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The Life and Mind of DamnBlackHeart
This is to help keep me actively writing. So expect to see poems, rants, tips on writing, thoughts on subjects, lyrics, me complaining of boredom, reviews, anime, movies, video games, conventions, tv shows and whatever life throws at me.
Books In A Zombie Apocalypse
I love books, but I will love them even more after a zombie apocalypse. What many people don’t consider is how useful they are for survival. Books are going to be a highly sought out treasures once people figure that out. They hold so much knowledge and you’re going to need it, especially when it has the potentially to save your life (or someone’s else). That’s why survival books are so important to me, because they are a key factor for my to survive.

Chances are I’m not going to be able to find a living doctor if I injured myself or got sick. Having a medical book about how to treat injuries can help with that. Even when you’re sick and don’t know what it is or how to treat it, medical books can tell you the symptoms and what sickness is causing it. They can also provide information about what can treat it or give you natural alternatives if that’s all that’s available to you.

There’s also books that tell you what plants and berries are edible and which to avoid because they’re poisonous. They can tell you how to build a shelter and the many ways to do it, how to filter water, how to build a fire, how to survive in the winter, how to build traps, how to grow a garden of food, raise farm animals, and how to do many other things. I could go on and on, because there’s so many useful books!

In a zombie apocalypse, knowledge is power. I rather know how to do something than not at all. I know that having knowledge is vastly different than having the experience, but at the very least, your chances in survival increased by a little bit. So while you still have the chance, I recommend that you take some classes (some are offered for free if you know how to look) on first aid, swimming if you don’t know, self defense and whatever else that you think you might need to learn. If you can’t afford the classes or don’t have the time to go to them, try looking online. You may be able to find some free video tutorials about it.

Otherwise, stock on survive books on the subject. Just remember that knowing how to do something can’t substitute for years of experience. Hence my urging for you to start now, while the world is still in order if you’re really serious about this.

Here’s a list of books that were highly recommended to have in your personal library.

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit by Creek Stewart & Jacqueline Musser

SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation by John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven & David Borgenicht

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times by James Wesley Rawles

The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure by Colin Towell

Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere — Alive by Les Stroud, Michael Vlessides, Beverly Hawksley & Lara Bombier

Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 230 Defense and Combative Techniques by Darren Levine & John Whitman

The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster by Bernie Carr & Evan Wondolowski

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival by Mors Kochanski

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival by Dave Canterbury

The First Aid Companion for Dogs and Cats (Prevention Pets) by Amy D. Shojai

Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook by Debra M. Eleredge

Cat Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook by Delbert G. Carlson & James M. Griffin

A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing & Smoking Meat, Fish & Game by Wilbur F. Eastman

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike Bubel & Nancy Bubel

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual of Living Off the Land & Doing It Yourself by Carla Emery

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring

A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North American by Lee Allen Peterson & Roger Tory Peterson

Nature’s Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer

The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer

The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals by Tess Pennington

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West by Gregory L. Tilford

Grow Your Own Drugs: Easy Recipes for Natural Remedies and Beauty Fixes by James Wong

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Ellix Katz & Sally Fallon

98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your a** Alive by Cody Lundin & Russ Miller

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes by Cody Lundin, Russell L. Miller & Christopher Marchetti

The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way by Joseph Alton & Amy Alton

The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook, New and Revised by Jeffrey Isaac

Mountaineering First Aid: A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics) by Jan D, Carline, Martha J. Lentz & Steven C. MacDonald

Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook by Department of Defense

1801 Home Remedies by Editors of Reader’s Digest

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks

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