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Free Manuals: Military Manuals & Books About Knot-Tying

Here are some free downloads of various books on knots and military manuals that you may find useful. You may want to consider downloading them to an older laptop and sticking it in a Faraday Bag. This will let you keep them handy, even in a worst-case scenario, without the expense of printing them.


Essential Fishing Knots

Pioneering Knots and Lashings


Knots, Splices, Attachments and Ladders

Knots, Splices and Rope Work


Free military manuals

Arctic SubArctic SurvivalB-GL-323-003-FP-001

Basic Food Preparation

Canadian Military Field Craft

Marine Land Navigation

Mountain Operations FM3976

Pressure Points Military Hand to Hand Combat Guide

TC 31 – Special Forces Caching Techniques 

Terrain Analysis

Topographic Operations

US Army fm31 70 Basic Cold Weather Manual

US Army Combatives hand to hand combat FM-325-150

US Army Field Manual FM 3-19.15,

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My Revised Book, Emergency Preparedness & More

EP&More 2nd Edition_v7NOTE: The original founder of Preparedness Advice, Howard Godfrey, is the author of this book. I give it my full recommendation as an outstanding source of advice that covers a wide expanse of survival topics.

It has been a while since I have written a new post, since I have been enjoying a bit of time off, as well as working on new projects. One thing that I am very pleased with is that Noah has taken good care of this blog. Information continues to be widely shared and you are getting to see some different points of view.

I have been working on revising and updating the second edition of my book, “Emergency Preparedness and More, A Manual on Food Storage and Survival.…

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Free Preparedness Manuals

hunting manual

Here are some additional free downloads of various preparedness manuals.  Many of these are older books and I have not had the time to review them.  Use the information in them at your own discretion.

Hope these preparedness manuals will be useful to you.




Solar Dehydrator.PDF  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KOThkZTU4NjctMTJhMi00NGE3LTlmN2QtYmZlYzQ4YTkwZTkw/edit

SmallScale-Food-Drying-Technologies  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KYzRiYjRhYzUtMTcyMC00NTI5LWJlOWUtZTk5MDcwYmQwNzlm/edit

Preserving-Food-Drying-Fruits-And-Vegetables-  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KNzNkNzU0NzAtZWU3NC00NTVlLThhNTMtYTcxYjIzMDA2MTli/edit

Guide 6, Preparing and Canning Fermented Foods and Pickled Veg  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KODViZmYwZDEtOWE0OC00ZGJjLTgxZTItODMyMzllNGYwMzk4/edit

Practical Guide to Free Energy DEVICES  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KNzlmZmFhZGEtOWZkYy00NDJlLWI5ZDktM2JlYjhmOGQwMmE5/edit

Native-Berry-Recipes  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KMmM5OTk4NzQtYzY4OC00OTFlLWJhOGYtOThmMDEwMzk2M2Mz/edit

Metal-Forming(2).pdf  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KY2YzNDNhOTUtMDYzMC00OGUwLTlkNTEtNTdhZTliZWJhZWRm/edit

Making-your-own-Desiccant-Packs-for-longterm-firearm-storage  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KMDNiMjMwNzUtNDRhYS00ZDMyLThkM2EtNzAyNjgzOTk4NzZm/edit

Joy of Canning  https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6Swa8Pwy-0KMzQxNzM4NGItYThiOC00ZDZlLThmYWQtZjMyYjJjNzM4MTBk

Jerky-Recipes.pdf  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KNzFmNzUyM2QtMDdlMy00NDYwLTg2Y2UtYTI2MzNjNjhhNzc2/edit

Jerky.pdf  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KZjkzZGU3ZWEtOWIxOC00ZDJmLTg1OWItYjJiYzRkZGMzNzkz/edit

Indian-Food-Recipes  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KMzY3MjZlMzAtMDA5ZC00OWQ4LTg5ZDQtZjA4ZWUxZTlkNDI5/edit

Hunting-With-a-Bow-and-Arrow  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KNjcxZmFmNmYtZmViNS00NDk1LWI1YTgtYjJhYjMyZjJmMjM3/edit

How to make common things  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KOWZjMTQyN2ItMjExNS00ZThjLWI0ZjctYTFkMDFmYzBiMjBm/edit

How-to-Make-a-Plastic-Covered-Solar-Still.pdf  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KZGQxNTY4NDYtYzMwMS00YzhhLTk5NTAtMmFlYzZiZDBhODI0/edit

How-to-Build-a-Solar-Food-Dryer  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6Swa8Pwy-0KNjAzMTUwNmMtZDc4ZS00NWYwLWIyYmItMWZiMmQwNjMxYzAx/edit

How-to-Build-a-Solar-Crop-Dryer.pdf  …

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Preparedness Book list

Here is the start of the book list.  Some of your suggestions will show up later after I have had a chance to read them.  No books will be listed unless my wife or I have reviewed them and think they provide some good information.  More categories will be added.  Send in your suggestions, this is by no means a complete list..



  • One Second After
  • Patriots
  • Survivors
  • Lights Out

Cooking and Food Preservation

  • Blue Book of Canning
  • Solar Cooking by Harriet Kofalk
  • Solar Cooking for Home and Camp by Linda Frederick Yaffe
  • Dutch Oven Cooking by John G Ragsdale
  • So Easy to Preserve by the University of Georgia.
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Book List

Several months ago, I added a suggested reading list to the Blog; I have listed a few books on it that I considered important.  However, I have not put a real effort into building this list.  I feel that a good list of worthwhile books could be useful to all of us.  I would like your suggestions on what to add to this list. You can send them to me at Preparednessadvice@gmail.com.

Thank you for your help.  Between us I think we can make a great list.


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A Review of the Book Nature Bound Pocket Field Guide

Nature Bound Pocket Field GuideI found a little book that I really like that just fits in your bug out bag. It is called the Nature Bound Pocket Field Guide. The book appears to be currently out of print, but is available through the used book market at reasonable prices. It has over 300 pages and measures 4 ½ x 5 inches.

This field guide has sections on fire, shelter, windchill, water, gathering food and many other things. There is a large section on edible plants with good pictures, descriptions and information on preparation and other uses. The section on poisonous plants includes pictures, symptoms and some treatment information.…

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New Book by Howard Godfrey

As many of you may be aware I currently have a book “Emergency Preparedness the Right Way” for sale on Amazon.  In about two to three weeks, I will have a second book for sale on Amazon.  This will be a much larger book, about 330 pages.  It will deal with most aspects of Emergency Preparedness.  I will notify you when it comes on the market.


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