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not for entertainment but for knowledge in prepping and/or PSHTF, living as much off the grid as you can?

I just finished reading "When All Hell Breaks Loose" and I'm currently reading "The Encyclopedia of Country Living".

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

Suzanne
 

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The Encyclopedia of Country Living is one of my top choices, along with the Foxfire Series. Get them all. You'll thank yourself for it.
 

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I'm curious a well. I've ordered Dare to Prepare because of the good reviews it got from this site.
 

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Non-fiction history books, farmers almanac types of books
 

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Per Gunners advice, I ordered, received and have been reading, "Dare to Prepare." A great first book, or addition for that matter...Well written, researched, big, easy to read...

Makes great TP in dire times....:D:

Kidding....
 

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I didn't see it listed, but the Boy Scout handbook (particularly the earlier versions) is a great handbook for general wilderness living/skills. Would be perfect for somone with little to no experience, or a child getting started.

One major aspect of survival is your mental state. Any SHTF senerio will test everyone's faith, so it could not hurt to throw a Bible (or religious text of your preferance) into your library.
 

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Don't forget the classic FM 21-76 US ARMY Survival Manual, Ranger Hanbook, Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook, and "where there is no doctor/dentist"...

Fictional works: Lights Out, Patriots and One Second After, and Pearl Harbor.com
 

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Maybe some books on basic and advanced first aid. I have a field surgical manual for something more advanced jic. Just don't fool yourself into thinking your a world famous surgeon though.
 

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I didn't see it listed, but the Boy Scout handbook (particularly the earlier versions) is a great handbook for general wilderness living/skills. Would be perfect for somone with little to no experience, or a child getting started.

One major aspect of survival is your mental state. Any SHTF senerio will test everyone's faith, so it could not hurt to throw a Bible (or religious text of your preferance) into your library.
Along the same lines the Scout Master Handbook is also a great resource.
 

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Suzanne, This book is a mainstay in my library. Often overlooked topic but it works...I know from personal experience. Madgie

Getting Your Life Back: The Complete Guide to Recovery From Depression
by Jesse Wright and Monica R. Basco (you can find it at Amazon.com in paperback)
 

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I really do appreciate all the suggestions from everyone.

I was a nurse (well technically I still am) but I'm disabled due to my back so I have my fair share of medical books and knowledge. My specialty is in labor and delivery, so if TSHTF, I would be somewhat useful in helping to deliver a baby.

I feel like I can't get enough to read or do for that matter. I HAVE to do something to prep everyday or I feel like it was a wasted day.

Thanks again and keep the suggestions coming.

Suzanne
 

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This question has been asked many, many times over the years...search it out and you will find lots of threads. There is even a book section on the forum!

You will want books on reloading ammunition and repairing firearms; medical/denistry books; animal husbandry books and gardening/farming books; plus some survival type books.

I also recommend that you read the psycology behind survival type books...Surviving the Extremes or Dual Survival is a little bit better.

Also, having some books about cooking and canning and last but not least some tactical type books...about security and defensive/attack tactics.

I could easily spend a $1,000 on books and still have some that I wanted! That is why the library is so great, I order books from them, read them and take them back! The ones that I find especially useful I purchase for my library.
 

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I really do appreciate all the suggestions from everyone.

I was a nurse (well technically I still am) but I'm disabled due to my back so I have my fair share of medical books and knowledge. My specialty is in labor and delivery, so if TSHTF, I would be somewhat useful in helping to deliver a baby.

I feel like I can't get enough to read or do for that matter. I HAVE to do something to prep everyday or I feel like it was a wasted day.

Thanks again and keep the suggestions coming.

Suzanne
Sounds like you'll have yourself a very desirable barter skill there. People are going to have babies and someone who can help with delivery will be in high demand.
 

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Encyclopedia of Country Living is a phenomenal guide (which you already stated you're reading).

Otherwise, useful books may include:

- ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications
- Alaska Bootleggers Bible
- Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment (or Where There Is No Doctor depending on your medical familiarity)
- Possum Living
- USDA Home Canning Guide
 
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