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Best Survival Books

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Best Survival Books
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SAS Survival Handbook
The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere
John Wiseman - 2004-03-01 (first published in 1986)
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This ultimate guide to survival is the go-to companion for adventurers everywhere. From navigating unfamiliar terrain and finding food in the wild to defending yourself and saving others in dangerous situations, this bestselling handbook covers it all. With updated urban survival tips included, this complete guide by SAS legend John Wiseman will prepare you for any situation in any climate. Learn the latest resilient techniques and technologies for surviving disasters and unstable environmental conditions, and get ready for your next adventure.
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Bushcraft 101
A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
Dave Canterbury - 2014-09-01
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Explore the backcountry like never before with expert survivalist Dave Canterbury. In Bushcraft 101, Canterbury provides valuable advice on navigating the wilderness, including tips on choosing the right items for your kit, crafting tools and supplies, collecting and cooking food, and protecting yourself from the elements. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability, this ultimate resource will arm you with the essential skills you need to fully enjoy and reconnect with nature. A New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel!
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Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide
Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living
Jim Cobb - 2014-03-25
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"Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide" is the ultimate resource for anyone seeking to prepare their home and family for a potential long-term disaster. Written by a lifelong prepping expert, the book is packed with practical techniques, strategies, and DIY projects that cover important topics such as water collection, food storage and growth, first aid, and fortification. Whether you're facing a pandemic, grid failure, or other long-term crises, this guide teaches you how to survive and build a new society from scratch. Prepare yourself for any life-threatening situation with this step-by-step survivalist guide.
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The Survival Medicine Handbook
THE essential guide for when medical help is NOT on the way
Joseph Alton - 2013-06-13
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Being prepared for medical emergencies during a disaster is crucial. The Survival Medicine Handbook is a comprehensive guide covering over 150 different medical topics, from minor wounds to pandemics, for those who want to be medically prepared when traditional help is not available. Written by Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., this expanded third edition will provide you with all the necessary tools, natural remedies, medical bags, kit and supplies, to become an effective medic. This book is a must-have in today's world, ensuring you can confidently deal with injuries and illnesses during all catastrophic short or long-term scenarios.
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How to Stay Alive in the Woods
A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere
Bradford Angier - 2001-11-01 (first published in 1956)
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Surviving in the wilderness just got easier with this practical and essential guide. Divided into four sections - Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation, and Safety - learn how to catch game, identify edible plants, build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself, and signal for help. Complete with detailed illustrations and expanded instructions, this book is a must-have for any survival kit.
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Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag
Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit
Creek Stewart - 2012-05-18
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Create Your Perfect Bug Out Bag with expert advice from Creek Stewart. This essential guide will show you how to build a self-contained disaster preparedness kit, complete with water, food, shelter, and essential tools, to help you survive for 72 hours in the event of an unexpected emergency or disaster. Don't wait until it's too late - be prepared to leave your home at a moment's notice with the help of this practical and comprehensive book.
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98.6 Degrees
The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive
Cody Lundin - 2003-06-23
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Survival skills are a must, no matter where you find yourself. In 98.6 Degrees, the director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School shares essential wisdom on keeping your body's core temperature at a safe 98.6 degrees. With an entertaining and informative style, this ultimate survival guide covers modern skills for any environment, making it invaluable for any adventure-seeker.
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Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual
Essential Strategies For
Mykel Hawke - 2009-06-09
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This comprehensive survival manual is a must-read for anyone looking to learn outdoor survival techniques, from shelter and water to tools and medicine. Expertly authored by U.S. Special Forces Captain and survival pro Mykel Hawke, the book features engaging illustrations and practical instruction on everything from navigation to food and fire. With a matter-of-fact attitude, Hawke's impressive background in survival makes this guide stand out from the rest.
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The Survival Handbook
Colin Towell - 2009-03-16
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Learn how to survive anything with The Survival Handbook. Written by an ex-SAS Combat Survival Instructor, this visual guide is packed with camping essentials, no-nonsense military survival skills, and ingenious bushcraft techniques. From lighting fires to building rafts, and finding wild food to being adrift at sea, this book has got you covered. It also includes inspirational real-life survival stories to prepare you for life's toughest adventures. Whether you're going camping or exploring the great outdoors, The Survival Handbook is the perfect guide to take with you.
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When All Hell Breaks Loose
Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes
Cody Lundin - 2007-09-20 (first published in 2006)
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Learn vital survival psychology and skills to navigate disasters with expert Cody Lundin's new book, tackling topics like first aid, hygiene, and survival kit must-haves. Perfect for families who want to prepare and educate themselves in case of emergency, whether at home, in the office, or on the road.
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Les Stroud - 2008-11-11
When The Grid Goes Down, Disaster Preparations and Survival Gear For Making Your Home Self-Reliant by Tony Nester
Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
Advanced Bushcraft by Dave Canterbury
Survival Hacks by Creek Stewart
Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills by John McPherson
The Prepper's Pocket Guide by Bernie Carr
How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It by Rawles James Wesley
Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski
Wildwood Wisdom by Ellsworth Jaeger
The Ultimate Survival Manual by Rich Johnson
Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties by D. C. Beard
U.S. Army Survival Manual by Department of Defense
Edible Wild Plants by Lee Allen Peterson
100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson
Wilderness Survival by Gregory J. Davenport
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery
Adrift by Steven Callahan
How to Eat in the Woods by Bradford Angier
The Kon-Tiki Expedition by Thor Heyerdahl
Edible Wild Plants by Thomas Elias
The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild by Dave Canterbury
Survival Wisdom & Know How by The Editors of Stackpole Books
Lost in the Jungle by Yossi Ghinsberg
U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook by United States Air Force
Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen
Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual by Tim MacWelch
When Technology Fails by Matthew Stein
Special Forces Survival Guide by Chris McNab
Just in Case by Kathy Harrison
438 Days by Jonathan Franklin
Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado
100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson
Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King
Where There Is No Doctor by David Werner
Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival by Tom Brown Jr.
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
The Modern Survival Manual by Fernando "Ferfal" Aguirre
Prepper's Natural Medicine by Cat Ellis
The Prepper's Water Survival Guide by Daisy Luther
The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
Mountaineering by The Mountaineers
Island of the Lost by Joan Druett
Survival Mom by Lisa Bedford
Where There Is No Dentist by Murray Dickson
The Green Beret Preparation and Survival Guide by Bob Mayer
Prepper's Home Defense by Jim Cobb
Mountaineering First Aid by Jan Carline
Lights Out by Ted Koppel
Endurance by Alfred Lansing
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell
The Stand by Stephen King
In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North American by Steven Foster
Back to Basics by Abigail Gehring
Edible Wild Plants by John Kallas
Ruthless River by Holly Fitzgerald
Bushcraft Illustrated by Dave Canterbury
Essential Bushcraft by Ray Mears
Survivor Kid by Denise Long
Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills by Creek Stewart
The Prepper's Cookbook by Tess Pennington
Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival by Max Velocity
Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival by Angela Paskett
When Disaster Strikes by Matthew Stein
The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook by Don Mann
SEAL Survival Guide by Cade Courtley
Extreme Food by Bear Grylls
Surviving Doomsday by Richard Duarte
After the Wind by Lou Kasischke
Holding Your Ground by Joe Nobody
The Pantry Primer by Daisy Luther
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving by Judi Kingry
In Harm's Way by Doug Stanton
Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Mud, Sweat, and Tears by Bear Grylls
Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman
The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley
The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan
The Forager's Harvest by Samuel Thayer
The Survival Medicine Handbook by Joseph Alton MD, Amy Alton APRN
Maiden Voyage by Tania Aebi
Country Wisdom & Know-How by The Editors of Storey Publishing'S Country Wisdom Bulletins