How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It

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'How to Survive The End of the World As We Know It - Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times' is one of the original popular preparedness books to reach a broader audience.

James Wesley Rawles wrote the book based on his military experience.

Table of Contents

The 336 pages of this detail reference book include the following main topics:

1. The Survival mind-set for living in uncertain time

2. Priorities: Your list of lists

3. The survival retreat

4. Water: the key resource

5. The deep larder: Your family's food storage

6. Fuel and home power

7. Gardens and livestock

8. Medical supplies and training

9. Communications and monitoring

10. Home security and self-defense

11. Firearms for self-sufficiency and self-defense

12. G.O.O.D. vehicles and the dreaded trip outta Dodge

13. Investing, barter, and home-based businesses

14. It comes down to you: YOYO - "You're on your own"

Appendix A: Preparedness Glossary

Appendix B: Preparedness and other recommended books and online preparedness resources

Appendix C: Protecting your family from an influenza pandemic


The Author

James Wesley Rawles (born 1960) is a non-fiction author, survivalist fiction author, economist, blogger, and Survivalist retreat consultant. He has appeared many times on the Alex Jones show InfoWars Nightly News. He has been called an expert[1] on survival and preparedness topics.[2] Rawles is a Christian who is a conservative, constitutionalist libertarian.[3]

The Survival Blog

Rawles is the editor of The Survival Blog, a very widely-read and cited[4] blog on survival and preparedness topics. According to its statistics page, it has more than 220,000 unique visitors per week.,[5][6]

Bibliographic Entry

Rawles, James Wesley, How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It - Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times', New York: Plume/Penguin Books, 2009. Released September 30, 2009, 336 pages, ISBN 0452295831, ISBN 978-0452295834, Audio book, Paperback.

Bibliography - Further Reading

External links


  1. Second Great Depression just weeks away, warns expert by Derek Clontz
  2. William, Alex, "New Survivalism isn't just for eccentrics". New York Times, Published April 13, 2008
  3. SurvivalBlog Staff Biographies
  4. Technorato Rankings
  5. SurvivalBlog home page
  6. Statistics for, Online logs from The Survival Blog