Most of my previous bookworm posts have revolved around visual culture. So I've decided to branch out into the other areas that I find interesting and relevant. Today's focus is on Survival and Sustainability. Whether it's a hiking vacation in the backcountry, 3 days without electricity, a week without power and water, or an extended period of catastrophe – These books are packed with "Glad I knew that ahead of time" knowledge. It's horrifying to see disasters like the current Japan Tragedy unfold, so it's reassuring knowing a few small things that can be done in the event of an emergency. Preparedness equals peace of mind.