Choosing The Right Survival Books For Your Needs

survival booksIn today’s uncertain world there are many times when a survival book might be helpful. However, with so many guides on the market today, it can be a bit challenging to sift through the assortment and find the right books for your specific needs.

Since in our site we provide both survival tips and in-depth reviews of popular survival books, we decided to dedicate our home page for some information that will help you choose the right survival books for your needs.

Firstly, we must admit that we believe that without proper survival skills, there won’t be any hope for the future. Thus, we must first determine a few things. The answers to these questions will go far to help you understand what type of survival book you’ll need in a survival emergency…

In The City

If you’re planning on remaining in the city, you’ll need to have a survival book that teaches you not only how to live undetected in a popular place, but also, how to survive without being detected in a populated area.

You’ll need a book that lays out what sort of supplies will be helpful for your needs as well as how to use the proper weapons, hide from others and still be able to eat a healthy diet.

This obviously isn’t going to be easy. You’re going to have to work hard at preparing for such an emergent situation if you plan on remaining in a city.

Bugging Out

More often than not, people plan to either ride things out where they are (assuming that they are in a safe location and living in a more rural area). To accomplish this, they should have several factors that they consider.

Communications are going to be vital so they may wish to have a HAM radio operator on board with their endeavors. This means that they will need a survival book that will include all of the vital information for this to be accomplished.

Food will likely be scarce, so preparation is tantamount to survival. There are many great books available in the survival section that will help people prepare for such a cataclysmic event.

From storage to preparation for storage, many people will need a survival book that encompasses this topic as well.

survival training shelterSurvival Training

It’s important to note that survival training isn’t just about being safe in the out of doors. It’s about learning to make do with what you have, live off the land, provide for one another and how to generate some extra money or barter.

Without proper survival instruction, you’re not going to survive, so if you’re new to survival, you’ll want a book that covers many survival topics in full. If it has detailed instructions and information you’ll be a step ahead of the game.


You’re going to have to have some form of shelter so it’s imperative that you remember this and learn how to create a few simple shelters that can be undetectable. This could include tents, lean to’s and other such shelters.

You may find that you have to move from one shelter to another a few times so be prepared to make a shelter from nearly anything that you can rummage up in the area that you’re in.

Don’t Rely Upon Electronics

There are several reasons that you’ll want to enhance your communication skills and learn to communicate in other forms that aren’t electronic.

One reason is that there may not be any electrical power and if there is, it may not connect you to the grid or to others. Thus, it only stands to reason that you may wish to learn some morse code, animal calls and other means to relay information back and forth between your group of survivalists.

If for some odd reason you are in full communication with the outside world, it’s also imperative that you realize that there is the potential for GPS tracking and you may find that you’re being raided. It’s wise to consider these important factors and have a survival book that will help you to understand what you can do to protect yourself and how you can survive off the grid.

Living off the grid isn’t as difficult as it may sound. Think of your great grandparents and likely they didn’t have any power. If you’re blessed enough to have met any of them, hopefully you’ve talked about it and gleaned some detailed information from them so that you can apply it to your own needs.

Plants And Foraging

Food is always important in a survival situation. You’ll want a book that can help you in foraging. You’ll want to know what plants and plant roots are and aren’t safe to eat. It’s important to know this as some plants are so poisonous that if you ingest even a taste, you’re going to be very sorry.

There are both survival books and survival videos on foraging for food so be sure that you seek out what is local for your area and study this before a catastrophic event happens.

survival first aidFirst Aid Skills

If you injure yourself today, you’d likely go to the emergency room. However, in a survival situation you may not have this option. Thus, you’ll want to have a book on hand that has some basic medical information available for your needs.

Keep in mind that you’ll have to have a first aid kit for each member of your survival party. You’ll want at least one person to be fully trained for medical emergencies and if possible two or three people trained.

The more prepared you are for a survival situation, the more likely you and your family are to survive the situation. It may be only for a few days or it may be for many weeks to months.

We believe that you should always buy survival books that cover as many topics as possible and to make sure that you’re reading them and understand the information that they are providing. It just may save your life to have these books on hand…

P.S – feel free to check all our reviews here and to get in touch with us if you have any question. It may also be a good idea to check our articles section in order to find free, yet very valuable information about various survival topics.

We hope that you will find our site’s content useful and we wish you the best!

Jason and Erin