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    What Survival books do you all recommend? I'm looking to have some to include in my packs.
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    I carry this on my pack....
    SAS Survival Guide Pocket Edition.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/24...y-john-wiseman

    Or.
    The Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide Book

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/55...-j-wayne-fears

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    The SAS Survival Handbook is a decent general reference, though I don't carry any books of this type when I'm out and about.
    I do like to have a copy of Buck Tilton's Back Country 1st Aid and Extended Care with me, though.
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    Here's a thread that lists some of the books that folks have.

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...al-Book-Thread!

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    Also vouch for the sas survival handbook. Also throw in books for plants medicinal and edbible.. and perhaps a first aid book... maybe a venomous snake book...
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    Thanks for the links!

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    Remember that all the military manuals are written with mission completion as the primary goal.

    My own preference would probably go toward the Boy Scout Handbook as a general purpose woodcraft guide. Kephart's Woodcraft and Camping is also good.

    The only problem with books in a pack are the added weight which is not really justified.

    On the trail you do not need to look something up, you need to already know it!
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