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u/woodinleg · 29 pointsr/preppers

Where there is no Doctor ,
Where there is no Dentist ,
Foxfire Series ,
The Foxfire series is broad and has a diverse amount of information from snake handling for worship, building a smoke house, and carving a "fiddle."
Joy of Cooking Has instructions on cooking turtles, rabbits, squirrel etc.
Many of these books are available online PDF.

u/deplorable_oracle · 21 pointsr/conspiracy

Right on, brother. But most people don't know how to prepare. Here's a quick starter:

Core Concepts


  1. Situational Awareness: You should always start your preparations from a mental & spiritual point of view. This includes things like immediate physical environment (blind spots from which your house can be approached? up on a hill or in a valley? natural barriers? etc), demographic surroundings (any people or groups that cause concern? anyone with special skills in your neighborhood that would be useful? any like-minded people in your area? etc), and what I call world pulse (what's in the news? are there any indicators of upcoming man-made disasters? etc). A good resource for the world pulse can be found here.

    Spiritually-speaking, you have to be prepared for the reality that people will die in the event of a disaster, and that you may be in that number. Face your mortality, come to grips with it, and know that you will someday die, and that day might be today. Once you've worked that out -- and it isn't easy -- then you're less prone to panic in emergency situations and more likely to act quickly and decisively, which will save your life and the lives of those around you should you survive the initial event. Get to know that "higher power" in which you can place your trust, faith, and confidence, and you'll hold your own life with an open hand.

    Also, do not rely on emergency services like 911 -- assume the standard communications lines will be down, and that emergency personnel will be otherwise too occupied to respond anyway. Take ownership and responsibility for your own well-being and for that of your family. Even if your wife looks at you like you're a total whack-job, it's worth the peace of mind that comes with reasonable preparedness.

  2. Short-term prep: Most disaster scenarios resolve within about 72 hours. This is your standard weather event, earthquake, power grid disruption, hostage/terrorist situation, or any other of the more common types of emergency situation. Even solo-events, like running your car off into a ravine where you aren't easily seen, generally resolve in rescue within that period of time. But most people can't survive three days because they haven't taken basic precautions.

    So pack your 72-hour survival preparedness kit, and remember that everyone's individual survival needs will be different. Taylor any list you find online for your own specific and unique needs.

  3. Long-term prep: In the event that some situation lasts more than 72 hours, you need a plan. Does your situation allow for you to sit tight and wait it out? Or do you need to bug out to a fall-back location? There is no set answer for an individual as each scenario will present different opportunities and challenges. Prepare for both options -- plan to have long-term food backup, a source of potable water (or way to purify available non-potable sources), and enough personal protection to last -- and ammo will be great for barter purposes in long-term events. Mentally note fall-back locations like national parks, uninhabited areas, vacant warehouses, etc. Then draw up a plan with your family, rehearse it, and make sure they know what to do and where to go in an emergency situation. Again, assume cell phones will not work, and keep GMRS band radios handy in case something new and unexpected comes up.

    Survival skills will pull you and your family through a long-term -- and even life-altering and life-long -- event. Learn how to hunt, how to build traps, make fires, and build shelters. Study the plants in your area so you can readily identify which are edible, which are poisonous, and which have medicinal properties. Learn how to live like Appalachian folk of previous generations, in a state of absolute self-sufficiency. We survived for a long time without electricity, grocery stores, Facebook, and Google. Figure out how to get there again.

  4. Guns: A contentions topic is the firearms question. Do you really need a gun for emergency preparedness? Well, let me ask you this: What will you do a few weeks after the complete halt of shipping and distribution, the stores are empty, and people have banded together to begin taking resources? When an armed group of thugs decides they want your food, your water, and your wife? Are you going to politely ask them to stop and be reasonable? You need at least one firearm, and you must know how to use it.

    Optimally, you have a semi-automatic .223 / 5.56 AR-15 with several 40-round magazines of XM855, a single-shot bolt-action long-range rifle with scope, a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun with high-grain shot and slugs, and three people who can simultaneously and skillfully operate each one. And everyone should have their own side-arm and blade. This is not about being a local Rambo. This is Tactics 101. If you have this setup, and if you really know how to use your weapon, you're far more likely to survive a situation when you're out-numbered and out-gunned. Personally, I find tactics, rehearsal, and training to be the most important component of the defensive aspect of preparedness.

    And the most under-rated component, yet most critical piece of long-term prep, is community. You can have the largest armory and the biggest dick in town, but if you don't have community, someone will take everything you have. Get to know people in your local area who are like-minded. Start having discussions with them about planning. Not a huge group -- just a core of about 3 or 4 families with diverse skills. If your core is strong, your community will grow naturally when the time comes. Ensure you trust these people with your life, and make sure they can trust you with theirs.

  5. Personal Armor: I know some people will bring up armor, but I've found that unless you (illegally) kept yours upon return from active duty, or your a dealer / seller of body armor, it's not generally worth the trouble of obtaining as many of the manufactures are on 6-months or more backorder. But if you can foot the bill and decide to invest the time, remember that a 30.06 round has sufficient impact and velocity to penetrate most anything short of 2" ballistic-grade steel plate within a few shots, and you are NOT going to carry that much steel around when you need to be highly mobile.

    That said, AR500 makes some pretty awesome stuff. Stick with the level IV armor, as anything less is only good for hand-gun protection at best. Composite is probably the best option in terms of weight-to-protection ratio, followed by steel, followed by ceramic. I put ceramic last because it's generally good for a single round before it shatters. Steel is OK if it has an absorption foam coating -- otherwise, the round will explode in a radial pattern.

    There's a new type of metal foam armor that essentially combines the protection of steel with the portability of composite, but it hasn't yet made it to market. And the carbon fiber armor is prohibitively expensive for the common buyer.

    The very least you should have in the way of protection is a basic armored motorcycle outfit, knee pads, and elbow pads. This will provide shrapnel protection, and keep your joints in shape when you need to actually run your tactics in the field.

    Remember: Get your mind right, get your shit together, make a plan, and prepare basic necessities. Like I said, you cannot place a value on the peace of mind afforded by reasonable prep, which is good for events ranging from the yearly weather-related inconvenience, to the collapse of western civilization. Stand ready, be watchmen on the wall, and you can act when action is required.

    Then remember that living in fear is of no benefit to you or your family. I've seen too many people fall into this trap (myself included), but it is counter-productive, causes stress (which is detrimental to your mind and body), and robs you of the life God intends you to have. For we are not given a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
u/brews · 12 pointsr/simpleliving

I'd go see if you can't find a series of books called "Foxfire".

u/dave9199 · 11 pointsr/preppers

On My Shelf:

Nonfiction:


[where there is no doctor] (https://www.amazon.com/Where-There-No-Doctor-Handbook/dp/0942364155)

[where there is no dentist] (https://www.amazon.com/Where-There-Dentist-Murray-Dickson/dp/0942364058/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0942364058&pd_rd_r=P7QG34TNRGWWJ4VG3CES&pd_rd_w=zUT5r&pd_rd_wg=bQSPa&psc=1&refRID=P7QG34TNRGWWJ4VG3CES)

[emergency war surgery] (https://www.amazon.com/Emergency-War-Surgery-Survivalists-Reference-ebook/dp/B007FH3S8C/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492111178&sr=1-1&keywords=war+surgery)

[Seed to Seed, a seed saving book] (https://www.amazon.com/Seed-Growing-Techniques-Vegetable-Gardeners/dp/1882424581/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492111210&sr=1-1&keywords=seed+saving)

[mini farming] (https://www.amazon.com/Mini-Farming-Self-Sufficiency-Brett-Markham/dp/1602399840/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1602399840&pd_rd_r=QYQGAKY6D2PJX21W5DBC&pd_rd_w=ZSjVd&pd_rd_wg=MKw9N&psc=1&refRID=QYQGAKY6D2PJX21W5DBC)


[square foot gardening] (https://www.amazon.com/All-Square-Foot-Gardening-Revolutionary/dp/1591865484/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1591865484&pd_rd_r=NW7HBPKNFJ2J8JYTR22M&pd_rd_w=kMSVD&pd_rd_wg=v6qzT&psc=1&refRID=NW7HBPKNFJ2J8JYTR22M)


[Ball Canning Guide] (https://www.amazon.com/All-Ball-Book-Canning-Preserving/dp/0848746783/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492111296&sr=1-1&keywords=ball+canning)


[Steve Rinella's Big Game] (https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Hunting-Butchering-Cooking/dp/081299406X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492111322&sr=1-1&keywords=rinella+guide)

[Steve Rinella's Small Game] (https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Hunting-Butchering-Cooking/dp/0812987055/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0812987055&pd_rd_r=HSSM813BSWTXN5Q77P1R&pd_rd_w=j1UjP&pd_rd_wg=OWNY6&psc=1&refRID=HSSM813BSWTXN5Q77P1R)

[root cellaring] (https://www.amazon.com/Root-Cellaring-Natural-Storage-Vegetables/dp/0882667033/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492111429&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=root+cellarig)

[country wisdom and know how] (https://www.amazon.com/Garden-Wisdom-Know-How-Everything-Harvest/dp/1579128378/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492111470&sr=1-3&keywords=country+wisdom)

[timberframe construction] (https://www.amazon.com/Learn-Timber-Frame-Craftsmanship-Simplicity/dp/1612126685/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492111553&sr=1-9&keywords=cabin+construction)

[Ham radio -tech] (https://www.amazon.com/ARRL-Ham-Radio-License-Manual/dp/1625950136/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492111593&sr=1-1&keywords=ham+radio)

[ham radio general] (https://www.amazon.com/General-Class-License-Manual-Amateur/dp/1625950306/ref=pd_sim_14_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1625950306&pd_rd_r=12TE98J0V80PC5Z8PMNJ&pd_rd_w=EfgM9&pd_rd_wg=jqqg2&psc=1&refRID=12TE98J0V80PC5Z8PMNJ)

[The FoxFire Series ] (https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Collection-Anniversary-Editions-Anniversay/dp/B00MRH3RYU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1492879953&sr=8-4&keywords=foxfire)

Also pickup up books on useful skills: raising rabbits, welding, different random construction books.

Fiction:

[Lucifer's Hammer] (https://www.amazon.com/Lucifers-Hammer-Larry-Niven/dp/0449208133/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492880068&sr=1-1&keywords=lucifers+hammer)

[One second After] (https://www.amazon.com/Second-After-John-Matherson-Novel/dp/0765356864/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492880115&sr=1-1&keywords=one+second+after)

[the martian] (https://www.amazon.com/Martian-Andy-Weir/dp/0553418025/ref=pd_sim_14_41?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0553418025&pd_rd_r=D4JHG0ERDKJXA7NYCZHX&pd_rd_w=vAle5&pd_rd_wg=9wBYx&psc=1&refRID=D4JHG0ERDKJXA7NYCZHX)

[the road] (https://www.amazon.com/Road-Cormac-McCarthy/dp/0307387895/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492880272&sr=1-1&keywords=the+road0)

[alas babylon] (https://www.amazon.com/Alas-Babylon-Pat-Frank/dp/0060741872/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492880316&sr=1-10&keywords=babylon)

u/splatterhead · 7 pointsr/preppers

The Foxfire series.

u/Headhunt23 · 6 pointsr/preppers

Foxfire Book Series

This is a book series that has all kinds of ways to build, can, cook, etc as told by people that lived in Appalachia without electricity, running water, etc.

This is your bible right here.

u/eramnes · 5 pointsr/preppers

The best resource for this that I know of is The Self Sufficient Life And How To Live It, a book by John Seymour. There are explanations and drawings of pretty much everything you would need to work on a one or five acre holding - with 10 acres you would be even better off. He talks about farming, wood harvesting, butchering, beekeeping, woodworking, and basically anything else you can imagine about being as self-sufficient as possible. If you want to "try before you buy" you can read an older edition [PDF warning] for free. You'll get more information on plant types and other things by purchasing the revised version though. I'd suggest a hard copy in any case.

Carla Emery's book has been highly recommended to me, but I've never read it so I can't say anything about it one way or the other. Most posters here are trustworthy though so if they're suggesting it I would pick that up as well.

If you are looking for other resources, I can suggest the Foxfire series, which deals with how life has been lived in the Appalachian region of the US before the introduction of modern life. There's a lot of good information there if you're willing to put up with a good deal of folklore. Not that the stories contained are bad - they're highly entertaining if nothing else.

Another choice you might look in to is the Village Technology Handbook [PDF warning, again]. This book details a lot of improvised infrastructure items that may be of use to the self-sufficient person. This book can be difficult to find in print - I bought my copy from AbeBooks for about $60.

If you're looking for something that discusses a specific technology or problem, let me know and I may be able to point you to a resource.

Good luck - I wish I had the acreage you do!

u/SuramKale · 3 pointsr/collapse

Hey OP! This isn't a new idea, actually someone started collecting most all of the knowledge you'll need in the 60's?

Anyway, the book series, and you'll want hard copies, is called Firefox.


He's a link to the collection: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MRH3RYU/ref=mp_s_a_1_1/180-5596677-6772356?qid=1450495707&sr=1-1&keywords=foxfire+books+complete+sets

u/lightscarred · 3 pointsr/preppers

I believe someone began work on a "Life after Apocalypse" type of encyclopedia that would teach humanity how to do everything we've learned so far... I need to google it.

Edit: This is specifically for the American Southeast but still useful.

In case humanity is nearly wiped out, here's a compendium of human knowledge. It only covers up till 1900... I still need to find where I saw that person tackling more eras...

u/graffiti81 · 3 pointsr/iiiiiiitttttttttttt

Just to be sure, you do know that Foxfire is a thing, right?

Really interesting books.

u/jimmyd1911 · 3 pointsr/preppers
u/MissShirley · 2 pointsr/collapse

The Foxfire book series is really good.

u/darkon · 2 pointsr/pics

Because foxfire is a word that has been around centuries longer than Firefox, and it's also a series of books. When Phoenix was renamed to Firefox I had to do some mental reprogramming because my brain tried to interpret Firefox as the more familiar old word.