I figure in order to keep to the KISS aproach, please only list the absolute top guides/books here that you have or have seen not the entire library. In other words the ones that would go with you even if you had to carry them on your back if there was a catastrophy. I just got an AWESOME book when we cleaned out my uncles house that was published by Morton salt co. in 1950 titled, 'Home Meat Curing Made Easy' then says across the bottom 'PORK-BEEF-LAMB-SAUSAGE' and on the back says 'Cured Meats ...an important part of the home food supply'. This is a 122 page magazine/booklet with full photo illustration that fully explains butchering from live to cured along with how to render the lard, how to do all the cuts and so much more. I contacted Morton to see if this can still be had from them and will let you know what I find out but if you ever have a chance to get this, DO! 'Naked into the wilderness' by John and Geri McPhearson is the best guide I know of for being able to live off the land starting off with nothing. The author is former special forces and now teaches classes to the special forces survival instructors a couple times a year so they can teach the same info in this book in thier survival school for the US special forces. It explains tanning leather/buckskin, trapping, stone tool making, shelter building, fire making through friction, primitive cooking methods and much, much more.