Being a prepper takes a lot of work. You have to know a lot about everything from growing your own produce to dealing with a natural disaster or power outage in your city. It can get overwhelming trying to figure it all out on your own. These books can help you create a solid prepping plan for your own family.
The Best Self-Sufficient Living Books for Preppers
Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle
Author: Gail Damerow
If you’re into prepping, then you have probably thought about raising your own animals at some point. This book shows you how to raise a variety of animals in a smallish space as well as general care tips for each animal.
Author: Angela England
Find out how to grow your own food on as little as ¼ of an acre in this handy guide to small farm living. Read about growing vegetables and raising animals at a fraction of the cost of store prices.
You can read more about this book in our review of the book.
Author: Kelly Coyne
As a city-dewller myself, I am particularly interested in this book. It covers topics like preserving food, growing food in a small space, raising your own animals, and even foraging for your free-range foods around you.
Books on Emergency Care and Prep
Authors: Robin Edgerton and Angela England
I read and reviewed this book for Mom Prepares in the past, and I love it. I think it is one of the best overall guides for living a prepper lifestyle that I have ever seen. I like the simplicity of it and the wealth of information contained in the pages.
Author: Kathy Harrison
This book is the answer to the more-probable emergencies that we will face throughout out lifetime. It covers topics like natural disasters, days-long power outages, and area evacuations.
Author: Matthew Stein
This book covers the basics of day-to-day prepper living, but it also covers the worst-nightmare fears that everyone has when thinking about the future. If the economy collapsed, would you know how to survive? This book can show you how.
Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis
Author: Peggy Layton
Could you survive for more than a couple of days on the food stored in your house? This guide helps face the practical issue of feeding your family in the face of disaster and offers essential tips for surviving and using emergency food stores.
Author: Joseph Alton
During a disaster, it is likely you may have to face medical situations without the help of a doctor or other medical professional. This book can help you figure out what to do when help is not on the way.
Preparing Food for the Future
Author: Peggy Layton
I like this book because it talks about real ways to use foods from your prepper storage.
In some cases, I think we keep our foods until an elusive “rainy day” that doesn’t come before the food is spoiled.
A great book, prepper or no. Everyone should know how to make good food with what they have on hand!
Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
Author: The Gardeners and Farmers of Centre Terre Vivante
I’m extremely interested in traditional food preparation before the invention of cans, freezers, and other modern conveniences. This book covers how to use some of those traditional methods in your own kitchen.
The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest: 150 Recipes for Freezing, Canning, Drying and Pickling Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Carol W. Costenbader
This is a basic guide for canning, pickling, drying, and freezing foods just like great-grandma used to do.
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