If you’ve read our “About” page, you know we’re huge advocates of education through reading. Part of the reason we’ve so heavily adapted the habit of reading non-fiction books is that 88% of millionaires read at least thirty minutes of non-fiction a day. Education through reading is a powerful tool for reaching your goals and becoming what you want to be. And if you’re interested in prepping, you’ll want to know about what I think are some of the best prepping and survival books on the market.
Best Prepping and Survival Books
Called “The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere” this classic has been updated to include a chapter on urban survival. The author is a former survival instructor for the British special forces military member who knows his stuff when it comes to survival.
This book is a thorough guide to help you prepare “practically” for common disasters such as weather-related disasters, terrorist attacks or disease outbreaks. Full of practical information to help keep yourself and/or your family safe in times of trouble.
This book combines two of my very favorite subjects: preparedness and frugality – woohoo! Daisy Luther is a pro at preparedness, and I love that she focuses in this book on stockpiling healthier foods instead of the crap canned foods that grace most store shelves. The book helps you to know how much food you need for your family size, how to stockpile with dietary restrictions and how to maintain your stockpile inventory well.
Amazon description: practical, easily understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent common diseases. Special attention is focused on nutrition, infection and disease prevention, and diagnostic techniques as primary ways to prevent and treat health problems.
We bought this book years ago in the event of a large-scale disaster but use it often in every day life. Fantastic book for those interested in natural health care.
Like its counterpart, Where There Is No Doctor, this book was meant for health care workers stuck in the boonies with little access to medicine and surgical techniques. Fantastic info on caring for your teeth when there is no dentist available.
THE go-to book on living like they did “back in the day” with no electricity, running water, etc. If you’re a homesteader or just want to know how to be able to take care of your family in the event that all hell breaks loose, this is your book.
Speaking of all hell breaking loose, here’s another of my favorite survival books. One of the things I absolutely love about this book is that it spends extensive time talking about how to prepare psychologically for a SHTF situation. Most people’s biggest struggle during a disaster is the mental struggle. Ever see the Twilight Zone episode called “The Shelter”?
Don’t make the mistake of thinking this book is for moms only. This comprehensive and well thought out book on preparedness is one of the best prepper books out there – for everyone.
This book is filled with super useful and necessary facts on how to store water safely in case of a SHTF scenario. A must-have for any prepper library.
I got this book when we first moved out to the country and I can’t overestimate what a help it’s been. It explains canning and preserving processes simply and clearly. It also contains great recipes for anything you could possibly want to preserve. If there’s one skill I’d say you have to have to survive a SHTF situation, it’s the skill of knowing how to grow and properly preserve your own food. The day might come when grocery stores are not an option, and if you don’t know how to grow and prep food on your own, you’ll be in big trouble.
With these books on your shelves, you’ll have a complete, at-your-fingertips library to help you be prepared for any situation. For more information on prepping and survival, head over to our Prepping and Survival Tips page, which is loaded with articles on how to be prepared for any type of situation.
What are your favorite prepping/survival books?