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32 Survival Books for your Collection

Here are the books I recommend for every bookshelf, along with Amazon links so you can read more about them, including readers reviews.

Here’s a link to my own book, Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst Case Scenarios.

Wake Up, People!: Books for motivating you to prepare

Last Light by Terri Blackstock

Lights Out by David Crawford

One Second After by William Forstchen

Patriots by James Wesley Rawles

Stacey’s Quest by AK Steele

Mental Preparedness

Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzalez

The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker

The Survivors Club by Ben Sherwood

The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley

Wilderness and Outdoor Survival

Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before it’s too Late by Scott B. Williams

Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere – Alive by Les Stroud

Will to Live by Les Stroud


The Backyard Homesteadby Carleen Madigan

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag by Creek Stewart

Crisis Preparedness Handbook by Jack A. Spigarelli

Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat by M.D. Creekmore

The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook by Joseph and Amy Alton

The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery

Gardening When it Counts by Steve Solomon

How to Survive the End of the World as we Know it by James Wesley Rawles

LDS Preparedness Manual (free download)

The Modern Survival Manual by Fernando Aguirre

The Prepper’s Pocket Guide by Bernie Carr

Prescription for Herbal Healing by Phyllis A. Balch

When all Hell Breaks Loose, by Cody Lundin

When There is no Doctor by David Werner

Where There is no Dentist by Murray Dickson

Food Storage and Preservation

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving by Judi Kingry

Cookin with Home Storage by Peggy Layton & Vicki Tate

Dinner is in the Jar by Kathy Clark

Food Storage 101 by Peggy Layton

Food Storage Made Easy

Mary Bell’s Complete Dehydrator Cookbook by Mary Bell


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I'm the original Survival Mom, and have been helping moms worry less and enjoy their homes and families more for 5 years. Come join me on my journey to becoming more prepared to handle everyday emergencies and worst case scenarios.

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