Ready or Not #182: Emergency Preparedness Books

I love books, for a variety of reasons, but one of the biggest reasons I like books is because I don’t have to remember everything. Everybody should have a home library of emergency type books that would help him or her with everyday needs and/or emergency situations.  As long as I know I have the information in a book and that all I have to do is look it up when I need it, then I feel that I am prepared.  This list of books has been very helpful to my family over the years.

The American Medical Association Family Medical Guide
Author: Jeffrey R. M. Kunz, MD and Asher J. Finkel, MD
Publisher: Random House Inc. / ISBN 0-394-55582-1

The Merck Manual Of Medical Information – Home Edition
Author: Lots and lots of people
Publisher: Merck Research Laboratories / ISBN 0-911-910-87-5

The Herbal Drugstore
Author: Linda B. White, M.D., Steven Foster and the staff of Herbs for Health
Publisher: Rodale / ISBN 1-57954-134-8

This book is very interesting AND helpful.  Whatever the ailment, it first talks about the ailment and then it tells what the doctor would prescribe and how it works.  It then goes on to possible alternative home remedies and how to use them.

The Doctors Book of Home Remedies
Author: By the editors of Prevention Magazine Health Books
Publishers: Rodale / ISBN 0-87857-873-0

The First Aid Companion For Dogs & Cats / Prevention Pets
Author: Amy D. Shojai
Publisher: Rodale / ISBN 1-57954-197-6 (hardcover) / ISBN 1-57954-365-0 (paperback)

Whatever type of pets or animals you have around your place, it would be a good idea to get a medical book so that you could take care of them in an emergency.

Reader’s Digest New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual
Author: Lots of people
Publisher: Readers Digest / ISBN 0-89577-378-3

“Reader’s Digest Back To Basics / How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills
Author: Lots of people
Publisher: Reader’s Digest / ISBN 0-89577-086-5

It has a lot of really useful information and good recipes.

Camping & Wilderness Survival / The Ultimate Outdoors Book
Author: Paul Tawrell
Publisher: T (Paul Tawrell) – SurvivalBook.com / ISBN 1-896713-00-9

This is the BEST ultimate survival book that I have ever read.  It covers everything and more.  This book is very informative and enjoyable.  It is one of my favorite books; it covers EVERYTHING.

The Self Sufficient Life and how to live it / The complete back-to-basics guide
Author: John Seymour
Publisher: DK (Dorling Kindersley) / ISBN 0-7894-9332-2

This book covers just about everything that you would need to know to become self sufficient, even on a small piece of property.

Like I said, you can’t have too many books.  Now, with the help of the Reader’s Digest Do-It-Yourself book, you can build more bookshelves to accommodate your new library of knowledge and preparedness books.

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