SURVIVALISM - PREPARING FOR DISASTER

A Listmania! list by Steven H Propp (Sacramento, CA USA)
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The list author says: "Preparation is a good thing, right? (It's always frustrating to have the lights go out, and not have any candles...) And self-reliance is also a virtue.

But some people (call them "Preppers," or "Survivalists") take this to an entirely different level: preparing themselves and their families for the possible aftermath of a natural disaster (e.g., Hurricane Katrina), terrorist attack, or other near-apocalyptic disaster.

Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) have always been encouraged by their Church to keep a 1- or 2-year supply of "Emergency Food Storage" on hand; and many people built up supplies or created "survival retreats" during the Cold War days---when the threat of nuclear war seemed very real---or when Y2K seemed like it might be the harbinger of the collapse of civilization.

But a number of authors have and are still encouraging people to be prepared in case of ultimate disaster. Here is a list of some such books... which make interesting reading whether you actually create your own "home defense system" or not."
Ready for Anything: The Ultimate No B.S. Survival Manual for Ordinary People
1.  Ready for Anything: The Ultimate No B.S. Survival Manual for Ordinary People by Abigail Adams
$35.99   Used & New from: $33.95
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Survive! The Disaster, Crisis and Emergency Handbook
2.  Survive! The Disaster, Crisis and Emergency Handbook by Jerry Ahern
Used & New from: $0.09
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Long-Term Survival In The Coming Dark Age: Preparing to Live after Society Crumbles
3.  Long-Term Survival In The Coming Dark Age: Preparing to Live after Society Crumbles by James Ballou
$25.04   Used & New from: $11.89
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Survival Retreat: A Total Plan For Retreat Defense
4.  The Survival Retreat: A Total Plan For Retreat Defense by Ragnar Benson
$16.33   Used & New from: $1.78
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

The Modern Survival Retreat
5.  The Modern Survival Retreat by Ragnar Benson
The list author says:
  "Updating and expansion of the above book.  Also see his "Survival Poaching.""
$15.85   Used & New from: $2.26
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Ragnar's Urban Survival: A Hard-Times Guide to Staying Alive in the City
6.  Ragnar's Urban Survival: A Hard-Times Guide to Staying Alive in the City by Ragnar Benson
$19.67   Used & New from: $6.84
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Survivalist's Medicine Chest
7.  Survivalist's Medicine Chest by Ragnar Benson
$14.43   Used & New from: $7.99
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Post-Apocalyptic Primer
8.  The Post-Apocalyptic Primer by K. Scott Bradbury
$11.99   Used & New from: $8.53
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families (Second Edition)
9.  The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families (Second Edition) by Arthur Bradley
Used & New from: $6.72
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis
10.  The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis by Sean Brodrick
$15.91   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster
11.  The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster by Bernie Carr
$10.88   Used & New from: $2.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (330 customer reviews)

Life After Doomsday
12.  Life After Doomsday by Bruce D. Clayton
$19.33   Used & New from: $12.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Thinking About Survival
13.  Thinking About Survival by Bruce Clayton
Used & New from: $28.71
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat: One Man's Solution
14.  Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat: One Man's Solution by M.D. Creekmore
$12.69   Used & New from: $5.96
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

The Frugal Survivalist Disaster Preparations Under $500
15.  The Frugal Survivalist Disaster Preparations Under $500 by James Dakin
$11.95   Used & New from: $8.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Dare to Prepare! - 4th Edition, 2011 by Holly Drennen Deyo
16.  Dare to Prepare! - 4th Edition, 2011 by Holly Drennen Deyo by Holly Drennon Deyo
Used & New from: $43.94
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Survivalist Family Prepared Americans for a Strong America
17.  Survivalist Family Prepared Americans for a Strong America by Joe Fox
$18.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

City Survival City Resistance
18.  City Survival City Resistance by William Hanson
Used & New from: $9.75
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Shoestring Survivalism
19.  Shoestring Survivalism by Andy James
$15.87   Used & New from: $6.85
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Nuclear War Survival Skills
20.  Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearny
Used & New from: $4.60
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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CHECKLIST FOR SURVIVAL
21.  CHECKLIST FOR SURVIVAL by Tony Lesce
Used & New from: $29.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Survival Bible
22.  The Survival Bible by Duncan Long
$39.87   Used & New from: $6.94
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Apocalypse Tomorrow
23.  Apocalypse Tomorrow by Duncan Long
The list author says:
  "An overview of the Survival movement."
$14.95   Used & New from: $6.94
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes
24.  When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes by Cody Lundin
$13.91   Used & New from: $9.51
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (457 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living: Surviving with Nothing But Your Bare Hands and What You Find in the Woods
25.  Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living: Surviving with Nothing But Your Bare Hands and What You Find in the Woods by John McPherson
$14.13   Used & New from: $6.22
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Urban Survival Guide: Learn The Secrets Of Urban Survival To Keep You Alive After Man-Made Disasters, Natural Disasters, and Breakdowns In Civil Order
26.  Urban Survival Guide: Learn The Secrets Of Urban Survival To Keep You Alive After Man-Made Disasters, Natural Disasters, and Breakdowns In Civil Order by David Morris
$24.07   Used & New from: $13.80
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Holding Your Ground: Preparing for Defense if it All Falls Apart
27.  Holding Your Ground: Preparing for Defense if it All Falls Apart by Joe Nobody
$19.95   Used & New from: $12.20
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival
28.  Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival by Joe Nobody
The list author says:
  "A novel."
$13.46   Used & New from: $4.97
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (332 customer reviews)

American Apocalypse: The Collapse Begins
29.  American Apocalypse: The Collapse Begins by Nova
The list author says:
  "A novel."
$9.76   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

How to Survive Anywhere: A Guide for Urban, Suburban, Rural, and Wilderness Environments
30.  How to Survive Anywhere: A Guide for Urban, Suburban, Rural, and Wilderness Environments by Christopher Nyerges
$16.62   Used & New from: $1.09
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

The Urban Survivalist Handbook
31.  The Urban Survivalist Handbook by Shane L Painter
$11.94   Used & New from: $4.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Radiation Survival: How to Prepare Now and Survive Radiation Exposure
32.  Radiation Survival: How to Prepare Now and Survive Radiation Exposure by Larry Poole
$14.99   Used & New from: $10.77

The Ultimate Survival Shelters: Construction Manual
33.  The Ultimate Survival Shelters: Construction Manual by Michael Pugliese
$24.95   Used & New from: $8.05
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times
34.  How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times by James Wesley Rawles
$11.90   Used & New from: $6.94
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (739 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse
35.  Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles
The list author says:
  "A popular novel; also see his "Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse.""
$13.46   Used & New from: $1.71
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,796 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Sense of Survival
36.  Sense of Survival by A. South
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival
37.  When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival by Matthew Stein
$15.07   Used & New from: $8.53
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Tappan On Survival
38.  Tappan On Survival by Mel Tappan
The list author says:
  "Also see his popular "Survival Guns.""
$18.40   Used & New from: $12.37
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late
39.  Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late by Scott B. Williams
$15.39   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

Dancing at Armageddon: Survivalism and Chaos in Modern Times
40.  Dancing at Armageddon: Survivalism and Chaos in Modern Times by Richard G. Mitchell Jr.
The list author says:
  "A rare "outside" look at Survivalism, from an university press."
$29.45   Used & New from: $2.65
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)