Build a Bug Out Kindle: A Digital Survival Library at Your Fingertips



If you haven’t already, check out the article I wrote over at ARTOFMANLINESS.COM about putting together a BUG OUT KINDLE.  I list some of my favorite survival books as well as discuss the advantages of packing an entire survival library in your Bug Out Bag.  It’s not for everyone but certainly an idea to consider for some…


Have you considered an idea like this???

Here’s a link to the article:

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,



  1. Ty Gladden says:

    My girlfriend bought me a Kindle Paperwhite just for this very reason! Glad I’m not the only one who’s thought of this! Haha

    She chose the Paperwhite for its ridiculously long battery life, and how compact it is. I have somewhere around 300 various survival books, day books, .PDF forms, and other stuff.

    Its probably my favorite x-mas gift ever!

    Oh, and of course I camouflaged it, and built a custom protective case using an old BDU jacket 😉 I’ll send pics when I get the chance. Now, just gotta make a Faraday cage for it! Haha

    • Ty Gladden says:

      Oh, one last thing… if you havent seen this yet, check out

      Updated every day with kindle books (some free for that 1 day) covering medicine, diy, survival fiction, and all sorts of cool stuff. One of my favorite websites!

      Also, there’s a “Send to Kindle” app that converts website pages into readable kindle format. Also very cool to have. 😉

  2. Like Ty, I’ve been adding e-books, docs & pdfs to my Kindle Fire for a couple years now. I already have a few of those shown in your article, and I’ll check into the rest of them. I am ashamed to admit I don’t have YOUR books on my Kindle…YET! I do keep the Unofficial Hunger Games on my night stand though.

    Thanks Ty, for reminding me about PamsPride. I haven’t been there lately, and should see what’s new. Another similar site is Prep Utility Vehicle, where I’ve gotten a few e-books in the past.

  3. LoneWolf says:

    I sorry but the kindle I would not own for 1 reason you don’t own your books, and as for pdf or e-books you have goto amazon to conv them to kindle….No you can’t not save books on your computer….
    Myself I goto KOBO which is No. 1 almost anywhere but for the USA there are going to be some said I don’t know what I talking about

    • Perhaps you’re thinking of the early Kindles that came out years ago? I remember reading about Amazon removing books from people’s Kindles after they were purchased. Last I heard, they were no longer doing that.
      I don’t ‘go to Amazon’ for anything other than to purchase my e-books. My docs and pdfs, I simply email them to my Kindle and they upload there when I turn it on. I also use “Kindle for PC”, where I can also read my e-books on my computer or laptop.
      Kindle has come a long way.

  4. Not a bad idea… better to just ‘know’ the right information. Proper preparation does require some practice but just having books does’t necessarily mean you can preform under pressure. My point is that you shouldn’t NEED it but still better than going totally unprepared.

    Also, my first instinct was to question how to power such a device in the wilds.
    Perhaps you should test this with a product like this:


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  6. Christopher Floyd says:

    I think I would read the books, then make notes in pen. Can't count on electricity when SHTF.

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