The internet is a great tool to have especially if you want to invest more of yourself into the prepper lifestyle. The problem with the internet, as is the problem with any electronic or technological device, is that once an emergency hits you’re basically on your own unless you printed all the information you found online which most people don’t.
There are a lot of books available and most seasoned preppers will suggest having some on hand to help guide you through anything that Mother Nature or the government throws at you.
Books are a great tool for a prepper to have because they can be a great resource when there aren’t any resources available. If they’re purchased early enough, the knowledge that they contain can better prepare you for what’s coming ahead.
You don’t have to get every single book that’s available, but you really should have these top 10 books that may guarantee your survival.
Primitve Skills and Crafts
Written by Linda and Richard Jamison that was published in 2007, this book details how people survived years ago and gives you some really good ideas on how to make things like tools, pottery, glue, axes and blades.
Better Homes and Gardens You Can Can: A Guide to Canning, Preserving, and Pickling
Published in 2010 by Better Homes and Gardens, this book tells you how in step-by-step instructions (with photos) how to can or preserve fresh food.
When There Is No Doctor: Preventive and Emergency Healthcare in Uncertain Times
Written by Gerard Doyle and published in 2010, this book gives details on how to sustain your health and deal with emergencies in your home.
The Prepper’s Pantry: Building and Thriving with Food Storage
Written by Ann Lang and published in 2012, this book deals with the most important aspect of prepping and that’s food storage. The book cover everything you thought you know or didn’t know about food storage. Although this book is an essential requirement for novice preppers, experienced preppers should have it too.
Urban Gardening: How To Grow Food In Any City Apartment Or Yard No Matter How Small
Written by Will Cook and published in 2013, this is an essential book for every urban prepper. The book demonstrates in easy to understand terms how even an apartment dweller can grow their own food.
Ragnar’s Urban Survival: A Hard-Times Guide to Staying Alive in the City
Published in 2000, this book addresses the unique and difficult issues that plague urban preppers. Written by an urban prepper, Ragnar Benson, he refutes the notion that you should head to the hills in order to survive an emergency.
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook
Published in 1999, this book has become the bible for many survivalists and conspiracy theorists. It offers tips on how to survive almost anything from having to land a plane to getting away from an alligator to performing a tracheotomy to getting a fire started without matches.
The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals
Okay, so you’ve got the food storage book and the urban gardening book. Now you’ll need a cookbook that was published with the special circumstances a prepper may be under to make a meal. There are 300 recipes in the book because you can’t survive off of MREs (Meals Ready to Eat).
Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
After the initial shock of an emergency wears off, people will start to return to as much of a normal life as possible and this will include making sure your child gets an education. This book covers all the basics of home schooling all the way through to the 12 grade.
Just in Case: How to Be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens
This book which was published in 2008 gives families a comprehensive plan on how to survive for however long is necessary. In addition to the regular prepping items, it also covers things like clothing and heating sources.