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The 15 Best Survival Books Ever Written

The 15 Best Survival Books Ever Written

One of these 15 books just might save your life some day. Check out survival expert Tim MacWelch's roundup of the best survival books ever written.
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from Delicia Ambrosino wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

I have weighed the scales on what would happen if the SHTF where people are concerned. Like any other animal that feels threatened or is starving what will they do? That's right. Not all but most. Now consider this.What if the people we really have to fear are in the ranks of our own government? Where do we go then? What do WE do to survive? Are there any books on this subject? What if they confiscate every weapon we own, our food, and more? What do we do when they lay on THEIR artillery? I believe that what I just suggested can in all reality happen.What then?

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from Josey wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Peter Kummerfelt has also published a survival manual. This guy has trained military, and I attended one of his presentations a few years ago----very common sense and practical. He leans more toward staying alive so you have a better chance of beingrescued rather than long-term survival. His main advice is be prepared and prepare the right way. He also says that when people say, "I'll be right back." that is usually when good things go wrong and the victim isn't prepared. "I'll be right back." is an illusion.

Good point on the social aspect. In a very serious, widespread emergency that is drawn out over a long time, there would definitely have to be cooperation among those survivors. Homo sapies have always been a cooperative species, with reciprocal altruism as the system. Uncooperative, rogue individuals are the ones to save the ammunition for. They will cause the most problems with theft, rape, murder in a post-apocalyptic world. Tribes will undoubtedly form, as well. There will be battles for resources among the tribes. Look at any native civilization to know this.

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from GDOGG wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

@ peteyramond: You are very smart to question this idea of the ideological utopian individualist survival with no allies. We have to figure out how to question and endure scenarios that are not commonly asked about. I have no answers. I am also seeking.

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from peteyraymond wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I've often wondered about dealing with people after the SHTF. Sooner or later you're going to encounter other humans after you've bugged out from the economic meltdown, nuclear attack, biological epidemic, super volcano, etc. You can't just shoot every person that crosses your path to prevent them from stealing your supplies. You may need medicines or ammunition or building supplies or any number of things. I'd like to see a book that discusses some of the "social" aspects of what happens after the SHTF. Anybody else think about this kind of thing?

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from peteyraymond wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I've often wondered about dealing with people after the SHTF. Sooner or later you're going to encounter other humans after you've bugged out from the economic meltdown, nuclear attack, biological epidemic, super volcano, etc. You can't just shoot every person that crosses your path to prevent them from stealing your supplies. You may need medicines or ammunition or building supplies or any number of things. I'd like to see a book that discusses some of the "social" aspects of what happens after the SHTF. Anybody else think about this kind of thing?

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from GDOGG wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

@ peteyramond: You are very smart to question this idea of the ideological utopian individualist survival with no allies. We have to figure out how to question and endure scenarios that are not commonly asked about. I have no answers. I am also seeking.

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from Josey wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

Peter Kummerfelt has also published a survival manual. This guy has trained military, and I attended one of his presentations a few years ago----very common sense and practical. He leans more toward staying alive so you have a better chance of beingrescued rather than long-term survival. His main advice is be prepared and prepare the right way. He also says that when people say, "I'll be right back." that is usually when good things go wrong and the victim isn't prepared. "I'll be right back." is an illusion.

Good point on the social aspect. In a very serious, widespread emergency that is drawn out over a long time, there would definitely have to be cooperation among those survivors. Homo sapies have always been a cooperative species, with reciprocal altruism as the system. Uncooperative, rogue individuals are the ones to save the ammunition for. They will cause the most problems with theft, rape, murder in a post-apocalyptic world. Tribes will undoubtedly form, as well. There will be battles for resources among the tribes. Look at any native civilization to know this.

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from Delicia Ambrosino wrote 1 year 16 weeks ago

I have weighed the scales on what would happen if the SHTF where people are concerned. Like any other animal that feels threatened or is starving what will they do? That's right. Not all but most. Now consider this.What if the people we really have to fear are in the ranks of our own government? Where do we go then? What do WE do to survive? Are there any books on this subject? What if they confiscate every weapon we own, our food, and more? What do we do when they lay on THEIR artillery? I believe that what I just suggested can in all reality happen.What then?

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