Preparedness & Homesteading Books

You can find a lot of information about “being prepared” these days. How many people who actually do it is unknown.

One thing for certain is that those who can TRULY live “off-grid” for an extended period of time are far and few between.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t start somewhere. And some books to educate yourself are probably a good idea. Having knowledge stored in your brain may come in handy at some point in the future.

(And don’t forget – if you read books on an “eReader,” you probably want to download them to your devices. Print books that work without electricity are preferred, though.)

9 books for preparedness & homesteading reference

Here are some books to get you started. Do you have others any you might recommend?

  1. The Encyclopedia Of Country Living – An “all in one” reference book.
  2. The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide For When Help Is Not On The Way – Perhaps the difference between life and death.
  3. Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving – One of the survival fundamentals.
  4. Back to Basics from Readers Digest – Another overall reference.
  5. The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan – For those stuck in an urban area.
  6. Physicians’ Desk Reference – More medical information.
  7. Homesteading Simplified, by Jackie Clay – A good introduction book.
  8. Dr. Pitcairns Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats – Don’t forget the pets!
  9. Survival & Austere Medicine – An Introduction – Covers nearly all medical situations. (Click the link for free PDF – 614 pages).

(H/T: https://modernsurvivalblog.com/survival-skills/list-of-reference-books-for-preparedness-homesteading/)

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