Today is the book bomb day for JWR's How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times.
His previous book, Patriots..., has been described as a "survival manual disguised as a novel", and this is the accompanying manual, sans novel.
It's very well organized and focuses on plenty of seemingly mundane and practical things, like food, medicine, communications, dealing with neighbors and forming strong communities, unlike a lot of other "survival manuals" that are five chapters of gun wanking sandwiched between an introduction, two pages about beef jerky and astronaut ice cream, and the index. (Incidentally, my roomie, super radio alpha geekette extraordinaire, found no major nitpicks in the section on communications...)
Remember: Preparedness isn't just about being prepared for Armageddon, it's about being prepared for almost anything: blizzard, blackout, hurricane, job layoff... This book is an excellent look at the proper mindset and preparations for being ready for life's curve balls. Get your copy today!