Because it is impossible for one person to know everything there is to know about any subject, books are an excellent resource. Generally written by people who have experience in the wilderness and in survival situations, these books offer knowledge and wisdom about surviving in many different scenarios. Some books are better than others in usability and practicality. These top ten survival books offer information to live and thrive through difficult circumstances and locations.
So much of survival is knowing how to do things without modern technology. Most people are so used to technology that figuring how to do such tasks as make a shelter, obtain food, make and use manual tools, and similar stuff is not part of their knowledge base. This book covers all of these and more. Survival chances will increase dramatically by learning the skills explained in this outdoorsman’s guide.
This bestseller is full of advice for surviving in the wilderness, written by an expert. He begins with five Cs – cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages. He builds on these to provide some of the best useful information to do well in the backwoods. This author has also added on to the information with Advanced Bushcraft, and the two books can be obtained in a boxed set, as well.
Go beyond the basics with this advanced guide that includes improvisation and DIY things to increase self-reliance in the wilderness.
Save time, money, and space by purchasing the two books along with two more titles in the Bushcraft series neatly organized into a boxed set. Titles include Bushcraft 101, Advanced Bushcraft, The Bushcraft Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild, and Bushcraft First Aid.
Surviving a catastrophe is made more likely with this comprehensive step-by-step guide to preparing for such disasters as natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes, as well as social collapse, electrical failure, and other such situations. This can help your family to survive and thrive for weeks – or years. It covers food and water, medication, defense, and more.
Becoming self-reliant is the goal of preparing for surviving after a disaster or living off grid. This book explains method for living through a crisis or without electricity, even if it is due to personal choice. It explains ways to purify and store water, other ways to find water and how to map it, essential foods and medications, security and defense, and sanitation.
This New York Times bestseller is meant for anyone who wants to excel in outdoor survival, without being sensational. It is down-to-earth and full of tips and techniques used by Steven Rinella in his real-life outdoor experiences. He shares insights and mistakes to aid in learning how to be competent in the wilderness.
This handy pocket-sized guide is a complete outdoor companion which includes preparing, navigating, eating, defending, securing, and surviving. This essential guide is a carry-along supplement to the original handbook.
The comprehensive guide to survival, this book covers everything someone might need to know.
Written by a retired Navy SEAL, these 100 skills are real special forces proficiencies that have been adapted for civilian use. It links the skills with specific scenarios that help to learn. Detailed illustrations also aid in learning, limiting the necessity of complicated instructions.
Preparing for a crisis covers much more than just food and water. This book walks readers through making a plan for surviving that includes finances, food, stockpiling, concerns to deal with, extra considerations, with a lot of practical information and advice to see you through a catastrophe. Most of these tips and tricks will also be useful for living off-grid.
Geared to living in a forested area, this book covers identifying food that can be foraged, hunting, building a shelter for warmth, making clothing, self-defense, and signaling for assistance, among other things. Clearly explained and illustrated, this deluxe edition offers useful and practical information for anyone who wants or needs to live in the woods.
Good for anyone from outdoorsman to new campers, this comprehensive book about survival is written by a Green Beret veteran and survival expert Mykel Hawke. His style draws the reader in and his practical instruction makes this book an excellent addition to anyone’s survival library.
On top of these top 10 survival books, there are some additional books that may be helpful.
Related Military-Based Books:
This book written by a Navy SEAL is meant for surviving disasters, but is practical and useful to encourage anyone to become self-sufficient and able to defend oneself and the whole family.
Taken from field manuals of the U.S. Army, the survival tips and tricks, tactics and techniques in this book will be helpful to anyone who is interested in survival or off-grid living.
Written by an herbalist, this book covers medical uses of nearly two hundred plants, many of which grow wild in various places around the country. This book is meant for people who have not previously learned how to recognize plants or what they are used for. It is comprehensive and informative and includes recipes for making medicine from the plants.
670 pages of medical preparation for times when there is not a convenient medical professional fill this medicine handbook. It includes information for handling common injuries and illnesses as well as less common situations.
Any one of the top ten survival books – plus four – are sure to be great additions to the library of anyone who wants to learn more about living off the land, in a self-sufficient manner.