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Old 10-27-2010, 11:46 AM
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With the powers that be about to get their "kill switch" for the Internet, the race is now on

Assuming the Internet could be taken down at any moment during a time of crisis, it's now or never to start printing off hard copies of any good quality information currently out there on the web.


Below is an embarrassingly short list of subject matter on which I have already printed off information so far. Obviously I need a lot more.
I was hoping to ask/encourage everyone to add to this list, any subjects that they feel are missing. Any links would be a bonus!
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* Water - survival basics - (plus extra copies for family/neighbours)
* Water - makeshift filters
* First Aid
* Building a brick oven
* Digging a well
* Planning a survival garden
* Emergency sanitation
* Survival psychology

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If still think you will have a working PC during a time of crisis you can use a tool like wget to retrive entire web site content and store it on your PC and then burn a backup CD.

www.gnu.org/software/wget/

That said I have printed off a lot of basic info and complired it all into a three ring binder.

The LDS prep manual is the first thing anyone should print off IMHO.

www.green-trust.org/freebooks/Preparedness.pdf

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The LDS manual is nice thanks McLovin for the link never seen it before. already printing it out to my cannon copier in the office
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I have for years now, printed important information. I dislike and distrust technology. It has a way of letting you down when you need it the most. So I like having hard copies to back up files. Same with recipes.

For those not doing it, this might be a good time to start. Maybe not everything, but the most critical info.
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Nothing wrong with the cocept..........just the cost of ink.
I did htat a LOT when I started my chicken flock. Tons of information and those oh so little tips and one of a kind who whould have thought items.......

Printing is easy and 3 ring binders are inexpensive
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I've saved a lot of info to CDs and thumb drives.
I'm reasonably sure I can generate power for the PC & printer for quite a while.
Generator and inverters.
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my first choice is reference books, second is a spare laptop, a metal box and 12v inverter. Mother Earth news has every issue they have printed on a CD library- invaluable imo as long as you have a plan in place to access it. good luck!
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If still think you will have a working PC during a time of crisis you can use a tool like wget to retrive entire web site content and store it on your PC and then burn a backup CD.

www.gnu.org/software/wget/

That said I have printed off a lot of basic info and complired it all into a three ring binder.

The LDS prep manual is the first thing anyone should print off IMHO.

www.green-trust.org/freebooks/Preparedness.pdf

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Thanks Mclovin,

I have never seen that before, I am breaking out some paper tonight.

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There are some folks that didn't know how to save web pages on pc.
I always save a web page to keep as backup for favorites.
One guy would just cut and paste text to save, then he forgot where he got text.
At least that was his story anyway.
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There are some folks that didn't know how to save web pages on pc.
I always save a web page to keep as backup for favorites.
One guy would just cut and paste text to save, then he forgot where he got text.
At least that was his story anyway.
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Nothing wrong with the cocept..........just the cost of ink.
I did htat a LOT when I started my chicken flock. Tons of information and those oh so little tips and one of a kind who whould have thought items.......

Printing is easy and 3 ring binders are inexpensive
I actually kept a couple old dot matrix pin feed printers specifically to do bulk print jobs and archiving. They're cheaper to feed and with the continous pin feed paper, you can dump a 4 hour print job to them and just walk away without worrying about running out of paper. Their ribbons are cheap to re-ink and last pretty long. When I wear a print head out, I'll just toss the printer.
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like the lds booklet. i do have a red cross first aid textbook.
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There are pages on this very forum that are worth printing hard copies of.
Some of Jerry D. Young's stuff would be good for entertainment purposes.
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Don't wait to print stuff off the internet ...... download everything you can find immediately ...... use an external harddrive, CDs , thumbdrives whatever you have ...... lots of info I downloaded 5 years ago is no longer available ...... good chance the internet could be totally blocked if any civil disorder comes our way ........
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I do have a habit of saving anything remotely useful and using a screen capture program to "save" articles I find using google books (mostly older popular mechanics articles).

However!

With the amount of commerce(banking, commodities etc) that is dependent upon the internet any "kill-switch" is highly unlikely as "those in the background" would not want to shoot themselves in the foot.
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It doesn’t have to be a kill switch. Any disaster that takes out the grid or the web will leave you vulnerable if you don’t make hard copies.
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As I said I do save everything and the moment I find some type of transparent and flexible(when dry) liquid to treat paper with(make it water/rot proof) I will be starting to wear out my laser printer.

That said my bug out plans involve using a vehicle and it would be pretty much the only way of hauling everything I want to take with me(provided the type of eotwawki situation that happens makes it feasible for me to do so).

I have been thinking about an additional layer of preserving information in filling usb keys and memory cards with info and trying to accumulate as many cheap tablet pc's/digital photo viewers and solar chargers as possible.

http://chinagrabber.com/apad-china-i...tablet-pc.aspx

http://www.buyincoins.com/Computers-...ops-Notebooks/

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Old cheap books at a used book store. They are your friend.
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It doesnít have to be a kill switch. Any disaster that takes out the grid or the web will leave you vulnerable if you donít make hard copies.
The internet was developed as a way to be resistant to a partial failure. Any failure will cause re-routing of data.
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The internet was developed as a way to be resistant to a partial failure. Any failure will cause re-routing of data.
True I was thinking more in terms of the loss of electricity causing you to not have access to it. If you or your server is down that is it for the web no matter what is done with rerouting the actual data. I should have been more specific.
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