The list author says: "I am no authority on the subject. I am come with no pretense. I just started the genre 3 months ago. I have read these books during that time and am still reading more. If possible my list will be rated on number of days it took me to read the book (i consider myself only and average-speed reader). I will give a basic overview of each book along with some positive perspectives as well as some negative criticisms. I am just doing this to have fun. If others read and share... great! I may even delve into some survival guide books i am currently reading... slowly. In the future i would like to also make a survival items list."