Looking for some great resources on homesteading, prepping, survival and gardening? We’ve got a great list of books for you to check out!
Countdown to Preparedness
A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to fully prepare your family for any cataclysmic event. Welcome to the most important class you’ll ever take. In this dangerous world, there’s no place where disaster won’t find you. Your only option is to get educated. Presenting a straightforward 52-week course to becoming a full-fledged prepper, this book guides you step-by-step with everything from simple tools for storing food and water to advanced techniques for defending your family and property.
Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival
This in-depth, nuts-and-bolts guide to storing food teaches you a variety of food storage methods that you can customize to meet your family’s unique circumstances including family size, tastes, ages, health concerns, income, and living conditions. This is not a generic manual on stocking dehydrated meals that have ten-year shelf lives. It’s the guide to storing foods your family loves so you can eat well no matter what challenges life throws at you.
Prepper’s Long-Term Survival
The preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by pandemic, failure of the grid or other long-term crises. Government pamphlets and other prepping books tell you how to hold out through an emergency until services are restored. This book teaches you how to survive when nothing returns to normal for weeks, months or even years, including:
Duct Tape 911
Duct tape, a lifesaver? Absolutely! In fact, it’s the number-one medical supply Dr. James Hubbard recommends always keeping on-hand for in-a-pinch fix-you-uppers. For the first time, he’s compiled his best duct-tape tips, plus never-before-published techniques, to give you the ultimate medical duct tape survival guide. With “Duct Tape 911,” learn first-aid skills in an interesting new way, and get little-known tricks that will help you feel ready for whatever comes.
The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness
Is your survival plan complete from A to Z? Are you truly 100 percent prepared? Because if you overlook one vital area, fail to stock one critical supply or underestimate one potential danger, your whole plan could come crashing down. The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness guarantees you won’t miss a thing as you prepare for the most important moment in your life. This bible of prepping shows each and every life-saving step necessary to keep your family alive and well when the world around you is in chaos.
Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less)
As food prices continue to rise, more and more people have discovered that they can create their own food supply, right on their own property, and at a fraction of the price of conventional farm food that’s been shipped to their local grocery from locations unknown. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction of the cost. However, poor planning for needs, proper use of available space, and a lack of preparedness for preserving or selling the harvest can quickly lead to wasted time and sweat.
DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner
Build your way to a more self-sufficient lifestyle with step-by-step projects for backup and supplementary utilities–including independent water, heat, and electricity–growing and storing food, raising small livestock, beekeeping, and more. This book will help you build security with utility backup systems and become more sustainable, resulting in less dependence on city systems for basic needs. Whether you have a city plot or simply pots, this book includes all of the information needed to plan, build, and succeed with greater self-sufficiency.
This book addresses the needs of many people who want to take control of the food they eat and the products they use–even if they live in a urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. It shows homeowners how to turn their yard into a productive and wholesome “homestead” that allows them to grow their own fruits and vegetables, and raise farm animals, including chickens and goats. The book also covers the laws and regulations of raising livestock in populated areas and demonstrates to readers how to use and preserve the bounty they produce.
Country Wisdom & Know-How
Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing’s landmark series of “Country Wisdom Bulletins,” this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from “Building Chicken Coops” to “Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt” to “Improving Your Soil” to “Restoring Hardwood Floors.” Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.
Homemade Cleaners: Quick-and-Easy, Toxic-Free Recipes
Toxic chemicals are found in almost all commercial cleaners—the very products you buy to make your home hygenic and healthy. Homemade Cleaners offers a better solution. Its tips, tricks and formulas guarantee to make your home sparkling and germ-free. Using ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and even vodka, the authors tackle the nitty-gritty of everything from counter top cleaners to air-purifying plants so you avoid using commercial products that can cause side effects including skin irritation, asthma and central nervous system damage.