5 Survival Books that just might save your life

In a survival situation, knowledge is your #1 weapon. These 5 Books can help you build your survival skills and prepare you for any situation you may face.

The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide:

The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World

If you love this site… You are going to Love This Book!

In The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide, survival expert Robert Richardson, founder of offgridsurvival.com, gives you real-world advice on how to survive the very real dangers present in today’s society. This is not your typical survival book!

From surviving natural disasters, man-made disasters and disease outbreaks, to essential tactics and step-by-step instructions for surviving urban disasters, crime, violence and terrorist attacks, readers will learn the self-reliance strategies they need to survive in just about any situation. The book is now available for pre-order at a discounted price for our readers and will be shipped out in November.


SAS Survival Handbook: The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere

The SAS Survival Handbook, by former British SAS member and instructor John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman, is one of the top selling survival books of all time.

John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman shares his real-life SAS course strategies to prepare you for any type of emergency situation. The SAS Handbook is chalked full of extremely practical survival advice and is illustrated with easy-to-understand line art and diagrams.

When All Hell Breaks Loose

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes

When All Hell Breaks Loose, by author and survival consultant Cody Lundin, it is packed with 450 pages of real world survival skills that will prepare you and your family for any survival situations.

It’s filled with hundreds of uniquely entertaining illustrations, detailed pictures and diagrams, and a bunch of really funny little stories.  The book’s not only essential to your survival, but it makes the subject of preparedness entertaining and fun.

US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76

US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76

This is the newer civilian version of the classic Army survival handbook. The Guide is filled with the same information provided to the U.S. Army and includes everything from straightforward basic survival material to information on Wilderness medicine and first aid. The manual is filled with information on navigation building shelters, hunting, and the many hazards that you may face.

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plant

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places shows you how to find and prepare more than five hundred different plants for nutrition and better health. There are more than 260 detailed line drawings to help you identify a wide range of plants.

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  1. Couldn’t agree more. The SAS Survival Handbook in particular has earned a special place in my heart (and my bug out bag!). A wide variety of extremely useful information, from basic survival skills and first aid to advanced navigation techniques and beyond.

    Cody Lundin’s “When All Hell Breaks Loose” is also noteworthy, not only for the wealth of information available within, but also for his entertaining writing style. If you find yourself needing to kill some time on the trail, or want a dual purpose survival handbook to pack in your bag (entertaining and informative? yes please!), it’s definitely worth checking out.

  2. The US survival manual is a great book i haven’t finished reading it yet but it is great, practical, and easy to understand and the diagrams are great. love the book can’t wait to finish it and then get when all hell breaks loose. also i got my FM 21-76 at M and I surplus for around five dollars about six something when you add tax a great price to pay to save your life and others.

  3. I have both the SAS Survival Handbook & the FM:21-76, and I practically live by these 2 books.
    They are the most informative & detailed of any books I have found.
    The next one will be Edible & Medicinal plants.

  4. Thank you so much for taking the time to compile this list for us to research. It has helped me out when writing this article about my favorite survival books.

    It looks like we agree on 2, the SAS handbook and the US Army Survival Handbook!

    I hope to be more active here and have subscribed to your mailing list!

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