20 Great Survival & Camping Gifts for Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner and I’m here to help you find the perfect gift for him. Since your dad probably gave you a lifetime of great advice, here’s some of my own advice to you: give him a survival or camping related gift that he will actually use and enjoy. I’ve put together a list of great ideas to help get you started. Each one of these items would bring a smile to any great outdoorsman.

SlideBelts Men’s Matte Black Survival Ratchet Belt ($150)

The unique body of the survival buckle is composed of a highly durable glass-filled nylon and features an integrated folding knife with bottle opener, flashlight, and a ferrocerium fire starter rod. Devoid of the standard five holes that plague traditional belts, the buckle instead locks onto the notches of the strap providing a more comfortable fit and the longer-lasting belt. Proudly made in the USA… More Information

Dark Energy Poseidon Portable Charger ($99.99)

When venturing into extreme environments, it is vital to carry technology that can handle these situations. This multipurpose portable charger caters specifically to the bold outdoorsman. Waterproof and drop-proof construction protect against harsh environments. With its 10,000 mAh internal battery, the Poseidon provides a user with an enormous amount of power for its size. This portable charger is both highly efficient and reliable, able to recharge smartphones 3-6 times… More Information

Survival HD Film – High Desert, Low Mountain DVD ($69.95)

Whether you’re a backpacker who gets lost, an injured base jumper awaiting rescue, or someone preparing for any SHTF Scenario, this film will arm you with the knowledge that you’ll need to survive one of the harshest environments out there. From finding water, procuring food, building shelter, starting a fire, and getting rescued, to cooking food, making spears, and trapping, Kirsten holds nothing back in this incredible series… More Information

Kaito KA500 5-way Powered Emergency AM/FM/SW NOAA Weather Alert Radio ($49.99)

The newly released Kaito Voyager KA500 is a sister product of Kaito’s widely praised emergency radios KA007, KA008 and KA009. With its revolutionary design and versatile functions, it’s an ideal companion for emergency preparedness purposes, outdoor activities as well as traveling. Specifically designed for emergency situations, the KA500 offers different methods to power itself. Those methods include AC/DC adapter… More Information

Survival Skills – Bushcraft DVD ($49.95)

In this 2-Disc set, you’ll discover the critical secrets and subtle nuances behind how to properly start a fire using a bow drill, how to build a primitive shelter with little or no tools that’ll keep you warmer than a modern tent can. You’ll also learn how to build warm weather shelters, filter water primitively, procure your own food, and much, much more! Many of the skills are shown primitively with no tools, or semi primitively with minimal tools…. More Information

SOG Dark Energy Flashlight DE-03 – 128 Lumens ($42.88)

The DE-03 Dark Energy flashlight is equipped with four light operation modes, so you’ll be ready for any night time endeavor. Operate the flashlight on full power with 120 lumens and 100 percent brightness or utilize the low power mode for 40 percent brightness. You can also use the reading mode for just 25 lumens of light or tactical strobe for quick flashes… More Information

American Survival Guide Magazine ($36.95/yr)

American Survival Guide is packed with the information and advice serious readers need to know to survive any emergency or catastrophe. Articles provide guidance on the simplest and most basic tasks as well as advanced skills for more long-term survival, from building a fire and preparing a first-aid kit, to growing food and providing energy to run a home. No matter how likely or unlikely an event is, readers will be prepared with the skills to survive, and even save others… More Information

Sawyer Products Personal Water Bottle Filter ($36.46)

The Sawyer Personal Water Bottle Filter offers the highest level of filtration available, and the quality and assurance you can expect from Sawyer. At just 5.5 ounces in weight, this durable BPA-free water bottle can deliver clean water as fast as you can drink it. Use the included filter with the bottle, on a hydration pack, or as an ultra light filter option. The hollow fiber membrane filter removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella… More Information

TOAKS Titanium 750ml Pot ($34.95)

Comes with a lid with lockable grip and a mesh storage sack.
Total Weight: 3.9oz (110g)
Capacity: 25.4oz (750ml)
Diameter: 3 3/4″ (95mm) internal at lower part
Height: 4 3/8″ (110mm)
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Victorinox Swiss Army EVOgrip 18 Knife ($31.59)

VO, the evolution series, makes knives even easier with modern styling and unique ergonomic handles with rubber inlays that improve grip. Includes 2.5″ Locking Blade, Nail File, Serrated-edge Scissors, Can Opener, Cap Lifter, Large and Small Screwdriver, wood saw, Phillips Screwdriver… More Information

Survival Bug Out – A Guide to Gear and Strategy DVD ($29.95)

Disaster can strike anytime. Financial collapse, Pandemics, Loss of the Electric Grid, and more could cause a complete societal collapse. In this film you will learn: Secrets of the Bug Out Bag, What gear to pack and what to leave, When to bug out, How to minimize visibility, How to handle conflict on the road, Finding a spot to camp out, Obtaining clean water, Proper hydration, How and where to store preps for everyday activities, Gear review… More Information

Fiskars X7 Hatchet 14 Inch ($24.97)

An easy-to-carry choice perfect for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the X7 Hatchet is ideal for chopping kindling and small to medium-sized logs. The X7 combines perfected weight distribution, advanced blade geometry, an ultra-sharp edge and virtually unbreakable design to maximize your performance. This combination allows the blade to bite deeper when chopping. With more blade penetration on each swing, you can chop more wood in less time, with less effort and hand strain… More Information

Bahco 396-LAP Laplander Folding Saw, 7-1/2 -Inch Blade, 7 TPI ($20.99)

he Bahco 9-inch Laplander folding saw has seven teeth per inch and is a general-purpose folding saw for cutting both green and dry wood, plastic, or bone. This saw is specially designed for wildlife enthusiasts, hunters, and campers. The blade is coated for rust protection and low friction. The handle is a two-component plastic handle for perfect grip, complete with a leather strap. This saw features a safety lock, which also locks when folded… More Information

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System ($19.93)

The Mini Water Filter is the lightest and most versatile personal filtration system from Sawyer. It weighs 2 ounces and fits in the palm of your hand. While incredibly small and convenient, this filter was tested to 10 million parts of bacteria and one million parts of protozoa without a single breakthrough — the highest testing level for filtration… More Information

MPOWERD Luci Original – Inflatable Solar Light ($17.92)

Luci Original is a bright, lightweight inflatable solar lantern that collapses flat to 1 inch so you can take a little light wherever you go. Just place it in direct sunlight for 7 hours and Luci Original will last up to 12 hours on a single charge. Luci Original shines powerfully in three settings: bright, super bright, and 1 second flashing. A convenient battery level indicator located near the light’s highly efficient solar panel lets you know just… More Information

TITAN Paracord Survival Bracelet – Made with Patented SurvivorCord ($15.98)

This premium survival bracelet is woven from our patented SurvivorCord, which integrates 3 potential life-saving survival strands into our top-rated MIL-SPEC 550 Paracord. Our parachute cord is manufactured from 100% premium Nylon, is 5mm in diameter, and contains 21 individual strands, braided into seven seriously-strong 3-ply yarns. We then add a single strand of waterproof waxed jute for starting fires, a 25-lb. mono-filament… More Information

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere ($13.09)

Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller SAS Survival Handbook by John “Lofty” Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes… More Information

The Friendly Swede Paracord Fire Starter Survival Necklace ($11.99)

When we designed this Paracord Necklace we had three leading words “style, function and safety”. To make the necklace wearable in (almost) all situations we made the design very simple and sleek. Of course the necklace also needed to have smart functions and therefore we made it of our high quality 550 paracord. The fire starter and the scraper works as the pendant on the necklace but you can also take them off to make fire… More Information

Sharpal 101N 6-In-1 Knife Sharpener & Survival Tool ($11.98)

SHARPAL 101N 6-In-1 Knife Sharpener & Survival Tool features pre-set crossed carbides for quick edge setting and ceramic blades for fine honing. A fold out, tapered diamond coated rod with grooves is designed to sharpen serrations, gut hooks & fishhooks. And built-in fire starter, high-pitched whistle are for outdoor emergency use. Compact body with lanyard hole fits in your pocket, hunting pack, tool box… More Information

Columbia River Knife and Tool 9110C X-Large Eat N’ Tool ($10.13)

Sometimes Bigger Really Is Better. The Eat’N Tool XL offers a larger spoon and longer handle surface to grab hold of. Use it as a spoon, or fork, to prepare and/or eat your favorite “on the trail” meal. Other handy tools include a box wrench, driver/pry tool, can opener and bottle opener. It also comes with a carabiner* to make carry simple and accessible. Available in bead blast grey or black powder coat finish… More Information

What You Need to Pack for Long Term Survival

Survival is a relative term that can mean you made it through the work day or it can mean making it through the emergency situations that we humans face from natural disasters to man-made conflicts like war. In this article we will be discussing what basic items I feel everyone should have packed in their kits for long term survival. Before we get started just know that nobody can really tell you 100% of what you need to pack because there are many variables to consider like your environment, your age, your health, your abilities, your family/group’s size, and many more so be sure to really consider what would be best for you and your family and pack accordingly.

We will start out with what could be the most important thing depending on where you live and that is shelter. While you can only last 3 days without water, in some situations and environments you can only last 3 hours without shelter, so needless to say it is vital to surviving. The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when it comes to shelter, if you don’t already have a hunting cabin or getaway spot, would be a tent. A tent is great because it can protect you from the elements, keep insects off of you, and can be set up in a matter of minutes. A tarp is also an essential piece of gear to have and can be setup in a number of ways for different shelters for different environments but what we really want for long term is to be able to build something more substantial, so for that you will need the tools to get it done. The jobs you will need to preform are cutting, chopping, sawing, and tying so some tools you should consider having for these tasks are an axe, a folding saw, a hatchet, a chainsaw, and plenty of rope like paracord or Kevlar cord. It’s always a good idea to practice building some basic shelters like a lean-to or debris hut, so get out there and practice those and also a heat reflector wall to direct heat from a fire back into your shelter to keep you warm at night and in cold environments.

Water is essential to life so it tops the list in survival. They say you can survive 3 days without water but an important thing to remember is dehydration starts well before that, even more so if you are doing things that require a lot of energy. For that reason it is important to have water on hand and a filter of some sort. Saving water is easy, just collect all of your empty clear drink containers and use them to store water after you clean them. Fill them up, put the lid on them, and place them somewhere dark and cool. You can even filter the water before hand, and when stocking for water don’t forget about water for your toilet, even when the power is out you can flush your toilet by pouring water into the tank. There are many different options when it comes to filtering water, everything from a home filtering system to small portable filters so get what is right for you. The best options for long term survival would be digging a water well on your property and collecting rain water if allowed in your area but make sure you have back up to that and a stock pile of at least 3 days worth, a gallon or two per day per person.

As you work to do things like hiking to safety, building a shelter, and other tasks you will be burning energy which will need to be replaced. It is said that you can make it up to 3 weeks without food but I would rather not personally, that is why you should have a few meals at the minimum. There are some great freeze dried meals out there like mountain houses chicken and rice, it’s actually pretty good but…there are also some bad freeze dried meals as well like the ice cream sandwiches. Those types of meals last up to 25 years so they are great to have but just make sure you like the ones you put with your gear, no need to be going through a bad situation and eat food you don’t like until you really have to. Some other good items to think about we be some jerky, trail mixes, there are a ton of different kinds of bar type foods you can get, and even ramen noodles are okay in my opinion but just pack whatever you like and make sure you get items that will stay good for a while. Don’t overlook seasonings like salt and pepper, bouillon cubes to make broth, and hot sauce is always an excellent choice!

Along with the tools you need for shelter building, there are a few items that you really need to focus on having to get different jobs done, to hunt, and to defend yourself. First everyone should have a pocket knife already and if you don’t or can’t carry one EDC make sure your pack has it clipped on the outside so you can grab it and put it in your pocket. A pocket knife is great for doing small tasks but you will also need a high quality fixed blade knife for doing a large number of tasks and possibly as a last resort for defending yourself against an attack from animals or humans. A good fixed blade will be a full tang blade, meaning the steel runs all the way to the bottom of the handle, it should have a comfortable grip, have a 90 degree spine for striking a ferro rod, and it should hold an edge well. There are too many out there to name any that are right for you so do your research and take your time to make sure you get exactly what you want. For hunting game you will need items like traps, bows, and firearms if legally allowed. It’s on you to know the laws in your area for example, some traps will be illegal unless it is an actual survival situation and of course you can only hunt during hunting season and so on so be sure to know your laws, of course if the SHTF and everything went to hell then laws don’t really matter anymore and it’s all about survival.

Accidents happens, we are human and just can’t avoid it and eventually will trip and fall, cut ourselves, and so on, a medical kit is a must and I’m not talking about a boo-boo kit. What you want your med kit to do is to stop major bleeding because you can die in a matter of minutes from bleeding out depending on your wound. It’s great to have bandages, creams, anti-everything, get all of that as well but what you really need are items like hemostatic gauze, tourniquets, quick clots sponges, quick clot powder, Israeli bandages, and so on. These items are what you need to save your life or someone else’s. You can either buy all the normal items at a local store to suit your needs or you can just buy a pre made kit and add to it the major items to it. When you pack these items up it is best to have them in an easy to access spot, in case you need to get to it quickly in an emergency. It would also be a great idea to have a patch or someway for others to know instantly where the med kit is in case someone else has to fix you up.

Fire is man’s greatest tool for survival, discovered by accident from lightning striking a tree and setting it ablaze, since then fire has provided man warmth, hot meals, and the ability to manipulate steel to create tools and weapons. While you probably won’t need to become a blacksmith, you will need to stay warm and to cook food so creating fire is one of the most important skills to learn and master. Sure, you can learn to make a bow drill out of natural items and start fire that way which is great but it takes a lot of energy and under certain conditions just won’t get the job done so you still need to pack up a good fire kit. The main item you need is a good ferro rod that throws good showers of sparks easily, there are thousands of different option so just try to get what’s best for you but I suggest getting one that is at least 3/8 of an inch thick so it will last a while but the bigger the better! There are a lot of options for tinder as well from homemade to things you can buy so just do your research on that because there are too many to start naming! Fire is a good way to keep those flying bugs away too so don’t forget that!

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You have your food figured out already but now you are going to need a way to cook and to boil water to make it safe so you will need a good cook kit and a stove if you prefer. There are ton of options out there for cooking, but whatever you choose to get I recommend getting something made from stainless steel, it is just better. I suggest having at least 2 different pans 1 being a cup for boiling water and a small pan to fry anything up, this can usually be found in a kit that can even come with utensils, cleaning sponges, small cups or bowls, and even comes in a bag or container for easy packing. For the times you aren’t able to use fire for cooking you want to rely on another method which is having either fuel tabs, alcohol stoves, Sterno stoves, gas stoves, and I even think they make stoves that charge your phone as well just using small tinder so get what’s best for you and your family. It’s a good idea to store the seasons you got when picking you food in your cooking kit if there is room for it to help protect them from being smashed or broken open, nothing worse than having ketchup and salt everywhere!

Ever been lost somewhere? Even in a store as kid being lost just sucked! So, imagine being lost where it actually mattered, not something I want to go through because something as simple as not knowing where to go can be the last mistake you ever make. Knowing your area is very important and you need to have a few maps for your area like a county map, a city map, a highway map, or whatever is the best for you but know your and get out and explore it so you will know where you are and where to go. Along with maps you will need a good quality compass, not a little button compass…a real one, and you need to learn how to read it as well, or what’s the point. Some other items that will help with navigation and situations where you need to signal for help are mirrors, flares, 2 way radios, GPS units, whistles, and a bright color sheet like a bright orange poncho for example would be great because there isn’t anything natural that could it blends with so it stands out, that’s why hunters wear it. If you happen to be traveling try and grab maps of that state at rest stops if possible because they are usually free but gas stations and truck stops will have them.

This should help get you started to becoming better prepared for all of life’s emergencies but there are a lot more items you may want to pack into your kits and if you want to learn more about this and more about preparedness and survival related information, then be sure to come check out my Website, my Facebook page, and my YouTube channel which is linked below. Your life is in your hands so take control of it and do what is required to ensure your survival and your families survival, remember be ready!

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20 of the Highest Rated Survival Items Under $20

High quality survival gear doesn’t have to be expensive. If you’re putting a bug out bag together or just searching for a gift, it’s important to know which gear is really worth the money. I’ve taken the guess work out of the process and compiled a list of 20 survival items that have high ratings on Amazon and cost less than $20. I actually own 12 of the following items, marked with a green check mark, and I can personally vouch for their quality.

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Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight .5 First Aid Kit

The Ultralight / Watertight Series features proprietary DryFlex™ bags for the ultimate in ultralight, waterproof storage. For the multi-sport athlete that refuses to be let down or weighed down by his or her gear.The Ultralight / Watertight .5 is perfect for one-to-two-day solo trips when you need an ultralight kit with enough supplies to treat common injuries. Packaged in a rugged, yet lightweight silnylon bag with a DryFlex™… More Information

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AquaMira Military Water Purification Tablets (50 Pack)

This 50-pack of Aquamira Water Purification Tablets is ideal for any lengthy camping trip, hunting expedition or any other excursion where the availability of safe drinking water is a concern. A genuine OE, EPA-registered product from the manufacturer, these military-grade chlorine dioxide tablets immediately start to produce a powerful germicidal agent when dropped into a one-liter bottle of water, killing off bacteria, viruses… More Information

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Authentic Titan Type III Military 550 Paracord

Titan Paracord is made from 100% Nylon, measures 5/32″ in diameter, and contains 21 individual strands, braided into seven seriously-strong 3-strand yarns. Its official military designation is MIL-C-5040H, Type III, 550 Paracord. Titan Paracord is the ultimate utility cord, and is also known as 550 Cord, Parachute Cord, or Survival Cord… More Information

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Bahco 396-LAP Laplander Folding Saw, 9-Inch Blade, 7 TPI

The Bahco 9-inch Laplander folding saw has seven teeth per inch and is a general-purpose folding saw for cutting both green and dry wood, plastic, or bone. This saw is specially designed for wildlife enthusiasts, hunters, and campers. The blade is specially coated for rust protection and low friction. The handle is a two-component plastic handle for perfect grip, complete with a leather strap. This saw features a safety lock… More Information

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Cyalume SnapLight Industrial Grade Light Sticks

The Cyalume SnapLight brings light to dark places. A cornerstone of emergency preparedness, survivalist and general safety plans for decades, these heavy-duty light sticks aren’t some glow stick you pick up at a party store. SnapLight provides bright, reliable, 360 degree illumination for up to 12 hours. The green SnapLight is so bright it can be seen from up to a mile away – so you can rest assured knowing it will provide enough light for rooms, hallways, stairwells or your walk back to camp… More Information

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Emergency Zone Canopy Mosquito Net

Mosquito nets are not just a luxury. For certain climates they are a necessity, especially when considering the risk of disease carried by mosquitoes. This mosquito net is made of a fine mesh material that keeps the weight down, and allows for an extremely small carrying size… More Information

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Ever Ready First Aid Israeli Bandage

The israeli bandage is an innovative, combat proven first-aid device for the staunching of blood flow from traumatic hemorrhage wounds in pre-hospital emergency situations. This 6″ wide, all-in-one device consolidates multiple first-aid devices such as a primary dressing, pressure applicator, secondary dressing, and a foolproof closure apparatus to secure the bandage in place. This internationally patented and fda approved bandage is the ideal solution for emergency… More Information

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Kevlar® Braided Cord

100% Dupont Kevlar(R) has all of the properties you want in a speargun line. It’s ultra high strength, ultra low stretch and superior knot retention mean that once tightened your constictor knot will stay tight. Avoid the problems of knot creep or stretch inherent in other high performance fibers. This line is excellent for a multitude of applications including model rocketry and fire poi… More Information

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Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0

Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. Its 3,000-Degree C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish FireSteel’s dependability has already made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen and campers. The Army 2.0 has an ergonomic design makes for increased ease of use, and the striker has an integrated whistle… More Information

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Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade

The Morakniv Companion is an all-in-one knife for outdoor enthusiasts with a patterned, high-friction grip that makes it comfortable to hold and easy to handle. The Companion features a 4.1-inch (104 mm) blade of hardened Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel with a three-quarter tang for outdoor and marine applications where knives are commonly exposed to dirt and moisture. Stainless steel knives are less susceptible to corrosion and… More Information

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Mountain House Pouches

For nearly 50 years, Mountain House adventure meals have consistently been the premier choice of campers, backpackers, and survival experts. Born out of freeze dried meals we make for the United States Special Forces, Mountain House food has a proven history of reliability and most importantly, delicious flavor. With just-add-water preparation, Mountain House is not only the perfect camping or backpacking food, but also perfect for keeping on hand just in case of an emergency… More Information

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MPOWERD Luci Outdoor – Inflatable Solar Light

This extremely durable solar LED light is completely powered by the sun, no additional batteries needed. Set it in direct sunlight for 7 hours and Luci Outdoor lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge. It is inflatable, collapsible, lightweight (weighs only 4.4 ounces), fully waterproof & submersible. 10 powerful white LEDs shine in 3 settings: bright, super bright, 1 second flashing… More Information

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S.O.S. Rations Emergency 3600 Calorie Food Bar

15,075 kj. 3600 kcal per package. High energy value. Ready to eat. Perfect for anyone in the process of building a disaster / emergency kit. The SOS Emergency Food Rations are US Coast Guard approved and has a shelf life of 5 years from the date of manufacture. Content: Each package contains 9 delicious bars providing 410 calories per bar totaling over 3600 calories per package. Non-thirst provoking formula offers maximum survival capacity with drinking water restriction…. More Information

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Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System

The Sawyer Mini Water Filter is a second generation filter that is the lightest and most versatile personal filtration system from Sawyer. With a total field weight of 2 ounces it fits in the palm of your hand. This tiny filter does the same job that the Sawyer PointOne filter does but now in a more compact, personal size. The Sawyer Mini filter is perfect for everything from camping with the kids to traveling abroad where tap and bottle water cannot be trusted. … More Information

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Storm All Weather Safety Whistle

The Storm(R) All-Weather Safety Whistle is the loudest whistle on the market. Its unique patented design allows it to be heard under water, up to 50 feet, because the sounding chamber forces all water to be purged when the whistle is blown. Made in the USA. It’s perfect for divers, lifeguards, and for recreation! Creates a clear, high frequency sound, with a power rating over 75% greater than other referee and safety whistles… More Information

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Streamlight Nano Flashlight

An extremely small and super-bright light, the Streamlight Nano Light Keychain Flashlight is a lightweight, easy-to-access flashlight for everyday tasks at work or at home. With a nonrotating snap hook for attaching to key rings, backpacks, clothing, and more, the Nano Light features a high-intensity, 100,000-hour LED that will last up to eight hours on four alkaline button cell batteries (included)…. More Information

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Survival Hiking Boot Laces

Ask any outdoors man what’s the most important element of surviving the wilderness, and odds are, he’ll say redundancy in all things – if one tool fails, it’s essential to always have some sort of backup (and maybe even a backup for your backup). And that’s exactly what makes Flint Laces so vital: they give you an alternative means of making fire for when your matches get wet and your lighter won’t spark. … More Information

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Suunto A-30L Compass

A compact high-accuracy compass for hiking and orienteering, the luminous bezel and markings make it ideal for navigating in poor visibility. The A-Range of recreational compasses is a series of handy, well designed, navigational aids which are assets in any environment. All four models in the series (A-10, A-20, A-30L and A-40) are compact, high-accuracy instruments made from durable, clear, scratch resistant acrylic that have been ergonomically designed to fit… More Information

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The Friendly Swede Magnesium Alloy Emergency Fire Starter Blocks

The Friendly Swede’s Magnesium Alloy Firestarters are an essential piece of any survival/outdoor kit – waterproof, durable and easy to use. Never leave home without one… More Information

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TITAN Survival Blankets

Our 5-Pack of emergency thermal blankets, designed to be used as an emergency survival shelter. Perfect for hiking, camping, boating, hunting, and surviving in the cold outdoors. Excellent as liner of sleeping bag. The perfect preparedness item for your Emergency Kits, Go-Bags, and Bug-Out Bags… More Information

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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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