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The 4 Step Prep & Survive Journey

  • Step 1 – Subscribe to Preppers & Survivalists: The Newsletter For Normies Who Just Don’t Want To Panic by Rising Storm Studios
    Ready for practical prepping without the panic? Elevate your preparedness game with our newsletter. Free cheatsheet, weekly insights, and exclusive perks. Subscribe for sanity and maybe a bad joke or two.
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    Ready to prioritize your family’s security but feeling a bit lost? We’ve got your back! Claim your free download of our Prep & Survive: Prepping and Survival Cheatsheet. It’s your roadmap to readiness, breaking down essentials into easy-to-follow steps. No overwhelm, just practical tips to ensure you and your loved ones are ready for anything.
  • Step 3 – The 80/20 Prepper & Survivalist: Your Step-by-Step Guide(book) by Rising Storm Studios
    Equip yourself for any scenario with The 80/20 Prepper & Survivalist book. Cut through the confusion, focus on the critical 20%, and be ready for anything. Dive into practical preparedness with easy-to-follow steps, real-world applications, and bonus resources for a comprehensive toolkit.
  • Step 4 – Ready, Set, Survive: A 20-Week Preppers Journey (course) by Rising Storm Studios
    Ready, Set, Survive: A 20-Week Prepper’s Journey is your structured path to practical preparedness! Master essential skills week by week. From emergency basics and family safety to wilderness survival. Visualize a future where confidence, not uncertainty, guides your decisions, and your steps forward are rooted in capability rather than uncertainty. Don’t just dream of preparedness; make it a reality.

  • Prepper Communications – The Easy Way: Second Edition by Craig E Buck
    Craig E Buck’s “Prepper Communications – The Easy Way” offers an accessible guide to communication strategies for preppers. In its second edition, the book provides straightforward insights into establishing effective communication methods in preparedness scenarios.
  • United We Stand: Building Your Emergency Preparedness Network by David Kobler and JD Dutra
    In “United We Stand,” David Kobler and JD Dutra explore the crucial aspect of building an emergency preparedness network. The book provides insights into creating a collaborative and resilient community, emphasizing the importance of unity and shared efforts in facing and overcoming challenges.

Standard Communication Equipment

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Food Preservation & Storage

  • A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing & Smoking Meat, Fish & Game by Wilbur F. Eastman
    Wilbur F. Eastman’s guide is a comprehensive manual for preserving meat, fish, and game through canning, freezing, curing, and smoking. The book provides practical insights and techniques for those looking to extend the shelf life of their harvests through traditional preservation methods.
  • Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving by Judi Kingry, Lauren Devine, Sarah Page
    A collaborative work, the “Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving” is a go-to resource for home canning and preserving. Authored by experts, the book covers a wide range of preserving techniques, recipes, and safety guidelines, making it an essential handbook for those venturing into home preservation.
  • You Can Have Your Food Storage and Eat It Too! by Rusty Kappel
    Rusty Kappel’s book addresses the practical aspects of food storage, offering insights into maintaining and utilizing food supplies. The book guides readers on managing food storage effectively, ensuring that stored provisions are not only for emergency use but also for regular, sustainable consumption.

Food Production


  • Incredible Wild Edibles by Samuel Thayer
    “Incredible Wild Edibles” by Samuel Thayer is a comprehensive guide that explores a wide array of wild edibles. With detailed information on identification, harvesting, and culinary uses, Thayer’s book is a valuable resource for foragers and nature enthusiasts seeking to discover the incredible edible plants in their surroundings.
  • Nature’s Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer
    Samuel Thayer’s “Nature’s Garden” is a definitive guide to identifying, harvesting, and preparing edible wild plants. Filled with Thayer’s extensive knowledge and engaging writing style, the book provides in-depth insights into the world of wild edibles, making it an essential resource for foragers and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Sam Thayer’s Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: of Eastern and Central North America by Samuel Thaye
    A field guide by Samuel Thayer, this book focuses on edible wild plants found in Eastern and Central North America. With detailed illustrations and practical information on foraging, Thayer’s guide is a handy companion for those looking to identify and harvest wild edibles in the specified regions.
  • The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits, and Nuts: Finding, Identifying, and Cooking by Katie Letcher Lyle
    Katie Letcher Lyle’s comprehensive guide covers a broad spectrum of wild edibles, including plants, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts. The book is a thorough resource for foragers, offering guidance on finding, identifying, and cooking a diverse range of edible wild species.
  • The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer
    “The Forager’s Harvest” by Samuel Thayer is a hands-on guide that focuses on identifying, harvesting, and preparing edible wild plants. With Thayer’s expertise, the book not only aids in plant identification but also provides valuable insights into the art of sustainable foraging and utilizing wild edibles.

Water Purification & Storage

Medical Books

  • Emergency War Surgery: The Survivalist’s Medical Desk Reference by U.S. Department of the Army
    “Emergency War Surgery” is a survivalist’s medical desk reference by the U.S. Department of the Army. Offering crucial medical insights tailored for survival situations, this manual provides essential information for addressing injuries and medical emergencies in austere environments.
  • Prepper’s Natural Medicine: Life-Saving Herbs, Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for When There is No Doctor by Cat Ellis
    Dr. William Forgey’s handbook is an essential guide for preppers, providing in-depth medical information and strategies for self-reliant healthcare. Covering preventive measures, emergency procedures, and long-term health strategies, the book is a valuable resource for those navigating uncertain situations.
  • Suture like a Surgeon: A Doctor’s Guide to Surgical Knots and Suturing Techniques used in the Departments of Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Family Medicine by M. Mastenbjörk M.D., S. Meloni M.D., and Medical Creations
    “Suture like a Surgeon” is a comprehensive guide to surgical knots and suturing techniques used in surgery, emergency medicine, and family medicine. Authored by medical professionals, the book provides valuable insights and practical knowledge for those seeking expertise in suturing.
  • The Prepper’s Medical Handbook by William Forgey
    Dr. William Forgey’s handbook is an essential guide for preppers, providing in-depth medical information and strategies for self-reliant healthcare. Covering preventive measures, emergency procedures, and long-term health strategies, the book is a valuable resource for those navigating uncertain situations.
  • The Survival Medicine Handbook: The Essential Guide for When Help is NOT on the Way by Joseph Alton MD
    A comprehensive guide by medical expert Joseph Alton MD, offering essential knowledge for medical emergencies in scenarios where professional help is not readily available. Covering a range of topics from wound care to infectious diseases, this handbook empowers readers to handle medical challenges during emergencies.
  • The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for ANY Disaster by Amy Alton
    Amy Alton’s guide is a comprehensive resource for emergency preparedness in the face of any disaster. Covering a wide range of medical scenarios, the book equips readers with essential knowledge and skills to handle medical emergencies when professional help is unavailable.
  • Where There Is No Dentist by Murray Dickson
    Murray Dickson’s book addresses a critical aspect of healthcare often overlooked in emergency situations – dental care. “Where There Is No Dentist” is a practical guide providing valuable insights into oral health, dental procedures, and preventive measures when professional dental assistance is unavailable.
  • When There Is No Doctor: Preventive and Emergency Healthcare in Challenging Times by Gerard S. Doyle
    Gerard S. Doyle’s book provides practical insights into preventive and emergency healthcare when access to a doctor is limited. Part of the Process Self-reliance Series, this resource equips readers with valuable information on maintaining health and addressing medical issues in challenging circumstances.
  • Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook by David Werner, Carol Thuman, and Jane Maxwell
    A collaborative effort by David Werner, Carol Thuman, and Jane Maxwell, this handbook is a vital resource for community health. “Where There Is No Doctor” provides practical advice on healthcare essentials, empowering communities to address health challenges and promote well-being even in the absence of a doctor.
  • Where Women Have No Doctor: A Health Guide for Women by A. August Burns, Ronnie Lovich, Jane Maxwell, Katharine Shapiro, Sandy Nieman, Elena Metcalf
    Dr. William Forgey’s handbook is an essential guide for preppers, providing in-depth medical information and strategies for self-reliant healthcare. Covering preventive measures, emergency procedures, and long-term health strategies, the book is a valuable resource for those navigating uncertain situations.
  • Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid by M.D. William W. Forgey
    Dr. William W. Forgey delves into the intricacies of wilderness medicine, going beyond basic first aid. This book is an indispensable guide for outdoor enthusiasts, offering knowledge on managing medical emergencies in remote locations. It covers topics such as altitude sickness, bites, and injuries specific to the wilderness environment.

Medical Supplies & Tools

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