Remember the old saying that “knowledge is power”? It’s better to condition ourselves into knowing that “knowledge is potential power” because, as we all should know, knowing something is far, far different from doing something. In fact, especially for those embracing the prepper lifestyle, the knowledge of how to prepare does nothing for you if you don’t know how to do it. To that end, we’ve prepared a number of helpful guides that will help you realize your own “potential prepper power.” These are great items to store in your emergency kits.

Learn the Basic Essentials for Survival

From making shelters to finding water in the desert, using snares, building fires, and signaling aid, the Basic Essentials Survival Manual is there to help you learn the basics of preparedness, including how to obtain the skills you need if you get lost in the wilderness. The guide includes drawings to help guide you in these essential tasks. You can find it here.

Don’t let Doomsday mean the End for You

There are those who believe that doomsday is coming, and we’ve all seen the signs. It’s important that you learn a few tips for surviving any calamity, catastrophe, or problem that might arrise with the possible coming of the end of the world. This guide will teach you everything you need to know on how to survive earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, and more, as seen on the National Geographic Channel. The guide also includes color photos with profiles of your favorite real-life doomsday preppers. Doomsday Preppers Complete Survival Manual can be found here.

A Project a Week for Better Preparedness

Preparing for the unpredictable can be fun, as is shown in the 52 Prepper Projects guide, which gives you 52 different prepper projects — one for each week of the year — that are designed to help you get started with a life full of preparedness for the unpredictable. The guide takes you through a variety of projects that will increase your knowledge in self-reliance and help you acquire the actual know-how to prepare for anything. Get started with your fun year of prepping here.

Know which plants are poisonous and which are edible

Sometimes simply surviving requires that you have some know-how of nature and anything that you might come across that could be of use to you. With The Complete Guide To Edible Wild Plants, you’ll learn the ins and outs of surviving in the wild. Originally created for use by U.S. Army personnel, this is a full color reference to plants both common and rare, with details on how to locate, identify, and prepare edible wild plants. You can find The Complete Guide to Edible Plants here.

Discover Natural Remedies for Healing

Finally, you’ll be prepared for almost anything when you learn how to provide medical care to you and your family using what little you might have at your disposal. Beyond Wheat and Weeds is a guide that takes you through the steps of how to store and use the most effective alternative remedies (and tools) for healing in times of disaster. A variety of methods can be used from over 40 remedies listed within the book, for the most common Illnesses, injuries and ailments, including burns, pain, stomach flu, severe illness, and radiation exposure. It’s a must for anyone who wants to stay alive even in the most destructive times. You can find Beyond Wheat and Weeds here.

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