Surviving Survivalism

Avatar Gaye Levy  |  Updated: December 16, 2020
Surviving Survivalism

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Just a quickie for you today.  The popular e-book, Surviving Survivalism is now a free download from the Surviving Survivalism website.  Now in its 4th edition, the book provides a comprehensive look at living the off-grid lifestyle.

I read the book early on when it was being sold for $5.00 and even then, it was a great deal.  Getting the book does not require registration or entering your email address – just click and go to download the PDF.

Surviving Survivalism

Here is a chapter list:

1.Where is Your Head
2.Why Be a Survivalist
3.Reasons Not to Prepare
4.Home Grown Humanity
5.It’s 2012 – Is It Too Late
6.There But for the Grace of God Go I?
7.Act As If
8.Don’t Fix the System – Get Out of It
9.Don’t Bring the Outside World With You
10.How Far Away from the World Do I Need to   Be?
11.The Perfect Bug-Out Pack
12.What to Look For in Your Land
13.Land Contracts
15.Securing Your Property
16.Creating a Community –  Who’s Out There
17.Gimme Shelter
18.Water Collection
19.Getting Off the Grid – Mentally
20.Simple Solar Power
21.Wind Power
22.Think Sustainability
23.Chickens?  Cluck, Yes!
25.Growing Your Own in a Greenhouse
26.Growing Your Own Outside of a Greenhouse – Wild Sowing
27.Chain or Two-Man Saws
28.Laundry Day
29.Yes, You Are What You Eat
30.Our Recommended List of Storage Foods
31.Wood Stove Cooking
34.Living Without a Fridge
35.On the Radio
36.Satellite Internet
38.Heal Thyself
39.Teaching Children HOW to Think – Not WHAT to Think
40.When Money Is No Longer Important
41.Life’s Luxuries
42.A Day in the Life
43.Signs of Self-Sabotage
44.Watching the World Fall Apart – Or Not
Selected Essays
Recommended Reading and Web Sites

If you are considering living the survivalist/off-grid lifestyle, or if you are already living the lifestyle, this book has the information you need.


Living off grid by choice is not for everyone.  Whether you are considering living off grid by choice or whether you are forced to due to circumstance, this a valuable resource to have on hand.  Thanks for the authors Dan and Sheila for so generously sharing their work with the survival and prepping community.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!


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Bargain Bin: Here are some things that will make life easier if you are forced off grid for awhile.

EcoZoom Versa: This rocket-type stove burns both charcoal and biomass. It is easy to use and fast. I recently cooked a pot of rice, start to finish in less than 20 minutes. Here is a little photo story I did cooking rice on the EcoZoom.

Fiskars Axe: A lightweight axe is an area where you can spend a little or spend a lot. This axe from Fiskars is highly rated.

Gerber Portable (Folding) Shovel: You don’t know that you need a shovel until you really need one. The particular shovel from Gerber has an easy push-button slide mechanism and is powerful, and easy-to-use. It features a telescoping joint on the handle for folding down to a perfectly portable and compact size.

Fiskars Hatchet: The Fiskars products are easily sharpened and will last a lifetime. Oh, and while you are at it, you might also like the Fiskars Axe & Knife Sharpener .

Kershaw OSO Sweet Knife: The sky is the limit when it comes to survival knives. For the beginner, or someone on a budget, a decent quality, all purpose knife is what you need until you have a chance to use it and learn what you you like and don’t like, feature-wise, before you invest in something more pricey. This Kershaw OSO Sweet Knife is highly rated.

Kaito Electronics, Inc. Portable Dynamo & Solar-Powered Radio and Cell Phone Charger: This one has it all and a very reasonable price given its features. It will operate from any one of four different power sources including hand crank and solar and includes a radio, lantern, cell phone charger and more. It can be used with 3 AA batteries or an optional AC adapter. It is perfect for receiving NOAA alerts and the LED flashlight on its side turns into a flashing red SOS for emergencies. There is even a USB port for charging a cell phone.

Cyalume SnapLight Chemical Light Sticks: Read all about light sticks at Lighting Your Way With Chemical Lighting.

Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord: You can get 100 feet of Paracord for very affordably. This is a real bargain but be aware that price can vary substantially depending on the color.

Shop the Emergency Essentials Monthly Specials: The monthly specials at Emergency Essentials feature discounts of up to 35% off sometimes a bit more.Fruit Combo

I eat a lot of fruit (usually three whole fruits a night as a bedtime snack) and in a SHTF situation, fruits will be something I will really miss. The Freeze-Dried Fruit Favorites Combo from Emergency Essentials is something I use all year round.

The selection includes Apple Dices, Bananas, Peaches, Pineapple Dices, Blueberries and Strawberries.

But not to be left out, there are veggies too. The deluxe supply of Freeze Dried Vegetables includes 18 #10 tins of the following veggies in various quantities: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Green Peppers, Green Peas, Mushrooms, Potato Dices, Spinach, and White Onions. 

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7 Responses to “Surviving Survivalism”

  1. The link to the website works, but the link to the download does not work (error code says “File not found”)

    • I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I just tried again and it takes me to Surviving Survivalism just fine but when it says download here the page comes up blank.

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