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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Books Available April 29, 2012

The Worried Citizen's Little Survival Guide to the Greatest Financial Crisis of the Century (Understanding and Surviving the Domino Depression)


A Thousand Years of Darkness: a Thriller
(What if the president was trying to topple the nation and you found out about it?)

The Fanatics' World Ending
“Two fanatics build a space station in a neighborhood. They think that the world is coming to an end in ten days, humor and drama.”
(I don’t know where this one is coming from, read at own risk!)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Books Available April 28, 2012, plus some longer-term free books

Here are today’s books.  Below them are some older books that should be free for a while.  Not all are Kindle.

If you’ve missed checking for a while, please remember to look back at the missed days’ posts as some of the books may still be available.

Solar Power for Sustainable Living (What to Consider Before Going the Do It Yourself Solar Route)

Vegetable Container Gardening: 11 Simple Steps & Secrets To Healthy Harvests From Small Spaces

Crochet Rag Rugs Basic Pattern Collection (How to Make a Rag Rug)

TOMATO CONTAINER GARDENING: 11 Simple Steps & Secrets To Healthy Harvests From Small Spaces

Make Cider without Fuss or Chemicals


Hard Roads

Now for some books that have been free for a while or are older classic types.  (Edited to add ...) Most of these books are available lots of places online.  I didn't have time to search them all, but they are probably on Gutenberg Project in text format, and other places.  You can just search the title and find them easily.

Three Acres and Liberty

Woodcraft and Camping (1884)
OR (non-Kindle)

The Wilderness Fugitives

How to Camp Out (1877)

Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties (1914)

Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses

Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato

Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement

Dry-Farming : a System of Agriculture for Countries under a Low Rainfall

Manual of American Grape-Growing

The Apple-Tree The Open Country Books-No. 1
1)The Apple Tree
2)The Home Vegetable Garden
3)The Cow

The Complete Book of Cheese

Friday, April 27, 2012

Books Available April 27, 2012

Apologies for lateness-birthday in the family today.

Learn How to Compost - A Guide to Composting

Because there was only one non-fiction book I hadn’t listed here before, I listed some that have been listed before but are still available.  You may have missed them the first time:

Weekend Homesteader: January
(from yesterday)

The Seasons on Henry's Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm   (this came up in my search but shows as not available to Canada—hope it’s available to the rest of you)


Target: Earth (asteroid)

Revival (Prologue) (beginning of a series, the rest of which isn’t available yet)

RESURRECTION   (Biological warfare. This is a regular published book by a well-respected author.)

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Northern Passage (post-nuclear zone)

No Safe Place  (terrorism)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Books Available April 26, 2012--Now all fiction

Weekend Homesteader: January
(In case you haven’t seen this series yet…..”Are you dreaming of summer tomatoes and homegrown eggs? January is the perfect time to get next year's garden off to a good start by testing and improving your soil. Meanwhile, building a chicken coop or tractor will pave the way for bringing home some egg-laying friends next month. For more immediate gratification, learn the science behind bread-making and prepare emergency lighting systems so you're not stuck in the dark if the power goes out….For those of you who are new to Weekend Homesteader, this series walks you through the basics of growing your own food, cooking the bounty, preparing for emergency power outages, and achieving financial independence. Technically, the series began in May (or November in the southern hemisphere), but most of the projects are designed to be accessible even to someone starting from square one each month. This ebook, and each other volume in the series, presents one easy and fun project for each weekend so that you'll keep making headway without becoming overwhelmed.”)

Raised Bed Gardening - Growing The Easy Way (same author as the container gardening yesterday)

JeBouffe Home Canning Step by Step Guide (second edition) Revised and Expanded (this was available before and I see it still is)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Books Available April 25, 2012

Only a few today:

Vegetable Container Gardening - Made Easy

Organic Gardening 101


Chet & Floyd Vs. The Apocalypse Volume: 1 (violent, pulpy, not my scene but….?)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Books Available April 24, 2012

If you have missed days of book posts, you can check the links and see if any are still available free.  I can't tell how long they will be up; I just know that for most books, Amazon will allow 2 days a month on free offer.  Classics are different.  I've also seem some non-classics stay free longer but you can't tell from the listing.

How to Survive a Natural Disaster - The Complete Series

The Definitive Guide To Storing Gold & Silver: Must Know Secrets To Insuring The Safety Of Your Metals & Yourself

This one posted yesterday is still available as I click “publish”: 
Prep School: Preserving Meat Without Power

[And just for fun, for any hillbillies (not specifically to do with preparing, except maybe the soul) ;)
The Hillbilly Bible: John's Book


Utilitarian equation

Monday, April 23, 2012

Books Available April 23, 2012

Prep School: Preserving Meat Without Power

Permaculture Chicken: Incubation Handbook

Cheap Raised Bed Gardening – Spring (using old tires)


A Tale of Two Preppers

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Books Available April 22, 2012

Working In The Northwest Woods

A Fine Mess: Living Simply With Children

Peak Oil and What To Do About It


Respect 2020

Newton's Ark

But the Children Survived

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Books Available April 21, 2012

What Is Happening To Our Economy and ... When Will Things Get Back To Normal?

The Rhythm of Economic Chaos: Eco-Dynamic-Evolutionary Economics

Minimalism: Essential Essays (help with focus, mission, overwhelm, so could be helpful for those with a purpose like ours)

How to Start Your Own Gardening Business (does anyone want to quit a long commute and work closer to home?)


The Purple Cloud
(a classic/oldie, should stay free)

Here is another classic/oldie that’s not free on Amazon but if you click on the first link after clicking the link below (Gutenberg) you can download two free Kindle versions there, one with illustrations and one without.  There are also other printable versions (eg. html).  There are also audio versions! (in the main librivox link below)

The Scarlet Plague

Friday, April 20, 2012

Books available April 20, 2012


Raised Bed Intensive Garden: How To Build One For Self Sufficiency


Applying Mathematics to Construction: Carpentry Mathematics & Estimating

How To Improve Your Eyesight - 21 Natural Ways to Improve Your Vision Fast and Easy

The Seasons on Henry's Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm
(came up in search but shows as not available to Canada—hope it’s available to the rest of you)

Vegetable Gardening 101


The Bellwether


The Bailout

Bones: The Complete Apocalypse Saga

The Apocalypse Journal of Wilmer Augustine Rendon (The 2012 Journals)

My Last Day of School! (Fast & the Furious meets Red Dawn)

Memory's Child

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Books Available April 19, 2012

Apologies for lateness.  Family is visiting.

Just a heads up ... One of the books, World Financial Crisis, I am sure is plagiarizing MD Creekmore's 10 things to do now list. He’s changed some of the wording but that doesn’t mean it’s okay.  Maybe supporters might leave a review or two if I’m right about this. I haven’t had a chance yet.  It looks like he's copied and pasted things from all over the internet, if you take a hint from all the different fonts and formats.
Preparing for Off-Grid Survival: How to live a self-sufficient, modern-day life off the grid
Sun Position – High accuracy solar position algorithms – a resource for programmers and solar energy engineers
PERSONAL EARTHQUAKE EXPERIENCES: Sylmar 1971, Santa Cruz 1989, Northridge 1994
(including earthquake preparation)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Books Available April 18, 2012

Living on the Wild Side: Crisis Gardening and Survival Scavenging in the South

The Camping Guide

Dystopic Government: The Rise of the Police State and a New World Order


The Quiet: A Novella

Winter in July


Yesterday's Gone: Episode 2 (goes after #1 posted yesterday) develops into weirdness, see book description, I didn’t realize that with Episode 1 so please take note of that.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Books Available April 17, 2012

RKBA: Defending the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

15 Search and Rescue Stories: an insider's view on survival, death, and volunteer heroes who tip the balance when things fall apart.

Everyday Foods in War Time (older book, should stay free)

The Death and Rebirth of America

From Poverty to Glory (depression era autobiography)

An Introduction to: Static Contraction Training - The World's Fastest Workout (getting fit in less room and time)

FICTION  (some are ones that came up in a different search, some may be free for a while, others just for the day) Also includes a slightly wider range of fiction, some venturing a bit more into sci fi or maybe some weird stuff.  I haven't read them myself yet.

The Last Man (an older classic, this will stay free)

The Scioneer

The Survivors: Book One (Life After War)

The ELI Event

The Mountain and The City


Yesterday's Gone: Episode 1 (The Post-Apocalyptic Serial Thriller)


A Touch of Love (not available to Canada, came up in a search as free, but I don’t know where it’s available to)

And the Hand of God


The Gammaverse Trilogy - alternate view of the purposeful Apocalypse, Armageddon and Judgment Day cycles as viewed through the eyes of survivors

The Apocalypse Blog Book 0: Before the End

Phoenix Island, Book 1 - Ashes

Monday, April 16, 2012

Books Available April 16, 2012

Weekend Homesteader: September
—September is peak harvest time on the homestead. This volume of Weekend Homesteader focuses on the month’s garden abundance as you learn to spice up your cooking, can tomatoes for the winter, and save seeds for next year’s garden. Meanwhile, our teamwork exercise is a restful interlude from the hard culinary and horticultural work.   …(the) Weekend Homesteader… series walks you through the basics of growing your own food, cooking the bounty, preparing for emergency power outages, and achieving financial independence.

Herbs For Rock Gardens & Ground Covers--This one listed last week is still free, in case you missed it then

It's Not All About "Me": The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone (in case any of us introverts suddenly need to build community ;)  )


The Long Ride Home    (EMP)

The Chronicles of Burntown, USA: Part 1

Volcano Watch (The Forensic Geology Series)

The Canal
 Quote from introduction: “While not claiming to be a brilliant futurist, I’ve provided my projection of what’s currently happening to the United States, but more especially to Europe’s culture and civilization, to thrust my readers into what I believe is the highly probably America of the future, where the Old World’s mistakes of the 20th and 21st centuries are repeating themselves, with equally disastrous results.

Revelations of Jake (possibly including zombies, not my scene but may be someone else’s)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Books Available April 14, 2012

JeBouffe Home Canning Step by Step Guide (second edition) 

NANO-CANNING: BASIC RECIPES AND INSTRUCTION   (small batch jams.  Not what seasoned preppers would need but might be good for new canners as the batches are not daunting and the instructions seem quite detailed.)

Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks: The Reference Guide

Gathering the Wind: What the Bible Says About God, the Weather, and Climate Change  

The Failure of Homeland In-Security: The Government's Dirty Little Secrets from an Insider

2011 Global Hunger Index: The Challenge of Hunger: Taming Price Spikes and Excessive Food Price Volatility

Growing a better future: Food Justice in a resource-constrained world (expanded edition)

2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake

Friday, April 13, 2012

Books available April 13, 2012

Not so many books today

Raised Bed Gardens - A Natural Solution For Proper Plant Growth

Easy Camping Recipes from The Outdoor Princess: 33 Simple Camping Recipes


The Mountain and the Flood

Breakers  (disaster, survival, then gets into alien stuff)

As ever, I haven't read these and can't review their value.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Books Available April 12, 2012

Prep School: Prepping For Your Period (not just yours, of course, but any woman you are helping to prep for)
The Worm Book For Beginners: A Vermiculture Starter or How To Be A Backyard Worm Farmer
Drought Tolerant Gardening: Plants for Desert and Water-wise Gardens (I haven’t read, don’t know if any are “useful” plants for survival, though)
How To Train German Shepherds : 2nd Edition (Revised) : Breed Specific Training Techniques
12|21|12 (apparently an excellent shorter story)
Merry’s Marauders (Scenic Route to Paradise) (

Brownies made with beans