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    I came across another depository of interesting books and materials on preparedness, survivalist, off grid and independent living materials.

    It was collected under the auspices of a pole shift but aligns well with any situation of extremis.

    It is quite large and I would suggest that it be kept on drive in a faraday cage in case of solar flares and the like. I have read but am not certain that an old microwave would work as well. I suppose if one would like to turn a small forest into paper one could print it out...or hammer it into copper plates

    http://ps-survival.com/

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    wow THATS IMPRESSIVE. THANKS CurEus

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    • You probably dead when finished reading them all
    Imagine reading about life and (mostly) never living it ... that would be really sad.

    You can read 100 books about swimming calling yourself an "expert" but never actually swam ... or you just do it ... By who do you want to be rescued if you are in deep waters and you can't swim ... "Book wisdom" type or those who just did it many times?

    Never understood "speed readers" ... I tested some who claim they are exactly that ... but what they do is fill in the gaps full of assumptions and create a "logic" expectations of their own bias. Most who can "speed-read" are very smart but not so smart to be 100% accurate.

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    Quote Posted by CurEus (here)
    I came across another depository of interesting books and materials on preparedness, survivalist, off grid and independent living materials.

    It was collected under the auspices of a pole shift but aligns well with any situation of extremis.

    It is quite large and I would suggest that it be kept on drive in a faraday cage in case of solar flares and the like. I have read but am not certain that an old microwave would work as well. I suppose if one would like to turn a small forest into paper one could print it out...or hammer it into copper plates

    http://ps-survival.com/
    That is quite a bit of information. I expect that an extreme situation is NOT the time to start reading on how to survive!
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    You can read 100 books about swimming calling yourself an "expert" but never actually swam ... or you just do it ... By who do you want to be rescued if you are in deep waters and you can't swim ... "Book wisdom" type or those who just did it many times?
    This is why armchair mechanics take their cars apart and can't put them back together. Seems simple if you just follow directions but that's not always the case.
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    Thanks, amazing huge pile, found some cool PDFs about PVC works, it will be very useful.

    For those interested, downloading and saving for long term, you can wrap the USB thumb drive in aluminium foil, fold it 3x or 4x and should be enough, store in a dry place. I have done tests with a phone, no signal went through the foil. Copper foil will work as well.

    p.s. Most of the books I believe are practical books, no way you can only read and do nothing, storing seeds for example, planting crops, harvesting, there is instructions how to do it, why in the hell I am going to read how to such things if I can't actually do any practice?

    I have practical books on crops series, how to plant baby corn, bell pepper, long beans for example, it will take half to one hour to read the pages (usually between 30 and 45 pages), I did read hundreds of these books in the last years, they are easy going.

    I was looking specifically for PVC works and Permaculture, I found Crops, Animals, Fishing, Grain Growing, Shelters, and a lot more.. it is all separated by categories.

    Thanks again, nice one!
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    I can cook, but not very well, so I use recipes and over time I improve.
    I can tie shoelaces, and now I can tie a bandage, knots, braids, and soon weaves, baskets and lattices and from there I could knit, sew, macrame...

    The only thing I knew, was that I CAN learn. the rest is just practice, repetition and additional challenges to build novel skills.

    A pice of wool spun become a piece of yarn and when spun again becomes string and then strings become fabrics and ropes...together they become a sail and lines...or an extension bridge crossiing oceans and valleys....

    I would much rather start completely ignorant about something and have access to learning resources than to try to recreate the wheel or a bridge all over again from scratch. No, I doubt I'll be able to make a cell phone but I may be able to learn how to make a radio or a kayak or grow a potato or fix a bicycle.

    If we look at what we have forgotten how to make the ideas of caches of knowledge preserved all over the world is comforting.

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    • You probably dead when finished reading them all
    Imagine reading about life and (mostly) never living it ... that would be really sad.

    You can read 100 books about swimming calling yourself an "expert" but never actually swam ... or you just do it ... By who do you want to be rescued if you are in deep waters and you can't swim ... "Book wisdom" type or those who just did it many times?

    Never understood "speed readers" ... I tested some who claim they are exactly that ... but what they do is fill in the gaps full of assumptions and create a "logic" expectations of their own bias. Most who can "speed-read" are very smart but not so smart to be 100% accurate.

    cheers,
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    I agree with the sentiment, but regarding speed reading, to be precise it comes down to removing internal dialogue, getting used to intaking more and more at a glance, and comprehension.

    I learned since I was young first with a book that gave instructions, and had a certain format to follow, but then as I aged computer programs came available. What they do is:

    - load a document/text file (even a .pdf of a book you would like to read)
    - set the amount the characters/words to flash at once (aiming to go higher as you practice)
    - set the duration groups of characters/words display for (aiming for less of a duration as you practice)
    - as you practice, and go faster, your goal is to remove any internal dialogue, where you 'say the words inside your head' - whilst retaining comprehension.

    I assure you it is very real and a very useful skill to develop. Sure you can miss things just like anyone can, but that happens with any style of reading. Even with 'normal' reading you have varied speeds.

    Anyway as with all things, balance is key. There is a balance to briefing information from others which was gained over years or a lifetime of experience and maybe research etc, and applying that information to your own practice/experience. I ran all my life but with deep reading about breathing and technique I have took myself to the next level, which I likely would have never reached merely through practice. There is value in most things - but again, balance (and perhaps moderation) is key.
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    I agree, but while 'claircognizance' (? or another term) may not be feasible without strong aptitude - when it comes to speed reading, although aptitude may raise the ceiling for ones capability, and perhaps give you a headstart on the spectrum - with proper technique and practice, speed reading, or at least an increase in the speed of your reading - can be achieved by virtually anyone.

    The computer program with flashing words and various settings is really an effective tool! The main thing is absolutely eliminating the inner voice.

    Can you tell I am a strong advocate of speed reading? hehe

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    I made an effort at speed reading. So far I have found that if you place your vision focus in the center of the line and scan from center to right, proceed to the left and then to the center of the next line and on and on, it is possible to read faster. However, when reading information which is complex science, math and so on, visualization and conceptualization takes time and must of necessity slow you down.

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    I downloaded the entire website using Linux wget and for my surprise it was more than 20GB of data which I cancelled the ongoing download, the website states it has 6922 Files, 14.8 GB Last Updated 15 Jan 2017 , but there is more data there, I tried opening some of those zipped files, but many of them are corrupted even some of the visible web page here http://ps-survival.com/PS/3-Updates/index.htm
    My solution was to download the entire thing and manually remove all the zipped files, since I got each individual file unzipped it was not necessary to keep the zipped ones.

    I did read a few docs and I will tell, most of the content is not for beginners, some material just scratch the surface and don't go into any details, it lacks the step-by-step thing to help people develop more interest and start actually doing things by themselves, but of course I am grateful for the share, the plumbing and PVC part it is already been useful for me. :D
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    I came across another depository of interesting books and materials on preparedness, survivalist, off grid and independent living materials.

    It was collected under the auspices of a pole shift but aligns well with any situation of extremis.

    It is quite large and I would suggest that it be kept on drive in a faraday cage in case of solar flares and the like. I have read but am not certain that an old microwave would work as well. I suppose if one would like to turn a small forest into paper one could print it out...or hammer it into copper plates

    http://ps-survival.com/
    That is quite a bit of information. I expect that an extreme situation is NOT the time to start reading on how to survive!
    Lol please don't unsubscribe me! But...

    "Wakes up to a nuclear holocaust, looks out the window and sees a nuclear storm coming their way"

    Person: What did that book said about how to survive a nuclear explosion?
    Brain: "I see a red door and i want to paint it black.."
    Person: No! Not the time for a song, what did the book said!
    Brain: "Taylor Swift is one of the most successful young musicians from the last 20 years"
    Person: Nooooooooooo.. What.Did.The.Book.Said.About.Nuclear.Death!
    Brain: "You shall not kill"

    Lmao

    The honest truth is, unless a person has gone through tons and tons of active training, most of what is learned through books or talks about how to handle a situation is nowhere to be seen at the moment of true need. It's just information stored somewhere, but the person truly needs to go through simulations at least a few times, so the body acts accordingly to what is happening. Otherwise, everything but 'what should be done' will go by the person's brain at the time of emergency. People mostly freeze and don't/can't think of anything at all, when the real situation happens

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