Are these survival books worth your time? While they may not be your book of choice, it pays to know a thing or two about survival strategies for every occasion!
Must-Read Survival Books for Preppers and Survivalists
Staying alive in the wild when you're unprepared is no easy task. Different situations call for different ways of approach, and sometimes, you're not given a chance to gear up. What's even more important than outdoor equipment is a person's ability to survive without it.
These survival books will teach you to survive everything from the most basic of situations to the toughest living environments a man could ever face.
1. How To Stay Alive In The Woods by Bradford Angier
This book is everything you'd want in a practical survival guide. It teaches how to go through a tough ordeal in the wild, whether you're prepared or you lack much-need outdoor gear. Furthermore, How To Stay Alive In The Woods is written by Bradford Angier, whom many consider one of the founding fathers of back to nature and simple living.
2. Bushcraft 101 by Dave Canterbury
Bushcraft 101 was a New York Times bestseller. Further, it earned a reputation as one of the definitive sources of the art of wilderness survival. The book's author is Dave Canterbury who manages to blend old wisdom with modern technology in his work.
3. The Ultimate Survival Manual by Rich Johnson
The Ultimate Survival Manual is one of the most comprehensive guides to wilderness living, natural disasters, and urban self-defense. The author of this book has a unique style of writing, showcasing invaluable knowledge to his readers.
4. Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide by Jim Cobb
For those who like to get off the grid, this book is for you. Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide is a great resource on the best practices for living with limited means. It also includes community building tips. However, it contains a lot of basic information and so may not be a good enough guide for serious preppers.
5. SAS Survival Manual by John Wiseman
Campers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts are sure to benefit from this book supported by real case studies. Many of the stories in this book are pulled from the author's 26 years with the Special Air Services. The manual also teaches basic first-aid and navigation from real experts in the field.
6. 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition by Clint Emerson
This book offers an effective guide for staying alive in a hostile environment. The information in this book takes into account the real-life experiences of an ex-navy seal. After all, there's no better information than that taken from the people who do it for a living!
7. Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties by D.C. Beard
It's impossible to survive in any environment without shelter. This book covers everything from stone huts to teepees, all with hands-on instructions. It teaches in detail the type of shelter you can build in a specific environment, and the materials you can utilize from your surroundings.
Watch this video review of Dave Canterbury's “Bushcraft 101” by Wingman115:
Nobody wants to be in a situation which drastically changes and inconveniences their lives. However, when disaster strikes, survival is the only thing that matters, and these books can help with that. All of these books also contain great information to share with your children and loved ones. Even though we want to keep our children away from harm as much as possible, it is also our responsibility to teach them how to deal with untimely and difficult scenarios. Find time to read these survival books and increase the chances of keeping you and your family safe in a SHTF situation.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 08, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.