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Ready or Not #21: Emergency Preparedness Books

Updated: Dec 31, 2022

I love books, for a variety of reasons, but one of the biggest reasons I like books is because I don’t have to remember everything. Everybody should have a home library of emergency type books that would help him or her with everyday needs and/or emergency situations. As long as I know I have the information in a book and that all I have to do is look it up when I need it, then I feel that I am prepared. This list of books has been very helpful to my family over the years.

The American Medical Association Family Medical Guide Author: Jeffrey R. M. Kunz, MD and Asher J. Finkel, MD Publisher: Random House Inc. / ISBN 0-394-55582-1

Lots of good information that is reader friendly.

The Merck Manual Of Medical Information – Home Edition

Author: Lots and lots of people Publisher: Merck Research Laboratories / ISBN 0-911-910-87-5

Using this book, I have correctly diagnosed multiple problems that we were able to verify with one doctor visit, versus multiple doctor visits. A must have.

The Herbal Drugstore Author: Linda B. White, M.D., Steven Foster and the staff of Herbs for Health Publisher: Rodale / ISBN 1-57954-134-8

The Herbal Drugstore book is very interesting AND helpful. Whatever the ailment, it first talks about the ailment and then it tells what the doctor would prescribe and how it works. It then goes on to possible alternative home remedies and how to use them.

The Doctors Book of Home Remedies Author: By the editors of Prevention Magazine Health Books Publishers: Rodale / ISBN 0-87857-873-0

All of the home remedies that I have tried from this book have worked. A lot cheaper than a visit to the doctors.

The First Aid Companion For Dogs & Cats / Prevention Pets Author: Amy D. Shojai Publisher: Rodale / ISBN 1-57954-197-6 (hardcover) / ISBN 1-57954-365-0 (paperback)

I don't have pets, but if you do, you need a good reference guide. Whatever type of pets or animals you have around your place, it would be a good idea to get a medical book so that you could take care of them in an emergency.

Reader’s Digest New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual Author: Lots of people Publisher: Readers Digest / ISBN 0-89577-378-3

“Reader’s Digest Back To Basics / How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills Author: Lots of people Publisher: Reader’s Digest / ISBN 0-89577-086-5

This will help you know how things in your house work. It might even help you learn how to fix something and save big on repair bills, all while helping you to learn a new skill set. It has a lot of really useful information

Camping & Wilderness Survival / The Ultimate Outdoors Book Author: Paul Tawrell Publisher: T (Paul Tawrell) – / ISBN 1-896713-00-9

This is one of the best ultimate survival books that I have ever read. It covers everything and more. This book is very informative and enjoyable. It is one of my favorite books; it covers just about everything.


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