Learning how to prep

Learning how to prep

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    Learning how to prep

    I'm starting to wake up and want to know some good books to read to learn how to prep for a SHTF scenario. Any recommendations?
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    There are a lot of different areas of expertise involved in prepping for such a thing.

    Are you looking more for skills? Then I would actually recommend something like a boy scout handbook that has basics on bushcraft, identification, making a shelter, first aid, fire building ect...

    Or are you looking more for info on how much supplies to have on hand per person for x number of days?
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    Search For The Patriot Nurse on Youtube.

    I would say that you do not have to actually BUY very many books on prepping these days.

    Absolutely everything is on line.

    Go to Youtube search PREPPING search SHTF search TEOTWAWKI search BUG OUT BAG

    That should keep you busy for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Search For The Patriot Nurse on Youtube.

    I would say that you do not have to actually BUY very many books on prepping these days.

    Absolutely everything is on line.

    Go to Youtube search PREPPING search SHTF search TEOTWAWKI search BUG OUT BAG

    That should keep you busy for a while.
    The one reason I would recommend hard copies of as much valuable info as possible, is because in TEOTWAWKI, internet access might be a bit limited. And it is always good to have a reference material.

    Also, look for military field manuals, as many of them have a lot of good info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    The one reason I would recommend hard copies of as much valuable info as possible, is because in TEOTWAWKI, internet access might be a bit limited. And it is always good to have a reference material.

    Also, look for military field manuals, as many of them have a lot of good info.
    I would agree with that. No argument from me on that.

    A bit of short sighted thinking on my part.

    But, he sure can get started on youtube.

    As with any information sources though...it is necessary to weed out the B.S. info from the worthwhile information.
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    Here is one of the most helpful books IMO. It is about being prepared overall, not just for a particular event

    http://www.thepreparednesspodcast.co...ity-checklist/

    The Preparedness Podcast and The Survival Podcast are two good, level-headed resources too


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    i agree with buckeye.45, i still have my boy scout handbook and it has tons of information on basic things for survival. military field manuals are also great, alittle further in depth. i dont really know too many actual prepping books though. the intrernet is a great starting point for it though. youtube has many many many channels dedicated to it. i wold get the general survival off the land kind of books in hard copy but as far as learning to prep i would stay online. if a TEOTWAWKI scenario happened, it would be alittle late to start prepping, you would need to start surviving then. im not saying not to get any books on it, just saying i would start on internet then move on to more specific areas for books.
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    Some great advice already given IMO another valuable resource is to check your local public library for books on "Homesteading" IF you can find them , much information on preserving meats , veggies and a whole host of other things you may find quite interesting of what folks did just a generation or two ago right here in the USA.(and many folks still do for that matter)
    One can adapt that knowledge to many other situations (IMO)
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    Learning how to prep

    I forgot two other good resources (Aceoky's post made me think of them).

    The Encyclopedia of Country Living has some good articles on how to do essential things the "old fashioned way." So does the Foxfire series. Both are worth he investment, IMO. I got my Foxfire books used on amazon for $4 each.


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    This is what (IMO) is great about having this sub-forum the more we participate the more we get reminded of things that may be most valuable .
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    Thanks for all the input, I've already started watching a lot of prepped vids, but wanted some advice on finding some hard copy, non bs books to review
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    One hard copy book that folks should for sure get hold of would be an identification book with illustrations of all the edible plants/Flora in whatever respective part of the country you reside in. They are available in soft cover and are not very expensive.

    And you should commit your native trees to memory so that you can easily identify them.

    It's good brain exercise. It will help prevent mold and mildew from proliferating up there in the ol' cranial cavity.
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    I recommend James Wesley Rawles Survival Guide and his website survivalblog

    Also, I've found a lot of good info at frugal squirrels dot com.

    One of my favorite websites:

    Long Term Food Storage
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    Start small. Figure out what you would need to survive a week if power and water was out and you couldn't go to the store. After that, move to 2 weeks, than a month and keep pushing it out. A week or two you can have enough water stored and same for food, propane for cooking and the likes. Once you start pushing that to multiple months, you need to start figuring out how to purify water and get food, and cook without fossil fuels.
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    How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier. It may be out of print. My copy is about 25-30 years old. It's basically a how to book for going into the wilderness with minimal tools and gear and with determination make a good life living simply.
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