Don’t get lost. That’s one of the first principles of survival, particularly in the remote areas where many of us might find ourselves. In a SHTF scenario, it’s easy to … Read More
The very best books on prepping and survival, including non-fiction and fiction. Don’t forget that a lot can be learned from survival fiction as you sort through how the characters handle dire situations, for better or for worse.
There are two general things you want out of your off-grid books. First, you need a general guide, that explains the basics to you and offers a starting point for … Read More
Water filtration is one of the most if not the most important part of any survival plan. You can do for a while without a lot of things but water … Read More
One of the first post-apocalyptic fiction books I read was Brushfire Plague. I liked it so much that I left a review on Amazon which is something I almost never do (shame on me). The day the second book in the Brushfire Plague trilogy was released, I scooped it up and read it. Finally, we have the third book, Brushfire Plague Retribution, and it is another winner.
The Brushfire Plague series by R.P. Ruggiero, for me, set the standard for survival fiction. I liked that the characters were interesting and even more important, believable. They were strong, but they also had their weaknesses, just like we do. Perhaps most important, the books were a reminder that no matter what happens, we need to stay in touch with our relationships and the human side of prepping. With that introduction, I am thrilled to share an all-new interview with R.P. plus I have three copies of his book up for grabs in a giveaway. Enjoy the interview then be sure to check in to learn about the giveaway.
Bonus: Take advantage of a short-term offer to get a copy of the eBook versions of Brushfire Plague and Brushfire Plague: Reckoning for only 99 cents each.
Bring up the subject of firearms and everyone will have a strong opinion one way or another. That said, guns and ammo are an important part of a prepper’s overall strategy not only for defense but for hunting and food procurement. Today I introduce Centerfire Rifles: A Buyer’s and Shooter’s Guide. It is the latest book in the Survival Guns series by firearms expert Steve Markwith.
What I like about Steve’s books is that they emphasize usability, including dependability and the availability of ammunition and accessories. The other thing I like is that he stresses safety and good value, or as he likes to say “An honest rifle at a fair price can keep a lid on expense. Read the exclusive interview and enter to win a copy of his book for free.
ALONE is the story of what happens to a young woman following a catastrophic EMP. The electric grid is down and all of our worst nightmares have come to fruition. Who will survive and how? And who will take advantage of the situation for personal gain? Read the interview with author C.M. Hollerman and enter the giveaway to win a copy for free. There will be three winners.
As prepper’s it is easy to focus on being prepared to defend what is ours when situations get dire following a disruptive event. The reality, however, is that dangerous situations are a part of everyday life. This includes visits to the local ATM, a drive down a busy freeway, or any seemingly mundane situation that involves waiting in a crowded line.
It is important to recognize that avoiding deadly situations should be the rule and not the exception. Watch Your Back: How to Avoid the Most Dangerous Moments in Daily Life, by Roger Eckstine, will prepare you for both everyday dangers and those that are more extreme.
Linking survival and preparedness with essential oils may seem odd but the more you use them, the more you recognize their value in preparing for times when traditional first aid and wellness solutions may be difficult to come by.
For years, the Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy has been the definitive source of information about essential oils. Recently updated, read an exclusive interview with the author, Valerie Worwood, and learn what she recommends as a budget-friend “Basic Care Kit”. Plus, enter the giveaway to win a copy of her newly updated book for free!
Deborah Moore’s new book, EMPulse, is a story of what happens to a woman after her world is turned upside down following a catastrophic EMP. Enjoy an interview with the author and enter to win a copy of the eBook version for free. There will be 10 winners!
Essential oils are tools that preppers of all ages can use to their advantage to maintain health and wellness. Today’s book is a book written with moms in mind but that is just the beginning. The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils has information on the twenty-five of the most useful and commonly available essential oils. Plus, it is chock full of recipes of all types, including a robust section on using essential oils in DIY products for the home and for personal care.
In addition to an interview with the author, three copies of the print book are up for grabs in a giveaway.
Survive in Style: The Prepper’s Guide to Living Comfortably During Disasters is a handbook for accomplishing self-sufficiency in the areas of water, energy, food, transportation, economics and just about anything else you can think of. In this newest Prepper Book Festival title, enjoy an interview with author Dan Chiras and enter to win a copy for free. There will be three winners.
Canning is a blessing and a curse. For seasoned canners, preserving the local bounty not only saves money but is a relaxing and stress-free experience. These same canners giddily prepare fully cooked meals in jars, to be opened and reheated at a moment’s notice.
And everyone else? They suffer a fear of the canning process, botulism, and of blowing themselves up along with their kitchen. Don’t let this canning curse prevent you from learning and benefiting from this important skill. With The Prepper’s Canning Guide, my good friend Daisy Luther teaches you how to can without fear! Enter the giveaway to win a copy for free. There will be three winners!