reply to post by Gazrok
Knowledge in a SHTF situation; which seems much more likely now than, say, it did in the 70's.
People (survivalists) claim... It's bullets going to save you... Gold and silver to barter...
It's my opinion that if you have a massive library of accurate resources like medications and their interactions... and how to extract
base medicines from plants (virtually every potent medicine is derived from plants.)
Metallurgic best practices, Bullet reloading techniques, US Army Tactical manuals...
Some Dr. Suess books too... There isn't enough room on a forum post to extoll the values of something
like a kindle or ebook reader.
If you don't know how to start a freakin camp fire but you have an ebook (waterproofed) with 10 examples and you STILL can't light a fire then you
deserve swift death... You get the point.
AND with very small solar panels or modified car alternator it wouldn't be difficult to keep it powered. Extra batteries... etc... If you have a
brain, an entire library at your fingertips will not only be a great reference but also provide some entertainment to the young ones on the down/idle
times. SHTF Home Schooling for kids.
Remember to get medical texts if you don't have any training... ie. Where There Is No Dentist and Where There Is No Doctor.
In my opinion, I couldn't think of a better, higher priority item than allotting 3-8 lbs in a bug out bag for Kindle and accessories OR something
like it. Preferably wrapped in a Faraday Cage
I can't stress that enough... If your plan, as mine does, includes electronic device(s) reward your ingenuity with a Faraday Cage. If your
electronics become toast then your best is to have a Navy Seal background when SHTF.
Alternatives to Kindle/eReader... EEE laptops, full sized laptops, small desktops that can be made portable.
Getting power requirements per device is worth learning the very basic of electronics but it's time well spent.
Always: Don't forget to water proof your device!
Even high humidity can render a device (seemingly) unbootable!