The results are in from our 2014 poll question of your recommended survival preparedness reference books. What every family needs to prepare and educate themselves about survival psychology and the skills necessary to negotiate a disaster. Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers-and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century.
Modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, raising chickens -the most authoritative guide available to a sustainable lifestyle and living off of the land.
Comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills.
A guide for those who want to be medically prepared -will give you the tools to handle injuries and illness for any disaster where help is NOT on the way. A practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors -broken down into Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety. Intended to assist individuals and families in coping with emergency preparations and contains over 130 in-depth articles on food storage and general Preparedness. Survival blog topics for a life of preparedness and risk awareness; emergency and disaster or threats thereof. This collection of the best homesteading books that are worth your time to read is a place to start building your homesteading skills towards self sufficiency. This book offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Anyone can learn to store fruits and vegetables safely and naturally with a cool, dark space (even a closet!) and the step-by-step advice in this book.
Many people dream of becoming self-reliant during these times of fluctuating prices and uncertain job security. Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. The essential resource for modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, and raising chickens, The Encyclopedia of Country Living includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove and more. Fresh Eggs Daily is an authoritative, accessible guide to coops, nesting boxes, runs, feed, and natural health care with time-tested remedies.  The author promotes the benefits of keeping chickens happy and well-occupied, and in optimal health, free of chemicals and antibiotics.
Plan and plant a successful and sustainable backyard farm — from a quarter acre to a full acre and beyond — right in your own backyard. This hip, modern handbook is filled with fresh and new ways to preserve nature’s bounty throughout the year.
For over 40 years, high school students in Foxfire programs have helped to gather and publish information about their Homesteading Southern Appalachian heritage. The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management. The easy-to-follow advice in this book will show you everything you need to know to enjoy an abundant, independent life on food and products grown in your own back yard.

The Beekeeper’s Bible is as much an ultimate guide to the practical essentials of beekeeping as it is a beautiful almanac to be read from cover to cover. A new, bloody installment in Max Brooks's #1 bestselling graphic novel, TheZombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks.
A new, bloody installment in Max Brooks's #1 bestselling graphic novel, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster. Formerly unimaginable scenarios have become terrifyingly real possibilities -learn how to prepare for the worst. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard.
Using truly simple techniques, you can cultivate the pioneer’s independence to provide safety against lost wages, harsh weather, economic recession, and commercial contamination and shortages. Many of the projects require basic materials available at your everyday home center, but this book also provides valuable DIY resources for solar, hydro, greenhouse, and gardening needs. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle.
She emphasizes the therapeutic value of herbs and natural supplements to maintaining a healthy environment for your chickens. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction of the cost. Organized by season and illustrated with beautiful photographs, it offers detailed instructions and recipes for making more than 150 canned, pickled, dried, and frozen foods, as well as 50 inventive recipes for dishes using these foods.
Detailed insights on grafting, planting, pruning, and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included, along with a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year. You may feel like you have superpowers the first time you prepare a meal using only ingredients you grew in your garden. Part history book, part handbook, and part cookbook, this illustrated tome covers every facet of the ancient hobby of beekeeping, from how to manage hives safely to harvesting one’s own honey, and ideas for how to use honey and beeswax. Best-selling author Max Brooks provides the lessons that history has taught us about zombie outbreaks as he chronicles the most famous outbreaks, gruesomely illustrated in graphic novel form.
What began as a war of revenge between rival gangs turns into a sprawling, blood-soaked street riot. Most retailers have removed any trace of it, yet GoodReads shows that it has 4 stars and received 52 ratings.
Ussery’s model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Strengthen your family’s self-reliance as you discover anew the joy of homegrown food, thrift, and self-sufficient living. This book will help you build security with utility backup systems and become more sustainable, resulting in less dependence on city systems for basic needs.

The extensive profiles of pome fruits (apples, pears, asian pears, quinces), stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums), and berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries) will quickly have you savoring the prospects. And is there anything you can’t do after you lather up with a bar of soap that you made in your own home? Detailed instructions for making candles, furniture polish, beauty products, and nearly 100 honey-themed recipes are included.
From our descendants on the African savannahs to the legions of ancient Rome, from the voyages of Francis Drake to the ill-advised experiments of the Soviet army, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks takes the reader on a journey across many anni horribilis and hauntingly reminds us how close the living dead have come to destroying humanity.
For some of the authors, like, George, Speere and Paulsen, have a whole line of books are wonderful to read, though I can’t list them all. This book is full of recipes and tips that will help you discover the joy of self-sufficiency.
On the other: a famished and senseless legion of the flesh-hungry undead quickly taking over downtown Los Angeles.
Ever since the sea took his mothera€™s life and spared his own, he has lived with deep fear.
And even though his father is the Great Chief of Hikuerua€“and island whose seafaring people worship couragea€“he is terrified, and so scorned. If We Survive by Andrew Klavan: High schooler Will Peterson and three friends journeyed to Central America to help rebuild a school. In a poor, secluded mountain village, they won the hearts of the local people with their energy and kindness. Now, guns and terror are everywherea€”and Americans are being targeted as the first to die. Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest neighbor, Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them.
500+ Free Camping & Dutch Oven Recipes 10 Basic Safety Tips for Women Create a Family Ememgency BinderSubscribe Today!No spam ever! It is about a kid who runs away from home (and his step-father) and stows away on a small plane that crashes in the Yukon wilderness. This one would be for older kids or adults, though.Reply momwithaprep says July 27, 2013 at 7:15 am Thanks for the suggestions! The first two books are told from the perspective of a teenaged girl, and the next two books are told from the perspective of teenaged boys who were introduced as characters in the first two books.
My daughter (who was 15 when the first book came out) got me hooked on that series!Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.

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