Top 10 Best Wilderness Survival Kindle Books On Amazon

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Wilderness survival skills are important to master if you are going out in to the wild, going off the beaten track, disaster strikes or just because they are good to know. Being prepared, knowing what to do and having situational awareness can play a big part in your survival and those with you when something has gone wrong.

They are skills that in some respects you may not ever have to use – however the time to learn them is now before you do need them (when it will be too late) and the other thing is that they can be a lot of fun to learn and master. The books that have made it on to our top wilderness survival books will give you a good start in getting up to speed with the skills needed for survival and they cover what to take with you, shelter, food, drinking water, keeping warm, first aid and more.

So, Our Awards For 10 Best Wilderness Survival Kindle Books Are

Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-Term Survival and Long-Term Comfort by Michael Pewtherer

This is a good book on survival for those new to the subject. Those more experienced will probably learn something too. It is a book of two halves – the first is Seven Day Survival dealing with what you need to do for short-term survival. With over 100 techniques it covers skills like building shelter, fire starting, tool making, hunting, fishing and more. The second is Beyond Survival and goes through what is needed to live in the wild longer term – using age-old primitive skills to live.

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98.6 – The Art Of Keeping Your Ass Alive by Cody Lundin

This is a book on the survival skills needed to keep you alive by preventing your body temperature at 98.6, rather than wilderness skills. It will help to prevent you from dying from hypothermia in a short few hours from a disaster striking which is a major cause of death in survival situations. It written in an entertaining and irreverent but teaches what you need to know to avoid problems as well as how to handle them so you survive.

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Hawke’s Special Forces Survival Handbook by Mykel Hawke

This book is for those people those hoping to learn survival skills when faced with a disaster rather than the skilled outdoorsman. This is a handbook full of practical advice. It is an easy to understand book that provides you with information on the right mindset, building shelter, sourcing drinking water, finding food, navigating, what to include in your survival kit and more. The information is presented in a straightforward way and can be easily put to use when you need it.

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Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need by John D. McCann

Stay Alive - Survival Skills You Need

This book explains the basics of survival in depth and is written for the beginner covering both the why and the how to of survival. It builds on John’s previous book – Build The Perfect Survival Kit. It covers mindset, what gear you will need, fire and light, shelter and protection, finding water and purifying it, avoiding hazards and navigation. It is written an easy to understand style to help you survive emergencies when off the beaten track and other situations.

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Build The Perfect Bug Out Bag – Your 72 Hour Disaster Survival Kit by Creek Stewart

Having the right stuff to hand and being prepared is very important to ensure you survive when disaster strikes. It lets you know everything to include in your survival kit to get through the first 72 hours – covering water, protection, shelter food etc. It is a very comprehensive guide to your BOB plus gives details on survival skills such as having a plan and being mentally prepared. It is great for the beginner, camper, survivalist and those more experienced too.

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How To Purify Water by Walter Streete

how to purify water by Walter Streete

This is a 21 page book that shows you how to ensure you have clean drinking water. Dehydration is a major cause of death as in most situations you can only survive 3 days without it. It will show you how you can purify water in any situation that you may find yourself in. It’s great for the urban or rural setting and is useful for camping as well as dealing with a disaster setting, and shows you how to drink your own urine and like it!

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Survival Doctor’s Guide To Wounds And Burns by James Hubbard

survival doctors guide to wounds survival doctors guide to burns

This award is for 2 different books written by Dr James Hubbard. Both these books cover situations where you can’t call 911 for advice. In his book on wounds you get step by step instructions on how to stop the wound bleeding and close the wound. The language is straightforward and is great for non-professionals. Also included is a list of basic supplies.

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In his book on burns you are given similar step by step guide to treatment as with the wounds book. This is a book for emergencies and where medical professional help is not available. It again uses language that the untrained person can follow easily to provide first aid.

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Ultimate Guide To Wilderness Living by John McPherson and Geri McPherson

Ultimate Guide To Wilderness Living

Although this is more living in the wilderness than surviving for a short period in an emergency, It does show you how to survive and live on just the things found in the woods which can be very important for survival if you are lost for a period of time. It provides detailed step by step instructions on things like building a fire, making traps, shelters and more. It is great for someone new to the subject.

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Edible Wild Plants by John Kallas Ph.D.

Edible Wild Plants by John Kallas Ph.D.

If you are going to survive any length of time in the wilderness it is important to know the plants you can eat in wild. This book focuses on the greens you can eat rather than other types of plants like berries. At 400 pages long it gives you a lot of detail on this very common type of plant found in North America.

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The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide by Frank Miniter

The Ultimate Mans Survival Guide

This not strictly a wilderness survival or living book at all. It covers other topics but has a great chapter dealing with emergency gear, starting a fire without matches and more. It gives a good basic overview of survival. You also can learn what it takes to be a man and how to become one with chapters on providing, athleticism and heroism. A good entertaining read.

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Although you don’t need a Kindle to read these books, it is one of the best ways to carry around your library of books as you go about your day. They are lightweight small and the books are easy to read. But you probably already know all about them. If you haven’t got one and are undecided you can find out more about them by clicking here and see them on Amazon

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