Preparedness Book list

Here is the start of the book list.  Some of your suggestions will show up later after I have had a chance to read them.  No books will be listed unless my wife or I have reviewed them and think they provide some good information.  More categories will be added.  Send in your suggestions, this is by no means a complete list..



  • One Second After
  • Patriots
  • Survivors
  • Lights Out

Cooking and Food Preservation

  • Blue Book of Canning
  • Solar Cooking by Harriet Kofalk
  • Solar Cooking for Home and Camp by Linda Frederick Yaffe
  • Dutch Oven Cooking by John G Ragsdale
  • So Easy to Preserve by the University of Georgia.
  • Complete Guide to Home Canning by the United States Department of Agriculture
  • Simple Recipes Using Food Storage Published by CFI
  • Entertaining with Insects by Ronal L Taylor and Barbara J Carter
  • Log Cabin Cooking by Barbara Swell
  • Civil War Recipes by Lily May Spaulding and John Spaulding
  • Clara’s Kitchen by Clara Cannucciari
  • Joy of Cooking, must be 1967 printing or earlier
  • The Farmer’s Almanac Cook book 1952 edition
  • A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing, & Smoking Meat, Fish & Game by Wilbur F Eastman
  • Dry It, you’ll like it by Gen Macmaniman
  • The Great American Camping Cookbook by Scott Cookman
  • How Do We Eat It? By Deborah Pedersen Vanderniet
  • Original Whistle Stop Café Cookbook by Fannie Flagg
  • Passport to Survival by Esther Dickey

General Preparedness Books

  • Emergency Preparedness the Right Way by Howard Godfrey
  • Emergency Preparedness and More by Howard Godfrey
  • How to Survive the End of the World as we Know It by James Wesley, Rawles
  • Skills for Survival by Esther Dickey
  • When Technology Fails by Mathew Stein
  • The Sense of Survival by J. Allen South
  • Making the Best of Basics: Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens

Survival (including nuclear) and Woodcraft Skills

  • Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen
  • Basic Mountaineering by The Sierra Club
  • How to survive on Land and Sea by Frank C. Craighead Jr. and John Craigshead
  • Outdoor Safety and Survival by Paul H Risk
  • Survival Evasion and Escape FM21-76
  • When all Hell Breaks Loose by Cody Lundin
  • Basic Arctic Manual FM31-70
  • Nature Bound Pocket Field Guide by Ron Dawson
  • Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton
  • Survival Sense for Pilots by Robert Stoffel and Patrick LaValla
  • Survival Skills of Native California by Paul D. Campbell
  • The Complete Walker by Colin Fletcher
  • Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson h Kearny

Medical Books

  • Handbook of the Hospital Corp United States Navy
  • The Ship’s Medicine Chest and Medical Aid at Sea
  • Where There is No Doctor by David Werner
  • Emergency War Surgery
  • Where There is No Dentist by Murray Dickson
  • A comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine by Eric A Weiss M.D.
  • Medicine for Mountaineering by James A Wilkerson M.D.
  • Special Forces Medical Specialist handbook
  • Ditch Medicine: Advanced Field Procedures For Emergencies by Hugh Coffee
  • Advance Red Cross First Aid manual
  • Jems EMS Pocket Guide by Charley D. Miller

Herbs and Edible Plants

  • American Medicinal Plants by Charles F. Millspaugh
  • Wild Edible Plants of the western United States by Donald Kirk
  • The Herb Book by John Lust
  • Earth Medicine-Earth Foods by Michael A Weiner
  • You can Survive it All by Marlena Geiser-Wiley
  • A Modern Herbal volumes 1 & 2 by Mrs M. Grieve
  • Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F Balch M.D. and Phyllis A Balch C.N.C.
  • The Natural Pharmacy by Skye Lininger D.C.
  • The Doctors Book of Nome Remedies by the editors of Prevention Magazine

Miscellaneous Books

  • The Foxfire Series volume 1-11
  • Surviving the Economic Collapse
  • Emergency Response Guidebook 2010, for dangerous goods/hazardous materials


4 thoughts on “Preparedness Book list”

  1. Victoria from Georgia

    Under ‘General Preparedness’ I found the book ‘The Humanure Handbook’ by JC Jenkins very good. This is a subject that is rarely discussed but very necessary to know about. If we are going back to raising our own food without the oil based fertilizers this book will help, then there is spread of disease. Tons of information in this book to make anyone feel safe about using Humanure and it’s easy!

  2. This a book I want to review. The idea of using human waste for fertilizer does not bother me. When I was a child in South Africa it was quite common.

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