17 Free Kindle Books for Preppers

Free is always the best price. We have hunted down the best free Kindle books for preppers available. You don’t have to take my word for it- each one is rated four or more stars. Having a digital library available at your fingertips can be great for down time during the holidays, or as a reference during emergencies. Whether you are looking to add to your resource library, or a good read about societal collapse, there are plenty of options to check out below.

General Guides

Preparedness and Survival Guide for Beginners

by Vitaly Pedchenko (121 pages)

If you are a hardcore prepper, you may find the material a little too light and basic, but that is exactly what it is meant to be. The guide is short, large in scope, and easy to read- which makes it a great pickup for beginners.

Survive Smart: Your Ultimate Guide for Outlasting Any Disaster

by Jack Abner (84 pages)

While this is one of the shorter books on the list at 84 pages, it makes up for with substance. It is packed with great advice that has earned it an over 4.5 star average rating.

250 DIY Survival Hacks: 25 Everyday Household Items and 10 Lifesaving Uses for Each in a Life or Death Situation

by Nicholas Randall (69 pages)

Not exactly a book- but more like an extended blog post. While we have all seen posts on useful everyday household items- this freebie takes it to the next level and goes into some detail. At the cost of a whopping $0, taking a look at this full five star rating book is a no-brainer.

Happy, Healthy, and Prepared: Top Tips From the Hosts of The Survival Mom Radio Network

by Lisa Bedford (81 pages)

Lisa runs the Survival Mom blog and has put together a pretty basic list of her top tips. Homesteading, gardening, emergency preparedness, and essential oils are all at the top of the topic list.

Prepping Skills

Canning And Preserving: Beginner’s Guide to Canning

by Megan Meyer (52 pages)

Learning skills is always a valuable use of your time, and now you can learn how for free. This book is a great pickup for anyone remotely interested in canning now, or in the future.

Simple Sabotage Field Manual

by United States Office of Strategic Services (38 pages)

A free US field manual on sabotage tactics? Some of the strategies seem downright cruel, while others are seemingly innocuous. It is amazing how many ways there are to make things not work.

Herbal Remedies: Herbal Remedies Guide For Achieving Ultimate Health (Alternative Medicine, Natural Healing, Medicinal Herbs)

by Nicole Evans (43 pages)

If SHTF and you need a resource to know some quick herbal remedies- you may be kicking yourself if you didn’t pick up this free resource.

The New DXer’s Handbook – Second Edition

by Bryce K. Anderson (68 pages)

DXing is the amateur radio hobby of making contact with far away stations. This well received handbook is short but thorough enough for veterans or new operators alike.

Self Sufficiency: A Beginners Guide To Self Sufficiency Box Set 4 in 1 (Tiny Houses, Backyard Chickens, Homesteading, Mini Farming)

by Nancy Ross (149 pages)

Self sufficiency is a great pursuit to lower your dependence on systems vulnerable to disasters. This set covers small dwellings, raising chickens, homesteading in general, and mini farms.

Bushcraft Survival 4-Box Set: Bushcraft for Beginners, Foraging for Beginners, SHTF Survival Guide, Water Purification

by Dave Allen, Lars Anderson, Dan Walker, James Brooks (66 pages)

A collection of books by several authors makes up this great free kindle set. Pick it up to learn about foraging, bushcraft, general survival, and water purification.

Bow Hunting For Beginners: The Ultimate Bow Hunting Tactics – Learn How To Use Bow And Arrow And Become A Bow Hunting Pro (Crossbow Hunting, Deer Hunting, Bow Hunter)

by Tim Butler (27 pages)

A quick, down and dirty book on the basics of bowhunting. Great to glance at before you try out the sport. At five stars, it is better reviewed than many other bowhunting books that actually cost money.

Hunting with the Bow & Arrow

by Saxton T. Pope (174 pages)

A much more expansive guide than the previous book, and about 7 times the material. Pope goes into bow construction, his own personal experience hunting, and talks of his Native American mentor in this well received book. Whether you are into bow hunting or not, this freebie should not be passed up

Disaster/Apocalypse Fiction

Snow & Ash: Endless Winter

by Theresa Shaver (220 pages)

A short read on two characters’ experiences in a nuclear winter.

Contamination Boxed Set

by T.W. Piperbrook (465 pages)

This set is a highly reviewed and entertaining zombie series.

The Last Survivors: A Dystopian Society in a Post Apocalyptic World

by T.W. Piperbrook  (278 pages)

T.W. Piperbrook second freebie for the kindle also scored high marks with reviews. His penchant for dystopian stories is just as clear in this second series.


by Heather Sunseri (376 pages)

One of the more acclaimed books on the list, Emerge is postapocalyptic fiction at it’s finest. Pessimism and optimism square off and the last human hope lies in one or the other.

Kahayatle (Apocalypsis Book 1)

by Elle Casey (406 pages)

An odd apocalyptic scenario tees off this book which sets the stage for the character driven turmoil. Over 300 five star reviews prove that this book is worth a look.

The Final Word

That rounds out our list of prepping related, 4 star or higher rated, and completely free Kindle books.  Get to reading- there are over 2500 pages of material here. Let us know in the comments below if you find any other good free reads worth picking up for the Kindle. Keep exploring, stay prepared, and be safe.

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17 Free Kindle Books for Preppers


I am an engineer by day, but a prepper 24/7. I am an Air Force veteran that developed emergency and disaster plans as an emergency manager and responded to many attacks and accidents as a HAZMAT technician. I have been exposed to deadly chemical agents, responded to biological incidents, and dealt with natural disasters worldwide. Check out my full story here: Rusty's Story

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