List of Great Books on Bartering

List of Great Books on Bartering
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Just by going to websites like this, you are way ahead of the general populace.  If you go ahead and actually prepare you are light-years ahead of most.  If we have a large scale disaster, you may be in a position to trade some of your goods (and services) for items you may need.  What I would like to do is give you a list of great books on bartering.

While you won’t get really good at bartering without practice, good reference books on bartering can definitely help you.  I personally stay with what I know and would try to stay away from jewelry and stick to guns – in a grid down or in a time of hyper-inflation, I may not have a choice but to barter with or for jewelry and other things.  In that case I would hope to have some updated references to use.
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Book Review: Quick and Dirty Transformer Design and Construction





Book Review: Quick and Dirty Transformer Design and Construction
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Quick and Dirty Transformer Design and Construction is a small book of48 pages.

Basically it reprints two articles for transformer builders:

1. Design and Building Transformers, Technical Service Bureau Bulletin D-111, 1938, second edition.

2. Induction Coils by Charles Underhill, extracted from Standard Handbook For Electrical Engineers, 1922. Continue reading “Book Review: Quick and Dirty Transformer Design and Construction”

Book Review: Basic Machines and How the Work





Book Review: Basic Machines and How the Work
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Only elementary math skills are needed to follow this instructive manual.

Basic Machines and How the Work covers many familiar machines and their components, including levers, block and tackle, and the inclined plane and wedge, in addition to hydrostatic and hydraulic machines, internal combustion engines, trains, and more. 204 black-and-white illustrations. Continue reading “Book Review: Basic Machines and How the Work”

Book Review: Emergency War Surgery





Book Review: Emergency War Surgery
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Emergency War Surgery is not the be all end all medical reference, and in a catastrophic disaster, if you are on my team and break this out and read it with one hand as you try to pull a bullet out of my leg – prepare to get kicked in the head…

But this book does give information that is hard to find, and in my own opinion, I think it deserves a place in every prepper’s bookshelf. Continue reading “Book Review: Emergency War Surgery”