12 Important Books Every Well-Prepared Family Should Own

One question that I frequently hear from my consulting clients is: “What reference books am I missing from my bookshelf?” The following are the “must have” books that I highly recommend:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery (See review, below)
  2. Making the Best of Basics – Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens
  3. Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon
  4. Ball Blue Book of Preserving
  5. Cookin’ with Home Storage by Vicki Tate
  6. Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook by David Werner
  7. Where There Is No Dentist by Murray Dickson
  8. Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearney (Available for free download.)
  9. The Alpha Strategy by John Pugsley (Out of print, but a PDF is available for free download.)
  10. Boston’s Gun Bible by Boston T. Party (See review, below)
  11. Survival Guns by Mel Tappan
  12. Tappan on Survival by Mel Tappan

This list is just a start. See our Bookshelf static web page, for many more suggestions. – JWR