Best Survival Books

Updated February 2019
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Survival books can range from fun “learn a few tips for a night out in the woods” help guides to full-fledged prepper guide books. Any of these books can be a winner for someone interested in survival skills, but consider a few things before you buy. Some books are really for beginners. They may provide some basic information about first aid, items handy to start a fire, how to build a shelter, or otherwise keep yourself safe in the wilderness. Other handbooks will give you complete step-by-step ideas for what to put in a bug-out bag, how to keep long-term food stores, and where to hide in the event of some kind of disaster scenario. Survival books are fun to read for anyone interested in the outdoors. They can also give serious life-saving advice.

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