10 Must Have Survival Books

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 358 winchester, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
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  2. Popgunner

    Popgunner Active Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    That's a good list:)

    I have three of those ten:

    *US Army Survival Guide
    *Making the Best of Basics
    *Country Wisdom

    I can say that those three are really excellent.

    This is an excellent place for online free info. They sell books too but they offer lots of their info for free:http://www.endtimesreport.com/Site_Index.htm

  3. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    If you can get a copy 'Survival Guns' by Mel Tappan.

    I bought a copy 25/ 30 odd years ago and wore it out. I don't agree with every conclusion and much of the information will be dated, but a lot is as valid today as then. I would still rate it well worth a read.

    I still have it, but its in pieces!
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  4. new308handloader

    new308handloader New Member

    Jan 11, 2009
    Maryville, TN
    Thanks 358! That is good stuff! When I'm not shooting or (now reloading), I enjoy backpacking (mostly in the Smoky Mnts of E. TN or NC)...and because of that I very much enjoy survival skills books......most in there I do not have and will be getting 1 or 2.
    Thanks again
  5. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Mobile, Al.
    Has anyone here ever heard of the 'Foxfire' series of books? I have not read them since my teens, but as I recall, they offered advice on skills the oldtimers had. Things such as tanning hides, building log cabins, preserving meat,...those sorts of things. A lot of it was simply stories told by old time country folk about a vast array of subjects. Interesting reading if you like that sort of thing.
    Good thread. I imagine I will order a few of the books on the list. While I'm at it, I think I will see if the Foxfire books are still available.
  6. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    'Foxfire' series of books is a great source of information and I would love to own the collection, but I have spent my money stocking up ;)
    I am a heck of a longs way away from the top of the heap but I can survive in any condition with little of nothing, so I am not really a D.O.C.B ( dumb old country boy) just a country boy with lots of training and skills. I am smart enough to store items that will make good trade and grow food that may well be needed soon. Or sooner :eek:
    Get ready because the zebra is trying to set him self up just like Chavez, Dictator for Life.
  7. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Got rid of LOTS of books the last few years. Took down whole shelving units. The Foxfire series, along with quite a few on plants, herbs, for eating and medicinal purposes. Some how to, and others. Hope I never HAVE to read them....again.
  8. 1shot1k

    1shot1k Former Guest

    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas

    Good choices..I dont have a specific title..but surely there must be a book or guide to say...
    "the back roads into Canada "....

    that might be a good read if it gets like some are predicting.....

    of course...for lighter enjoyment reading ..while hunkered down ,,safely in one's bunker..and reading by the candle light...I suggest a book I have remembered since youth...and have always enjoyed the title.....

    " I FOUGHT the Tiger "..by Claud Bawles.....:p
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  9. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    This the only survival item I need :D, and no I didn't buy it off eBay :rolleyes:.

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  10. 1shot1k

    1shot1k Former Guest

    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas


    Well, pretty impressive...I wouldnt have whupped this out unless backed into a wall...

    but here goes....and yes...I earned mine too....

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  11. 1shot1k

    1shot1k Former Guest

    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    :p:p:p me too....!

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