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50 Free self-reliant and preparedness books for your Kindle reader
Self Reliant Info Blogspot ^ | 5/24/12 | Atticus F

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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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: pages; preparedness; preppers
Some good books on the list!
1 posted on 05/24/2012 4:18:01 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


2 posted on 05/24/2012 4:19:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

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:

http://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf

NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!

For those of you who haven’t started already it’s 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.”


3 posted on 05/24/2012 4:21:17 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Yep. Google books has a lot of old free books that are in PDF and EPUB format that can be downloaded to a cheap reader (I don't/won't use Kindle). I have hundreds of them in mine.

/johnny

4 posted on 05/24/2012 4:22:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer
Forgot to mention that I recently downloaded "Where there is no Doctor" from the WHO and it works great on my e-reader.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/24/2012 4:23:53 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thank you for that. Been looking for a free version.


6 posted on 05/24/2012 4:24:46 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Kartographer

Good stuff, thanks!

Don’t forget to buy a solar charger for your Kindle!


7 posted on 05/24/2012 4:25:07 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Kartographer

thanks


8 posted on 05/24/2012 4:27:59 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: Kartographer

thanks


9 posted on 05/24/2012 4:28:15 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: Kartographer
Thanks for the info Kart...

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.

10 posted on 05/24/2012 4:28:33 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Kartographer

Available through Nook, also.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 4:36:43 PM PDT by Hootowl
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To: Kartographer

bookmark for later


12 posted on 05/24/2012 4:43:58 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Kartographer

Bookmark.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 4:50:40 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Kartographer

Ping for later!


14 posted on 05/24/2012 4:52:48 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Kartographer

No thanks, I intend to die an inglorious death of thirst and starvation when the power, water, and transportation systems disintegrate.


15 posted on 05/24/2012 4:56:31 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (A conservative voting for Romney is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders)
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To: Kartographer

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.


16 posted on 05/24/2012 5:10:56 PM PDT by Reagan233 (Conservatism FTW)
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To: Kartographer

nice list - many thanks!!!

Some of them are no longer $0 - but most still are.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 5:25:46 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: Kartographer

Nice!


18 posted on 05/24/2012 5:29:51 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Democracy and islam are not compatible!)
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To: Kartographer
Oh,thank you. I learned the hard way about eating antelope just because it hadn't bloated yet but these old books are a gold mine.
Some of them were written pre-refrigeration and contain excellent hints you can't find anywhere else.
19 posted on 05/24/2012 5:33:00 PM PDT by TexasSecede79366
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To: Reagan233
Too bad most people can’t understand these books because of the piss-poor public education system.

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. ;)

/johnny

20 posted on 05/24/2012 5:44:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
I intend to die an inglorious death of thirst and starvation

Can I have your stapler and office chair when you do?

/johnny

21 posted on 05/24/2012 5:46:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer
Great post. How to replace your Kindle battery.
22 posted on 05/24/2012 5:48:49 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: TexasSecede79366
these old books are a gold mine. Some of them were written pre-refrigeration and contain excellent hints you can't find anywhere else.

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.


23 posted on 05/24/2012 5:59:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: Kartographer

Just printed off, thanks!
I don’t care what anyone says:
You’re all right ......


24 posted on 05/24/2012 6:08:00 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Kartographer

460 Useful Books You Can Download For Free

http://api.ning.com/files/0FCjebleOs1Z7zkDyhdhS049Xw0sULJvm85G0qNbmmHNvFwyukJjygB1DgaPRKTeXGpDY0PkpJ71wMdtYHqiKuTbcZAMv3x1/ALongTermSurvivalGuide460UsefulBooksYouCanDownloadforFree1.pdf


25 posted on 05/24/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom. D. D. Eisenhower)
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To: Kartographer

Would you please add me?


26 posted on 05/24/2012 6:13:01 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Iron Munro

One of my treasures is a 1930s/1940s industrial chemistry book.


27 posted on 05/24/2012 7:39:46 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Kartographer

Useful thread


28 posted on 05/24/2012 8:24:02 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Kartographer

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!


29 posted on 05/24/2012 10:04:56 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Kartographer

BFL


30 posted on 05/24/2012 10:36:45 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (I don't mind you hitting me, Frank, but take it easy on the Bacardi.)
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To: LegendHasIt

Thanks ... I just purchased the book on Amazon. Sounds like a book that I’ll enjoy.


31 posted on 05/24/2012 10:50:26 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Kartographer

bflr


32 posted on 05/25/2012 2:33:14 AM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks. I just got a Kindle Fire so I will enjoy some of these.


33 posted on 05/25/2012 3:31:32 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: Kartographer

Thanks. Bookmarked.


34 posted on 05/25/2012 8:59:30 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Reagan233
Too bad most people can’t understand these books because of the piss-poor public education system.

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.

35 posted on 05/25/2012 9:15:28 AM PDT by Stentor ("All cults of personality start out as high drama and end up as low comedy.")
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To: Yashcheritsiy; JRandomFreeper

JRandomFreeper beat me to it, but can I have the rest of your stuff?


36 posted on 05/25/2012 2:14:32 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.)
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To: JDoutrider

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.


37 posted on 05/25/2012 6:10:58 PM PDT by rw4site (Little men want Big Government!)
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To: rw4site

Thanks! I’ll try that again, last time I got hit with a fee so I must have squelched it somehow...


38 posted on 05/25/2012 9:21:17 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: rw4site

I have Amazon Prime and Kindle Software for PC, and unfortunately they are not free if you don’t have the actual Kindle.


39 posted on 05/26/2012 4:51:15 AM PDT by Library Lady
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To: Kartographer

BFL


40 posted on 05/26/2012 9:47:58 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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