Your Favorite Books on Self Sufficiency, Prepardness, and Basic Homestead Skills!

In descending order of frequency, the 78 readers that responded to my latest survey recommended the following non-fiction books on preparedness, self-sufficiency, and practical skills:
The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery (Far and away the most often-mentioned book. This book is an absolute “must” for every well-prepared family!)
The Foxfire Book series (in 11 volumes, but IMHO, the first five are the best)
Holy Bible
Where There Is No Dentist by Murray Dickson
Rawles on Retreats and Relocation”
Making the Best of Basics: Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens
The “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course
Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival by Jack A. Spigarelli
Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon
Tappan on Survival by Mel Tappan
Boston’s Gun Bible by Boston T. Party
Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners by Suzanne Ashworth
Survival Guns by Mel Tappan
Boy Scouts Handbook: The First Edition, 1911 (Most readers recommend getting pre-1970 editions.)
All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency by Matthew Stein
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring
Preparedness Now!: An Emergency Survival Guide (Expanded and Revised Edition) by Aton Edwards
Putting Food By by Janet Greene
First Aid (American Red Cross Handbook) Responding To Emergencies
Making the Best of Basics: Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens
Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearney (Available for free download.)
Cookin’ with Home Storage by Vicki Tate
Special thanks to
Survival Blog