Ron Foster's prepper classic book "Preppers Road March" addresses one of my greatest fears. No, my fear is not the actual solar flare that takes out the power grid; I've been preparing for that. What scares me more is being caught far from home and without a "get home bag" when the grid goes down and having to make it home with just what's in my pockets. That is precisely what the story line in this book is about.
While this book is a work of fiction, it is chock full of survival tips and ways to accomplish basic necessities (e.g., starting a fire, creating a make shift pack to carry provisions you find along the way, purifying water, etc.) You can barely turn two pages without learning another thing you'd need to know if you were caught away from your preps.
More importantly, for me anyway, this book changed how I'll approach business travel (which I have to do from time to time). When I book a hotel from now on, I'll make sure it is on my walking route home from wherever I'm working (rather than in the opposite direction - a mistake the protagonist makes in this book which puts him in the pickle he must find his way out of). When you read a book that changes the way you'll approach a particular prep, you know you've struck gold.
There are many preparedness books that are non-fiction, which contain a lot of detailed information, but I think the advantage of a fictional work, such as "Preppers Road March," is that if you are caught without your reference library, a lot of things here are more likely to stick with you because you remember what the characters did in particular situations. This is easier than trying to remember the instructions in a chapter of a non-fiction book.
Finally, the characters are entertaining. As the protagonist makes his way home, he encounters some very interesting people and situations along the way. It isn't complete doom and gloom - there is a sense of humor in many of the characters and many funny moments. This all makes the book a fun read - much more interesting than just reading a non-fiction work on "what to do if." This is a book with a lot of meat that will stick to your ribs.
"Preppers Road March" is the first book in the "Prepper Trilogy. " The second is BUG OUT! Preppers on the move!: Bug out to live and eat after EMP. and then The Light in The Lake (Prepper Trilogies 3). I am definitely reading the other two! I recommend ordering all three - You don't want to wait once you finish the first.