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Or ideally specific to towns with some semi-rural areas in England. It would be great to have an offline guide in case of the internet being down. A detailed guide to edible plants would be an important things for it to contain (all edible plants, not just the tasty ones), as well as edible bugs and how to prepare them. Plus of course all the usual survival advice, but with consideration for how best to apply it in this specific environment.

I suppose it might end up needing to be more than one book in order to cover everything?

Any suggestions?
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Here are some of the searches I did:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...n+wild+edibles

https://www.amazon.com/Protect-Survi...r+war+survival

And the SAS manuals by John Wiseman cover almost all climates and areas.

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I've used Wild Food by Roger Phillips, since the early 80's. It's still in print. It covers fungi too, but it's quite large (A4-ish).

Of course, you can't go wrong with Ray Mears.

You need to have it all in your head before SHTF, so practice practice practice.
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Or ideally specific to towns with some semi-rural areas in England. It would be great to have an offline guide in case of the internet being down. A detailed guide to edible plants would be an important things for it to contain (all edible plants, not just the tasty ones), as well as edible bugs and how to prepare them. Plus of course all the usual survival advice, but with consideration for how best to apply it in this specific environment.

I suppose it might end up needing to be more than one book in order to cover everything?

Any suggestions?
It depends what you mean by edible wild plants some can be quite bitter or pungent. If you gorged yourself on dandelion you would get the runs.

"Food for Free" by Richard Mabey.

River Cottage cook books, which can be found in charity shops.

Collins Gem books trees, animals, seashore, funghi.

Ray Mears books, buy the lot because they all have good UK info. Collecting wood ants, tapping birch trees for sap etc...

Buy an ordinance survey map of your area and A-Z road map. Plot likely looking areas and go exploring.

Work out how far you are from the coast, your nearest lakes, reservoirs, rivers, canals etc.. these are all stuffed with food if you open your eyes.

Buy some sea, coarse and game fishing magazines, Read the catch reports and look at where they are on a map. Peruse the shooting and air rifle magazines in the shop Look for Countryman's Weekly if they still publish it.

bushcraftuk used to do a magazine.

Eat the pigeons and snails which are eating your veg patch, because you've got to have one of them.

edit to add, watch mcqbushcraft on youtube catapult hunting, stream and coastal fishing.
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And the SAS manuals by John Wiseman cover almost all climates and areas.
The SAS Survival Handbook by Wiseman is indeed a very good book. I highly recommend getting a copy.
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Now available for free download:

https://archive.org/details/SASSurvi...vivingAnywhere
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I agree with the others

Ray Mears - teaches the marines
Johny Wisemans - Ex SAS
Colins guides for ID, they also do a SAS defence guide.
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The sas like others have said. The soldiers pocket book if I recall had small section on survival in addition to basic British military instructions. There are a few youtube folks that are in your area making very good vids on survival.

I've got book in my collection called the forager handbook by miles Irving it's wild edibles specific for Britain.

I've been slowly adding videos and books, maps etc or website info onto USB drives or scan disk cards so they can be viewed off line if needed as backup
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You can print out these compact survival instructions:
http://www.dougritter.com/psp_surviv...tions_0206.pdf

For offline reading you can dowbload websites, apps, and ebooks about:
survival
prepping
"disaster preparedness"
"stress management"
"medical guide"
"first aid"
medical diagnosis
"first aid"
medical diagnosis
etc.

You can carry a solar-panel to power the smartphone and e-reader, in a waterproof and shock-proof container.
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And the SAS manuals by John Wiseman cover almost all climates and areas.
Available in compact light-weight version with thin pages.
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https://www.thoughtco.com/learn-how-to-sail-2915462
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Ragnar Benson an American wrote some interesting books, some information is transferable other information seems a little fanciful but, it is what it is.

Not a bad book;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thrifty-For...J1T3WN5NESWHF2

A staple of many a forager's library;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Food-Free-R...=food+for+free

The SAS Survival Handbook is good BUT the Urban Survival Handbook is pants.
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There are many books available, some of which I will list. Survivalism in the USA has a greater following over there, potentially due to the fact that the area is so vast, with support/assistance unlikely in times of strife, for instance.
I would advise read the books and use the internet for research, then formulate your plan and prioritise.

The Prepper's Blueprint - Tess Pennington.

SAS Encyclopedia of Survival - Barry Davies.

SAS Survival Handbook - Lofty Wiseman

The Complete Book of Vegetables Herbs and Fruit - Biggs, McVicar and Flowerdew

The Doomsday Book - Joel Levy

Food Security for the Faint of Heart - Robin wheeler

The Forager Handbook - Miles Irving

How to Survive the End of the World as we know it - James Wesley Rawness

Survival - Martyn Forrester

How to Prepare for for Emergency and Survival (Living Off the Land) Book 1 by LSG and Chris Breen

How to Prepare for for Emergency and Survival (Survival Skills) Book 2 by LSG and Chris Breen





These last two you will find very useful as they are written by UK based preppers.


Hope this helps!
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These guys put out a lot of good content and this is a free book there offer https://www.modernh3ro.com/survival-ebook
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