Are you ready for the next big emergency? Whether it’s a natural disaster or a sudden societal collapse, being prepared can mean the difference between life and death. And what better way to prepare than by reading up on survival tips and tricks? That’s why I’m here to share with you the best survival books to read before you need them.
First up, we have “The SAS Survival Handbook” by John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman.
This classic guide is a must-have for any survival enthusiast. With tips on everything from building shelter to finding food and water, this book is chock-full of useful information. And with its straightforward writing style and plenty of illustrations, it’s an easy read for anyone.
Next on the list is “Deep Survival” by Laurence Gonzales.
This book goes beyond the usual survival tips and delves into the psychology of survival. Gonzales explores what separates survivors from victims, and how our own thought processes can work against us in an emergency. It’s a thought-provoking read that will leave you better equipped to handle any crisis.
For those interested in wilderness survival, “Bushcraft 101” by Dave Canterbury is a great starting point.
This book covers all the basics of living off the land, from starting a fire to building a shelter. And with Canterbury’s extensive experience as a survival instructor, you can trust that the advice is top-notch.
If you’re looking for a more holistic approach to survival, “The Unthinkable” by Amanda Ripley is a must-read.
Ripley examines how people react in emergencies and why some are more successful at surviving than others. She also explores the science of fear and how to overcome it. It’s a fascinating look at the psychology of survival and a valuable addition to any prepper’s library.
Last but not least, we have “One Second After” by William R. Forstchen.
This gripping novel imagines a world where an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) wipes out all electronics, plunging society into chaos. It’s a sobering reminder of how fragile our modern way of life really is, and a cautionary tale about the importance of being prepared.
So there you have it, folks – the best survival books to read before you need them. Whether you’re a seasoned prepper or just starting out, these books will give you the knowledge and skills you need to survive any emergency. So don’t wait until it’s too late – start reading today!