Friday, July 24, 2009

5 Great Books On Survival

By Flea - Be A Survivor

Here are 5 really good survival type books I have read. I enjoyed all of them thoroughly and Jack Spigarelli's book should be required reading for anyone interedt in survival.

1.) When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes– Cody Lundin - This a great all around book and I recommend this one as well as Cody's other books. Very informative and entertaining as well!

2.) Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival– John Spigarelli - This book is the best book for getting into survivalism. This is a classic for sure and required reading as far as I am concerned.

3.) Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis– Peggy Layton - Best food book out there, period.

4.) Starting a New Life in Rural America: 21 Things You Need to Know Before You Make Your Move– Ragnar Benson - Not survival per se but an excellent primer on country living which is directly related to survival. I recommend anything Ragnar Benson writes...

5.) Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life– Neil Strauss - This guy went above and beyond as far as his preparations go. Not everything is completely practical but my hat is off to him...

...that is all.

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  1. Hey, thanks for the links, buddy! Can't ever have enough books, ya know?

  2. A good book for kids to start them out is "My Side of the Mountain".

  3. Flea,

    Great suggestions! It is always good to be educating yourself in all manner of things.

    Best regards,
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  4. I have several books by Ragnar Benson. I can't recommend them highly enough.

  5. Thanks guys!

    Thirdpower, I will read anything Ragnar writes...his books are some of my favorites!

  6. Read Cody Lundin's book,and while it would be good for a beginner, I didn't find it as helpful as I thought it would. Then again, I was looking for something a bit more advance for suburban survival, so that is my fault.

    I would recommend the book for a beginner or a child though, for it does entertain and give good advice for a non-prepper.

  7. CS,

    I agree...the only advanced books on survival I have come across are by the name that keeps popping up, Ragnar Benson.

    Most books unfortunately cover the basics, Spigarelli's and Layton's book are a bit more advanced.