Book Review: The Prepper’s Pocket Guide

Several weeks ago I found out that my fellow blogger Bernie Carr (The Apartment Prepper) was having a book published – and I thought that was really cool. I mean – maybe someday that could be me!

Well – Bernie was nice enough to send me a copy and I have just got finished reading it.

I am impressed.
When I first saw the title – The Prepper’s Pocket Guide – 101 Easy Things You Can Do To Ready Your Home For A Disaster – I thought maybe it would have a lot of “basic” info that would be good for beginners. After flipping through this book for just a few minutes – a smile crossed my face as I found some really valid information that I – as well as others – could really use.

Let me provide a few examples:

– “Make a written emergency contact list” – So true! How many of us have relatives phone numbers in our cell phones rather than written down. I haven’t written a letter in years and have very few addresses of friends and family. Great suggestion Bernie!

– “Make a simple, inexpensive water filter” – exactly as the title suggests – great information.

– “Learn to cook with lentils and beans” – this is information I didn’t have – now I do!

– “Teach children about prepping” – important stuff!

– “Don’t forget about the pets” – Honestly – in my prepping this is one area I really have paid no attention to at all. Great stuff.

These are just a few examples of the stuff that you can pick up in this book. Several times I read and entry and said to myself  “Oh yeah – I’ve got to remember that!”

Do I have any criticism of the book? Well – I saw in the back of the book that there was a “Resources” section and I thought to myself – “Oh yeah – gotta check this out“. Well – I looked and looked and somehow ModernSurvivalOnline was absent from the list. Hmmmmm….

From making a secret hiding place out of a commonly found household item to making your own electrolyte drink – lots of unique and valuable information. I highly recommend it.

Now – the title of my own upcoming book? The Novices Guide to Underwater Basket Weaving. Gonna be great……





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  1. I have been interested in Underwater basket weaving for a long time! I wait for this to be released, with baited breath…LOL

    On a different note, the pocket guide is on my reading list. since you enjoyed it, I am gonna move it up a notch – Ghost

  2. I read the book and it did have advice that was valuable and easy to apply. Using The Prepper’s Pocket Guide as guidance, the grandkids got to make filtered water. We used tips 22, 23, and 28. The book is written well enough that the grandkids can pretty much follow the directions without too much help from me.

  3. I don’t think I could ever reach a point where I would eat my two fidos. I just don’t think I could do it, but I guess I don’t really know what I “could” do if it came to that. It would be a horrible terrible thing and I would have to be in a really bad situation before I would consider it.

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