101 "must have" books for preppers

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101 "Must Have" Books for Preppers

On the topics of homesteading, survival and preparedness, there are hundreds of
good books for preppers to read that are entertaining, helpful, instructional and
also lifesaving. From first aid to the first line of tactical defense there's something for
"The Survival Mom" and "Doomsday Prepper  "When All Hell Breaks Loose."

There are prepper books about bugging out, bugging in, or getting a pandemic flu
bug. Whether you want to read about beans, bandages, bullets or bugout bags, all
the best books for preppers are listed here. Prepare now to "Get Out Of Dodge!"
Learn "How To Survive The End of World As We Know It."

Prepper fiction books are fun and educational, but reference manuals could be a
prepper's survival lifeline. Imagine a situation where your beloved is sick or injured
and there's no doctor. Such will be the time you'll reach for the medical knowledge
of Dr. Bones himself, Joseph Alton, M.D., and his wife, Nurse Amy Alton. "The Survival
Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way" is a practical medical
book with preppers in mind. Another popular book from this prepping duo is "The
Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook: Keep your Loved Ones Healthy in
Every Disaster, from Wildfires to a Complete Societal Collapse."  And Dr. Bones also
gives you the truth about Ebola, in his newest book above, "The Ebola Survival

101 "Must Have" Prepper Books
Following is the list of "must have" books we compiled for preppers, homesteaders
and survivalists...

#1: 5 Acres & A Dream The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-
Sufficient Homestead
by Leigh Tate. A homesteading book.

#2: 52 Prepper Projects: A Project a Week to Help You Prepare for the
, by David Nash. A prepper project handbook.

#3: 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping your Ass Alive by Cody Lundin,director of
the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona

#4: A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park. A kids
prepper book.

#5: Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or less) by Angela England. A
homesteading book.

#6: Barnyard in your Backyard by Gail Damerow. A homesteading book.

#7: Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game by John Mettler. A homesteading and
self-sufficiency book.

#8: Boy Scouts Handbook (The First Edition), 1911. Pickup a Boy Scout
Handbook and learn how to "be prepared" the original Boy Scout way. Boy Scouts  
were the original Preppers! In the Boy Scouts handbook you'll learn "Scoutcraft,"
which includes first aid, life saving, tracking, signaling, campcraft, woodcraft, chivalry
and patriotism among other subjects. Learn to make a sundial and more. A survival
book for kids and adults alike.

#9 Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit by Creek
Stewart. A prepper book.

#10: Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival by Dave
Canterbury. A survival book. This is the #1 Best Seller in Hiking & Camping
Instructional Guides.

#11: Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival by Mors Kochandski. A
survival book.

#12 Catastrophe, and the End of the World by Michael Sweeney. A prepper fiction

#13: Chicken gardens  by Jessi Bloom, and photography by Kate Baldwin. A
homesteading book.
#14: Cookin' with Beans and Rice by Peggy Layton. A prepper cookbook.

#15: Cookin' with Home Storage by Peggy Layton and Vicki Tate. A prepper

#16: Cooking With Ancient Grains, by Laura B. McBride. A prepper cookbook.

#17: Cooking with Sunshine: The Complete Guide to Solar Cuisine with 150 Easy
Sun-Cooked Recipes by Lorraine Anderson  and  Rick Palkovic.

#18: Country Living by Carla Emery. A homesteading and self-sufficiency book.

#19: Countdown to Preparedness: The Prepper's 52 Week Course to Total
Disaster Readiness, by Jim Cobb. A prepper's book.

#20: Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales. A
prepper's book.

#21: Dinner Is In The Jar: Quick and Easy Dinner Mixes in Mason Jars or Mylar
Bags by Kathy Clark. A prepper's food storage book.

#22: Doomsday Preppers Complete Survival Manual: Expert Tips for Surviving
Calamity, by National Geographic
. A prepper's handbook.

#23: Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms (Expanded
Edition) by Arthur T. Bradley. A prepper's handbook.

#24: Edible Spots and Pots by Stacey Hirvela. A prepper's homesteading book.

#25: Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate (The Wild Food Adventure
Series, Book 1) by John Kallas.

#26: Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to
Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis by Peggy Layton. A prepper's food
storage book.

#27: Emergency War Surgery: The Survivalist's Medical Desk Reference Paperback
by Army the U.S Department of Defense.

#28: EMP - Protect Family, Homes & Community by Don White and Jerry
Emanuelson. A prepper's survival manual.

#29: EMP Survival: How to Prepare Now and Survive, When an Electromagnetic
Pulse Destroys Our Power Grid
by Larry Poole.

#30: Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival  The Essential Guide for
Family Preparedness by Angela Paskett. May, 2014.

#31: Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly
Yard by  Jessi Bloom  (Author) and Kate Baldwin (Photographer). This book is
thoughtfully designed and written with incredible photography and ideas that even
people who don't have chickens will flock to this book. A prepper's homesteading

#32: Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic
by Kevin D. Freeman. A prepper's survival book.

#33: Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing & Smoking Meat, Fish & Game by Wilbur
F. Eastman. A prepper's food storage book.

#34: Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual by Mykel Hawke. A bushcraft survival
book, pictured at the top of the page

#35: Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook, by Mykel Hawke. Packed with
useful tips for Preppers, though it's an outdoor survival guide, you'll find the survival
psychology section fascinating.  Discover shelter and water, food and fire, tools and
medicine, navigation and signaling and getting out alive. A bushcraft survival book.

#36: Hobby Farming For Dummies, by Theresa A. Husarik

#37: Holding Your Ground: Preparing for Defense if it All Falls Apart by Joe

#38: How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It, by James Wesley
Rawles. A prepper fiction book. This is the book that
defined "TEOTWAWKI."

#39: Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis by Peggy Layton. A prepper non-fiction

#40: Latter Day Saints Preparedness Manual by Todd Assay and Christopher
Parrett. A prepper's survival book with wisdom from the Mormpn church.

#41: Landscaping With Fruit: Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape
arbors, and 39 other luscious fruits to make your yard an edible paradise. (A
Homeowners Guide) by Lee Reich

#42: Liberators: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse, by James Wesley
Rawles. A prepper fiction book.

#43: Little House on the Suburbs, backyard farming and home skills for self-
sufficient Living,
by Deanna Caswell, Daisy Siskins, and Jacueline Musser

#44: Meals in a Jar. Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes by Julie

#45: Mini Farming on 1/4 Acre by Brett L. Markham. A homesteading book.

#46: One Second After by William R. Forstchen. A new York Times Best Seller.
You've been meaning to read One Second After, and now's the time when the air is
crisp. One Second After by New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen,
pictured left, brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real. It's a story in
which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after
America loses a war. In one second, a war will send America back to the Dark Ages.
The war is based upon a terrorist weapon, an
Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP).  A
weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.

#47: Outdoor Life: The Ultimate Survival Manual — 333 Skills That Will Get You
Out Alive,
by. A bushcraft survival book.

#48: Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse, by James Wesley
Rawles. A prepper fiction book.

#49: Preparedness Now! An Emergency Survival Guide for Civilians and Their
By Aton Edwards, pictured in red, immediate left. A prepper survival book.

#50: Prepper Pete Prepares, by Kermit Jones Jr. and Christy Brill. A kid's prepper

#51: Prepper Pete's Sun of A Gun, by Kermit Jones Jr. and Christy Brill. A kid's
prepper book.

#52: Prepper's Home Defense, by Jim Cobb. A prepper's guide to home security
and defense. A kid's prepper book. See also Jim Cobb's other book, including the
Preppers Complete book of Disaster Readiness, life saving skills, supplies, tactics
and plans.

#53 Prepper's Food Storage: 101 Easy Steps to Affordably Stock a Life-Saving
Supply of Food Paperback by Julie Languille.

#54: Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid
Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living
by Jim Cobb. A
prepper's urban survival guide.

#55: Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike Bubel
and nancy Bubel. A homesteading book.

#56: Seal Survival Guide. A Navy Seals Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster by
Cade Courtley.

#57: SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving
by John "Lofty" Wiseman. A preppers bushcraft survival book.

#58: Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook, by the U.S. Department of

#59: Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance, by John
Storey and  Martha Storey.

#60: Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere - Alive by
Les Stroud. A bushcraft survival book.

#61: Survival Mom - How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and
Worst-Case Scenarios
, by Lisa Bedford. Visit also TheSurvivalMom.com. A prepper's
urban survival book.

#62: Survive! by Les Stroud. A bushcraft wildnerness survival manual.

#63: Survival Wisdom & Know How: Everything You Need to Know to Subsist in
the Wilderness
by Amy Rost. A bushcraft survival manual for preppers.

#64: The American Red Cross First Aid and Safety Handbook Paperback by
American Red Cross

#65: The Amish Canning Cookbook: Plain and Simple Living at Its Homemade Best
by Georgia Varozza. A prepper's cookbook.

#66: The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook: Keep your Loved Ones
Healthy in Every Disaster, from Wildfires to a Complete Societal Collapse, by Dr.
Joseph Alton and Nurse Amy Alton. A prepper's survival and first aid medicine

#67 The Ebola Survival Handbook, An MD Tells You What You Need to Know Now
to Stay Safe by Jospeh Alton, MD

#68: The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers, by
Caleb Warnock. A homesteading book.

#69: The Home Survivalist's Handbook: The must have survival guide for
apartment dwellers and suburbanites alike by Christopher "BigBear" Eastin  and  
Ryan Acker.

#70: The must have survival guide for apartment dwellers and suburbanites
by Christopher "BigBear" Eastin and Ryan Acker. An urban prepper's survival

#71: The Pantry Primer: How to Build a One Year Food Supply in Three Months
by Daisy Luther. A prepper's food storage book.

#72: The Prepper's Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any
by Tess Pennington and Daisy Luther. A preppers survival book.

#73: The Prepper's Complete Book of Disaster Readiness: Life-Saving Skills,
Supplies, Tactics and Plans
by Jim Cobb. A prepper's survival book. See also Jim
Cobb's other books, including Home Defense.

#74: The Prepper's Pantry: Building and Thriving with Food Storage by Anne
Lang. A comprehensive guide to making food from items in your long term storage
pantry. A prepper's food storage book.

#75: The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your
Home for a Disaster Paperback,
by Bernie Carr. A prepper's survival book.

#76:  The Prepper's Workbook: Checklists, Worksheets, and Home Projects to
Protect Your Family from Any Disaster Paperback by Scott B. Williams and  Scott

#77: The Season of Solar Storms by Ron Foster.

#78: The Secret Survival Garden, a book by Rick Austin, pictured leftwas featured
first on the National Geographic channel in an episode of Doomsday Castle. Again
the book was featured in episode five, season four of Doomsday Prepper's, Nat
Geo's other documentary about preppers, homesteaders and survivalists. Read the
book and be sure to catch his wife
Survivor Jane, who is also an author and
Internet celebrity. Get a glimpse of this dynamic prepping duo on the latest episode,
which you find On Demand. A prepper's homesteading book.

#79: The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide by Creek Stewart.
A prepper's survival book.

#80: The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a
Dangerous World
by Robert Richardson. A prepper's survival book.

#81: The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency by
Anna Hess. A prepper's homesteading book.

#82: Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own
by James Wesley Rawles

#83: Urban Homestead – Your Guide to Self Sufficient Living in the Heart of the
by Kelly Coyne. A homesteading book.

#84: Urban Preppers with Kids, Pets & Parents: Disaster Survival for the Family
by James G. Mushen and Rex Michaels

#85: U.S. Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76 by the United States Department of
Defense. A preppers survival book.

#86: When all Hell Breaks Loose, by Cody Lundin. Cody is often called on by the
media to help provide information reports for survival. He's also featured on Dual
Survival on the Discovery Channel. A prepper's survival book.

#87: When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning
and Crisis Surviva
l by  Matthew Stein and James Wesley Rawles. A survival book.

#88: When The Grid Goes Down, Disaster Preparations and Survival Gear For
Making Your Home Self-Reliant
by Tony Nester. A prepper's survival book.

#89: When There Is No Doctor: Preventive and Emergency Healthcare in
Challenging Times
(Process Self-reliance Series) by Gerard S. Doyle, a practicing ER
physician on faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public
Health. Dr. Doyle is also a certified public health-trained disaster planner. His book,
When There Is No Doctor, is smartly designed and full of medical tips and
emergency suggestions.

#90: Without Rule of Law, by Joe Nobody. A Prepper Fiction book.

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The other dozen or so books are the prepper books found on Kindle. There are so
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