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Biscuitsjam
12-19-2006, 16:09
UPDATE: I added in a list of fiction books to my first two posts here. The archives keep getting deleted, but this list should be safe here in a "sticky."



Well, I started my library:

"SAS Survival Handbook (Collins Gem) (Collins Gem) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060849827/105-1258142-4446835)"
John 'Lofty' Wiseman; Paperback; $7.95 - amazon.com

"Wilderness Survival (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811729850/105-1258142-4446835)"
Gregory J. Davenport; Paperback; $5.49 - bookoutpost

"Wilderness Living (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811729931/105-1258142-4446835)"
Gregory J. Davenport; Paperback; $12.03 - amazon.com

"Nuclear War Survival Skills: Updated and Expanded 1987 Edition (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/094248701X/105-1258142-4446835)"
Cresson H. Kearny; Paperback; $19.50 - amazon.com

"Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Complete Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0936348070/105-1258142-4446835)"
Jack A. Spigarelli; Paperback; $19.95 - amazon.com

"The SAS Guide to Tracking (SAS) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1585740314/105-1258142-4446835)"
Bob Carss; Paperback; $14.16 - amazon.com

"Tracking and the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062735241/105-1258142-4446835)"
Paul Rezendes; Paperback; $11.88 - textbooksnow.com

"Trapper's Bible: Traps, Snares & Pathguards (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0873644069/105-1258142-4446835)"
Dale Martin; Paperback; $11.36 - amazon.com

"A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America (Peterson Field Guides(R)) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/039592622X/105-1258142-4446835)"
Lee Allen Peterson; Paperback; $12.92 - amazon.com

"A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Of Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides (R)) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0395988144/105-1258142-4446835)"
James A. Duke; Paperback; $13.49 - amazon.com

"The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0879838213/105-1258142-4446835)"
Francois Couplan; Paperback; $14.16 - amazon.com

"Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0942364155/105-1258142-4446835)"
David Werner; Paperback; $22.00 - amazon.com

"Where There Is No Dentist (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0942364058/105-1258142-4446835)"
Murray Dickson; Paperback; $14.00 - amazon.com

"Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid, 5th Edition (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076270490X/105-1258142-4446835)"
William Forgey; Paperback; $10.61 - amazon.com


I also already have various army TMs, boy and cub scout manuals, bird identification books, and so on.

This is a LOT of reading.


Other threads on this topic:
Good 1st Aid/Survival-Wilderness Medicine type books????
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=629423&highlight=survival+books
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Fieldcraft & Survival
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=626670
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Survival book (fiction)
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=610231
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Survival handbook
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=597308
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Come on guys, looking for a good read!
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=602903
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On Combat book by Grossman
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=595397
-still there!-

Survival books
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=587214
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Your Xmas wish list / deals thread
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=612597
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TEOTWAWKI Fiction
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=614190
-still there!-

Mindset book/Defensive shooting
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=584050
-still there!-

The reading room
http://glocktalk.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=122
-still there!-



Fiction books:
The Road - Cormac McCarthy

25074:
It was pretty good, based on some sort of nuclear winter type o situation that the survivors turned into cannibals. All except the main characters.

Oily_oink:
Good read, "The Road".

yardmonkey:
I liked The Road. It was a pretty dark story but that is the setting for you. It's just set in post TEOTWAWKI which isn't going to be Disneyland. The characters (a man and his boy) really grow on you and you really root for them to make it since the chances are sooo slim. You almost kind of wonder why they keep going as it is such a grim world that is left.

Primalscream:
I just finished THE ROAD...

Very dark. Very simplistically complicated.
I laughed only once while reading it... Right at the end:

boy: How do I know you're one of the good guys?

man: You don't. You'll have to take a shot.

boy: Are you carrying the fire?

man: Am I what?

boy: Carrying the fire.

man: You're kind of weirded out, aren't you?



On the Beach (book and movie) - Nevil Shute

25074:
It was also made into a movie in the 50's. Apparently there is a nuclear world war and due to the winds and all Australia is the last place to get the radioactive fall out.

Ronnoc:
I think On the Beach was remade a few years ago and updated. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0219224/

boomcat (movie)



Alas, Babylon - Pat Frank

bhowle:
first published in 1964. I'd read it once about 30 years ago and just did a re-read and still enjoyed it.

boomcat:
my personal fave, I read it once a year

mitchshrader:
Alas, Babylon is another (ancient) good read.. if you've not.

BroBrandonB:
Lucifer's Hammer and ALas, Babylon are two of my favorite books. You can get both of them pretty cheap at amazon.

fourdeuce2:
When it comes to realism, I thought books like Alas, Babylon were much more realistic than some of the others.



Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

bhowle:
Lucifer's Hammer is good.

boomcat

Cali-Glock:
I read Lucifers Hammer back in 1977 or 78 when I was a kid and I loved it! I was already a fan of such books as My Side of the Mountain, the writings of Jack London and Joseph Conrad, and big into backpacking so I was already an S&Per but Lucifer's Hammer was one of the books which began to get me thinking about S&P from a more "adult" perspective. It is truly one of the great survival novels.

I am pretty sure my origional copy of Lucifer's Hammer is in one of my many boxed-up books in storage in the basement, but I just purchased another copy. I am on business in So-Cal and went to go see a movie on Wednesday. Nothing interesting was playing so instead I went to Borders and purchased Lucifer's Hammer, the current issue of ShotGun News and book (Weird California) for my wife. Purchasing a second copy of Lucifer's Hammer was definitely the better investment of my money than going to the movies!

The book might be 30 years old, but it is still wonderful!

If you have not read it, I definitely recommend this great survival novel!

Valdrin:
Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle know how to write a story. I've read Lucifer's Hammer a couple times over the past few decades; some of the social attitudes and technology are a bit dated (the book was written in the 70s), but it is a great EOTWAWKI novel .

mitchshrader:
Lucifer's Hammer would make a prepper out of a lot of people..

not sure it'll entertain you so much as scare you silly..

quake:
Lucifer’s Hammer is imo right up there with Unintended Consequences, Atlas Shrugged, and the Sackett series in the short list of “books every young man should have read”.

WSC36:
I read Lucifer's hammer for the first time not too long ago. A family member recommended it to me. I liked it and thought it was entertaining and thought provoking. Four out of Five stars. It begged for a sequal which never came.

BroBrandonB:
Lucifer's Hammer and ALas, Babylon are two of my favorite books. You can get both of them pretty cheap at amazon.

fourdeuce2:
I've done a little writing, and thought that Lucifer's Hammer would make a good base for other people to write stories covering how THEIR part of the country(or world) would survive the impact and the aftermath. There have already been a few stories written along those lines, like A.T. Hagan's.

Myth:
Interesting coincidence this should come up just now. I just got through re-reading Lucifer's Hammer a few days ago. GREAT book! There really aren't that many books out there that are still good the second and third time around, but this one is. I also like it because the guy with the big ranch gets to call the shots .

Anyway, if any of you haven't read it, you really should. Good story line, well written, and lots of plausibility to the overall scenario and it's results. Pournell actually enlisted Mel Tappan as a consultant when he was researching the book, and it shows. Definitely rates in my top 5 of all SHTF stories.

Penguini66:
Now Lucifer's Hammer on the other hand, DAMN! Excelent book. Anybody who spends time reading this forum should spend some time and read Lucifer's Hammer. I'm about 2/3 the way through and I couldn't put it down last night. I was up until 4AM.
What has it taught me? I've way underestimated the importance of a truly off road capable vehicle. I've way underestimated the importance of a useful skill in a PAW/TEOTWAWKI. I've way underestimated the importance of a secure bug out location. Even if I plan to bug in, a plan for bugging out must be in place. I've even underestimated the importance of food.

Its just a book. And fiction at that. But some good lessons IMHO.

chrome_gnone:
Lucifer's Hammer is a great book. I only read it and Footfall last year for the first time and despite its age it reads like any modern novel short of a couple of everyday enhancements like satellite tv or the internet. Footfall is not as good but it is still a great read.

micad:
I read it also and enjoyed it.

dissthis:
I read LH last week and liked it

Biscuitsjam
12-19-2006, 16:21
The Postman

bhowle:
The Postman is worth a read.

boomcat (movie)



Farnham's Freehold - Robert Heinlein

boomcat

NOVA_Shooter:
How about Farnham's Freehold



The Rift - Walter J Williams

bhowle:
New Madrid Fault gives way, lower Mississippi valley is given a Katrina. Really good in the sociological views, more than a little "how to" as well, like how to use asprin to create "go boom" stuff like picric acid.

tmiller1116:
Not really "end of the world" but great reading anyway about a disaster scenario...

Micad:
Another on is "The Rift" by Walter J. Williams. It is long, and a Katrina type SHTF story. But centered around an earthquake. It gets drawn out in some places but has a lot of good info thrown in and the consequences of not preparing.




Year Zero - Jeff Long

bhowle:
Ancient plague unwittingly loosed on modern man. Great read.



The Descent - Jeff Long

bhowle:
Underground beings emerge, Hell is real and it's here to stay. A really great read.



Tunnel in the Sky - Robert Heinlein

bhowle:
Survival story of the future. Not bad at all.



The Years of Rice and Salt - Kim Stanley Robinson

bhowle:
Ya gotta accept the reality of karma and reincarnation but it's thought provoking if you have a good handle on far east and mid east history. Turns into a kind of alternate history read as Arabs recolonise Europe. Oh, I'm sorry, that's reality now.



Riddley Walker

bhowle:
Sorry don't have it handy for the author. Post apocalytpic England and the rise of a new society. Kind of like reading a Canterbury Tales of the future at times. A good read.



Enemies Foreign and Domestic

bhowle:
Dot Gov turns on people to subverte their rights. Lots of high tech info and how it's turned on the citizenry for spying purposes. A good read, now playing in a gov.office near you.

XMM:
+1 for Enemies, Foreign and Domestic.



Domestic Enemies

bhowle:
No, it's not a how to manual for getting rid of your spousal unit. Part two of above, centers on the Aztlan movement. Another futuristic read, yeah right the Mexicans invading the US!



The Stand - Stephen King

XMM:
Also want to add "The Stand" by Stephen King. I think it's the best King novel I've read.



Cell - Stephen King

chrome_gnome:
I read the S.King novel "Cell" after those two and was entertained a lot with that one also. It certainly was a new twist on the well tread zombie apocalypse genre.

penguini66:
I enjoyed the "Cell" as well but it was just a hair too 'out there' for me as is typical with Steven King for me. Great book though and I'd recommend it.



The Rackham Files - Dean Ing
http://www.amazon.com/Rackham-Files-Harve/dp/0743471830/sr=8-2/qid=1163188097/ref=pd_bbs_2/103-5772238-0699009?ie=UTF8&s=books

blindside:
I recently ran across some fiction by Dean Ing that is pretty good



Pulling Through - Dean Ing

boomcat



Wolf and Iron - Gordon Dickson
http://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Iron-Gordon-R-Dickson/dp/0812533348/sr=8-1/qid=1163189123/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-5772238-0699009?ie=UTF8&s=books

blindside:
I liked Wolf and Iron by Gordon Dickson.



Dies the Fire - S.M. Stirling
http://www.amazon.com/Dies-Fire-Roc-Science-Fiction/dp/0451460413/sr=1-1/qid=1163189314/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-5772238-0699009?ie=UTF8&s=books

blindside:
And for something completely different I enjoyed the Dies the Fire series by S.M. Stirling.

snorko:
Two good ones are "Dies the Fire" and the sequal "Meeting at Corvalis" by S.M. Sirling (?)

Society is reduced technologically to the pre-industrial age.

biscuitsjam:
The premise is that all explosives and electricity suddenly stop working. So, no more gunpowder, car engines, or most other technology. The people have to rebuild society from very crude beginnings.



Island in the Sea of Time - S.M. Stirling

biscuitsjam:
The island of Nantucket is thrown into prehistoric times. The island itself is somewhat self-sufficient, but the people have to rebuild society almost entirely while confronted by various military threats.



Conquistador - S.M. Stirling

biscuitsjam:
Not really a SHTF novel. A character in the book discovers a portal to an alternate reality and attempts to build a civilization that matches his philosophy. The book is set much later, when the portal and civilization are discovered by the protagonists.



The Last Ship - William Brinkley

Nakkie:
The crew of a US naval warship are some of the last survivors after a world-wide nuclear holocaust. Very sophisticated and philosophical treatment of the human factors of survival.



Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse - John Wesley Rawles

boomcat

Seven High:
Another good one is Patriots surviving the coming collapse by James Wesley Rawles. It has been re released recently with several new chapters. A very good read. Thought provoking.

Micad:
I read ... "Surviving the coming collapse" too. That one seemed more like a survival manual with a story thrown in, but it was good.



Swiss Family Robinson

mitchshrader

quake



Farmer in the Sky

mitchshrader



Robinson Crusoe

Mitchshrader

quake



the early Sackett books - Louis L'Amour

quake:
Some of the Louis L’Amour books have good info on desert and winter survival as well. There’s been more than once that something my kids saw done on Surviviorman was something I first read of in a L’Amour book; things like the cactus needle-&-thread and such. The early Sackett books are very good in this regard; being set in 1600’s North America. (May be 1500’s North America even; it was a long time ago that I read them.) Watching the Crocodile Hunter one time a few years ago, I was able to sound sage-like to my kids by mentioning an alligator’s propensity to knock a man's legs out form under him with its tail, before the host mentioned it. The kids were impressed, but the fact is it was just something I’d read in a L’Amour book in the 70’s and hadn’t really had much reason to think about after that. L’Amour’s books are also entertaining enough that kids & teenagers will read them for the entertainment value; the information value is just a subconscious plus.



Plague Year - Jeff Carlson

Penguini66:
Anyway, picked up Lucifers Hammer as well as a new novel called "Plague Year" by a new author Jeff Carlson. I'm about 5 chapters into Plague Year and it is good so far. Cannibalism, murder, sex, and altitude sensitive nanobots that eat you from the inside. What else could one ask for?

Penguini66:
Finished Plague Year. Quick read. Fun book. Gets a thumbs up in my opinion but is not ever going to be a classic.



Z for Zachariah

Razoreye:
I read something once upon a time about this chick that escapes a nuclear fallout in a valley of some sort. Then some guy was after her to rape her or something, I think he had radiation poisoning. I can't remember the name but I guess it'd fit under SHTF category. It was an alright book.



The Survivalist - Ahern

fourdeuce2:
I started reading Ahern's series, The Survivalist, but didn't read too many of them. Even the first one stretched my disbelief too far. John Thomas Rourke just kept going around looking for gunfights(and finding them) . Yeah, I know he was the biggest, baddest thing in the Valley of Death, but still, even Superman had kryptonite to worry about.



The Dome in the Forest

Kayaker:
I also read a series on survivors who lived underground, "The Dome In The Forest", and several others based on that. These folks lived underground, with a topside dome having an observation telescope. The scope was damaged by the (nuclear) event, so they thought the outside was still unlivable and went back underground to their survivalist life. Other folks survived the blast, and knew that yearly some force raised the scope and rotated it, then it withdrew. It was their great yearly mystery event.

The whole series indicated how and why various groups had survived, and how they evolved, a lesbian scientist who was on a spelunking trip with a big party of females, a group of doper bikers who now raise dope and party all the time, etc. No one had really prepared for the big event, but they made it through in various ways, and developed different little communities to make a new life.



Out of the Ashes - William W. Johnstone

Cali-Glock:
"Out of the Ashes" by William W. Johnstone is pretty darn good also. Johnstone eventually wrote twenty something Ashes books. Don't bother reading past the first one! Johnstone was a survivalist, and a pretty good author, but he would get lazy. His first books in each series are pretty good and then he just cranks out a bunch of sequels.

fourdeuce2:
I think by the time he died, Johnstone started thinking he WAS Ben Raines. A lot of people fell in love with the Tri-States idea, and you used to see ads in Survival Guide from people who were looking for others who supported the Tri-States philosophy. I thought the first one wasn't too bad, sort of like The Survivalist series. I agree about the rest of the Ashes series going downhill.



Ring of Fire series - Eric Flint

biscuitsjam:
These books deal with a West Virginia coal town thrown into the 30-years war in Germany. They have to rebuild society with the knowledge that they brought with them. The books are titled 1630, 1631, etc.



A Boy and His Dog (movie)

boomcat



Children of Men (movie)

boomcat



Lights Out! (internet) - David Crawford (halffast)

boomcat:
free, on the web and deserves to be published!

Hooah:
I am currently reading "Lights Out" by Halffast. I am enjoying it

Braken:
Lights Out beats most published works i've read. Gonna be hard to find a better one. Thanks again Halffast.



Lost and Found (internet - unfinished) - halffast
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=10&f=20&t=483521

Halffast:
I wanted to let you all know that I am working on a new story. This one will be considerably shorter than "Lights Out". The first 11 chapters are available HERE. I expect that there will be around 35 chapters by the time I'm finished, but I may not post all of them on the net. I hope you get to finish it in paperback form. I'm trying to add a chapter every two weeks or so. If you decide to read it, please give me your frank and honest reviews. Thanks for your time and thanks for all the support that LO recieved here in the S/P Forum.



Cold Camp (internet)

boomcat:
free, on the web



Birth of a Raider (internet) - old bear
http://minionreport.net/forum/showthread.php?t=813

Akita:
"Old Bear" wrote some survival short stories a few years ago that are good. "Birth of a Raider" was very realistic imo.



Aftermath (internet) - Al Steiner
http://www.storiesonline.net/story/34601:1342

fourdeuce2:
I consider Aftermath pretty good, but do warn people there's plenty of gratuitous sex and violence in it. Some people are more sensitive than others. I figure if TSHTF there will probably be plenty of violence and probably some sex, too, and I don't like my stories sugar-coated.

It has 21+ chapters, so it might be easier to save it to your computer and read it offline.

fourdeuce2:
If you liked Lucifer's Hammer, you might also like the online story Aftermath, by Al Steiner. I'm not quite sure how it connects to Lucifer's Hammer, but it seems like it would tie in with it fairly easily.



Doing it all over (internet) - Al Steiner
http://storiesonline.net/story/30059:i

Braken:
Another good read is by the guy that wrote Aftermath.

This isn't about the survivial you might expect, but it is a good read, lots of sex though, like Aftermath, which was really good also.



Autumn (internet)
http://www.theinfected.co.uk/Autumn.htm

Braken:
Zombie type book, it's a decent read. Not as good as lights out though.



Triple Ought (internet)

survive1999

SeriousStudent
12-19-2006, 17:35
Anybody have one of these?

The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook: Revised Edition (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1558216820/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I16KPLFSL79MZX&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care For Remote Locations (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0763728314/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1BNPOX7QFMEOB&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Wilderness Medical Associates Field Guide (Spiral-bound) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0970464606/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I9F1ILFGC3VFJ&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Medicine for the Backcountry, 3rd (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762705272/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I15FNAP0N0CT20&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why (Hardcover) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393052761/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3G54JJ4J41551&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive [ILLUSTRATED] (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1586852345/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2KQT6W5L3DYZY&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Backcountry First Aid and Extended Care, 4th (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762722703/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I15NUB3A2ZCF9K&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Wilderness 911: A Step-By-Step Guide for Medical Emergencies and Improvised Care in the Backcountry (Backpacker Magazine) (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0898865972/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1OQEBEALDSIG8&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

PHTLS Basic and Advanced Prehospital Trauma Life Support: Military Version (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0323032710/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1UDKP8RQAAS6D&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Build the Perfect Survival Kit (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0873499670/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I18OSQY8MLQ8AE&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Two Kilogram Survival Kit Field Manual (http://www.karamat.com/books.html)

Santa said that if I was good, he might drop a couple of these in my stocking. Anybody read any of these?

Good thread, BTW. Lofty Wiseman and Dick Forgey are good authors, I have their books.

Vic303
12-19-2006, 19:39
Originally posted by SeriousStudent
Anybody have one of these?

The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook: Revised Edition (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1558216820/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I16KPLFSL79MZX&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care For Remote Locations (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0763728314/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1BNPOX7QFMEOB&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Wilderness Medical Associates Field Guide (Spiral-bound) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0970464606/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I9F1ILFGC3VFJ&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Medicine for the Backcountry, 3rd (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762705272/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I15FNAP0N0CT20&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why (Hardcover) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393052761/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3G54JJ4J41551&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive [ILLUSTRATED] (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1586852345/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2KQT6W5L3DYZY&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Backcountry First Aid and Extended Care, 4th (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762722703/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I15NUB3A2ZCF9K&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Wilderness 911: A Step-By-Step Guide for Medical Emergencies and Improvised Care in the Backcountry (Backpacker Magazine) (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0898865972/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1OQEBEALDSIG8&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

PHTLS Basic and Advanced Prehospital Trauma Life Support: Military Version (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0323032710/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1UDKP8RQAAS6D&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Build the Perfect Survival Kit (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0873499670/ref=wl_it_dp/104-5815575-3934310?ie=UTF8&coliid=I18OSQY8MLQ8AE&colid=39ZW77DVJ8DVD)

Two Kilogram Survival Kit Field Manual (http://www.karamat.com/books.html)

Santa said that if I was good, he might drop a couple of these in my stocking. Anybody read any of these?

Good thread, BTW. Lofty Wiseman and Dick Forgey are good authors, I have their books.

No sorry I haven't read any of those, but I'llb e happy to borrow YOUR copies once you're done with them! ;)

SeriousStudent
12-19-2006, 19:46
Originally posted by Vic303
No sorry I haven't read any of those, but I'llb e happy to borrow YOUR copies once you're done with them! ;)

No problema, just hand over your reloading press as collateral. ;)

Vic303
12-19-2006, 19:54
Sorry , it's bolted down, but you can come over and use it...

Razoreye
01-11-2007, 10:48
If you haven't found one on the net yet, here is a very useful Army Manual. You can buy one off of Amazon for 5 bucks as well.

If anyone has an unabridged, pdf version it would be welcomed greatly!

<a href="http://razoreye.net/downloads/FM%2021-76%20US%20ARMY%20SURVIVAL%20MANUAL-Abridged.doc">DOWNLOAD</a>

Spades
01-11-2007, 12:00
Here is 21-76-1 in PDF, I am not sure if its the one you want.

http://www.filefactory.com/file/d4fa3a/

Vic303
02-04-2007, 09:16
Sticky request submitted.

Minuteman
02-04-2007, 16:38
:bump:

Sticky!

This book costs $200!!! (2300 pages)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0323032281/ref=pd_luc_0230307627280190323032281/002-6876675-2055252

:patriot:

Washington,D.C.
02-06-2007, 09:04
I have the original version, FM 21-76 and the newer version FM 21-76-1,which I think is just a "multi service" version for Army,Navy and Air Force but nay have some updates.I also found a pdf file that is called the "color pictures for FM 21-76-1".

The current field manuals have a new numbering system.The new replacement number is suppose to be the same as FM 21-76-1 but includes the color pixtures in the book/pdf file.This new FM number,even though the book is no different, is classed as "Restricted" instead of "Approved for public release".

nyredneck
02-06-2007, 09:29
Thanks!:thumbsup:

Washington,D.C.
02-06-2007, 09:47
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/21-76-1/index.html


http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/21-76-1/fm_21-76-1survival.pdf

Washington,D.C.
02-06-2007, 09:52
http://www.equipped.org/multiservice_ser_manual_1999.pdf

Washington,D.C.
02-06-2007, 09:56
FM 21-76 Survival Manual


http://us.share.geocities.com/vajoewebsite/Manuals/FM_21-76.pdf


FM 21-76-1 Evasion, Survival and Recovery


http://us.share.geocities.com/vajoewebsite/Manuals/fm_21-76-1.pdf


FM 3-05.70
The latest Army Survival Manual FM 3-05.70 is larger and includes the color pictures in it.

Washington,D.C.
02-07-2007, 15:17
Well let's see for how long these links stay good.


First Aid

http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/fm4_25x11.pdf


Field Hygiene

http://www.operationalmedicine.org/Army/Milmed/fm21-10.pdf


First Aid

http://www.operationalmedicine.org/Army/Milmed/fm4_25x11.pdf

Survival

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/21-76-1/fm_21-76-1survival.pdf

Cold Weather

http://www.usariem.army.mil/download/cold0102.pdf


http://www.gerbergear.com/docs/GLB_Cold_Weather_Survival_2005.pdf

http://www.equipped.com/21-76/CH15.PDF

http://www.westarctica.com/files/SurvivalGuide.pdf

http://www.bordeninstitute.army.mil/medaspofharshenvrnmnts/Ch13-PreventionofColdInjuries.pdf

High Altitude


http://www.brooksidepress.org/Products/OperationalMedicine/DATA/operationalmed/Manuals/usariem/highmountain.pdf


https://atiam.train.army.mil/soldierPortal/atia/adlsc/view/public/9206-1/gta/08-05-060/gta08-05-060.pdf


Cold


https://atiam.train.army.mil/soldierPortal/atia/adlsc/view/public/11729-1/gta/08-06-012/gta08-06-012.pdf




Aircraft Water Ditching Survival

http://amd.nbc.gov/library/handbooks/awds_92.pdf

Malaria

http://www.operationalmedicine.org/TextbookFiles/malariapocketsep2000.pdf

Suvival

http://us.share.geocities.com/vajoewebsite/Manuals/FM_21-76.pdf


Here's the big one with cold pictures(Get it while you can,this one is often difficult to find)

Survival

http://www.everlines.com/1/downloads/Survival_FM_3-05.70.pdf


CPR

http://will.mylanders.com/living/prep/cpr.pdf

Lurk_n_Load
02-08-2007, 17:44
I just got my copy of "BACK TO BASICS". It has a wealth of valuable information. I highly recommend it. I wanted to buy it for Christmas but it was selling for $65. ouch. I just bought it for $37 and change off Amazon.

Book Description:
This how-to, user-friendly guide teaches self-sufficiency-covering all of life's essentials: shelter; alternative energy sources; growing and preserving food; home crafts; directions for making herbal remedies; and even home-grown entertainment.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0895770865/ref=olp_product_details/102-1425378-5885762?ie=UTF8&seller=

Washington,D.C.
02-12-2007, 23:01
US ARMY survival FM 21-76 complete with color pictures.


http://studentweb.tulane.edu/~jkadmon/war%20on%20terror%20paper%20docs/us%20army%20survival%20manual.pdf

hotlunch
02-14-2007, 21:28
A guy named (I think) Robert Pelton has a book on surviving extreme situations. It's called "Come Back Alive". Tells you stuff about what to do if your lost (cold or hot environment) and all sorts of whacked out stuff like how to survive a plane crash or a kidnapping. Not a bad read.

survive1999
02-17-2007, 21:51
Might want to think about adding:
Where there is No Doctor
Where there is No Dentist

Primalscream
02-27-2007, 09:44
How To Stay Alive In The Woods (http://www.amazon.com/How-Stay-Alive-Woods-Self-Preservation/dp/1579122213/sr=8-1/qid=1172590848/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-2223469-6327034?ie=UTF8&s=books)


Also, any Tom Brown books.

windplex
03-08-2007, 12:54
Just finished reading this book by former green beret: Don Paul
Quick read; good info, IMO.
Chapters:
Coosing a survival firearm
Combat gunnery
Homemade weapons
Transportation in grubby times (no power/fuel)
At home in the middle of no where
Making chain saw your bes friend (make shelter and furnature and fell trees)
Escape and Evasion
Camouflage

Has other books in series and I intend to purhase more. A bit dated -- likely written i 1980's but info is 97% useful. We have some new weapons since then but he speaks in theory: field of fire. Close to your weapon's useful range or move out to our weapon's max range depending on what weapon you are up against -- so still useful.

Minuteman
03-10-2007, 19:18
Originally posted by Lurk_n_Load
I just got my copy of "BACK TO BASICS". It has a wealth of valuable information. I highly recommend it. I wanted to buy it for Christmas but it was selling for $65. ouch. I just bought it for $37 and change off Amazon.

Book Description:
This how-to, user-friendly guide teaches self-sufficiency-covering all of life's essentials: shelter; alternative energy sources; growing and preserving food; home crafts; directions for making herbal remedies; and even home-grown entertainment.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0895770865/ref=olp_product_details/102-1425378-5885762?ie=UTF8&seller=

Thanks for the suggestion. Great book! But I got it for $3.99 used from amazon. ;)
I also recommend it. This is dense with old time wisdom. Much better than the modern books which have lots of great titles but light on usefull substance.

:patriot:

XM15carbine
03-14-2007, 11:38
Originally posted by Minuteman
Thanks for the suggestion. Great book! But I got it for $3.99 used from amazon. ;)
I also recommend it. This is dense with old time wisdom. Much better than the modern books which have lots of great titles but light on usefull substance.

:patriot:

Did you get the 1980s version?

I see there is also a 1997 version, anyone read the two?

http://product.half.ebay.com/Back-to-Basics_W0QQtgZinfoQQprZ826013

Lurk_n_Load
03-15-2007, 06:55
Originally posted by XM15carbine
Did you get the 1980s version?

I see there is also a 1997 version, anyone read the two?

http://product.half.ebay.com/Back-to-Basics_W0QQtgZinfoQQprZ826013


I bought the 1997 version new; I had previously ordered the 1980 edition at a cheap price but it arrived with mildew, so I had to toss it. This is a GREAT book to have. If SHTF, this will be more valuable than a dozen cases of ammo. (but have both, just in case!)

ETA: The 1997 edition contains virtually all the info that is in the 1981 version; I've compared them side by side.

XM15carbine
03-15-2007, 10:17
Originally posted by Lurk_n_Load
I bought the 1997 version new; I had previously ordered the 1980 edition at a cheap price but it arrived with mildew, so I had to toss it. This is a GREAT book to have. If SHTF, this will be more valuable than a dozen cases of ammo. (but have both, just in case!)

ETA: The 1997 edition contains virtually all the info that is in the 1981 version; I've compared them side by side.

Thanks for the info :-)

Minuteman
03-15-2007, 12:50
Originally posted by XM15carbine
Did you get the 1980s version?

I see there is also a 1997 version, anyone read the two?

http://product.half.ebay.com/Back-to-Basics_W0QQtgZinfoQQprZ826013

1981 edition. Dirty cover but the pages are nearly mint. Appears unread. Slight yellowing. Too bad this isn't printed on acid-free paper to last longer.


:patriot:

Washington,D.C.
03-22-2007, 03:16
Woodcraft and Camping



http://outdoors-magazine.com/IMG/pdf/woodcraft-and-camping.pdf

tmiller1116
04-11-2007, 17:37
http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/ItemCategorySubPages/StoreMainPage.html

In particular I recommend Crisis Preparedness and The Secure Home....

scotter79
04-15-2007, 10:00
The zombie survival guide, by Max Brooks. Cause you never know....

Washington,D.C.
04-15-2007, 12:39
http://www.faso.navy.mil/Handbook.pdf

ebigfish
04-15-2007, 17:33
Originally posted by Washington,D.C.
http://www.faso.navy.mil/Handbook.pdf




SWEET!

thanks

-fish

tonyc
04-24-2007, 15:30
Originally posted by Washington,D.C.
http://www.faso.navy.mil/Handbook.pdf
Thank you, Sir. :thumbsup:

Primalscream
05-05-2007, 06:33
Oh man! I just finished reading this post-apocalyptic fiction novel, and I have to say that it was phenomenal!


(This reviewer from Amazon sums it up best):
"The Road" is a work of stunning, savage, heartbreaking beauty. Set in the post-apocalyptic hell of an unending nuclear winter, Cormac McCarthy writes about a nameless man and his young son, wandering through a world gone crazy; bleak, cold, dark, where the snow falls down gray; moving south toward the coast, looking somewhere, anywhere, for life and warmth. Nothing grows in this blasted world; people turn into cannibals to survive. We don't know if we're looking at the aftermath of a nuclear war, or maybe an extinction level event -- an asteroid or a comet; McCarthy deliberately doesn't tell us, and we come to realize it doesn't matter anyway. Whether man or nature threw a wild pitch, the world is just as dead.


http://amazon.com/gp/product/0307387895/sr=53-1/qid=1178368073/ref=tr_336071/104-0681838-3066343

windplex
05-07-2007, 17:01
Any suggestions for a good book for ranging targets using binoculars or standard objects in the environment? (ways other than a range finder?) Thank you!

Washington,D.C.
05-09-2007, 00:48
REMOTE TRAVEL PLANNING & RESOURCE GUIDE


http://www.alaska.edu/swrisk/download/TravPlan.pdf

SeriousStudent
05-09-2007, 17:28
That's a pretty neat guide. I may just print parts of that out, and put it in the vehicle kits I gave to my sisters.

Thanks! :)

glockophilic
05-17-2007, 15:19
In case your car runs on E85...

The Manual for the Home and Farm Production of Alcohol Fuel
http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_library/ethanol_manual/manual_ToC.html

And
Building a World Class Home Distillation Apparatus (very efficient for small batch production fuel ethanol...not to drink or you may get poisoned).
http://www.moonshine-still.com/still.pdf

Biscuitsjam
05-27-2007, 16:46
Originally posted by windplex
Any suggestions for a good book for ranging targets using binoculars or standard objects in the environment? (ways other than a range finder?) Thank you! I wrote this elsewhere, so I'll repost it here:


Well, I'm not an expert on long-range shooting, and the most I've ever shot with a rifle is 300 meters. However, I did learn a few things in tank gunnery.

The best way to estimate range is to use the hash marks on your binoculars or rifle optics. These hash marks measure off 1 "mil" (milli-radian) intervals. Basically, an object one meter tall will be almost exactly 1 mil high at 1000 meters. It you know the height of your target, you can figure out the distance. If you know the distance, you can figure out the height.

Equations:
Height in meters = H
Distance in kilometers = D
Mils on your binos = M

Basic Equation:
H / D = M

To solve for distance using a known height:
H / M = D

To solve for height using a known distance:
D * M = H

Let's make it really simple and use a tall man who is exactly 2 meters tall (approximate 6'7") as your target. He would be:
1 mil at 2000 meters
2 mils at 1000 meters
4 mils at 500 meters
8 mils at 250 meters
16 mils at 125 meters

Obviously, most men aren't this tall and you won't usually know the exact height of your target, so you have to guess. Here are a few more precise numbers if you want a better estimate:

2 mils at 880 meters - Average American male
2 mils at 820 meters - Average American female (or average North Korean male)
2 mils at 1200 meters - Abrams Tank
2 mils at 940 meters - Humvee

The math is simple enough that you should be able to do it in your head, and after you do it for a while, it'll become instinctive. If you have some trouble working this out in your head, there are shortcuts. For instance, my tank commander just estimated for a 2-meter object, then adjusted to get a decent estimate (minus 10% for a somewhat tall man, minus 20% for a somewhat short woman, etc.).

This method gets you a very quick and fairly accurate estimate of the actual distance to your target. Too easy.

Washington,D.C.
06-08-2007, 15:35
Downloadable books in PDF

Right click the links and save.


Tracking (.08mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/tracking.pdf



US Army Survival Manual (FM 21-76) (2.7mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/us_army_survival_manual.pdf



Nature Observation & Tracking (.03mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/naturobs.pdf



US Army Map Reading and Land Navagation (Field Manual 21-26) (.07mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/Toc.pdf



Knots & Splices (1.3mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/knots_and_splices.pdf



The Art of Travel by Francis Galton 1855 (23mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/art_of_travel.pdf


alt link

http://galton.org/books/art-of-travel/galton-1855-art-travel-1up.pdf



Aids to Survival - Western Australia (.7mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/aids22.pdf



US Military Survival, Evasion and Recovery (FM 21-76-1) (3mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/survival.pdf



Peter McLaren Axe Manual (1930) (3mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/mclarenmanual.pdf



Solar box cooking (.3mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/solarbox.pdf



Article about the Ethics of Gatherings (1mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/gatheringethics.pdf



Canadian Scout manual (1.6mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/canadianscoutmanual.pdf




Pioneering knots and lashings (2mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/pioneeringbook.pdf



Essentials of archery (2mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/essentials%20of%20archery.pdf



Hunting with a Bow and Arrow (2.2mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/huntingwithabowandarrow.pdf




Blacksmithing (4mb

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/blacksmithing.pdf



Woodsmanship (1954) (5.2mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/woodsmanship.pdf



Handbok OVERLEVNAD (7.5mb) (Swedish but lots of pics)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/h_overlevnad.pdf



Experiments on Knife Sharpening (8mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/knifeshexps.pdf



Camp Life in the Woods and the tricks or Trapping and Trap Making (12.8mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/camplifeinthewoods.pdf)

RedDawg6
06-24-2007, 00:12
I highly recomend the book "Patriots Surviving The Coming Collapse" by James Wessly Rawles. It is basically a survival manual written as a novel. The first read is for the pure enjoyment of the plot. It will keep you up at night! The second read is for the survial info and links. I used a yellow highlighter. Every page has useful info.
Here's a link: http://www.rawles.to/patriots.htm

Vic303
06-25-2007, 11:05
Free books of interest--public domain etc.
LINK (http://www.soilandhealth.org/03sov/0302hsted/0302homested.html)

Penguini66
06-25-2007, 11:23
Stumbled on this listing of books last night: Country Living Grain Mill - Cook Books (http://countrylivinggrainmills.com/cookbook.html)

Cookin' with Home Storage - Vicki Tate
The Amazing Wheat Book - Learta Moulton
Basic Preparedness - Richard Mankamyer
Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book - Laurel Robertson with Carol Flinders & Bronwen Godfrey
The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens - Danial Wing and Alan Scott
The BackYard Berry Book - Stella Otto
Build Your Own Earth Oven - Kilko Denzer
Four Season Harvest - Eliot Coleman
Preserving Food: without Freezing or Canning - By The Gardeners & Farmers of Terre Vivante with foreword by Eliot Coleman
Seet to Seed - Suzanne Ashworth
Garden Seed Inventory - Kent Whealey and Joanne Thuente
Whole Foods Companion - Dianne Onstad

There may be some repeats here but a few caught my eye:
Preserving Food: without Freezing or Canning
Typical Books about Preserving garden produce nearly always assume that modern kitchen gardeners will boil or freeze their vegetables and fruits. Yet here is a book that goes back to the future- celebrating traditional but little-known French techniques for storing and preserving fresh edibles in ways that maximize flavor and nutrition.

Translated into English for the first time, this book deliberately ignores freezing and high-temperature canning in favor of methods that are superior because they are less costly and more energy-efficient. Tells how to use traditional techniques to preserve you food with salt, oil, sugar, alcohol, vinegar, drying and cold storage and lactic acid preservation.

Seet to Seed
This complete guide to seed-saving techniques covers 160 different vegetables and includes detailed instructions on how to grow, harvest, dry, clean and store your own seeds! 228 pages, b&w interior photos
Four Season Harvest
Keep on harvesting after summer’s end! If you love the joys of eating home garden vegetables, but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Coleman shows how North American gardeners can raise a wide variety of traditional winter vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic-covered tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. 234 pages b&w illustrations & color photos.

Actually, they all look decent.

boomcat
06-25-2007, 13:50
Originally posted by Primalscream
Oh man! I just finished reading this post-apocalyptic fiction novel, and I have to say that it was phenomenal!


(This reviewer from Amazon sums it up best):
"The Road" is a work of stunning, savage, heartbreaking beauty. Set in the post-apocalyptic hell of an unending nuclear winter, Cormac McCarthy writes about a nameless man and his young son, wandering through a world gone crazy; bleak, cold, dark, where the snow falls down gray; moving south toward the coast, looking somewhere, anywhere, for life and warmth. Nothing grows in this blasted world; people turn into cannibals to survive. We don't know if we're looking at the aftermath of a nuclear war, or maybe an extinction level event -- an asteroid or a comet; McCarthy deliberately doesn't tell us, and we come to realize it doesn't matter anyway. Whether man or nature threw a wild pitch, the world is just as dead.


http://amazon.com/gp/product/0307387895/sr=53-1/qid=1178368073/ref=tr_336071/104-0681838-3066343


AMAZING BOOK!
A man and his 8-year-old son are walking south through a burned-out, ash-covered landscape. They have a shopping cart, binoculars, a revolver with three rounds, and a dozen cans of food. They have hundreds of miles to go and it's snowing.

fourdeuce2
06-26-2007, 03:08
I read The Road, but didn't care much for it. I generally prefer the post-apocalyptic stories that cover the period leading up to and right after whatever disaster happens instead of later. Anyway, I've been collecting this type of book for about 30 years, and have collected quite a few of them. Here's my list of the ones I have in my library:

48 - James Herbert
8.4 - Peter Hernon
A Hunter's Fire - Floyd D. Dale
Aftermath - Charles Sheffield
Aftermath - LeVar Burton
After the Bomb(series) - Gloria D. Miklowitz
After the Rain - John Bowen
Airship Nine - Thomas H. Block
Alas Babylon - Pat Frank
Amerika - Brauna E. Pouns
A Place Called Attar - J.D. Belanger
Arc Light - Eric L. Harry
Armageddon(short stories) - David Drake & Billie Sue Mosiman
Ashes, Ashes - Rene Barjavel
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Breakdown - William W. Johnstone
Cold Creek Cash Store - Russell Hill
Dark Advent - Brian Hodge
Dark December - Alfred Coppel
Death on a Warm Wind - Douglas Warner
Death Wind - William C. Heine(also published as The Last Canadian)
Defiance(also published as Vandenberg) - Oliver Lange
Denver is Missing - D.F. Jones
Doomsday Plus Twelve - James D. Forman
Domain - James Herbert
Down to a Sunless Sea - David Graham
Earth Abides - George R. Stewart
Emergence - David R. Palmer
Ende - Anton-Andreas Guha
Famine - Graham Masterton
Firebrats(series) - Barbara & Scott Siegel
First Angel - Ed Mann
Free Flight - Douglas Terman
A Gift Upon the Shore - M.K. Wren
Heartland - David Hagberg
I, Martha Adams - Pauline Glen Winslow
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
Ice! - Arnold Federbush
Ill Wind - Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason
In Iron Years - Gordon R. Dickson
Into the Forest - Jean Hegland
Invasion - Eric L. Harry
Jenny, My Diary
Jericho Falls - Christopher Hyde
Level 7 - Mordecai Roshwald
Living is Forever - J. Edwin Carter
Long Loud Silence - Wilson Tucker
Long Voyage Back - Luke Rhinehart
Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Malevil - Robert Merle
Mister Touch - Malcolm Bosse
No Blade of Grass - John Christopher
Not This August - C.M. Kornbluth
Nuclear War(short stories) - Edited by Gregory Benford & Martin Greenberg
Omega Sub(series) - J.D. Cameron
On the Beach - Nevil Shute
One Just Man - James Mills
Out of the Ashes(series) - William Johnstone
Pandemic - Geoffrey Simmons
Path of the Pale Horse - Paul Fleishman
Patriots - James Wesley, Rawles
Power Play - Kenneth M. Cameron
Pulling Through - Dean Ing
Rankin: Enemy of the State - John Osier
Resurrection Day - Brendan DuBois
Shelter - Dan Ljoka
Some Will Not Die - Algis Budrys
Storm Rider(series) - Robert Baron
Survival 2000(series) - James McPhee
Survival Margin - David Graham
Survivors - John Nahmlos
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon
The 40 Minute War - Janet & Chris Morris
The Big One - Kevin E. Ready
The Black Death - Gwyneth Cravens and John S. Marr
The City, Not Long After - Pat Murphy
The Day of the Star Cities - John Brunner
The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
The End of the World(short stories) - Donald A. Wollheim
The Freeman - Jerry Ahern & Sharon Ahern
The Iron Rain - Donald Malcolm
The Kraken Awakes - John Wyndham
The Land of Empty Houses - John L. Moore
The Last Ranger - Craig Sargent
The Last Ship - William Brinkley
The Long Tomorrow - Leigh Brackett
The Long Winter - John Christopher
The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick
The New Madrid Run - Michael Reisig
The Plague - Albert Camus
The Postman - David Brin
The Rest Must Die - Richard Foster
The Rift - Walter J. Williams
The Sheep Look Up - John Brunner
The Stand - Stephen King
The Steel, The Mist, and the Blazing Sun - Christopher Anvil
The Survivalist (series) - Jerry Ahern
The Turner Diaries - Andrew MacDonald
The Wild Shore - Kim Stanley Robinson
Those Who Favor Fire - Marta Randall
Time Capsule - Mitch Berman
Tomorrow! - Philip Wylie
Vector - Henry Sutton
War Day - Whitley Streiber and James Kunetka
When the City Stopped - Joan Phipson
When the Almond Tree Blossoms - David Aikman
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - Kate Wilhelm
Wolf and Iron - Gordon R. Dickson
Wrath of God - Robert Gleason
Z for Zachariah - Robert C. O'brien

Jesus
06-26-2007, 21:56
Originally posted by fourdeuce2
I've been collecting this type of book for about 30 years, and have collected quite a few of them. Here's my list of the ones I have in my library:



Couple of your favorites from that list?

fourdeuce2
06-27-2007, 00:14
It's always tough narrowing it down to my favorites. Lucifer's Hammer is one of the top ones(I've been waiting for them to make a movie of it). I've always liked Alas Babylon, Day of the Triffids, Long Voyage Back and No Blade of Grass.

Jesus
07-06-2007, 12:31
Originally posted by fourdeuce2
It's always tough narrowing it down to my favorites. Lucifer's Hammer is one of the top ones(I've been waiting for them to make a movie of it). I've always liked Alas Babylon, Day of the Triffids, Long Voyage Back and No Blade of Grass.

Thanks. I'm gonna see if I cant get some of those online.

fourdeuce2
07-06-2007, 14:20
Some of them are out of print now, but you can find copies of them through www.addall.com a book search site.:thumbsup:

fourdeuce2
08-08-2007, 09:34
This is a nonfiction book about avoiding becoming a victim of violent crime and dealing with it if you find yourself the target of one. Very interesting book, and must reading for anybody interested in survival. The author interviewed many people who survived attacks and talks a lot about our intuition which often warns us about "something being wrong" with a situation, but which we often ignore because of various reasons, many of which aren't good reasons.:upeyes: Some women, for example, ignore those warnings in some situations because they don't want to make a scene, and they end up getting raped or killed. :shocked: Isn't making a scene better than that?

Just finished another fiction story to add to the list, too. It's A Gift Upon the Shore, by M.K. Wren. Not too bad a book, but it's got that one little detail that annoys me about a lot of modern stories and movies. Any time they mention survivalists in them, they have to be bad guys(generally reveals a bit of a "liberal" bias on the author's part). Means they've fallen for the media stereotype of the camo-clad, gun-toting survivalist.:upeyes: Like the Holnists in The Postman.
Still, it wasn't too bad a book. I've added it to my list and my collection.:)

917MDS
10-06-2007, 07:02
+1

The gift of fear is a great book. Points are illustrated with true stories instead of hypotheticals.

steelhorses
12-08-2007, 19:12
Just finished Stephen King's book "The Stand". Amazing story of survival, good vs evil in a post apocalyptic world. There's a six hour mini-series that is supposed to be pretty good, actually written by Stephen King so it's true to the story. Gonna have to hunt it down somewhere.

fourdeuce2
12-20-2007, 01:29
The Stand is pretty good(at least parts of it are). Since Stephen King was involved in making it, they stuck pretty close to the book.
I just wish he had taken the time to write a better ending.:upeyes:

tmiller1116
12-20-2007, 15:31
Ok. I am probably going to send some people over the edge with this one and end up getting flamed to death….but here goes….

I recently went back and re-read "Patriots" again... the first time there was something that nagged at me, but I couldn't put my finger on it... so I read it again. Still wasn't sure what it was, but now that some time has passed, I think I finally figured it out.

The story is fine and all... I enjoyed reading it. Don’t get me wrong; I have nothing against the author personally. However there is one aspect that overshadows the entire book in an almost subliminal way. That something is arrogance.

I know its “TEOTWAWKI” and all that, but the characters end up doing some things that really bother me. Further, I am even more bothered when I start to think that most (if not all) writers of fiction insinuate themselves and their thoughts and beliefs into their stories.

In the story, as I recall, after everyone is safely ensconced in their retreat, there are some incidents with people passing by. On more than one occasion they stop, detain, disarm, interrogate and pass judgment on others. Now supposedly these are solid, law-abiding, Christian people. Being the case, their religious beliefs should have stopped them from some the things they did. If they are true believers in the Constitution (which it would seem to indicate they are) then what they do flies in the very face of that document and what it stands for. Either way, they appear to be in direct conflict with their beliefs.

We even have a case where a couple of people are determined to be engaging in cannibalism, and one of the characters shoots them…. In my book that is murder. They are not empowered to be judge and jury. I know some will say, “but there was no law after SHTF!” My answer is “so what?” Whether cannibal, looter or any other despicable life form, (even just the mundanely ill-equipped) the characters decide who is “good” or “bad”.

Someone has a stash of watches on them? Looter. Kill him.

Just because someone has chosen to gather useless items after SHTF does not mean you have the right to punish him. *(If they were trying to loot from you, that is different of course since we would have caught them red-handed) Without witnesses, a trial or any other form of civilized structure, the characters have decided that their way is the “right” way. They have been magically endowed with the ability to know who deserves to live or die.

I do NOT advocate that they should have ignored the law-breakers. I do not say the “evil” people are right, should be running around free, or any other bleeding heart liberal ideology. But they did NOT have the right to do the things they did. Violating what is right to “fight evil” does not make it right.

Stopping people on the road as they pass by your land in the old days was how the elite upper class treated people. It’s no different in this case. For that matter, if there “is no law now” then by what right do they lay claim to the land they inhabit? Land deeds are only government documents recognizing a person’s exclusive right to use that piece of land. If the law is “gone”, so is the only entity that legally recognizes your “ownership”.

Putting the question of ownership aside, stopping people at the gate, having them move along, and even coercing them through a show of superior firepower are all acceptable means of protecting oneself. Unilaterally detaining, disarming and questioning people is WRONG. They become no better than the neighborhood bully who forces things to be done his way.

If you have read this far, thanks for hanging with me. To sum it up, while it is of course a work of fiction and characters often do things we don’t think should or would be done, that is not what finally bothered me the most about the story…. As I stated earlier, writers put their own beliefs into the things they create. SO my question becomes, does the author truly feel that he is so morally superior that he has the ability to act in this manner?

If he does, then I fear for him, his family and his friends.

WSC36
12-22-2007, 11:18
Dang it, yet another similarity between that book and mine. Never read it either. I was recently talking to a co-worker about that one though.

I am not in the position to defend said author. I will say, just because some authors transpose their own views onto their characters this does not mean all do. Guilt by association?

I think it more likely this happens with protagonists than antagonists. And even with the protagonists, sometimes in the effort to portray a 'flawed' character, some things are not necessarily the author's own views.

Concerning cannibals, I guess I threw in the obligatory cannibal scene into my book. The question is, did they kill the people they ate or did they come across 'roadkill'? I think it matters.

In the absence of courts, what do you do? Let murderers go? Jails are a luxury of civilized society, if you are already starving yourself, do you house and feed prisioners? Not likely.

I imagine in an EOTWAWKI scenario, capital punishment would be both swift and common. Born of necessity rather than arrogance.

Of course, in the case of my characters feeding the cannibal to the pig, well...maybe I did go over the top a little. But, dang it, it fit the personalities of the characters who did it.

fourdeuce2
12-23-2007, 00:55
I read Patriots, and liked it ok, but didn't think it was one of the best post-apocalyptic books I'd ever read. Anyway, after TSHTF I wouldn't say "there won't be ANY law." I'd say the only law there is is what you(or your group) can enforce. Some areas will have a lot of law, and other areas will probably have none, but the main law will probably be the "law of the jungle".

redman84
02-05-2008, 16:01
Get Patriots b Jim Rawles. It is a TEOTWAWKI manual wrapped in a fun fiction novel. For the book and other info go to his blog http://www.survivalblog.com/. It is updated often and is quite usefull.

James Cox
02-12-2008, 02:57
Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski.
I think it should be required reading for anyone wishing/forced to spend extended time outdoors.

Priest
02-21-2008, 20:37
Patriots is OK and as others say it does read more like an instruction manual with a story tossed in.

For a good little hand book pick up a 1977 edition Boy Scout handbook.

tsmo1066
03-30-2008, 12:35
I can't believe nobody here has mentioned the "Foxfire" collections. The Foxfire books represent a GREAT collection of Appalachian folklore, stories and detailed information on practical skills ranging on everything from the recognition and use of medicinal plants to how to build a butter churn and how to preserve meats and vegetables.

The whole collection started out as a high school research project back in the 70s when a teacher realized that as the last of the elderly, true "mountain folk" up in the Appalachias slowly died away, two hundred years of mountain know-how, lore and skills would die off with them unless someone recorded it. Thus, the "Foxfire" project was born and his students began interviewing these mountain folks, collecting their stories and documenting their skills.

The project wound up lasting something like 20 years and the stories and skill demonstrations by the mountain folk were documented in school articles that were later compiled into the Foxfire books. If you want a really interesting read on everything from Appalachian ghost stories to detailed instructions on how to select safe mushrooms in the forest, treat illnesses with wild plants, or trap wild game, the Foxfire books are a must.

You can even learn how to build a working musket the 18th century way. ;-)

pulaskipusher
03-30-2008, 12:50
I thought I had mentioned Foxfire, hrm must have been in another forum. Sure wish I could find the set for cheap. My dad got me a couple books for my birthday, One being "Naked into the Wilderness Primitive WIlderness Living and Survival Skills" By John & Geri McPherson. Sofar it's a good book. The other book is "Deep Survival" by Laurence Gonzales, I think it's an account of survival stories and goes into the phycis of survival.

Not sure if anybody has mention Tom Brown Jr yet, his books are awesome and should be owned by everybody.

tsmo1066
03-30-2008, 23:44
I thought I had mentioned Foxfire, hrm must have been in another forum. Sure wish I could find the set for cheap. My dad got me a couple books for my birthday, One being "Naked into the Wilderness Primitive WIlderness Living and Survival Skills" By John & Geri McPherson. Sofar it's a good book. The other book is "Deep Survival" by Laurence Gonzales, I think it's an account of survival stories and goes into the phycis of survival.

Not sure if anybody has mention Tom Brown Jr yet, his books are awesome and should be owned by everybody.

Not cheap by any stretch, but here's a link to where you can purchase the whole "Foxfire" series.

http://www.foxfire.org/thefoxfirebookseries.aspx

fourdeuce2
04-07-2008, 20:26
I haven't read all the Foxfire books, but I did like the first 6. After that, I found they were getting more into entertainment-type subjects instead of the more practical subjects the early books covered.

G21patriot
04-25-2008, 00:43
http://ed-day.blogspot.com/

bird flu fiction

fourdeuce2
04-29-2008, 21:47
I recently read another one that I've added to my collection. It's The Black Death by Gwyneth Cravens and John S. Marr. It's about the Black Plague popping up in NYC.:wow:

RED64CJ5
05-01-2008, 10:26
Has anyone noticed the number of survival/preparedness books that are out of stock on Amazon? I was trying to order some as gifts the other day and most everything I wanted was gone...

gotplastic
05-31-2008, 13:11
Does anyone have Deep Winter and Shattered in PDF ?? Would appreciate an email of them if you please.... elglockATgmailDOTcom

thank you

fourdeuce2
07-20-2008, 17:08
I just added these two books to my collection after reading them:
The Big One - Kevin E. Ready
The Black Death - Gwyneth Cravens and John S. Marr
The Big One is about a series of big earthquakes hitting Los Angeles and the aftermath.
The Black Death is about a plague epidemic hitting the US.

NavyFan
10-28-2008, 08:03
I'm about halfway through Lucifer's Hammer and I'm very impressed. It's a great read--very exciting and the writing is excellent. Not just a survival book with a novel thrown in, but just an excellent book. Writing about that many characters is NOT easy, and the authors are doing a super job so far.

Two thumbs way up for this book.

Fisher 21
11-05-2008, 19:47
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Influenza-Deadliest-Plague-History/dp/B0007XWMZQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225935657&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Boston-Surviving-Y2K-Kenneth-Royce/dp/1888766050/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225935741&sr=1-1

Boston T. Party's is for Y2K but still a quality read as is all his stuff. (If you don't have his gun bible, you are truly missing out). The Great Influenza is a good look at history and personnally, IMHO, something that we may face (again) in our lifetime.

quake
11-06-2008, 08:13
While not wilderness-living oriented, Ayn Rand’s “We the Living” is worth including in the list imo. Although fiction, her depiction of 1920's Russia takes you thru a lot of the characters’ physical, social and emotional privations and their various responses to those things.

I’d started re-reading it last week, but quit when the election results came in. The book is pretty dreary & even depressing, and I just didn’t feel like subjecting myself to that any more than necessary after seeing how the election came out.

Whether or not a person agrees with all of Rand’s philosophies (she had just a visceral animosity for any form of religion), she was imo a brilliant intellect and that book in particular shows some of the privations people face in times of harsh, long-term economic & social hardship. Black- and gray-market dealings (as FerFAL has mentioned popping up in Argentina), facing wintertime with failing (or failed) utility services, even little thought-of things like smoky rooms & allergy-esque issues from using unseasoned firewood; it offers what I consider a pretty good ‘thru-the-window’ peek into what the people in those times would have had to deal with and slog thru on a daily basis. Mostly they’re the problems faced by city-dwellers in this particular book; not a lot of rural characters or settings in the book.

Aquanewt
01-16-2009, 01:16
I've had a set of books called "The Foxfire Books" for years. They tell you how to do just about anything from making soap to butchering animals. Started out as one book and interviews with 'mountain folk' and ended up as 5 or 6.

WSC36
02-17-2009, 10:29
I recently read:

Earth Abides--George Stewart

Alas Babylon--Pat Frank

and

A Wrinkle in the Skin--John Christopher

They are all very good books IMO. Earth Abides has a couple of hiccups, like gas still being good for a bit too long than realistic...but is was still great. I could see that Stephen King borrowed heavily from this when writing "The Stand".

Alas Babylon is a bit better, but short. I would have loved to see it a couple hundred pages longer.

A Wrinkle in the Skin is an earthquake EOTWAWKI novel and well written. Slightly dated, but very good if a bit short also. Still in print, I bought my copy online.

Non-fiction I added "Survive" by Les Stroud and "Wildwood Wisdom" by Ellsworth Jaeger and would recommend both as practical and easy to understand 'how to' books in the field of woodcraft and survival.

KILLERtj
04-19-2009, 14:04
I recently added:

98.6 Degrees
When All Hell Breaks Loose

both by Cody Lundin

Anybody read these books? What are your thoughts on them?

Thanks,
KILLERtj

Jacked Up
07-05-2009, 15:56
I just ordered Matthew Brackens 3rd book in the Enemies series

" Foreign Enemies and Traitors" Hopefully as good as the others

minnshooter
09-17-2009, 16:12
I just got done reading "North of the Sun" by Fred Hatfield. He lived in Alaska and trapped all winter. Very good book.

Short Cut
09-17-2009, 16:19
The Encyclopedia of Country Living
by Carla Emery

http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Country-Living-Carla-Emery/dp/1570615535/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253225932&sr=1-1

tc556guy
09-20-2009, 08:11
One of my complaints over here has been the lack of survival type literature. I've managed to find some of the genre over here from time to time, but most of the books sent over seem to be old mysteries and westerns from 30 years ago that I suspect people sent in an effort to clean off their shelves. Thats fine for people who like those genres of literature. Last year when I was in Helmand there was almost a complete lack of ANY reading material; I asked my hometown book sale organization to send books, and they responded by sending REALLY bad novels and even some anti-war books, Go figure.

I suspect that most of the sci fi genre gets picked over pretty quickly and thus worn out quickly . I've compensated for that by packing multiple books from the FOBs I've been on that ahd libraries, brought multiple books back with me from leaves, and my wife sends me titles that I have requested.

Suddenly in the last month or so I've been seeing much more of TEOTWAWKI books, for some reason. I've been reading Down to a Sunless Sea by David Graham, Deep Sea Rising by Jack DuBrul, Black Monday by Bob Reiss, and Plague Year by Jeff Carlson.Today I was picking through some books and actually found some of the Dies the Fire series from Stirling, which I already have back home, but its worth noting because its the newest survival fiction I've seen in quite some time.

tc556guy
09-20-2009, 09:53
I've been collecting this type of book for about 30 years, and have collected quite a few of them. Here's my list of the ones I have in my library:



We share possession of many of the same titles; unfortunately my list of my collection didn't survive the death of my old laptop.

tc556guy
11-12-2009, 09:08
Does anyone have Deep Winter and Shattered in PDF ?? Would appreciate an email of them if you please.... elglockATgmailDOTcom

thank you

I stumbled across this site

http://www.shtfinfo.com/shtffiles/books_and_reading/

That has a LOT of PDF survival stories.
If you go to the main menu, it seems to have the most complete collection of PDF info in one spot that I've found just about anywhere on-line.

M1A Shooter
11-22-2009, 12:42
I stumbled across this site

http://www.shtfinfo.com/shtffiles/books_and_reading/

That has a LOT of PDF survival stories.
If you go to the main menu, it seems to have the most complete collection of PDF info in one spot that I've found just about anywhere on-line.


most of the links appear to be dead.

tc556guy
12-02-2009, 19:44
most of the links appear to be dead.

Interesting, because they were working when I posted the link. Wonder what happened.
edit: I emailed the site owner asking what happened. He is switching his data over to a new server. The links should be good again soon.

recon
07-07-2010, 08:13
Here are 3 good ones to get.
http://www.amazon.com/How-Survive-End-World-Know/dp/0452295831/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-Novel-Survival-Coming-Collapse/dp/156975599X/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

http://www.amazon.com/One-Second-After-William-Forstchen/dp/0765317583/ref=pd_sim_b_3

doby
12-26-2010, 11:26
Don Paul is hilarious! What, no SURVIVAL GUNS by Mel Tappan? Just do the reverse of what Mel suggests, and you will be way ahead of nearly everyone. To comply with Mel's suggestions today would take 1/4 million $! Buy a ranch in a remote area, my butt!

jayman907
01-13-2011, 11:40
Thank you.

KBoyd
02-28-2012, 14:24
I read Terrawatt by Des Michaels, 77 Days in September by Ray Gorham, and What So Proudly We Hailed by James Howard over the past week and a half. All three were good reads.
Terrawatt has some grammar and spelling issues but the story line is good until the very end. I hope there is a sequel but I guess we will have to wait and see.

What So Proudly We Hailed - Definitely a faith based book, which might be all we have to hold onto in uncertain times. Based in south east US along the coast so a little different than most of the others I have read that take place in the midwest. I think it was .99 on Amazon.

77 Days in September was probably the best one out of the three. It was very well written and the ending wrapped everything up so you did not really wonder about any of the characters.

BudMan5
04-02-2012, 17:08
There was recently an online novel written on the survivakistboards, "Going Home":

Going Home (http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=202922)

It was VERY popular (over 543,000 views to date). It is now going to a publisher but you can follow the link and still read it.

Basically about a husband/father that is several hundredf miles from home in florida when a CME evenbt occurs and fries everything. He has a BOB and the story is about what he encounters on the way home.

It is very impressive first work by what will become a very popular author.

TX expat
05-02-2012, 08:47
I just finished The Jakarta Pandemic by Steven Konkoly.

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I really enjoyed it and I would recommend it without hesitation.

It's about a flu pandemic and how one family, and one neighborhood, survives the myriad challenges that encompass a society ravaged by disease, hunger and a breakdown of infrastructure.

quake
07-03-2012, 17:45
I also liked the Jakarta Pandemic, but I can't say 'without hesitation' or at least 'without reservation'. Liked it, the guy prepped very well, but kept doing things that seem irrational; mostly having to do with hesitation - or over-optimism - when dealing with ugliness.

Has a mossberg 590; fine shotgun choice imo. But when going out to respond to a frantic phone call at night from a neighbor about guys breaking into their basement, he loads it with three rounds - putting spare rounds in his pocket instead of in the tube - since he really shouldn't need more than that.

Repeatedly being directly threatened ("next time you won't hear us coming", etc) by the main predator of the book, yet not willing to take action 'yet'.

Things like that annoyed me, but I still would absolutely recommend it as an overall good read.

meshmdz
08-07-2012, 16:22
lots of good survival apps on the iStore so you can buy them on your iDevice. i have a few on my iPhone.

Tazz10m
05-04-2013, 15:03
I just got done reading "North of the Sun" by Fred Hatfield. He lived in Alaska and trapped all winter. Very good book.

Dude! Great book! I've read that! That guy was my NEIGHBOR here in Washington! Everyone should read that book!

Another good book my Godparents gave me as a kid is "Survival With Style".

quake
06-18-2013, 11:40
I finished "Above Reproach" by J.D. Kinman this past weekend. It was recommended by LongGun1 and was pretty good.

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Typical story of Jihadists in the USA. Unrealistic to some extent at times, largely concerning coincidences of characters' interactions and happening to be in a 'the right place' on occasion, but overall pretty good.

Josh B
06-27-2013, 22:39
Hi All,

I just bought the latest very of The Survival Medicine Handbook. It;s a big book! It has great information on grid-down type of medical scenarios. It also has a good section on herbal medications.
I'd recommend it for your library.

Kahr_Glockman
09-17-2013, 08:54
Does anyone have Deep Winter and Shattered in PDF ?? Would appreciate an email of them if you please.... elglockATgmailDOTcom

thank you

http://sf.arpnic.net/

I had been looking for these for a while and just refound the website.

quake
03-06-2014, 21:15
Recently read Cody Lundin's "When All Hell Breaks Loose". Pretty good, with the caveat that the first third of the book or so is really like reading an Earl Nightingale book more than a typical prep-how-to book. Not a bad thing inherently - I'm a Nightingale fan - it just surprised me.

Never saw whatever show that was (Dual Survival?) that Lundin was on, and never read anything else of his, but overall this was pretty good.

$7.39 kindle & $12-something physical version:
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dedron
05-11-2014, 19:45
Get it from amazon, not paladin, save $5. The Mini14 and .45 can books are good info, too. Your library can probably get them as interlibrary book loans, if you're willing to put your name on such an interest. :-) Might be able to get them as an E book, too.

Swampfox762
09-03-2014, 16:13
Lot of interesting books and subjects here. Wealth of Info.:cool:

I got a book back in 72 called "The Foxfire Book".

Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, and Other Affairs of Plain Living

I still have the original. I've read it thru quite a few times.
Now they have like....a whole series, 12 Books!!
Anybody else ever read any of them?

Stevekozak
10-17-2014, 18:58
Lot of interesting books and subjects here. Wealth of Info.:cool:

I got a book back in 72 called "The Foxfire Book".

Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, and Other Affairs of Plain Living

I still have the original. I've read it thru quite a few times.
Now they have like....a whole series, 12 Books!!
Anybody else ever read any of them?

I was a frequent reader of those Foxfire books when I was a boy. They had lots of neat things to make and do. I would like to read them again as an adult with a mind towards SP.