posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 11:34 AM
I suppose that, as with anything, the books that are chosen depends upon how much space is available. First, I would want to have a copy of The
Bible, as faith is always important, regardless of one's beliefs. One very common thread amongst a high percentage of people who have 'survived'
is the faith component. Books of Horticulture and Animal Husbandry would be a good addition. Medical books, first aid, anatomy, military first
aid/field medicine, as well as a 'pill book' would be required. I specifically list a 'pill book' (like a Physician's Desk Reference, but
written for common consumption and usually a pocket-sized book), because if you have a chance to scrounge meds, this 'pill book' would help you to
identify what you have found, and also to help out with possible uses. If you have children, a set of encyclopedia and dictionaries would be good to
have as well, if you were 'hunkering down' in a prepared location.
I would also want to have a selection of classic literature, as well as some educational books, to that children may be taught. In a situation where
space is not a large issue, I would also want a set of 'field guide' type books, so that species of animals and plants may be identified. In any
area, where another language may be encountered (such as Spanish in the US), a foreign-language dictionary may be useful as well.
[edit on 21-7-2009 by Viking04]