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#238275 - 12/30/11 08:25 AM QUICK REFERENCE
Chisel Offline
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After SHTF, you will be facing all kinds of problems , needing all kind of info to take care of. You may need a few bits of info in first aid, measurement conversion, construction math, electical DIY, or laws of physics.

Where would you get those QUICKLY ???

One good source is the Pocket Reference Book

http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Ref-Thomas-J-Glover/dp/1885071000

( I don't have it, but seen a number of preppers mention it online. )

Another source of QUICK reference are the Academic quickstudy barcharts
They are 8.5x11 laminated guides in all sorts of fields of knowledge. From first aid to nursing, anatomy, to accounting.

http://www.barcharts.com/Inventory/Navision/9781572225800

http://www.barcharts.com/Inventory/Navision/9781572229273

http://www.barcharts.com/Inventory/Navision/9781423201922

http://www.barcharts.com/Inventory/Navision/9781423208884

http://www.barcharts.com/Inventory/Navision/9781423205432

http://www.barcharts.com/Inventory/Navision/9781423208877

http://www.barcharts.com/Inventory/Navision/9781572229457

http://www.barcharts.com/Inventory/Navision/9781572227286


The laminated guides have three holes for 3-ring binders.


STANDARD DISCLAIMER:
I have absolutely no affiliation to these sources of info. I only seen these laminated guides yesterday in a local bookstore, and thought to share with other preppers


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#238276 - 12/30/11 08:25 AM Re: QUICK REFERENCE [Re: Chisel]
Chisel Offline
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Posts: 1300
Anyone knows any other sources of QUICK info, please add.

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#238280 - 12/30/11 01:33 PM Re: QUICK REFERENCE [Re: Chisel]
gonewiththewind Offline
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I like the pocket reference. I have carried one in my car for a while. My kids even use it for homework. There are some good apps for smart phones, but I like to have a non-technical resource close at hand. I keep the Merck manual and some other medical references in hard copy.

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#238281 - 12/30/11 01:50 PM Re: QUICK REFERENCE [Re: Chisel]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3427
Loc: USA
It's difficult to think of a quick reference broader and more useful than Glover's Pocket Ref. I don't have the Desk Ref http://www.amazon.com/Desk-Hard-Cover-Th...1282&sr=8-1, but I just added it to my Amazon Wish List.

Doug's pocket survival instructions included in the PSP and PSP+ are in my opinion the gold standard for guides of this type: http://www.dougritter.com/psp_survival_instructions_0206.pdf and http://www.dougritter.com/PSP+%20Instructions.pdf .

I'm a big fan of the SAS Survival Handbook, and this version is both easy to carry around and inexpensive: http://www.amazon.com/SAS-Survival-Guide...1297&sr=1-2 .

Some of my kits contain knot cards: http://edcdepot.com/careyandcompanyknotcards.aspx . I'm also a fan of the same company's cloud cards: http://edcdepot.com/careyandcompanycloudcards.aspx .

American Science & Surplus carries reference cards for fish and game that I've found useful, go to http://sciplus.com and search their catalog for "deer".

There's a CERT Field Operating Guide that I'm fond of: http://www.amazon.com/CERT-All-Weather-Field-Operating-Guide/dp/B001CS7M3C .

And finally Rescue Essentials has an Immediate Action Card for first responders that I require all of my CERT teammates to carry: https://www.rescue-essentials.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=IAC1 .


I've no affiliation with any companies mentioned here other than as a customer with two exceptions. I'm a mod at the ETS forums so it's not surprising that I'm a fan of Doug's stuff. Also, I'm a CERT member and Team Leader, and the last two references are standard issue for my team (the Immediate Action Card was instituted by me).


Edited by chaosmagnet (12/30/11 01:52 PM)
Edit Reason: corrected and expanded disclaimer

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