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With the dedication to the digital world and the ease of info access, it’s easy to forget about building a tangible SHTF library. Real books.
If the lights go out and never come back on, your extensive source of PDF information will disappear along with it. Having a serious reference library in times of disaster can add a layer of calm to your situation. Information will also allow you to make good decisions in a bad situation.
There are tremendous sources of knowledge in books like these. Now, you might think that you need books with the words prepper or doomsday in the title. You know, there tons of books out there that are meant for doctors, homesteaders and even hunters that are great books for preppers.
That’s the point of an SHTF Library.
Dave Canterbury does a great job of laying a basic foundation for first aid and adding how to manage some things in the wilderness. In the latter part of the book, he also teaches you how to use the wilderness to heal yourself!
This is a massive book on medical applications, healthy practices, nutrition, and body part specific healing.
Every prepper should have one good book on navigation. This one shines because it’s small and fits right into your bug out bag.
Jim Cobb has created a great book that covers all the bases in this one. You should have, at least, one of these all-purpose disaster readiness books.
Self Reliance Books
This book has it all and if it doesn’t it will give you the ideas, words, and concepts to search further. Its the ultimate book for self-reliant living.
We all need one good cookbook and La Technique is the basics of French cooking that everyone needs to understand.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.