SURVIVAL AND 

PREP RESOURCES

 

Book:  How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It: Tactics, Technique and Tech

Author:  James Wesley, Rawles

(the comma is not a typo)

Website:  https://survivalblog.com

I discovered this book in the early 2000's. Since then I've realized that practically everything I know about prepping either comes straight out of this text or is filtered through it. I just ordered my third copy. Keep one on hand, sealed up and safe for end-times reference.

 

The book is easy to read and offers deep technical info--including where to locate more guidance online. James' military background shines throughout.  I consider him my godfather-of-prep. 

His SurvivalBlog website is a true encyclopedia of prep, from basics to exotic and advanced ideas, products and tech. I visit most days. 

James has also written several important survival novels that are deliberately crafted to include MASSIVE on-the-spot, pertinent info on prepper strategies, gear, weapons, long term planning, and much more.

 

Patriots: A novel of survival in the coming collapse is an excellent introduction to the "what and why" of prepper minutiae. As much a how-to text as fictional narrative, it is a great companion to How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It (see above.) 

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Website:  SHTF blog

https://www.shtfblog.com/about/

Founder and Editor: Derrick James

Very timely and focused posts on a variety of prep concerns and products. Derrick and his team don't mess around--I have not received an update that didn't teach me something I wish I'd known years ago. Get on their distribution list. 

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Website:  The Prepper Journal

https://theprepperjournal.com

Proprietor and Ramrod: Pat Henry

Very comprehensive, easy-to-navigate site, with tons of valuable information. Well organized and presented in very low-key, accessible format--including unexpected lifestyle touches that you could spend all day browsing. Kudos to Pat, who warmly welcomed me in a personal email exchange when I signed up. 

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Website:  The Organic Prepper

https://www.theorganicprepper.com

Commander in Chief: Daisy Luther

Sprawling, ambitious, informative resource with a strong current-events, political focus. Plenty of opinion mixed with vital prep information. Great emphasis on mind-set and "philosophy of prep" articles compared to other sites. You may not agree with everything you read but you will richer for the experience!

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Website:  Survival Sullivan

https://www.survivalsullivan.com

Commander in Chief: Dan Sullivan

I discovered Dan through his thoughtful, fine-focused firearm reviews.  This is a great, uncluttered site. Info ranges from surviving nuclear armageddon to off grid living tips. You can feel Dan's concern and personal pride on every page. 

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SURVIVAL HEALTH INFO: 

you CAN be both old AND healthy

as the world slides into TEOTWAWKI

(these books changed our lives)

Book:  The Paleo Diet

Author:  Loren Cordain, Ph.D.

Website:  www.thepaleodiet.com 

See also Dr. Cordain's The Paleo Diet for Athletes, and The Paleo Answer. Dr. Cordain is considered one of the earliest pioneers of Paleo & Ancestral living.  His work is refreshingly direct, and clearly presented. No hype here, just loads of well-researched guidance. Might be considered the "strictest" approach to Paleo, which is not a bad thing.

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Book: The Primal Blueprint

Author:  Mark Sisson

Website:  www.marksdailyapple.com 

The book is wide-ranging, easy to read, one of the best all around resources. The site is a great clearinghouse for up-to-the minute Paleo lifestyle community tips and concerns. See also Mark's work on ketogenic dieting, The Keto Reset Diet

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Book:  The Whole 30

Authors:  Melissa & Dallas Hartwig

Website:  www.TheWhole30.com 

Outstanding, simple and direct intro to the "anti-inflammatory" (Paleo) diet.) Wisely leaves the science to a companion book (It Starts With Food), making it easy for newbies to grasp basics and jump in with confidence. Me included.

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Book:  The Wahls Protocol

Author: Dr. Terry Wahls, MD

Website:  www.TerryWahls.com 

Dr. Wahl's own story of how she beat MS using Paleo and ketogenic dietary principles--and the implications for overcoming many other autoimmune diseases--is easy to read and too important (and well researched) to ignore. Look for the REVISED and EXPANDED version after March 2020. 

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Book:  The Paleo Solution

Author:  Robb Wolf

Website:  www.RobbWolf.com 

Engaging intro to Paleo, with emphasis on science and fitness. Robb's background as a biochemist really shines through. Robb is a breath of fresh air online too, offering tons of info in podcast format.

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Book:  Nourishing Traditions

Author:  Sally Fallon

Websites:  www.NourishingTraditions.com,

www.westonaprice.org

Sally is not a Paleo advocate per se, but offers so much clear, comprehensive nutritional advice in Nourishing Traditions that I could not put it down.  Please read all the snippets, quotes and sidebars.  Anyone thinking about processed food vs. whole foods needs this book--which also highlights the groundbreaking research of Weston A. Price (How the modern Western diet affects the health of  ancestral/hunter-gatherer populations.)

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Book:  Paleo Principles

Author:  Sarah Ballantyne Ph.D

Website:  www.PaleoMom.com 

Dr. Ballantyne, a medical biophysicist,  has also written The Paleo Approach (and others) but I discovered her through this book. If you need the "fine print" on why Paleo works, this is your read--dense, encyclopedic, research- and citation-based. Includes an awesome list of actual studies that validate Paleo. 

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Book:  Practical Paleo

Author: Diane Sanfilippo

Website:  www.balancedbites.com 

Diane's overview of her journey to Paleo is passionate and compelling.  I also appreciated her willingness to give helpful lists and repeat basic important principles throughout the text. A great Paleo starter book.

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Book: The Paleo Cure

Author:  Chris Kresser

Website:  www.ChrisKresser.com

Chris is an important Paleo and alternative health community figure as well as a functional medicine practitioner. His personal journey is very inspiring. I strongly recommend signing up for his super informative email updates.

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Book: Primal Fat Burner

Author: Nora Gedgaudas

Website: www.primalbody-primalmind.com 

I really enjoyed Nora's own story (the wolves!) and her passionate, well-argued approach to a well-balanced-keto dietary approach. She deeply influenced my extended keto phase, and had the most useful, hands-on advice to give about achieving and sustaining healthy ketosis.

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