With smart phones and tablets, many people these days don’t consider buying books because they have the internet in the palm of their hand. To be fair, smart phones are very cool. You can download and read PDF’s, download apps, and visit websites that have tons of great information.

BUT……..

What if you no longer had the internet? or, even worse, what if you no longer had electricity and the solar charger you bought to keep your phone charged broke? Your batteries have all died and your car won’t start so there is no way for your to charge your tablet, smartphone, or laptop.

 

 

What Would You DO If you had no Internet?

What if you need to remember how to cook a certain type of food, fix your car, set a snare, build something, field dress an animal or eat a wild plant but your phone is dead. Many people believe this scenario can’t or won’t happen but, the reality is, you don’t have to wear a tinfoil hat to understand this happens a lot more often than most people realize.

One good example is hurricane Katrina. Many of those effected by Katrina didn’t get power back until 23 days later and some had to wait even longer than that. 

Luckily, this situation is exactly why you should keep books. So, what books should you have? This question really depends on what information you may need to reference in a emergency but, there are a few well known and popular options available on Amazon that are very affordable and offer a slew of great and useful information. 

Below is a list of our 10 favorite books however, this is just our list and we want you to know there are a lot of great books out out there. So, if you have a book that you really like and would like our readers to know about, post it below in the comments.

SAS Survival Guide

by John “Lofty” Wiseman

One of the best selling survival guides available and for good reason! This guide is very thorough and they even have a pocket version that is great for your survival kits and saving space.

Check out the book on Amazon HERE

Survival Medicine

by Joseph Alton M.D.

This book is designed for those situations when help may not be on the way. This book will provide you with the tools you need to keep your loved ones alive.  

Check out the book on Amazon HERE

The Encyclopedia of Country Living

by Carla Emery

This book is an outstanding resource designed to teach you how to homestead, farm, preserve food, and raise livestock. This is a do it yourself guide to doing just about anything on a farm or homestead. 

Check out the book on Amazon HERE

Mini Farming

by Brett L. Markham

This book will teach you how to grow over 80% of your families food on a 1/4 acre of land! It will also teach you how to produce income from your crop and to be self-sustainable. 

Check out the book on Amazon HERE

Bushcraft 101

by Dave Canteburry

Written by expert survivalist Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 prepares it’ reader to survival in the wilderness using Dave’s 5 C’s of survival.

Check out the book on Amazon HERE

Wildwood Wisdom

by Ellsworth Jaeger

Written in 1945, this guide teaches the most important skills to survival in the wild. This is a great resource that includes lots of diagrams and easy to understand instructions.

Check out the book on Amazon HERE

Pocket Reference 4th Edition

by Thomas Glover

This book is insane with 860 pages of straight facts and references that could be the difference between life and death in a survival situation. Topics range from technical, mechanical, and scientific and tons more!

Check out the book on Amazon HERE

Ultimate Survival Manual

by Rich Johnson

This book is designed to educate any reader on over 300 skills that will assist in handling emergency situations. This book is great because it touches on lots of scenarios and provides skills that aren’t provided by other books.

Check out the book on Amazon HERE

Edible Wild Plants

by Lee Allen Peterson

This book is designed to educate any reader on over 300 skills that will assist in handling emergency situations. This book is great because it touches on lots of scenarios and provides skills that aren’t provided by other books.

Check out the book on Amazon HERE

Back to Basics

by  Abigail R. Gehring

We love this full colored basics skills guide that teaches the skills that were used by our forefathers. 

Check out the book on Amazon HERE