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 ==Books== ==Books==
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 +Support the [[Deplorables]]. ​ Understand the [[Cancer of SJW]], read books from our [[SJW is Cancer Bibliography]]
  
 Return to [[Prepper books]], [[Conservative and Libertarian books]], [[Bibliography]] or [[Books]]. Return to [[Prepper books]], [[Conservative and Libertarian books]], [[Bibliography]] or [[Books]].
  
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 +[[The Alpha Strategy]] by [[John A. Pugsley]]
 +
 +[[The Alpha Strategy - The Ultimate Plan of Financial Self-Defense]]
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 +This is a list of books that may be useful for [[preparedness]],​ [[permaculture]],​ and related topics.
 +
 +==Survival==
 +
 +See also [[Youtube survival videos‎]]
 +
 +===Non-Fiction===
 +There are many survival books to choose from, but here are some standard works.
 +
 +* [[Making the Best of Basics]] – First released in 1971, the new 11th edition, it is written for a generation even further and more remotely separated from the skills of pioneers of America’s frontiers.
 +
 +* '''​[[The Modern Survival Manual]]: Surviving the [[Economic Collapse]] by [[Fernando "​Ferfal"​ Aguirre]]
 +
 +* [[Lights Out]]
 +
 +* [[Thriving During Challenging Times]]
 +
 +* [[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]]
 +
 +* [[Tom Brown’s Guide to City and Suburban Survival]] (Field Guide)
 +
 +* [[What to Do When the Shit Hits the Fan]]
 +
 +* [[Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants]]
 +
 +* [[How to Survive Anywhere - A Guide for Urban, Suburban, Rural, And Wilderness Environments]]
 +
 +* [[Build the Perfect Survival Kit]]
 +
 +* [[Survival - How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters]]
 +
 +* '''​[[98.6 Degrees]]: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive'''​ by [[Cody Lundin]]
 +- This book drives home the essentials of protecting yourself from exposure and having a basic [[survival kit]]. It focuses on [[wilderness survival]] and is written in a very informal manner.
 +
 +* '''​AF Regulation 64-4, The Army Survival Training Book'''​ - Perhaps the quintessential work on survival, this book is where many other books get all of their information from. It is packed full of excellent information.
 +
 +* '''​[[How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It]] - Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times'''​ - 
 +A detailed guide to family [[preparedness]] for turbulent times
 +
 +* '''​[[SAS Survival Guide]]'''​ - One of the best survival guides available, it also comes in a pocket version which is excellent for inclusion in a [[BOB|bug-out bag]].
 +
 +* '''​[[SAS Survival Handbook]]'''​ by John "​Lofty"​ Wiseman
 +
 +* '''​[[When Technology Fails]]''':​ A Manual for [[Self-Reliance]],​ [[Sustainability]],​ and Surviving the Long [[Emergency]] by [[Matthew Stein]]
 +
 +* '''​[[When All Hell Breaks Loose]]''':​ Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes by [[Cody Lundin]]
 +
 +===Fiction===
 +
 +[[Survival]] and [[Prepper]] fiction that we can learn from.
 +
 +* '''​[[299 Days]]'''​ - is a series of novels that are based around an [[economic collapse]] as opposed to a EMP attack. by [[Glen Tate]]
 +
 +*The [[Andromeda Strain]] by [[Michael Crichton]]
 +
 +*[[Atlas Shrugged]] by [[Ayn Rand]]
 +
 +Find the corresponding Survival Podcast episode: https://​duckduckgo.com/?​q=site:​thesurvivalpodcast.com+Ayn+Rand
 +
 +* '''​[[Expatriates - A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse]]'''​ by [[James Wesley Rawles]] - A contemporaneous sequel to "​[[Patriots:​ A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse]]"​. This novel is set in [[Florida]],​ [[Australia]],​ and The [[Philippines]]. It is also available in hardcover, as a [[survival e-book]], and as a [[survival audio book]]. It is set in the same time-frame as his others, but features different characters and substantially different locales. His goal with this novel was to show the global ramifications of the [[economic collapse]]. ​ The Publisher describes it: "When the [[United States]] suffers a major [[socioeconomic collapse]], a power vacuum sweeps the globe. A newly radicalized [[Islamic government]] rises to power in [[Indonesia]],​ invades the [[Philippines]],​ [[East Timor]], [[Papua New Guinea]], and finally northern [[Australia]]. No longer protected by [[American military]] interests, Australia must repel an invasion alone. In the thick of these [[political]] maneuvers, an American [[family]] of missionaries living in the Philippines and a [[Texan]] [[petroleum]] engineer in Australia must face the fear of being strangers in a world in flux. Are their [[relatives]] back home healthy and safe? Will they ever see them again? In its depiction of the authentic [[survivalist skills]] and techniques needed to [[survive]] a global socioeconomic meltdown, Expatriates is as informative as it is suspense-filled."​ 336 Pages / ISBN-10: 0525953906 / [[ISBN]]-13:​ 978-0525953906 <​ref>​http://​survivalblog.com/​writings.html accessed January 17, 2014</​ref>​
 +
 +Find the corresponding Survival Podcast episode: https://​duckduckgo.com/?​q=site:​thesurvivalpodcast.com+Episode+James+Wesley+Rawles
 +http://​thesurvivalpodcast.com/​tag/​james-wesley-rawles
 +
 +* '''​[[Farnham'​s Freehold]]'''​ by [[Robert Heinlein]]
 +
 +* '''​[[Founders - A Novel of the Coming Collapse]]'''​ by [[James Wesley Rawles]] - The book reached #4 Amazon.com'​s rankings. ​ - A contemporaneous sequel to "​[[Patriots:​ A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse]]"​. [[ISBN]]-10:​ 143917282X or ISBN-13: 978-1439172827
 +
 +* '''​[[Going Home Series]]'''​ - is a series of novels about an EMP attack that finds a man from [[Florida]] over a hundred miles from home. The story follows his journey home (see [[Get Home Bag]]), life at home, and having to leave for more [[security]]. Contains scenarios involving the actions of [[military]] personal in such a scenario. Written by [[Angry American]].
 +
 +* [[King Rat]] by [[James Clavell]]
 +
 +* '''​[[Lights Out]]'''​ - is a novel about a man and his neighborhood coming together after an EMP attack. Contains many scenarios concerning [[home defense]] and [[community]] organization. Written by [[David Crawford]].
 +
 +*'''​[[Molon Labe!]]'''​ by [[Boston T. Party]]
 +
 +* '''​[[One Second After]]'''​ - is a novel about a small town in [[North Carolina]] and the aftermath of a large scale [[EMP]] attack on the [[United States]]. This book covers the affects of the loss of long term [[medical supplies]] on people'​s day to day lives. Written by [[William R. Forstchen]].
 +
 +* '''​[[Patriots - A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse]]'''​ by [[James Wesley Rawles]] - This fast-paced novel has been described as "a [[survival manual]] dressed as fiction."​ [[ISBN]] 978-1569755990.
 +http://​www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/​thoughts-on-patriots-surviving-the-comming-collapse
 +
 +* '''​[[Survivors - A Novel of the Coming Collapse]]'''​ by [[James Wesley Rawles]]. - A contemporaneous sequel to [[JWR]]'​s first economic collapse novel, "​[[Patriots:​ A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse]]."​ This novel is set in the same time-frame as "​Patriots",​ but in different locales, and with mostly different characters. The book reached #2 in Amazon.com'​s rankings, and #3 on the [[New York Times Bestseller]] List. [[ISBN]]-10:​ 1439172803 or ISBN-13: 978-1439172803.
 +
 +* [[The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress]] by [[Robert Heinlein]]
 +
 +*[[The Road]] by [[Cormac McCarthy]]
 +
 +* [[Tunnel in the Sky]] by [[Robert Heinlein]]
 +
 +==Permaculture==
 +
 +See also [[Youtube permaculture videos‎]]
 +
 +*'''​Introduction to Permaculture'''​ by [[Bill Mollison]] with Reny Mia Slay - The first introduction by the co-creator of [[Permaculture]],​ Bill Mollison.
 +
 +*'''​[[Permaculture:​ A Designer'​s Manual]]'''​ by [[Bill Mollison]] - Often called the definitive guide to Permaculture writing by co-creator Bill Mollison, this book is often used as the textbook used in most [[Permaculture Design Courses]] ([[PDC]]).
 +
 +*'''​[[Gaia'​s Garden]]'''​ by [[Toby Hemenway]] - Considered by many to be one of the best books in Permaculture. ​ If a [[PDC]] is not using Permaculture:​ A Designer'​s Manual as a textbook, it is using this one.  Even when not used as the primary text book for a PDC this class is often referenced and on the recommended reading list.
 +
 +*'''​[[Edible Forest Gardens]]'''​ - One of the most thorough references for a [[permaculturist]] in North America'​s [[temperate climate]]. ​ It is one of the few books on Permaculture which is not simply restating what has already been written. ​ Instead it is intended for someone who already understands Permaculture. ​ This book not only explains how to fill the niches needed in the design of properties, it includes a vast amount of information on over 600 plants and how they fill various niches. ​
 +
 +* '''​The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture'''​ by Nicole Faires - While this may not be the best Permaculture book when compared to all of the above, the distinct advantage of this book is its price. ​ For the introduction to permaculture you get from this book it can often be found for significantly less than most of the books above in this list, anywhere from 50% to 85% less than some of the books above. ​ Don't let the low price scare you off.  This book is a great entry point to get a basic understanding of Permaculture without having to make a large investment.
 +
 +* '''​[[Restoration Agriculture]]'''​ by [[Mark Shepard]]
 +
 +* '''​[[Sepp Holzer'​s Permaculture]]:​ A Practical Guide to Small-Scale,​ Integrative Farming and Gardening'''​ by [[Sepp Holzer]]
 +
 +
 +==Gardening ==
 +
 +See also [[Youtube gardening videos‎]]
 +
 +These books are about [[gardening]] and [[plants]], but not specifically Permaculture.
 +
 +* [[The All You Can Eat Gardening Handbook]]
 +
 +* [[All New Square Foot Gardening]]
 +
 +* [[CA$H from Square Foot Gardening]]
 +
 +* [[The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible]]: Discover Ed’s High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions
 +
 +* '''​[[The Botany of Desire]]'''​ by [[Michael Pollan]]
 +
 +
 +==Food Storage and Cooking==
 +See also [[Youtube food storage and cooking videos‎]]
 +
 +* '''​[[Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning]]: Traditional Techniques Using [[Salt]], [[Oil]], [[Sugar]], [[Alcohol]],​ [[Vinegar]],​ [[Food dehydration|Drying]],​ [[Cold Storage]], and [[Lactic Fermentation]]'''​ by The Gardeners and Farmers of Centre Terre Vivante
 +
 +
 +
 +==Homesteading==
 +
 +See also [[Youtube homesteading videos‎]]
 +
 +Both [[homesteading]] and finding and [[buying your survival retreat]].
 +
 +* '''​[[Rawles on Retreats and Relocation]]''',​ 2007, [[James Wesley Rawles]]
 +
 +* '''​[[Strategic Relocation-North American Guide to Safe Places]]''',​ 3rd Edition by [[Joel Skousen]]
 +
 +* '''​[[The Encyclopedia of Country Living]]'''​ (Tenth Edition) by [[Carla Emery]]
 +
 +* '''​[[The Modern Survival Retreat]]'''​ by [[Ragnar Benson]]
 +
 +* '''​[[You Can Farm]]: The Entrepreneur'​s Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise'''​ by [[Joel Salatin]]
 +
 +==Natural Building==
 +
 +See also [[Youtube natural building videos‎]]
 +
 +Building your home / [[survival retreat]] with natural materials and [[passive solar]].
 +
 +* [[The Fifty Dollar and Up Underground House Book]] by [[Mike Oehler]]
 +
 +
 +
 +==Firearms==
 +
 +See also [[Youtube firearms videos‎]]
 +
 +Include [[home security]], [[home defense]], [[self-defense]],​ etc.
 +
 +* [[Boston'​s Gun Bible]] by [[Boston T. Party]]
 +
 +* [[Survival Guns]] by [[Mel Tappan]]
 +
 +* [[Blue Book of Gun Values]]
 +
 +* [[The Secure Home]] by [[Joel Skousen]]
 +
 +* [[Flayderman'​s Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values]]
 +
 +* [[Ultimate Sniper]] 2006 : An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers (2006 Updated Edition) by Maj. John L. Plaster
 +
 +* [[U.S. Army Ranger Handbook]] ([[U.S. Army]] manual) ​
 +
 +* [[Principles of Personal Defense]] - Revised Edition by [[Jeff Cooper]]
 +
 +
 +==Health==
 +
 +See also [[Youtube health videos‎]]
 +
 +* '''​[[The Survival Medicine Handbook]]: A guide for when help is NOT on the way'''​ by [[Joseph Alton]] and [[Amy Alton]] ([[Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy]]
 +
 +* [[Herbal First Aid and Health Care]]
 +
 +* '''​[[Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook]]'''​
 +
 +* [[The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook]]: A Home Manual
 +
 +* [[Where There Is No Doctor]]: A Village Health Care Handbook by [[David Werner]]
 +
 +* [[Where There Is No Dentist]] by [[Murray Dickson]]
 +
 +* [[Where There Is No Vet]] by Bill Forse
 +
 +* [[Wilderness Medicine]], 5th Edition by Paul S. Auerbach
 +
 +* {{ladcookbook}}
 +
 +== Alternative Energy ==
 +
 +See also [[Youtube alternative energy videos‎]]
 +
 +* [[The Renewable Energy Handbook]]
 +
 +* [[Earth4Energy]]<​ref>​http://​jjspirko.earth4.hop.clickbank.net accessed January 24, 2014</​ref>​ – This is a great product that teaches you exactly how to build several different [[alternative energy]] devices for a very low investment. ​ These include a [[solar power]] system, a [[wind power]] system, sources of free [[batteries]] and more. 
 +
 +
 +==Communications==
 +
 +See also [[Youtube communications videos‎]]
 +
 +[[The ARRL Operating Manual For Radio Amateurs]] (ARRL Operating Manual)
 +
 +[[Passport to World Band Radio]], 2009 Edition
 +
 +Links to sites that provide copyright free books of interest to hams.
 +
 +* [http://​www.opentextbook.org/​category/​electronics/​ Open Text Book electronics books]
 +
 +* [http://​www.scribd.com/​search?​cx=007890693382555206581%3A7fgc6et2hmk&​cof=FORID%3A10&​ie=UTF-8&​c=all&​ft=&​q=amateur+radio&​sa=Search#​1096 SCRIBD amateur radio search result]
 +
 +* [http://​www.scribd.com/​search?​cx=007890693382555206581%3A7fgc6et2hmk&​cof=FORID%3A10&​ie=UTF-8&​c=all&​ft=&​q=antenna&​sa=Search#​1127 SCRIBD antenna search result]
 +
 +* [http://​www.scribd.com/​search?​cx=007890693382555206581%3A7fgc6et2hmk&​cof=FORID%3A10&​ie=UTF-8&​c=all&​ft=&​q=electronics&​sa=Search#​1143 SCRIBD electronics search result]
 +
 +* [http://​www.scribd.com/​search?​cx=007890693382555206581%3A7fgc6et2hmk&​cof=FORID%3A10&​ie=UTF-8&​c=all&​ft=&​q=ham+radio&​sa=Search#​1096 SCRIBD ham radio search result]
 +
 +* [http://​www.scribd.com/​search?​cx=007890693382555206581%3A7fgc6et2hmk&​cof=FORID%3A10&​ie=UTF-8&​c=all&​ft=&​q=propagation&​sa=Search#​1035 SCRIBD propagation search result]
 +
 +* [http://​textbookrevolution.org/​index.php?​title=Special%3ASearch&​search=electronics&​ns0=1&​ns150=1&​ns152=1&​ns154=1&​fulltext=Search Textbook Revolution electronics search result]
 +
 +* [http://​www.tpub.com/​content/​neets/​ Integrated Publishing] Electrical Engineering Training series
 +
 +
 +==Politics==
 +
 +See also [[Youtube politics videos‎]]
 +
 +* [[Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion]]
 +
 +* [[The Revolution - A Manifesto]]
 +
 +* [[Liberty and Tyranny - A Conservative Manifesto]]
 +
 +* [[The Creature From Jekyll Island]]
 +
 +* [[Government By Emergency]] by Dr. [[Gary North]]
 +
 +==Economics==
 +
 +See also [[Youtube economics videos‎]]
 +
 +* [[End The Fed]]
 +
 +* [[Crash Proof 2.0]]: How to Profit From the [[Economic Collapse]] by [[Peter Schiff]]
 +
 +* The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nick Taleb
 +
 +==See Also==
 +* [[Invest in tangibles]]
 +* [[Youtube videos‎]]
 +* [[Members Support Brigade]]
 +* [[The Survival Podcast]]
 +* [[Permaculture]]
 +* [[Herbal medicine]]
 +* [[Complementary medicine]]
 +* [[Health]]
 +* [[First-aid]]
 +* [[Communications]]
 +* [[Firearms]]
 +
 +* [[The Survival Podcast]]
 +* [[TSP Expert Council]]
 +* [[Member Support Brigade]]
 +* [[Members Support Brigade vendors]]
 +* [[YouTube Videos]]
 +* [[Survival Gear Resources]]
 +* [[Preparedness Links]]
 +* [[Podcasts]]
 +* [[Blogs]]
 +* [[Forum]]s
 +* [[Wiki]]s
 +* [[Survival Wikis]]
 +* [[Social media]]
 +* [[Appropedia]]
 +* [[Wikileaks]]
 +
 +
 +==References==
 +<​references/>​
 +
 +==External Links==
 +https://​www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/​book-list
 +
 +[[Category:​Information Resources]]
 +[[Category:​Books]]
 +[[Category:​Invest in tangibles]]
 +[[Category:​Survival fiction]]
 +[[Category:​Survival books]]
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 +
 +==The JWR List==
 +
 +[[Fair Use]] [[Source]]: https://​survivalblog.com/​bookshelf/​
 +
 +The SurvivalBlog Bookshelf
 +Note: Many of these books and DVDs are available though our Amazon store. By using the provided links, you’ll help support SurvivalBlog,​ with sales commissions. Thanks!
 +
 +We also sell a variety of preparedness gear, via Amazon.
 +
 +Jim’s Recommended Books:
 +Jim’s Non-Fiction “musts”:​
 +
 +KJV Version Reference Bible with Apocrypha
 +First Aid — (American Red Cross Handbook) Responding To Emergencies
 +Strategic Relocation–North American Guide to Safe Places by Joel and Andrew Skousen
 +Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook by David Werner
 +Where There Is No Dentist by Murray Dickson
 +The Encyclopedia of Country Living (Tenth Edition) by Carla Emery (See review, below)
 +Making the Best of Basics – Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens
 +Ball Blue Book of Preserving
 +Cookin’ with Home Storage by Vicki Tate
 +Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearney (Available for free download.)
 +The Alpha Strategy by John Pugsley. (Out of print, but a PDF is available for free download.)
 +Boston’s Gun Bible by Boston T. Party (See review, below)
 +Survival Guns by Mel Tappan
 +Tappan on Survival by Mel Tappan
 +Jim’s “Second Tier” List of Recommended Specialty Books:
 +
 +Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike Bubel
 +Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring
 +Putting Food By (Plume) by Janet Greene
 +Stocking Up: The Third Edition of America’s Classic Preserving Guide by Carol Hupping
 +Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook by Peggy Layton
 +Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon
 +All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
 +Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners by Suzanne Ashworth
 +Small-Scale Grain Raising by Gene Logsdon
 +How to Find Your Ideal Country Home: A Comprehensive Guide by Gene GeRue
 +Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money by Dolly Freed
 +Starting a New Life in Rural America: 21 Things You Need to Know Before You Make Your Move by Ragnar Benson
 +The Fifty Dollar and Up Underground House Book by Mike Oehler
 +Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat: One Man’s Solution by M.D. Creekmore
 +Emergency War Surgery (NATO Handbook:- Third United States Revision, 2004) by Dr. Martin Fackler, et al.
 +PDR for Nonprescription Drugs, Dietary Supplements,​ and Herbs, 2008 (See review, below)
 +Physicians Drug Handbook
 +Physicians’ Desk Reference 2009 (PDR, 63rd Edition)
 +The Merck Veterinary Manual
 +Where There Is No Vet by Bill Forse
 +The ARRL Operating Manual For Radio Amateurs (ARRL Operating Manual)
 +Passport to World Band Radio, 2009 Edition
 +Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen
 +Essential Bushcraft by Ray Mears
 +SAS Survival Handbook by John “Lofty” Wiseman
 +Ultimate Sniper 2006 : An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers (2006 Updated Edition) by Maj. John L. Plaster
 +Total Resistance by H. von Dach
 +The Survivor book series by Kurt Saxon. Many are out of print in hard copy, but they are all available on DVD. Here, I must issue a caveat lector (“reader beware”): Mr. Saxon has some very controversial views that I do not agree with. Among other things he is a eugenicist.
 +Other Nonfiction Books Recommended by SurvivalBlog Readers:
 +
 +The Little Black Book of Violence by Lawrence A. Kane and Kris Wilder
 +Engineer Field Data (FM 5-34) (U.S. Army manual)
 +U.S. Army Ranger Handbook (U.S. Army manual)
 +Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival by Jack A. Spigarelli
 +Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
 +The Foxfire Book series (in 11 volumes, but the first five are the best)
 +When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance,​ Sustainability,​ and Surviving the Long Emergency by Matthew Stein 
 +31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore
 +The Prepared Prepper’s Cookbook by M.D. Creekmore
 +Preparedness Now!: An Emergency Survival Guide (Expanded and Revised Edition) by Aton Edwards
 +Five Acres and Independence:​ A Handbook for Small Farm Management by Maurice G. Kains
 +How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier
 +The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman
 +Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Wilderness Survival
 +Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking
 +Tom Brown’s Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants (Field Guide)
 +Ditch Medicine: Advanced Field Procedures For Emergencies by Hugh Coffee
 +Living Well on Practically Nothing by Ed Romney
 +The Secure Home by Joel Skousen
 +Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, by Neil Strauss
 +98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive by Cody Lundin
 +When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikesby Cody Lundin
 +The Last Hundred Yards: The NCO’s Contribution to Warfareby John Poole
 +Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book by Paul Tawrell
 +Engineer Field Data (US Army FM 5-34) —Available online free of charge, with registration,​ but I recommend getting a hard copy. preferably with the heavy-duty plastic binding.
 +Great Livin’ in Grubby Times by Don Paul
 +Just in Case by Kathy Harrison
 +Storey’s Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance by John & Martha Storey
 +Adventure Medical Kits A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicineby Eric A. Weiss, M.D
 +Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener  ​
 +Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook (it superceded the very out-of-date ST 31-91B)
 +Wilderness Medicine, 5th Edition by Paul S. Auerbach
 +Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Longby Elliot Coleman
 +Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring
 +The Weed Cookbook: Naturally Nutritious – Yours Free for the Taking! by Adrienne Crowhurst
 +The Modern Survival Retreat by Ragnar Benson
 +Last of the Mountain Men by Harold Peterson
 +Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness by John McPherson
 +LDS Preparedness Manual, edited by Christopher M. Parrett
 +The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James H. Kunstler
 +Principles of Personal Defense – Revised Edition by Jeff Cooper
 +Survival Poaching by Ragnar Benson
 +The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses by Eliot Coleman
 +Jim’s Recommended “Be Ready to Barter” Reference Book List:
 +
 +Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values
 +Blue Book of Gun Values
 +The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins 2009
 +2009 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000
 +2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date
 +Antique Trader – Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide
 +Wristwatch Annual 2009: The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications
 +Jewelry & Gems the Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry With Confidence And Knowledge
 +
 +Note: If you enjoy reading my blog, you will also likely enjoy reading these non-fiction books that I authored:
 +
 +“Rawles on Retreats and Relocation” — this book has details on selecting the locale for a self-sufficient survival retreat.
 +“How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It“. A detailed guide to family preparedness for turbulent times
 +Recommended Books on Current Events and Economics
 +
 +The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable ​ by Nick Taleb
 +Government By Emergency by Dr. Gary North
 +Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse by Peter Schiff
 +Financial Armageddon: Protecting Your Future from Four Impending Catastrophes by Michael J. Panzner
 +When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era by Michael J. Panzner
 +The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide by Martin Weiss
 +Financial Reckoning Day Fallout: Surviving Today’s Global Depression by Addison Wiggin and Bill Bonner
 +The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James H. Kunstler
 +Fiction with Survival and Preparedness Themes (Some of these are out of print but usually available via inter-library loan):
 +
 +Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
 +Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (A classic nuke scenario. This book was a key influence in my writing and it was my inspiration to write “Patriots” in a similar style.)
 +Lights Out by David Crawford (Post-EMP attack.) Also available as a Kindle e-book.
 +The Rackham Files by Dean Ing (includes the text of “Pulling Through” a more modern nuke scenario + a mini nuke survival manual) Not to be confused with my screenplay–also titled “Pulling Through”.
 +Some Will Not Die by Algis Budrys (Plague total wipe-out scenario. This book was another with an influence in my writing.
 +No Blade of Grass by John Christopher (Massive crop disease/​social breakdown scenario, from the British perspective.)
 +Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken
 +Molon Labe! by Boston T. Party
 +Earth Abides by George Stewart
 +Vandenberg by Oliver Lange (Invasion scenario. Note: It was later republished under the title: Defiance: An American Novel)
 +The Weapon by Michael Z. Williamson (SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large)
 +Unintended Consequences by John Ross (This otherwise excellent novel was marred by some vulgarity and gratuitous sex scenes. Beware!)
 +Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
 +Wolf And Iron by Gordon Dickson
 +The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
 +Fire and Ice, by Ray Kytle
 +Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
 +The Chronicles of Narnia
 +Captains Courageous
 +The Late Memsahib’s Top “Must Have” Book:
 +
 +The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery. Sasquatch Books. (Get the Ninth or later edition.) This book is 845 pages of valuable ‘how-to’ country survival knowledge. The Memsahib (1964-2009) wrote: “The first time that I butchered chickens, I used this book. When I needed 15 different ways to fix zucchini I turned to this book, when I wanted to make soap, pickles, jelly, bread from scratch, butter, and cream cheese, I found everything I needed to know in this book!”
 +
 +Other Books Recommended by The Late Memsahib:
 +
 +Gardening When It Counts by Steve Solomon
 +How to Survive Without a Salary: Learning How to Live the Conserver Lifestyle by Charles Long
 +Small-Scale Grain Raising by Gene Lodgson
 +The Family Cow by Dirk van Loon
 +Raising a Calf for Beef by Phyllis Hobson
 +Small-Scale Pig Raising by Dirk van Loon
 +Raising Rabbits the Modern Way by Bob Bennett
 +Raising Sheep the Modern Way. Updated and Revised Edition by Paula Simmons
 +Ducks and Geese in Your Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide by Rick and Gail Luttmann
 +The Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody
 +Recommended Magazine Subscriptions:​
 +Backwoods Home
 +Countryside & Small Stock Journal
 +Home Power
 +Some of JWR’s Favorite Movies with Survival Themes:
 +A Proviso: None of these films except for City of Ember are suitable for children!
 +
 +
 +2012
 +Aliens
 +The Andromeda Strain (1971) ​ The recent remake has also had positive reviews)
 +Black Hawk Down 
 +Blast From the Past
 +The Book of Eli
 +Braveheart  ​
 +Brazil  ​
 +City of Ember (suitable for ages 12 and up)
 +Defiance This movie was based on the book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec
 +Doctor Zhivago  ​
 +Empire of the Sun  ​
 +Enemy at the Gates  ​
 +Farewell to the King  ​
 +The Flight of the Phoenix (Buy the original version, made in 1965, starring Jimmy Stewart. The recent remake pales in comparison.)
 +The Great Escape  ​
 +Hondo  ​
 +I Am Legend (a good remake of The Omega Man (see below.)
 +Jeremiah Johnson  ​
 +The Magnificent Seven the American remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (Shichinin No Samurai)
 +The Matrix Series (The Matrix/ The Matrix Reloaded/ The Matrix Revolutions)  ​
 +The Omega Man (It has far too many 1970s cliches, but still worth watching. More recently re-made as I Am Legend )
 +Open Range (IMHO, one of the better western films made)
 +The Outlaw Josey Wales  ​
 +Panic in Year Zero (The corny film that first got me thinking about TEOTWAWKI, when I was a lad)
 +The Patriot  ​
 +The Pianist
 +The Postman (A typically “Hollywood” overblown production, but still a good think piece)
 +The Quiet Earth
 +Red Dawn  ​
 +The Road Warrior , aka Mad Max movies (Mad Max 2 “The Road Warrior” is by far the best of the three, although Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome has its merits)
 +Schindler’s List (BTW, it is too bad that Spielberg didn’t show Oskar Schindler arming his Jewish employees–which is what actually happened)
 +Serenity (I also highly recommend the short-lived cable television series Firefly, from which this feature film spun off.)
 +Seven Samurai (Shichinin No Samurai)
 +Shane (IMHO, the best western film ever made)
 +Soylent Green (This one barely made my list, but you may find it worth watching)
 +The Terminator movies (Terminator 2 is by far the best, IMHO. (Terminator 3 was a bit lame, but worth seeing if only for the glimpses of “Crystal Peak”.) The television series Terminator – The Sarah Connor Chronicles also has its merits.)
 +Things to Come (1936)
 +Tremors (more for fun rather than an education. Only the first movie is worth watching, IMHO.)
 +True Grit  ​
 +Victory at Sea (Documentary on World War II.)
 +Note: If you enjoy movies with survival themes, then you will like reading my “Pulling Through” screenplay (available for free download.)
 +
 +Recommendations by blog readers:
 +Testament
 +The Day After
 +The Road
 +Children of Men
 +Some of JWR’s Favorite Movies (of Various Themes and Genres):
 +Proviso: Most of these films are NOT for children. If you have teenagers, I recommend that you pre-view these films to check their suitability for your kids at their particular ages.
 +
 +The Abyss  ​
 +Amazing Grace (Biography of the abolitionist William Wilberforce)
 +The Best Years of Our Lives  ​
 +Big Trouble in Little China  ​
 +Blade Runner  ​
 +Breaker Morant  ​
 +The Bridge on the River Kwai  ​
 +The Brother From Another Planet  ​
 +Buckaroo Banzai – Across the Eighth Dimension  ​
 +The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (suitable for ages 12 and up)
 +Conspiracy Theory
 +Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon  ​
 +Dances with Wolves  ​
 +Dr. Strangelove
 +The Gods Must Be Crazy
 +Groundhog Day  ​
 +Johnny Tremain ​ Suitable for children 10 and up
 +Lawrence of Arabia  ​
 +The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (live action, directed by Peter Jackson)
 +Metropolis  ​
 +O Brother, Where Art Thou?
 +The Passion of the Christ  ​
 +The Prince of Egypt (animated)–Suitable for children
 +The Princess Bride — Suitable for ages 14 and up
 +Raiders of the Lost Ark (The later installments in the Indiana Jones movies aren’t nearly as good.)
 +A Room with a View  ​
 +Saving Private Ryan  ​
 +Secondhand Lions  ​
 +Sergeant York  ​
 +Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow  ​
 +The Sound of Music
 +They Live
 +The Thing
 +The Third Man
 +The Thirteenth Floor (I think that this film was probably an inspiration for The Matrix.)
 +Total Recall  ​
 +The Train
 +Les Visiteurs (Original French Version)  ​
 +Wall-E — Suitable for children
 +Willow — Suitable for ages 14 and up
 +Zero Effect
 + 
 +
 +Amazon Affiliate Links
 +Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse
 +Note to book dealers: For ordering case lots, contact Simon & Schuster’s wholesale order desk.
 +“Survivors:​ A Novel of the Coming Collapse”  ​
 +“Patriots:​ A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse”
 +First Revised (Hardback) Edition of Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse
 +unabridged audiobook of “Patriots”
 +Large print edition of Patriots (784 pages, 16 point)
 +“How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It”
 + 
 +
 +The SurvivalBlog Archive CD-ROM.
 +
 +
 +“How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times”
 +Spanish edition: Cómo Sobrevivir al Fin del Mundo tal Como lo Conocemos
 +Spanish Edition: “Patriotas“
 +Bulgarian edition of Patriots
 +Bulgarian edition of How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It
 +Kindle edition: “How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It“
 +Kindle edition:” Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse“
 +Kindle edition: searchable Kindle version of the SurvivalBlog Archives (2005-2011)
 +Making the Best of Basics – Family Preparedness Handbook
 +Expatriates:​ A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse ISBN: 978-0-525-95390-6
 + 
 +
 +
 +
 +==The MD Creekmore List==
 +see [[List of Lists]]
 +
 +You should probably have nearly every book on this Bookshelf page. For some, you will want to have two or three copies, such as Carla Emery’s "​Encyclopedia of Country Living"​. This is because these books are so valuable and indispensable that you won’t want to risk lending out your only copy.
 +
 +Note:  Need a large 3-ring notebook with plastic inserts as a Key References Binder ​ Laser print documents on waterproof laser tough paper
 +
 +Title:​ Link:​
 +Gardening: the Vegetable Gardeners Bible by Smith Return to List of Lists
 +First Tier Books:​ Color code: Own Have read
 +KJV Version Reference Bible with Apocrypha
 +First Aid -- (American Red Cross Handbook) Responding To Emergencies
 +Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid by Wiliam Forgey, MD
 +Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook by David Werner
 +Mosby'​s Outdoor Emergency Medical Guide by David Manhoff
 +Where There Is No Dentist by Murray Dickson
 +The Encyclopedia of Country Living (Tenth Edition) by Carla Emery (See review, below)
 +Making the Best of Basics - Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens
 +Ball Blue Book of Preserving
 +Cookin'​ with Home Storage by Vicki Tate
 +Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearney (Available for free download.)
 +The Alpha Strategy by John Pugsley. (Out of print, but a PDF is available for free download.) ​
 +Boston'​s Gun Bible by Boston T. Party (See review, below) ​
 +Survival Guns by Mel Tappan ​
 +Tappan on Survival by Mel Tappan ​
 +Other authors: Mel Tappan, Dean Ing, Rick Fines, Jeff Cooper, Mike Carney, Bill Cooper, Ayn Rand
 +How to Survive the Coming Bad Years by Ruff 
 +"The Unthinkable:​ Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why by Amanda Ripley
 +Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon
 +
 +Second Tier Books:
 +Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike Bubel 
 +Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring ​
 +Putting Food By (Plume) by Janet Greene ​
 +Famine and Survival in America by Howard J. Ruff (1974)
 +Stocking Up: The Third Edition of America'​s Classic Preserving Guide by Carol Hupping ​
 +Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook by Peggy Layton ​
 +Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon ​
 +All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew ​
 +
 +
 +* [[Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners]] by Suzanne Ashworth ​
 +** [[Seed to Seed]]
 +
 +Small-Scale Grain Raising by Gene Lodgson ​
 +How to Find Your Ideal Country Home: A Comprehensive Guide by Gene GeRue 
 +Simple Soapmaking by Anne Watson
 +Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide by xx
 +Perenial Gardening by Toensmeier
 +The Vegetable Gardeners Bible by Smith 
 +Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles
 +Better Basics for the Home by Berthold-Bond
 +Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money by Dolly Freed 
 +Starting a New Life in Rural America: 21 Things You Need to Know Before You Make Your Move by Ragnar Benson ​
 +The Fifty Dollar and Up Underground House Book by Mike Oehler ​
 +Emergency War Surgery (NATO Handbook:- Third United States Revision, 2004) by Dr. Martin Fackler, et al. 
 +PDR for Nonprescription Drugs, Dietary Supplements,​ and Herbs, 2008  (See review, below) ​
 +Physicians Drug Handbook ​
 +Physicians'​ Desk Reference 2009 (PDR, 63rd Edition) ​
 +The Merck Veterinary Manual ​
 +Where There Is No Vet by Bill Forse 
 +The ARRL Operating Manual For Radio Amateurs (ARRL Operating Manual) ​
 +Passport to World Band Radio, 2009 Edition ​
 +Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen 
 +Essential Bushcraft by Ray Mears 
 +SAS Survival Handbook by John "​Lofty"​ Wiseman ​
 +Ultimate Sniper 2006 : An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers (2006 Updated Edition) by Maj. John L. Plaster ​
 +Total Resistance by H. von Dach 
 +How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years: A Crash Course… ​
 +The Survivor book series by Kurt Saxon. Many are out of print in hard copy, but they are all available on DVD. Here, I must issue a caveat lector ("​reader beware"​):​ Mr. Saxon has some very controversial views that I do not agree with. Among other things he is a eugenicist.
 +Waterhole by Bob Mellin ​
 +Color Field Guide to Common Edibles by Bradford Angier
 +Other Nonfiction Books Recommended by SurvivalBlog Readers: ​
 +Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival by Jack A. Spigarelli ​
 +The Foxfire Book series (in 11 volumes, but the first five are the best) 
 +When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance,​ Sustainability,​ and Surviving the Long Emergency by Matthew Stein  ​
 +Preparedness Now!: An Emergency Survival Guide (Expanded and Revised Edition) by Aton Edwards ​
 +Five Acres and Independence:​ A Handbook for Small Farm Management by Maurice G. Kains 
 +How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier ​
 +The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman ​
 +Tom Brown'​s Field Guide to Wilderness Survival ​
 +Tom Brown'​s Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking ​
 +Tom Brown'​s Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants (Field Guide) ​
 +Ditch Medicine: Advanced Field Procedures For Emergencies by Hugh Coffee ​
 +Living Well on Practically Nothing by Ed Romney ​
 +The Secure Home by Joel Skousen ​
 +Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, by Neil Strauss ​
 +98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive by Cody Lundin ​
 +When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes by Cody Lundin ​
 +The Last Hundred Yards: The NCO's Contribution to Warfare by John Poole 
 +Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book by Paul Tawrell ​
 +Engineer Field Data (US Army FM 5-34) --Available online free of charge, with registration,​ but I recommend getting a hard copy. preferably with the heavy-duty plastic binding. ​
 +Great Livin' in Grubby Times by Don Paul 
 +Just in Case by Kathy Harrison ​
 +Storey'​s Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance by John & Martha Storey ​
 +Adventure Medical Kits A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicineby Eric A. Weiss, M.D 
 +Rodale'​s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener   
 +Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook (it superceded the very out-of-date ST 31-91B) ​
 +Wilderness Medicine, 5th Edition by Paul S. Auerbach ​
 +Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Longby Elliot Coleman ​
 +Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring ​
 +The Weed Cookbook: Naturally Nutritious - Yours Free for the Taking! by Adrienne Crowhurst ​
 +The Modern Survival Retreat by Ragnar Benson ​
 +Last of the Mountain Men by Harold Peterson ​
 +Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness by John McPherson ​
 +LDS Preparedness Manual, edited by Christopher M. Parrett
 +The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James H. Kunstler
 +Principles of Personal Defense - Revised Edition by Jeff Cooper
 +Survival Poaching by Ragnar Benson
 +Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon http://​chla.library.cornell.edu/​ Cornell has agricultural references on file 
 +The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses by Eliot Coleman
 +A Blacksmithing Primer by Randy McDaniel
 +The Blacksmith'​s Craft: A Primer of Tools & Method http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​B002IGIRJU?​ie=UTF8&​tag=survivalcom-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=9325&​creativeASIN=B002IGIRJU
 +Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree
 +The Complete Modern Blacksmith (Paperback) http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0898158966?​ie=UTF8&​tag=survivalcom-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=9325&​creativeASIN=0898158966
 +The Making of Tools (Paperback) http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0442293607?​ie=UTF8&​tag=survivalcom-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=9325&​creativeASIN=0442293607
 +Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry, Vol. 1 (Paperback) http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0970220324?​ie=UTF8&​tag=survivalcom-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=9325&​creativeASIN=0970220324
 +Iron Melting Cupola Furnaces for the Small Foundry (Paperback) http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0970220308?​ie=UTF8&​tag=survivalcom-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=9325&​creativeASIN=0970220308
 +Sheet Metal Forming Processes and Die Design (Hardcover) http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0831131829?​ie=UTF8&​tag=survivalcom-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=9325&​creativeASIN=0831131829
 +"Five Acres and Independence " by M.G. Kains
 +How Civilizations Fall: A Theory of Catabolic Collapse by J. M. Greer
 +Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example by Dimitry Orlov
 +The Builders Greywater Guide by Oasis Design
 +Ashes series, 34 books by William Johnstone
 +"Be Ready to Barter"​ Reference Book List: 
 +Flayderman'​s Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values ​
 +Blue Book of Gun Values ​
 +The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins 2009
 +2009 Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 ​
 +2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Date ​
 +Antique Trader - Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 
 +Wristwatch Annual 2009: The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications ​
 +Jewelry & Gems the Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry With Confidence And Knowledge
 +The Simplicity Primer by Patrice Lewis
 +Crispin Trillogy books: the Cross of Lead, at the Edge of the World, & the end of time
 +"​Rawles on Retreats and Relocation"​ -- this book has details on selecting the locale for a self-sufficient survival retreat. ​
 +The "​Rawles Gets You Ready" preparedness course (co-authored by JWR) 
 +"How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It". A detailed guide to family preparedness for turbulent times 
 +"​Patriots:​ A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse"​ and my screenplay "​Pulling Through"​.The latter is currently available for free download.
 +Moulin Rouge by Boston T. Party
 +Recommended Books on Current Events and Economics:
 +The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable  by Nick Taleb 
 +Government By Emergency by Dr. Gary North 
 +Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse by Peter Schiff ​
 +This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Rogoff and Reinhart
 +Financial Armageddon: Protecting Your Future from Four Impending Catastrophes by Michael J. Panzner ​
 +When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era by Michael J. Panzner ​
 +The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide by Martin Weiss 
 +Financial Reckoning Day Fallout: Surviving Today'​s Global Depression by Addison Wiggin and Bill Bonner ​
 +The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James H. Kunstler
 +Humanure Handbook by J. C. Jenkins
 +
 +Fiction with Survival and Preparedness Themes (Some of these are out of print but usually available via inter-library loan):
 +Lucifer'​s Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle ​
 +Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (A classic nuke scenario) ​
 +The Rackham Files by Dean Ing (includes the text of "​Pulling Through"​ a more modern nuke scenario + a mini nuke survival manual) Not to be confused with my screenplay--also titled "​Pulling Through"​. ​
 +Some Will Not Die by Algis Budrys (Plague total wipe-out scenario) ​
 +No Blade of Grass by John Christopher (Massive crop disease/​social breakdown scenario, from the British perspective.) ​
 +Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken ​
 +Molon Labe! by Boston T. Party 
 +Earth Abides by George Stewart ​
 +Vandenberg by Oliver Lange (Invasion scenario. Note: It was later republished under the title: Defiance: An American Novel) ​
 +The Weapon by Michael Z. Williamson (SurvivalBlog'​s Editor at Large) ​
 +Unintended Consequences by John Ross (This otherwise excellent novel was marred by some vulgarity and gratuitous sex scenes. Beware!) ​
 +Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 
 +Wolf And Iron by Gordon Dickson ​
 +The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton ​
 +Fire and Ice, by Ray Kytle 
 +Just in Case by Kathy Harrison, probably the most level headed, even keeled discussion of the preparedness & self sufficiency issues
 +Strategic Relocation- North American Guide to Safe Places Strategic Relocation--North American Guide to Safe Places by Skousen ​
 +One Second After by William R. Forstchen (An EMP scenario.)
 +World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler
 +Last of the Breed by Louis L’amour
 +Survivors  by Terry Nation
 +Conquistador:​ A Novel of Alternate History by S.M. Stirling
 +The Road by Cormac McCarthy
 +Warday: And the Journey Onward by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka
 +Malevil by Robert Merle
 +Farnham'​s Freehold by Robert Heinlein
 +The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
 +Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein
 +King Rat by James Clavell
 +Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
 +How to Prosper in the Coming Bad Years by Ruff
 +Time Enough for Love by Robert Heinlein
 +The Rawles Kids' Favorite Books for Young Adults:
 +Nonfiction: ​
 +Hatchet ​
 +My Side of the Mountain ​
 +Robinson Crusoe ​
 +Treasure Island ​
 +Kidnapped ​
 +The Swiss Family Robinson ​
 +The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 
 +Little House on the Prairie Series ​
 +The Chronicles of Narnia Series ​
 +The Tripods Series ​
 +Johnny Tremain ​
 +The Red and the Black 
 +Undaunted Courage ( the story of Lewis & Clark expedition 1803-1806 )
 +Fiction for Young Adults Recommended by SurvivalBlog Readers:
 +The Tomorrow Series
 +Life As We Knew It
 +Escape from Warsaw (Original title: The Silver Sword)
 +
 +The Late Memsahib'​s Top "Must Have" Book:
 +The Encyclopedia of Country Living (Tenth edition) by Carla Emery. Sasquatch Books. (Get the Ninth or later edition.) This book is 845 pages of valuable '​how-to'​ country survival knowledge. The Memsahib (1964-2009) wrote: "The first time that I butchered chickens, I used this book. When I needed 15 different ways to fix zucchini I turned to this book, when I wanted to make soap, pickles, jelly, bread from scratch, butter, and cream cheese, I found everything I needed to know in this book!"​
 +Other Books Recommended by The Late Memsahib:​
 +Small-Scale Grain Raising by Gene Lodgson
 +How to Survive Without a Salary: Learning How to Live the Conserver Lifestyle by Charles Long
 +The Family Cow by Dirk van Loon
 +Raising a Calf for Beef by Phyllis Hobson
 +Small-Scale Pig Raising by Dirk van Loon
 +Raising Rabbits the Modern Way by Bob Bennett
 +Raising Sheep the Modern Way. Updated and Revised Edition by Paula Simmons
 +Ducks and Geese in Your Backyard: A Beginner'​s Guide by Rick and Gail Luttmann
 +The Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody
 +Passport to Survival by E. Dickey
 +Recommended Magazine Subscriptions:​
 +Backwoods Home 
 +Countryside & Small Stock Journal ​
 +Home Power 
 +
 +Some of JWR's Favorite Practical and Tactical Training DVDs:
 +Clinton Anderson: On the Road to the Horse Colt Starting ​  
 +The Art of the Tactical Carbine  
 +Knifemaking Unplugged  
 +
 +Other DVDs
 +Homestead Blessings: The Art of Gardening published by The West Ladies
 +
 +Movies: ​
 +The Road
 +Australian movie: The Road Warrior ​
 +Red Dawn
 +The Outlaw Josey Wells 
 +DVD America in the Dark by EMP Act America
 +Fair Game with Sean Penn
 +
 +Conferences: ​
 +After Dark Conference
 +
 +Quotes: ​
 +"Two is One and One is None."
 +What is your plan:  A, B and C?
 +Simple is Better ​
 +Moulin Rouge by Boston T. Party
 +Milestones by Siab Kataub (Islamic terrorist doctrine to be aware of)
  
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