Skip to comments.38 Survival Downloads and Handbooks – Pioneering, SHTF
Posted on 11/10/2012 4:51:46 PM PST by Kartographer
Some good stuff at link!
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Psychological Operations (PsyOps) AFDD 2-5-3
CBR Shelters ETL 1110-3-498
Map Reading & Navigation FM 3-25-26
Terrain, Maps, and Direction
Nuclear, Biological & Chemical (NBC) Field Handbook FM 3-7
Nuclear, Biological & Chemical (NBC) Protection FM 34
Military Chemical & Biological Agents and Compounds FM 3-9
Counterinsurgency Operations FMI 3-07.22
Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Escape (SERE) AR350-30
US Army Ranger Handbook
Combined Arms Operations in Urban Terrains (Urban Combat) FM3-06
Expeditionary Maneuver Warware
MEDICAL AND FIRST-AID
Where There is No Doctor *Hesperian Health now requires a click-through before downloading their books. You can simply click, No Thanks and have access to the entire .pdf book or sign up for future updates.
Where There is No Dentist - Excellent, must-read! *See above for download instructions
Combat Lifesaver Course Student Self-Study IS0871
TECHNOLOGY, ELECTRONICS, AND ENGINEERING
Convert Gasoline Engines to Run on Alcohol, 2008
Complete Manual of Pirate Radio
Antennas for Receiving and Transmitting, 2004
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, COLLAPSE, SURVIVAL, & POST-SHTF
Preparedness Capability Checklist Minimum and Extended Levels
Long Term Survival Guide: Improvised Towers
Long Term Survival Guide: Scrounging Metal and Survival Blacksmithing
US Army Field Manual Management of Dead Bodies
URBAN GARDENING, FARMING, HOMESTEADING, PIONEERING, & BUSHCRAFT
The Construction of Secret Hiding Places
Raised Bed Garden Book.pdf
Guide to Canning.pdf
Poisonous Snakes and Lizards
Dangerous Insects and Arachnids
Solar Distillation Meeting Small Scale Water Demands, 1970
Simple Methods for the Treatment of Drinking Water
Ten Best Traps
Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living
Thanks, Kart! Good to know.
FEMA has a bunch of stuff also and:
It's for young, hearty men, with moustaches and boots.
If it gets down to that again, I'm NOT going to be polite to anybody.
Mountain man is cool to have on the resume, and the skillsets are good to have... actually having to do it? Oh dear Lord.
An adventure is someone you don't know having a miserable time a long way away.
Sounds like fun. I fit all of the above, except I don't have a 'stache. I reckon I'm pretty hearty as well, but how can you really know that you are unless you go through something like that.
Its on my bucket list.
“An adventure is someone you don’t know having a miserable time a long way away.”
You know, I hated camping the few times I was forced into it in my earlier life. I always said why should I go out in the woods and be hot and miserable and mosquito bait (they love me), when I have a perfectly comfortable house? I quit being forced into it - I wouldn’t go.
I know some of you love doing that, but count me out. In my preps I made sure I had battery fans and other preps so I could be as comfortable as possible - in my house.
Go ahead and hit on me for not loving the great (miserable) outdoors - I don’t care.
Boy Scout Handbook
Thank you very much.
At a party, when folks were snacking and drinking, we played a question game.
One question was 'How do you start a fire in a pouring rain'?
I gave my standard answer. Ex... #3, I think, said that a) she would call for room service for dry wood or b) use 5 gallons of gas and a road flare. Either way. She was going to be warm and have some fire. She didn't care. Very direct kind of person.
There is much wisdom in that choice, I think.
I think “Country Living” covers a great deal of that, too. Some of that list would be things guys could do that I can't. I still need to go to a personal website and buy a man. Why don't we have man robots to buy to lift and build stuff and shoot heavy shotguns and rifles?
That reminds me. I have a new type Remington shotgun with two barrels and is too heavy for me and a new type Remington 223 rifle with good scope that is too heavy for me and I HAVE NO AMMO FOR EITHER ONE. If the husband of my sister-in-law was here if TFHTF, he could use those guns, so I need you guys to tell me what ammo to buy. I'm not kidding -what should I buy and I'll do it right away.
I'm not asking that male relative ‘cause he is a liberal and no telling what he would say. He does have a carry permit and carries all the time.
I figured your answer would be to call for a napalm run. ;-)
My brother did the wilderness thing in a group.
No showers, no latrine, no tent. Sleeping under green foliage and sharing the jungle with a thousand NVA.
When they ran out of NVA a helicopter picked them up and moved them to a different part of the jungle where there were more NVA. They had green boots.
Never saw a tent for 6 months.
The ex-wife was just much more direct about the 'we will have fire, sumbitch' thing. ;)
We used to do the family campouts when my now 21 year old grandson was in Cub Scouts. Used to laugh at the city people who arrived in a motor home equipped with a microwave, dish TV and air conditioning. Why bother. Might as well stay at home. People who don’t enjoy the camping experience should stay at home.
OTOH, my youngest grandson went camping with his folks in Colorado earlier this year. Horrendous late snowstorm and then torrential rain. They went to the YMCA because everything was soaked and caked with mud. Grandson asked if I could come along the next time so they could stay in a hotel. What a difference 10 years makes.
My thanks to your brother. It's a harsh life.
Thanks! Good Stuff!
Better yet, the Boy Scout Field Book.
Oh, yay. Slit trenches downhill and downstream (and one hopes, upwind) of the cook fire.
Good skills to know. Sucks to have to rely on them.
Write down the make and model of your gun, and the caliber or shell size (12 gauge, .223, etc.) and take it to the local gun shop or a sporting goods store with someone that knows what they are doing and they’ll set you up. Probably all you need is the caliber - but the make/model might be helpful.
Once you get it figured out, every time you are near a Walmart you buy another box of ammunition. If your shotgun is to be used for self defense and not bird hunting, buy buckshot. Oh - with the shotguns some take 3-inch shells and shorter (2-2/3”??) and some just take the shorter. So look for that too. Although the gun store can probably figure it out by the make/model.
Or - just bring the guns to a gun shop (but probably not a sports store or Walmart!!) in their cases and let them figure it out.
Wonderful, thank you! I really need to buy more ink and paper and print while I can.
Better and more extensive field and pioneering skills than presented in the Scout Handbook. In fact, I still use many of the skills presented in my 40 year old copy with a fair frequency. If you’re reading fascinating titles like ‘Care of the Dead’ or other apocalyptic best sellers given on this thread, you might consider sound self-reliance topics known by rural people and good scouts since dirt was invented.
Don't care much about books unless they have useful data. My reading ranges from late 1600s to early 1900s, English (modern and archaic) and Latin. Some French.
Actually doing the mountain man thing for over a year gave me a clue about sorting fact from fiction. It's a hard life. Really hard.
Yup, there’s a reason we don’t live that way.
As a prepper, I’m always amazed how seldom anybody includes a long-term supply of progressive strength reading glasses in their list of preps. Nobody I know will be able to take advantage of a damn thing on all those downloads once their reading glasses - which seem to have a half-life of about a month, in the best of times - get lost or broken or irredeemably scratched.
Heck, can’t even see the front sight on my pistol without them.
They sell them by the dozens for about $1-2 each on EBay. Stock up! They’ll make great barter items for old coots as well.
LOL! Well put!
By the way, which do you find more useful in daily life:
- the mountain man skill sets themselves, or
- the self-confidence and mental attitude created by having them?
Skillsets are important...
My son’s troop leader asked when they were going to get me on a camping trip. I said “when it says Holiday Inn”.
Another time they asked us what role we would like to have in the camping portion of the scouts....
Those are most useful.
I had a slip/fall in the mountains, wound up losing a spleen and a kidney, broke 3 ribs (one thoractic puncture) and C-5. It was a blizzard, so that snow and wind thing sorta gave me frostbite and hypothermia.
2 weeks in ICU and trauma care, 17 units of whole blood and a year of working it out did wonders for bouncing back.
But I'm not quite up to my pre-injury typing speed. Fingers don't work quite correctly. I'm down to 55 wpm.
I miss my kidney. Spleen and I never talked much anyway. I suppose I should miss my mind, but that doesn't seem to matter... I really miss my typing skills.
“My sons troop leader asked when they were going to get me on a camping trip. I said when it says Holiday Inn.
Another time they asked us what role we would like to have in the camping portion of the scouts....
I am so glad you said that. You and I will be comfortable and they can go get bug eaten/dirty/hot and miserable and enjoy the hell out of it.
Thanks for your reply.
Down to 55 wpm? Heck, I’m a two finger Charlie. There are days when I don’t even think at 55 wpm.
Based on the extent of your injuries, sounds like you were lucky just to survive the fall. I’m assuming you were with a group when it happened. How long before you were able to be evacuated to a medical facility?
Excellent Book.... I still have mine from when I was a scout in the 60’s
Point well taken!
Grinding them without a currently useful pair might be a challenge, though.
You had to mention glasses. I had cataract surgery on both eyes from April of this year until the end of June. Takes forever to get both done. The thing is, they permanently “set” both eyes. One is set for far distance and it only sees that. The other one is set for medium distance and it only sees that.
That means you CAN'T READ JACK unless you have glasses. Neither eye can read. That just blew my mind because I am reading all day. As a result, I have FOUR PAIR OF READING GLASSES. Two are prescription and two are from the drug store. One from the drug store is a tiny pair in a hard case in my purse. If I broke my glasses while in my car, I couldn't read anything and I might have to do that to get back home. I wear one pair of the prescription, have another prescription pair for backup and another drug store one for backup. FOUR PAIR.
Preppers need to be able to see - BUY GLASSES.
The tubes down the throat and being tied down didn't help my attitude. I may have been a difficult patient.
I was alone in the mountains. I did have a radio and called out on it, when I wasn't passed out. 4 hours off to get off the mountain, weather got worse, no airlift, 2 hours to the nearest town with a hospital. Doc did a endoscope thing near my belly button and said "boy, you are f---ed" I'll never forget that part.
Mask over the face, they transported me to ABQ hospital on a jet (I was semi-lucid for that), and there I stayed, until I broke out, against advice, and came back to where there is air to breath.
The whole thing sucked hard. I would rather never, ever do that again.
Other than that, I loved the mountains. ;)
I have no idea whether they left my appendix in while they were rummage through the fiddly bits. Docs were vague with the details afterwards. Except that I looked like a gut-shot deer on the inside.
Brother said the first time he saw me, they still had me open with a sump pump (his words, he's a plumber, lol) running to clear out the bleeding.
I disrecommend the experience.
At least you'll know when you get it right. ;)
You were one lucky guy.
I expect David Gingery’s books might prove useful:
I did the hard part... Me and Jesus came to an undertanding as the full moon looked down and the snow was falling, and the hard part was mostly over. Lucidity was more and more infrequent...
Someday, I'll get to do the whole 'so this is death' thing over again.
At the end of one of the Ice Age cartoons, the squirrel goes..... almost... to heaven, only to get yanked back with Sid giving him CPR.
That was pretty much my attitude when I found out I was still alive. ;)
I suppose I still have chores to complete here. I have no clue what they are. It did change my outlook and approach to life.
Must have a $5.00 magnesium firestarter. It can get soaked in freezing stream and light a fire (maybe not in pouring rain).
It has THOUSANDS of lights. We gave one to all on our Christmas list couple years ago.