The Preparedness Library

This is a collection of books that I have found to be excellent written resources for their specific preparedness topics

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Emergency Preparedness

Explore our top picks for books on emergency preparedness! These reads are packed with practical tips and expert advice to help you and your loved ones stay safe and ready for any unexpected situation. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned prepper, these books have you covered.

Photo of "Emergency Preparedness" by Evan Gabrielsen

Emergency Preparedness

Evan Gabrielsen

This is a really good starting point for anyone who wants to get more prepared. It contains guidance for all sorts of scenarios and teaches you how to create a plan for your family situation.




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Food Storage

Discover essential reading on food storage with our carefully curated selection of books. From pantry organization to long-term food preservation, these books offer valuable guidance and tips to ensure you have a well-stocked and resilient food supply. Dive into these resources and start building your food storage expertise.

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Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

Edited By Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine

This is my go-to book for canning. With great recipes and instructions for canning jams, sauces, pickles, and everything else.

Photo of "Food Storage Made of the Meals Your Family Loves" by LeAnn Donohue

Food Storage Made of the Meals Your Family Loves

LeAnn Dononhue

This book and tool come with all of the information you need to easily create a tailored food storage plan based on meals your family already eats.

Photo of the book "Cooking with Food Storage" by Debbie G. Harman

Cooking with Food Storage

By Debbie G. Harman

This book is filled with food storage and preparedness guidelines along with hundreds of recipes you can make using the foods that are easiest to store.


Embark on a journey of discovery with our recommended books on foraging! Explore the fascinating world of wild edibles and learn how to identify, harvest, and safely enjoy nature’s bounty. These insightful books are your gateway to a deeper connection with the natural world and the art of sustainable foraging.




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Growing Food

Whether it’s gardening or raising livestock, being able to produce your own food is an incredibly valuable skill for any preparedness-minded person. Dig into this fantastic collection of incredible resources for growing your own food.

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Alice Mackenzie

This book lays out all of the essentials for keeping your own bees. Bees are incredibly important for a healthy garden, and honey is an amazing sweetener with an infinite shelf life.

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Homegrown Herbs

Tammi Hartung

Learn the basics of how to grow and use over 100 herbs both for cooking and for medical use.

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Homesteading from Scratch

Steven Jones

This book covers the basics of everything you need to know to start a complete homestead. Whether you want to grow some of your own food, or all of it, this book is a great resource.

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Pruning & Training

Christopher Brickell & David Joyce

A good book on fruit trees is great to have, but this book takes the science of Pruning and Training to a whole new level. From this book, I’ve learned how to keep my fruit trees healthy and producing the best fruit.

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Square Foot Gardening

Mel Bartholomew

Learn how to plan out your garden in the most efficient way to grow more food in your space. This is a staple book for many gardeners.

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Homegrown Herb Garden

Lisa Baker Morgan and Ann McCormick

If you’re growing food, you’re also going to want to be able to flavor it! I use this book to help me with not only growing my herbs, but learning to use them in my own cooking.

Fruit Trees for Every Garden

Orin MArtin with Manjula Martin

From picking which fruit trees to plant for your specific uses to pruning and other fruit tree care, this book is full of great information to help you succeed.

Photo of the book "The Fruit and Vegetable Gardener" by Richard Bird

The Fruit and Vegetable Gardener

Richard Bird

This book is just packed with great information for anyone who wants to successfully grow a garden to grow food.

Survival Skills

Immerse yourself in our handpicked selection of survival skills books. Dive into the world of essential survival knowledge, and learn how to thrive in nature’s challenges. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoors enthusiast or a beginner adventurer, these books will empower you with the skills and mindset necessary for self-reliance in any environment.

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By Des Pawson

Get not only a step-by-step visual guide for tying over 100 knots, but in this book, you’ll learn the practical uses for those knots. I use knot tying a lot and believe it to be an essential survival skill.

Photo of "Complete Survival Manual" by Michael S. Sweeney

Complete Survival Manual

Michael S. Sweeney

This is kind of like the Boy Scout Handbook, but just about survival skills, and a lot more of them. The information comes from the American Red Cross, U.S. Army, Boy Scouts of America, and Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.

Water Filtration

Check out our handpicked collection of must-read books about water filtration! These titles cover everything from the basics of water purification to cutting-edge filtration techniques, making it easy for you to learn more about clean and safe water.




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