Results 1 to 10 of 51
This is a discussion on SHTF reading within the Survival Forum forums, part of the General category; I figured I would start a thread for SHTF books that people enjoyed. I just finished One Second After. I ...
07-28-2012, 09:40 AM #1
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
- Monadnock area, NH
- Blog Entries
I figured I would start a thread for SHTF books that people enjoyed.
I just finished One Second After. I thought it was pretty good.
I am now currently reading 77 Days in September. Good so far, I just with the main character was a bit more situationally aware.
Both of these are available in the Apple Store, and 77 Days has a Kindle version.“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny”
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”
If you live in Massachusetts protect your 2nd Amendment rights and donate... Comm2a.org
07-28-2012, 09:57 AM #2
I recently re-read The Jakarta Pandemic for the second time. It's a good one.FREE FLINTOID!!
07-28-2012, 10:30 AM #3
One second after was good, if you liked that I recommend Lights Out.The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.
- Max Stirner
07-28-2012, 10:33 AM #4
- Join Date
- Mar 2007
- So. ME
Lights Out is good. One Second after was good. Tom Sherry's Deep Winter Trilogy is pretty good. I like the first 2 books of it. Lucifers Hammer and Alas Babylon are both classics and excellent.
07-29-2012, 07:45 AM #5
- Join Date
- May 2011
Lights Out and Alas, Babylon are the best I've read so far. The Rawles books are ok, but if you read his blog you know pretty much who's who and what's going to happen, and the characters are paper thin for the most part.
I've been hearing a lot of good things about the Holding Their Ground series. That is probably next on my list. (a bit pricey for fiction, though)
I also digressed a bit into WW II memoirs. Curahee! And With the Old Breed give you a good sense of what it's like for the people who walked into the killing fields, just how few walked out, and may help you prepare for the potential reality beyond the book/movie fantasy.
Last edited by Rider; 07-29-2012 at 07:48 AM.
07-29-2012, 08:54 AM #6
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
"The Year Startdust Fell" http://www.amazon.com/Year-When-Star...+stardust+fell , about when a meteor leaves some dust in the air which seizes up any metal bearings surfaces, which quickly brings civilization down quite a few pegs.
"Denver Is Missing" , http://www.amazon.com/Denver-Is-Miss...ver+Is+Missing (very hard to find!). When drilling a deep research well, a giant pocket of nitrogen is released, making a cloud of gas which goes around the world causing much of civilization to get asphyxiated.
Lucifer's Hammer (http://www.amazon.com/Lucifers-Hamme...rds=hammerfall) A giant asteroid hits ocean near Los Angeles.
Earth Abides (http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Abides-G...s=earth+abides) A plague wipes out 99% of the population. The main character is
kind of a dweeb, in that he is technologically quite inept, who ends up in a small tribe in Los Angeles.
"Day Of The Triffids", (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1332653/) (http://www.amazon.com/Day-Triffids-2...f+the+triffids)
A meteor shower causes anyone who viewed it to become blind. Most of the world's population views it. Chaos results.
"The Scarlet Plague" (http://london.sonoma.edu/Writings/Scarlet/) excellent plague story by Jack London
"A Journal of the Plague Year" (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/376/376-h/376-h.htm) fiction about the Black Plague, written about 50 years after the 1655 plague, by Daniel Defoe.
Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocaly...lyptic_fiction
07-29-2012, 08:14 PM #7
Some non-fiction SHTF preparation reading:
When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes, by Cody Lundin
Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, by Neil Strauss
The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence, by Gavin de Becker
Tracker by Tom Brown, Jr.
Cold Camp, by TimJ - pdf on the internet
Alongside Night, by J. Neil Schulman - free internet download.
When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth, by Cory Doctorow
ETA Fiction: Enemies Foreign and Domestic Trilogy. Books 2 and 3 are SHTF stories. But, read Book 1 first! These are great stories written by Matthew Bracken.
Book 1: Enemies Foreign and Domestic
Book 2: Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista
Book 3: Foreign Enemies and Traitors
Last edited by P-14; 08-26-2012 at 01:02 PM. Reason: ETA Tracker by Tom Brown, Jr.Since when do Americans have to give the government an explanation for why they “need” something? - Ann Coulter, Political Commentator
Member of GOAL and the NRA; Supporter of Comm2A
08-02-2012, 03:11 PM #8
I'd like to add the SAS Survival Handbook to P-14's non-fiction list. Also, for those of us who have spent too much time in kitchens and not enough in the brush, Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game should be in your "go" bag as should A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing & Smoking Meat, Fish & Game.
As for fiction, one of my favorites so far is Stirling's Dies The Fire, which puts a new spin on the post-apocalyptic survival scenario. (Spoiler alert: no guns allowed!)
Last edited by jbrandenburg11; 08-03-2012 at 09:04 AM."Listen, I've eaten a commissary hamburger for lunch every day for twelve years. I just wanted to make sure this pointless health crusade won't affect the only part of my job that I like."
08-03-2012, 12:51 PM #9
Reading the non-fiction book Contact: A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival
Member: GOA, GOAL, Lowell Sportsmen's Club
"The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self defense in the home." - U.S. Supreme Court Justice J. Scalia, June 26, 2008, District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. ___ (2008)
08-03-2012, 12:55 PM #10
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
- Central MA
"+1" for Alas Babylon and One Second After. I enjoyed them both. Thanks for the other suggestions!