UPDATE: I added in a list of fiction books to my first two posts here. The archives keep getting deleted, but this list should be safe here in a "sticky." Well, I started my library: "SAS Survival Handbook (Collins Gem) (Collins Gem)" John 'Lofty' Wiseman; Paperback; $7.95 - amazon.com "Wilderness Survival" Gregory J. Davenport; Paperback; $5.49 - bookoutpost "Wilderness Living" Gregory J. Davenport; Paperback; $12.03 - amazon.com "Nuclear War Survival Skills: Updated and Expanded 1987 Edition" Cresson H. Kearny; Paperback; $19.50 - amazon.com "Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Complete Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival" Jack A. Spigarelli; Paperback; $19.95 - amazon.com "The SAS Guide to Tracking (SAS)" Bob Carss; Paperback; $14.16 - amazon.com "Tracking and the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign" Paul Rezendes; Paperback; $11.88 - textbooksnow.com "Trapper's Bible: Traps, Snares & Pathguards" Dale Martin; Paperback; $11.36 - amazon.com "A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America (Peterson Field Guides(R))" Lee Allen Peterson; Paperback; $12.92 - amazon.com "A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Of Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides (R))" James A. Duke; Paperback; $13.49 - amazon.com "The Encyclopedia of Edible Plants of North America" Francois Couplan; Paperback; $14.16 - amazon.com "Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook" David Werner; Paperback; $22.00 - amazon.com "Where There Is No Dentist" Murray Dickson; Paperback; $14.00 - amazon.com "Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid, 5th Edition" William Forgey; Paperback; $10.61 - amazon.com I also already have various army TMs, boy and cub scout manuals, bird identification books, and so on. This is a LOT of reading. Other threads on this topic: Good 1st Aid/Survival-Wilderness Medicine type books???? http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=629423&highlight=survival+books -deleted- Fieldcraft & Survival http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=626670 -deleted- Survival book (fiction) http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=610231 -deleted- Survival handbook http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=597308 -deleted- Come on guys, looking for a good read! http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=602903 -deleted- On Combat book by Grossman http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=595397 -still there!- Survival books http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=587214 -deleted- Your Xmas wish list / deals thread http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=612597 -deleted- TEOTWAWKI Fiction http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=614190 -still there!- Mindset book/Defensive shooting http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=584050 -still there!- The reading room http://glocktalk.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=122 -still there!- Fiction books: The Road - Cormac McCarthy 25074: It was pretty good, based on some sort of nuclear winter type o situation that the survivors turned into cannibals. All except the main characters. Oily_oink: Good read, "The Road". yardmonkey: I liked The Road. It was a pretty dark story but that is the setting for you. It's just set in post TEOTWAWKI which isn't going to be Disneyland. The characters (a man and his boy) really grow on you and you really root for them to make it since the chances are sooo slim. You almost kind of wonder why they keep going as it is such a grim world that is left. Primalscream: I just finished THE ROAD... Very dark. Very simplistically complicated. I laughed only once while reading it... Right at the end: boy: How do I know you're one of the good guys? man: You don't. You'll have to take a shot. boy: Are you carrying the fire? man: Am I what? boy: Carrying the fire. man: You're kind of weirded out, aren't you? On the Beach (book and movie) - Nevil Shute 25074: It was also made into a movie in the 50's. Apparently there is a nuclear world war and due to the winds and all Australia is the last place to get the radioactive fall out. Ronnoc: I think On the Beach was remade a few years ago and updated. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0219224/ boomcat (movie) Alas, Babylon - Pat Frank bhowle: first published in 1964. I'd read it once about 30 years ago and just did a re-read and still enjoyed it. boomcat: my personal fave, I read it once a year mitchshrader: Alas, Babylon is another (ancient) good read.. if you've not. BroBrandonB: Lucifer's Hammer and ALas, Babylon are two of my favorite books. You can get both of them pretty cheap at amazon. fourdeuce2: When it comes to realism, I thought books like Alas, Babylon were much more realistic than some of the others. Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle bhowle: Lucifer's Hammer is good. boomcat Cali-Glock: I read Lucifers Hammer back in 1977 or 78 when I was a kid and I loved it! I was already a fan of such books as My Side of the Mountain, the writings of Jack London and Joseph Conrad, and big into backpacking so I was already an S&Per but Lucifer's Hammer was one of the books which began to get me thinking about S&P from a more "adult" perspective. It is truly one of the great survival novels. I am pretty sure my origional copy of Lucifer's Hammer is in one of my many boxed-up books in storage in the basement, but I just purchased another copy. I am on business in So-Cal and went to go see a movie on Wednesday. Nothing interesting was playing so instead I went to Borders and purchased Lucifer's Hammer, the current issue of ShotGun News and book (Weird California) for my wife. Purchasing a second copy of Lucifer's Hammer was definitely the better investment of my money than going to the movies! The book might be 30 years old, but it is still wonderful! If you have not read it, I definitely recommend this great survival novel! Valdrin: Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle know how to write a story. I've read Lucifer's Hammer a couple times over the past few decades; some of the social attitudes and technology are a bit dated (the book was written in the 70s), but it is a great EOTWAWKI novel . mitchshrader: Lucifer's Hammer would make a prepper out of a lot of people.. not sure it'll entertain you so much as scare you silly.. quake: Lucifers Hammer is imo right up there with Unintended Consequences, Atlas Shrugged, and the Sackett series in the short list of books every young man should have read. WSC36: I read Lucifer's hammer for the first time not too long ago. A family member recommended it to me. I liked it and thought it was entertaining and thought provoking. Four out of Five stars. It begged for a sequal which never came. BroBrandonB: Lucifer's Hammer and ALas, Babylon are two of my favorite books. You can get both of them pretty cheap at amazon. fourdeuce2: I've done a little writing, and thought that Lucifer's Hammer would make a good base for other people to write stories covering how THEIR part of the country(or world) would survive the impact and the aftermath. There have already been a few stories written along those lines, like A.T. Hagan's. Myth: Interesting coincidence this should come up just now. I just got through re-reading Lucifer's Hammer a few days ago. GREAT book! There really aren't that many books out there that are still good the second and third time around, but this one is. I also like it because the guy with the big ranch gets to call the shots . Anyway, if any of you haven't read it, you really should. Good story line, well written, and lots of plausibility to the overall scenario and it's results. Pournell actually enlisted Mel Tappan as a consultant when he was researching the book, and it shows. Definitely rates in my top 5 of all SHTF stories. Penguini66: Now Lucifer's Hammer on the other hand, DAMN! Excelent book. Anybody who spends time reading this forum should spend some time and read Lucifer's Hammer. I'm about 2/3 the way through and I couldn't put it down last night. I was up until 4AM. What has it taught me? I've way underestimated the importance of a truly off road capable vehicle. I've way underestimated the importance of a useful skill in a PAW/TEOTWAWKI. I've way underestimated the importance of a secure bug out location. Even if I plan to bug in, a plan for bugging out must be in place. I've even underestimated the importance of food. Its just a book. And fiction at that. But some good lessons IMHO. chrome_gnone: Lucifer's Hammer is a great book. I only read it and Footfall last year for the first time and despite its age it reads like any modern novel short of a couple of everyday enhancements like satellite tv or the internet. Footfall is not as good but it is still a great read. micad: I read it also and enjoyed it. dissthis: I read LH last week and liked it Wanna kill these ads? We can help!