In today’s speed-of-light society, with websites, blogs, and videos, one ancient information source endures: the book.
Its worth is particularly apparent during crises—such as when the Internet isn’t accessible.
Here are some suggestions for great survival books in no particular order and include a range of survival-esque topics.
Best Books on General Disaster Preparedness
1. When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency (Revised and Expanded), by Matthew Stein
2. Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios by Lisa Bedford
3. Emergency Preparedness and More: A Manual on Food Storage and Survival by Howard Godfrey
4. The Enlightened Prepper: The Complete How to Guide for Disaster Preparedness by Survival Monk
5. SAS Survival Guide: For Any Climate, for Any Situation (Second Edition), by John Wiseman
6. Strategic Relocation: North American Guide to Safe Places by Joel M. Skousin
7. The Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Handbook: Keep Your Loved Ones Healthy in Every Disaster, From Wildfires to a Complete Societal Collapse by Joseph Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP
8. Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to 550 Key Herbs With All Their Uses As Remedies for Common Ailments (Second Edition), by Andrew Chevallier
9. Where There Is No Doctor (Revised Edition), by David Warner, Jane Maxwell, and Carol Thuman
10. Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
11. The Jakarta Pandemic by Steven Konkoly
12. One Second After by William R. Forstchen
13. The Pulse: A Novel of Surviving the Collapse of the Grid by Scott B. Williams
This is not an exhaustive list but is a good start for both novels and practical field guides. What’s your favorite survival book?