3 thoughts on “Sources of Downloadable Books Useful to Survivalists/Preppers”

  1. Great resource sites right there..

    I’d also suggest using HT Track https://www.httrack.com/

    HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.

    It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the “mirrored” website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.

    WinHTTrack is the Windows (from Windows 2000 to Windows 10 and above) release of HTTrack, and WebHTTrack the Linux/Unix/BSD release.

    I’d suggest storing on a local external drive or multi drive NAS device on local network.

    For printing i’d suggest a small b&w laser printer, as they are faster and more efficient/less expensive than inkjets.

  2. “From a reader; hard copy matters.”

    Indeed it does, especially in that actual act of `doing`. A washed out screen in the middle of a field is useless. That said a few observations:

    * Paper has weight. Paper has size. I have a middling size library in hard copy and it fills the walls of my 12×12 office. That ain’t going in a alice pack.
    * Electronics can go down, but paper can burn.
    * Comparatively the reproduction cycle and cost of paper is a detractor.

    So what to do? A modest suggestion that I apply. I set purpose & method into two piles for the year ahead:

    * Reference: That is everything, compiled into electronic form. I maintain two copies, 1 working, the other archival. Archival on an external usb hard drive. If one wanted a bug-out option a 128Gb usb stick with just essential reference would suffice.

    * Projects: Those tasks I have lined up for the year ahead. Any relevant reference material directly associated with the task and available assets are printed out and placed in a binder. If the project is something that will be repeated I maintain the paper.

    It works for me. Be interesting to hear what others opine.

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