65 Highest Rated Books about Survival, Prepping & Bushcraft

“The more one knows, the more one will be able to control events.” -Francis Bacon

Below, you will find a list of 65 of the highest rated and reviewed books that cover a wide variety of survival related topics. The list is divided into six categories: General Survival, Prepping, Bushcraft, Food, First Aid and Zombies.

General Survival

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times

In How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, James Rawles, founder of SurvivalBlog.com, clearly explains everything you need to know to protect yourself and your family in the event of a disaster-from radical currency devaluation to a nuclear threat to a hurricane. Rawles shares essential tactics and techniques for surviving completely on your own, including… More information

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit

If an unexpected emergency or disaster hits, are you prepared to leave your home–fast? You will be if you follow the advice in this book. This book shows you how to create a self-contained disaster preparedness kit to help you survive your journey from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek Stewart details from start to finish everything you need to gather for 72 hours of independent survival–water, food, protection… More information

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes

Survival expert Cody Lundin’s new book, When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes is what every family needs to prepare and educate themselves about survival psychology and the skills necessary to negotiate a disaster whether you are at home, in the office, or in your car. This is not your father’s scout manual or a sterile FEMA handout. It entertains as it informs, describing how to maximize… More information

100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation

100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation

A hands-on, practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson—adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations—to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation. In today’s increasingly dangerous world, threats to your personal safety are everywhere. From acts of terror to mass shootings, and from the unseen… More information

98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive

98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive

Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. This is the ultimate book on how to stay alive-based on the principle of keeping the body’s core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees. More information

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material. Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the internationally bestselling SAS Survival Handbook is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for… More information

The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse

The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse

The Modern Survival Manual is based on first hand experience of the 2001 Economic Collapse in Argentina. In it you will find a variety of subjects that the author considers essential if a person wants to be prepared for tougher times: -How to prepare your family, yourself, your home and your vehicle -How to prepare your finances so that you don’t suffer what millions in my country went through -How to prepare your… More information

The Ultimate Survival Manual: 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive

The Ultimate Survival Manual: 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive

Whether you’re lost in the woods, facing an armed insurrection, or preparing for a hurricane, the experts at Outdoor Life magazine are the people you want on your side. This book is the one you need if you want to protect your family, save yourself, and prevail over any danger. More information

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

Danger! It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Quicksand. Terrorists. The pilot of the plane blacks out and it’s up to you to land the jet. What do you do? The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help: jam-packed with how-to, hands-on, step-by-step, illustrated instructions on everything you need to know FAST-from defusing a bomb to delivering a baby in the back of a cab. More information

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Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival

This manual is the result of a detailed consideration of a societal collapse and the civil shift and aftermath that would impact individuals and families who are intent on survival. The purpose of this manual is to provide information to enhance the security, tactics, and survival skills of law-abiding citizens who are faced with civil disorder, lawlessness, violence, and physical threat in a post-collapse environment. More information

The Boys' Book Of Survival (How To Survive Anything, Anywhere)

The Boys’ Book Of Survival (How To Survive Anything, Anywhere)

Now you, too, can survive anything, anywhere! Lost in the desert? Stuck in quicksand? Confronted by a man-eating tiger? Trapped at a school dance? Fear not, brave reader! With this essential survival guide, you’ll find a way to get yourself out of every imaginable predicament, whether it’s an avalanche or a zombie invasion! Inside you’ll find out how to treat a snakebite, send an SOS message, track an animal, make a map, and build a ladder. More information

Survival Wisdom & Know How: Everything You Need to Know to Thrive in the Wilderness

Survival Wisdom & Know How: Everything You Need to Know to Thrive in the Wilderness

Survival Wisdom & Know-How is the most complete, all-in-one volume on every aspect of outdoor adventure and survival ever, from orienteering to campfire cooking to ice climbing and beyond. Culled from dozens of respected books from Stackpole, the industry’s leader in outdoor adventure, this massive collection of wilderness know-how leaves absolutely nothing to chance when it comes to surviving and thriving in the… More information

Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere - Alive

Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere – Alive

From the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon, Les Stroud has made a life of surviving in the harshest—and most remote—regions on Earth. Now, the creator, producer, and host of the hit television program Survivorman transfers his decades of knowledge and experience to the pages of Survive!, a practical guide that gives everyday readers a no-nonsense look at the real world of survival. More information

Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual

Hawke’s Green Beret Survival Manual

The perfect home-reference book for both seasoned outdoorsman and average citizens to learn comprehensive outdoor survival techniques. Includes illustrated instruction on shelter and water, food and fire, tools and medicine, navigation and signaling, and survival psychology. Hawke’s engaging style and matter-of-fact attitude—not to mention his incredible resume in the survival arena—elevates this book above its competition. More information

SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL's Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster

SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL’s Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster

Think and act like a Navy SEAL, and you can survive anything. The world is a dangerous place. You can live scared—or be prepared. “We never thought it would happen to us.” From random shootings to deadly wildfires to terrorist attacks, the reality is that modern life is unpredictable and dangerous. Don’t live in fear or rely on luck. Learn the SEAL mindset: Be prepared, feel confident, step up, and know exactly how to… More information

Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: The Classic Guide to Building Wilderness Shelters

Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: The Classic Guide to Building Wilderness Shelters

This excellent hands-on guide by one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America contains a wealth of practical instruction and advice on how to build everything from a bark teepee and a tree-top house to a log cabin and a sod house. No professional architects are needed here; and knowing how to use an axe is more important than possessing carpentry skills. More information

Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook

Hawke’s Special Forces Survival Handbook

Mykel Hawke’s ‘Special Forces Survival Handbook’ – The Portable Guide to Getting Out Alive is perhaps the most valuable resource you could ever own. It could save your life or the life of loved ones or others counting on your expertise and cool demeanor. U.S. Special Forces Captain and outdoor survival expert Mykel Hawke provides the most practical and accessible survival skills and information necessary to survive in the outdoors. More information

How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere

How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere

HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS is a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors. Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening guide reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple)… More information

Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle: The Disaster Survival Vehicle Guide

Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle: The Disaster Survival Vehicle Guide

Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle shows you how to outfit any vehicle with equipment and survival gear that will help you quickly drive from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek Stewart, author of the best-selling Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag, details from start to finish everything you need to equip an everyday vehicle for a drive through and away from disaster-stricken areas―from survival supplies and storage solutions… More information

Wilderness Survival: 2nd Edition

Wilderness Survival: 2nd Edition

With concise explanations and detailed illustrations, survival expert Gregory Davenport covers the five basic elements of survival–personal protection, signaling, finding food and water, travel, and health–providing the reader with complete information on how to stay calm and alive until rescue arrives. “A must-read for anyone who goes outdoors. Informative and captivating.” – Capt. Scott O’Grady, survivor, Bosnia More information

Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills: Your Guide to Emergency Wilderness Survival

Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills: Your Guide to Emergency Wilderness Survival

LEARN HOW TO SURVIVE! When it comes to surviving a disaster, having survival skills and know-how is as essential as having the necessary survival gear. Without the right knowledge, survival gear is useless. Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills will teach you the essential wilderness survival skills you need to endure a bug out situation or prolonged off-grid scenario. You will learn how to meet the four core survival needs… More information

The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure

The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure

From planning an expedition, to packing essential kits, to discovering what to do on a trail, The Survival Handbook is an invaluable tool when you’re in the great outdoors. Among a myriad of outdoor skills, it teaches readers how to make shelters, find water, and spot, catch, and cook wild food. And if there’s an emergency, it shows which essential first-aid techniques to use when, how to mount a rescue, and even how to get yourself found. More information

The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide

The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide

Train like a Tribute before you enter the Arena using this wilderness survival guide–you don’t have to live in Panem to put these survival skills to use. Experience the adventure of life in District 12 by learning and practicing the survival skills used by Katniss, Peeta, Gale and their friends. More information

Survival: Prepper's Survival Guide - Hunting, Fishing, Canning, and Foraging

Survival: Prepper’s Survival Guide – Hunting, Fishing, Canning, and Foraging

Be Confident and Independent in the Face of Any Danger! What is Prepping? Can You Be a Prepper? Are you ready to feed yourself in a disaster? Can you truly provide for your family? Do you want to develop the skills you need to survive in any emergency? You’ll learn the basics of emergency preparedness – and how to survive and thrive on your own. You’ll also learn how to respond to many disasters, communicate when power… More information

Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book

Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book

“The Ultimate Outdoors Book” with 31 chapters of well researched camping and survival techniques. This guide covers everything from fire making to first aid, building shelters, winter travel and much more. More information

Prepare for Anything: 338 Essential Skills

Prepare for Anything: 338 Essential Skills

Are you preparing for the collapse of society? Concerned about making it through the next category 4 hurricane? Looking to be less dependent on an increasingly fragile infrastructure? If so, you are definitely not alone. In this timely follow-up to The Ultimate Survival Manual, Prepare for Anything is packed with hundreds of gear recommendations, skills, and survival tips and strategies to help you be ready for anything. More information

Survivor Kid: A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival

Survivor Kid: A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival

Anyone can get lost while camping or on a hike and Survivor Kid teaches young adventurers the survival skills they need if they ever find themselves lost or in a dangerous situation in the wild. Written by a search and rescue professional and lifelong camper, it’s filled with safe and practical advice on building shelters and fires, signaling for help, finding water and food, dealing with dangerous animals, learning how to… More information

Realistic Bug Out Bag

Realistic Bug Out Bag

Realistic Bug Out Bag by Max Cooper sets itself apart from many other similar books. This book covers the reality of bug out bags. Too many people solely focus on loading up their bag until the zippers are about to rip apart. Their bags are too full and way too heavy to travel on foot. You cannot assume that in a bug out situation you will be able to use your 4×4 and travel to your bug out location. Chances are gridlock or other road conditions will render your vehicle useless. More information

Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-Term Survival and Long-Term Comfort

Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-Term Survival and Long-Term Comfort

Organized around the six essentials of survival (shelter, water, food, fire, comfort and health, and navigation), Wilderness Survival Handbook covers 100 skills and techniques, including preserving fire, building pit shelters, toolmaking, stoneboiling cookery, and trapping and hunting animals with handmade tools and weapons. By mastering these skills, you will be able to survive with few tools or provisions in any wilderness setting… More information

Urban Emergency Survival Plan: Readiness Strategies for the City and Suburbs

Urban Emergency Survival Plan: Readiness Strategies for the City and Suburbs

Here’s the book that won’t advise you to flee the city and set up a homestead to avoid potential disasters. With many other survival-planning resources emphasizing that approach, urban dwellers that plan to stay put in the city, no matter the circumstances, have been overlooked. Not only do 58 percent of Americans live in cities, but certain risks are higher in cities than elsewhere. More information

Prepping

The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster

The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster

From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you can’t escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home town — but you can be prepared! Offering a simple DIY approach, this book breaks down the vital steps you should take into 101 quick, smart and inexpensive projects. More information

The Prepper's Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals

The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals

When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But if you follow this book’s plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months or even years. Packed with tips for off-grid cooking, canning charts for over 20 fruits and vegetables, and checklists for the… More information

Prepper's Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

Prepper’s Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

DETER. DELAY. DEFEND! Does your disaster preparation plan include security measures? When civilization fails and the desperate masses begin looting, they will come for your food, water and life-sustaining supplies. This book shows you how to implement a complete plan for operational security and physical defense, including: Perimeter Security Systems and Traps, House Fortifications and Safe Rooms… More information

Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

From the creator of TheSurvivalMom.com comes this first-of-its-kind guidebook for all the “prepper” moms keen to increase their family’s level of preparedness for emergencies and crises of all shapes and sizes. Publisher’s Weekly calls Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom an “impressively comprehensive manual,” saying, “suburban mom Bedford helps readers learn about, prepare for, and respond to all manner of disasters… More information

Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide

Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide

The preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by pandemic, failure of the grid or other long-term crises. Government pamphlets and other prepping books tell you how to hold out through an emergency until services are restored. This book teaches you how to survive when nothing returns to normal for weeks, months or even years, including: Practical water collection… More information

Prepper's Instruction Manual: 50 Steps to Prepare for any Disaster

Prepper’s Instruction Manual: 50 Steps to Prepare for any Disaster

If your community was hit with a major disaster, such as an Ebola outbreak, earthquake, flood, hurricane, or radiological accident, would you be prepared? Would you be forced to fall into line with hundreds of thousands of others who are so woefully unprepared? Or do you possess the knowledge and supplies to adapt and survive? Do you have a carefully stocked pantry, a method to retrieve and purify water, a source for generating… More information

The Prepper's Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

Across the ages, in every survival story, a disaster of some sort plays a prominent role. Sometimes the part is played by the government, sometimes it is played by Mother Nature, and other times, the role is taken on by a random mishap. If we have learned one thing studying the history of disasters, it is this: those who are prepared have a better chance at survival than those who are not. More information

When The Grid Goes Down, Disaster Preparations and Survival Gear For Making Your Home Self-Reliant

When The Grid Goes Down, Disaster Preparations and Survival Gear For Making Your Home Self-Reliant

Disasters come and go each year. It is through developing a self-reliant mindset, having essential survival gear and a handful of critical skills, that you and your family will be able to prevail in an urban crisis. Jammed with field-tested information from real-world applications, survival instructor Tony Nester covers how to prepare for both short-term survival ranging from… More information

Just in Case: How to be Self-Sufficient when the Unexpected Happens

Just in Case: How to be Self-Sufficient when the Unexpected Happens

If disaster strikes and public services are limited, you want to know that your family will be taken care of. With an eye toward self-sufficiency, Kathy Harrison guides you through preparations and contingency plans that will keep you healthy, safe, and calm in a crisis. Learn how to inventory and rotate your food supply, pack an evacuation kit, maintain communication with loved ones, and much more. You’ll soon gain the ingenuity… More information

The Prepper's Complete Book of Disaster Readiness: Life-Saving Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans

The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness: Life-Saving Skills, Supplies, Tactics and Plans

With detailed information on storing food, securing and strengthening a house, drafting emergency contingency plans, preparing children, packing bug-out bags, and even setting up an off-site survival retreat, The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness is the ultimate bible of disaster preparation. When that day finally comes and civilization breaks down, a family’s… More information

Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping: Cheap Stuff You Can Stockpile Now That Will Be Extremely Valuable When SHTF

Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping: Cheap Stuff You Can Stockpile Now That Will Be Extremely Valuable When SHTF

This is an entirely different type of prepper book. There are many good prepper list books, prepper skill books, survivalist and SHTF books out there. This book is not one of either of those types of books. This book assumes you will not be able to stockpile everything you need in a worse-case scenario, and it suggests certain items to stockpile so that you can barter… More information

The Prepper's Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource

The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource

You can survive up to three weeks without food, but only three days without water! When catastrophe strikes, having enough water can spell the difference between life and death. The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide offers a step-by-step plan with straightforward information you can easily follow. Thanks to this book’s laser-focus on water, you’ll quickly learn how to: Store fresh water, Collect rainwater, Purify water from lakes… More information

52 Prepper Projects: A Project a Week to Help You Prepare for the Unpredictable

52 Prepper Projects: A Project a Week to Help You Prepare for the Unpredictable

Everyone begins somewhere, especially with disaster preparedness. In 52 Prepper’s Projects, you’ll find a project for every week of the year, designed to start you off with the foundations of disaster preparedness and taking you through a variety of projects that will increase your knowledge in self-reliance and help you acquire the actual know-how to prepare for anything. More information

Start Prepping!: A 10-Step Path to Emergency Preparedness So You Can Survive Any Disaster

Start Prepping!: A 10-Step Path to Emergency Preparedness So You Can Survive Any Disaster

You don’t like to think about it, but deep down you know it can happen. Disaster can strike without warning, leaving your family without water, food, or electricity, and without medical or police support. How will you survive when that happens? How will you protect your family from threats of violence? Buying insurance, writing wills, getting our teeth cleaned, and saving for retirement are just a few of the precautions we routinely take to… More information

Bushcraft

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry! Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability–cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages–this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings… More information

Wildwood Wisdom

Wildwood Wisdom

This historical guide, originally written in 1945, includes information on making fires, canoeing, using axes and knives, and crafting shelters from hand-gathered materials. Readers also learn about clothing, gear, and useful plants. This book also is an account of life in the 1800s, when survival in the wild depended on one’s skill and ingenuity. More information

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival

Longtime wilderness educator Mors Kochanski has dedicated his life to learning and teaching about the lore of the forest. With clear instructions, extensive use of diagrams and a color photo supplement, this comprehensive reference includes all the practical skills and knowledge essential for you to survive and enjoy the wilderness: Lighting and maintaining a fire, Chopping wood and felling a tree… More information

Advanced Bushcraft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Advanced Bushcraft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Trek deeper into the wilderness with New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury! In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. More information

Bushcraft: The Ultimate Guide to Survival in the Wilderness

Bushcraft: The Ultimate Guide to Survival in the Wilderness

Many have died in the Australian bush who might have lived had they known the appropriate survival skills. Bushcraft covers all areas of survival and camping activities: making ropes and cords, building huts, camp craft, finding food and water, making maps, starting fires, tying knots, and fashioning hunting and trapping gear—virtually every technique required to stay alive in the woods. With over 400 black-and-white… More information

The Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual: 221 Primitive & Wilderness Survival Skills

The Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual: 221 Primitive & Wilderness Survival Skills

A manual for the modern hunter-gatherer, Outdoor Life ‘s Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual will teach you everything you need to know about foraging, hunting, and cooking in the wild. From finding wild edible plants to subsistence hunting, you’ll learn how to live off the land while hunting like a caveman—and eating like a king. More information

Food

A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America

A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America

More than 370 edible wild plants, plus 37 poisonous look-alikes, are described here, with 400 drawings and 78 color photographs showing precisely how to recognize each species. Also included are habitat descriptions, lists of plants by season, and preparation instructions for 22 different food uses. More information

The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

A practical guide to all aspects of edible wild plants: finding and identifying them, their seasons of harvest, and their methods of collection and preparation. Each plant is discussed in great detail and accompanied by excellent color photographs. Includes an index, illustrated glossary, bibliography, and harvest calendar. The perfect guide for all experience levels. More information

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate

John Kallas makes it fun and easy to learn about foods you’ve unknowingly passed by all your life. Through gorgeous photographs, playful, but authoritative text, and ground-breaking design he gives you the knowledge and confidence to finally begin eating and enjoying edible wild plants. Edible Wild Plants divides plants into four flavor categories — foundation, tart, pungent, and bitter. Categorizing by flavor helps readers… More information

Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

Nature’s Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

A detailed guide to all aspects of using edible wild plants, from identifying and collecting through preparation. Covers 41 plants in-depth and the text is accompanied by multiple color photos. More information

Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods

Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods

Already a huge success in previous editions, this must-have field guide now features a fresh new cover, as well as nearly 400 color photos and detailed information on more than 200 species of edible plants all across North America. With all the plants conveniently organized by season, enthusiasts will find it very simple to locate and identify their desired ingredients. More information

The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide

The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide

Just because the undead’s taste buds are atrophying doesn’t mean yours have to! You duck into the safest-looking abandoned house you can find and hold your breath as you listen for the approaching zombie horde you’ve been running from all day. You hear a gurgling sound. Is it the undead? No—it’s your stomach. More information

Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival: The Essential Guide for Family Preparedness

Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival: The Essential Guide for Family Preparedness

Be Well Prepared and Well Fed! With all the uncertainty in the world today, there is peace in preparing. In an emergency, you don’t want to depend on a grocery store or government agency to feed your family. Storing food assures your family’s self-sufficiency year-round and benefits your budget when you plan correctly. More information

Extreme Food: What to Eat When Your Life Depends on It

Extreme Food: What to Eat When Your Life Depends on It

In the tradition of the million-copy-bestseller SAS Survival Guide, former SAS paratrooper Bear Grylls—the world’s most famous survival expert—teaches the necessary skills for eating in the wild. “There’s no getting away from it; I’ve eaten some pretty extreme things in my time—live tarantulas, raw goat testicles, elephant dung, you name it. In a situation when your life depends on it, you need to put your prejudices aside to keep your… More information

First Aid

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide

Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide

With Rosemary Gladstar’s expert advice, you can easily make your own herbal remedies for a wide range of common ailments, such as fire cider for preventing colds and flu, aloe lotion for poison ivy, dandelion-burdock tincture for sluggish digestion, and lavender-lemon balm tea for stress relief. Gladstar profiles 33 of the most common and versatile healing plants and then shows you how to grow, harvest, prepare… More information

The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is NOT on the Way

The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is NOT on the Way

The Survival Medicine Handbook(tm) is a guide for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where help is NOT on the way. This book is written by Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., the premiere Medical Preparedness Professionals from the top ten survival website www.doomandbloom.net. The Survival Medicine Handbook™ is not your standard first aid book. It assumes that no hospital or doctor is available… More information

First Aid: Fundamentals for Survival

First Aid: Fundamentals for Survival

Skills to Save A Life Whether you are miles from help or immersed in an urban disaster situation, every second counts during a medical emergency. This book will help you take quick, effective action to stabilize the situation. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction in this book will help you prevent or respond to: * Dehydration * Hypothermia, frostbite and heatstroke * Skin wounds including burns, cuts, bites and gunshots * Anaphylaxis, allergic reactions and rashes… More information

Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid

Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid

With Dr. William Forgey’s comprehensive Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid in hand, you can recognize, assess, and treat many kinds of medical emergencies. This fully revised and updated, illustrated text is essential reading for anyone from trip leaders, guides, and search and rescue groups to EMTs, paramedics, and physicians who must provide immediate care when access to a medical facility is difficult or impossible. More information

Prepper's Natural Medicine: Life-Saving Herbs, Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for When There is No Doctor

Prepper’s Natural Medicine: Life-Saving Herbs, Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for When There is No Doctor

When disaster strikes and you lose all access to doctors, hospitals and pharmacies, natural medicine will be your family’s best hope for survival. Prepper’s Natural Medicine is the definitive guide to creating powerful home remedies for any health situation, including: Herbal Salve for Infections, Poultice for Broken Bones, Natural Ointment for Poison Ivy, Infused Honey for Burns… More information

Zombies

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came… More information

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain. More information

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