Suggested Reading List

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND MORE: a Manual on Food Storage and Survival is a comprehensive book designed to provide preparedness information to the average family in America today. It consists of 19 chapters covering: Amounts and types of foods you need to store to be self-sufficient; learning how to package your food for long-term storage; knowing what to do when the power grid fails. How do you cook food and light your home without electricity? What type of medical supplies should you have on hand if you’re on your own? If the water system fails, do you know how to purify your drinking water? Learn about communication and precious metal trading. All this and more is included in this easy to read book.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: The Right Way is designed to help the average family prepare for emergencies. Chapters include the amounts and types of foods you need to store. Learn how to package your food for long-term storage. Know what to do when the power grid fails. How do you cook your food and light your home? What type of medical supplies should you have on hand? If the water system fails, how do you purify your drinking water? All this and more is included in this easy to read book.

The America we are accustomed to is no more. Practically overnight the stock market has plummeted, hyperinflation has crippled commerce, and the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure have fallen. The power grids are down. Brutal rioting and looting grip every major city. The volatile era known as “the Crunch” has begun, and this new period in our history will leave no one untouched. In this unfamiliar environment, only a handful of individuals are equipped to survive.

Andrew Laine, a resourceful young U.S. Army officer stationed overseas in Afghanistan, wants nothing more than to return home to Bloomfield, New Mexico. With the world in turmoil and all air and sea traffic to America suspended, Laine must rely on his own ingenuity and the help of good Samaritans to reach his family. Andrew will do whatever it takes to make it home to his fiancée, no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Major Ian Doyle is a U.S. Air Force pilot sta-tioned in Arizona with his wife, Blanca. Their young daughter, Linda, is trapped in the North- eastern riots. Three teenage orphans, Shadrach, Reuben, and Matthew Phelps, have no choice but to set out on their own when their orphanage closes at the beginning of the Crunch. Then there is Ignacio Garcia, the ruthless leader of the criminal gang called La Fuerza, who will stop at nothing to amass an army capable of razing the countryside. And over everything looms the threat of a provisional government, determined to take over America and destroy the freedoms upon which it was built. The world of Survivors is a terrifyingly familiar one. Rawles has written a novel so close to the truth, readers will forget it’s fiction. If everything you thought you knew suddenly fell apart, would you survive?

The definitive guide on how to prepare for any crisis–from global financial collapse to a pandemic.

It would only take one unthinkable event to disrupt our way of life. If there is a terrorist attack, a global pandemic, or sharp currency devaluation–you may be forced to fend for yourself in ways you’ve never imagined. Where would you get water? How would you communicate with relatives who live in other states? What would you use for fuel?

Survivalist expert James Wesley, Rawles, author of Patriots and editor of, shares the essential tools and skills you will need for you family to survive, including:

* Water: Filtration, transport, storage, and treatment options.
* Food Storage: How much to store, pack-it-yourself methods, storage space and rotation, countering vermin.
* Fuel and Home Power: Home heating fuels, fuel storage safety, backup generators.
* Garden, Orchard Trees, and Small Livestock: Gardening basics, non-hybrid seeds, greenhouses; choosing the right livestock.
* Medical Supplies and Training: Building a first aid kit, minor surgery, chronic health issues.
* Communications: Following international news, staying in touch with loved ones.
* Home Security: Your panic room, self-defense training and tools.
* When to Get Outta Dodge: Vehicle selection, kit packing lists, routes and planning.
* Investing and Barter: Tangibles investing, building your barter stockpile. And much more.

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It is a must-have for every well-prepared family.

America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse—the stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

As hordes of refugees and looters pour out of the cities, a small group of friends living in the Midwest desperately tries to make their way to a safe-haven ranch in northern Idaho. The journey requires all their skill and training since communication, commerce, transportation and law enforcement have all disappeared. Once at the ranch, the group fends off vicious attacks from outsiders and then looks to join other groups that are trying to restore true Constitutional law to the country.

Patriots is a thrilling narrative depicting fictional characters using authentic survivalist techniques to endure the collapse of the American civilization. Reading this compelling, fast-paced novel could one day mean the difference between life and death.

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Community health workers, educators and individuals from around the world use Where There Is No Dentist to help people care for their teeth and gums. This book’s broad focus makes it an invaluable resource. The author uses straightforward language and careful instructions to explain how to: examine patients; diagnose common dental problems; make and use dental equipment; use local anesthetics; place fillings; and remove teeth. There is also a special chapter on oral health and HIV/AIDS, which provides the dental worker with a detailed, well-illustrated discussion of the special problems faced by people living with HIV/AIDS, and appropriate treatment. This 2010 printing features information on Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART), a way to fill cavities without drilling, as well as an updated resources section. This book is an important companion to the 2010 version of Where There Is No Doctor.

Hesperian’s classic manual, Where There Is No Doctor, is perhaps the most widely-used health care manual in the world.

Useful for health workers, clinicians, and others involved in primary health care delivery and health promotion programs, with millions of copies in print in more than 75 languages, the manual provides practical, easily understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent common diseases. Special attention is focused on mutrition, infection and disease prevention, and diagnostic techniques as primary ways to prevent and treat health problems.

This 2010 reprint features updated medicines, plus information on tuberculosis and HIV, including guidelines for anti-retroviral therapy and preventing HIV in babies.

In this entertaining apocalyptic thriller from Forstchen (We Look Like Men of War), a high-altitude nuclear bomb of uncertain origin explodes, unleashing a deadly electromagnetic pulse that instantly disables almost every electrical device in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. Airplanes, most cars, cellphones, refrigerators—all are fried as the country plunges into literal and metaphoric darkness. History professor John Matherson, who lives with his two daughters in a small North Carolina town, soon figures out what has happened. Aided by local officials, Matherson begins to deal with such long-term effects of the disaster as starvation, disease and roving gangs of barbarians. While the material sometimes threatens to veer into jingoism, and heartstrings are tugged a little too vigorously, fans of such classics as Alas, Babylon and On the Beachwill have a good time as Forstchen tackles the obvious and some not-so-obvious questions the apocalypse tends to raise. Newt Gingrich provides a foreword. (Mar.)
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This 2010 reprint features updated medicines, plus information on tuberculosis and HIV, including guidelines for anti-retroviral therapy and preventing HIV in babies.

The book is written for the average person with the average items in a house or apartment. This is called EXPEDIENT CIVIL DEFENSE. You use what you have to protect and provide for yourself and family. Everything around you is a resource, you just have to understand how a bucket, a towel, rocks and clay can filter nuclear fallout out of water (it does!) and what everything else in your house or residence can do. That’s why this book is good for any disaster, in any big disaster what is lost is the infrastructure that provides for us. Electricity, water, communications, sewage, transportation. This book show YOU HOW to cope and survive with what you have. This book can save your life.

2 Responses to Suggested Reading List

  1. David Rice says:

    Dear Mr. Godfrey,
    Thank you for the advice re e-tools. I now realize that the entrenching tool I purchased for backpacking is a cheap imitation of military e-tools.
    I am new to prepping, found your page only this evening, and wish to learn more.
    David Rice

  2. KE4SKY says:

    I would also like to recommend:

    “Six Ways In, Twelve Ways Out” by George Jasper
    This basic skills manual by George Jasper is a compilation of training material that U.S. RSOG cadre uses to train military personnel during the Survival and Evasion course. Brief text prefacing each chapter applies to the material about cadre experiences in the field. There are over 185 pages of text and simple to follow illustrations. The manual is $15.00 postage paid. All proceeds from the sale of the manual go into the training budget of U.S. RSOG personnel. On Amazon used copies usually cost more than the list price. Order direct by sending a $15.00 check or money order to:
    U.S. RSOG
    4600 N. Hardesty
    Kansas City MO 64117

    “Survivalist Family” is written by Joe Fox of Viking Services LLC and Joe has been living the preparedness lifestyle since he was a child, teaches men, women and children all over the country to prepare and survive. A former Special Forces officer, USRSOG Cadre and SERE instructor, Joe imparts knowledge you cannot get anywhere else. ISBN: 978-1-935018-25-4 Price: $19.95
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for the new prepper, May 21, 2010
    This review is from: Survivalist Family Prepared Americans for a Strong America (Paperback) This is an incredibly easy-to-follow book, complete with lists and priorities. It emphasizes doing instead of buying and uses real life examples to explain why many tasks are emphasized over others. At 195 pages it’s not difficult to read and it won’t provide earth-shattering secrets to make you Rambo overnight. It focuses on the basics that most of us forget because we’re too busy whacking at the trees to see the forest. I have a good library and this is the book that everyone should start with. If you are already an experienced prepper then you should still buy two copies of the book. One to make sure you’ve covered the basics, and the other to give to your friends who still think the government will save them during the next natural disaster.

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