PrepperBooks.com has a large range of survivalist books and survival related books for those interested in self-sufficiency, biodiesel, homesteading, preparedness, first aid, home schooling, primitive survival techniques and making your way in an increasingly hostile world. Have you seen the Mother Earth News Wiser Living series of books? Looking for a quick guide to disaster preparedness?
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Alaska Homesteader’s Handbook by Tricia Brown & Nancy Gates
My first thoughts on flicking through this book were that it’s Alaskan “Firefox style” of book – with over 40 Alaskans interviewed about life in Alaska and providing tips and stories of life and survival. It is – and that’s a good thing!
Interviewees relate tales of moose and bear encounters; finding food; building and maintaining houses; digging cellars; how to dress for Alaskan winters; extreme weather gardening; butchering, skinning and recipes for game; food basics; fording rivers; driving Alaskan all terrain vehicles; building sleds; spinning dog fur!; raising chickens; trapping and on and on.
As you go through, you keep thinking “Foxfire”… It’s a book that records the wisdom and experiences of Alaskans for others – those who might be thinking of moving to (or visiting) Alaska – or similar harsh climates.
The book also has a handy map of the interviewees – so you can read about the experiences of people from different parts of the state by checking out the map and seeing what chapter it’s covered in.
The book includes a suggested reading list and a comprehensive index that will help you navigate to areas of interest.
All up – a great read – I give it 5 smiles
Handbook To Practical Disaster Preparedness For The Family – 3rd Edition by Arthur T. Bradley, PhD
Right out of the gate let me tell you what the book is NOT. It is not a book about fighting off hordes of flesh-eating zombies, should they ever rise from the grave. Nor will it describe how to survive a shipwreck by feasting on coconuts and roasted iguana. Finally, it is not intended to help you survive our planet being sucked into the cosmic fireball affectionately known as our Sun. If you wish to prepare for those types of events, I respectfully suggest that you continue your search for a more suitable text.
This book is designed to help your family prepare for more commonplace, yet still potentially deadly disasters. The list is long and varied, and includes hurricanes, tornados, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, pandemics, financial collapse, widespread blackouts, and much more. My hope is that this handbook will accomplish three things: (1) motivate you to become better prepared, (2) illustrate how to prepare effectively, and (3) help you to realize your place in a larger movement.
The handbook is clear and easy to read with more than a hundred photos, illustrations, and worksheets. What makes this book different is that it focuses on practical steps that you and your family can take to become better prepared. At the beginning of each chapter, is an example scenario designed to help you consider your current level of readiness. At the end, are brief lists of recommended supplies.
This handbook will help you to lay out a plan that includes assessing your family’s needs, stocking supplies, shoring up your shelter, leveraging existing resources, mitigating potential hazards, and preparing for likely threats. At the end of your efforts, you will be rewarded with knowing that your family is far better prepared to handle real world challenges.
Surviving Disaster Without Leaving Home by Andrew E. Jones & Michael Riemann
Imagine a scenario where all of the public services and normal environment you now live suddenly disappears. A disaster, either man made or natural will generate the same result. Suddenly you find yourself on your own. There are no police to protect you, no fireman to rescue you; for one reason or another you are cut off from the outside world.
The stores are all closed or inaccessible, there are no gas stations open for 100 miles. Evacuation may or may not be an option. In any event, you decide to stay where you are and to make do with what you have. However, if you decide to stay, this book will help you prepare to shelter in place. By following these procedures, you can make your sheltering-in-place scenario more livable.
One of the most important decisions you will ever make is whether or not to “tough it out” during a storm or to stay in place during an unrest of nature or man. The reason it is so important is that it has mortal consequences. Truly the best decision is the one that will secure the safety of yourself and family. The problem is that it is difficult to predict what the situation will bring and how to prepare for it. If you cannot be sure of you safety, you need to leave: Evacuate.
Once you make the decision to stay your options will become very limited very fast. You must have all materials in play. What questions will this book help me answer? Prior planning is key. You will find in the following pages many plans and procedures on what to do once you find yourself in a difficult situation. You will learn that the bases for comfort in crisis rest in the fact that advance preparations have been made. You will learn how to make and implement the appropriate plans. You will find comfort in knowing that no matter what happens, you know what to do!
You will learn:
• What are the things you should consider when it becomes necessary to stay at home when an emergency comes?
• What must you do to be sure that you and your family are safe.
• What tools you must have and how to use those available to address the concerns addressed in this book which are:
- Food and water o Sanitation
- Children o Electrical power
- Where to shelter o Getting Around
- How you can protect yourself and your family against?
An entire chapter is dedicated to facing SECURITY issues under stressful emergency situations. Individual, family and neighborhood security issues are addressed in great detail. This is valuable and critical training for yourself and your family.