The Ultimate Survival Reading List
When it comes to survival, we tend to focus a lot on the tools we’re carrying—but it’s easy to forget that what we carry in our heads is every bit as important. Without the knowledge to survive, the best tools in the world do little good.
To help arm you with that kind of knowledge, we’ve put together our “ultimate survival reading list,” with literature on everything from natural remedies to building your own log cabin (and lots more).
1. The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide - Written by America's top medical preparedness experts Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton ARNP, this book describes in detail what you can do in certain medical situations. When situations arise you will be able to handle a medical crisis and become an asset to your family and community in case medical help is not on the way. It also goes into alternative and natural strategies for when pharmaceuticals aren't available. Most books send you to the doctor when something happens. This books tells you what to do.
2. The Natural First Aid Handbook - Simple first aid remedies you can use at home are in this book, such as using honey to soothe a burn, or cayenne pepper to stop bleeding. Take care of something naturally, using items you either have at home or can find around you. With both illustrations and step by step guides, you'll get the help you need the natural way, and advice on when to seek professional medical help.
3. The Complete Medicinal Herbal - With over 120 herbs listed and illustrated in this guide, it gives you the therapeutic and medicinal uses of these herbs. It will show you how to break them down and use them, down to each and every part of the plant. There are more than 250 safe treatments to help alleviate common complaints, from coughs to headaches, skin conditions, digestive problems, and everything in between. Help your body heal naturally, using the items you can find in your area.
4. Back to Basics - There was a time when we had no electric saws, canned our own food, made our own rugs, and built our own houses, this book takes you there. Want to know how to make treats such as cheddar cheese or blueberry peach jam? How about how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead? This is the book you need to do that. This is quite possibly the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available today.
5. Herbal Antibiotics - Since antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise, many people are looking for an alternative way of treating it. This book covers the many ways you can use (and what you can use) to help treat bacterial infections. If you have a crisis or emergency in your area, pharmacies may not be open. Do you know what to do if someone in your family gets an infection? This book illustrates in detail 30 invaluable herbs. Not only will it tell you how to use them, but will give you details on breaking them down into useful medication and gives you potential side effects of each item. This is a must have for anyone wanting to be more prepared.
6. The Preppers Medical Handbook - Giving detailed instructions on what to do in the event of a medical emergency, this book goes beyond just telling you to seek medical attention. It gives you step by step instructions on what to do in the event of a medical situation happens and help is not on the way. With page after page of useful information regarding dressing wounds, how to handle certain bites, and even how to take care of and how to suture wounds, you won't be left in the dark when something happens around you.
You can find all the books listed HERE.
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