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Recently, a new member asked on the shoutbox about recommended books. Often, its been a hit or miss on some of the books I've owned and a few simply did not get on the list, either because "yeah I #@$% up some times, forgot to inventory them and are in one of my Bugout kits or in my storage sites (waiting for the new BOL) to be completed. So this list is not encompassing and I am sure their are many of you will add to the list.

If you have ones that are burning on your mind, that I didn't place on the DPF website forums, which I think they are all spread out. Chime in.

Good preps to you and hope for the newcomers, that the list helps you. Just know it took me over 10 years or so, to include my military time that I've built up it. Note, I didn't place many of my medical, public health or weapons books on here. For weapons enthusiast, I have a few shooter how to's, but their are so many out there, I quit buying them.
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One set for reference and planning, the other set for mental preparation of how to handle likely scenarios.

After Light Alex Scarrow
Aftermath, Charles Sheffield (Very Good)
After Doomsday, Poul Anderson
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (Hard to grasp )
Alas Babylon, Pat Frank (Truly a superb classic)
Amerikan sunset, Jennifer Ladewig (Drivel)
A Wrinkle in the skin, John Christopher (A character essay )
Black Sun, Robert Leininger Very good
Blood Crazy, Simon Clark
Crabs, Guy Smith
Comet, (The) Robert Charles Very Good
Damnation Alley, Roger Zelazny Better than the movie
Day after Tomorrow, (The) Whitley Strieber
Day by Day Armageddon J L Bourne (SUPERB BOOK )
Day By Day Armageddon Beyond Exile J L Bourne ( 2nd in series)
Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham
Death of Grass, John Christopher
Deathlands, Jack Adrian
Deluge, Fowler Wright
Deluge, Richard Doyle
Drought ,(The) JG Ballard thought provoking
Drowned world, (The) JG Ballard interesting
Down to a sunless sea, (either version) David Graham (Truly great, another classic)
Earth Abides, George R Stewart 2nd only to Alas Babylon
Earth Winter, Richard Moran
Eternity Road, Jack Mc Devitt Interesting future shock
Empire of Ice, Richard Moran
Empty World John Christopher
Famine, Graham Masterson
Flood, Richard Doyle
Freeman, (The) Jerry Ahern
Heavy Weather, Bruce Sterling
Ice, Arnold Federbush depressing
Icefire, Judith & Garfield Reeth Stevens entertaining
Ice Quake, John R Spencer
Kraken Wakes, (The) John Wyndham
Last Light Alex Scarrow
Last Ranger, (The) Craig Sargeant ( Rambo wannabe crap)
Living is Forever J Edwin Carter
Lucifer's Hammer, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle. (Becoming a classic)
Long voyage back, Luke Rhineheart (In the top ten of all time )
Long Loud Silence, ( The) Wilson Tucker
Last ship, (The) William Brinkley
Malevil, Robert Merle
Moonfall, Jack Mc Devitt
Night of the Triffids, Simon Clark (Good follow on from Day of the Triffids)
New Madrid Run, (The) Micheal Reisig
On the beach, Neville Shute
One Second After William R. Forstchen (will become a classic)
Out of the Ashes, ( Ashes series) William W Johnstone
Plague 99, Jean Ure
Plague of the dead (Morning Star Saga) Z A Recht
Patriots, James Wesley Rawles (A Brilliant piece of work)
Postman, (The) David Brin
Resurrection Day Brendan Dubois
Rift, (The) Walter J Williams
Savage Dawn, Robert Cole
Shiva Descending, Gregory Benford
Some will not die, Algis Budrys
Stand, (The) Stephen King
Survivors Terry Nation ( British Classic)
Survivalist, (The) series Jerry Ahern
Third Pandemic, ( The) Pierre Ouellette
This is the way the world ends, James Morrow
Thunder & Ashes (Morning Star Saga) Z A Recht
Virus, Japanese Author ( lost from my collection)
When the City stopped, Joan Phipson
Wild Shore ( The) Kim Stanley Robinson Deep stuff
World in Winter ( The) John Christopher
Year of the quiet sun, Wilson Tucker Surprisingly Good
48, James Herbert
8.4, Peter Hernon good read
28 Days Later, Alex Garland

All good stuff for making your mind more accessible to the possibilities and permutations. Most of these books are very thought provoking and make you think about some concepts you otherwise mare have overlooked.
My Favourites are ALAS BABYLON and Patriots, and Day By Day Armageddon, but One Second After is gaining in my esteem.

READING MATERIAL LIST
Factual and reference
Apocalypse Tomorrow Duncan Long 0-87947-089-5
Archery Steps to Success. Hayward / Lewis
Beneath the City Streets, Peter Laurie: 0586050558
Build the perfect survival kit 0-87349-967-0
Bug Out Scott B Williams 978-1-56975-781-9
Earth Shock Basil Booth & Frank Fitch 0-7221-1778 7
How the live Off-grid Nick Rosen 978-0-385-61127-5
Just In Case Kathy Harrison 978-1-60342-035-8
Life after doomsday Bruce D Clayton 0-87364-175-2
Outdoor Survival guide Hugh Mc Manners 0-7513-0644-4
SAS Survival guide (pocket size) John lofty Wiseman 0-00-470167-4
Surviving Doomsday C Bruce Sibley 07219-0780-6
Survival guns Mel Tappan
Tappan on Survival Mel Tappan 0-916172-04-x
The Coming Global Superstorm Bell and Strieber 0-7434-0888-8
The Survivalists Patrick Rivers 0-413-31650-5
The Nuclear Survival Handbook Barry Popkess
The Survival Retreat Ragnar Benson 0-87364-275-9
The Modern Survival Retreat Ragnar Benson 0-87364-980-x
The Survival Nurse Ragnar Benson 1-58160-075-5
Travel Vans John Speed 99920-1-158-0 (The book for building BOVs)
When Technology Fails Mathew Stein 1-57416-047-8
When All Hell Breaks Loose Cody Lundin (VERY VERY American)
 

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Dang why did you just save it as a PdF and then attach it....must have taken you a spell to type it all out... :)
 

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awesome thread, bookmarked! thank you everyone who contributed to it. This was a good find! Most recently I read Prisoner B-3087 not sure if it holds any relevance here, it was Holocaust related and is nonfiction. However I will say that he did some clever things to survive under the circumstances in the book.
 

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LATEST FICTIONAL READING LIST 23/12/16
Aftermath, Charles Sheffield (Very Good)
After Doomsday, Poul Anderson
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (Hard to grasp)
Alas Babylon, Pat Frank (Truly a superb classic)
Amerikan sunset, Jennifer Ladewig (Drivel)
A Distant Eden, Lloyd Tacket ( Good CME/EMP novel)
A Wrinkle in the skin, John Christopher (A character essay )
Black Sun, Robert Leininger (Very good)
Blood Crazy, Simon Clark
Crabs, Guy Smith
Comet, (The) Robert Charles (Very Good)
Damnation Alley, Roger Zelazny (Better than the movie)
Day after Tomorrow, (The) Whitley Strieber
Day by Day Armageddon J L Bourne (SUPERB BOOK) Must read series of 4 books
Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham
Death of Grass, John Christopher
Deathlands, Jack Adrian
Deluge, Fowler Wright
Deluge, Richard Doyle
Drought ,(The) JG Ballard (thought provoking)
Drowned world, (The) JG Ballard (interesting)
Down to a sunless sea, (either version) David Graham (Truly great, another classic)
Earth Abides, George R Stewart (2nd only to Alas Babylon)
Earth Winter, Richard Moran
Eternity Road, Jack McDevitt (Interesting future shock)
Empire of Ice, Richard Moran
Empty World John Christopher
Famine, Graham Masterson
Flood, Richard Doyle
Freeman, (The) Jerry Ahern
Heavy Weather, Bruce Sterling
Ice, Arnold Federbush depressing
Icefire, Judith & Garfield Reeth Stevens (entertaining)
Ice Quake, John R Spencer
Kraken Wakes, (The) John Wyndham
Last Ranger, (The) Craig Sargeant ( Rambo wannabe crap)
Last Light Alex Scarrow
Living is Forever J Edwin Carter
Lucifer's Hammer, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle. (Becoming a classic)
Long voyage back, Luke Rhineheart (In the top ten of all time )
Long Loud Silence, ( The) Wilson Tucker
Last ship, (The) William Brinkley
Malevil, Robert Merle
Moonfall, Jack Mc Devitt
Night of the Triffids, Simon Clark (Good follow on from Day of the Triffids)
New Madrid Run, (The) Micheal Reisig (Very enjoyable MID US PA drama)
On the beach, Neville Shute
One Second After William Forstchen (Prob the best book of its type in 10 years)
One Year After William Forstchen (Great follow on)
Out of the Ashes, (Ashes series) William W Johnstone (right wing but still a good read)
Plague 99, Jean Ure
Plague of the dead (The Morningstar Saga) Z A Recht (Great trilogy)
Patriots, James Wesley Rawles ( A Brilliant piece of work)
Postman, (The) David Brin
Resurrection Day Brendan Dubois
Rift, (The) Walter J Williams
Savage Dawn, Robert Cole
Shiva Descending, Gregory Benford
Some will not die, Algis Budrys
Stand, (The) Stephen King
Survivors Terry Nation (British Classic)*
Survivors Genesis of a hero John Eyers * follow up to Survivors
Survivors J W Rawles ( Rubbish bible thumping exercise)
Survivalist, (The) series Jerry Ahern
Third Pandemic, (The) Pierre Ouellette
This is the way the world ends, James Morrow
Thunder & Ashes (Morningstar Saga) Z A Recht
Virus, Japanese Author ( lost from my collection)
When the City stopped, Joan Phipson
Wild Shore ( The) Kim Stanley Robinson Deep stuff
World in Winter ( The) John Christopher
Year of the quiet sun, Wilson Tucker (Suprisingly Good)
48 James Herbert
8.4 Peter Hernon (good read)
28 Days Later, Alex Garland
299 Days the Preparation, Glen Tate ( My book of the year for 2014 , 10 in series)
 

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Consider these practical books for everyday living.
Living More with Less
The Tightwad Gazette
The Foxfire series

These books will help enlighten and teach you how to live a more minimal existence, have a make-do attitude and avoid the traps of commercialism.
 

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Finished Black Sun the fiction novel by Leininger, it was more on the basis of a romantic action novel( some heavy breathing and tingly stuff), don't know so much about a prepper novel. It was OK. Aftermath, 77 days and Alas Babylon were really good. I am starting Comet today. I thought Patriots would be great for someone with a lot of gun knowledge and military background, I need to read it again to take it all in, pretty heavy info. regarding tactics and weapons.
 

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I really liked the Honor Harrington series, by David Weber. If was really different in the fact the solar system was at war with dozens of planetary worlds, run by dozens of different types of governments. Liberals, socialist, male dominated gov., female dominated gov., royal gov. religious of various types government. It gave a nice insight into how each of these worlds and governments operated. Lots of action to keep it moving along. Never a boring moment. The Heroine is a very strong character and conservative to her core, IMHO.
 

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I really liked the Honor Harrington series, by David Weber. If was really different in the fact the solar system was at war with dozens of planetary worlds, run by dozens of different types of governments. Liberals, socialist, male dominated gov., female dominated gov., royal gov. religious of various types government. It gave a nice insight into how each of these worlds and governments operated. Lots of action to keep it moving along. Never a boring moment. The Heroine is a very strong character and conservative to her core, IMHO.
The way this nation is going we will be run by transgenders.
 

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I recommend this handbook in spanish. It serves to learn Spanish while you learn preparation and to know words related to the prepper world. Maybe one day a prepper will have to seek refuge in Spanish-speaking countries or deal with people who speak Spanish.

Manual del preparacionista: Una guía para que tu supervivencia solo dependa de ti. F. Castillo

 

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