Feeling like doing some reading?

I have been loading up my Kindle Fire with several books and ebooks. Although I struggle finding the time to read all of them, I often browse chapters for specific info. I am currently reading Without Rule of Law by Joe Nobody. I will review it once complete but so far it is fantastic. I was never (regrettably) in the military and I have already learned a lot from this book.


Here I am highlighting several books both on my Kindle and sitting on my shelf.  Would love to get some mini-reviews from those that have read some of them. I’m sure it would help others considering a purchase.


“Without Rule of Law”
“Just In Case”
“Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters”
“Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day”
“When Things Go Boom!”
“Cody Lundin’s Disaster Survival Kit”                               – Kindle Edition

I have many more on my Kindle.

Read any of them?


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8 thoughts on “Feeling like doing some reading?”

  1. I’ve been thinking about picking up “Without rule of law”. So far it has favorable reviews on Amazon. It sounds like it would be right up my ally. Rourke, I think I remember you doing a review of this book a little while back? I’ll go take a look at that post right now.

  2. I bought the hard copy of Stand Your Ground by Joe Nobody. It was a decent read, but only seemed to apply in a post-apocalyptic world. I’ll give Without Rule of Law a look see. Thanks for pointing it out!

  3. Just bought Without Rule of Law for my kindle to start reading today. Another good book I have read about a year ago is Wilderness Evasion: A Guide To Hiding Out and Eluding Pursuit in Remote Areas by Michael Chesbro. Thanks for the recommendations Rourke.

  4. I enjoy “books” too much to read on a tiny screen. But I did consider buying a kindle for storing and updating my many word files and downloading and storing pictures I take while traveling. What a great alternative to a laptop. But it turns out the purpose of the kindle is to allow Amazon to sell overpriced ebooks and not to facilitate anything else. It would be nice if I could read, edit, and create word files. Upload and download easily from my SDHC card or thumb drive. Type into files without needing needle sized fingers. But you can’t. So tell me again why I want to spend that kind of money for a kindle.

    • GWTWind –

      I think we have gone over the reasons to have a Kindle before and there is nothing I can say that will convince YOU that YOU should get one. The great thing is that is perfectly fine. I won’t tell you again why you should spend that kind of money for a Kindle because you shouldn’t. I will totally disagree your belief as to the purpose of the kindle – it is just not the case. Just like there are many ways to get from Point A to Point B – there are many ways to read a book, pdf, play games, browse the Internet, keep lists, check and send emails, watch movies and TV shows, etc.

      Take care – Rourke

  5. I have a hardcopy of “When All Hell Breaks Loose” which is also by Cody Lundin. I thought it was excellent. Very down-to-Earth. His style is also great for those who are inexperienced/uncomfortable with firearms, as he doesn’t really ever touch on that subject.

    That book is geared more towards the bare basics of what people will need to stay alive, and not much else.

    ie: How to open a can of food that you need to eat without a can opener (It’s a lot easier than you think.) How to make a sleeping bag from old newspapers and garbage bags to keep from freezing (It’s actually incredibly warm and cozy!). How to set up a tent with a clear plastic tarp to hold on to the most heat from the outdoors, that sort of thing.

    I highly recommend it.

  6. I have a couple of Cody Lundin’s books in paper. Once in a while, he gets a little “barefoot bush-hippie”, even for me, but, mostly good, solid information, and worth having. IMHO.

  7. My comment was not to just disagree. I see great potential for a device like this. But marketing considerations crippled it. I don’t care for reading on a screen. I can certainly do it but there is nothing quite like a full sized hard cover book. I can by them dirt cheap at goodwill or other thrift stores. I have numerous online books that I downloaded from one source or another (for free) but even on my larger screen format laptop it is just not great to read them. I am about to go on trip and as usual I take along 2-6 books as I tend to have more free time to read then. But I will also take my laptop. I will not take my netbook because the format is too small. I could use a kindle more easily sitting in the passengers seat or stash it in my backpack etc. But it won’t do what I want and the frustrating part is that it is appearently intentional that it won’t do what I want. What I don’t want is to buy ebooks, watch movies, TV or send emails (I do have a TV in the motorhome and I could send emails from my laptop). Some people like that and more power to them but once you pay for it and delete it it’s gone. I have real books I bought 50 years ago and they cannot be deleted. So again, not to be arguementative but kind of fishing for real solutions. Let me give you an example. I could easily join netflix and download a movie to watch. I have a connector from my laptop to my TV in the motorhome. But when you are 100 miles from the nearest WiFi it does not work. Why not? Why couldn’t I just download 10 or 15 movies from netflix and keep them on my HD? Simple, because Netflix won’t let you. So the system was crippled so that I couldn’t make use of it. Frustrating. I have found that I can open a window and download a youtube video and then put the computer in hibernate and when I wake it up again far from a WiFi the downlaod is still available. I can open up multiple windows and have multiple youtube downloads waiting to view this way. But youtube only occasionally has video I really want to see. So that’s my impasse and until I can find a work around or the Kindle folks stop crippling the system I don’t have an answer.


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