When The Fires Burn

A UK prepping site researching, discussing and planning for the world this may become when the lights go out, chaos reigns.... and the fires burn.


Books & DVDs

Whilst most preppers will build a substantial virtual library of books, guides and PDFs online for reference and reading material, I still prefer physical media whever possible and reading a book will always feel better to me that any ebook,PDF or other on-screen substitute does.  I also acquire DVDs relevant to bushcraft and survival (Ray Mears for example)

As books & DVDs are added to my library, I will be posting about them on the site and then, wherever possible, I will post reviews when I have read or watched them.

I also enjoy reading post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction so you will find reviews of books such as  Max Brooks’ World War Z here as they have at least a passing relationship to the prepping mind.

Building a Prepper Library: Knowledge When it’s Needed

You may have noticed my recent posts about building my prepper library.  I have been meaning to write about why I feel it’s so important to have such a library, in both physical and digital formats wherever possible. In the… Continue Reading →

Cody Lundin – 98.6 Degrees, The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive

I have recently finished reading Cody Lundin’s survival guide “98.6 Degrees, The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive” having bought it in one of my recent library additions. This is a strange review for me for two contradictory reasons: I… Continue Reading →

Building the Library: New Prepping Book Additions – Jun 17

I am continuing to build my physical prepping library and will continue to post details as it develops.  This time, there are volumes on bushcraft, medicine, dentistry and whittling.  The whittling books aren’t exactly prepping but I wanted a way… Continue Reading →

Building the Library: New Prepping Book Additions – Feb 17

It was only last month that i added a batch of books to my library and I have hardly got to them yet. Despite this, I have been taking advantage of a few bargains as well as picking up books… Continue Reading →

Building the Library: New Book Additions

I have just received the the order latest additions to my prepping and survival library. I am keeping a virtual library of books, guides and PDFs online for reference and reading material but also like to read and keep physical… Continue Reading →

Book Review: World War Z, Max Brooks

(contains plot spoilers) Having watched the film of World War Z ages ago and found it OK but not brilliant, I thought it was finally time to get round to reading the book by Max Brooks it was (loosely) based… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Afterlight

(contains plot spoilers) Set 10 years after ‘Last Light’, ‘Afterlight’ picks up the story of a group of survivors living on an off-shore gas platform. The UK is largely desolate and uninhabited with only small groups of aggressors apparently still… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Last Light

(contains plot spoilers) I will say from the outset that I was gripped by Last Light and found it hard to put down. There are some flaws in the story but as an apocalyptic warning shot it stands out as… Continue Reading →

Book Review: One Second After

It’s taken me a while to get around to writing a review of “One Second After” by William R. Forstchen, It was the first post-apocalyptic book I picked up when I first became interested in prepping and our future world… Continue Reading →

Source: SHTF Library

Urban Survival

As part of my prepping, I am building a SHTF library of PDFs.  One of the best collections I have found is over at Urban Survival ...

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