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After reading some of the recent threads I realized some of you might be interested in the book "The SAS Survival Handbook". It was written by John Wiseman who served in the elite British Special Air Service (SAS) and then became a survival instructor for the SAS. This book covers just about anything you can imagine including nuclear war. I got this book in 1996 and keep it handy in my survival backpack.
The chapters are titled: Essentials, Strategy, Climate and Terrain, Food, Camp Craft, Reading the Signs, On the Move, Health, Survival at Sea, Rescue, and Disasters.
This backpack goes virtually everywhere I do. Yes, I have used items in it from time to time such as when the truck broke down in the winter in the middle of nowhere.
Almost everyone I have let read this book have gone out and purchased their own copy. It is well worth it. Enjoy.
-- debra in ks (email@example.com), September 21, 2001
another great book is The Art Of War by Sun Tzu. If you've never read it, it's not what you might think. i have been able to apply some of its lessons to everyday life, including survival in the workplace. it's not a book to be read and put away, it's a book to be read and pondered and referred to over the years. basically it opened my mind up to a lot of things.
-- gene ward (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 22, 2001.