The Official Urban and Wilderness Emergency Survival Guide
by Robert Pelton
The best survival book in the world! It is highly recommended by
all the experts. Everyone should keep one in their home as well as
one in their vehicle. The best, most practical, easy-to-use,
survival manual on the market today. Profusely illustrated and
power-packed with easy-to-understand information on every aspect
of basic survival, emergency medicine, edible plants and medicinal
Book Size: 8.5 x 11, 472 pages
List Price is $24.95 + S & H
Official Pocket Medical Survival Manual
A PRACTICAL SURVIVAL MANUAL 3 ½ X 5 ½ inches that
easily fits into glove compartment, tackle box, back pack etc.
This OFFICIAL POCKET SURVIVAL MANUAL is designed to help
keep you and your family alive when confronted with emergency
"Solid, no-nonsense life-saving information"
Author: Robert Pelton
Published: December 1997
List Price $15.00 +S&H
Basic Country Skills
A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance
by Storey Publishing
576 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 trim size, two-color
Whether you want to milk a cow, sharpen an ax, clean a chimney, or grow
raspberries, you'll discover how in this treasury of time-honored
country wisdom culled from the collected knowledge of more than 150 of
Storey's expert authors.
List Price: $24.95 + S&H
Technology Fails by Matthew Stein
NEW 4th Edition and Expanded BOOK
A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long
Foreword by Richard Heinberg
"If you've been wondering about how to respond to the twin dangers of
peak oil and global warming, one of your best choices would be to read
—Greg Pahl, author of The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community
Solutions to a Global Crisis
There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s
comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to
shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares
you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other
book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable
times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or
years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or
When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire
and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the
basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or
business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of
utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with
water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing.
You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era
of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each
chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and
preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for
survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine,
and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and
storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials)
offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good
times and bad.
Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and
pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption
seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with
a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers
practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and
About the Author: Matthew Stein
Matthew Stein holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from
MIT. He is an engineer, author and building contractor. He has also
worked as a schoolteacher, carpenter, and rock climbing and ski
instructor. As the owner of Aloha Aina Builders, Stein has built
hurricane resistant, energy efficient and environmentally friendly
homes. As a mechanical engineer and president of Stein Design, he has
designed consumer water filtration devices, commercial water filtration
systems, photovoltaic roofing panels, medical bacteriological filters,
drinking fountains, emergency chemical drench systems, computer disk
drives, portable fiberglass buildings and automated assembly machinery
for Open Energy, Hewlett Packard, Seagate, ...
List Price: $35.00 +S&H
Disaster Strikes by Matthew Stein
Foreword by James Wesley, Rawles
A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival
Matt Stein did an amazing job on this book! When Disaster Strikes is an
outstanding compilation of emergency preparedness information. This is
the one book I want on the bookshelves of all the people I care about,
including my children.
—Kathy Harrison, author of Just in Case: How to be Self-Sufficient When
the Unexpected Happens
Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction
in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors
can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances.
Matthew Stein's When Disaster Strikes provides a thorough, practical
guide for how to prepare for and react in many of life's most
In this disaster-preparedness manual, he outlines the materials you'll
need—from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and
survival skills—to help you safely live through the worst. When Disaster
Strikes covers how to find and store food, water, and clothing, as well
as the basics of installing back-up power and lights. You’ll learn how
to gather and sterilize water, build a fire, treat injuries in an
emergency, and use alternative medical sources when conventional ones
Stein instructs you on the smartest responses to natural disasters—such
as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods—how to keep warm during
winter storms, even how to protect yourself from attack or other
dangerous situations. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you can be
sure to respond quickly, correctly, and confidently when a crisis
List Price: $24.95 + S&H
Book of Non-Electrical Lighting: The Classic Guide to safe use
of candles, fuel lamos, lanterns, gaslights & fire-view stoves by Tim
Tim Matson surveys an often overlooked aspect of independent
In this completely revised and updated classic, Matson describes in
lively detail all the elements of firelight--beginning with an
explanation of the lighting system he developed from his Vermont home.
* The romantic history and modern molding of candlepower
* Traditional kerosene lamps
* The versatile Aladdin
* Liquid propane (LP) gas lights
* Kerosene and gas pressure lanterns (the Coleman)
* Incandescent mantle safety
* The "Return of Firelight" from glass-fronted hearths and stoves
In addition, Matson shows how to select, assemble, install, and safely
maintain these non-electric sources of light. This guide will be
indispensable for vacation homes, camps, boats, RVs, independent
homesteads--and anywhere in a blackout. 30 black & white photographs.
List Price: $13.95 + S&H
Year of Drinking Berkey Purified Rainwater by JODY GRENGA
Illustrated: Step-by-step manual outlines chronology of author’s quest
-- after that first sweet sip in 2003-- to purify & drink rainwater at
Demonstrates sustainable off-the-grid dual rainwater capture system
comprised of rain-barrel pods for watering plants vs. barrels
earmarked for drinking. System uses simple, accessible materials.
List of indoor/outdoor rainwater uses.
Describes Berkey Light Black Berkey system, filtration, UV-disinfection
& purification stages.
Notable/curious facts about rainwater.
Snapshot of a model, green community. Incl. Materials, Troubleshooting &
BONUS: Making Kombucha (Tea) & “Extreme Energy Conservation” &
Sustainable Living via Low Municipal Utility Bills. Lower energy
expenses in an urban setting.
List Price: $19.50 + S&H
Run Farm by JODY GRENGA & MARCELLA GRENGA
WILLOW RUN FARM, the initial book in a trilogy, records the author's
experience of growing up on a working farm in the rural Midwest during
the Great Depression.
List Price: $19.95 + S&H
Survive Martial Law by
*You need to understand what’s happening and what you need to do when
the deadly crisis hits our country. Martial Law is as certain as
gravity. Prepare for Military rule… it will change your life overnight.
You must be ready.
This material is the real deal. No fluff. No rants. Rarely found clarity
for the tough times ahead... the why and how our country is collapsing.
Who Is Harold Williams?
"The information I want to share with you will probably save your life
during Martial Law!! If you pay attention I will help you to survive."
I will tell you:
* What to do when Society degrades to riots, food and bank runs, etc.
* How to be left alone when others panic
* What to do in Martial Law
* What decisions to make to survive the coming chaos
* How to deal with controlling Military and looters during Martial Law
* What to buy at the grocery store immediately and how much you will
need because if you don't have it in early Martial Law you'll starve
Please take the time to prepare for the coming changes and Martial Law
in your world. Learn what to do and what you need to survive the
"transition" under which you're going to live.
List Price: $10.00 + S&H
Backyard Homestead by Carleen Perkins,
Edited by Carleen Madigan
With just a quarter acre of land, you can feed a family of four with
fresh, organic food year-round. This comprehensive guide to
self-sufficiency gives you all the information you need to grow and
preserve a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts, and grains; raise
chickens for eggs and meat; raise cows, sheep, and goats for meat or
milk; raise pigs and rabbits; and keep honey bees. Simple instructions
make it easy to enjoy canned, frozen, dried, and pickled produce all
winter; use your own grains to make bread, pasta, and beer; turn fresh
milk into delicious homemade yogurt, butter, and cheese; make your own
wine, cordials, and herbal teas; and much, much more. It truly is
possible to eat entirely from your backyard.
* Pages: 368
* Size: 7 x 9
* Color: Two-color; Illustrations throughout
List Price: $18.95 + S&H
Before becoming an editor at Storey, Carleen Madigan was managing editor
of Horticulture magazine and lived on an organic farm outside Boston,
Massachusetts, where learned the homesteading skills contained in The
Backyard Homestead. She enjoys gardening, hiking, foraging, baking,
spinning wool, and knitting. Carleen lives in western Massachusetts
To Prepare by Holly Deyo
8-1/2 x 11", 624pp
Over 330 Photos!
DARE TO PREPARE 3rd Edition is in huge demand due to current terrorist
threats, economic uncertainty and increasing natural disasters. Written
by Holly Drennan Deyo with an introduction by Stan Deyo, this
magnificent work is THE ultimate city-suburban-rural emergency
preparedness reference book. Dare To Prepare is now 80 pages greater in
8-1/2" by 11" format paperback - about the size of a telephone book.
Over 330 photographs and illustrations, plus many charts and tables,
make personalized preparedness super simple.
If you are having trouble convincing family members, spouses and friends
of the need for having supplies on hand, Dare To Prepare is an
invaluable aid. 67 chapters are dedicated to step-by-step preparation in
simple English, much of which you will find nowhere else, as well as
personal anecdotes. Dare To Prepare is not just a compilation of lists;
it is the blueprint for how Holly and Stan Deyo organize their home. All
the information you need to store provisions long and short-term is
included besides detailed instructions of long-forgotten skills that's
fun for the entire family. Lot of options are given to make your
planning as flexible and personalized as possible. Dare To Prepare
empowers you to store confidently for as little or as long as you like
using both metric and US measurements throughout.
List Price $44.95 + S&H
Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
By Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
5 1/4 x 8 1/5 in. 330 pages • 50 illustrations
The Urban Homestead is the essential handbook for a fast-growing new
movement: urbanites are becoming gardeners and farmers. By growing their
own food and harnessing natural energy, they are planting seeds for the
future of our cities.
If you would like to harvest your own vegetables, make homemade jam or
bread, raise chickens or convert to solar energy, this practical,
hands-on book is full of step-by-step projects that will get you started
homesteading immediately, whether you live in an apartment or a house.
It is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the
best books and Internet resources on self-sufficiency topics.
• How to start seeds
• How to compost with worms
• How to grow food on a patio or balcony
• How to preserve food
• How to divert your grey water to your garden
• How to clean your house without toxins
Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this illustrated, smartly
designed, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will
enrich our lives, strengthen our communities, and helps save our planet.
List Price: $17.95 + S&H
How to Be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens
By Kathy Harrison
Disaster can strike at any time. How will your family stay warm, fed,
and sheltered during a power outage? Do you have an evacuation plan if
you are forced to leave your home? Be prepared for the unexpected by
following Kathy Harrison’s practical plan for emergency
self-sufficiency. Learn how to evaluate, organize, and rotate your food
supply; pack an evacuation kit; protect important documents from fire;
develop a communications system; make nutritious, delicious meals with
canned and dried pantry items; use alternative heating sources; and
entertain the kids without television or computers. Everything you need
to know to survive when public services fail is covered in this
essential guide to family preparedness.
“. . . is a great how-to book. It covers the basics and is ideal for
home, schools, and offices. This book has information that will save
— Russel L. Honoré, LTG, U.S. Army (Retired) Commander of Joint Task
“An ideal preparedness guide for families. It is a must for the
bookshelf of anyone that is serious about being prepared for
— James Wesley Rawles, Editor of SurvivalBlog.com
List Price: $16.95 + S&H