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Best Survival Books You Must Read

There are countless Survival courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival (2014)

Best Survival Books You Must ReadThe 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 and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you’ll also discover detailed information on: Choosing…
Author(s): Dave Canterbury

2. SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere (2014)

Best Survival Books You Must ReadThe 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. Don’t leave home without it”–Outside magazineRevised 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…
Author(s): John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman

3. Engineering Student Survival Guide (BEST Series) by Krista Donaldson (2004-05-07) (1753)

Best Survival Books You Must ReadPaperback Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math (1753) ASIN: B01FIWUAFO Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,659,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Krista Donaldson

4. The Survival Medicine Handbook: THE essential guide for when medical help is NOT on the way (2016)

Best Survival Books You Must ReadIf you had to deal with an injury or illness in a disaster, would you know what to do? The Survival Medicine Handbook is a 670 page detailed 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 expanded third edition of the 3 category Amazon bestseller (Survival Skills, Disaster Relief, Safety/First Aid) is geared to enable the non-medical…
Author(s): Alton MD, Joseph, Alton ARNP, Amy

5. Engineering Student Survival Guide (BEST Series) (2004)

Best Survival Books You Must ReadThe third edition of this wildly successful text provides information and strategies for engineering students to get the most out of their college education. From freshman orientation to senior year and beyond, this book covers topics pertinent and unique to all engineering students. McGraw-Hill’s BEST (Basic Engineering Series and Tools) consists of modularized textbooks covering virtually every topic and specialty likely to be presented in an introductory engineering course. All texts in the BEST series boast distinguished authorship, the most up-to-date content, and a uniform design…
Author(s): Krista Donaldson

6. The Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival: The Brutal Truth About Violence, Death, & Mayhem You Must Know to Survive (2019)

Best Survival Books You Must ReadThis is not a guide that will tell you step-by-step HOW to survive. This is a reality check that will tell you that everything you have expected and planned for is probably wrong. Selco is a household name in prepping and survival circles. He survived the Balkan War in a city with no power, no running water, and no supplies. For a year, he and his family fought every single day for bare subsistence. Over the years since the war, Selco has written nearly a quarter of a million words of memories, articles, and advice. This book is a collection of his darkest moments. The first…
Author(s): Selco Begovic, Daisy Luther

7. Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival (2016)

Best Survival Books You Must ReadWould you be prepared if you needed to survive in the wilderness? Survival expert Creek Stewart shares his cache of practical, easy-to-follow tricks to help you transform everyday items into valuable gear that can save your life. Survival Hacks takes you step-by-step through transforming simple objects like soda tabs and plant leaves into essential survival tools. This rough-and-rugged guide covers everything from small-scale hacks, like using sticks and rope to make a table, to the big stuff, like creating a one-person emergency shelter from a trash bag or purifying dirty water using a plastic…
Author(s): Creek Stewart

8. Asshole Survival Guide (2018)

Best Survival Books You Must Read“This book is a contemporary classic—a shrewd and spirited guide to protecting ourselves from the jerks, bullies, tyrants, and trolls who seek to demean. We desperately need this antidote to the a-holes in our midst.”—Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of To Sell Is Human and Drive   As entertaining as it is useful, The Asshole Survival Guide delivers a cogent and methodical game plan for anybody who feels plagued by assholes. Sutton starts with diagnosis—what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field‑tested, evidence‑based, and often…
Author(s): Robert Sutton

9. The Closer’s Survival Guide – Third Edition (2011)

Best Survival Books You Must ReadLearn to close and you will never be without work or without money! The most powerful arsenal of closes ever! This book over 120 Closes includes: 31 Money Closes, 17 Time Related Closes, 3 Pressure Closes, 3 Agreement Closes, 8 Decision Closes, and another 64 of the most creative closes you will ever find in one book! Financial "Closing" is the final step in the pursuit of ANY goal. This thing called closing is not just something that sales people do but something that applies to every person. Nothing truly happens until you are able to engender the support, energy and resources…
Author(s): Grant Cardone

10. Survival Medicine & First Aid: The Leading Prepper’s Guide to Survive Medical Emergencies in Tough Survival Situations (2016)

Best Survival Books You Must ReadFebruary 2017 Edition (layout issues fixed)★ ★ ★ FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY ★ ★ ★Buy the Paperback and Get the eBook for FREE! After a disaster, there’s a single, vital skill that very few survivors will have. Fighters and builders are important, but there is no survivor so valuable and sought after as the one who can help out when illness or injury strikes.As any good prepper knows, thinking ahead and planning ahead will enable you to live a good and healthy life completely off the grid. The ability to care for the sick and…
Author(s): Beau Griffin

11. Survive ANYTHING: The Ultimate Prepping and Survival Guide to Perfect Your Survival Skills and Survive ANY Disaster, ANYWHERE in the World! (2017)

Best Survival Books You Must Read(layout Issues Fixed)★ ★ ★ FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY ★ ★ ★Buy the Paperback and Get the eBook for FREE!Do You Want to Know How to SURVIVE ABSOLUTELY ANY DISASTER, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD?Disaster can strike at any moment. From earthquakes to virus outbreaks, it’s never expected, it’s never avoidable and it’s always a matter of life or death. Those who know how to survive do exactly that. Those who don’t? Unfortunately, they seldom make it out unscathed. : I am here to transform you into a survivor. I will help you become a capable and knowledgeable outdoorsman and arm you with all the…
Author(s): Beau Griffin

12. Survival in Auschwitz (1961)

Best Survival Books You Must ReadPaperback Publisher: Collier; First Collier Books Edition edition (1961) Language: English ISBN-10: 0020343000 ISBN-13: 978-0020343004 ASIN: B000HQTPBC Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 392 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,816,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #10759 in Jewish Holocaust History #15629 in Biographical Fiction (Books) #33179 in Author Biographies Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Primo Levi

Best Survival Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some survival books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Popular Mechanics Essential Survival Guide: The Only Book You Need in Any Emergency

Author(s): Popular Mechanics
Publisher: Hearst Communications, Year: 29 Aug 2018, Size: 31 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2306360

Krav Maga Extreme Survival: Active Shooter * Carjacking * Home Invasion * Predator Profiling

Author(s): Gershon Ben Keren
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, Year: 23 Oct 2018, Size: 64 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2346947

The US Role in NATO’s Survival After the Cold War

Author(s): Julie Garey
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407474

Factors Influencing Child Survival in Tanzania: Comparative Analysis of Diverse Deprived Rural Villages

Author(s): Kumiko Sakamoto
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2411456

Energy Kingdoms: Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf

Author(s): Jim Krane
Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2296842

Indigenous Rhetoric and Survival in the Nineteenth Century: A Yurok Woman Speaks Out

Author(s): Elizabeth Schleber Lowry
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2019, Size: 989 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2309464

The Worst Is Yet to Come : A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide

Author(s): Peter Fleming
Publisher: Repeater, Year: 2019, Size: 487 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2317067

Mutiny on the Bounty: A saga of sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny, and survival against extraordinary odds

Author(s): Peter FitzSimons
Publisher: Constable, Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2318944

A Delicate Aggression: Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Author(s): David O. Dowling
Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2345388

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, 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 books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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