120 Useful Books For Your EOTW Library

Ever since I started prepping, I have always realized the importance of books

; both in a pre and post survival situation. Whether you’re learning now or gathering books that you may need in the future,  this list is to help you fill your library with the right kind of survival books for your EOTW library.

  1. Country Wisdom & Know-how
  2. Tom Browns Guide to Edible & Medicinal Plants
  3. Gardening When It Counts
  4. Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Complete Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival
  5. Woodcraft and Camping by George “Nessmuk” Sears
  6. Camping and Woodcraft by Horace Kephart
  7. The Way of the Woods by Edward Breck
  8. Camp Craft by Warren Miller
  9. Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making by William H. Gibson
  10. Woodsmanship by Bernard Mason
  11. The Sportsman’s Workshop by Warren H. Miller
  12. Bushcraft, Scouting, and Woodlore Notes by Dr. R.W. Oelslager
  13. SAS Survival Handbook
  14. The Outdoor Survival Handbook: A Guide To The Resources & Material Available In The Wild & How To Use Them For Food, Shelter, Warmth, & Navigation
  15. Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition
  16. Outdoor Survival Handbook: A Guide To The Resources And Materials Available In The Wild And How To Use Them For Food, Shelter,Warmth And Navigation
  17. Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills
  18. The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
  19. The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life
  20. Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis
  21. SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation
  22. Hatchet
  23. The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse
  24. When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes
  25. Lord of the Flies (Perigee)
  26. Robinson Crusoe (Enriched Classics (Pocket))
  27. Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
  28. When Technology Fails (Revised & Expanded): A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency
  29. What to Do When the Power Fails: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-191 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, a-191)
  30. Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
  31. Primitive Skills and Crafts: An Outdoorsman’s Guide to Shelters, Tools, Weapons, Tracking, Survival, and More
  32. Just in Case
  33. US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76
  34. Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places
  35. 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive
  36. Emergency Disaster Survival Guidebook
  37. Storey’s Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance
  38. The Self-Sufficiency Specialist: The Essential Guide to Designing and Planning for Off-Grid Self-Reliance (Specialist Series)
  39. The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (Process Self-reliance Series)
  40. Country Wisdom & Know-How
  41. Natural Healing Wisdom & Know How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health
  42. The Self-Sufficiency Handbook
  43. Living off the Grid: A Simple Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Self-reliant Supply of Energy, Water, Shelter and More
  44. Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A do-it-Ourselves Guide
  45. When There Is No Doctor: Preventive and Emergency Healthcare in Uncertain Times (Process Self-reliance Series)
  46. Makeshift Workshop Skills
  47. Where There Is No Dentist
  48. Depression 2.0: Creative Strategies for Tough Economic Times (Process Self-reliance Series)
  49. The Big Book of Self-Reliant Living, 2nd: Advice and Information on Just About Everything You Need to Know to Live on Planet Earth (Big Book of Self-Reliant Living: Advice & Information on Just)
  50. The Self-sufficient Life and How to Live It
  51. The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
  52. Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting
  53. Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
  54. The Encyclopedia of Country Living
  55. Country Wisdom Almanac: 373 Tips, Crafts, Home Improvements, Recipes, and Homemade Remedies
  56. Caveman Chemistry: 28 Projects, from the Creation of Fire to the Production of Plastics
  57. Long-Term Survival in the Coming Dark Age: Preparing to Live After Society Crumbles
  58. Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money
  59. Deliberate Life: The Ultimate Homesteading Guide
  60. Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation
  61. Thriving During Challenging Times: The Energy, Food and Financial Independence Handbook
  62. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Self-Sufficient Living
  63. Total Resistance
  64. Living Well on Practically Nothing: Revised and Updated Edition
  65. Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less; 62 Plans for Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses, and Other Getaways
  66. Homegrown Whole Grains: Grow, Harvest, and Cook Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn and More
  67. The Freedom Outlaw’s Handbook: 179 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution
  68. Tappan on Survival
  69. Cookin’ with Home Storage
  70. Aboman’s Guide to Survival & Self-Reliance: Practical Skills for Interesting Times
  71. Deerskins Into Buckskins: How To Tan With Natural Materials, a Field Guide for Hunters and Gatherers
  72. Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game
  73. Build a Smokehouse: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-81 (A Storey country wisdom bulletin)
  74. Emergency Preparedness The Right Way
  75. PREPAREDNESS NOW!: An Emergency Survival Guide for Civilians and Their Families
  76. Organize for Disaster: Prepare Your Family and Your Home for Any Natural Or Unnatural Disaster
  77. Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters
  78. The Secure Home
  79. Strategic Relocation
  80. How to Survive Anything, Anywhere: A Handbook of Survival Skills for Every Scenario and Environment
  81. The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why
  82. The Survivor Personality: Why Some People Are Stronger, Smarter, and More Skillful at Handling Life’s Difficulties…and How You Can Be, Too
  83. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Disaster Preparedness
  84. The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis
  85. The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation
  86. Tom Brown’s Guide to City and Suburban Survival (Field Guide)
  87. Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants
  88. Catastrophe: Risk and Response
  89. Build the Perfect Survival Kit
  90. The Ultimate Storm Survival Handbook
  91. How To Bury Your Goods: The Complete Manual of Long Term Underground Storage
  92. Wilderness Evasion: A Guide To Hiding Out and Eluding Pursuit in Remote Areas
  93. Trapper’s Bible: Traps, Snares & Pathguards
  94. Survival Retreat: A Total Plan For Retreat Defense
  95. The SAS Guide to Tracking, New and Revised
  96. Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass
  97. The Special Forces Guide to Escape and Evasion
  98. Tracking–Signs of Man, Signs of Hope: A Systematic Approach to the Art and Science of Tracking Humans
  99. The Modern Survival Retreat
  100. Tom Brown’s Science and Art of Tracking
  101. Tactical Tracking Operations
  102. The Way of the Scout: A Native American Path to Finding Spiritual Meaning in a Physical World
  103. A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing & Smoking Meat, Fish & Game
  104. A Year’s Supply In “Seven Days”
  105. Emergency Preparedness Made Easy
  106. Cook This, Not That!: Kitchen Survival Guide
  107. Not Without Hope
  108. A Canticle for Leibowitz
  109. Earth Abides
  110. The Road
  111. Alas Babylon
  112. Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse: A Novel of the Turbulent Near Future
  113. Making The Best Of Basics
  114. The Ultimate Guide to US Army Survival Skills, Tactics & Techniques
  115. Camping & Wilderness Survival
  116. US Army Survival Guide
  117. Home Disaster Preparedness
  118. Emergency Preparedness for Facilities: A Guide to Safety Planning and Business Continuity
  119. Beginners Guide to Family Preparedness
  120. Preparedness Principles: The Complete Personal Preparedness Resource Guide for Any Emergency Situation

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7 Responses

  1. Woodcraft

    Great list! Could take me a few years to read them all, so I've made it a bookmark :)

  2. Ken

    Seems to be at least one duplicate (#1 & #40), but understandable. Commendable list. One possible addition: ONE SECOND AFTER by William Fortschen. Also of note: Complete MOTHER EARTH issues (40+years) available on disk for $40!

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    Need to find these on PDF.

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