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Printed books for the post-internet world


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The banning by Facebook of many useful sites in Australia - including health sites, fire service sites, etc - has underlined what I have been thinking for a while that every good DOSBODDER should have hard copy books for reference for when/if the internet is unavailable or unreachable.

I'm not talking the anARchistS Co okbook here, but things like simple medical guides (what to do with a fever.  What to do with a cut), repairs, etc.

I'll start with one I have.  It's pretty basic but has a lot of stuff that is useful for the non professional.  Things like how do you check a seal is watertight, how to wire a plug, etc.

I thought this thread could be moved to KNOWLEDGE once we have some options.

 

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Sadly out of print as far as I'm aware, this is what you'd have stowed under the seat of your covered wagon before heading out west:

http://www.rexresearch.com/hartshorne/hartshornency.pdf

At one point I was considering publishing a re-print but it would have been a mammoth task to do it properly, and I chickened out (felt it wouldn't pay for my time). It does mean I own two copies (first edition and second edition, which was improved and illustrated -- perhaps the oldest things I've ever owned, apart from my house :D)

On a more practical note, there are several books with "when there is no doctor" in the title, which could be a godsend in a SHTF scenario.

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30 minutes ago, Lightly Toasted said:

Sadly out of print as far as I'm aware, this is what you'd have stowed under the seat of your covered wagon before heading out west:

http://www.rexresearch.com/hartshorne/hartshornency.pdf

At one point I was considering publishing a re-print but it would have been a mammoth task to do it properly, and I chickened out (felt it wouldn't pay for my time). It does mean I own two copies (first edition and second edition, which was improved and illustrated -- perhaps the oldest things I've ever owned, apart from my house :D)

On a more practical note, there are several books with "when there is no doctor" in the title, which could be a godsend in a SHTF scenario.

Thanks for that looks fascinating, I can see me losing a fair few hours to that.

I'll have a think in the meantime. I have a transit vans worth full of books but they are currently in a storage unit. I have a few medical ones of Mums that were good but I'm buggered if I can remember the titles

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