Books to Grow Your Preparedness Library as Alpha Survivalist

The opportunity to get these books and build your preparedness library is now, before the poor hits the fan. What you learn by studying survival books can teach you to live after a collapse or major disaster or perhaps save your life. Not everybody has the opportunity to learn everything they need to live, but books can teach you gardening, canning, dehydrating, camping and hunting, in addition to how to recognize edible and medicinal wild plants, and how to live in the wilderness

The first book you need to acquire is the SAS survival handbook, possibly among the best books on survival to include in your bug out bag or backpack. It contains information on the best way best to construct a fire, how to construct a wilderness survival shelter, the way to construct an animal trap  and basic first aid.

Books by Experts

You are not likely to find a book that will give you all the answers to your questions and after you have read one book you will realize  how much more there is to learn. Here are a few good books to improve your preparedness library.

  • Square Foot Gardening
  • Rodale’s Garden Replies
  • The Backyard Homestead by Carlen Madigan
  • Back to Basics
  • Seed Starters Handbook
  • Healing with Herbs – Penelope Cody

You do not need to buy the majority of these books brand new. Actually, you would be surprised by how well you can create a survival preparedness library by shopping at thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales. Check through these stacks of used books, often selling for publications on:

  • First aid
  • Home remedies
  • Health Care
  • Field Surgery
  • Animal and Animal identification
  • Old-time skill
  • Gardening
  • Camping
  • Wilderness survival
  • Construction
  • Raising animals
  • Animal husbandry
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Home school textbooks

Survival Fiction


The best survival novels are non-fiction and composed as a how to. Instead they are fiction stories about Alpha Survivalist life during and after an apocalyptic event. Just because these are fiction, you will find that sometimes the best advice is found in fiction books about survival. These authors have done their research, or have the expertise and training to share their knowledge in an easy to read way.

You can locate fiction books which teach you how to endure:

  • An economic collapse
  • Urban survival tactics
  • Natural disasters
  • Anarchy or breakdown of law and order
  • Outdoor survival in different weather and geographic locations
  • A nuclear, biological, chemical or other type of assault.