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What 5 Books Would You Save

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posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 01:57 PM
FIVE books............

1 * A definitive encylopedia of astronomy for orientation of the night sky and to aid any navigational attempts to travel on sea or land.
2 * An horticultural / agricultural publication with comprehensive knowledge of herbs ( culinary and medicinal) for plant extracts ,etc.
3* Medical, first aid encyclopedia.
4*Survival guide.
5* multilingual dictionary.


posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 02:05 PM
There are so many amazing books noted in this thread,
I have only one to add.

It is called "The long walk",by Slavomir Rawicz.

"Cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German-Soviet partition of Poland and was sent to the Siberian Gulag"

This is a book about the limits of human endurance,and the power of the human spirit when the odds are against you.
"The long walk" is a tale that stays with you always.

I 100% recommend everyone read it-especially in times of strife and suffering.
A very powerful book.

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 02:59 PM
reply to post by Silcone Synapse
Thanks for recommending this book. I'll keep an eye out for it. Sounds good.

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 03:39 PM
1)The Philosophy of a Beautiful Life. Clymer's version
2)The Hidden Teachings of the Initiate Masters. Clymer
3)The Secret Science of Miracles. Max Freedom Long
4)Heal Thyself. White Eagle Lodge
5)Natural medicine encyclopedia.

There is enough there for the world to get right again.

In addition I have in my Ministry box The three Baker books (Weddings,Funerals and services) The manual for the Church of Illumination, and a couple bibles.

Just something not right about not having a proper service at the time its needed. Even more so at weddings and funerals.

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 03:43 PM
I hope you guys all turn up with your books and we can all share

1. Fingerprints of the Gods - Graham Hancock
to help realise that we are not the first civilization when we rediscover the Pyramids and Machu Pichu etc

2. Darwin's Black Box - Michael J Behe
For evolution "macro" debunking

3. My Israel Question - Anthony Lowenstein
to help prevent middle east strife re emerging

4. The Big Argument - Michael J Westacott & John F Ashton
For its help in realising there must be a purpose to all this

5. Last of the Breed - Louis L'Amour
The best novel I've ever read and read and read

This is a great OP so many to choose from
ask me tomorrow it'd probably be different, depending on the mood but all religious texts would only be used for firestarting

posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 02:45 PM
reply to post by citizen smith

, @ bible, quran thing, in total agreement..... i wouldnt waste pack space on those books.
m xx

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 10:01 AM
5 books I would bring

1)Edible Plants of North America
2)Mother Natures cures (for natural remedies and medicines)
3)The Pocket Ref (info on almost any and everything and how to use them)
4)Complete Krav Maga ( isreali hand to hand combat not a martial art according to them but close I think and it will be good to teach others to defend themselves)
5)either Rangers Handbook or Special forces handbook

I might add also that most people will be looking for food and not so much for anything else for quite sometime after a SHTF scenario at this time books could be collected and stored for use in a sort of survivors library.

also any books on gardening will only be good if you can survive through the first year or two without fresh veggies and so on as canned goods and naturally occurring plants will be your only source of veggies..

Also after about a year or so I would think and I might be wrong in fact hope I am that a lot of people will be dead or dieing from violence or starvation..

anyway just my two cents


[edit on 12/18/2007 by geocom]

posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 04:44 PM

Originally posted by morganathefey
reply to post by citizen smith

, @ bible, quran thing, in total agreement..... i wouldnt waste pack space on those books.
m xx

Dont' discount them so easy. Most of the population believes in one thing or another. I can't think of a better way to pull people together and re establish controlled conditions.

posted on May, 8 2008 @ 09:00 AM
Now that some time has gone by is there anybody who would like to change there picks?

posted on May, 8 2008 @ 09:16 AM
reply to post by angryamerican

i too love Asprin and Zelazny. I might even include Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft. However my list remains the same. Welcome back, has your health improved?



posted on May, 8 2008 @ 10:51 AM
reply to post by reluctantpawn

They believe they got all of the tumor but while removing it the nerve that controls my lower leg was severed. they did repair it but they say i will only regain 85% usage of my lower leg. I know they are the so called educated ones but 85% is wrong. I will regain 100% nothing else will do. thanks for asking About me it means a lot.

While on the topic of books lets not forget farmer. so much knowledge with these fiction writers.

posted on May, 8 2008 @ 11:02 AM
Thoughts and prayers.



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 11:02 PM
I missed this thread! Felt like it was a good one to bring it back.

1) I second on Edible Plants of North America or a homeopathic book.
2) Cat's Cradle
3) To Kill A Mockingbird
4) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
5) oh man oh man oh man oh man.... um. I'm torn between The Stand and Dreamcatcher and a sweet nonfiction book. I have to leave the last one open.

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 11:33 PM
The foxfire books

Machinist handbook.

A good gunsmithing manual

And a good map book showing back country roads, military bases, mountain cabins. and gold-mining areas, and fire stations.

A good book on improvised explosives,

posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 07:01 AM
Rodale's Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

'Holographic Universe' by Michael Talbot

'SAS Survival Handbook' by John Wiseman

A copy of 'Walden' that also contains 'Civil Disobedience' by Thoreau

'The Four Agreements' by Don Miguel Ruiz

posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 01:40 AM
Tom Brown Jr's Guide To Wilderness Survival

Tom Brown Jr's Guide To Edible And Medicinal Plants

C. Jung's The Archetypes And Collective Unconscious

The Yoga Sutra Of Patanjali

Songbook of American Music History


posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 08:56 AM
Off the top of my head the first books i would grab would probably be...

My Bible

Grow Your Own Veg - by Joy Larkcom

Back Garden Seed Saving - by Sue Stickland

Collins Complete Guide to British Trees (useful book that not only helps you identify trees but also tells you uses for the wood)

Alas Babylon - by Pat Frank

posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 09:36 AM
As prior posters mentioned I'll second the Foxfire books, and Tom Brown's guides. All of them if you can get them. Read them before TSHTF.

1) First aid book, like EMT guide "Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured", Amercan Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

2) Comprehensive hunting, fishing, tracking and fieldcraft guide. Can anyone recommend anything like that?

3) US special ops survival guide.

4) Guide to edible plants indigineous to your area.

5) A map of caves in your area (somewhat tongue-in-cheek yes

posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 11:56 AM
The cat in the Hat, The cat in the Hat, The cat in the Hat, The cat in the Hat and The cat in the Hat.

posted on May, 13 2010 @ 09:40 PM
Its tough when reduced to 5 books, but I guess my selection would have to be.

(While some may claim the high road i'm willing to admit id run raid and theft missions if it was that or leave my clan to starve.)

(It’s not illegal if there is no law system, and it has far too many uses for trail and error farming)

The most recent encyclopedias set I can find from a local library
(Every bit of information should be held as high as any religious text.)

(Effectively a collection of Norse tales, think bible kind of. But the Norse mindset would be helpful in fighting and dangerous situations)

(I believe the new culture should be began with this to help shape the views of natures mechanics)

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