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