There are countless Urban 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.
- SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere (2014)
- Tom Brown’s Field Guide to City and Suburban Survival (1986)
- Survival Theory: A Preparedness Guide (2016)
- Urban Survival Guide: Learn The Secrets Of Urban Survival To Keep You Alive After Man-Made Disasters, Natural Disasters, and Breakdowns In Civil Order (2010)
- 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster (2016)
- Street Survival Skills: Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Modern Survival (2019)
- 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation (2015)
- The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families (2011)
- Urban Emergency Survival Plan: Readiness Strategies for the City and Suburbs (2014)
- Survive ANYTHING: The Ultimate Prepping and Survival Guide to Perfect Your Survival Skills and Survive ANY Disaster, ANYWHERE in the World! (2017)
- Surviving an Urban Disaster: The Survival Essentials Made Easy, Small Steps, Big Results (2014)
- The Art of Urban Survival: A Family Safety and Self Defense Manual (2011)
- THE RURAL RANGER A SUBURBAN AND SURVIVAL MANUAL & FIELD GUIDE OF TRAPS AND SNARES FOR FOOD AND SURVIVAL (2003)
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.
Tom Brown’s Field Guide to City and Suburban Survival (1986)
Today most Americans live in the city or suburbs—a safe, comfortable life, at least on the surface. Few of us realize how close we are to the elemental struggle for survival, until disaster strikes. Yet it is possible to be prepared. In this uniquely practical handbook, Tom Brown, Jr.
Survival Theory: A Preparedness Guide (2016)
If you’re looking for information on how to prepare for a short term natural disaster, this is not the book for you. Bestselling author, Jonathan Hollerman, will present evidence that America as we know it could be destroyed in the near future from the loss of America’s electric grid or other societal collapse scenarios. Many preparedness “experts” severely underestimate the threat posed by millions of starving, desperate people.
Urban Survival Guide: Learn The Secrets Of Urban Survival To Keep You Alive After Man-Made Disasters, Natural Disasters, and Breakdowns In Civil Order (2010)
Congratulations! You’re about to learn insider secrets to survive disasters, pandemics, economic collapse, and breakdowns in civil ordereven if leaving the city isn’t an option! This book is different than other survival books.
100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster (2016)
From national bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson comes the essential guide for surviving today’s emergencies—from navigating in the wild to staying alive in any disaster.These 100 skills, adapted for civilians from actual field experiences of special forces operations, offer a complete hands-on and practical guide to help you survive in the wild no matter the climate or terrain; be prepared for any crisis; and have the critical life-saving knowledge for staying sa…
Street Survival Skills: Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Modern Survival (2019)
“After the economic collapse of Argentina, Fernando Aguirre got to see fist-hand what worked and what didn’t when it came to Urban Survival and Preparedness. The hyperinflation and riots were bad, but the daily crime, violence, corruption and failing infrastructure people had to endure for years afterwards was a lot worse.
100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation (2015)
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 (and sometimes virtual) matrix of everyday crime, danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions.
The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families (2011)
Let survival expert, Army veteran, NASA scientist help you and your family prepare for any kind of disaster—flood, civil unrest, hurricane, fire, war, earthquake.Ninety-nine percent of the time, the world spins like a top, the skies are clear, and your refrigerator is full of good food. But the world is a volatile place—storms rage, fires burn, and diseases spread. No one is ever completely safe. Humans live as part of a very complex ecosystem that is unpredictable and merciless.
Urban Emergency Survival Plan: Readiness Strategies for the City and Suburbs (2014)
Stay Safe in the CityHere’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.
Survive ANYTHING: The Ultimate Prepping and Survival Guide to Perfect Your Survival Skills and Survive ANY Disaster, ANYWHERE in the World! (2017)
(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.
Surviving an Urban Disaster: The Survival Essentials Made Easy, Small Steps, Big Results (2014)
Are you ready for the next hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood?Surviving a disaster requires planning, preparations, and skills. Being prepared can save lives, but "getting prepared" can often seem like a daunting task. If you've ever wanted to protect yourself and your loved ones, but you just didn't know where to begin, this Quick-Start Survival Guide is everything you need (and nothing you don't!) to help you survive a natural or manmade crisis.
The Art of Urban Survival: A Family Safety and Self Defense Manual (2011)
The complete guide to survival in the concrete jungle. The modern urban environment is rife with dangers. Crime, violence, natural disasters, wars, and terrorism are real life possibilities for which few people are prepared.
THE RURAL RANGER A SUBURBAN AND SURVIVAL MANUAL & FIELD GUIDE OF TRAPS AND SNARES FOR FOOD AND SURVIVAL (2003)
The Modern Day Survival Primer For Solving Modern Day Survival Problems! This book will teach you the techniques to not just survive, but to use ingenuity and household items to solve your problems scientifically with a bit of primitive know how thrown in.
Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your Attention
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 Library Genesis and download some urban 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.
Settlement Spaces: Urban Survival Prospects of China’s Special Communities: Empirical Study of Four Types of Representative Community Samples
Author(s): Xiao Wu, Lingjin Wang
ID: 3112421, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 19 Mb, Format: pdf
SURVIVAL: BUSHCRAFT GUIDE: A Beginners Prepping Guide to Survive a Disaster in the Wilderness (Prepper SHTF Urban Survival Preparedness)
Author(s): Colter, Scott
ID: 2666174, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Survival 101 Beginner’s Guide 2020: The Complete Guide To Urban And Wilderness Survival
Author(s): Anderson, Rory
ID: 2723410, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 116 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. 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? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.