This is a common question that I see repeated over and over on the forum – What are the best books for a survivalist library? Since the topic of books is brought up so much, I would like to post an article books.
Some books should be a given, such as religious books and first aid books. Who in their right mind does not have a first aid book in their preps? Saying that you should have a first aid book in your preps, is like saying the sky is blue and the grass is green.
Asking if you have a military survival manual in your preps, is like asking if you took a shower and brushed your teeth this morning.
Lets move past the books that should be a given.
Example forum threads
A must have for your library
Starting My SHTF Library
Your Survival library
My personal opinion, the only wrong answer is not doing anything at all.
If you are doing “something”, then you are on the right path.
One piece of advice that I can offer, is to focus on books that are directly related to your long term SHTF survival plans.
If you live in the middle of a city, why would you buy a bunch of farming and gardening books? The key words there are “a bunch”. I can see someone in the city having some chickens, or a small backyard garden, but not on the scale that someone with 100 acres has.
The books we are going to talk about are in no way a complete collection. In my opinion, it would be almost impossible to have a “complete” library. Continue Reading….