Its been said for along time that knowledge is power, and in a survival situation the knowledge you have can easily mean life or death.
The problem with having knowledge of any kind is retaining it and having it quick at hand. And for survival in a post SHTF scenario, there is a load
of knowledge that you need to have. What kind of plants can I eat, what kind of plants can heal me, how to dress certain types of wounds, how to make
different shelters in different climates, what type of weapons to use in certain situations ect ect.
Now Im pretty sure I can speak for most people reading this, you have a large amount of information on survival stored in your head and can readily
use it. But I guarantee you dont remember EVERYTHING survival minded that you have ever read or seen.That also goes for the rest of the people in your
SHTF posse. They may have little to no knowledge regarding what to do in an emergency situation.
You may be saying thats okay if not everyone has uber survival knowledge, because I do and I'll be there. Well there are several reasons that your
knowledge may be of no use to the rest of your clan. ie you may be apart from the rest of the members, you may be incapacitated, or worse even dead.
Many of you may have already taken the previous 2 paragraphs into consideration and thought about books. Survival book are great to have on hand for
many reasons. Anyone that can read the language that it is written in can attain the knowledge. There is little room for error of your memory because
you have the info right infront of you. But some of the drawbacks to books are numerous aswell. There are tons of specialized books, Books can be
heavy and take up ALOT of vital room in your survival bag. And as we all know every inch and every pound needs to count when your trying to survive.
Well I have found a solution to most if not all of those problems. I present to you the Amazon Kindle.
Its light weight and portable. It can store tons of information and books. Almost every single one of your survival books can be found in a PDF format
and downloaded on to your Kindle. No longer will you have to decide wether to put your massive feild trauma book in your bag insted of your edible
wild fruits book. You can have all the information at hand without taking up ANY extra space in your bag.
Now some of you may be saying, yeah that great and all but what about the battery. how are you gonna keep an electronic devise charged in the
wilderness. Well, on top of an incredably long battery life (3 months) Kindle thought of that too. Here is a cover for it that incorperates a solar
charger with built in night light.
Kindle solar charger
So with your tons of survival info packed neatly into your Kindle and without worrying about battery life you can sleep alot easier knowing you have
the info you need, when you need it right at the tip of your fingers.
ETA: if any members know of some survival websites that offer PDF's of their information, it would be great if you could post a link so we all can be
Thanks and remember keep your boots tied and your powder dry.
edit on 23-5-2012 by Talltexxxan because: (no reason given)
on 23-5-2012 by Talltexxxan because: (no reason given)