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SAS Survival Handbook
The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere
John Wiseman - Nov 01, 2014 (first published in 1986)
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The ultimate guide to survival, this edition now includes the most essential urban survival tips for today, supplementing the fully updated original, bestselling handbook.The original and best survival guide for any situation in every climate is back. Now with added techniques for handling Urban dangers, the SAS Survival Handbook is the complete co...
Bushcraft 101
A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
Dave Canterbury - Sep 01, 2014
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“With advice on not just getting along, but truly reconnecting with the great outdoors, Dave Canterbury’s treasure trove of world-renowned wisdom and experience comes to life within these pages.” —Bustle A New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel!The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry! Written by survivalist expert Dave Cante...
Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide
Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living
Jim Cobb - Mar 08, 2020 (first published in 2014)
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Prepare your home and family for any life-threatening pandemic or natural disaster with this step-by-step survivalist guide filled with techniques, strategies, and DIY projects from a lifelong prepping expertThe preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social co...
The Survival Medicine Handbook
THE essential guide for when medical help is NOT on the way
Joseph Alton MD - Jun 07, 2016
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If you had to deal with an injury or illness in a disaster, would you know what to do? The Survival Medicine Handbook is a 670 page detailed guide for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where help is NOT on the way. This book is written by Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., the premiere medical preparedness professionals...
Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag
Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit
Creek Stewart - May 18, 2012
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If an unexpected emergency or disaster hits, are you prepared to leave your home--fast? You will be if you follow the advice in this book.This book shows you how to create a self-contained disaster preparedness kit to help you survive your journey from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek Stewart details from start to finish every...
Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual
Essential Strategies For
Mykel Hawke - Oct 02, 2012 (first published in 2009)
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The perfect home-reference book for both seasoned outdoorsmen and average citizens to learn comprehensive outdoor survival techniques. This practical survival guide from U.S. Special Forces Captain and outdoor survival expert Mykel Hawke includes illustrated instruction on: shelter and water food and fire tools and medicine navigation and signaling...
How to Stay Alive in the Woods
A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere
Bradford Angier - Nov 01, 2001 (first published in 1956)
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A practical, readable and indispensable guide for anyone venturing into the wilderness, this is a book that should be in every survival kit. Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening manual reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these mak...
98.6 Degrees
The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive
Cody Lundin - Jun 23, 2003
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If you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book. Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. It is the ultimate book on how to stay alive...
The Survival Handbook
Colin Towell - Mar 24, 2020 (first published in 2009)
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Survive anything life throws at you with the ultimate visual guide to camping, wilderness, and outdoor survival skills.Written by Colin Towell, an ex-SAS Combat Survival Instructor, The Survival Handbook is bursting with survival tips, manual skills, camping essentials, and advice on how to survive whatever the great outdoors throws at you.Combinin...
Advanced Bushcraft
An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
Dave Canterbury - Aug 01, 2015
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Trek deeper into the wilderness with New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury!In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself...
Disasters come and go each year. It is through developing a self-reliant mindset, having essential survival gear, and possessing a handful of critical skills that will enable you and your family to prevail in an urban crisis. Jammed with field-tested information from real-world applications, survival instructor Tony Nester covers how to prepare for...
When All Hell Breaks Loose by Cody Lundin
Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
Survive! by Les Stroud
The Prepper's Pocket Guide by Bernie Carr
Wildwood Wisdom by Ellsworth Jaeger
Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties by D. C. Beard
How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It by Rawles James Wesley
U.S. Army Survival Manual by Department of Defense
100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson
Survival Hacks by Creek Stewart
Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski
Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills by John McPherson
The Ultimate Survival Manual by Rich Johnson
How to Eat in the Woods by Bradford Angier
Wilderness Survival by Gregory J. Davenport
The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery
Edible Wild Plants by Lee Allen Peterson
Edible Wild Plants by Thomas Elias
Survival Wisdom & Know How by The Editors of Stackpole Books
Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual by Tim MacWelch
The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild by Dave Canterbury
Bushcraft First Aid by Dave Canterbury
The Prepper's Blueprint by Tess Pennington
Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family by Arthur T. Bradley
Prepper's Natural Medicine by Cat Ellis
The Prepper's Water Survival Guide by Daisy Luther
The Modern Survival Manual by Fernando "Ferfal" Aguirre
Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen
Just in Case by Kathy Harrison
Mountaineering by The Mountaineers
Where There Is No Doctor by David Werner
Adrift by Steven Callahan
Survival Mom by Lisa Bedford
U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook by United States Air Force
Prepper's Home Defense by Jim Cobb
When Technology Fails by Matthew Stein
Special Forces Survival Guide by Chris McNab
The Stand by Stephen King
438 Days by Jonathan Franklin
The Prepper's Cookbook by Tess Pennington
Where There Is No Dentist by Murray Dickson
Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival by Max Velocity
When Disaster Strikes by Matthew Stein
The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook by Don Mann
The Pantry Primer by Daisy Luther
SEAL Survival Guide by Cade Courtley
Surviving Doomsday by Richard Duarte
Holding Your Ground by Joe Nobody
Extreme Food by Bear Grylls
Mountaineering First Aid by Jan Carline Ph.D
Endurance by Alfred Lansing
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving by Judi Kingry
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado
Lost Moon by Jim Lovell
The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
Mud, Sweat, and Tears by Bear Grylls
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition by Steven Foster
The Forager's Harvest by Samuel Thayer
Country Wisdom & Know-How by The Editors of Storey Publishing's Country Wisdom Bulletins
Nature's Garden by Samuel Thayer
Edible Wild Plants by John Kallas
Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival by Tom Brown Jr.
Storey's Basic Country Skills by John Storey
Survivor Kid by Denise Long
Essential Bushcraft by Ray Mears
The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse by Lauren Wilson
Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills by Creek Stewart
Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook by U.S. Special Operations Command
Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook by Mykel Hawke
The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook by Joseph Alton
Bushcraft by Richard Graves
The Prepper's Complete Book of Disaster Readiness by Jim Cobb
U.S. Military Pocket Survival Guide by U.S. Army Marine Corps Navy and Air Force
The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook by Anthonio Akkermans
Prepper's Instruction Manual by Dr. Arthur T Bradley
The Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat by M.D. Creekmore
Mini Farming by Brett L. Markham
Woodcraft and Camping by George W. Sears Nessmuk
Tools for Survival by James Wesley Rawles
52 Prepper Projects by David Nash
The Martian by Andy Weir
Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Endurance by Caroline Alexander
In Harm's Way by Doug Stanton
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar