Book Review – The Prepper’s Pocket Guide

101 Easy Things You Can Do To Ready Your Home For A Disaster by Bernie Carr


This book should be a part of every prepper’s library.  It covers everything from buying staples in bulk (# 41), to how to distill water (#25), to how to navigate without a compass (#100).  51t3GLi3DsL._SL210_3

In the introduction she talks about that feeling we have all felt at one point or another.  The feeling that something is going to happen and we’re not ready for it.   Who hasn’t felt that before?  If you’ve spent any time prepping I’ll bet you got started because you looked at the world around you and thought, “Holy cow.  If TSHTF I can’t take of myself or my family!”

The Prepper’s Pocket Guide has lists, menus, and good advice for anyone interested in becoming a prepper, or it can be used as a good reminder for those who’ve been at it for awhile.  As I read it I’d think, “Oh yeah, I still have to do that,” (like when I read the part about tracking what you eat so that you can plan properly for your food storage.)

I’m pretty sure I’ve got over three months worth of food… but, I don’t know exactly because I haven’t done this simple step

The book covers a wide variety of topics as I allude to in the first paragraph.  She talks about why we should prep and also dispels a few myths about prepping and preppers in general.

It’s broken up into eight chapters with chapter one titled Getting Started and other chapters covering such topics as Financial Needs, Food Supplies, When the Power Is Out, and other items of interest.

As the title denotes, this is a pocket guide and not a book designed to be a tome of information about any one particular subject.  If you are someone new to prepping and are looking for a good starting point I would highly recommend this book for you.


-Jarhead Survivor