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Survival book suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Ajax, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Ajax

    Ajax Monkey++

    Probably some of the main topics or a all in one book if there is a good one out there.

    *First Aid
    *Small game hunting, trapping, skinning, preparing ect.
    *Wild plants that are edible
    *Using a compass and map
    *Shelter making
    *General survival stuff like making solar oven, filtering water with natural materials, fire making ect.
    *Gardening for dummies(y)
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

  3. Remington

    Remington Monkey+

    I just bought, Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness. Seems pretty comprehensive. pictures look old and are hard to see what's going on, but there's a lot in the book. You can find it pretty cheap too.
  4. zygote

    zygote Monkey+

    brokor, i think there's a typo in the link. thanks for posting it though!
  5. zygote

    zygote Monkey+

  6. Spartan300

    Spartan300 Monkey+

    A couple that come to mind that I have and enjoy:

    Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual

    Wilderness Survival for Dummies
  7. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    +1 for Hawke's book. It is a nice book (i.e., hardback, quality pages, small footprint) and is not written like a manual. Some of those military-type manuals are dry. It would be a good addition to any collection.
  8. Ajax

    Ajax Monkey++

    Cool, thanks for the tips. I didn't know there were actually for Dummy books about survival.
  9. Spartan300

    Spartan300 Monkey+

    Yeah Ajax, even though the title is funny and folks kind of laugh about the dummy books I have found it amazingly informative. "Wilderness Survival For Dummies." In it you will find survival techniques to stay alive on land or at sea, basic navigation skills, how to find water and food, and a whole chapter on signaling and techniques to get rescued. I think you would like it!
  10. SteveB

    SteveB Monkey+

    Newbie here. Try How To Stay Alive In The Woods, by Bradford Angier. Good, timeless info.
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