Survival Information Resources Harvesting

Being prepared for survival means being knowledgeable and having access to survival information

A little something different for today’s post. If you are trying to increase your chances of survival or self-sufficiency, you are going to need to learn a ton of stuff.

Whether you learn it now, or take it step by step once you have the need depends on your time and resources. A strong case can be made for getting your food, water, shelter and energy preps in place before working on self-sufficiency. That way you are covered for low risk, high frequency disasters (like a job loss or extended health emergency), moderate risk and moderate frequency disasters (like hurricanes, winter storms and power loss) and even higher risk low frequency disasters (like a pandemic, or extended grid down situation).

The amount of food, water, energy and shelter you have available determines how well you will be able to cope. More preps means longer coping ability. But the more self-sufficiency you can arrange for today, the better prepared you are for all contingencies. And generally, the more self-sufficient, the lower your cost of living, so the more flexibility you have even if nothing happens.

Whatever your situation, or inclination in terms of how you prepare for life’s surprises, I am pretty sure you will find something here to engage your interest and help you achieve whatever your aim is.  Below is a list of  downloadable documents (PDF format) that address the following:

Energy – Efficient Wood Stove, Paul Wheaton’s Rocket Mass Heater

Food Resources – Nuts and Nut Trees, Integrated Farm Design, Tree Crops, Mushrooms -Shiitake/Oyster/Wild Edible, Microgreens, Aquaculture, Small Game Traps, Bird Harvesting, Fish Traps,

Bushcraft – Ropes and Cords, Huts and Thatching, Food and Water, Firemaking etc. Making Traps, Snares and Deadfalls, Camp Life

All of these items are available as free downloads as of the time of writing. No guarantees. You know how the internet is. If you find a broken link, let me know and I will find an alternate source or find something as good to replace it with.

Hope you enjoy going through these documents. There is a lot to learn. I am working on preparing more pages like this. Check back periodically and look under the category of “Information Resources.”


High efficiency cook stove uses twigs and small pieces of wood


Construction Manual for the Firewood Saving Household Stoves


Paul Wheatons Rocket Stove Mass Heater

Tree Crops

Nuts, fruit, berries, and inner bark are some of the tree parts you can eat

Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture

Nuts and Nut Trees



Farm Design
A Manual on Integrated Farming System

Growing Wild Mushrooms
Shiitake Mushroom Production on Logs
Growing Shiitake Mushrooms




Microgreens provide high nutrient levels, easy to grow, quick production ,,,whats not to like



Growing Microgreens and Baby Greens for Home Use
Guidelines for Growing Microgreens




Rabbits being driven along 2 miles of wings that converge into the final 100 foot diameter corral.

Game Drives



Small Game

More Than a Rat Trap

Bird Traps

.Propagation of Aquatic Game Birds
Dove Trap
Wild Bird Capture Techniques


Plants and fish in a low cost, easy to build setup

Small Scale Aquaponic Food Production



How to Make Various Types of Traps and Pots


Snares tend to be more effective than other types of traps because you can set many of them quickly

Deadfalls and Snares A.R. Harding
How To Make It: Rabbit Trap is Easy to Build
Rappahannock Taking Devices: Traps, Hunting and Fishing


The Ten Bushcraft Books of Robert Graves
Camp Life in the Woods – Tricks of Trapping – Trap Making


Author: Paul

I was brought up in a family where respect for the outdoors and personal independence were strong values. Early life experience on the small farms of my extended family, in home vegetable gardens and canning and freezing of family grown produce made having a large pantry a commonplace. A career in the nuclear industry and positions in emergency response within that field inculcated a philosophy of preparedness. My personal experience of multi-day power outages only reinforced the possibility of infrastructure breakdown. A growing awareness of possible threats to the electrical grid from pandemic, economic breakdown, cyber-attack, solar storms and EMP attack lead to an interest in the preparedness field with regards to society and the individual family. I continue to research and learn in the prepping field and look forward to assembling additional books in the near future to complement my first, "Survival Fish Harvesting.". I may be contacted at

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