and details ways in which a homemade fallout meter can be constructed to indicate radiation levels.
A quick thumb through of the book will inform you that there are 19 chapters and a whole lot of pictures!  Chapter topics range from “the why” to choosing your pack, fire, water, self-defense, bugging out with pets, bug out plans and much much more.  Again, Creek is very thorough in detailing the subject of creating and maintaining your BOB.


Indeed, the Lord God does nothing without revealing His counsel to His servants the prophets. Outdoor Life magazine has published this definitive survival guide to facing everything from an angry bear, to a tornado, to an armed insurrection. There could be a number of reasons as to why a compass is unavailable in the face of an emergency or major disaster.
They cover everything from first aid and personal defense, to the construction of shelters and identification of edible plants in the wild.
Split into chapters on water, fire, food, shelter, clothing, tools, and weapons, the book goes through detailed practices suitable to any environment. Through the clear-cut guidance of survivalist Creek Stewart, this book walks you through creating a Bug Out, disaster-preparedness kit for 72 hours of independent survival. In this book, author Harold Gatty seeks to prepare his readers for survival without the use of a campus in the wilderness, in towns, in the desert, in snow-covered areas, and even on the ocean. Topics include how to filter rainwater, protect money, plant and harvest an effective garden, ration food, secure your home, and other essential survival tactics. Topics include a checklist of things to pack based upon your individual survival skill level, photos and explanations of every recommended item, and practice exercises that teach you how to use the items. Topics include securing the perimeter and settings traps, fortifying a house and setting up safe rooms, securing storage, the safe usage of firearms, and gathering intelligence and forming alliances. Included throughout the book are memorable anecdotes, personal stories, and relevant quotes. Unlike so many other survival books on the market which focus on immediate skills like fire-building or basic first aid, this book prepares readers for long-term survival and self-sufficiency. Though much has been written about the storage of food during times of disaster, the obtainment of water is of primary importance. Violence pervades nearly every aspect of the world we live in, and as a result, more and more people are seeking practical solutions to deal with it.
When you sign up for the Prepper Website Newsletter, you will get an email with "DIRECT LINKS" to articles that are posted on Prepper Website.  Never miss another great article again! Lofty Wiseman, a British author and professional soldier, aims to prepare readers to survive in any unpredictable and dangerous environment. McCann teaches readers how to create bug-out bags, get-home bags, and vehicle kits that are fully customized to help meet the survival needs of any individual or family.
Army officer, this book is geared towards the average citizen in the wake of a major attack or disaster. The book also includes a number of checklists and quizzes you can use to test your own preparedness.
In addition to hundreds of detailed descriptions and photos, the book includes advice for building kits that include fire and light sources, signaling equipment, first aid items, and more.
The first part of the book details how to seal a bunker or shelter with duct tape and plastic sheeting in order to escape dangerous airborne particles after a nuclear, biological, or chemical attack.
The 156-page book is filled with illustrated images of plants, alongside written information describing physical characteristics, habitat, distribution, edible parts, and other useful pieces of information, making it easier to locate and identify potentially life-saving plants. The second part then details how to safely ventilate the shelter to ensure that fresh air keeps its occupants alive. Topics include building a survival kit, wading across a river, making a bow and arrows, CPR, treating frostbite, and anything else one may need to know in the face of danger. The 51-page book includes topics like preparing for a camping trip, what to wear when hiking, meal ideas, signaling techniques, first aid basics, building a shelter, and much more. Skousen guides preppers through the design and construction of adding to any existing home a complete, live-in security shelter to protect against tornados, hurricanes, fire, intrusion, and nuclear fallout, to name but a few.


For the hobby camper and hiker, the book includes sections on tying knots, fishing and ice-fishing, canoeing, first aid, white water rafting, and more. Some of the topics covered include Likely Medical Issues You Will Face, Medical Skills You Will Want to Learn, The Mass Casualty Incident, Patient Transport, The Medicinal Garden, Fractures, Essential Over-the-Counter Drugs, and over 90 more. According to the author, this book is recommended for those with some hiking experience who are preparing for an extended stay in the wilderness. The book also includes a list of specific product and equipment recommendations that can save a prepper months of research. Unlike other books on this list, Emergency War Surgery is written specifically for those with, at the very least, basic medical training.
Authors Joseph and Amy Alton, two premiere Medical Preparedness Professionals from a well-known survival website, base this book off of the devastating assumption that there will be no doctor or hospital available in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. In this book, Rawles prepares readers to survive these disasters without having to rely on government or communities. The book contains clearly written, step-by-step instructions for responding to dehydration, hypothermia, heatstroke, frostbite, gunshot wounds, allergic reactions, broken bones, and more.
He describes ways in which one can find their way by observing birds, animals, weather patterns, vegetation, shifting sands, patterns of snow fields, and the positions of the sun, moon, and stars. Aimed at novice and experienced shooters alike, the book details various types of handguns and the most effective tactics for using them against potential criminals. McCann also includes a section full of useful survival tips and skills to prepare for any emergency survival situation.
To supplement the common sense direction, the book also includes military tactics and historical examples. The Altons use plain English to instruct the non-medical professional on how to identify and treat over 100 different medical issues. But preppers are aware of the danger, and know that fully preparing for any of type of disaster could mean the difference between life and death. Despite its broad focus, the book is well-illustrated, and written in easy-to-follow language for preppers both new and advanced. In addition to the clearly written descriptions, the book includes a number of helpful illustrations, as well as a forward written by firearms expert Louis Awerbuck.
It is clearly written and therefore suitable for people from every background and skill level. Like the above book, Where There Is No Doctor is a resource widely used around the world by health workers, clinicians, and others in the healthcare industry.
The book focuses on a wide variety of topics, including examining patients, diagnosing common dental problems, making and using common dental tools, removing teeth, and placing fillings, among others. And when the big disaster finally occurs, the knowledge within their pages could be invaluable when it comes to taking care of yourself and your family.
Farnam also adds important supplementary information on mental toughness, defensive ammunition, and the importance of testing and selecting the right handgun. The 450-page book presents easy-to-understand information on preventing, diagnosing, and treating common diseases.
The value of this book is widely considered to be the inclusion of topics such as combat mindset and proper defensive mental conditioning.




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