Conklin’s Handy Manual of Useful Information. One of my most prized possessions. “Everything worth knowing” printed right at the top. So good. Published in 1891 as best as I can tell.

I often consider creating a Twitter or Tumblr around it and post random “facts” many of them outdated but many spot-on but concerning old subjects.

Important subjects concerning ocean travel? It’s in here. How to properly season and store timber? Yep. Five cent interest schedule? You betcha!

When the shit goes down, you better believe this will be in my bug-out kit. It might just be the thing that saves me.