Abraham Lincoln read books by the light of a wood burning fire. Thomas Jefferson had a massive library of books that later became the heart of the Library of Congress. … 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.
Years ago, we began writing about medical preparedness as it relates to major disasters. If a catastrophe takes society to the brink, every family needs someone to step up and … Read More
There is more entertainment than ever before. The growth has been exponential. In a matter of 40 years, we went from having 3 channels on the television to thousands! That … Read More
There are a lot of prepper books out there to choose from. Occasionally we are going to review a book here that is highly recommended. Some of these are books … Read More
Learning from other prepper’s experiences is a good way to prepare yourself, especially psychologically, for disasters. While accounts of survival experiences can be hard to find online, especially in the … Read More
Knowing how to cook in the wilderness without a lot of the modern conveniences is a skill worth honing. There are a lot of different ways to create a great … Read More
One of the major aspects of bushcraft is being able to construct a shelter out of what is at hand. These structures may be temporary or long-term or they may … Read More
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
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.