SurvivalRing 25,000 Survival and Rebuilding Pubs $35 (On the right side/Paypal)
Western Digital Homesteading Ebooks $10/Disk
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I like to ask myself regularly, what do I take for granted? Because when I asked myself that three years ago, the answer was “everything.” These days I don’t take for granted that there will be food in the supermarket, electricity to pump water out of my well (or from city waterpumps), or that there will be any 911 to call should I need help…with anything. But one of my last pillars to fall was the fact that I really thought that I had enough knowledge, and what I didn’t know I could easily put my hand on, because of the internet. But the more I have thought about how much I rely on the internet, the more I have realized that it is time to downloading information about things I needs. The problem is, re-finding it all and downloading it is time consuming, so I decided to start buying CD and DVD compendiums on things I might need.
Separating the wheat from the chaff is really hard when it comes to survival information. Go try searching for “Military Manuals FREE” and see what you get. Sure, you’ll get some useful stuff, like Booby Traps, but you’ll also field manuals on everything from how to dig a latrine to how to use an obscure military radio or generator. The organized repositories for military manuals that used to be prevalent only a few years ago have dwindled to few. This is because “bandwidth” is expensive, and it has to be served by powerful hardware in bulk. A 300 page PDF file is going to be anywhere from 50k to 200 megs, depending on whether the pages are text or scanned images of the book’s pages. I would love to collect it all up for you and give you links to it all, but you guys crush our servers if we have a really popular article and forget to reduce the image file sizes. It isn’t unusual for us to have 20,000 reads on several stories in each digest, just on Monday. If we linked to downloads of tens of megs on our servers, they wouldn’t be able to do it, and we have some serious hardware. These days, if you want military manuals, you can find a few for free, but usually they are located on websites of people who are selling the good stuff burned on a CD, and usually pretty cheap.
Actual survival aids and medical reference are much the same. I have linked to several nuclear pubs in my articles, and I am always amazed at how few people actually download them. A publication like “Nuclear War Survival Skills” is a crucial read for Americans right now, but how many of us will actually read it until we hear that Putin has his finger on the trigger? Think about all the potential threats, Ebola, SARS, Mustard Gas, Anthrax, EMP, Nuke Plant Meltdowns, Earthquakes, Volcanoes etc. Do you know how to protect yourself from these things, with commonly available items? For instance, you can build a really effective fallout shelter out of bags of cement mix. How many people do you think will be rushing to Home Depot to buy a truckload of cement bags when nuclear war is imminent? Not many, because they don’t have any knowledge of what it takes to survival a nuclear war.
Homesteading and country living books are even harder to find. It used to be that you could find just about anything, from log cabin building to bee keeping, but in this new era of the internet, copyright holders have won a lot of battles, so people are afraid to offer any PDF for fear of getting the dreaded lawyer letter. I found a really great resource that I have linked to above. The manuals are available for instant download individually, but if you want to download the big zip files, you have to pay. It doesn’t say how much, so I guess it is anything you feel comfortable with. He has a great resource there that he worked very hard to build, so don’t be cheap.
Some people are really passionate about what they do in disseminating this information. I decided to write this article to share with you a large collection I bought a couple months ago that I finally opened. It is from the website SurvivalRing.org, and it has over 25,000 books in 14 CDs and DVDs. I can’t of course say that I have gone through a ton of them, but from what I have seen, there are 4 core volumes, and the rest of the stuff were lesser collections that they put out over the years. For $35, it’s a complete no brainer, assuming that you have a CD/DVD drive connected to your computuer. Those 4 core volumes appear to have been created for 3rd world countries, to give them a library of basic knowledge on basic building skills, and obscure knowledge like how to keep goats.
The main issue that I have with the SurvivalRing disks is that they were created for a bygone era when nobody knew how to unzip a zip file or read a PDF. The files are hidden in self executing .exe files, and one of my computers didn’t like them, even though it has unzip now built into Windows. On a Linux computer I don’t even know if you could open them. So if you buy this package, go into the disks and unzip them onto a drive, then make that your survival materials drive. There are more than 30 gigs of material. Then click through and learn how to find stuff. The archive was created with 8 character old Windows files names, so it is somewhat cryptic. Once you find the single HTML page with images on how to keep goats, you’ll see that it is incredibly cut through the BS information that everyone might need at some point once the infrastructure collapses.
The other one I will specifically point out is an Ebay seller called Western Digital. They have a lot of CD/DVD archives for sale that are all of ten bucks, and that have hundreds of well organized PDF books dating back to the late 1800s. I have been buying CDs of manuals for years and I have never seen a more polished and well organized useful package of information. As you can see from the pics, I bought a handful of their disks, and the one warning I would caution is to make sure you look for the ones that say PDF, not just DVD. One of the disks was just a movie on irrigation systems. Otherwise they are top notch.
SO is my computer going to be toast from an EMP? Will there be any electricity? Will I be able to get at this information if I don’t have it? Well I can answer some of that. As I explained in my EMP article, they just aren’t what people think they are. An EMP is caused by an airburst nuke at hundreds of miles elevation. When it goes boom, it radiates waves of energy, all with different frequencies. The worry is that those frequencies will be picked up by antennas here on the ground. Any metal wire can be an antenna, including our power lines. So if the very destructive and powerful low frequency waves are converted into energy from our powerlines, they will cook all of the transformers that those lines are connected to. Small electronics, even those with antennas, don’t really have an antenna capable of capturing that wave energy and turning into destructive energy. High frequency waves don’t have that much energy. Could your house powerline potentially fry some electronics in your house? Yea, maybe, but from the tests we actually have, it is unlikely that even the transformers will burst, but their lives will be shortened.
Will I have electricity to power a computer? That is really up to you. Last September I thoroughly covered how you can easily and somewhat cheaply put together a solar power system. A big 22 inch all in one computer only eats about 90 watts. A small laptop, like one of those $150 Chromebooks, usually has an adapter under 65 watts. Therefore even one 100 watt solar panel, a small storage battery and 120volt converter could power your computer every day. I have an article coming up on “Survival Computing” where I will show you how you can run a whole security network on a $35 kids development computer called the Raspberry Pi. It will use your television as a screen, and most small TVs use about 100-200 watts, in addition to the 400 milliamps @5volts used by the Pi. If you prepare, there is no reason to believe that you can’t read books and even watch movies every day after the collapse. You just have to prepare now.
Is there going to be internet? Most likely not. The internet was created to have no central control, and it was actually created by the military. The goal of the internet was specifically to preserve communications should part of the control grid go down. But these days the internet is controlled by a handful of companies that are a big part of the current corporate-ocracy that we now live in. Major routers connect us all, and there is very little dial in, where as long as the phone lines are up you can reach the internet. I would not be surprised if the first step in the plan is to disable the internet. Then we would all be forced to get our news from the bought and paid for media companies that have no honest reporting left at all. Long before that, we will no longer be able to get Wikipedia and Youtube. It is just part of what’s probably coming.
I do have several hundred printed books in my survival library, because I don’t think you can really count on any electricity absolutely. As I explained in my article Tips to Make Survival Not Suck, you can get the whole Encyclopedia Brittanica for cheap these days, little more than shipping actually. Fiction paperbacks of recognized authors are usually the same when you buy them in bulk, and don’t discount yard sales. Whole sets of handyman books are not uncommon. If they bust the Yellowstone Supervolcano, I expect that there won’t be much solar going on for a long time. And though I have a wind generator, I haven’t figured it out yet (stay tuned). If something can go wrong, generally it will in my experience, so if you want to read and learn, it is good to have print books on hand. But from an information archiving perspective, print library or no, these CDs are just a no brainer I’m sorry.
Much of the SurvivalRing disk material is about rebuilding the world after a collapse. There will be a world with people on it in the future (most likely), and those people are going to swap things for other things. There will even be a monetary system that replaces the ones we are stuck with today, and it will most likely begin yet another cycle of rich bankers and tax slaves. But to get there, you really have to bring a marketable skill to the table. You can start on thousands of new learning experiences with the SurvivalRing disks, though the material is hard to navigate at first. I paid $55 for my set. Now it’s on sale for $35, apparently because so few people are actually buying archives of survival pubs. Crazy.
There will be a world to come. What is it going to look like? Who knows, but surviving until we get there is what every one of us should be focusing on at this point.. You may think that your brain is too old to dig into new stuff to learn, but try it. It isn’t expensive to get started, and some of the initial principles of survival may actually save your life, in the case of nuclear war especially. All of those end of the world movies aren’t coming out for nothing. We are reaching the end now.