Questions and answers with The Wolf Pack : What are The Three must have books for preppers?

Hi MD, hope you are well.

If you see fit, can you ask the pack if they could chose three books to start over with, what would the books be ? I presume the bible will feature heavily, but the other two I can’t even decide for myself.

btw Nice tower gardens I spied in one of your pics a few weeks back.

Regards happy camper

M.D. Adds : My top three for must have prepper books would be – LDS Preparedness ManualThe Encyclopedia of Country Living, and Where there is no doctor.


  1. Happy Camper says:

    Here are the top ten books people have listed. In order of votes and date voted:
    The Encyclopedia of Country Living
    The Holy Bible**
    Where there is no Doctor
    Back to Basics
    The Doom and Bloom Medicine Book
    Where there is no Dentist
    A Veterinary Manual
    LDS Preparedness Manual
    SAS Survival Handbook
    299 Days Series
    The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

    **note that I did not include the book of Scriptures of the Hymenal in counting the bible. Had I counted these, the Bible would be in first place.

    As this was my question, I thank everyone for their input. I now have clear direction in what books to get.
    Regards Happy Camper

  2. Papasmurf says:

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  3. Chuck Findlay says:

    299 Days Series looks like it may be worth reading. But I’m going to wait till all 10 books are printed and then I will buy the e-version of it. I hate to read a book and wait for the next installment. It seems like reading a book and having to wait months to a year to go from chapter 1 to chapter 2 and so on.

    I listened to Glen on the survival podcast and he said all 10 books were written at once, but the publisher wanted to break it up to make more money. Nothing against this, but I don’t have to read it right now and I’m willing to wait.

    It’s not like I don’t already have an ewer growing stack of books waiting for me to get to them.


  4. The Encyclopedia of Country Living
    Where there is no Doctor
    Making the best of basics

    These would be my three, but when you state in your question that you’re “starting over”, it would depend on what that means, and what skills you already had. Some folks have assumed you’’ be packing these somewhere and the three books are for size and weight constraint. To be perfectly honest, if I had to bug out and leave like that, I’m not sure which of the hundreds of books I have would be chosen.
    My perspective on taking the bible along would be likewise perplexing. If I’m being shipped off to Mars or the bible was an old family heirloom, full of personal information like births and deaths, then it would make the list. Otherwise, keeping in mind that it is one of, if not the most published books of all time, keep in mind that every Podunk country church will have a stack of them somewhere, and in every dresser drawer in every hotel and motel in the country, will most likely be another, compliments of the Gideon’s, so snagging one alone the way would not be a hard thing to do.