Downloadable PDF's & Guides

Welcome to our comprehensive online resource center for preppers, where you can access an extensive collection of survival PDFs designed to enhance your preparedness skills. You'll find many downloadable PDFs covering various topics crucial to prepping.

These valuable resources include emergency medical information, survival guides for diverse scenarios, disaster planning essentials, and practical prepping skills. Whether you're seeking information on wilderness first aid, shelter construction, water purification techniques, or creating a robust emergency plan, our PDF library has you covered.

This collection is always growing, so check back often.

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Miscellaneous preparedness topics


Building a good preparedness foundation


PDF's and books that teach about survival techniques.


PDF's and books that teach about survival techniques.


Gear, supplies, & Inventory


First aid, medical, sanitation & hygiene


Food storage, safety, & techniques


Water storage, safety & procurement


Operational security, home security & self defense


Bushcraft & wilderness survival skills


SHTF & realworld communications


Knowledge weighs nothing

To save any of these files you will need to click on the "Download" link and then save to your computer. Editables files can only be edited once you download a personal copy.



Learn how to protect yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead. This checklist will help you get started. Discuss these ideas with your family, then prepare an emergency plan. Post the plan where everyone will see it—on the refrigerator or bulletin board.


Surviving and Rebuilding Civilization From Scratch - History proves repeatedly that civilizations rise and fall in cycles and the math keeps piling up against our own global community.

If/when things collapse, there are too many people to support for our ecology to bear once the technology and infrastructure grinds to a halt. Unless you feel like dying along with the majority of the planet, you may want to make a few preparations...

100 Home Depot Preps

Here is a list of 100+ Preps to stock up on while shopping at Home Depot or any other home improvement supply store. These can be useful in emergency or disaster scenarios.

natural disasters Preparedness

Emergencies, disasters, accidents and injuries can occur any time and without warning. You may have not experienced one yet, but are you willing to take the risk and ignore the possibility? Being prepared to handle emergencies is an individual as well as a family responsibility. 

Survival Communication 101

When times are tough and the systems currently in place are no longer functioning the survivor must be prepared to provide this most basic essential for him or herself.


This book "Ditch Medicine" is a comprehensive guide that focuses on medical care in austere or survival situations where access to traditional healthcare facilities may be limited or nonexistent.

EMP Facts & Myths pdf

The threat of an EMP used to be a prepper conspiracy theory, but that is quickly changing. This pdf will help you understand what an EMP would do, and what it won't.

11 Steps to Survival

Canada Emergency Measures Organization

Governments and communities at all levels are planning for the survival of our Nation in the event of a nuclear war. But the survival of individuals also will depend upon the preparation that each person makes. Persons ready to take the right action before and following an attack will increase their chances of survival.
This pamphlet describes what YOU can do before and following a nuclear attack. You can greatly increase your family's and your own protection by taking the Eleven Steps to Survival.

Supplies Check (editable PDF)

Make inventory & rotation easier with this fully editable PDF. Add each item you have in stock or item you need to purchase. You can also add the expiration date and where it's stored.

Must be downloaded to be edited. 

How To Make Emergency Gas Masks

This is an older book, and when it comes to gas masks, you better make sure it will work. Nonetheless, if you ever find yourself in a pinch, this book might be useful.

Ditch Medicine: disaster Procedures

This book "Ditch Medicine" is a comprehensive guide that focuses on medical care in austere or survival situations where access to traditional healthcare facilities may be limited or nonexistent.

Combat First Aid

First aid in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.

Edible and Medicinal Plants

Medical plants are highly beneficial due to their natural healing properties and therapeutic effects. When used correctly, medical plants can aid in alleviating various ailments, promoting overall health, and supporting the body's healing processes.


With this fully editable PDF, you can check your current food storage inventory and assemble a shopping list. This also works excellently for doing Inventory.

Must be downloaded to edit.

Long Term Food Storage Calculator

I compiled this fully editable Excel file to help people calculate and list what they want to include in their food storage. You will need Excel or Google Sheets to open. You will need to download first to edit this file.

You will include these longer shelf-life foods and ingredients in your long-term food storage plan.

How to purify water in an emergency

Everyone must have enough safe drinking water, which generally means one gallon per person per day. Needs will differ according to age, physical condition, lifestyle and climate.

Build a Hand Pump

Power outages are becoming more common due to storms, aging transmission grids, accidents and criminal acts. This hand pump can help citizens maintain a potable water supply. 

Operational Security (OPSEC) - Why it Matters

Operations security (OPSEC) is an analytic process used to deny an adversary information - generally unclassified - concerning friendly intentions and capabilities by identifying, controlling and protecting indicators associated with planning processes or operations. OPSEC does not replace other security disciplines - it supplements them.

Army Regulation 530–1 - Operations Security

OPSEC awareness and execution is crucial to Army success. OPSEC is applicable to all personnel, missions, and supporting activities on a daily basis. OPSEC denies adversaries information about friendly capabilities, activities, limitations, and intentions that adversaries need to make competent operational decisions.

Big Book Of Homemade Weapons

You never know when you will need to think outside the box with personal security. The rules in an SHTF situation will be very different than in a functioning society.


This book is a Western Australia Police Academy Publication used to provide members of the Western Australia Police Service with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their duties in outback Western Australia

Survival Communication 101

When times are tough and the systems currently in place are no longer functioning the survivor must be prepared to provide this most basic essential for him or herself.

Disaster Communications

This Manual is intended to introduce you to the enormity of challenges presented by widespread disaster. This offers a challenge to you, the practicing EC, to meet the communications needs of the

Are You Physically Ready When The SHTF

A well thought out plan is vital to your survival when your life gets turned upside down. But running through scenarios in your mind burns 0 calories, and running for your life with a 50 pound bug out bag on will be far more challenging than you think.

Survival Mindset Guide

Because you don’t want to be one of those people who end up saying: “We didn’t know what to do…we were not prepared” No! You want to be in control during ANY emergency situation. It might be a job loss, a natural disaster, a death in the family, a military conflict or an economic downturn. It could be anything, and that’s the point. In a time where everything is a risk to the American people, we should be preparing for anything.

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