The Prepper's Complete Book of Disaster Readiness: Life-Saving Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans

The Prepper's Complete Book of Disaster Readiness: Life-Saving Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans

by Jim Cobb


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Is your survival plan complete from A to Z? Are you truly 100 percent prepared? Because if you overlook one vital area, fail to stock one critical supply or underestimate one potential danger, your whole plan could come crashing down. The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness guarantees you won’t miss a thing as you prepare for the most important moment in your life. This bible of prepping shows each and every life-saving step necessary to keep your family alive and well when the world around you is in chaos, including how to:
• Efficiently store water and acquire additional fresh water after a collapse
• Build a shelf-stable food stock and supplement it by harvesting edible wild plants
• Strengthen the security of your home as well as have a back-up bug-out plan
• Treat illness and stay healthy when there are no doctors or hospitals
• Build a safe and secure survival retreat that allows for long-term off-the-grid living

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612432199
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 09/17/2013
Series: Preppers
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 419,479
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jim Cobb is a disaster readiness expert. He has been a prepper for most of his life and has worked almost twenty years in the security management and investigation fields. Jim writes "The Frugal Prepper" column in Survivalist Magazine as well as a daily blog for Jim’s primary home online is found at He lives and works in the Upper Midwest, sequestered in a fortified bunker with his lovely wife and their three kids.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Foreword 11

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 Why Should We Prepare? 16

Chapter 2 The Survival Mind-Set 26

Chapter 3 Survival Kits 34

Chapter 4 Bugging Out vs. Sheltering in Place 53

Chapter 5 Pantry Organization and Storage 64

Chapter 6 Foraging 85

Chapter 7 Water 103

Chapter 8 Health and Wellness 116

Chapter 9 Miscellaneous Emergency Gear 136

Chapter 10 Security 151

Chapter 11 Children, Pets, and the Elderly 168

Chapter 12 Wilderness Skills 184

Chapter 13 Offsite Survival Retreats, Survival Communities, and Retreat Groups 203

Chapter 14 YOYO Time 219

Chapter 15 Survivalism in Pop Culture 231

Chapter 16 The Survival Library 245

Checklists 256

Photo Credits 261

Index 263

About the Author 269

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The Prepper's Complete Book of Disaster Readiness: Life-Saving Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SeanNeeld More than 1 year ago
I say it's another no-brainer purchase because what Jim Cobb writes, I read. Period. Full stop. His style of no nonsense, common sense bits of info on a super wide ranging plane of survival topics is just what I think everyone needs. Who wants an incredibly detailed and exotic plan for survival and/or prepping? The simpler you can keep your plan, the less things can go screwy. As I read thru this book, I kept saying to myself "Oh yeah, I didn't think about that." So, once I tallied up all those "Oh yeah's", I came away with learning a lot more than I had thought possible. This book will also serve as a reference tool and placed in my ever expanding BOB, right next to titles like SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation and The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way. Jim is moving up the ranks and forging ahead for himself, his family, me and my family and YOU too. Get a copy of the book and keep it close at hand just in case the SHTF. (Hey, that last one rhymed. I'm a poet and didn't know it!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"The Prepper's Complete Book of Disaster Readiness" by Jim Cobb really lives up to its name! This book can teach you how to prepare, survive and actually thrive during and after disasters and crisis events. He begins the book giving examples of short-term, medium-term, and long-term emergencies and what you can expect to occur during each of these. The book motivates you to be responsible for your own health and safety during a disaster, rather than relying on help from government agencies or strangers. Mr. Cobb covers everything from the different types of survival kits to how to link up with other people who are interested in preparedness, and everything in between. Some of the topics include having a survival mindset, avoiding "Lone wolf syndrome", wild edibles, gardening, livestock, hunting/trapping, important medical supplies to have, medicinal plants, emergency gear that you might not have thought of, site security, wilderness survival skills, buying land for a retreat, bartering, and he even gives a helpful list of books, movies and TV shows that might be of interest to people with a preparedness mindset. I really enjoyed the short action plans, such as how to make a "buddy burner". As a former PI, I thought that his information on doing your own background checks on potential retreat group members was also very useful. Also included are several checklists for different types of kits that can help you assess your own level of preparedness. This book will definitely get you thinking and motivate you to get prepared comprehensively.