Building your survival library

In this digital age, it’s easy to forget about good old fashion books. But what happens when the power is down? Most people in todays society rely completely on their phones and computers but have no alternative way of charging them. In addition, people don’t realize that cell towers rely on electricity as well. And, although they have backup generators, they will only supply power for approx. 8-10 hours. During the recent snowstorm, many people in rural areas were without power for weeks and if they had cell signal at all, it was only available for about 6-8-hour intervals. And during a natural disaster or emergency, phone systems become overloaded and service interrupted.

I recommend building a small library to ensure that if for whatever reason you find yourself in need of a new skill or an alternative solution to a problem and Google is “Unavailable”, you can simply hit the books. First Aid, Navigation, alternative medicine, survival skills, hunting, trapping, fishing, construction, farming, raising livestock are all excellent subjects to keep books on. Magazines are also an excellent source of knowledge. Plus, they are a great way to keep up on new products and techniques. One of the nice things about the digital age is, books are very affordable and easy to get your hands on. We all have things we would like to learn… someday. Try picking up a book about it next time and add it to your library.

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