Waterproof Bibles & Cases
Yes! It's a real thing. Waterproof Bibles are now available in most major translations. Originally made with hunters and campers in mind, you could call it - THE ULTIMATE PREPPER'S BOOK. They are seriously rugged, practically indestructible, and easily survive water, dirt, and stains.
SEE ON: Bardin & Marsee Publishing, ChristianBooks.com, Amazon.com, Waterproof Bible Cases on Amazon.
Books Recommendations from...
City Prepping: May 2023 | 17min
Canadian Prepper: Feb 2023 | 24min
Homesteading Family: July 2020 | 42min
Free Prepping eBooks
Prepping Books on Amazon
Mainly a list of books recommended in the videos. Mostly PRINT BOOKS on Amazon and sometimes also includes Kindle eBooks (when available).
Amazon Kindle eBooks
There's an App for that!
You can Read Kindle eBooks on almost anything. Use an Internet Browser on any computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, Chromebook, etc. Kindle Apps are available for almost every operating system (Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android).
eBook Reader Devices
These are specially designed electronic devices, similar to tablets, that are designed for reading eBooks of many types. They are very lite, easy to read in the sun or bright light (without glare), and the battery life can go for a week or more without re-charging.
SEE: Kindle Devices, Waterproof Kindles. Amazon also sells Certified Refurbished (aka used Kindle Devices) where you can save money.
eBook File Types
You can get software (aka 'Apps') to read most eBook formats. Some are free, some cost a small fee. You can get eBooks in file formats including Kindle and other popular formats including:
The Most Popular...
.PDF | Adobe Acrobat (reader is free)
Amazon Kindle file types | .azw .azw3 .kf8 .kfx
Other Popular formats:
.MOBI | .EPUB | .DJVU | .OPF
Many local library systems (through their website) provide temporary lending or 'checking out' eBooks. The Internet Archive also provides an eBook loan program AND free downloads of many older, often out-of-print, books for you to keep.
How eBooks are Better for Preppers
eBook Reader Devices take up much, much less energy than most tablets and laptops, so charging them from your solar panels will easily charge them for a week or more.
My Let's face it, the age of going full digital with all your books has been well established for several decades. So for Preppers, is this really a safe or sane option? You know... Power Grid Down... EMP, etc. I SAY ABSOULTELY YES!
Paper books just weigh too much and except for maybe a few key small 'quick-reference' books like in first-aid or how to tie knots - the bulk of all prepping books are better - AND PORTABLE if you have an e-Book Prepping Library.
eBook sharing, copying...
Depending on the eBook type/format and where you got it from, you can most likely easily copy and share it within your family and on multiple devices/computers/readers. You can also back up the eBook files. Amazon Kindle's system sometimes allows you to share Kindle eBooks you've bought even with a friend for a limited time, kind of like checking out a book from the public library.
eBooks from your Local Public Library?! Yea!
Many public library systems allow you to 'temporarily' check out eBooks. If you like it, then you can buy it for your permanent eBook library collection.
eBook Reader Devices
These are electronic devices especially made to read eBooks. I tend to purchase older Kindle reader devices (one or two generations old) instead of new. This saves money. eBook Reader Devices, like the Kindles, use very low power and can be used for an entire week or more without re-charging. SO, they are the ultimate type of device to read eBooks with. I have several. I keep a few in EMP Bags. I keep the bulk of my eBook library on my desktop computer where I can manage them and convert them into other formats AND back them up ('burn them') to blank DVDs (5GB) and BlueRay Discs (25GB). The Kindle will also display PDF books and some other non-Kindle formats too.
eBooks Apps on Laptops, Desktops, Tables, Smartphones... oh my! so many options!
It Reads the eBook to me!? Yeah, baby!
Some (not all) apps, devices, have this feature, BUT SOME DO! Now we're not talking about 'audio books' which are recordings of an actual person reading the book to you. We're talking about a form of computer generated 'text-to-speech' tech. For example, some eBook reader devices can do that. Another example, you could have text-to-speech software on your computer (or tablet, laptop, smartphone) that reads to you and when you load the eBook app, it will also read that too. THERE ARE SO MANY COOL THINGS!
EMP Proof it? Yes you can! Just set aside, in an EMP bag, an extra laptop and/or e-book reader device for that 'just-in-case' scenario of an EMP.