May 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm #12953
Beard wrote some great books. Here is another one. I believe it was the precursor to the Scout handbook.
The American Boy’s Handy Book
Not exactly survival oriented but has some great how to stuff in it. My 12 yr old daughter borrowed it and I never got it back. Go figure.May 8, 2014 at 5:53 pm #12956
Got my son that one for Christmas a couple of years back.June 6, 2014 at 9:22 pm #15910
dmarieJune 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm #15914
Thanks for the references! Will peruse through them.
‘The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse’ is interesting first hand account of surviving economic collapse in Argentina by Fernando Aguirre. He shares his experience, strategies, tips etc. He keeps a blog here: http://ferfal.blogspot.com/ and YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheModernSurvivalist
‘The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse’
Mr Aguirre will not win literary award but the book has a ‘real’ flavor from someone who lived through economic SHTF.June 7, 2014 at 2:21 am #15918
I’d highly suggest you guys check out the books written by David Gingery.
“Gingery is most famous for his Build Your Own Metal Working Shop From Scrap series, which details how to build a reasonably complete machine shop at low cost, often from scrap metal and other items. The hobbyist starts by constructing a small foundry capable of melting silicon-aluminum and zinc alloys from recycled automotive parts. Then green sand castings are used to make a metal lathe. The lathe is the first machine built since it can be used to help build itself. The lathe and foundry are then used to make more complicated machine tools.”
I’ve only just started to dig into them and I’m more than impressed.
Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.July 1, 2014 at 1:15 am #17521
Red, you have found a treasure in David Gingery. But be aware that his books were a part of Lindsay Technical Books, now out of business, and that their whole remaining stock went to Your Old Time Bookstore. Browse there; it will bowl you over.July 2, 2014 at 12:14 am #17683
A great need that is not addressed enough is how to be “gray”. Check out the Repairman Jack series of novels by Dr. F. Paul Wilson, and prepare to be amazed. I suggest you begin with the juvenile cycle, three books, and then go to the adult series.
Jack does not repair appliances but situations. For example, say that your family has an heirloom that is confiscated by the government and put into a museum. You steal it back, and some jerk then steals it from you. You can’t go to the police because they’d put you in the slammer; so you go to Repairman Jack; he gets your heirloom back for you.
Jack dresses nondescript. Nobody can ever remember what he looks like. He has no Social Security number, no credit card, no bank account, no official anything. He takes payment only in cash, which he immediately turns into gold, and which he hides in his apartment — which itself is rented under a fake name.
Most of the novels are set in New York; only one in the Everglades; and the juvenile cycle in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.
And, in the series, as often in real life, nothing is as it seems.
The books must be read in order.September 26, 2014 at 5:09 pm #25467
Ran across a link to three medical manuals/courses you can download for free:
The first time I tried this I got some pdf about solar but got the real thing on the second download.
Warning: The third pdf is HUGE!
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