Survival Books You Will Need In Hard Copies

Survival Books You Will Need In Hard Copies

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I recommend these survival books you will need in hard copies, not the e-book versions. If we lose power, and we will, we want a hard copy of certain books. I had a reader ask me to remind all of us to get hard copies of survival books. Now, as I’ve mentioned before I will not be hiking up into the mountains to flee my neighborhood. There again, if my house is flattened from an earthquake or flood, I will have to evacuate. I only buy hard copies of books that I need today, or possibly next year for knowledge to help me and my neighborhood get through just about any disaster, including an EMP. If you haven’t read Ted Koppel’s book as outlined below, I highly recommend it. I was actually interviewed and recorded for my thoughts about living without electricity. Although my thoughts were not included in the book it was a compliment to me to be asked for my ideas.

So let’s get started with some of the survival books I suggest you get. The word survival may sound a little strong, but let’s just say we may need some tools to get us all through rough times, and we will have rough times at some point in our lives if we haven’t already. My attitude has always been “buy right the first time”. Please keep in mind that some of these books are a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for in knowledge that is so beneficial.

Survival Books:

  1. I was honored to be asked to write this book by Page Street Publishing, it is family friendly and you can have your children and grandchildren read it. When I was asked to write the book, I mentioned I did not want to talk about weapons in my book. Period. If you are wondering if I have a weapon, yes I do. Mark and I both have our concealed weapons permits, and we both know how to shoot. Mark more than me. Weapons are a personal topic. I will leave it at that.Prepare Your Family for Survival: How to Be Ready for Any Emergency or Disaster Situation
  2. I have very little skills in the medical field, so I use this book all the time. Remember, if we lose power you will not be able to “Google” a question you are wondering about, just giving you the heads-up here. This book is user-friendly and has just about everything I have ever needed to look up as far as medical information. The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way
  3. I wish I could get more people to read this book. I bought the hard copy and I could only get one friend to read it. If you want to know the truth about our country’s power grid and how sadly it is unprotected against terrorist attacks and how it would be virtually impossible to repair, let alone replace, you need to read this book. Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath We will need far more than candles, my friends.
  4. This is my bible for essential oils. The FDA will not let us say much about essential oils because they have shut down websites for saying too much. First of all, I do not believe they cure anything, but they rock for other things. You can buy a pocket size book, or the larger one with tons of information, which is what I did. I actually purchased both. I have one in the car, one in my first aid kits, and one in the living room. Essential Oils Pocket Reference WOW, the larger one is so expensive now. When I bought it I choked over the $90.00 price. This book is packed with knowledge but is extremely costly. Essential Oils Desk Reference 6th Edition (6th Edition) (1905-07-21) [Spiral-bound] I have seen the prices of food storage and emergency preparedness items skyrocket over the last few years. Check out thrift stores whenever possible for books and equipment.
  5. Lisa Bedford from The Survival Mom is a friend of mine and she was actually one of the first preppers to write a book, as far I know. Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios
  6. Bernie Carr is a friend of mine and I have all of her books, this one is great for kids: Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure: A Prepper’s Book for Kids and this is great one: The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster
  7. I read this book and I was emotional the entire time reading about the truth of what happened at Memorial Hospital after Hurricane Katrina. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital I REALLY want to put this book on my list because this book tells what happened at one of the main hospitals AFTER Hurricane Katrina. Please read and be prepared to take care of yourself and your family. These poor nurses and doctors, what they had to go through…………..and the patients. God bless all the families involved in that tragedy.
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Readers comments:

Janet: I would add something like “Peterson’s field guide to edible wild plants” and “Backyard Medicine”. I think both are available at Amazon.

Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition (Peterson Field Guides)

Backyard Medicine: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies

I’m sure there are other survival books, but these are my favorite ones and aren’t necessarily Doomsday type books. We need the knowledge before a disaster or unforeseen emergency hits our neighborhood. Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless all of us.

American Red Cross


  1. I have many of those books and a few more. Lights out by Ted Koppel, made Stephen King look like he wrote nursery rhymes. Some things are very, very simple, like keeping your car filled. Others, such as Survival Medicine, are a bit more complicated. I hope I never need these, but I would rather have them and not need them, than need them and not have them.

    • Hi Janet, I hear you on that! I hope I never need them either, but we are both smart and know we MAY need them. We can sleep at night knowing if we need them we have them in book form. Hugs! Linda

  2. Hesssie L. Harris says:

    I am happy to say that I have four of the books you recommend.

  3. vivian montgomery says:

    Added one of your suggested books to order for my collection. Thank you. I agree, now is not the time to relax and put up our feet. And we certainly can not rely on the computer for communication if the grid goes down. I am actually working on putting together binders to use. i.e. gardening, herbs, canning tips, as well as my survival notes. They will be my “go to” source if ever needed.
    With what is going in the world, it could turn into a full blown disaster, not saying it would, just could. I pray not, but will be prepared for anything, just in case. My mama taught me that.
    Hope all is well with you and your family. Stay well and happy my friend.

    • Hi Vivian, If you have a favorite book please tell me about it. I read “One Second After” but all the hoopla about the book left me a little disappointed. I do worry about the diabetics in the world and I have a daughter with MS. Her medicine is about $4000.00 a month. I pray for a cure for that and all other bad diseases. I like the Lights Out book by Ted Koppel because it REALLY opened my eyes to how unprepared our country is for terrorist attacks. Our power system will be unable to repair or replace for years if possible at all. May God bless those who have prepared for life changes like you and I. I love your binder idea! You stay well and happy my friend. Hugs! Linda

  4. I would add something like “Peterson’s field guide to edible wild plants” and “Backyard Medicine”. I think both are available at Amazon.

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