Recommended Books

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. - Mark Twain



  • Ditch Medicine: Advanced Field Procedures for Emergencies, by Hugh L. Coffee
  • Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, by W. A. Newman Dorland
  • Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, by Scancon
  • Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, by Mick J. Sanders
  • Physicians Desk Reference
  • Where There is No Doctor, by David Werner
  • Where There is No Dentist, by Murray Dickson
  • Emergency War Surgery (NATO handbook),by Thomas E. Bowen, M.D.
  • US Special Forces Medical Handbook
  • Wilderness Medical Society: Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care.
  • Book for Midwives : A Manual for Traditional Birth Attendants and Midwives, by Susan Klein & Suellen Miller
  • The Merck Manual of Medical Information

Food & Gardening:

  • The Canning, Freezing, Curing and Smoking of Meat, Fish and Game, by Wilbur F. Eastman
  • Perfect Preserves: Provisions from the Kitchen Garden, by Nora Ca
  • Saving Seeds: The Gardener's Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds, by Marc Rogers & Polly Alexander
  • Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally, by Robert Kourik
  • The Encyclopedia of Country Living, by Carla Emery
  • Cookin' With Beans and Rice, by Peggy Layton
  • Cookin with Home Storage, by Peggy Layton
  • Cookin with Processed Milk, by Peggy Layton
  • Ball Blue Book of Preserving, by Alltrista Consumer Products
  • Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America, by Merritt Lyndon Fernald & Alfred Charles Kinsey

Homestead / Construction:

  • The Independent Home, by Michael Potts
  • When Technology Fails, by Matthew Stein
  • Country Plumbing, by Gerry Hartigan
  • The Home Water Supply, by Stu Campbell
  • The Homestead Builder, by Lloyd Kahn
  • Five Acres and Independence, by G.M. Kains
  • Welding Basics, by Karen Ruth
  • Understanding Basic Electronics, by Larry Wolfgang
  • Where There is No Vet, by Bill Forse


  • The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide, by Mark Harvey
  • Land Navigation Handbook: The Sierra Club Guide to Map and Compass, by W.S. Kals


  • Nuclear War Survival Skills, by Kearny Cresson
  • Bad Times Primer, by C.G. Cobb
  • Emergency Preparedness and Survival Guide, by Backwoods Home Magazine
  • Preparing for Catastrophe on a Budget, by Bruce La Rue.
  • Tappan on Survival, by Mel Tappan
  • Fighting Chance (10 Feet to Survival), by Arthur Robinson & Gary North

Self Defense:

  • Boston's Gun Bible, by Boston T. Party
  • Art of the Rifle, by Jeff Cooper


  • 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution, by Claire Wolfe
  • When the World Will Be As One, by Tal Brooke
  • Guardians of the Grail, by J.R. Church


  • Lucifer's Hammer, by Jerry Pournelle & Larry Niven
  • Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank (Classic nuke scenario)
  • Pulling Through, by Dean Ing (modern nuke scenario, a mini survival manual)
  • Some Will Not Die, by Algis Budrys (Total plague wipe out scenario)
  • No Blade of Grass, by John Christopher (Massive crop disease/social breakdown)
  • Vandenberg, by Oliver Lange (Invasion scenario)
  • Breeder, by Jim Morris
  • Unintended Consequences, by John Ross
  • Malevil, by Robert, Merle
  • Emergence, by David R. Palmer
  • Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand