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Need recommendations for books for SHTF

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by dmv9, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. dmv9

    dmv9 Seattle, WA Member

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    What are some good books for preparing for SHTF?

    Preparing, tactics, surviving...
     
  2. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I would recommend starting with a few army FM's:

    http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_a/pdf/fm6_22.pdf
    http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_a/pdf/fm21_10.pdf
    https://armypubs.us.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_b/pdf/fm2_01x3.pdf
    https://armypubs.us.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_b/pdf/fm2_22x2.pdf
    https://armypubs.us.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_c/pdf/fm3_05x70.pdf
    http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_a/pdf/fm3_34.pdf
    http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_a/pdf/FM3_34x400.pdf
    http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_a/pdf/fm4_25x11.pdf

    I would also highly recommend obtaining print copies of: "where there is no doctor" "where there is no dentist" and a number of the other books available from hesperian.org. If you want to get your feet wet check out the PDFs:

    Books and Resources | Hesperian Health Guides

    Note: I don't consider SHTF to be a run-and-gun sprint, you will likely get more use out of a shovel, mattock, adze, hoe and rake than you ever will with a rifle. Learning how to not die of common diseases and learning how to avoid them is job 1, putting seeds in the ground, and having them turn into edible plants is job 2, being sure you don't die of hypothermia is job 3, I'm sure somewhere you may be called to defend yourself in there, but that's pretty low on the list of daily priorities.
     
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  3. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    "The Encyclopedia of Country Living" Carla Emery

    "Back to Basics" A compilation from Reader's Digest

    "How to Survive the End of the World as We Know it" James Wesley Rawles

    "Do it Yourself Medicine" Ragnar Benson

    "Survivalists Medicine Chest" Ragnar Benson

    "Perennial Vegetables" Chelsea Green

    Learn as much as you can about as much as you can NOW. You get the idea....
     
  4. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you are stuck in urban Seattle "Urban Survival" by Ragnar Benson
    The Boy Scout Handbook
    Lucifers Hammer by Niven and Pournelle
     
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    Guilty Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    One Second After
    Deep Winter Series - Deep Winter, Shatter, Remnant
    Lights Out
    Crisis Preparedness
     
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    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    BroncoFan Eastern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Survival Medicine Handbook
     
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    PopsBdog Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook
    Emergency War Surgery Dept Of The Army
    US Army Improvised Munitions Handbook
    Just about any book on fishing, hunting and organic gardening.
     
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    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    I like the Cody Lundin series on survival, Ragnar's Urban Survival book, and of course Brushfire Plague for good fiction and a way to hook others into the need to prepare!
     
  12. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Subscription to Backwoods Home
    Where there is no Doctor
    Foxfire Series
    When All H#ll Breaks Loose
    Bushcraft (Kochanski)
    Basic Country Skills
    Encyclopedia of Country Living
    Maps of your area
     
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  13. gryghin

    gryghin Beaverton Active Member

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    Wow... No one mentioned the Bible. The Old Testament is filled with tactics used to overcome larger forces. Back when it was really Do Unto Others..

    On a serious note...
    For Christmas I got "Field and Stream: The Total Outdoorsman Manual" Lots of good information in it.