Anyone interested in farming, raising livestock, or growing their own food could learn something from the book The Backyard Homestead. Whether you have 1/4 acre of land or a vast expanse of space to work with, homesteading is possible almost anywhere. From tiny seedlings up through dairy cows, author Carleen Madigan gives advice and how-to information on a variety of everyday small-scale farming operations. Suburban gardeners and novice working farm owners alike can learn about the skills and resources needed for any size farm.
Those individuals that are interested in homesteading should know that it is very important to know how to go about butchering livestock and any possible game that you might encounter. If you are serious about butchering then you have to make sure that you are getting this book. You will never be in the dark again.
Aside from nuclear meltdowns occurring worldwide post TEOTWAWKI, deadly diseases and viruses spreading worldwide is arguably the next biggest danger to humanity. History is wrought with cases of deadly pandemics killing off in some cases up to 50% of a regions population. Governments are currently doing a great job at quarantining outbreaks but every so often a virus becomes pandemic and uncontrollable. If for whatever reason the system responsible for vaccinations/quarantining and viral research falls apart, the population worldwide (especially in large cities) would quickly succumb to deadly pandemics. Fortunately, there are things you can do right now to prepare for such a crisis.
The threat of terrorist explosive devices are now a normal part of everyday life in America unfortunately, but by planning ahead and creating an emergency urban survival plan for just such a possibility, you could save valuable seconds in reaction time that could mean the difference between life and death.