Survival Store and Resources
I’m putting together this page in order to help those looking for more information about becoming self reliant. Whether you’re looking for information on how to get started prepping or you just need some survivalist supplies or survival equipment, over time I intend to make this page your stopping source for equipment for survival. I know good survival gear and equipment are hard to find at times, so I check out the places mentioned on this page. You’ll find links to disaster kits, emergency supplies as well as a host of places to find articles on survival tips and other subjects you’re looking for. Check back often (you should probably go ahead and bookmark this page) as I’ll be adding resources as I get time.
No subject about Survival should ever be started unless you have some good resources such as at least one good survival book, preferably many more. Below are some survival books I highly recommend. They tend to cover a wide range of subjects as being prepared and surviving tends to cover a wide range of subjects! Click the pictures for more information.
When All Hell Breaks Loose:
I highly recommend this book for beginners and advanced preppers alike. Down to earth, straight at you practical advice!
98.6. The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive:
Another great book I highly recommend from Cody Lundin. This is a must have book for anyone serious about staying alive in a disaster.
How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It:
This is a book from James Rawles who writes the Survival Blog. Although I don’t always agree with everything that is written on his blog, this book is a very important resource for your survival library.
Disaster Preparedness Books
These books cover how to prepare for disasters. Not entirely the same as the above books. The plans in these books should be considered by anyone, especially those of you with families. Great for those of you who want to prepare but still do it so your neighbors don’t think you’ve went off the deep end!
Handbook To Practical Disaster Preparedness for Your Family:
This should be your first book when planning and preparing your family to survive natural and man made disasters. If I could only choose one book on disaster preparedness, this one would be it. With over 200 positive reviews, I’m not alone in that recommendation!
Crisis Preparedness Handbook:
Another top quality book that I picked up a few more tips and tricks out of. It covers some areas that the book above doesn’t, so for that fact alone I recommend this book be added to your library.
How To Start Prepping Books
At some point in your planning, you’re going to want to start prepping. If you don’t know what that means, it’s short for ‘Preparing’. Preparing for what is up to you, but most are preparing for some type of disaster, economic collapse or other event that can drastically change how we live our day to day lives. Basic prepping usually means starting a food storage plan, maybe purchasing firearms and ammo and reviewing your evade and escape plans as well as taking stock of your equipment that you made need in such a time. Here are the books I found most helpful and informative.
The Preppers Pocket Guide:
This is a very informative book to get you started prepping. It breaks emergency preparedness down into 8 segments and makes it easy to understand and plan.
How To Food Storage
Here’s some excellent books on how to start your own food storage plan. They also have tips and techniques that will get you on the right path and help you do it quickly. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to get started building your food storage, even if you live in an apartment. There really is no reason not to have some food, and the right food, stored up. Even a little is better than nothing! Also, don’t forget to take a look at our article on Long Term Food Storage.
Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook:
This was the first book I bought on food storage and it helped me a lot in getting started properly. Full of valuable tips and techniques to help you get started and grow your food storage.
Dinner is in the Jar – Quick and Easy Dinner Mixes in Mason Jars and Mylar Bags:
This is a very unique book that takes a look at preparing meals in advance and storing them in jars and mylar bags. This way, there is minimum prep time. It’s a cookbook of sorts for home storage and preppers! I think you’ll like it.
Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning: This book takes a look at alternative ways of preserving and keeping food. It’s a must have if your an advanced prepper looking for different ways of storing foods for long term storage. I learned more than a few new tricks from this book and I’m betting you will also.
Emergency Disaster Kits
Every home should have some type of emergency disaster kit. At the bare minimum you should have enough food and water for 72 hours according to the guys over at FEMA and US Homeland Security. I believe that doesn’t even come close to what you’ll need in an emergency. I lived through Hurricane Ike and we were without power for over two weeks and some were without power for over a month. Look how long the people in Joplin where without power, even if their homes survived the tornado. It’s just makes good sense to have at the very minimum a 72 hour kit. It’s a good place to start with your emergency preparedness plans. For more information on each Kit, just click on the pictures below.
MayDay 4 Person Deluxe Emergency Kit:
This is the bare minimum type of kit that you should have in your home. There’s still things you will need and probably some things here you may or may not use. Don’t think all you have to do is buy a kit like this and you’re done, because your not, you’ve just started!
72 Hour Emergency Disaster Kit:I like emergency disaster kits such as this one. It has a lot of useful tools and comes packed into a convenient backpack. Just grab it and go if you have to get out in a hurry. Of course, you’ll want to add your own personal touches, but this is a great bag to start with if you’re a beginner. It will work well by itself if you have nothing else.
AAA 77 Piece Emergency Road Kit:
Unfortunately many natural and man made disasters don’t give a warning. That’s why I like to keep a small kit like this one from AAA handy in my car. If I can’t make it back home, I know I have what I need to make it a few days. This is also a great kit to keep in the car when driving in the Winter or in remote areas.