If you are trying to find prepper and survival books, you’ve come to the right place. Below is a list of 675 of the best preparedness guides, manuals, books, and PDF downloads. To download any of these titles, you can right-click on a file, and then select “Save As”.
If you are putting together any kind of family emergency preparedness binder, you can always print out physical copies of a few of these guys as resources to refer to. This way, you can access the information when the time comes–whether you have electricity or not.
Military, Combat and Tactical
U.S. Army Survival Field Manuals (7)
Special Forces Manuals (4)
Ranger Handbook – 2006 – PDF
Self Defense and Hand to Hand Combat (15)
Military Trades and Skills (5)
Other Military and Law Enforcement PDFs (17)
FM 21-76-1 Survival-Evasion-Recovery – Military Manual – PDF
Art of War – PDF
Wilderness Survival Books
Foraging for Food (15)
Medicinal Plants (14)
Snaring and Hunting (3)
Cold Weather Survival (5)
General Wilderness Survival Guides (4)
Food and Food Storage PDFs
Food Storage (2)
Gardening and Food Production (76)
Tree Crops (12)
Hunting and Trapping (5)
Food Preservation (56)
Canning – PDF
Camping Recipes – PDF
Jerky Recipes – PDF
Food Preparation (26)
Survival Cooking (4)
Homestead Skills Books
Other Skills (28)
Recipe for Making Soap #1 – Text file
Recipe for Making Soap #2 – Text file
Wood Burning – PDF
1881 Household Cyclopedia – book – PDF
Morel Mushroom Hunting – PDF
Wine Making (4)
Best Emergency Medicine Books and Downloads (43)
A Manual for Midwives – PDF
Security and Defense (27)
General Emergency Preparedness and Survival PDFs(102)
Like the other books on this page, this archive of emergency preparedness and survival PDFs is provided here as a resource to tht public, for browsing or download.
How to Handle a Crisis -book – PDF
All Americans should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs. Following is a listing of some basic items that every emergency supply kit should include.
FEMA Family Supply List – PDF
Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency happens. Each family or individual’s kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents.
3 Day’s Emergency Prep’s – PDF
Excellent book describing the means by which to prepare for a nuclear war – especially with expedient and low cost methods.
This is a digitized copy of the old (1959) civil defense book that showcases several fallout shelter types along with information on proper ventilation, supplies needed, and fallout wind patterns. This is a very old “classic” document that still holds some value today.
Government sponsored book that came out many years ago on the topic of surviving a nuclear war. Provides lots of information on fallout and the inherent dangers of nuclear weapons.
Alternative Energy Books, Downloads, and PDFs(2)
Generator Load Chart – PDF
Chart offers a quick reference guide to typical wattage loads of various electrical items commonly found around the home. From TV’s to power tools – chart can be used to determine of your generator size is sufficient in case of a power outage.
Books on Water Storage, Treatment, and Resupply (41)
This download provides excellent educational material on all things making sure water is safe to drink.
Emergency and Survival Shelter Books (36)
Emergency Hygiene and Sanitation Downloads (2)
PDFs on Knot Tying (16)
Street Smarts and Urban Survival PDFs (11)
These manuals and PDFs are a great resource for learning urban survival tactics and techniques. They are available here for download, and can be printed out if you would like a physical copy in case of no electricity.