National Preparedness Month 2019: Top 20 Survival & Prepping Books

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September is National Preparedness Month. It is a great opportunity to sure up your own base level of preparedness.

September is Preparedness Month. So get prepared with none other than the 20 greatest survival and preparedness books ever written!

This could be updating that emergency binder or just assuring you have batteries for those flashlights and lanterns. But you most assuredly want to build up your library of survival books.

Prepared Not Scared

This is the motto of National Preparedness Month 2019 at Ready.gov. The month is broken up into 4 weeks and each week has a very particular goal.

Week One: Save Early for Disaster Costs

Building a small disaster fund will go a long way in terms of dealing with things like repairs and your household or transportation needs post-disaster. Even if you just start putting $5 a week away it will add up in a years’ time.

Week Two: Make a Plan to Prepare for Disaster

You cannot act effectively without a plan. Now is the time to create that preparedness plan and print some hard copies. Put your evacuation, fire, tornado and other plans in a binder and refer to it when you need it.

Week Three: Teach Youth to Prepare for Disaster

Preparing your children is of the utmost importance. Teaching them to be calm and react to things like power outages and how to deal with stress are incredible tools when coping with a disaster. There are limits to what you can teach kids but a little goes a long way with disaster preparedness.

Build a small survival kit with them or get them a personal first aid kit for their bag.

Week Four: Get Involved in your Communities Preparedness

After a disaster, you want the numbers on your side. It’s much better to put a neighborhood back together with 30 people rather than 3. Opening lines of communication now can make all the difference when disaster strikes. Try Nextdoor the community social network that helps neighbors stay in contact.

Build Your Emergency Library

Below we have 20 of the top survival books you can add to your prepping or survival library. This massive collection of survival and prepping books will help you address things like wilderness survival, wild medicine, urban preparedness and prepping basics. 

1. SAS Survival Guide

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere
SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

2. Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

3. Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag – Your 72-Hour Disaster Kit

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit
Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit

4. Edible Wild Plants – Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate

Edible Wild Plants

Edible Wild Plants
Edible Wild Plants

5. A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America

Edible Wild Plants: Eastern/Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)

Edible Wild Plants: Eastern/Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)
Edible Wild Plants: Eastern/Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)

6. Strategic Relocation – North American Guide to Safe Places, 3rd Edition

Strategic Relocation: North American Guide to Safe Places, 3rd Edition

Strategic Relocation: North American Guide to Safe Places, 3rd Edition
Strategic Relocation: North American Guide to Safe Places, 3rd Edition

7. Mini Farming: Self Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre

Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

8. Prepper’s Instruction Manual – 50 Steps to Prepare for any Disaster

Prepper's Instruction Manual: 50 Steps to Prepare for any Disaster

Prepper’s Instruction Manual: 50 Steps to Prepare for any Disaster
Prepper's Instruction Manual: 50 Steps to Prepare for any Disaster

9. Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition
Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition

10. How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times
How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times

11. Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergency, 5th Edition

Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergency, 5th Edition

Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergency, 5th Edition
Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergency, 5th Edition

12. The Forager’s Harvest – A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

13. When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes

The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

14. The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure

The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure

The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure
The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure

15. The Prepper’s Pocket Guide – 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster

The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster

The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster
The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster

16. Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat: One Man’s Solution

The Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat

The Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat
The Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat

17. 31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness

31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness

31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness
31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness

18. Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival
Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival

19. Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle

Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle

Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle
Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle

20. Ray Mears: Essential Bushcraft

Essential Bushcraft

Essential Bushcraft
Essential Bushcraft

Conclusion

Preparedness gets one month a year to sit in the spotlight. Even if you just put the work in and September and forget about it for the rest of the year, it will make a difference. Don’t delay and add some, or all, of these survival books to your library. Week one is already almost over!

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