Having “stuff” is cool, but too many people tend to rely on “stuff” in an emergency, when really, keeping your head and thinking your way through things works a lot better. (Ever watch MacGyver?) No preparedness plan is complete without knowledge, because somebody can take your stuff, but they cannot take your mind, (if YOU don’t lose it!).
Here is a list of Non-Fiction Must Read Books. I own most of them personally, but I have read them all.
I hope to round out this list with some recommended books at a later date, because this list is small and general in scope.
Non-Fiction Must Haves
- KJV Bible
- Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring
- Ball Blue Book of Preserving
- Boston’s Gun Bible by Boston T. Party
- Cooking’ with Home Storage by Vicki Tate
- Don’t Shoot the Bastards Yet by Claire Wolfe
- First Aid — (American Red Cross Handbook) Responding To Emergencies
- LDS Preparedness Manual, edited by Christopher M. Parrett
- Making the Best of Basics – Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens
- Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearney (Available for free download.)
- Principles of Personal Defense by Jeff Cooper
- Storey’s Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance by John & Martha Storey
- Survival Guns by Mel Tappan
- The Alpha Strategy by John Pugsley. (Out of print, but a PDF is available for free download.)
- The Encyclopedia of Country Living (Tenth Edition) by Carla Emery
- The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
- The Tiger’s Way: A U.S. Private’s Best Chance for Survival by H. John Poole
- Where There is No Dentist
- Where There Is No Doctor