Ragnar's Urban Survival

Ragnar Benson writes that the Nez Percy Nation used the Rule of 3 to survive from generation to generation.

They made sure that they had 3 separate and independent sources for eveything necessary to life:

water, food, shelter, and heat.

 

by Ragnar Benson

Published by Palladin Press

Ragnar's Urban Survival

Urban survival is about surviving in place.  When moving to a far-away retreat is not an option for you and your family, then these two books on urban survival are essential reading.  

The first is Ragnar's Urban Survival:  A Hard Times Guide to Staying Alive in the City by Ragnar Benson has many gems of wisdom, including:  The Rule of 3.  The author explains how the Nez Perce People survived by using this rule.  Simply ensure that you have 3 separate sources for the basics to support life:  water, food, shelter, heat, etc.  His chapters also discuss:  combat in built up areas; the government's view of survivalists; water; sources of energy; food; survival food preparation; emergency shelter in cities; caching and storage; trading; guns; and survival nursing.  Available from Palladin Press.

For a look at surviving in place solutions that have come along 20 years later, David Morris'Urban Survival Guide is a great comapnion book.  He tells of websites that monitor terrorist activities, and how to find out what is really going on in your area.  This book's chapters look at the following topics:  the will to survive; current potential threats; the 72-hour kit; flu and pandemics; chemical & biological attacks and ghetto medicine; mutual aid; hardening your house; economics of survival; alternative means of communication; lessons learned from Katrina; psychology for survival situations; urban movement after a disaster.  Go to davidmorris.com for the book.  Also, Amazon has a Kindle Edition

Urban Survival Guide

Hobo codes are usually in chalk.

They can tell you what is happening in your urban area.

If you're travelling, these codes can warn you of dangers or point out help.

 

by David Morris

Published by Palladin Press

This book adds current websites and even Hobo signs that will help us to assess ongoing situations in our areas.  The book is laid out like a chapter-by-chapter online course. 

The Survival Retreat

This book looks at the specifics in choosing the best survival retreat.

Disguise of retreats is also discussed.

by Ragnar Benson

Published by Palladin Press

When you can move now, or have the money to set up a retreat away from a population centre, then Ragnar Benson's The Survival Retreat shows you how to choose a secure retreat location:

 

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If your aim is to hide out of sight to avoid unpleasant confrontations, spreading of disease, etc., then this book is worth checking out.  

Strategic Relocation

It is no good to be too near a highway if you do not want to be over run by evacuating city dwellers.

Wilderness is great, but it is good to check historical flood records for the last hundred years before you build that cabin near the lake.

Evacuation strategies are also discussed state-by-state, as is the self-sufficiency of each state.

There is much valuable research here, including local prohibitive laws.

The focus of this book is the United States of America, with some basic relocation information for Canada.

Of key interest: a map shows nuclear reactor locations throughout the world.

 

by Joel Skousen

Published by Joel Skousen

If you can retreat far, far away, then Joel Skousen's Strategic Relocation with its companion piece DVD from an Alex Jones interview, is well worth having.*  This interview can be seen for free from youtube.  You can order both (recommended) from the Alex Jones online store, and save considerable money:

 

*This is cited for specific research purposes and should not be interpreted as an endorsement for Alex Jones.

Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat

The author of this book managed to buy cheap land, and he teaches you his simple strategies.

We don't need to have a lot of money to have a place at least 3 hours away from population centers.

 

by M.D. Creekmore

Published by Palladin Press

For those of us who are cash-poor, this book provides instructions into how to purchase junk land now:

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The trailer living ideas that the author provides are common sense, and they take into consideration dealing with extremes in temperatures.  

When the Grid Goes Down

Physical stress, mental/emotional stress, diarrhea or vomitting can all throw our body's electrolyte (salt & sugar) balance into a bad state of imbalance.

If left untreated, a person can faint, go into shock, and even die.

This book is light enough to pack and it has the essential recipe for restoring electrolyte balance in the body -- besides other great information.

Here is the electrolyte re-balancing formula:

Mix 1/2 teaspoon salt and 8 teaspoons sugar in 4 cups water. Drink slowly.

 

by Tony Nestor

Published by Tony Nestor

The best survival book is the one that you are always reaching for, such as Tony Nestor's When the Grid Goes Down:

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This book gives those hard-to-remember ratios for bleach decontamination and electrolyte balance drinks.  A handy reference manual that is easy to use!  Available fromwww.apathways.com or Palladin Press.

Life After Doomsday

This book gives radiation maps for the continental USA and the world from Day 1 of a nuclear war to Day 14, as the winds spread radiation around our globe.

There is much good military research here which dispels the myth that nuclear war is not survivable.

by Bruce Clayton

Published by Palladin Press

If nuclear war is a worry to you, then this book is required reading:

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The solutions strategized in Bruce Clayton's Life After Doomsday are practical, and he teaches the survivability of nuclear radiation from U.S. military research sources.

 

Nuclear War Survival Skills

Cresson Kearney had real families spend a few days in his expedient nuclear shelters.

At the time of writing this book he said the US government was spending 15 cents per citizen for nuclear survival equipment, while the Swiss government was spending $5.50 per citizen.

The author developed a radiation meter using unwaxed dental floss and the material inside drywall (found in the walls of most homes).

His extensive research helped Bruce Clayton write his book (above).

This book is a MUST HAVE.

Cresson Kearney is a modern-day hero and he deserves national recognition for the work he has done to prepare Americans to survive a nuclear war.

 

by Cresson Kearny

Published by Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

Nuclear War Survival Skills: Updated and Expanded 1987 Edition by Cresson H. Kearny (1999-05-29) 

Kearny's book can now be downloaded for free at www.oism.org/nwss/ .

 

Where There Is No Doctor

Knowing what to expect during birthing is really important.

This book is a MUST HAVE.

 

by David Werner

Published by David Werner

Medical skills will be valuable after the 3 Days of Darkness.  Consider David Werner's Where There Is No Doctor a bookshelf MUST HAVE.  Available through Amazon:

 

 This book contains step-by-step details on how to deal with most medical conditions, and also how to deliver a baby.

The Survival Nurse

May our nursing tend to both the souls and bodies of our patients, as Mother Marianne Cope and her good Franciscan Sisters who nursed those afflicted with leprosy.

by Ragnar Benson

Published by Palladin Press

 

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This is the book that most of us will want to pre-read prior to the 3 Days of Darkness, as it is about nursing in primitive conditions.  The practical considerations regarding requirements for heat, clean linens, and disinfection routines make this book invaluable!  

 

Emergency Dentistry Handbook

We may be on our own as far as dentistry is concerned.

Having a good reference book, and the tools, to help yourself or another will be important.

For instance, did you know that pressing down on a wet tea bag can stop bleeding?

The book will also help you know which tools to get now as you prepare for life after the 3 Days of Darkness.

 

by Met Clark

Published by Palladin Press

 

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 Dental pain from cavities or infections can make eating, drinking, and even sleeping impossible.  Did you know that dental infections can be deadly?  This book teaches anyone how to diagnose and treat a dental emergency when there is no dentist available.

 

Survivalist's Medicine Chest

Did you know that the same laboratories that make human medicines also make veterinary medicines by using the same ingredients?

Did you also know that out of all animals, the pigs are closest to us humans in terms of dosage amounts?

 

by Ragnar Benson

Published by Palladin Press

 

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 Getting to medicine may be tough after a societal breakdown, but this little book shows equivalents in veterinary medicine for human dosage, and discusses which medicines are the same for humans and animals.  Ragnar Benson's Survivalist's Medicine Chest is available from Palladin Press.

 

Edible Wild Plants IV

Cattails tend to grow in ditches and swampy areas. The white fleshy inside of the stalk can be eaten raw or cooked (the best part is lower down the stalk).

Cattails have medicinal uses well worth researching.

 

Published by Palladin Press

If you want to start being able to identify wild edibles now, this DVD, "Edible Wild Plants IV" is a great tool:

 

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Suggestions are made for how to start including locally growing wild edibles into your meals, and recipes are included.  Available from Palladin Press.

 

Dealing with chaos scenarios of governmental or terrorist group invention is another consideration for your survival reference library.  

 

Professional Survival Solutions

The advice in this book is practical and field-tested.

Driving strategies include always leaving enough space between you and the car in front of you, so as to permit you to pull out or make a quick U-turn if necessary.

Getting stuck in a traffic jam could leave you in harm's way.

by James Shepherd-Barron

James Shepherd-Barron's Professional Survival Solutions is carried by UN field workers and used for training purposes.  This little book is PACKED with scenarios that can be encountered abroad while travelling, or even at home.  Chapter topics include:  deep field; health & hygiene; disaster; personal security; travel; driving; managing situations with different people/authorities.  Also includes checklists.  Available through Amazon:

 

 

Survival End Game

With the threat of disappearing currencies, what are we to do?

 

by Ragnar Benson

Ragnar Benson's Survival End Game is an analysis of current world economics and banking which make for interesting reading.  Current investment possibilities are considered.  Available from Palladin Press:

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