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Non-Fiction

There are many survival books to choose from, but here are some standard works.

  • Making the Best of Basics – First released in 1971, the new 11th edition, it is written for a generation even further and more remotely separated from the skills of pioneers of America’s frontiers.
  1. This book drives home the essentials of protecting yourself from exposure and having a basic survival kit. It focuses on wilderness survival and is written in a very informal manner.
  • AF Regulation 64-4, The Army Survival Training Book - Perhaps the quintessential work on survival, this book is where many other books get all of their information from. It is packed full of excellent information.

A detailed guide to family preparedness for turbulent times

  • SAS Survival Guide - One of the best survival guides available, it also comes in a pocket version which is excellent for inclusion in a bug-out bag.

Fiction

Survival and Prepper fiction that we can learn from.

Find the corresponding Survival Podcast episode: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site:thesurvivalpodcast.com+Ayn+Rand

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  • Going Home Series - is a series of novels about an EMP attack that finds a man from Florida over a hundred miles from home. The story follows his journey home (see Get Home Bag), life at home, and having to leave for more security. Contains scenarios involving the actions of military personal in such a scenario. Written by Angry American.

http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/thoughts-on-patriots-surviving-the-comming-collapse

Permaculture

See also Youtube permaculture videos‎

  • Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison with Reny Mia Slay - The first introduction by the co-creator of Permaculture, Bill Mollison.
  • Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway - Considered by many to be one of the best books in Permaculture. If a PDC is not using Permaculture: A Designer's Manual as a textbook, it is using this one. Even when not used as the primary text book for a PDC this class is often referenced and on the recommended reading list.
  • Edible Forest Gardens - One of the most thorough references for a permaculturist in North America's temperate climate. It is one of the few books on Permaculture which is not simply restating what has already been written. Instead it is intended for someone who already understands Permaculture. This book not only explains how to fill the niches needed in the design of properties, it includes a vast amount of information on over 600 plants and how they fill various niches.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture by Nicole Faires - While this may not be the best Permaculture book when compared to all of the above, the distinct advantage of this book is its price. For the introduction to permaculture you get from this book it can often be found for significantly less than most of the books above in this list, anywhere from 50% to 85% less than some of the books above. Don't let the low price scare you off. This book is a great entry point to get a basic understanding of Permaculture without having to make a large investment.

Gardening

See also Youtube gardening videos‎

These books are about gardening and plants, but not specifically Permaculture.

Food Storage and Cooking

See also Youtube food storage and cooking videos‎

Homesteading

Natural Building

Firearms

Health

Alternative Energy

See also Youtube alternative energy videos‎

Communications

Politics

Economics

See also Youtube economics videos‎

  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nick Taleb

See Also

References

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The JWR List

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Jim’s Recommended Books: Jim’s Non-Fiction “musts”:

KJV Version Reference Bible with Apocrypha First Aid — (American Red Cross Handbook) Responding To Emergencies Strategic Relocation–North American Guide to Safe Places by Joel and Andrew Skousen Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook by David Werner Where There Is No Dentist by Murray Dickson The Encyclopedia of Country Living (Tenth Edition) by Carla Emery (See review, below) Making the Best of Basics – Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens Ball Blue Book of Preserving Cookin’ with Home Storage by Vicki Tate Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearney (Available for free download.) The Alpha Strategy by John Pugsley. (Out of print, but a PDF is available for free download.) Boston’s Gun Bible by Boston T. Party (See review, below) Survival Guns by Mel Tappan Tappan on Survival by Mel Tappan Jim’s “Second Tier” List of Recommended Specialty Books:

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike Bubel Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring Putting Food By (Plume) by Janet Greene Stocking Up: The Third Edition of America’s Classic Preserving Guide by Carol Hupping Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook by Peggy Layton Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners by Suzanne Ashworth Small-Scale Grain Raising by Gene Logsdon How to Find Your Ideal Country Home: A Comprehensive Guide by Gene GeRue Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money by Dolly Freed Starting a New Life in Rural America: 21 Things You Need to Know Before You Make Your Move by Ragnar Benson The Fifty Dollar and Up Underground House Book by Mike Oehler Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat: One Man’s Solution by M.D. Creekmore Emergency War Surgery (NATO Handbook:- Third United States Revision, 2004) by Dr. Martin Fackler, et al. PDR for Nonprescription Drugs, Dietary Supplements, and Herbs, 2008 (See review, below) Physicians Drug Handbook Physicians’ Desk Reference 2009 (PDR, 63rd Edition) The Merck Veterinary Manual Where There Is No Vet by Bill Forse The ARRL Operating Manual For Radio Amateurs (ARRL Operating Manual) Passport to World Band Radio, 2009 Edition Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen Essential Bushcraft by Ray Mears SAS Survival Handbook by John “Lofty” Wiseman Ultimate Sniper 2006 : An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers (2006 Updated Edition) by Maj. John L. Plaster Total Resistance by H. von Dach The Survivor book series by Kurt Saxon. Many are out of print in hard copy, but they are all available on DVD. Here, I must issue a caveat lector (“reader beware”): Mr. Saxon has some very controversial views that I do not agree with. Among other things he is a eugenicist. Other Nonfiction Books Recommended by SurvivalBlog Readers:

The Little Black Book of Violence by Lawrence A. Kane and Kris Wilder Engineer Field Data (FM 5-34) (U.S. Army manual) U.S. Army Ranger Handbook (U.S. Army manual) Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival by Jack A. Spigarelli Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation The Foxfire Book series (in 11 volumes, but the first five are the best) When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency by Matthew Stein 31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore The Prepared Prepper’s Cookbook by M.D. Creekmore Preparedness Now!: An Emergency Survival Guide (Expanded and Revised Edition) by Aton Edwards Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management by Maurice G. Kains How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Wilderness Survival Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking Tom Brown’s Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants (Field Guide) Ditch Medicine: Advanced Field Procedures For Emergencies by Hugh Coffee Living Well on Practically Nothing by Ed Romney The Secure Home by Joel Skousen Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, by Neil Strauss 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive by Cody Lundin When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikesby Cody Lundin The Last Hundred Yards: The NCO’s Contribution to Warfareby John Poole Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book by Paul Tawrell Engineer Field Data (US Army FM 5-34) —Available online free of charge, with registration, but I recommend getting a hard copy. preferably with the heavy-duty plastic binding. Great Livin’ in Grubby Times by Don Paul Just in Case by Kathy Harrison Storey’s Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance by John & Martha Storey Adventure Medical Kits A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicineby Eric A. Weiss, M.D Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook (it superceded the very out-of-date ST 31-91B) Wilderness Medicine, 5th Edition by Paul S. Auerbach Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Longby Elliot Coleman Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring The Weed Cookbook: Naturally Nutritious – Yours Free for the Taking! by Adrienne Crowhurst The Modern Survival Retreat by Ragnar Benson Last of the Mountain Men by Harold Peterson Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness by John McPherson LDS Preparedness Manual, edited by Christopher M. Parrett The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James H. Kunstler Principles of Personal Defense – Revised Edition by Jeff Cooper Survival Poaching by Ragnar Benson The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses by Eliot Coleman Jim’s Recommended “Be Ready to Barter” Reference Book List:

Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values Blue Book of Gun Values The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins 2009 2009 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date Antique Trader – Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide Wristwatch Annual 2009: The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications Jewelry & Gems the Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry With Confidence And Knowledge

Note: If you enjoy reading my blog, you will also likely enjoy reading these non-fiction books that I authored:

“Rawles on Retreats and Relocation” — this book has details on selecting the locale for a self-sufficient survival retreat. “How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It“. A detailed guide to family preparedness for turbulent times Recommended Books on Current Events and Economics

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nick Taleb Government By Emergency by Dr. Gary North Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse by Peter Schiff Financial Armageddon: Protecting Your Future from Four Impending Catastrophes by Michael J. Panzner When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era by Michael J. Panzner The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide by Martin Weiss Financial Reckoning Day Fallout: Surviving Today’s Global Depression by Addison Wiggin and Bill Bonner The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James H. Kunstler Fiction with Survival and Preparedness Themes (Some of these are out of print but usually available via inter-library loan):

Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (A classic nuke scenario. This book was a key influence in my writing and it was my inspiration to write “Patriots” in a similar style.) Lights Out by David Crawford (Post-EMP attack.) Also available as a Kindle e-book. The Rackham Files by Dean Ing (includes the text of “Pulling Through” a more modern nuke scenario + a mini nuke survival manual) Not to be confused with my screenplay–also titled “Pulling Through”. Some Will Not Die by Algis Budrys (Plague total wipe-out scenario. This book was another with an influence in my writing. No Blade of Grass by John Christopher (Massive crop disease/social breakdown scenario, from the British perspective.) Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken Molon Labe! by Boston T. Party Earth Abides by George Stewart Vandenberg by Oliver Lange (Invasion scenario. Note: It was later republished under the title: Defiance: An American Novel) The Weapon by Michael Z. Williamson (SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large) Unintended Consequences by John Ross (This otherwise excellent novel was marred by some vulgarity and gratuitous sex scenes. Beware!) Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Wolf And Iron by Gordon Dickson The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton Fire and Ice, by Ray Kytle Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace The Chronicles of Narnia Captains Courageous The Late Memsahib’s Top “Must Have” Book:

The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery. Sasquatch Books. (Get the Ninth or later edition.) This book is 845 pages of valuable ‘how-to’ country survival knowledge. The Memsahib (1964-2009) wrote: “The first time that I butchered chickens, I used this book. When I needed 15 different ways to fix zucchini I turned to this book, when I wanted to make soap, pickles, jelly, bread from scratch, butter, and cream cheese, I found everything I needed to know in this book!”

Other Books Recommended by The Late Memsahib:

Gardening When It Counts by Steve Solomon How to Survive Without a Salary: Learning How to Live the Conserver Lifestyle by Charles Long Small-Scale Grain Raising by Gene Lodgson The Family Cow by Dirk van Loon Raising a Calf for Beef by Phyllis Hobson Small-Scale Pig Raising by Dirk van Loon Raising Rabbits the Modern Way by Bob Bennett Raising Sheep the Modern Way. Updated and Revised Edition by Paula Simmons Ducks and Geese in Your Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide by Rick and Gail Luttmann The Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody Recommended Magazine Subscriptions: Backwoods Home Countryside & Small Stock Journal Home Power Some of JWR’s Favorite Movies with Survival Themes: A Proviso: None of these films except for City of Ember are suitable for children!

2012 Aliens The Andromeda Strain (1971) The recent remake has also had positive reviews) Black Hawk Down Blast From the Past The Book of Eli Braveheart Brazil City of Ember (suitable for ages 12 and up) Defiance This movie was based on the book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec Doctor Zhivago Empire of the Sun Enemy at the Gates Farewell to the King The Flight of the Phoenix (Buy the original version, made in 1965, starring Jimmy Stewart. The recent remake pales in comparison.) The Great Escape Hondo I Am Legend (a good remake of The Omega Man (see below.) Jeremiah Johnson The Magnificent Seven the American remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (Shichinin No Samurai) The Matrix Series (The Matrix/ The Matrix Reloaded/ The Matrix Revolutions) The Omega Man (It has far too many 1970s cliches, but still worth watching. More recently re-made as I Am Legend ) Open Range (IMHO, one of the better western films made) The Outlaw Josey Wales Panic in Year Zero (The corny film that first got me thinking about TEOTWAWKI, when I was a lad) The Patriot The Pianist The Postman (A typically “Hollywood” overblown production, but still a good think piece) The Quiet Earth Red Dawn The Road Warrior , aka Mad Max movies (Mad Max 2 “The Road Warrior” is by far the best of the three, although Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome has its merits) Schindler’s List (BTW, it is too bad that Spielberg didn’t show Oskar Schindler arming his Jewish employees–which is what actually happened) Serenity (I also highly recommend the short-lived cable television series Firefly, from which this feature film spun off.) Seven Samurai (Shichinin No Samurai) Shane (IMHO, the best western film ever made) Soylent Green (This one barely made my list, but you may find it worth watching) The Terminator movies (Terminator 2 is by far the best, IMHO. (Terminator 3 was a bit lame, but worth seeing if only for the glimpses of “Crystal Peak”.) The television series Terminator – The Sarah Connor Chronicles also has its merits.) Things to Come (1936) Tremors (more for fun rather than an education. Only the first movie is worth watching, IMHO.) True Grit Victory at Sea (Documentary on World War II.) Note: If you enjoy movies with survival themes, then you will like reading my “Pulling Through” screenplay (available for free download.)

Recommendations by blog readers: Testament The Day After The Road Children of Men Some of JWR’s Favorite Movies (of Various Themes and Genres): Proviso: Most of these films are NOT for children. If you have teenagers, I recommend that you pre-view these films to check their suitability for your kids at their particular ages.

The Abyss Amazing Grace (Biography of the abolitionist William Wilberforce) The Best Years of Our Lives Big Trouble in Little China Blade Runner Breaker Morant The Bridge on the River Kwai The Brother From Another Planet Buckaroo Banzai – Across the Eighth Dimension The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (suitable for ages 12 and up) Conspiracy Theory Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Dances with Wolves Dr. Strangelove The Gods Must Be Crazy Groundhog Day Johnny Tremain Suitable for children 10 and up Lawrence of Arabia The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (live action, directed by Peter Jackson) Metropolis O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Passion of the Christ The Prince of Egypt (animated)–Suitable for children The Princess Bride — Suitable for ages 14 and up Raiders of the Lost Ark (The later installments in the Indiana Jones movies aren’t nearly as good.) A Room with a View Saving Private Ryan Secondhand Lions Sergeant York Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow The Sound of Music They Live The Thing The Third Man The Thirteenth Floor (I think that this film was probably an inspiration for The Matrix.) Total Recall The Train Les Visiteurs (Original French Version) Wall-E — Suitable for children Willow — Suitable for ages 14 and up Zero Effect

Amazon Affiliate Links Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse Note to book dealers: For ordering case lots, contact Simon & Schuster’s wholesale order desk. “Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse” “Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse” First Revised (Hardback) Edition of Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse unabridged audiobook of “Patriots” Large print edition of Patriots (784 pages, 16 point) “How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It”

The SurvivalBlog Archive CD-ROM.

“How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times” Spanish edition: Cómo Sobrevivir al Fin del Mundo tal Como lo Conocemos Spanish Edition: “Patriotas“ Bulgarian edition of Patriots Bulgarian edition of How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It Kindle edition: “How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It“ Kindle edition:” Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse“ Kindle edition: searchable Kindle version of the SurvivalBlog Archives (2005-2011) Making the Best of Basics – Family Preparedness Handbook Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse ISBN: 978-0-525-95390-6

The MD Creekmore List

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You should probably have nearly every book on this Bookshelf page. For some, you will want to have two or three copies, such as Carla Emery’s “Encyclopedia of Country Living”. This is because these books are so valuable and indispensable that you won’t want to risk lending out your only copy.

Note: Need a large 3-ring notebook with plastic inserts as a Key References Binder Laser print documents on waterproof laser tough paper

Title: Link: Gardening: the Vegetable Gardeners Bible by Smith Return to List of Lists First Tier Books: Color code: Own Have read KJV Version Reference Bible with Apocrypha First Aid – (American Red Cross Handbook) Responding To Emergencies Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid by Wiliam Forgey, MD Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook by David Werner Mosby's Outdoor Emergency Medical Guide by David Manhoff Where There Is No Dentist by Murray Dickson The Encyclopedia of Country Living (Tenth Edition) by Carla Emery (See review, below) Making the Best of Basics - Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens Ball Blue Book of Preserving Cookin' with Home Storage by Vicki Tate Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearney (Available for free download.) The Alpha Strategy by John Pugsley. (Out of print, but a PDF is available for free download.) Boston's Gun Bible by Boston T. Party (See review, below) Survival Guns by Mel Tappan Tappan on Survival by Mel Tappan Other authors: Mel Tappan, Dean Ing, Rick Fines, Jeff Cooper, Mike Carney, Bill Cooper, Ayn Rand How to Survive the Coming Bad Years by Ruff “The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why by Amanda Ripley Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon

Second Tier Books: Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike Bubel Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring Putting Food By (Plume) by Janet Greene Famine and Survival in America by Howard J. Ruff (1974) Stocking Up: The Third Edition of America's Classic Preserving Guide by Carol Hupping Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook by Peggy Layton Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

Small-Scale Grain Raising by Gene Lodgson How to Find Your Ideal Country Home: A Comprehensive Guide by Gene GeRue Simple Soapmaking by Anne Watson Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide by xx Perenial Gardening by Toensmeier The Vegetable Gardeners Bible by Smith Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles Better Basics for the Home by Berthold-Bond Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money by Dolly Freed Starting a New Life in Rural America: 21 Things You Need to Know Before You Make Your Move by Ragnar Benson The Fifty Dollar and Up Underground House Book by Mike Oehler Emergency War Surgery (NATO Handbook:- Third United States Revision, 2004) by Dr. Martin Fackler, et al. PDR for Nonprescription Drugs, Dietary Supplements, and Herbs, 2008 (See review, below) Physicians Drug Handbook Physicians' Desk Reference 2009 (PDR, 63rd Edition) The Merck Veterinary Manual Where There Is No Vet by Bill Forse The ARRL Operating Manual For Radio Amateurs (ARRL Operating Manual) Passport to World Band Radio, 2009 Edition Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen Essential Bushcraft by Ray Mears SAS Survival Handbook by John “Lofty” Wiseman Ultimate Sniper 2006 : An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers (2006 Updated Edition) by Maj. John L. Plaster Total Resistance by H. von Dach How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years: A Crash Course… The Survivor book series by Kurt Saxon. Many are out of print in hard copy, but they are all available on DVD. Here, I must issue a caveat lector (“reader beware”): Mr. Saxon has some very controversial views that I do not agree with. Among other things he is a eugenicist. Waterhole by Bob Mellin Color Field Guide to Common Edibles by Bradford Angier Other Nonfiction Books Recommended by SurvivalBlog Readers: Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival by Jack A. Spigarelli The Foxfire Book series (in 11 volumes, but the first five are the best) When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency by Matthew Stein  Preparedness Now!: An Emergency Survival Guide (Expanded and Revised Edition) by Aton Edwards Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management by Maurice G. Kains How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants (Field Guide) Ditch Medicine: Advanced Field Procedures For Emergencies by Hugh Coffee Living Well on Practically Nothing by Ed Romney The Secure Home by Joel Skousen Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, by Neil Strauss 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive by Cody Lundin When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes by Cody Lundin The Last Hundred Yards: The NCO's Contribution to Warfare by John Poole Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book by Paul Tawrell Engineer Field Data (US Army FM 5-34) –Available online free of charge, with registration, but I recommend getting a hard copy. preferably with the heavy-duty plastic binding. Great Livin' in Grubby Times by Don Paul Just in Case by Kathy Harrison Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance by John & Martha Storey Adventure Medical Kits A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicineby Eric A. Weiss, M.D Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener   Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook (it superceded the very out-of-date ST 31-91B) Wilderness Medicine, 5th Edition by Paul S. Auerbach Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Longby Elliot Coleman Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring The Weed Cookbook: Naturally Nutritious - Yours Free for the Taking! by Adrienne Crowhurst The Modern Survival Retreat by Ragnar Benson Last of the Mountain Men by Harold Peterson Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness by John McPherson LDS Preparedness Manual, edited by Christopher M. Parrett The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James H. Kunstler Principles of Personal Defense - Revised Edition by Jeff Cooper Survival Poaching by Ragnar Benson Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon http://chla.library.cornell.edu/ Cornell has agricultural references on file The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses by Eliot Coleman A Blacksmithing Primer by Randy McDaniel The Blacksmith's Craft: A Primer of Tools & Method http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002IGIRJU?ie=UTF8&tag=survivalcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002IGIRJU Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree The Complete Modern Blacksmith (Paperback) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0898158966?ie=UTF8&tag=survivalcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0898158966 The Making of Tools (Paperback) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0442293607?ie=UTF8&tag=survivalcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0442293607 Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry, Vol. 1 (Paperback) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0970220324?ie=UTF8&tag=survivalcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0970220324 Iron Melting Cupola Furnaces for the Small Foundry (Paperback) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0970220308?ie=UTF8&tag=survivalcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0970220308 Sheet Metal Forming Processes and Die Design (Hardcover) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0831131829?ie=UTF8&tag=survivalcom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0831131829 “Five Acres and Independence ” by M.G. Kains How Civilizations Fall: A Theory of Catabolic Collapse by J. M. Greer Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example by Dimitry Orlov The Builders Greywater Guide by Oasis Design Ashes series, 34 books by William Johnstone “Be Ready to Barter” Reference Book List: Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values Blue Book of Gun Values The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins 2009 2009 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date Antique Trader - Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide Wristwatch Annual 2009: The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications Jewelry & Gems the Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry With Confidence And Knowledge The Simplicity Primer by Patrice Lewis Crispin Trillogy books: the Cross of Lead, at the Edge of the World, & the end of time “Rawles on Retreats and Relocation” – this book has details on selecting the locale for a self-sufficient survival retreat. The “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course (co-authored by JWR) “How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It”. A detailed guide to family preparedness for turbulent times “Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse” and my screenplay “Pulling Through”.The latter is currently available for free download. Moulin Rouge by Boston T. Party Recommended Books on Current Events and Economics: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable  by Nick Taleb Government By Emergency by Dr. Gary North Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse by Peter Schiff This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Rogoff and Reinhart Financial Armageddon: Protecting Your Future from Four Impending Catastrophes by Michael J. Panzner When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era by Michael J. Panzner The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide by Martin Weiss Financial Reckoning Day Fallout: Surviving Today's Global Depression by Addison Wiggin and Bill Bonner The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James H. Kunstler Humanure Handbook by J. C. Jenkins

Fiction with Survival and Preparedness Themes (Some of these are out of print but usually available via inter-library loan): Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (A classic nuke scenario) The Rackham Files by Dean Ing (includes the text of “Pulling Through” a more modern nuke scenario + a mini nuke survival manual) Not to be confused with my screenplay–also titled “Pulling Through”. Some Will Not Die by Algis Budrys (Plague total wipe-out scenario) No Blade of Grass by John Christopher (Massive crop disease/social breakdown scenario, from the British perspective.) Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken Molon Labe! by Boston T. Party Earth Abides by George Stewart Vandenberg by Oliver Lange (Invasion scenario. Note: It was later republished under the title: Defiance: An American Novel) The Weapon by Michael Z. Williamson (SurvivalBlog's Editor at Large) Unintended Consequences by John Ross (This otherwise excellent novel was marred by some vulgarity and gratuitous sex scenes. Beware!) Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Wolf And Iron by Gordon Dickson The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton Fire and Ice, by Ray Kytle Just in Case by Kathy Harrison, probably the most level headed, even keeled discussion of the preparedness & self sufficiency issues Strategic Relocation- North American Guide to Safe Places Strategic Relocation–North American Guide to Safe Places by Skousen One Second After by William R. Forstchen (An EMP scenario.) World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler Last of the Breed by Louis L’amour Survivors  by Terry Nation Conquistador: A Novel of Alternate History by S.M. Stirling The Road by Cormac McCarthy Warday: And the Journey Onward by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka Malevil by Robert Merle Farnham's Freehold by Robert Heinlein The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein King Rat by James Clavell Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle How to Prosper in the Coming Bad Years by Ruff Time Enough for Love by Robert Heinlein The Rawles Kids' Favorite Books for Young Adults: Nonfiction: Hatchet My Side of the Mountain Robinson Crusoe Treasure Island Kidnapped The Swiss Family Robinson The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Little House on the Prairie Series The Chronicles of Narnia Series The Tripods Series Johnny Tremain The Red and the Black Undaunted Courage ( the story of Lewis & Clark expedition 1803-1806 ) Fiction for Young Adults Recommended by SurvivalBlog Readers: The Tomorrow Series Life As We Knew It Escape from Warsaw (Original title: The Silver Sword)

The Late Memsahib's Top “Must Have” Book: The Encyclopedia of Country Living (Tenth edition) by Carla Emery. Sasquatch Books. (Get the Ninth or later edition.) This book is 845 pages of valuable 'how-to' country survival knowledge. The Memsahib (1964-2009) wrote: “The first time that I butchered chickens, I used this book. When I needed 15 different ways to fix zucchini I turned to this book, when I wanted to make soap, pickles, jelly, bread from scratch, butter, and cream cheese, I found everything I needed to know in this book!” Other Books Recommended by The Late Memsahib: Small-Scale Grain Raising by Gene Lodgson How to Survive Without a Salary: Learning How to Live the Conserver Lifestyle by Charles Long The Family Cow by Dirk van Loon Raising a Calf for Beef by Phyllis Hobson Small-Scale Pig Raising by Dirk van Loon Raising Rabbits the Modern Way by Bob Bennett Raising Sheep the Modern Way. Updated and Revised Edition by Paula Simmons Ducks and Geese in Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide by Rick and Gail Luttmann The Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody Passport to Survival by E. Dickey Recommended Magazine Subscriptions: Backwoods Home Countryside & Small Stock Journal Home Power

Some of JWR's Favorite Practical and Tactical Training DVDs: Clinton Anderson: On the Road to the Horse Colt Starting   The Art of the Tactical Carbine   Knifemaking Unplugged  

Other DVDs Homestead Blessings: The Art of Gardening published by The West Ladies

Movies: The Road Australian movie: The Road Warrior Red Dawn The Outlaw Josey Wells DVD America in the Dark by EMP Act America Fair Game with Sean Penn

Conferences: After Dark Conference

Quotes: “Two is One and One is None.” What is your plan: A, B and C? Simple is Better Moulin Rouge by Boston T. Party Milestones by Siab Kataub (Islamic terrorist doctrine to be aware of)

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