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The Top 7 Survival Books of All Time

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The following list is a very carefully selected collection of topnotch, most highly recommended books that encompass pretty much all of the general types of emergencies and critical situations that one might encounter should the grid take a tumble or should a natural disaster occur.

Some of the following books may provide all-encompassing, more general information, while others go into depth and particular detail. Each has been considered one of the most essential and fundamental in its particular field of expertise, survival and immediate sustainability. If you have any suggestions, post what and why in the comments below.


The Top Survival Books of All Time

The Top Survival Books of All Time – A careful selection of the best, most fundamentally basic yet conprehensive collection of the experts’ and peoples’ choices.

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1. Prepper’s Instruction Manual: 50 Steps to Prepare for any Disaster
A clear and concise guide with well organized, precise steps to take for disaster preparedness. He emphasizes the most important factors to successful prepper management. He gets right to the meat of what’s necessary, excluding useless trivia and instead, focussing on things of vital and primary importance. This Is a Must Have Selection. Author: Dr. Arthur T. Bradley (Ph.D.)
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2. The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home
This inexpensive but packed-full little guide is chock full of valuable, critical information presented in an easy to read format for quick, handy access. It is very well put together and neatly organized. When all you want to grab is a small handbook, this is the one to take or have with you in tight spaces. The information will help you prepare with as little as $5 per week investment. There is no extraneous, wasteful information, nor are your required to purchase extravagant survival luxuries. It keeps things simple and concise. Author: Bernie Carr
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3. Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide
This is probably the most complete and clinically accurate medical text for the outdoors ever written. So complete, there is hardly anything that isn’t covered that may be encountered by anyone in a survival, preparedness situation. The author is a Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center and is founder and past president of the Wilderness Medical Society, Chief Medical Officer and Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Healthline Networks, Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. This book contains information relevant for both wilderness and urban applications. Author:
Paul S. Auerbach MD., MS, FACEP, FAWM
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4. Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family
This is a very comprehensive, practical, realistic and well written guide that goes into detail on how to survive various disasters, financial collapse, fires, weather calamities and real world threats. He covers important health and emotional issues before, during and after any events. Had the people in New Orleans had this book to refer to and prepare with, much of their trauma could have been avoided. Also included is a comprehensive bibliography, checklists and blank forms to help evaluate your situation and how best to prepare. Author: Dr. Arthur T. Bradley (Ph.D.)
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5. SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation
This SAS Survival Handbook has become one of the highest selling and most popular Survival texts ever written. It was written by a professional soldier and certified instructor with the Special Air Service in the UK. This Service operates globally. The information provided here is of stellar quality. He covers survival in various climates, surviving in the ocean, mountains, arctic regions, coast regions, islands and wilderness areas. This book covers the bare and important essentials. Included: field guide, food, tracking, knots, first aid, edible plants, hunting and tracking, shelter, designing a survival kit, etc. Author: John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman
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6. Where There Is No Doctor
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this medical information “bible” is considered “the most widely used public health manual in the world.” It is extremely easy to read with straight forward, simple, clear and very usuble format. It can be used for home or abroad and covers an extremely wide variety of topics. There are many home health manuals, but this one stands above the rest; it presents modern information that can be applied in the field, in a third world village, in the wilderness or in any urban setting. It contains diagnostic charts that can help distinguish various health conditions that can easily be confused. Authors: David Werner, Jane Maxwell, Carol Thuman
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7. Build the Perfect Survival Kit
Do you want to be ever ready, completely on the go prepared? This is the book to have. It presents all the information you need to create the optmum bugout kit. It is all-inclusive and leaves nothing out. This is a book strictly on how to build the best bug out kit. It does not come with survival skills. Author: John D. McCann
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