My reading list

Ok all, OldDog got the ammo, I’m back to trading water above the surface, our Emperor is recovering nicely from his Lutefisk addiction so all is smooth around the core of the Empire but there is a grave disturbance in the Outer Rim…

LC Gladiator wanted an open thread so I thought it would be nice to talk about our reading lists.  The following is on my shelve or on my nightstand that I’ve added over the years.  Please discuss additions, merits or just random thoughts.

Required disclaimer:  I, in no way, endorse or recommend any of these books.  These, were and are, my personal  preference alone:

Resistance to Tyranny: A Primer

User’s Guide to the Second Amendment: History, Meaning, and Effects of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!

Preparing for the Coming Collapse of the U.S. Dollar 2nd Edition (Surviving in the NewAmerica)

Ask Jackie: Water bath canning (Backwoods Home Magazine)

YOU CAN SURVIVE the Very Worst Manmade and Natural Disasters: A Handbook for Self-Reliance

Red Army’s Do it Yourself, Nazi Bashing Guerrilla Warfare Manual: The Partisan’s Handbook, Updated and Revised Edition 1943

Rapid Fire! Tactics for High Threat, Protection and Combat Operations

GUERRILLAS IN THE MIST: Expanded and Updated

Grow your own food

Special Forces Guerrilla Warfare Manual

The Practical Distiller An Introduction To Making Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Spirits, &c. &c. of Better Quality, and in Larger Quantities, than Produced by … from the Produce of the United States

The Ultimate Sniper, Revised

US Marine Corps Sniper Manual FMFM 1-3B

How to Survive Anywhere: A Guide for Urban, Suburban, Rural, and Wilderness Environments

The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book: Your Complete Guide to planting, tending, and harvesting vegetables (Everything (Home Improvement))

Without Rule of Law: Advanced Skills to Help You Survive

 Enemies Foreign And Domestic (The Enemies Trilogy)

After America: Get Ready for Armageddon

7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century

Welcome To Hell: FEMA Camps, Martial Law, and the Collapse of American Civil Liberties Under the New World Order 

Masters of Death: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust

The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order

Urban Survival Guide

When Technology Fails (Revised & Expanded): A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency Archive 2005-2010

Infantry Combat: The Rifle Platoon: An Interactive Exercise in Small-Unit Tactics and Leadership

Wounds and Lacerations : Emergency Care and Closure

Bushcraft : Outdoor Skills & Wilderness Survival

SOG: A Photo History of the Secret Wars

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables

The Self-sufficient Life and How to Live It

Storey’s Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance

The Encyclopedia of Country Living

The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency

98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive

Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook

Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse

Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition

Stories and Recipes of the Great Depression of the 1930’s and More From Your Kitchen Today (Stories & Recipes of the Great Depression)

Stories And Recipes of the Great Depression of the 1930’s, Volume IV (Stories & Recipes of the Great Depression)

Stories and Recipes of the Great Depression of the 1930’s and Low-Fat Pantry Cooking, Volume II (2 Cookbooks in 1)

Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis



  1. 1
    BigDogg growls and barks:

    Good stuff … I haven’t seen or heard of about 40% of those. I wish I was more of a reader. I’m reading a couple of books on knife-making and metallurgy. I’ll have to check the titles when I get home. With a surprisingly minimal investment in tools and materials, just about anybody can make their own knives/swords/spears/axes that are just as good or better than what you can buy. Helluva lot cheaper too.

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    Oh … FOIST!

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    LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd growls and barks:

    A few medical references I consider essential:

    Merck Manual. An obvious, but indispensable choice.

    Merck Veterinary Manual. If you’re going to rely on animals, you need to know some basic vet medicine.

    Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook The 2011 edition, without the maggots in it.

    The Hesperian Health Guides. (Free and printable downloads include Where There is No Doctor/Dentist.) Free is good.

    A couple of other out-of-the-way references I’d never be without:

    The Handloader’s Manual of Cartridge Conversions. In case you get stuck having to roll your own cases.

    Reader’s Digest New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean, and Maintain Anything and Everything In and Around Your Home. Recently updated.

    The Way Things Work. The 1967 edition with line drawings, not the one with the stupid wooly mammoths.

    Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them. Stuff you wish you’d known before you’d gone and done it the hard way.

    Camping and woodcraft; a handbook for vacation campers and for travelers in the wilderness. Originally published in 1906, back when camping meant a bedroll, a pouch full of pemmican and a tomahawk so you could fashion a snug, warm shelter for the night. Drips with information including “How to Walk.”

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    LC Spare Parts growls and barks:

    Add to it The Great Roob Revolution, by Roger Price; Random House 1970. It chronicles our decline, and explains the mindset of our adversaries. Revolt will fail because we cannot get at the despots who Really wield raw power. The only way they will get what they deserve is if their thugs and security people walk off and let them fend for themselves. That’ll Never happen.

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    You left off a personal favorite.

    A little hard to find today, but the Foxfire Books are an invaluable reference library.

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    You need to add The Ranger Handbook and the Survival, Evasion, Recovery (Basic SERE). They are invaluable!!


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    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Ace of Spades – The media is our enemy:

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    LC Spare Parts–Seems as if you’re recommending despair.

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    watchyerlane growls and barks:

    I agree with LC Draco. I still have my original Ranger School Manual from 1985. As for the rest, pretty good list. Some I have heard of, others not.
    I agree we are about to be in a world of shite and survival is key.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Since this an open thread, who do yall like in the Super Bowl?

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Sarah Palin Is Out at Fox News
    Jan. 25, 2013 5:31pm Madeleine Morgenstern

    Sarah Palin Is No Longer a Fox News Contributor

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s contract as a Fox News contributor was not renewed, the network announced Friday. (AP)

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Fox News have parted ways.

    The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee’s contract as a paid network contributor has ended and will not be renewed, Fox News’ executive vice president of programming said Friday.

    “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors,” Bill Shine said in a statement to TheBlaze.

    A source close to Palin told Real Clear Politics, which was first to report the news, that it was Palin who “decided not to renew the arrangement.”

    “It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by Fox, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source told Real Clear Politics. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.”

    A Fox spokeswoman did not address those remarks in an email to TheBlaze.

    Signs of friction between Palin and the network emerged over the summer when Palin took to Facebook and wrote that “Fox canceled all my scheduled interviews” during one night of the Republican National Convention.

    At the time, Shine said the RNC’s condensed schedule made it necessary to bump Palin.

    “Our plans changed based on the fact that the RNC condensed the schedule of speeches from four nights to three. We look forward to having Governor Palin back as soon as we can,” he said.

    According to the New York Times, Palin was in negotiations with Fox News for a new contract last week. Her original contract started in January 2010 and ended this month; her last appearance on the network was in mid-December.

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    LC Gladiator @ #:

    Interesting…very interesting

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    redc1c4 growls and barks:

    here’s a quick, easy (and most importantly) fun read you can read on line or down load for free, as even during the end of the world as we know it, you’re gonna need a break now and then: Lone Star Planet by H, Beam Piper

    The story of a junior diplomat and his first posting to the planet of New Texas whose dinosaur-sized cattle have to be herded with tanks, and whose system of government derives its character from Mencken’s 1924 essay “The Malevolent Jobholder,” — a system under which the killing of a practicing politician is considered justifiable homicide!

    you can read or download it here

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    redc1c4 growls and barks:

    LC Gladiator @ #:
    i hate Frisco with a fine purple passion to begin with, so i have to go with the Ravens, though i doubt i will watch the game itself. neither Pepsico nor the NFL or the netw*rk need my money or my support.

    it won’t make a bit of difference, but at least i will know i did the right thing. i figure the range will be empty that day, so i’ll like as not go there instead.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    On Sunday, three pit bulls attacked an 11-year old boy riding a bike in a Washington, D.C. neighborhood, biting him on the arms, legs, stomach, and chest. A neighbor ran into his house, retrieved his gun, and ran to the boy’s aid, shooting and killing one of the attacking dogs.

    A nearby policeman came quickly to the scene when he heard the sound of gunfire and shot and killed the other two dogs.

    The boy, Jayeon Simon, was rushed to the hospital, where he underwent surgery and was released on Wednesday. He is expected to recover, but the harrowing experience left him fearful of attacks from dogs in the future. “I be riding my bike. I be with my friend Daniel. Then they start attacking me,” he told a local television station. “This guy comes out. Brings out a hand gun. For the dogs. Then he shot one of the dogs.”

    The neighbor who saved the boy’s life, however, may face gun charges. The Washington Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating whether the man’s gun was legally registered. If it was not, he may be charged with a crime.

    Neighbor Tony Lawson approved of the shooter’s actions. “They talking about charging him? Come on now… I know if that man hadn’t did what he did, that little boy might be dead… or wish he was dead.”

    Grandmother Louise Simon shared Lawson’s sentiments. “I’m glad he did what he did do. Because them dogs, they tell me them dogs when they sink their teeth into you they lock their jaws.”

    Washington, D.C. based criminal defense attorney Daniel Gross told the Washington Times the man who saved the boy’s life may be in legal jeopardy:

    “I’ve seen cases where people used weapons in defense of others, but the U.S. attorney’s office is not always so understanding. There are certain defenses one could try, like self-defense or defense of others, but that wouldn’t really go to whether they charge you.”

    The owner of the three pit bulls was fined $175 for failure to leash his dogs.

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Re: The Stupor Bowel

    So far I can only pass on my mother’s “wisdom,” which is that we should root for the Forty Ninnies/Thieves because they stopped Atlanta–which she holds an understandable grudge against–& their GM is a graduate of our local state U (as are we). Probably won’t bother me too much if they lose, though.

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    bruce growls and barks:

    I do like to read,reload and make things grow.

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    redc1c4 @ #13:
    Frisco? Can Frisco field anything but tight ends and very wide receivers?

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Add on to this the 1.2 billion Obammmmma costs us per year

    Well, looks like the old broad of the House MIGHT have to pay her own way back and forth to California.
    The Air Force took her jet away from her.


    The real reason that Nancy Pelosi is considering retiring from the U.S. House is that they took her personal USAF Jet away.
    Ah, poor baby!

    As a result of a Judicial Watch filing under the Freedom of Information Act, the USAF released documents detailing House Speaker Pelosi’s use of United States Air Force aircraft between March 2009 and June 2010. These data are published in the Judicial Watch Verdict of December 2010, Volume 16, Issue 12.
    Here are the main highlights revealed by the USAF. Keep in mind that all the data below relate to United States Air Force aircraft used by one woman over a sixteen month period.

    Several of these flights included Ms. Pelosi’s guests, such as grown children, grandchildren, various in-laws, friends and hangers-on. Over 95% of the trips were between the west coast and Washington DC, for what you might call a commute between home and the office. READ it and WEEP!

    Total trips: 85 over a 68 week period, or 1.25 average trips per week.
    Total mileage: 206,264 miles, or 2,427 average miles per trip.
    Total flying time: 428.6 hours, or an average of 5 hours per trip.
    Cost to the taxpayers: $2,100,744, or $27,715 per trip, or $1,285,162 per year!
    Cost of in flight food and alcohol: $101,429; $1,193 per trip; $62,051 per year.
    On one junket to Baghdad, according to the Air Force report, she had the aircraft bar stocked with Johnny Walker Blue Scotch, Grey Goose Vodka, E&J Brandy, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Maker’s Mark Whiskey, Courvoisier Cognac, Bacardi Rum, Jim Beam Whiskey, Beefeater Gin, Dewar’s Scotch, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Corona Beer and several varieties of wine. This was obviously a very important “gubment bidness” trip.

    Evidence generally speaks for itself, and in Ms. Pelosi’s case it speaks the language of abuse and (evidently) a serious familial drinking problem, for in a single year she and her spawn drank an amount in excess of the net income of the average employed American! When she said, “… If the stimulus doesn’t pass, five hundred million people might lose their jobs…”, I thought she was unintentionally revealing her ignorance. I’m now more inclined to think she was pickled.

    Even though she can no longer abuse the USAF, she can either fly on her broom, or fly Southwest Airlines, where bags fly free.
    If you are an AMERICAN citizen it is YOUR DUTY to PASS THIS ON! Because, you won’t see this reported on MSNBC NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, NYT, etc.

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    LC_Salgak growls and barks:

    Actually, I’ve been building a library of free e-books on a variety of survival/collapse topics. Right now, a tad over 4GB, fits on a MicroSD card and works in a Nook or any other reader that can read PDFs and EPUB formats. That, a Nook, and a portable Solar Charger for it are in my B-O-B.

    Ping me privately if you’d like a copy, or you have files to add (and we’ll swap. . . )

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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    The Anarchists Cookbook has some good stuff.

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    LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd growls and barks:

    As HempRopeAndStreetlight pointed out in another thread, is now firmly in the anti-gun camp.

    They can go fuck themselves forever. I’m cancelling my account and buying elsewhere (locally when I can.)

    Please disregard the links in my prior comment.

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    LC Moriarty, Imperial Goatherd growls and barks:

    LC_Salgak @ #20:

    A similar project.

    And an addition.

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    Radical Redneck growls and barks:

    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. @ #:

    Can Frisco field anything but tight ends and very wide receivers?

    They have an ongoing problem where half the team insists on being the center! :em07: