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Collecting Survival Books for a Well Rounded Survivalist Library

Survival books

There is a question in the forum asking about survival books. Since the question is posted in the wilderness survival section of the forum, I guess the question was about wilderness survival books.

Rather than addressing just wilderness survival books, let’s talk about survival books in general and developing a well rounded survivalist library.

My favorite books are non-fiction history books. Also, I have a collection of modern survival / prepping books from various authors.

I usually pick a topic, such as the black death, or medieval history, buy several books from Amazon, read them, then pick another topic.

Last Three Books I Read

  • Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell.
  • The Neanderthals Rediscovered by Dimitra Papgianni and Michael Morse.
  • Technology in the Ancient World by Henry Hodges.

Plague of the early 21st century

Plague of the early 21st centuryPlease Rate This Article I think I finally figured out what the plague of the early 21st century is.  Its not swine flu, bird flu, or even Yersinia pestis (the Black Death/Bubonic Plague). The plague of the early 21st century is drugs. Its not just illegal drugs, but also legal […]

What Groups Would Survive SHTF

Kevin Felts political commentator

Through out history its been shown that certain social groups are more likely to survive then other groups

The rich – the rich have been able to move outside the affected areas, or have been able to buy the resources that they needed. During the black death of 1348 – 1350, the rich secluded themselves to their estates, or went to one of their estates outside the affected areas.

From the protection of their land and homes, the rich would be able to hire servants to buy food and other items. There was no need for the rich to go to town, they could just pay other people to do it for them. Thus reducing their exposure to the infected public.

Land owners could have herds of cows, horses, goats and other farm animals. The people with money may also own private property to hunt on, thus providing them with a source of wild game – deer, hogs, turkeys and other wild meat.

Preparing For a New Black Death Plague

Books on the Black Death

How do I prepare for a plague? That question has been on a lot of peoples minds over the past few years. With the recent release of the swine flu, and the past talk of the bird flu people seem to be getting a little more serious about plague survival.

Because there is more and more discussion on the topic, I thought its about time to share with everyone what I am doing to prepare for a plague.

Knowledge – the first thing to do is understand the effects that plagues have a society. And this is done by reading history books, and several of them. Through past examples we can learn the mistakes of our forefathers. What worked, what didn’t and what caused tens of thousands of people to die in a matter of months.

Books on the Black Death

The next book is The Black Death: A Chronicle of the Plague by Johannes Nohl and C. H. Clarke. This is an “ok” read at best. The way that the authors jumps about in non-chronoligical order makes the book an unpleasant read. In one paragraph the discussion might be about London and the plague of 1666, and the next paragraph about Germany and the plague of 1348. Because of the way the book is written, I can not recommend it.

An Historical Account of the Plague

An Historical Account of the PlaguePlease Rate This Article An historical account of the plague: and other pestilential distempers….. was written by R. Goodwin, Richard Burdekin, published by R. Burdekin in 1832 (Original from Oxford University), digitized for Google books on Apr 19, 2006 and is 78 pages long. To view the full version of […]

A Lesson From The Black Death

Books on the Black Death

If we want a real world lesson on preparing for a plague, look no further than a history book on the Black Death. The Black Death was a worse case situation. The climate had recently changed and Europe had entered into the Little Ice Age. People were starving, crops were withering in the fields, and then along comes the plague.

One good thing about the plague, which should be a lesson to us all, we have written records that have been passed down through the ages. Why should this be a lesson to us all? Because so much of our daily lives are lost when we pass away. Every few of us take the time to document our daily lives, and then pass that down to our descendants.

A few months ago as I was reading a book on the Black Death. There was an interesting story of a family that was out of food and staving. The family members decided they had a choice to make – either try to get some food from town, or stay at home and starve to death.

The family gathered all of the money that they had, then the father and son headed off on their journey.

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