Book Sources

Some of the books you might want can be more easily obtained or are only available from specialized sources. Be aware that some of these sources also sell books on subjects that might be considered offensive. Just ignore those that are distasteful to you. Most have on-line catalogs or you can order a hard copy.

Loompanics    PO Box 1197, Port Townsend, WA 98368
   800-380-2230, 360-385-2230
   Print catalog available for $5 or free with order.

Paladin Press    7077 Winchester Circle, Boulder, CO 80301
   800-466-6868, 303-443-7250
   Free printed catalog.

Delta Press    215 S. Washington Ave., El Dorado, AR 71730
   800-852-4445, 870-862-4984
   Free printed catalog.

Another source for unusual publications on old-time skills, how-to articles and primitive chemistry are the Survivor series, Granddad's Wonderful Book of Chemistry and CD-ROMs from Kurt Saxon:

Atlan Formularies    PO Box 95, Alpena, AR 72611

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If you want to increase your awareness about what could happen you can read speculative descriptions of what conditions might be like under various speculative scenarios:

Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Pulling Through by Dean Ing
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

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General References

Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery
Back to Basics by Reader's Digest
Foxfire by
Foxfire 2 by
Foxfire 3 by
Foxfire 4 by
Foxfire 5 by
Foxfire 6 by
Modern Homestead Manual by Skip Thomsen, et al

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Food Storage

Eating Off the Grid by Denise Hansen
Food Storage 101 by Peggy Layton
How to Develop Low-Cost Family Food Storage System by Anita Evangelista
Becoming Self Reliant by Ken Larson
The Food Storage Bible by Jayne Benkendorf
Food Storage for the Clueless by Clark Kidd and Kathryn Kidd
Beginner's Guide to Family Preparedness by Rosalie Mason
15 Minute Storage Meals by Jayne Benkendorf

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Cooking and Recipes

Ultimate Food Storage Cookbook by Arlene Michelsen
Catastrophic Cooking by Carol Reid
Woodstove Cookery: At Home on the Range by Jane Cooper
Y2K Survival Guide and Cookbook by Dorothy Bates
The New Cookin' with Home Storage by Vicki Tate
Cookin' with Home Storage by Vicki Tate
Cookin' with Powdered Milk by Peggy Layton
Cookin' with Beans & Rice by Peggy Layton
Cookin' with Dried Eggs by Peggy Layton
Country Beans by Rita Bingham, et al
The Amazing Wheat Book by LeArta Moulton
Making the Best of Basics by James Talmage Stevens
New Passport to Survival by Rita Bingham
Making Great Cheese at Home by Barbara Ciletti

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Growing Food

How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits, Nuts, Raising Grains by John Jeavons
Mittleider Grow-Box Gardens by Jacob R. Mittleider
Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
Ca$h from Square Food Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
Backyard Fruits and Berries by Miranda Smith
The Farmer's Wife Guide to Fabulous Fruits and Berries by Doyen
The Backyard Berry Book by Stella Otto
Planning and Planting Your Dwarf Fruit Trees by L. Southwick
Pruning Simplified by Lewis Hill
The Scythe Book by David Tresemer
Five Acres & Independence by Maurice Grenville Kains, et al
Seed to Seed: Seed Saving Techniques by Suzanne Ashworth
Seed Sowing and Saving by Carole B. Turner

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Raising Animals

Backyard Livestock by Steven Thomas
Chickens in Your Backyard by Luttmann and Luttmann
Try the Rabbitt by S.O. Adajre
The New Goat Handbook by Jaudas and Vriends
Merck Veterinary Manual by Susan Aiello
Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners by Spaulding and Clay
Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game by John T. Mettlar Jr

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Wild Foods

Plants of the Rocky Mountains by Kershaw, Pojar and Alaback
Feasting Free on Wild Edibles by Bradford Angier
Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants by Bradford Angier
Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants by
Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants by Christopher Nyerges
Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants by Peterson and Peterson
God's Free Harvest by Ken Larson
Edible and Poisonous Plants of the Western United States by
Edible and Poisonous Plants of the Eastern United States by
Live Off the Land in the City and Country by Ragnor Benson
Survival Poaching by Ragnor Benson
Cookin' Wild Game by Teresa Marrone
Wild About Game by Jane Hibler and Janie Hibler
Wild Game Cooking Made Easy by John Schumacher
Wild Game Cookbook by Judity Bosley
Wild Game Cookery by J. Carol Vance, et al
America's Favorite Wild Game Recipes by Hunting & Fishing
Native Indian Wild Game, Fish & Wild Food Cookbook by
500 Wild Game and Fish Recipes by Galen Winter

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Preserving Food

Root Cellaring by Nancy Bubel and Pam Art
Keeping the Harvest by Nancy Chioffi, et al
Stocking Up by Carol Hupping
Putting Food By by Janet C. Greene, et al
The Busy Person's Guide to Preserving Food by Janet B. Chadwick
Ball Blue Book by
Kerr Home Canning Guide by
The Complete Guide to Home Canning, Preserving and Freezing, Bulletin #539 by USDA
How to Dry Foods by Deanna DeLong and Lara Gates
The ABC's of Home Food Dehydration by Barbara Densley
Dry It, You'll Like It by Gen MacManiman
A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing and Smoking of Meat, Fish and Game by Wilbur F. Eastman, Jr.
Home Book of Smoke Cooking Meat, Fish and Game by Jack Sleight and Raymond Hall
Sausage & Jerky Handbook by Eldon R. Cutlip
Great Sausage Recipies and Meat Curing by Rytek Kutas
Making Great Sausage at Home by Chris Kobler
Home Sausage Making by Charles G. Reavis

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Outdoor Survival

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Piven and Borgenicht
US Army Survival Handbook by Dept. of Defense
US Army Survival Manual by Dept. of Defense
Collins GEM SAS Survival Guide by John Wiseman
NOLS Wilderness Guide by Mark Harvey
Mountainman Crafts and Skills by David Montgomery
Survival: A Manual That Could Save Your Life by Chris Janowsky
Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen
Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival by Tom Brown
FM-200 200 Military Mauals on CD-ROM by Dept. of Defense

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Modern Weapons Caching by Ragnar Benson
Gun Digest Book of Firearms: Centerfire Rifles by J.B. Wood
Gun Digest Book of Firearms: Revolvers by J.B. Wood
Gun Digest Book of Firearms: Auto Pistols by J.B. Wood
Gun Digest Book of Assault Weapons by Jack P. Lewis
Gunsmithing Rifles by Patrick Sweeney
Gunsmithing Pistols & Revolvers by Patrick Sweeney
Gunsmithing Shotguns by Patrick Sweeney
Gunsmithing at Home by John Traister
Survival Guns by Mel Tappan
The Survival Armory by Duncan Long
Bad Times Primer by C.G. Cobb
Gun Digest by Ken Ramage

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Gun Control

Nation of Cowards by Jeff Snyder
Armed by Gary Kleck & Don B. Kates
More Guns Less Crime by John R. Lott, Jr.
Seven Myths of Gun Control by Richard Poe

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Clothing and Bedding

Complete Guide to Sewing by Reader's Digest
The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing by Singer
Tan Your Hide! by Phyllis Hobson
Home Tanning and Leather Making Guide by A.B. Farnham
Home Manufacturer of Furs and Skins by A.B. Farnham

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Heat, Cooking and Light

Solar Electric Independent Home Book by Paul Jeffrey Fowler
Solar Living Source Book by John Schaeffer and Doug Pratt
Practical Photovoltaics by Richard Komp
How to Live Without Electricity - and Like It by Anita Evangelista
Living Without Electricity by Scott and Pellman

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Medical and Dental

Emergency Childbirth by George J. White, MD
Survivalist's Medicine Chest by Ragnar Benson
Do-It-Yourself Medicine by Ragnar Benson
Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment by Lawrence M. Tierney
Handbook of Current Diagnosis & Treatment by James O. Woolliscroft
New American Medical Dictionary & Health Manual by Rothenberg
Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid by William W. Forgey
Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine by Paul S. Auerbach
Advanced First Aid Afloat by Peter Eastman & John Levinson
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy by Mark H. Beers
Where There is No Doctor by David Werner, et al
Ditch Medicine by Hugh L. Coffee
PDR: Physician's Desk Reference by
The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs by Long and Rybacki
International Medical Guide for Ships: The Ship's Medicine Chest by World Health Organization (WHO)
US Army Special Forces Medical Handbook by Dept. of Army
Emergency War Surgery-2nd Revision of NATO Handbook by
Where There is No Dentist by Murray Dickson

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Terrorism and NBC Warfare

Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearny
Life After Doomsday by Bruce D. Clayton
Fighting Chance: Ten Feet to Survival by Arthur Robinson, Gary North

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Survival Home

New Fix-It-Yourself Manual by Reader's Digest
New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual by Reader's Digest
Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country by Peter I. Yanev
Earthquake Prepared: Securing Your Home by Joel Leach
The Secure Home by Joel Skousen
How to Implement a High Security Shelter by Joel Skousen
Strategic Relocation by Joel Skousen
The Survival Retreat by Ragnar Benson
The Modern Survival Retreat by Ragnar Benson

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Passport to World Band Radio by Larry Magne
Radio Monitoring: the How to Guide by TJ Skip Arey
Scanners & Secret Frequencies by Henry L. Eisenan
The World of CB Radio by Mark Long, et al
Guide to Emergency Survival Communications by Dave Ingram
The Radio Amateur's Handbook by ARRL
No-Code License Manual by Gordon West
Now You're Talking by Larry Wolfgang

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Home Education

Saxon math and physics books are available from Saxon Publishers, 2450 John Saxon Blvd., Norman, OK 73701, 800-284-7019, 405-329-7071

700 Science Experiments for Everyone by United Nations
Everyday Science: Fun and Easy Projects for Making Practical Things by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone
Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp
Complete Home Learning Resource Book by Rebecca Rupp
Homeschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
Homeschooling Almanac by Mary Leppert, et al
Math 76 by John Saxon
Math 87 by John Saxon
Physics by John Saxon

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The State vs. The People, by Claire Wolfe and Aaron Zelman
The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell
Barbarians Inside the Gates by Thomas Sowell
More Liberty Means Less Government by Walter E. Williams
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News by Bernard Goldberg
Why the Left Hates America by Dan Flynn
Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism by Ann Coulter
USEFUL IDIOTS: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First by Mona Charen

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The following magazines may be of interest to you. They all have websites where you can take a look at their latest issues. Sometimes they will send you a sample issue or you can pick one up at the store.

Mother Earth News magazine by

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A more specialized bi-monthly covering civil defense is:
The Journal of Civil Defense

Currently there are no preparedness-specific magazines or newsletters generally being published that I am aware of. There is an on-line version of the old American Survival Guide published by its former editor Jim Benson available at Jim is what made ASG worth reading and his site should have the same quality.