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    prepper library

    ive thought about collecting books to build a prepper library. What kind of books should i stock it with?

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    I would go with hard copy of how to books and Kindle for lots or prepper fiction or anything else you feel like reading.
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    Perhaps Kindle with solar recharger for your Bob. For buging in either. Although I would lean toward print. Food preservation, primitive construction, medical, any reference material on subjects that would be useful during shtf. As well as some recreational and the spiritual up lifting that as humans we will surely need.
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    soft back books I have got the complete series of The Fox Fire Books. I've been collecting them for yrs. Foxfire Museum Gift Shop - The Foxfire Series
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    Get some first aid books like: COMBAT LIFESAVER SUBCOURSE IS0871, SELF AID/BUDDY AID IS0877 and FM 4-25.11 (FM 21-11) FIRST AID. I would also get some books on how to smoke meat. In a grid down situation you may not have refrigeration. If you plan on raising any animals then you may want to get some books on what animals you want. Maybe books on canning and preserving foods.
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    The Encyclopedia of Country Living in print. Excellent resource.

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    If you're wanting to keep animals ... don't forget the vet med books. Also consider permaculture books: Permaculture helps with setting up a homestead to be comfortable and make great use of limited resources (water, energy, human labor, etc.).

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    Here's my small yet growing collection. Only thing I haven't boughten yet are medical books. I shop at thrift stores and the book store inside the library, and a lot of their medical books are older. I'm waiting for something at least from this century to pop up lol. The older ones may be fine, but I know that medical advice and thoughts and techniques changes regularly. What was acceptable practice before, may not be now, and vice versa. Same with cookbooks/food books. I have older ones, but you have to be careful of what's inside. A certain "canning" book comes to mind. While there are good recipes in there, the methods have changed. And I also have gardening books. Some specific to my area. Same with bug identification books. Just about all my books were free or $0.25-$3 which is a deal. I'm building my library slowly!

    And best book to have? Is the Bible. Even if you're not religious. It has a section in there that tells you what is healthy or not to eat. prepper library-imageuploadedbytapatalk1425999406.758112.jpg
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    A book on edible wild plants would also do you good. There's actually a lot of them around but if you don't know about them you'll walk right by without even knowing there is a potential meal by the path. Also the knowledge in a book like that can tell you if the plant is edible raw or if it requires some preparation such as willow bark or pine needle tea.
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    Our prepper library is my biggest current ongoing project.

    You can go CRAZY on it.

    My digital library is nearing 8GB of information, including military manuals, medical texts, yadda yadda yadda.

    What is your budget?

    There's a LOT of stuff available free of charge, especially some really great public domain military manuals. Do some Googling.

    When I get a chance I will start a thread on this with links and resources I have found and used.
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