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Prepping books by Jim Cobb.
Jim Cobb of DisasterPrepConsultants.com and survivalweekly.com
has a series of books with preppers in mind. According to his Web
sites, his goal is to focus on "low-cost ways the average person
can be better prepared for whatever life may throw their way."
That's the concept that has made him a hero of the self-reliant
type ~ homesteaders, preppers and survivalists.

While his Web sites have virtually no traffic, his books are well
read in the prepper community and are highly rated on Amazon.
Jim Cobb is a prolific survivalist writer who has a host of
important books on prepping.

Best Prepping Guides by Jim Cobb
Below is a list of our favorite prepping guides by Jim Cobb in
order of our favorites in no particular order...

Jim Cobb book #1: Prepper's Home Defense.
One of the more interesting Jim Cobb books is about home
defense. According to his biography, Jim Cobb lives and works in
the Upper Midwest, sequestered in a fortified bunker with his wife
and their three kids. He knows how to keep them safe and secure
and divulges some controversial ideas in his underrated book,
Prepper's Home Defense, pictured right.

Learn the security strategies you need to protect your family by
any means necessary. In the book, Cobb recommends the deter,
delay defend strategy. The author asks, "Does your disaster
preparation plan include security measures?"

When civilization fails and the desperate masses begin looting,
they will come for your food, water and life-sustaining supplies.
This book shows you how to implement a complete plan for
operational security and physical defense, including:
  • Perimeter Security Systems and Traps
  • House Fortifications and Safe Rooms
  • Secured and Hidden Storage
  • Firearms and Defensive Combat Techniques (if this chapter
    interests you, be sure to read Prepper's Armed Defense)
  • Gathering Intelligence and Forming Alliances

Jim Cobb book #2: Prepper's Armed Defense.
Another popular topic is Prepper's Armed Defense. In his book of
lifesaving firearms and alternative weapons to purchase, master
and stockpile right, Cobb offers a comprehensive guide to gun
options as well as non-lethal and homemade alternatives needed
for neutralizing attackers after a catastrophic collapse.

Cobb is a prolific author! Prepper's Armed Defense book delivers
with its comprehensive overview of gun options, as well as non-
lethal and homemade alternatives you need to neutralize
attackers after a catastrophic collapse.

Among the weapons covered: firearms, knives, brass knuckles,
bows, blackjack and sap, monkey fist slingshots, clubs and
batons, as well as Tonfa and other martial arts weapons. The
book also discusses non-lethal weapons like
pepper spray, Tasers
and stun guns; plus last-minute improvised weapons made from
common household items.

Wondering about the legality? The legalities of self-defense are
also discussed as not all encounters will take place after a
societal collapse.  From the proper way to relate the information
to a police dispatcher to when you should call an attorney, the
focus is on ensuring you don't end up behind bars for protecting
your loved ones.

Every prepper will have an interest in lifesaving firearms and
alternative weapons to purchase, master and stockpile and will
enjoy his cogent advice.

Jim Cobb book #3: Prepper's financial guide:
You’re prepared for hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, earthquakes
and other natural disasters, but are you ready for the inevitable
man-made disasters to come? This book teaches you the other
half of disaster planning―how to survive the economic turmoil
that hits regions and nations after the storm has passed.

The Prepper's Financial Guide discusses strategies to invest,
stockpile and build security for today as well as of the post-
collapse marketplace. The book starts with a history of the
financial collapse and helps you build towards debt reduction.

If you haven't prepared your kids with a financial education, then
this book will help them get started from a prepper's perspective.

Prepper’s Financial Guide will teach you how to:
  • Barter and trade for needed supplies
  • Become self-sufficient
  • Build an off-grid marketplace
  • Buy precious metals
  • Safeguard your valuable possessions
  • Invest in foreign and alternate currencies
  • Reduce debt so you can save for the future

Jim Cobb book #4: Prepper's Communication
The Prepper's Communication Handbook is your ultimate guide to
acquiring, assembling and using life-saving emergency
communications systems. This book is ideal for a prepper new to
the communications game. It offers a look at the detailed
descriptions of types of radios, radio codes and call signs, but it's
not going to provide repairing or cobbling with such devices.

Cobb's book covers the ins and outs of:
  • satellite radio
  • shortwave
  • NOAA receivers
  • GMRS and FRS radios
  • Citizen's Band
  • Ham radio
  • Radio Scanner and
  • MURS radio

An unexpected part of the guide discusses body language and
communications, which might be necessary in a hostage situation.

Preppers realize that when disaster strikes, your calls, texts and
e-mails may not work. Such was the case the catastrophic
circumstances of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy and of course
9/11 when transmissions towers were destroyed or overloaded.
Preppers can take action now with a
survival communication plan
and this book.

Jim Cobb book #5: Urban Emergency Survival Plan.
Not everyone will flee to the countryside when the stuff hits the
fan. With the
Urban Emergency Survival Plan, you can stay safe in
the city. If you've decided to stay put, you'll appreciate the
common sense approach.

With topics unique to urban environments, you'll gain a strategy
for sheltering in place at work, and you'll know the urban threats
you may face and what to do about them. Most importantly, the
book discusses security option in urban areas ad ideas for how to
respond and cooperate with government disaster plans.

This is a great book for a beginning prepper as a starting point
Readiness strategies also include food storage with an emphasis
on limited space and budget, as well as sanitation, first aid and

Jim Cobb book #6: The Prepper's Complete Book of
Disaster Readiness.
The Prepper's Complete Book of Disaster Readiness: Life-Saving
Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans, pictured at the bottom of the
page, provides the key to riding out the aftermath of a crisis
when the power grid is down, supplies are running short, and
anarchy is the rule of the day.  Get an action plan for dealing with
hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, and earthquakes. With this
comprehensive guide, you can get started storing food, securing
and strengthening a house, drafting emergency contingency
plans, preparing children, packing bug-out bags, and even setting
up an off-site survival retreat.

Among the
best used prepping books for beginners, you will
appreciate the content if you're just starting your prepping
journey. Written in 2013, the content is still highly relevant.

Jim Cobb book #7: Prepper's Survival Hacks.
Another on the list of favorite Jim Cobb prepping and survival
books is
Prepper's Survival Hacks ~ 50 DIY Projects for Lifesaving
Gear, Gadgets and kits. Prepper’s Survival Hacks not only teaches
you how to improvise solutions for the scarcities, deficiencies,
and dangers that will arise in a worst-case scenario, but it gives
you specific project ideas offering you a wide range of creative
ideas for transforming cheap and widely available items into life-
saving gear:
  • Harvest water in a transpiration bag
  • Catch food with a pocket fishing kit
  • Cook using a handy hobo stove
  • Craft quick fire starters in an egg carton
  • Make a mini oil lamp using a mint tin
  • Assemble a survival kit in a belt pouch

Jim Cobb book #8: Countdown to Preparedness.
Countdown to Preparedness is not just another survival guide by
Jim Cobb ~ it's a 52-week course to becoming a full-fledged
prepper! Countdown to Preparedness guides you step-by-step
with everything from simple tools for storing food and water to
advanced techniques for defending your family and property:
  • Learn to stock, treat, use and reuse the most important
    survival item of all―water
  • Store enough food to feed your family for three months
    without breaking the bank
  • Develop the emergency skills to respond effectively to any
    catastrophic event
  • Fortify and protect your home with affordable and
    manageable DIY projects
  • Create a prepper savings account to ensure your family’s well-

Countdown to preparedness is an ideal starters guide for preppers
and you can get one easily used for around $2.50 plus shipping
and handling.

Jim Cobb book #9: Prepper's Long Term Survival
Of all the Jim Cobb prepping and survival books, the one most
widely read is the
Prepper's Long-term Survival Guide. This
significant 12-chapter book includes a community survival
planning section and even how to survive boredom!

Even if you live in the city, the Prepper's Long-term Survival Guide
is an invaluable resource. It will help you find the food, shelter,
off-grid power and life-saving strategies for self-sufficient living.
It gives you the know how to deal with a grid-down, no power

Jim Cobb book #10: Prepper's Long Term Survival
Guide ~ Book 2
If you already own Prepper's Long Term Survival Guide and loved
it, then you'll want to pre-order book 2! The preparations a person
can make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster
will not keep one alive in the event of widespread social collapse
caused by pandemic, grid failure or other long-term crises.
Government pamphlets and other prepping books tell how to hold
out through an emergency until services are restored. This book
teaches them how to survive when nothing returns to normal for
weeks, months or even years, including:

  • Forming a safe survival group and learning how to do
    background checks
  • Selecting a survival retreat in the best location
  • How to transition from survivalist to homesteader
  • Pros and cons for long term energy including solar, wind and

Happy endings...
Prepping books may come and go, but Jim Cobb has a unique
approach in his books that's earned a place on the prepper's
bookshelf.  If you're new to prepping you can't go wrong with one
of his basic books. If you're fairly experienced in prepping, the
you'll find his specific books extremely useful.

Whether you need to boost your personal security or
communications, your financial status or your overall readiness,
check out the books by Jim Cobb.

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