Skip to comments.50 Free self-reliant and preparedness books for your Kindle reader
Posted on 05/24/2012 4:17:52 PM PDT by Kartographer
Many of the free books are simply old books from the early 1900s that are in the public domain, but there a number of newer ones too. Of course, some of the older books are useful just because they often describe how to do things without complex machinery or modern processes, which is very helpful for the self-reliant do-it-yourselfer.
Below is a list of 50 Kindle books that are related to self-reliance and/or preparedness, which are free to download (at least as of the time of this writing).
By the way... don't have a Kindle e-reader? No worries. Don't forget that you can download apps for both Mac and PC, most smartphones or tablets, and also read the books in Amazon's free online Kindle Cloud Reader
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Let me add mine own work to this list.
For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:
NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!
For those of you who havent started already its time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3
Lastly this for the doubters and the scoffers.
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.
Underestimation can be fatal.
Thank you for that. Been looking for a free version.
Good stuff, thanks!
Don’t forget to buy a solar charger for your Kindle!
It isn't free, but in the same vein: every serious prepper should have one of these too: Henleys Book of Formulas
You can sometimes find them in the discount bin at a Brick & Mortar bookstore for a buck or two.
Available through Nook, also.
bookmark for later
Ping for later!
No thanks, I intend to die an inglorious death of thirst and starvation when the power, water, and transportation systems disintegrate.
Too bad most people can’t understand these books because of the piss-poor public education system. They actually used words more than 6 letters long. This must shock some people.
nice list - many thanks!!!
Some of them are no longer $0 - but most still are.
LOL! A lot of my studies are from books from the 18th and 19th centuries.
If you see a post of mine that seems rather old-fashioned or dated, you can bet I've recently had my head stuck in an old book. ;)
Can I have your stapler and office chair when you do?
Very good point.
I am always looking for old books from the Great Depression era (the 1929 one, not Obama's) and the WWII era that explain how to do things from scratch using basic tools, supplies and ingredients.
The old recipe books are useful because they were written in a time before the availability of highly processed foods and ingredients were taken for granted. They often contain substitution tables and hints on how to work around shortages.
I often find books like these in the free bins or at low prices - almost no one wants them because of their age and "outdated" content but that is exactly why they are valuable to a prepper.
In my experience two good sources for older volumes at low prices have been low end flea market booksellers and the "Friends of the Library" book sales.
Just printed off, thanks!
I don’t care what anyone says:
You’re all right ......
460 Useful Books You Can Download For Free
Would you please add me?
One of my treasures is a 1930s/1940s industrial chemistry book.
I have a question that the answer might help other FReepers with these downloads.
I downloaded the free kindle to my PC and have Prime. How do you download “free” books when the only option listed is to buy?
Really would be helpful to know this!
Thanks ... I just purchased the book on Amazon. Sounds like a book that I’ll enjoy.
Thanks. I just got a Kindle Fire so I will enjoy some of these.
I was doing research for a paper once at a converted teachers college library. I found a 1929 high school blue book for a senior year history test. The questions were at least as difficult as those I vaguely remember from my college Western Civ course. (the dim past) Didn't see any multiple choice. Did see essay questions.
JRandomFreeper beat me to it, but can I have the rest of your stuff?
The price shown should be $0.00. If it is, just click the buy tab and the book will be sent to your registered Kindle device or devices (Kindle, tablet, or laptop with the Kindle app)
You will receive an email receipt for the amount of $0.00.
I save these email receipts in a sub-folder. I keep them as a record of my purchases.
Thanks! I’ll try that again, last time I got hit with a fee so I must have squelched it somehow...
I have Amazon Prime and Kindle Software for PC, and unfortunately they are not free if you don’t have the actual Kindle.