I believe that the more you know the less you have to carry, that idea was popularized by Mors Kochanski for bushcraft, but I believe it applies universally.
This PDF on Popular Chemistry is old, but the knowledge contained is useful to preppers.
Anything scientists could do on wood stoves in the late 1800s are still accomplishable in this new century. That knowledge allowed for the industrial revolution. You cannot tell me that that the popular chemistry of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s would not be of use to the modern man in a catastrophic disaster. Continue reading “Free PDF: Steele’s A Popular Chemistry 1887”