Prep Genrl older prepping books - Esther Dickey: Passport to Survival -- Mel Tappan: Tappan's Survival Guide and Survival Guns -- Captain Dave's Survival Guide


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I found some blast-from-the-past prepping books. They can be read online or downloaded in multiple document formats including pdf.

Esther Dickey - Passport to Survival 1969
This book seriously explores using wheat, powdered milk, salt, and honey as the basis for long term food storage.

Mel Tappan - Tappan's Survival Guide 1981

Mel Tappan - Survival Guns 1977

EDIT: found another

Captain Dave's - Survival Guide

There is a web version of this online that is newer than the printed/scanned one at in the link above.
Captain Dave's Survival Guide | Captain Dave's Survival Guide
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There are many of the older interesting books like seen at gunshows years ago.
Also, most of what Kurt Saxon put out is there.

EDIT: if you want to go down the rabbit hole and do intense book searches, the following links are a good start for firearms/survival types books:
Folkscanomy: Prepper and Survivalist Books : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive
Folkscanomy: Self-Defense : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive

A link for many technical, chemical, science, Kurt Saxon, firearms, etc:
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Several years ago I purchased some of the Esther Dickey related books. Although I lost so many books in katrina, I did replace quite a few. One that I particularly like is "Country Beans" by Rita Bingham, Its a 196 pages and is all about eating beans. These books are priceless when it comes to prepping. Peggy Lipton also has books about prepping.



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