Many people seem to be preparing for the worst. That’s because the world we live in seems increasingly unsafe, unstable and uncertain. Somehow, by the grace of God, we haven’t had a doomsday scenario. But, as we’re all too aware, anything can happen.
A number of good books have been written with preppers in mind.
How do you start to prepare to become more self sufficient, when, for a couple of generations, at least, we’ve become increasingly reliant upon large grocery stores and a fragile transportation network?
One good step is to learn how to do more for yourself, how to grow food, store food and use basic first-aid and even more advanced medical care, if we truly entered a phase where emergency rooms were not open, and doctors were nowhere to be found. If we live in a cold climate, we’d also need an alternate form of energy to heat our homes in the winter.
Fortunately, a number of books have been written by experienced survival experts, so you can learn how to live in all sorts of circumstances.
Personal Family Survival Manual
The title of this book says it all, and is based upon the National Geographic Channel’s series on Doomsday Preppers. Most valuable in this book are the many illustrations that show you what to do, if the need strikes. You can also learn a lot from the many tips by people profiled, who’ve taken drastic measures to allow themselves to live off the grid. During an emergency event, a handy paperback will be invaluable.
Emergency Survival Book
You’ve been meaning to make some plans, just in case prepping becomes more of a necessity. But you’ve also been too busy to make a serious effort. If that’s the case, 31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness might be the book for you. This book describes very specific things you can do, each day, to get your life and home ready in the event of disaster.
Survival Books for Preppers
In a doomsday event, you might be in it for the long haul. This book is written for such a scenario, when you need to survive if everything collapses, for months or even years. It covers water collecting, hunting and gathering and emergency medical care when doctors and hospitals aren’t available.