The list author says: "I've served 12 years in the U.S. Army, 3 combat tours. I've been taking and teaching Inosanto Kali for 8 years. This is simply a Top 10 list based on my reading and experiences."
"Tom Brown is another individual who presents information in a straightforward manner. This book is written to take a person beyond basic survival and enable them to start living in primitive conditions."
"A bow is almost always practical, and with a little practice can ensure that you can put food on the table when the grocery store runs out. This book is easy to understand, and also communicates the authors' love for archery and bowyery."
"This book also has easy to understand information that takes a person past basic hand-to-mouth survival, and describes how to shift one's paradigm for survival in a time when there are no more modern conveniences."
"S.M. Stirling does an excellent job of relating the mindset needed to survive in the wake of an apocalyptic disaster, and the way the characters go about rebuilding their lives can provide great insight and information for the real world."