Why Making the Best of Basics is Such a Terrific Gift

Since today is so-called Black Friday and Monday has lately become Cyber Monday, I want to tell you about a terrific, practical gift you can get for a new prepper, or for yourself.

Whether you’re new to prepping or are an old hand at it, there’s a book that will put you on the path to survival this year and beyond. It’s an excellent book first written in 1974 by James Talmage Stevens entitled, Making the Best of Basics––Family Preparedness Handbook.

This book is a preparedness industry all-time best-seller. It’s been re-written for a generation that’s even further and more remotely separated from the skills of the pioneers from America’s frontier.

In this book, James Talmage Stevens, aka Doctor Prepper, draws on more than 36 years in the family preparedness industry and shares many personal experiences on how anyone, regardless of experience, can put together an effective plan for personal and family preparedness.

Making the Best of Basics is a treasure trove of information. Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover:

• How to determine if you’re emotionally and mentally prepared (Chapter 1, page 3)
• The spiritual foundation you absolutely must have (Chapter 4, page 2)
• What you should have in your 3-Day+ Survival Kit (Chapter 5, page 2)
• Suggestions for organizing all your information (Chapter 6, page 3)
• How to put together your personal in-home grocery store (Chapter 7, page 1)
• How to determine what, when, and where to acquire precious metals (Chapter 28, page 4)

And much, much more. For example, explore:

• How to manage your long-term storage
• Locating, purifying, and storing water
• Step-by-step guide to healthy kitchen gardening
• The basics of wheat, sourdough, and flour cookery
• In-home drying of fruits and vegetables

You’ll also find out the basics of preparing game meats, fish, and fowl.

There’s so much more in Making the Best of Basics, but I can’t cover everything here. Rest assured that over the course of 28 chapters you’ll learn how to put together a well-rounded preparedness plan that anyone can use to prepare for disasters, whether they’re natural or man-made. You know what I mean–terrorist attacks, economic collapse, epidemics, martial law, or even just a short-term disruption in our normal lives that might otherwise be catastrophic.

Imagine how much more at peace you or a loved one will be with Making the Best of Basics–-Family Preparedness Handbook in your household. It’s a book even for a child to read and learn from. The peace of mind you’ll have knowing that you’ve got a proven, time-tested guide for preparing is invaluable.

If you’re going to buy just one book to help you with your preparations, make it this one.

And here’s great news! For those who prefer an electronic version, this all-time preparedness industry best-seller is available in a no-wait/no-freight digital download. Your digital version will be sent to you immediately!

The digital version has several bonuses. Many illustrations are in full color. Active links go directly to additional resources. And the visible index in the margin helps you find what you need in a heartbeat!

You can also get Making the Best of Basics in a CD-Rom version. It’s not only cheaper than the printed version, but is also loaded with bonuses––more than 150 historical books, guides, and pamphlets from several private, public, and military libraries. You get more than 600 megabytes of bonus materials on the CD-Rom!

No matter what your learning style, there’s a version of Making the Best of Basics just for you. Plus, Doctor Prepper updates his book with new material and features. Choose either the print book, CD-Rom, or digital edition. Make your selection now by clicking on the ad banner for the book below and order from the Web site dedicated to Making the Best of Basics.

It doesn’t have to be a special time of year to get Making the Best of Basics for yourself or as a gift for someone else. There’s never a better time than now to prepare for survival. Order your copy today.


Making the Best of Basics


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.