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Re: "Must Have" Books/reference material
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2005, 09:31:04 pm »

Not a book but I've found a lot of useful information in the Bison Newsletter (www.bisonnewsletter.com).  The primary focus is survival on a budget.

I like this guy's style:

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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2005, 11:21:29 pm »

I liked some of his info so far too. Budget ways to get there is a great idea. Particularly for us with small amounts of money. 
One question would anyone besides me call the phrase "extra money" an oxymoron?
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Re: "Must Have" Books/reference material
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2005, 12:11:22 am »


One question would anyone besides me call the phrase "extra money" an oxymoron?

     Yes....but when that thought bothers me I comfort myself by thinking of all the money I have in the bank for that brief period between depositing a paycheck and the checks I've written to pay the bills posting.
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Re: "Must Have" Books/reference material
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2005, 06:31:50 am »

This is not a 'must have', but it is free and covers an older time/style/technology which might be more helpful to DIY homesteading.

The Household Cyclopedia
(1881, PDF, 14MB)

Contents
1 AGRICULTURE 1.2 Wheat 1.4 Sugar 1.5 Cotton And Tobacco 1.6 Silk Worms
2 HORTICULTURE 2.1 Budding And Grafting. 2.2 Fruit 2.3 Flowers 2.4 Insects
3 RURAL AND DOMESTIC ECONOMY 3.1 A Dairy 3.2 Bees 3.3 Insects
4 FARRIERY 4.2 Cattle 4.3 Hogs 4.4 Sheep
5 MEDICINE 5.1 Diseases 5.3 Wounds 5.4 Fractures 5.6 Amputation 5.7 Poisons 5.10 Cholera 5.12 Children 5.13 Domestic Medicines 5.17 The Teeth
6 CULINARY ARTS 6.1 Plain Cookery 6.4 Pickling 6.5 Carving
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7 BREWING 8 DISTILLATION 9 PERFUMERY
10 BLEACHING AND SCOURING 11 DYING 12 PAINTS AND COLORS
13 VARNISHES 14 INKS 15 METALLURGY
16 PYROTECHNY 17 TANNING 18 ENAMELLING
19 POTTERY 20 GLASS 21 PHOTOGRAPHY
22 ENGRAVING 23 WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
24 CHEMICAL RECEIPTS 24.1 Boiler Incrustations 24.3 Antiseptics And Disinfectants
25 WEATHER PROGNOSTICS 26 ANGLING
27 MISCELLANEOUS 27.1 To Tie Knots 27.2 Knitting 27.5 Destroy Insects 27.6 Petroleum 27.8
28 IMPLEMENTS OF AGRICULTURE
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Re: "Must Have" Books/reference material
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2005, 05:01:03 pm »

I just recently posted links on Survival Blog.com for the free online editions of "Where There is No Doctor" and "Where There is No Dentist".

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Re: "Must Have" Books/reference material
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2005, 06:10:16 pm »

Speaking of Patriots, surviving the Cming collapse, one of the books it mentioned was the Nato Emergency War Surgery manual.  Great book, lots of info.
You guys aren't going to believe this, but I found my copy of it at Half-Price Books for$3.00!
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« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2005, 08:26:38 pm »

I just recently posted links on Survival Blog.com for the free online editions of "Where There is No Doctor" and "Where There is No Dentist".

Got 'em. Good to have. Thank you.
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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2005, 09:39:32 pm »

I have read and recommended www.endtimesreport.com. Good info on kerosene products and other prepardness topics.
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Re: "Must Have" Books/reference material
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2005, 12:02:47 am »

I just recently posted links on Survival Blog.com for the free online editions of "Where There is No Doctor" and "Where There is No Dentist".



Where?

I saw mention of them under "Bookshelf" but no links,  looked under links,  a few other places...
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Re: "Must Have" Books/reference material
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2005, 08:35:03 am »

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Where?

I saw mention of them under "Bookshelf" but no links,  looked under links,  a few other places...

Those are in the main Blog thread.  The first item was posted on November 14th.  A follow-up was posted on the 15th.  These will be yet another followup by "Dr. November" posted tomorrow. That one discusses a huge medical FAQ.

Once i have enough e-books references, i will add a subsection to my links page.
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« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2005, 09:33:06 pm »

 Last weds. I ordered Patriots, The Boston Gun Bible and Enemies, Foreign and Domestic from Freds Guns via Jim's Blog.¬  They arrived today and all for $50.00!!!!¬  ¬ Great deal and quick turn around.
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« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2005, 09:25:48 am »

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Re: "Must Have" Books/reference material
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2005, 07:05:11 pm »


The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery

I was very saddened to learn that Carla Emery passed away about a month ago after a sudden illness. Her book was instrumental on putting me on the path I'm on today. Her wisdom and gentle humor will be greatly missed.
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Re: "Must Have" Books/reference material
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2005, 10:14:09 pm »


As a primer, a general tome, it is hard to beat "Boston on Surviving Y2K" changed later to "Surviving Doomsday".

the power chapters made me understand just what the difficulties are in trying to set up a "grid free" home. The money section when it comes to metals is outstanding. A "How to buy" guide as well as some general info on what to look for. it also explains the weights of metals in "junk bags" and the weapons section is moderately useful. The "growing your own" section on animals written by Amelia Porter(?) is very useful in both meat production capabilities of various animals and the "what to buy" in the way of antibiotics for both man and beast are useful as well.

That book is the best 12 bucks that I have ever spent on a "survival book". The simple reason for that is because it is specific as to what works and what doesn't.
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Re: "Must Have" Books/reference material
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2006, 11:41:40 pm »

Things I've found useful:


Would love to hear recommendations for additions to the shelves...
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John Seymour's New Complete Self-Sufficiency : The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers (Hardcover) by John Seymour, Deirdre Headon  - By FAR the best book on self-sufficiency that I own. All of his books are good, but this is the best.
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