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Old March 21st, 2020, 01:32 PM #1
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Books About Prepping

Lets try to make this a resource that will help people. Please provide a brief description of what the book contains and why you think it should be included. Also provide a link if at all possible so people can either find the book or at least more information about the book.

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Roughing It in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
https://archive.org/details/roughing...sh_mf_librivox
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'Roughing It In the Bush' is Susanna Moodie's account of how she coped with the harshness of life in the woods of Upper Canada, as an Englishwoman homesteading abroad. Her narrative was constructed partly as a response to the glowing falsehoods European land-agents were circulating about life in the New World. Her chronicle is frank and humorous, and was a popular sensation at the time of its publication in 1852. (Summary by Moira Fogarty)
This chronicles her struggles as a pioneer hand includes the obstacles they faced in the first half of the 19th Century and how they were overcome. Life was hard. Since it is from a women's point of view it may appeal to your wives and get them to thinking about possible futures.
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One sec after is about the "end of times" but actually a wonderful read. More of a somewhat realistic story about a family and how a small town copes with the end of the world...
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I"ve always wanted an informative book on information one might need both in the woods or at home that gave useful information on survival assuming No Internet was available to look up the information. How to take care of health w/o medicine, how to grow things, what plants are edible and how to recognize them etc.
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One sec after is about the "end of times" but actually a wonderful read. More of a somewhat realistic story about a family and how a small town copes with the end of the world...

All three books in the series were pretty good. Its a fictional work without any real technical knowledge, but the author does a good job of bringing the problems faced by early Americans into a modern context.
For example it gives the reader some pause when you have to contemplate how you might have to function in the world, with a painful tooth abscess or replace a broken pair of prescription glasses.
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All three books in the series were pretty good. Its a fictional work without any real technical knowledge, but the author does a good job of bringing the problems faced by early Americans into a modern context.
For example it gives the reader some pause when you have to contemplate how you might have to function in the world, with a painful tooth abscess or replace a broken pair of prescription glasses.
Didn't realize this is a series. Will have to take a look!
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If you have access to a usenet service such as Easynews, Giganews, Supernews, etc search for magazines or books with titles like Bushcraft and Survival.Skills, American Survival Guide, FoxFire, Disaster Survival Magazine, Survivors Edge, US Marine Corps - Survival, Evasion, and Recovery. There’s also a ton of US Army Survival/First Aid publications that are on the internet in PDF format. And you just need to search for them. If anything you might learn a few skills to use if you find yourself outdoors or lost and have to find you way or live without access to the normal day to day needs like water, food or a toilet.

Everyone should know how to handle basic First Aids needs!

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Or....check here
https://www.scribd.com/search?conten...ing&language=1

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I read books and have been buying old collections of books about details from everything from gardening/canning/skill training..

However I believe every firearm owner should own at least one book on the maintenance and basic repair of every firearm they own..

You will not find the info on the internet if it's down!

Also you should have the top 10 to 15 parts needed for those repairs.
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I'm in the middle of writing an alien invasion novel, and picked up a book on prepping to help research it. Fascinating. So I picked up another, then another, then started stashing stuff in the basement. Then I picked up another...the book is coming along too! Which reminds me, I need to interview some folks one of these days (Blackhawk aviator and crew chief would be nice, A-10 pilot, any US special operations forces esp SEAL or AF Combat Controller, Vietnam vet that had interactions with "tunnel rats"...I should post another thread. It's a pretty big list.).
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The entire Foxfire collection, including anniversary editions, https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Coll...4826213&sr=8-1
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