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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ohsocountry1, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. ohsocountry1

    ohsocountry1 clackamas oregon Member

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    Hey I was wondering if anyone new of any good survival books I like them to be a story though not like a do this then do this kind of a thing I like ones like into the wild but a little more serious. Thanks for any recommendations!
     
  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    One Second After
    Alas Babylon
    Patriots

    These are the best I have read............and I've read a ton of them.
     
  3. ohsocountry1

    ohsocountry1 clackamas oregon Member

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    awesome thank you we should start like a book swap on here! If people trust each other!!!
     
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    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Moved to Preparedness & Survival
     
  5. aaron

    aaron Prineville OR Member

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    Patriots is an amazing book, it is filled with survival knowledge. Look up the authors blog, SurvivalBlog.com... Good stuff:thumbup:
     
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    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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  7. ohsocountry1

    ohsocountry1 clackamas oregon Member

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    I will check those out thank you
     
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    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    Parable of the Sower and also Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler are very good stories of a society in collapse and various survival strategies. It had the added bonus of, after reading them, my wife suddenly liked my firearms a lot more!
     
  9. ohsocountry1

    ohsocountry1 clackamas oregon Member

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    :thumbup: haahha I know everytime I have another survival story I read or heard to tell my girlfriend it serves as a reminder to why most of us do what we do.
     
  10. The Somnambulist

    The Somnambulist Portland Member

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    I read these when I was young, very good for kids:

    Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
    My side of the mountan by Jean Craighead George

    I read these later:

    Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
    Patriots: surviving the comming collapse by James Wesley, Rawles
    Lights out- E-book you can read it online for free

    Non-fiction
    Emergency: This book will save your life by Neil Strauss
    The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler- book about Peak Oil
    The Way of the Scout by Tom Brown
     
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    drand Stayton Member

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    I would add One Second After. Patriots has a lot of information but is not written well and in many ways is unrealistic (too much time elapses before the group goes to meet others, they survive a ridiculous amount of time on the food in the basement) and has a particular political slant that not everyone will agree with. One Second After is very well written, the characters are well developed and I think the situation as described is much more accurate as to what could happen in many different scenarios, not just EMP.
     
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    Mac_Fan Beaverton Active Member

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    The Road. If you saw the movie, don't let it bias you against giving the book a chance.
     
  13. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I remember reading Lucifers Hammer back in the early eighties... might be time to give it another go. :cool:

    The "Enemies" series are good reads too. :thumbup:

    Enemies Foreign and Domestic Web Site
     
  14. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I read the first one and liked it a lot. I was told the other 2 sukked, so I never bothered.
    Are they any good?

    I read Lucifer's Hammer and didn't like it. It was way too boring.
    The dude surfing the tidal wave through LA and the Cannibal Army (formed 5 minutes after Hammerfall)were kinda silly.
     
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    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    I re-read it every few years. Basing the weirdest people in SoCal makes it more difficult for some of us to relate too, but likely isn't so nuts to those who live or have lived there :cool: There were some serious liberties taken with characters to get them established, but tell the people of New Orleans about how silly it seems to them...or would have been if they had not received (some) help within days of the "event". I think the longer-term situations the people had to deal with where quite interesting and potentially realistic. I particularily liked how the Senator established his version of "order and civilization". Kind of gives you some things to ponder... and consider how "valuable" you would be considered in similar circumstances. My wife and I have gone so far as to consider who we would "let in" if something that bad were going on... and have already made the tough decision regarding a couple of our own children!
     
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    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence
    by Gavin de Becker

    Not so much a story, but deals with everyday situations we all encounter and how to listen to your instincts. Also goes into how to identify/handle problem people and situations to avoid.
     
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    ohsocountry1 clackamas oregon Member

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    I am currently reading that! I always find out if there's a book before I watch movies so I can read book first movies tend to ruin it!
     
  18. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I actually thought they were pretty good. If you liked the first one then chances are you'd not find the time reading the other two totally wasted. ;)
     
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    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    I read it and can't wait for the September release of his new book!
    Have you read his first one? The Big Slide?
    And by the way, todays' "Kunstler" blog was one his best!

    Will