The best books are often ones which are not only entertaining but also manage to teach their readers valuable information. Survival guides are great examples of these. They make great presents and can be found at any local or online discount bookstore. Whether you’re surviving the apocalypse or trying to get through the day, below is a list of some of the most informative and entertaining survival guides around.
Book #1 – The Disaster Diaries
Sam Sheridan’s The Disaster Diaries was inspired by ubiquitous apocalyptic media. We see these apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic stories absolutely everywhere; there are new movies revolving around this idea coming out every year. Countless video games begin with this basis, and there are even long-standing televisions series that continue to explore how people would survive in these situations. Sheridan began examining these stories and soon realized how each situation would require a completely unique skill set. He then began writing about the necessary skills and tools which would be needed to survive each unique situation. He covers everything from how to start a fire to how to last in the arctic cold. It’s a book which manages to thoroughly entertain the reader while also teaching them valuable survival skills.
Book #2 – 100 Deadly Skills: The Survival Edition
100 Deadly Skills is written by Clint Emerson to teach readers how to survive in a myriad of difficult situations. It focuses on 100 different circumstances that could potentially happen, and then walks through the necessary survival steps. This includes everything from surviving in all kinds of terrain to how to respond in a disaster to how to get out of a hostage situation. Emerson worked with survival experts to write this book. It references techniques that can be drawn from experience. The tools mentioned in the book are standard devices and objects that people tend to carry on them in the first place. It’s a fun and interesting read, which also has the potential to teach you skills which could save your life one day. This is the perfect book for anyone who likes the outdoors or a challenge.
Book #3 –- Rossen to the Rescue
Many Americans will recognize Jeff Rossen from NBC where he teaches viewers practical skills for everyday life. He has covered everything from how to put out a kitchen fire to what to do in case you discover bed bugs in your home. His book includes additional practical tips and tricks, such as how to avoid scams. The whole book is littered with funny anecdotes and other stories. Things that Rossen was not able to share on television. While many survival books like to focus on worst-case scenarios that readers will most likely never encounter in their lives, Rossen takes the opposite approach. These are all situations in which millions of people will have to deal with every day. It is always a good idea to be prepared for when they come.
Book #4 – Top Secret Survival Guide
What would you do if you were attacked by a swarm of killer bees? What about a stampede of large animals? Make Believe Ideas created this survival guide which explores how to survive in the wild when confronted with the most extreme scenarios. Top Secret Survival Guide will teach its readers what to do in a variety of situations from across the globe. It is an exciting read which is informative but also maintains an element of schadenfreude. It is a great gift for youth as well as more mature readers who want something fun to pass the time.
Book #5 – The Awkward Human Survival Guide
This book, written by Adam Dachis, is a witty and very tongue-in-cheek guide about how to navigate awkward social situations—something everyone can relate to. It will teach you how to get out of uncomfortable conversations as well as how to behave when personalities clash. It’s a funny book that also lets readers understand that they are not alone in their most cringe-worthy encounters. It also includes personal anecdotes, which will have readers awkwardly laughing to themselves on the subway.
Fun and helpful
Survival guides are fun and informative books which can assist readers in various areas of their life. As well, they are great gifts for family and friends. Find one at your local or discount bookstore.