Whats in your survival library?

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  1. powersbj

    powersbj
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    What books do you currently have on shelf, what are the essentials?

    Right off hand I have
    Kitchen Garden
    Rodales Encyclopedia of organic gardening
    Root Cellaring
    Making and using dried foods
    The big book of preserving the harvest
    and last but not least
    Seed Sowing and saving.
    And a few reloading, gunsmithing and machinist books...

    I feel like Im missing alot. I could use a good medical/dental reference, I know I need 10 Acres is Enough....

    Any one have some suggestions? What do you have?
     
  2. Sun195

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    Let's see..

    The Foxefire Book: Volume 1
    Making Pure Corn Whiskey
    Woodcraft & Camping
    Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills & Wilderness Survival
    Mountaineers Outdoor Basics: Wilderness Navigation
    When All H#ll Breaks Loose: Stuff you need to survive when disaster strikes
    Storey's Basic Country Skills
    Take Care of Yourself: The complete guide to medical self-care
     
  3. Just Jim

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    The Art of War by Sun Tzu:bluelaugh::bluelaugh:

    jim
     
  4. BlvdKing

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    This is one area I am really lacking... Amazon here I go
     
  5. Guilty

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    Here's what I have collected over the years:

    Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival by John 'lofty' Wiseman

    SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation by Jack A. Spigarelli

    Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival
    Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking
    Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
     
  6. MountainBear

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    A collection of plant ID books that include information on medicinal and other uses. Factory armorers manuals for most of my firearms, SAS survival book, wild-game and dutch oven how to books and articles. Various other random books and photocopied articles I find interesting, useful, or helpful...
     
  7. Silver Fox

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    Man vs. Wild... by Bear Grills
    The Complete Wilderness Training Book... by Hugh McManners
    Survival Wisdom and Know How... Editors of Stackpole Books
    Ultimate Guide to US ARMY Survival Skills, Tactics, and Techniques... Dept of Army
    Survive... Les Stroud
    Survival Handbook, the official US Army guide... Dept of Army

    That is all i see at a glance at my bookshelf, i am sure if i dug through some old boxes i would have at least a handfull of Army FMs... :)
     
  9. rebelcop121

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    Foxfire 1-7
    Sun Tsu Art of War
    Miyamoto Musashi's the Five Rings
    US Army Survival Guide
    Wilderness Way magazine subscription
    Louis L'Amour (entire collection in Leather)
    Books by Donald Hamilton (proper mind set)

    You should all read the book "The Last Centurian" by John Ringo (nothing to do with the Beatles). It is a great read and really relates to current world situations and intertaining as a nice action novel.
     
  10. Sun195

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    I forgot to mention:

    Countryside & Small Stock Journal
    Backwoods Home Magazine
     
  11. dave

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  12. isher

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    "Camping and Woodcraft"

    By Horace Kephart

    Two volumes in one.

    Originally printed 1917.

    Mine is from 1949.

    From there you can go to the Tao te Ching.

    isher
     
  13. Mutoman

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    What? We won't be able to Google it?
     
  14. isher

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    Dang, Mutoman,

    You are sol.

    This is how the older knowledge gets lost.

    And I'm not only talking the printed tradition,

    But also the oral tradition.


    isher
     
  15. powersbj

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    Yup, liked it but I kinda have a soft spot for Lucifer's Hammer which I think was a tad better.
     
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  16. dave

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    I havent heard of it. Is it an EMP thing as well?
     
  17. powersbj

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    Nope, comet smashing the planet written in the late 1970's I think.
     
  18. isher

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    Both non-fiction books on outdoor skills and fiction for entertainment.
     
  20. HenryJ

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    Trappers Guide
    SAS Survival Handbook - John "Lofty" Wiseman
    Vehicle Dependent Expedition guide - Tom Sheppard
     

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