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Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your Attention

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.

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

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your AttentionThe 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,…
Author(s): John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman

2. Tom Brown’s Field Guide to City and Suburban Survival (1986)

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your AttentionToday 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. gives you the specific skills and detailed knowledge you need to protect yourself and those you love in almost any emergency.• Alternative heat and light sources• Preventing and coping with electrical failure• Automobile survival techniques• Protecting your home from…
Author(s): Brown Jr., Tom

3. Survival Theory: A Preparedness Guide (2016)

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your AttentionIf 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. This preparedness guide will help you develop a plan to escape the deadly rioting and looting, showing you where you can take your family…
Author(s): Jonathan Hollerman

4. 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)

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your AttentionCongratulations! You’re about to learn insider secrets to survive disasters, pandemics, economic collapse, and breakdowns in civil order…even if leaving the city isn’t an option! This book is different than other survival books. It is a full-fledged 12 week Urban Survival Course that will walk you through the process of getting prepared for urban survival. Every chapter is designed to be completed in one week and it will give you a “Here’s what to do next” set of action steps to complete. By the end of the course, you won’t have a head full of useless…
Author(s): David Morris

5. 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster (2016)

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your AttentionFrom 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 safe in any hostile environment or disaster. Yesterday’s survival guide is no longer relevant. 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition…
Author(s): Clint Emerson

6. Street Survival Skills: Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Modern Survival (2019)

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your Attention“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. Based on his experience, Fernando explains in this book different tips, tricks and tactics that work when everything else fails.”-“Street Survival Skills” focuses on the practical side of preparedness: Awareness. Home and street security. Everyday carry. Blackouts. Survival kits and weapons. How to fight with…
Author(s): Fernando Aguirre

7. 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation (2015)

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your AttentionA 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. Potentially life-threatening circumstances can arise anywhere, anytime, and Clint…
Author(s): Clint Emerson

8. The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families (2011)

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your AttentionLet 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. Could you protect your family in the case of an emergency—domestic or global?The…
Author(s): Arthur T. Bradley

9. Urban Emergency Survival Plan: Readiness Strategies for the City and Suburbs (2014)

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your AttentionStay 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. Not only do 58 percent of Americans live in cities, but certain risks are higher in cities than elsewhere.Urban Emergency Survival Plan delivers a common-sense approach to urban survival planning rather than advocating that city survivalists need to figure out a way to grow an acre of food, raise goats, and build an underground…
Author(s): Jim Cobb

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

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your Attention(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 skill you will…
Author(s): Beau Griffin

11. Surviving an Urban Disaster: The Survival Essentials Made Easy, Small Steps, Big Results (2014)

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your AttentionAre 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. Think of it as urban preparedness made easy for everyday people. Using this Quick-Start Survival Guide, you can make significant progress in as…
Author(s): Richard Duarte

12. The Art of Urban Survival: A Family Safety and Self Defense Manual (2011)

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your AttentionThe 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 Art of Urban Survival offers readers simple, safe, and practical advice on how to prepare for, and react to dozens of life threatening situations. The author draws from psychology, sociology and anthropology to provide a deeper understanding of the laws of the urban jungle. In addition, elements of military strategy, eastern…
Author(s): Mr Stefan H. Verstappen

13. THE RURAL RANGER A SUBURBAN AND URBAN SURVIVAL MANUAL & FIELD GUIDE OF TRAPS AND SNARES FOR FOOD AND SURVIVAL (2003)

Best Urban Survival Books Worth Your AttentionThe 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. A complete and detailed section utilizing explicit drawings and easy to understand photographs covers thoroughly the topic of survival trapping using Modern Snares, Deadfalls, Conibear Traps, and Primitive Snares. This book is dedicated for long term survival in the country or the suburbs to insure you survive and thrive! Build a solar…
Author(s): Ron Foster

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 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.

SAS Urban Survival Handbook: How to Protect Yourself Against Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Fires, Home Invasions, and Everyday Health and Safety Hazards

Author(s): John "Lofty" Wiseman, Don Mann
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 19 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2219837

SAS urban survival handbook: how to protect yourself against terrorism, natural disasters, fires, home invasions, and everyday health and safety hazards

Author(s): Wiseman, John
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 19 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2351408

Architectures of survival: Air war and urbanism in Britain, 1935-52

Author(s): Adam Page
Publisher: Manchester University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2367998

Women, Urbanization and Sustainability: Practices of Survival, Adaptation and Resistance

Author(s): Anita Lacey (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2017, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1701305

Situational Awareness: The Urban Preppers Ultimate Guide to Situational Awareness and Survival

Author(s): Kennedy, Caden
Publisher: , Year: 2016, Size: 148 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2073335

Barefoot Doctor’s Handbook for the Urban Warrior: Wayward Taoist Survival Technique

Author(s): Barefoot Doctor
Publisher: Wayward Publications Ltd, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2332455

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.

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