Friday Poll: How many survival / prepping / homesteading books do you have?

Sorry, folks… I almost forgot to post this segment today.

How many survival / prepping / homesteading books do you have?

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Bonus question… if you could have only one prepping / survival related book which one would you choose. For me it would be The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery, after the Bible of course.

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  1. Encourager says:

    Favorite books I cannot do without:
    1. The Bible
    2. Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
    3. The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery
    4. Surviving the Economic Collapse by Aguirre
    Then there are many more after that.

  2. El Fielding says:

    I have lots of books that might not technically be considered “prepping” or “homesteading” books, but that I feel would be useful if TSHTF. In fact have over 5000 books in various formats, from Kindle to PDF to paper. Some of my favourites are:

    Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery.
    Five Acres, M.G.. Kains
    The Nearing Books.
    The Foxfire Books.
    Back issues of: Mother Earth News
    Organic Gardening
    Backwoods Home
    Home Power

  3. I will have to change my vote, after reading the comments I was reminded that I have several books from the Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series. I have bought about a dozen books in the past few months. Lots of great suggestions for books that I want to check out.
    I can’t choose just one. There is so much more that I want to learn on a wide variety of subjects.
    I use to have a lot of books (filled 2 bookcases), I started over again, discovered the GoodWill Store has lots of good books. I even managed to replace some of my cookbooks from there.

  4. Rob in Ontario says:

    I have most of the books mentioned by others I also have a couple of old sets of encyopedicas from 1950’s- one set of Brittanias from 1910-lots of preserving and canning , cook books some solar books , gun books mother earth magazines along with Harrowsmiths

  5. Doris Jones says:

    Be sure your most important survival books are in your BOB or on a Nook or Kindle etc. that you can have with you if you have to move
    quickly. I had my best reference books in the bookcase and on my nightstand–realized they might be hard to collect if I had to move in a hurry. Made sure I put them in my BOB
    I also keep copies in my vehicle.

    Re: Tablet readers without electricity. No problem if you have one of the hand crank/solar/battery multiple power type radios or some other recharging device that would work if there is no electricity. On mine I can charge up my devices easily and even use a laptop or shaver etc.
    We tried it out in a recent storm when the electricity was out over night. I was impressed with what that little radio with it’s ultra bright LED light would do!

  6. MD,
    I’m not sure if I should curse or thank this topic and the comments from this group. I’ve been prepping and collecting books since the early 1970’s and have hundreds of books; but, I always seem to see at least a few more I could use from the recommendations here (7 in the last week or so). I therefore thank everyone while my wallet curses me, LOL. Guess you gotta pay to play.