The SurvivalBlog Bookshelf

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Jim’s Recommended Books:

  • by Joel and Andrew Skousen
  • by David Werner
  • by Murray Dickson
  • by Carla Emery (See review, below)
  • by James Talmage Stevens
  • by Vicki Tate
  • by Cresson H. Kearney (Available for free download.)
  • by John Pugsley. (Out of print, but a PDF is available for free download.)
  • by Boston T. Party (See review, below)
  • by Mel Tappan
  • by Mel Tappan

Jim’s “Second Tier” List of Recommended Specialty Books:

  • by Mike Bubel
  • by Abigail R. Gehring
  • by Janet Greene
  • by Carol Hupping
  • by Peggy Layton
  • by Steve Solomon
  • by Mel Bartholomew
  • by Suzanne Ashworth
  • by Gene Logsdon
  • by Gene GeRue
  • by Dolly Freed
  • by Ragnar Benson
  • by Mike Oehler
  • by Dr. Martin Fackler, et al.
  • (See review, below)
  • (The 2017 edition was the last printed version of the PDR.)
  • by Bill Forse
  • by Larry Dean Olsen
  • by Ray Mears
  • by John “Lofty” Wiseman
  • by Maj. John L. Plaster
  • by H. von Dach
  • book series by Kurt Saxon. Many are out of print in hard copy, but they are all available on DVD. Here, I must issue a caveat lector (“reader beware”): Mr. Saxon has some very controversial views that I do not agree with. Among other things he is a eugenicist.

Other Nonfiction Books Recommended by SurvivalBlog Readers:

  • by Lawrence A. Kane and Kris Wilder
  • (U.S. Army manual)
  • (U.S. Army manual)
  • by Jack A. Spigarelli
  • series (in 11 volumes, but the first five are the best)
  • by Matthew Stein
  • by Aton Edwards
  • by Maurice G. Kains
  • by Bradford Angier
  • by Eliot Coleman
  • by Hugh Coffee
  • by Ed Romney
  • by Joel Skousen
  • , by Neil Strauss
  • by Cody Lundin
  • by Cody Lundin
  • by John Poole
  • by Paul Tawrell
  • Engineer Field Data (US Army FM 5-34) —, but I recommend getting a hard copy. preferably with the heavy-duty plastic binding.
  • by Don Paul
  • by Kathy Harrison
  • by John & Martha Storey
  • by Eric A. Weiss, M.D
  • (it superceded the very out-of-date ST 31-91B)
  • by Paul S. Auerbach
  • by Elliot Coleman
  • by Abigail R. Gehring
  • by Adrienne Crowhurst
  • by Ragnar Benson
  • by Harold Peterson
  • by John McPherson
  • , edited by Christopher M. Parrett
  • by James H. Kunstler
  • by Jeff Cooper
  • by Ragnar Benson
  • by Eliot Coleman

Jim’s Recommended “Be Ready to Barter” Reference Book List:

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  • . A detailed guide to family preparedness for turbulent times. This book has been a perennial best-seller for Penguin Books.
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Recommended Books on Current Events and Economics

  •  by Nick Taleb
  • by Dr. Gary North
  • by Peter Schiff
  • by Michael J. Panzner
  • by Michael J. Panzner
  • by Martin Weiss
  • by Addison Wiggin and Bill Bonner
  • by James H. Kunstler

Fiction with Survival and Preparedness Themes (Some of these are out of print but usually available via inter-library loan):

  • by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  • by Pat Frank (A classic nuke scenario. This book was a key influence in my writing and it was my inspiration to write “ in a similar style.)
  • by David Crawford (Post-EMP attack.) Also available as .
  • by Dean Ing (includes the text of “Pulling Through” a more modern nuke scenario + a mini nuke survival manual) Not to be confused with my .
  • by Algis Budrys (Plague total wipe-out scenario. This book was another with an influence in my writing.
  • by John Christopher (Massive crop disease/social breakdown scenario, from the British perspective.)
  • by Matthew Bracken
  • by Boston T. Party
  • by George Stewart
  • by Oliver Lange (Invasion scenario. Note: It was later republished under the title: )
  • by Michael Z. Williamson (SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large)
  • by John Ross (This otherwise excellent novel was marred by some vulgarity and gratuitous sex scenes. Beware!)
  • by Ayn Rand
  • by Gordon Dickson
  • by Michael Crichton
  • , by Ray Kytle
  • by Lew Wallace

The Late Memsahib’s Top “Must Have” Book:

by Carla Emery. Sasquatch Books. (Get the Ninth or later edition.) This book is 845 pages of valuable ‘how-to’ country survival knowledge. The Memsahib (1964-2009) wrote: “The first time that I butchered chickens, I used this book. When I needed 15 different ways to fix zucchini I turned to this book, when I wanted to make soap, pickles, jelly, bread from scratch, butter, and cream cheese, I found everything I needed to know in this book!”

Other Books Recommended by The Late Memsahib:

  • by Steve Solomon
  • by Charles Long
  • by Gene Lodgson
  • by Dirk van Loon
  • by Phyllis Hobson
  • by Dirk van Loon
  • by Bob Bennett
  • by Paula Simmons
  • by Rick and Gail Luttmann
  • by Penelope Ody

Recommended Magazine Subscriptions:

Some of JWR’s Favorite Movies with Survival Themes:

A Proviso: None of these films except for City of Ember are suitable for children!

  •  The recent remake has also had positive reviews)
  • (suitable for ages 12 and up)
  • This movie was based on the book by Nechama Tec
  • (Buy the original version, made in 1965, starring Jimmy Stewart. The recent remake pales in comparison.)
  • (a good remake of (see below.)
  • the American remake of
  • (It has far too many 1970s cliches, but still worth watching. More recently re-made as )
  • (IMHO, one of the better western films made)
  • (The corny film that first got me thinking about TEOTWAWKI, when I was a lad)
  • (A typically “Hollywood” overblown production, but still a good think piece)
  • , aka Mad Max movies (Mad Max 2 “The Road Warrior” is by far the best of the three, although has its merits)
  • (BTW, it is too bad that Spielberg didn’t show Oskar Schindler arming his Jewish employees–which is what actually happened)
  • (I also highly recommend the short-lived cable television series , from which this feature film spun off.)
  • (IMHO, the best western film ever made)
  • (This one barely made my list, but you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 may find it worth watching)
  • movies ( is by far the best, IMHO. ( was a bit lame, but worth seeing if only for the glimpses of “Crystal Peak”.) The television series also has its merits.)
  • (1936)
  • (more for fun rather than an education. Only the first movie is worth watching, IMHO.)
  • (Documentary on World War II.)

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Recommendations by Blog Readers:

Some of JWR’s Favorite Movies (of Various Themes and Genres):

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  • (Biography of the abolitionist William Wilberforce)
  • (suitable for ages 12 and up)
  •  Suitable for children 10 and up
  • (live action, directed by Peter Jackson)
  • (animated)–Suitable for children
  • — Suitable for ages 14 and up
  • (The later installments in the Indiana Jones movies aren’t nearly as good.)
  • (I think that this film was probably an inspiration for The Matrix.)
  • — Suitable for children
  • — Suitable for ages 14 and up


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