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It occurred to me today when I was reading these two threads:
http://www.prepperforums.net/forum/general-prepper-survival-talk/5952-wood-gas-generator-pdf.html
http://www.prepperforums.net/forum/communications/3993-ham-license-resources.html

It occurred to me that if I needed a gas powered generator, I probably wouldn't be able to open a PDF or any of the other documentation I've saved in PDF or HTML bookmarks. I know it would take some storage space but I think I'm going to make a library for the closet of storage goodies. For space limitations I want to limit it to 10 3" binders on different topics that I may need.

So aside from the bible and constitution, what practical useful information would you keep in print?
 

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I gather how-to books on gardening, foraging, primitive living, etc.
I figure they'll travel in a large, plastic container.
 

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We have two shelves of "prepper" books and one shelf with notebooks. Notebooks have current inventory and articles of interest, etc. Another shelf of shtf fiction. Inor needs to build us another bookcase.
 

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We have two shelves of "prepper" books and one shelf with notebooks. Notebooks have current inventory and articles of interest, etc. Another shelf of shtf fiction. Inor needs to build us another bookcase.
We also keep a bunch of steno books (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" coil bound on 5 1/2" side) with technical info that we learned doing different stuff. For example, I have several steno books that are nothing but measurements and crude drawings for the various woodworking projects I have done. Mrs Inor has one on her formulas for cheese making. They are kind of the Encyclopedia Britannica of Inor family knowledge.
 

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I have a few printed books, but keep most of my library in digital format.

I have close to 250,000 books covering... well just about everything. Most of these are stored on a Western Digital 1 TB My Passport portable external drive, but an ever-growing number live on my Kindle Fire HD.
 

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I have started buying printed books. Something that I found the other day that I bought when I was a teen. I need to go reed through them all again. I believe I got these when I was 13, 14 years old.

This is kinda a Encyclopedia of survival skills and combat and warfare skills.

I remember buying these as a Kid, it was a subscription that I paid for as a kid, took almost 2 years to get them all.
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I have a few military field and technical manuals in pdf format that I need to print out.

TM 31-210 Improvised Munitions Handbook
USAF Search & Rescue Survival Training Manual
FM 21-76 Survival
and a couple others that I don't think I really need but will probably print anyway.

Might be cheaper to just order the actual field manuals I suppose

-Infidel
 

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Got a big (could be bigger) bookshelf.

Have cookbooks, canning books, gardening books, fiction, non fiction, Sci-fi, chiltons, etc. The library down the street has a store called "friends of the library" where they sell books for $0.25-$0.50 a piece. I rummage through it once in a while. Found some sunset western gardening books, plant identification books, and some cookbooks. I'm going back for the cookbooks. Couldn't justify buying them because I had already boughten the ones from Barnes and noble.

I'm actually looking for bookshelves to put in a spare bedroom to make a sort of study out of it.
 

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We have tons of books and magazines. We also print out a LOT of info online. Whenever we come across something that we might possibly use int he future, we go ahead and print it out. Stuff like medical,canning and even ballistic calculations..
 

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I try to buy all my field guides and reference materials used from Half.com and Amazon. I also have a few three ring binders of stuff I have printed from PDF like the LDS preparedness manual (thick sucker, good read)
 

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I have an almanac, dictionary, boys scouts manual, care guide for farm animals, and one for people health. but I put them over at the house I have been storing my prepps at.
 

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I have a few Plant books ...Ranger Handbook..and like 2 home remedy and 1 medical book...and a few canning books, gardening books, I usually go to goodwill once a week and look for useful material..
 

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I have most of my prep manuals on the computer and hope the world holds together long enough for me to print them out when we finish the move. I've read everyone but I realize that at my age, memory slips a little, sometimes a lot.
 

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I have a reference library at home. It's pretty evenly split between prepping and outdoor survival books. I also have a digital library of prepper survival related material.
 

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I have two fairly complete libraries of survival related books and information. I have a library that covers the religious books and histories of the world. I have a library on mechanical stuff from cars to my machine tools and a library on metallurgy. I have them in two formats, digital (optical disk storage) and hard copies.
 

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I hit up thrift stores and yard sales for books on any type of thing I might want to know at some point. In addition to that, I am always looking for encyclopedias, curriculum and classic kids' books for the kids in case we have no access to learning materials in the future.
 

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Great topic. We're just getting started collecting this type of info. I've got several prepping-type books, several homesteading books, and I'm saving recipes for things I'm starting to make, such as deoderant, toothpaste, and laundry detergent.

I really need to start gathering more medical-related literature (and supplies) - this is a big weak spot for us in preps. Although, we are storing a lot of our commonly used meds, we don't have antibiotics, wouldn't know what to do with them if we had them, and have limited first aid gear (and knowledge).
 
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