If you didn’t catch it, NPR had a report called Stranded? Three Books To Save Your Life on All Things Considered. Jake Halpern found himself deep in the backcountry of New Zealand with his wife on their honeymoon. When another family accidentally ate all of their food while they were on a day hike, they found themselves in an interesting survival situation in the middle of nowhere for a week without food.
After surviving the ordeal, and I am assuming his marriage, Jake read up on the survival genre and recommended three survival books: 1. The Complete Worst Case Scenario Handbook. 2. When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive when Disaster Strikes, by Cody Lundin. 3. SAS Survival Handbook.
In my opinion, The Complete Worst Case Scenario Handbook is a novelty book and should only be purchased for your amusement and entertainment, not to save your life. Cody Lundin is legit and a friend and I highly recommend When All Hell Breaks Loose for urban survival and his other book 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive! for wilderness survival. The SAS Survival Handbook is also a good buy for a military perspective on wilderness survival.
Question: What are your 3 favorite survival books and why?