Wouldn't it be great to have all those important books you've always been meaning to read saved on an ipad, ready & waiting for you? Even better if you have a solar panel which can charge your device. I'm not saying the world is going to turn up-side-down but just in case it does I would personally prefer to have these things. Long have I dreamed of learning aquaponics (the automated feeding of plants with fish poop) and I don't intend to let a small thing like the apocalypse stop me!
Don't worry, this tiger fish can keep his poop as I put him back shortly after weighing him. Fishing is not something I normally do, but I am happy at least to have had enough experience to do it again if I should need to. Though I am conscious that fishing in the Zambezi is likely much easier than fishing in the Thames!
Survival through knowledge
A few months back I started the @survival-archive account with the intention of creating a database of information from which you can choose the PDF books you like the sound of, downloading them from my Survival Archive account on LBRY.
In the last few days LBRY made some changes to their website and I am finally able to start uploading my huge library of PDFs there, linking each one to a post here.
So, without further ado let's jump right in!
The SAS Survival Handbook
"The SAS Survival Handbook" is the Special Air Service's complete course in being prepared for any type of emergency. John 'Lofty' Wiseman presents real strategies for surviving in any type of situation, from accidents and escape procedures, including chemical and nuclear to successfully adapting to various climates (polar, tropical, desert), to identifying edible plants and creating fire. The book is extremely practical and is illustrated throughout with easy-to-understand line art and diagrams. source
I chose this as my first book because it was a childhood favourite of mine and I know off by heart most of the techniques described because I practiced them endlessly in the woods behind my home growing up. My grandfather was a naval man, while my father & step father were military, so I understood & respected the value of this special kind of knowledge gifted to those whose job it is to survive extremes.
I particularly enjoyed collecting drinking water with the help of the plants.
How can you download this book?
Set up an account with LBRY here if you don't already have one.
If the PDF doesn't load immediately hit the icon in the middle.
Once uploaded you will be able to save it onto your device, preferably something small, portable and easily chargeable, like a tablet or decent sized smart phone.
Using LBRY you will earn crypto at the same time!
I chose LBRY not only because they host PDFs but also because they reward users for their activity. For example, by simply clicking on another user's content each day you will automatically earn their native token LBC (library credit), which unlike many of our beloved social media tokens, can be found listed on coinmarketcap. Current value around $0.02. Potential upside: massive.
So, I will do my best to upload a new PDF every day, posting the link in the @survival-archive account where you will have an opportunity to download it, earning LBC at the same time.
For now I have only one follower on LBRY and the account looks rather empty but in time it will be a treasure trove of goodies!
Please make sure you follow the @survival-archive account here on STEEM if this is something that interests you.
THE NEED FOR SOLAR
Lastly, if we are going to ensure that we have always have access to these books (even in the event of an apocalypse) we must have a solar charger for our device.
If enough of you indicate to me you are interested I will buy 12 of these JouleSticks and sell them on to you for the equivalent of around $50 (plus postage), payable in fiat or crypto.
I have seen many solar products in my time and this I can confidently say is one of the best because it is practical, functional, durable & inexpensive. It can be a torch or a lamp and most importantly, it can charge your device.
I also like the JouleStick because it is compatible with the JouleBox, should you ever decide to expand on your kit.
By the way, I made both of the above films and even took the JouleBox for a test run on an off grid island in Indonesia. My product review can be seen here.
I made these films because when I met the incredible man behind this company a few years ago I felt inspired to help him get his products out there. For the most part he has been met with government resistance across his primary target of Indonesia because they would much rather that everyone was dependent on their costly diesel & kerosene.
I have to admit I don't currently know of a way to buy the JouleBox as a single unit, as Sundaya only sell wholesale but now that this project has begun, I will endeavour to find a solution.
For the moment I can afford to buy 12 JouleSticks, so please let me know in the comments if you would be willing to pay $50 for one.
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