10 Must Have Survival Books

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  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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  2. Popgunner

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    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
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    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

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    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
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    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.
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    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    :cool:

    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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    :p:p:p me too....!

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