Top Navigation  
U.S. Flag waving
Office Hours Momday - Friday  8 am - 5 pm Pacific 1-800-835-2418
Facebook   YouTube   Twitter
 Home Page
 Current Issue
 Article Index
 Author Index
 Previous Issues

 Kindle Subscriptions
 Kindle Publications
 Back Issues
 Discount Books
 All Specials
 Classified Ad

 Web Site Ads
 Magazine Ads

 BHM Forum
 Contact Us/
 Change of Address

Forum / Chat
 Forum/Chat Info
 Lost Password
 Write For BHM

Link to BHM

Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe. Musings about personal freedom and finding it within ourselves.

Want to Comment on a blog post? Look for and click on the blue No Comments or # Comments at the end of each post.

Archive for November 12th, 2012

Claire Wolfe

Preparedness backup reference library

Monday, November 12th, 2012

The KTD Project is an effort to put over 600 preparedness and survival texts onto bootable thumb drives or SD cards.

The idea is to be able to carry a vast store of resources anywhere and access it on even some pretty inadequate equipment. (Yes, paper would be even more accessible in primitive conditions — if we weren’t talking about such a huge volume.)

Mark (aka GreyLocke), who’s been pulling this together, has pretty comprehensive instructions at the link above.

I’ve queried him about access to the library for people who may not want to deal with the tech stuff. Will let you know if I hear more.


ADDED: Heard from Mark. Here’s the link to the main directory of project files.

He adds:

But just to have the files available on a drive, they either download the zip files from the CD3WD site, there are I believe 48 of them now each are around 300 to 360 MB each, they would then need to be unzipped and the install batch file run.

I find it a lot easier to just use the ISO files and the torrent. I can set bit torrent to download the files for me while I go about my day. After they are downloaded I personally used ISO Buster to just write the files to my hard drive then install them. They now reside in their own directories on my main drive and all 3 of my back up
drives,and as of now 4 of the KTD thumb drives.

Hm. Maybe somebody could make a little money (or at least do a preparedness public service project) by making up KTD sticks and selling them to the less technically ept?

Claire Wolfe

Monday links

Monday, November 12th, 2012
  • Tribes. (Aka help Tam, Queen of Snark, and maybe win some cool gunstuff.)
  • Hm. Happy life? Meaningful life? Choices … choices …
  • How to devise more secure passwords. (Yeah, we’ve been here before; always a good reminder, though.)
  • I know some cynics think Obama and Eric Holder will kill recreational cannabis in Washington and Colorado. They’ll try. But this is a battle they’re going to lose. The new legalization is already making waves in Mexico. And having a very, very real effect on prosecutions in Washington state.
  • Hey, look! Europe has turned the corner and is headed for financial stability! Yeahhhh. If you “turn the corner” every three months (as pundits are wont to proclaim), how long before you get hopelessly lost in the maze? (H/T. JS)
  • I’m seeing so many stories like this I’m beginning to think Occupy Wall Street is turning into the old Diggers. Or rather the newer old Diggers. (Like ’em or not, they’re doing something good and on a strictly voluntary, spontaneous-order basis.)
  • Unlike FEMA, for instance.
  • And while you’re contemplating those happy/meaningful choices, here’s a lesson in perspective. Linds Redding wrote this while dying of cancer. Linds Redding was a creative type who left the ad business. So was I. Lucky for me, I reached the same conclusions for similar reasons 20 years younger than he did and without the fatal reality check. (Yes, of course, you can have both happiness and meaning.)
  • Oh yeah. Now he regrets having been a member and builder of the Petraeus cult. But pal, wasn’t it your job as a journalist to be skeptical all along?
Claire Wolfe

Christmas wishes

Monday, November 12th, 2012

STICKIED. Scroll down for newer posts — then come back and do your Christmas shopping. :-)

It’s that time of year again. Yep, already.

If you value the information you get from this blog, please contribute to its (and my) well-being. As I’ve mentioned before, Backwoods Home is kind enough to pay me for this blog, but the pay is based on one post a week. I think we’re doing better than that.

As always, please do your online shopping via my Amazon links.

I did have an Amazon wish list, but I’ve had to remove it for reasons I might write about later. So if you want to give a gift to support this blog, please do it via PayPal:

Copyright © 1998 - Present by Backwoods Home Magazine. All Rights Reserved.