Category Archives: Books

Did Al-Qaeda Read Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy
During high school, I was a Tom Clancy fanatic. I was reading his early books as they were new and on the Best Seller lists (yes I am that old). Tom Clancy's writing style is intense. He goes into incredible detail about his characters, military equipment and the political world. Nothing I had read [...]

Simple Faraday Cage

Simple Faraday Cage
A homemade Faraday cage that will protect life-saving and useful electronics from an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) event is something that every prepper should have. It doesn't need to be fancy, or complicated. It doesn't need to be an entire room. There are DIY simple faraday cage designs that can be [...]

After the Fall: Jason’s Tale – Book Review

After the Fall
I listen to a lot of audio books during my work day and commute. The ones that I like are added to the Prepper Fiction page on this site. There are a lot of books that don't make the cut. But I added one this week written by David Nees, titled After the Fall: Jason's Tale.As you can guess from t [...]

The Lost Ways – A Truly Amazing Prepper Book

The Lost Ways
Learn how to build a self-feeding campfire. How to use herbs to heal a wound. How to forage for food, navigate by nature, and make your own knives. How to cook a survival staple that will keep for years. How to build a shelter and cook over open flame. Preserve food and water. Make homemade soap and [...]

Extreme Couponing can be a Valuable Prepper Skill

Extreme Couponing
I know what your thinking! Preppers already have a bad rep in today's society. Don't you dare try to group us with those crazy coupon ladies. But hear me out. Let's think about how extreme couponing can really benefit your budget and your prepper pantry. Maybe you will change your perception of it. [...]

Vermiculture – Fish Candy and Garden Gold

Vermiculture
My pappaw used to make me bait my own hook when we went fishing. That was the rule. His pond, his poles, his fish. If I was old enough to go fishin', then I was old enough to bait my own hook. And I dreaded it. The baiting. I am not being silly, or sarcastic, or overdramatic when I tell you that I a [...]

Five Great Prepper Books

Five Great Prepper Books
There is plenty of prepper information on the internet, but online resources won’t do you any good if -- for whatever reason, and for however long -- the power goes out and leaves your family in the dark. So, in addition to your favorite online sources of information, keep printed information on-h [...]