Preparedness Books to Help You Survive The End of the World

A Listmania! list by Sean Brodrick "Author, public speaker, mining analyst, scifi/fantasy/adventure fan" (West Palm Beach, FL)
The list author says: "Do you have a pervasive sense of anxiety, as if our modern world is on thin ice? Do you have an uneasy feeling that Wall Street seems to be collapsing under the weight of bad debts and bad decisions -- and dragging your job along with it? Or maybe you feel our society is coming apart at the seams, and that our civilization could actually break down and collapse? You are not alone. A lot of people are worried. In fact, there is a growing movement of people who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Here is a list of books that will help."
The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis
1.  The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis by Sean Brodrick
The list author says:
  "I wrote this book, and it's a good one.  This is survival for suburbanites -- how to prepare for the hard times without moving to a farm in the country. It's about preparing, planning, and being proactive for any kind of emergency.  If you want to continue your lifestyle AND make smart money moves, then The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide is the book for you"
$21.53   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times
2.  How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times by James Wesley Rawles
The list author says:
  "A useful and thorough book by the Big Daddy of hardcore survivalists. This has tons of useful information."
$11.90   Used & New from: $6.48
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (718 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes
3.  When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes by Cody Lundin
The list author says:
  "This book is mostly about food preparation for a major disaster, with emphasis on having a year's food storage, milling your own grain, growing sprouts, home canning, dehydrating, freeze-drying, etc. There are detailed tables showing the calories of various foods including protein, fat, and carbs.  The last third of the book covers a wide range of topics -- weapons, tools, sanitation and more."
$16.54   Used & New from: $7.93
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (444 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse
4.  The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse by Fernando FerFAL Aguirre
The list author says:
  "If you're worried about a societal breakdown, Fernando "FerFAL" Aguirre has lived through it -- in Argentina.  The book covers home security; personal security; Depression-proof jobs; basic defense techniques for ordinary people; what to buy in advance and more."
$22.04   Used & New from: $19.66
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (313 customer reviews)

U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook
5.  U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook by United States Air Force
The list author says:
  "The best of the military survival handbooks.  Chock full of useful information for anyone who wants to know how to survive in primitive conditions. The book is very straightforward with many pictures and user-friendly illustrations, written in easy to understand language."
$12.18   Used & New from: $2.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, Third Edition
6.  The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, Third Edition by Joseph Jenkins
The list author says:
  "If civilization ends, the end of plumbing won't be far behind.  What will you do then, smart guy?  This book tells you."
$18.07   Used & New from: $14.56
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds for Domestic Supply, Fire and Emergency Use--Includes How to Make Ferrocement Water Tanks
7.  Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds for Domestic Supply, Fire and Emergency Use--Includes How to Make Ferrocement Water Tanks by Art Ludwig
The list author says:
  "A do-it-yourself guide to designing, building, and maintaining water tanks, cisterns and ponds, and sustainably managing groundwater storage."
$15.64   Used & New from: $9.36
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Armed Response: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Firearms for Self-Defense
8.  Armed Response: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Firearms for Self-Defense by David S. Kenik
The list author says:
  "Kenick does a great job of covering most of the major issues you must consider if you are going to carry a firearm for self defense. This is a good book for beginners; veteran gun owners probably know most of this."
$16.25   Used & New from: $0.62
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)
9.  Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series) by Steve Solomon
The list author says:
  "This book shows that a family can grow a lot of food in a small space without breaking the bank on supplies."
$16.78   Used & New from: $5.22
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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