While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Outdoor Survival books.
- Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival (2014)
- Outdoor Survival Skills (1997)
- The Ultimate Bushcraft Survival Manual (2017)
- The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life Extreme Edition) (2016)
- The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure (2012)
- The Bushcraft Boxed Set: Bushcraft 101; Advanced Bushcraft; The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, & Cooking in the Wild; Bushcraft First Aid (2017)
- SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere (2014)
- The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Life-saving Structures for Every Climate and Wilderness Situation (2015)
- Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care (2017)
- The Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual: 221 Primitive & Wilderness Survival Skills (2014)
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.
Outdoor Survival Skills (1997)
Outdoor Survival Skills has taught three generations of wilderness adventurers how to survive in nature without expensive purchased equipment, instead drawing on knowledge of the land and carefully tested techniques, many of them ancient, for finding or creating shelter, fire, tools, water, and plant and animal foods. In this new edition, anecdotes from the author’s lifetime of experience provide thrilling examples of the skills and attitudes that ensure survival outdoors.
What if you were dropped in the woods with little more than a knife, your wits, and the (hopefully warm) shirt on your back? Could you survive? If you’d read this book, the answer is yes! Survival! It’s one of our most primal fears, most basic needs. What do you do when everything is stripped away except your will to prevail?
This updated and extreme edition of the popular, bestselling 2012 title is what you need if you want to protect your family, save yourself, and prevail over any danger.
The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure (2012)
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.
The Bushcraft Boxed Set: Bushcraft 101; Advanced Bushcraft; The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, & Cooking in the Wild; Bushcraft First Aid (2017)
The collection includes: : The primer to wilderness survival based on the author’s 5Cs of Survivability (cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages) Takes it to the next level with self-reliance skills that teach you how to survive with little to no equipment Provides everything you need to know about packing, finding, and preparing food while trekking Written with Jason A.
SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere (2014)
The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival “A classic outdoor manual [that] addresses every conceivable disaster scenario.
The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Life-saving Structures for Every Climate and Wilderness Situation (2015)
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS FOR BEGINNERS AND EXPERIENCED OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS ALIKEYou can survive a couple of weeks without food and a few days without water, but in some cases, you would be lucky to survive one night without shelter.With structures ideally suited for any weather condition, this book presents emergency shelter designs built from a variety of elements, including 100 percent gathered items, a combination of natural and store-bought supplies and eve…
Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care (2017)
Out in the woods or on top of a mountain, there’s no calling 9-1-1. Bushcraft First Aid teaches you how to be your own first responder. The authors’ years of experience and training will help hikers and backpackers deal with a variety of emergency situations, from cuts and burns to broken bones and head injuries.
The Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual: 221 Primitive & Wilderness Survival Skills (2014)
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.
Best Outdoor Survival Books Worth Your Attention
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Wilderness Survival Guide: Practical Skills for the Outdoor Adventurer
Author(s): Marsteiner, Jason
ID: 2914012, Publisher: Rockridge Press, Year: 2021, Size: 16 Mb, Format: epub
Survival For Beginners: A Step-By-Step Guide To Camping And Outdoor Skills
Author(s): Colin Towell
ID: 2434245, Publisher: DK-Dorling Kindersley/Penguin Random House, Year: 2019, Size: 31 Mb, Format: pdf
Survival for beginners: a step-by-step guide to camping and outdoor skills
Author(s): Towell, Colin
ID: 2768114, Publisher: DK Children, Year: 2019, Size: 31 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly hot items according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.