But we urge you, brothers, to excel more and more and to aspire to live quietly, to attend to your own matters, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you. Then you will behave properly toward outsiders, without being dependent on anyone.1:Thessalonians 4:10-12
Below is a list of books dedicated to helping you prepare to survive any SHTF event, such as job loss, snow hits the fan, zombie apocalypse, or any other life impacting event. Will add more to this list as I deem appropriate.
Hopefully you find at least one that is of interest. You do not have to buy any or all of them, but it’s always best to be prepared. When the SHTF happens you do not want to be caught with your pants down.
The Bible – Everything you need to know to live life both here and preparing for everlasting life in heaven. Pictured here is my well-worn NIV Study Bible (New International Version) but I also have an ESV Study Bible (English Standard Version) and a NLT Bible (New Living Translation). It is your choice as to which version you want to use in your daily reading.
The Prepper’s Pocket Guide; 101 Easy Things You Can Do To Ready Your Home For A Disaster by Bernie Carr – – 101 things divided into eight chapters. One of my favorites is # 33 Start A Food Storage Plan For $5 A Week. It gives you a list of items to buy over the course of 4 weeks. By the end of the month you’ve spent approximately $21 (depending upon prices of canned goods, baking supplies and bagged food in your area). There’s no excuse for not being prepared for any personal or wide-scale SHTF event.
Prepper’s Home Defense; Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary by Jim Cobb; Forward by Jerry Ahern author of The Survivalist series. – – Fifteen chapters divided into four sections which cover Security Planning, Physical Defense, Prepper Armory, and Other Considerations (e.g. Communications, Bugging Out) In today’s world it is imperative you consider the security and defense of your home.
Department of Defense U.S. Army Survival Manual; Field Manual 21-76 Department of Defense – Nine chapters covering Evasion, Navigation, Water, and Induced Events (e.g. nuclear bomb) and several more topics. Everything you need to know to survive in the wilderness – most important is Appendix A – The Will To Survive.
Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs; A Beginner’s Guide – Everything you need to know to use herbs for homemade remedies. You learn about everything from Basil to Turmeric and Aloe Vera to Yarrow and every herb and spice in between. My first project is going to be making a Calendula Face Cream (good for the body as well).
The Faithful Prepper; A Christian’s Perspective On Prepping by Aden Tate – -Twenty-Five chapters addressing such issues as What’s Going on in the World?, Is Prepping Biblical?, and numerous chapters on life after a post-disaster. The first chapter you need to read is Chapter 25 – The Ethics of Forced Quarantine. Then go back and start from the beginning.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing (Fifth Edition); A Practical A -to- Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and Food Supplements by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, Revised and Updated by Stacey Bell, DSC – Timeless classic detailing the vitamins, minerals, food, herbs and nutrients for any medical issue such as anxiety, Parkinson’s Disease, sprains, tooth decay and so much more. The book is divided into three sections – Understanding the Elements of Health, The Disorders and Remedies and Therapies. Page 391 lists the substances that rob the body of nutrients; for example Flouride robs the body of vitamin C.
City Prepping – Well thought out and written content covering everything you need to know about being more self-sufficient.
Patriot Nurse – Ten years worth of medical content, food that you need to stock, and other advice. Sunday Livestreams discuss the Bible and current events.
PrepperNurse1 – A site for learning what it is like to live off-grid as he has been doing it for years.
Animated Knots – Learn to tie over 300 knots. You can search by knot name or watch their animated knot of the day.
Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently a virtual logistics contact center representative. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.