Books, once the only source of knowledge, today they are often forgotten in deference to that behemoth of trivia, the internet. But the net is a fickle thing, what is there today can easily be removed, restricted or revised into oblivion tomorrow with the ease of a child shaking an etch-a-sketch. Hard copies, or in grudging respect to the electronic age, ebooks under your own control are a must. So whether you fill a library with paper or a thumbdrive with bits, having a well stocked library is your only option for maintaining access to information that could prove critical in tough times.
And don’t rely on the internal memory of your ebook readers like the Kindle or Nook to keep your ebooks available. It takes little effort on the part of the gate keepers to take away what you have and leave you with empty hands. So if you do go the digital route back up any of your ebooks on a nonvolatile media.
As Old Age and Treachery’s resident bookmonger I feel the need to share some of my favorites. So here in no particular order, is a small part of the Mongo reading list for the self-reliant aspirant.
09. This is a set of 7. You are looking at the first book below. Here’s the rest.
11. Kindle only format
12. Cd-rom only format
Please return and look for a whole page on the complete library of Mongo, Ghillieman, and Dharmachick. There will also be reviews and anecdotes for these books from each of us as we peruse and re-peruse our individual libraries. For now, I hope you enjoyed the glimpse from this old man.