February 24, 2018

Making the Best of Basics; Family Preparedness Handbook

Making the Best of Basics


Making the Best of Basics by James Talmage Stevens aka Dr. Prepper

From Making the Best of Basics.com

Making the Best of Basics Family Preparedness Handbook , has been the all-time best-selling volume in the preparedness industry for almost 4 decades.   Book sales exceed 775,000 printed copies sold since 1974.

 Basics is truly a classic reference work in the preparedness industry!

 Now Revised in it’s 12th edition with more up to date information than ever before, Making the Best of Basics has been brought into the Digital age with a new CD-Rom version that is Cram Packed with more information than could have been possible in printed form.

 If you’re going to buy just one book to help you maximize your preparedness this is it!

 Making the Best of Basics Family Preparedness Handbook Digital Download is the no-wait/no-freight PDF version that provides immediate electronic access to the all-time, best-selling, single preparedness volume ever! Basics has  dozens of charts and tables to help you organize and improve your personal and family preparations!

 The Digital Download Book version has several advantage:

  • Many illustrations are in full color,
  • Active links go directly to additional resources to save your time,
  • Visible search index in left margin helps you access information quickly”

 My Take

There are some books in our niche that cover a wide range of topics and skills that I look at as a type of prepper “handbook”.  While you could, they aren’t necessarily the type of book you would sit down and read cover to cover.  They are, however, the type of book you would want to have “just in case”.  This is one of those books.  I mean, it even has “Family Preparedness Handbook” in the title.  LOL

It has something for every level of prepper, whether you’re just starting out and looking for help on what to do next, or have been prepping for years and want to see where you may have holes.  This book has many preparedness check lists, charts on many different types of preparedness/survival gear as well as a lot of recipes using storage food.  There is information to help you get prepared, as well as useful information if you are in a survival situation.

I own a hard copy of this book but like the idea of the PDF version as well.  If I was only getting one copy, it would be a hard copy.  The time you might need it is when the power is out.  You could get the PDF version and print out the pages you want to have a hard copy of.

I think this is one book that should be in your prepper library and I give it 5 stars.  The only drawback to this book is the price, but it is so loaded with information that I think it is worth every penny.


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