- "Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse" by James Wesley, Rawles. Very good book outlining survival preparedeness and retreat/group dynamic survival.
- "Alas, Babylon" My dad flipped when he saw me reading this. Apparently, this was required reading in high school in the sixties. A great read about life during WWIII in Florida. Focus is on a small town and its inhabitants surviving while surrounded by nuclear fallout. Sound like a t.v. show recently cancelled?
- "The Earth Abides" College guy on camp out is bit by rattlesnake about the same time a mysterious virus kills off the Earth's population. Details his survival and attempt to rebuild society. A bit too philosophic for my tastes, but still remains an interesting point of view.
- "Enemies" Trilogy by Matthew Bracken. Someone mentioned on Survivalblog that this was more about political survival than SHTF survival. The series gives a bunch of useful information about living in today's society and in what may soon become our future society.
- "The Lord of the Flies" Only the strong survive in this tale of some marooned prep school boys. Nothing but raw savagery.
- "Red Dawn" Great flick that represented our fears in the 80's, invasion by the Commies. I never did grasp the nature of this film until I was much older. I wonder how that movie would play out in the Texas Gulf Coast?
- "28 Days Later" Remember to shoot all zombies in the head.
- "Castaway" I know, it's a Tom Hanks 'Gimme my Oscar' flick. Still, if you're stuck on a deserted island with a VHS tape, ice skates and a volleyball, you'll know what to do if you see this flick.
- "Reign of Fire" Matthew 'L-I-V-I-N' McConaughey stars in this dragon fighting flick. I dunno, I just picked it out because of the apparent coolness/apocalyptic factor.
- "Dances With Wolves" Frontier living is all about survival no matter which way you slice it.