One of the best-selling prepping books of the last few years is “How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It”.
Written by James Wesley, Rawles and published in 2009, “How To Survive…” has more than 300 pages of well-organized, logically-presented information that provides a solid overview for the beginning prepper, but also has value for the more advanced among us.
Wesley, Rawles touches on all the big topics of prepping, with chapters on food and water storage, survival site selection, medical preparation, home security and defense, as well as several others.
I found the book’s List of List chapter to be very thorough and would recommend it as a resource for those looking for a solid structure to organize their prepping efforts.
James Wesley, Rawles certainly has the experience and credentials to write about prepping. He edits SurvivalBlog and has a recently-published survival novel that illustrates his prepping advice in action during a fictional collapse of the United States economy.
I appreciate this book’s even-handed approach to prepping. Prepping is a big topic with readers that range from the casual prepper with limited resources, to the all-out, big-money guy getting ready for Armageddon.
“How to Survive…” strikes a good balance between information that’s useful for a wide range of preppers, while giving enough detail to make it worth the read.
Bottom line – a good, basic manual for the beginning prepper and worth the few dollars for the more advanced survivalist.