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Title: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Mr. Blank on November 01, 2008, 11:40:18 AM
This is a site FULL of information that pertains to nearly EVERY aspect of self-sufficiency. Wow.
LINK (http://www.cd3wd.com/CD3WD_40/CD3WD/index.htm)

Note: scroll down a ways to get to the project stuff.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: lonestar on November 01, 2008, 12:47:17 PM
It is a good collection, I downloaded the whole set about 13.5 gigs in size.  Lots of good info ;D
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: jarhead on November 09, 2008, 09:03:58 PM
Nice site.  Thank you.  By the way, how did you download all of them?  Did you have to do it individually or was there a trick to it?  Also, did you scan it before you did it in case of corrupt files?
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: John Q Public on November 18, 2008, 10:10:06 PM
I use a little tool called Free Download Manager. It is freeware that I found on the net. I have been using it for quite a while and it is fantastic. Simply point it at a site and tell it to download all. Or, right click on the site itself and select download all.

It can be found here: http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/

I have used it to download TONS and TONS of info.

And I have NEVER had a problem with it.

However, YMMV.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: firetoad on November 18, 2008, 10:16:42 PM
You can download the zips here:  http://www.cd3wd.com/CD3WD/

Then, unzip everything into a central file and run the setup file.  This will have everything for you and you can access a TOC of everything via the index.htm page found in the executed files/file folder.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Coyote on February 03, 2009, 04:47:11 AM
Wow, lots of great info.  Thanks!
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Roswell on February 03, 2009, 04:49:49 PM
Thanks Mr. Blank and Firetoad
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: johnnybgood30 on February 09, 2009, 12:23:01 AM
what is all that ??and were is it from?/
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Heavy G on March 08, 2009, 08:03:52 PM
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Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: fritz_monroe on March 20, 2009, 06:25:10 PM
This site isn't as big as the one starting this thread, but there's a bunch of good plans on this page (http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/plans/MISC.htm)
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Ponce on May 09, 2009, 11:58:48 AM
As a small time inventor and a full time survival I found all the sites really fascinating and helpfull......... I already done, and use, a lot of the ideas shown........like......solar heather for the house, water box from the sun, solar cooker and many more

Thanks for all the good info and keep up the good work........

"To be ready is not"...  Ponce
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: DIM TIM on October 09, 2009, 10:12:59 PM
Thanks for your addition there Fritz  Monroe. I already had the link that Mr. Blank posted, but I had never seen the one that you posted.
A +1 for you from me. The plans could come in very handy to folks just starting up their own homesteads.

A big thank you to you from me as well.    ;D
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: thefishingangler on October 19, 2009, 06:34:03 PM
You can download the zips here:  http://www.cd3wd.com/CD3WD/ (http://www.cd3wd.com/CD3WD/)

Then, unzip everything into a central file and run the setup file.  This will have everything for you and you can access a TOC of everything via the index.htm page found in the executed files/file folder.

I'm usually not too bad technically but, I can't seem to download. I downloaded the free download manager as well but, I just seem to be able to download index.htm when I save target as on the the "Download cd3wd". What link are you clicking on?

Please let me know,
Thefishingangler
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Sneak on November 01, 2009, 12:10:00 AM
Does anybody know if this stuff is included in the AT LIBRARY set?
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: selfsufficient on November 05, 2009, 07:52:37 PM
Does anybody know if this stuff is included in the AT LIBRARY set?

Yes it is, or more appropriately the AT Library has been made part of it, there is alot of additional info in there
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Drill_Thrawl on December 17, 2009, 10:20:06 PM
I'm usually not too bad technically but, I can't seem to download. I downloaded the free download manager as well but, I just seem to be able to download index.htm when I save target as on the the "Download cd3wd". What link are you clicking on?

Please let me know,
Thefishingangler

It's a little tricky. Right click in the open box and select create download batch. They it wants the URL with wildcards and then the progression. Try http://www.cd3wd.com/CD3WD/CD3WD4( (http://www.cd3wd.com/CD3WD/CD3WD4()*).ZIP as the URL and then set the progress from 1 - 44 (default) is 1-100.

HTH

-Drill
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Lenwood on December 19, 2009, 09:04:44 PM
I downloaded it and it was .exe files. .exe files are windows application files... Is this the right thing? And if so, is there anything available for mac?

Thanks!
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Truik on January 02, 2010, 02:52:57 AM
I downloaded it and it was .exe files. .exe files are windows application files... Is this the right thing? And if so, is there anything available for mac?

Thanks!

I was just wondering the same thing myself.

I found this but I don't know if its any good.

http://mac.eltima.com/download-manager.html (http://mac.eltima.com/download-manager.html)

Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Jon M on February 16, 2010, 02:57:52 PM
You may want to try DownThemAll.
http://www.downthemall.net/ (http://www.downthemall.net/)

I use it for windows. It's free and it runs as a Firefox extension. Lets you download everything linked from the current webpage.

Should work with MAC OS according to their FAQ:
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DownThemAll is a Mozilla Firefox extension, which means that if your OS supports Firefox, then you can surely run dTa as well.

Another nice thing is that it allows wildcards. So if you wanted to download file1.pdf, file2.pdf, file3.pdf, and so on, you would input the URL as file[1:3].pdf and it would download all the pdfs.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: shawn on February 17, 2010, 10:58:56 AM
Another plug for Down Them All. I use it all the time with no problems, one button and it starts downloading.

Shawn
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: jvodak on March 10, 2010, 07:12:29 AM
Here is another site full of all kinds of helpful information from the University Of Waikato in New Zealand.  The sections on disasters and food are especially interesting!!!


http://nzdl.sadl.uleth.ca/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=home&l=en&w=utf-8 (http://nzdl.sadl.uleth.ca/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=home&l=en&w=utf-8)

Hope this helps some of you!
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Alpha Mike on March 10, 2010, 03:47:08 PM
+1 its a good site that covers almost everything you need to survive in a low tech kind of way. 
I didn't have any trouble downloading it.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Guerre on March 06, 2011, 01:15:29 PM
As of February 2011 they have made this available as four ISO files on a Torrent service.  Might be easier for you to download than trying to do it from their site.  Here's what they say about it:
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We have in early February 2011 replaced this with a new Torrent: http://www.legittorrents.info/download.php?id=a5b2be8912b24f8c4674b09145c433c55a467293&f=CD3WD%204.0%20Full%20Archive%20ISO.torrent (http://www.legittorrents.info/download.php?id=a5b2be8912b24f8c4674b09145c433c55a467293&f=CD3WD%204.0%20Full%20Archive%20ISO.torrent) . cd3wd is very grateful to Tron Bardgard for setting this up and hosting it. This torrent produces 4 .iso files which are ready to burn to 4 x dvd's, which can then be airmailed or hand-carried to the Third World for installation on PC's and/or servers. Alternatively, using Virtual Clone Drive (freeware) or some equivalent utility, you can read the .iso files and install directly from those files to the PC's hard drive (it creates the normal directory structure - c:\cd3wd_40 and subdirectories). For burning dvd's, we found ImgBurn - a free utility - to be excellent.

Installation Instructions - when the torrent has finished, mount each .iso file in turn using Virtual Clone Drive or something equivalent. Double click on the file setup001.bat, setup002.bat, setup003.bat, setup004.bat as appropriate. The system unpacks SILENTLY into the directory C:\cd3wd_40 and subdirectories..... - it will seem to you as though nothing is happening - do not be concerned. The process may take up to 30 minutes for each of the 4 .iso files. When the process has finished, then make a shortcut in the directory C:\cd3wd_40\CD3WD to the file C:\cd3wd_40\CD3WD\index.htm and drag that shortcut out on to the desktop. Double clicking on that shortcut will start the main menu... Note that these instructions are for Windows PC's - Linux experts and users will know how to unpack the self-extracting .exe (zip) files....
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: doublehelix on July 04, 2011, 02:08:28 PM
Update from their Facebook page.

Looks like updated material is coming at the end of July via the torrent

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cd3wd.com
dear all - new version of cd3wd has been compiled and is wending its way by airmail to our postal dispatch center in USA. So - new mailings will commence approx 12 July 2011, and new Torrent Download approx 20 July 2011 - both will be very very well worth waiting for. Those who have paid for US$ 20 mailed dvds - we offer a special for you - US$ 8.10 for the latest version.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: AngusBangus on August 03, 2012, 11:35:29 AM
The titles alone are making my mouth water. I have been looking for a solid torrent/download source of open-source information in the event that significant, detailed knowledge is necessary. I am quite a jack of all trades. But in the event of a more serious breakdown, detailed knowledge and plans will be needed to rebuild systems of support quickly. I can't wait to get home and get these files localized in a few places.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: idelphic on August 03, 2012, 01:57:22 PM
Thanks for bringing this up again AB...  Wow.. 7,722 novels

Here is a current index and link to the page:

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OK guys - the new downloads are ready to rock and roll - launched 1500 hrs GMT Thursday 9th February 2012:

http://cd3wd.com/cd3wd/disk_111.zip - encyclopedia, 3722 gutenberg novels, auto mechanics, electrical trades, income generating activities, running small business etc..

http://cd3wd.com/cd3wd/disk_112.zip - health, water, sanitation and more

http://cd3wd.com/cd3wd/disk_113.zip - metalwork, woodwork, machines and more

http://cd3wd.com/cd3wd/disk_114.zip - agriculture - 1 of 2 disks

http://cd3wd.com/cd3wd/disk_115.zip - agriculture - 2 of 2 disks - plus all Spanish, French and Portuguese titles

http://cd3wd.com/cd3wd/disk_116.zip - wind, solar, biogas, biomass etc energy etc

http://cd3wd.com/cd3wd/disk_10017.zip - for DVD Player - an encyclopedia based on Wikipedia for Schools plus Project Gutenberg

http://cd3wd.com/cd3wd/disk_10018.zip - for DVD Player - 600 titles on Agriculture, running small business and income generating activities

CD3WD (http://cd3wd.com/download/index.htm)
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Alterios on November 27, 2012, 06:46:25 PM
Sorry to necropost as my first post but is there anyone that knows what happened to these? All I get is a "file not found on the system" error when I try to open any of the PDFs.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: AngusBangus on December 06, 2012, 10:39:28 AM
Sorry to necropost as my first post but is there anyone that knows what happened to these? All I get is a "file not found on the system" error when I try to open any of the PDFs.
No idea... Chrome is giving me a malware warning on the http://cd3wd.com/cd3wd/ site... I did download all of the zip files listed above. Each one is 4GB. I can put them up on my website and send you a link to download if you're interested. Send me PM.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Bradbn4 on December 08, 2012, 09:03:47 AM
No idea... Chrome is giving me a malware warning on the http://cd3wd.com/cd3wd/ site... I did download all of the zip files listed above. Each one is 4GB. I can put them up on my website and send you a link to download if you're interested. Send me PM.

It looks like one of their pages got hacked - still showing that issue - however; http://cd3wd.com looks safe.  The info I found showed there were issues on 5 Dec 2012 - so the problem could have been cleaned up by now.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Alterios on December 08, 2012, 03:00:00 PM
I don't think it has cleared up. :( Avast (my anti-virus) just popped up the following blocked malware attempt.

URL:   http://tahfifak.ru/count17.php
Process:   C:\Users\Alterios\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome.exe
Infection:   URL:Mal

I got this when I tried to go to http://cd3wd.com/data/index.htm
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: AngusBangus on December 19, 2012, 02:38:02 PM
I don't think it has cleared up. :( Avast (my anti-virus) just popped up the following blocked malware attempt.

URL:   http://tahfifak.ru/count17.php
Process:   C:\Users\Alterios\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome.exe
Infection:   URL:Mal

I got this when I tried to go to http://cd3wd.com/data/index.htm
Again, if you're super-interested, I already have the ISOs... got them last year. I can burn them to DVDs and send them to you. PM if interested.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: CopperKnight on December 19, 2012, 06:14:55 PM
Since the thread has been brought back to life, here is another web location with tons of data.  It has scanned books, .pdf's, copies of web pages, magazine articles, forum threads; lots of stuff:

http://www.pssurvival.com/

Some of it is very useful, some of it has minor value. I found it to be well worth the download time to be able to browse through some of the subjects.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Roswell on February 07, 2013, 10:04:39 AM
Excellent post CopperKnight!

Alterios, no need to apologizing for resurrecting old posts. Unlike some forums, we highly encourage it if it adds something to the topic and you definitely did. It appears some changes have been made to the website (cd3wd.com) and a lot of the former links are no longer valid.  You can still access the material though via the link below.

http://cd3wd.com/data/index.htm (http://cd3wd.com/data/index.htm)

However, according to the statement posted below from that same URL (http://cd3wd.com/data/index.htm (http://cd3wd.com/data/index.htm)), they just don't offer CD downloads. Instead, you have to download it in smaller pieces. They do encourage others to spread the info as well so, if AngusBangus wants to host them on his site, they will be fine with it. They will even link to it if he wants to let them.

See below, especially the part I bolded.

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Note that our website http://cd3wd.com/data/ will be used only for microdownloads and for browsing. Microdownloads can be of one, several, many or even all pdf and/or zip files, and can best be done by using Free Download Manager, which is downloadable from the web. We will produce and provide .csv and text files to assist in that process. Microdownloads are the only feasible download method for almost all Third World locations, where downloading 4.33 GB chunks is and will remain a dream for many years to come. Note that the DVD Player titles jpg files are offered for microdownload in zip files - one zip file per title - with average size about 20 MB (400 pages). We no longer offer direct downloads of disks nor do we ourselves organise torrent downloads (but others are welcome to organise and host torrents using our material). But do not worry - you can download everything or as much as you want using microdownloads with Free Download Manager as immediately above. We encourage friends of cd3wd to do microdownloads and then to re-upload to their own websites and host parts of or even the complete cd3wd in parallel to ourselves. We will provide links to all these parallel sites. This creates a more sustainable model and keeps our data traffic allocation from exceeding our monthly limit (which then costs us money. which we do not have). If you do not already have a website, we would recommend Brinkster Web Hosting, who very kindly give us their $36/month package for free. Their US$ 6.99/month package is particularly good value, giving 200 Gb space and 2000 GB per month web traffic.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: AngusBangus on February 11, 2013, 10:57:02 AM
Excellent post CopperKnight!

Alterios, no need to apologizing for resurrecting old posts. Unlike some forums, we highly encourage it if it adds something to the topic and you definitely did. It appears some changes have been made to the website (cd3wd.com) and a lot of the former links are no longer valid.  You can still access the material though via the link below.

http://cd3wd.com/data/index.htm (http://cd3wd.com/data/index.htm)

However, according to the statement posted below from that same URL (http://cd3wd.com/data/index.htm (http://cd3wd.com/data/index.htm)), they just don't offer CD downloads. Instead, you have to download it in smaller pieces. They do encourage others to spread the info as well so, if AngusBangus wants to host them on his site, they will be fine with it. They will even link to it if he wants to let them.

See below, especially the part I bolded.


Thanks for the prompting, Roswell... I'll do a blog post and provide links to them. I'll keep it up if I can support the traffic, which I suspect I will be able to do given my infrequent posting. I'll report back here with a link to my site once that's done. I'll aim for one night this week.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: split poplar farm on July 28, 2014, 11:42:26 AM
I'm getting a statement saying a log in is required.  Is this information somewhere else now?

Thanks!
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Roswell on July 30, 2014, 07:44:06 AM
I'm getting a statement saying a log in is required.  Is this information somewhere else now?

Thanks!

Keep checking back. Apparently they got hacked. If you do a google search for "cd3wd" someone changed the site name to "#saveGaza" and locked everyone out - hacked by blah blah blah (Someone claiming to be an anti-Israel, Muslim)

 :wtf:

Weird.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: split poplar farm on July 30, 2014, 06:50:53 PM
that's unfortunate!  I guess I'll check back after this crisis but before the next one...

if anyone else gets in, please post!
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: split poplar farm on July 30, 2014, 06:57:29 PM
Is this the same stuff?  If so, it's another way to get to it...

http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/CD3WD/INDEX.HTM
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: Roswell on July 31, 2014, 09:51:32 AM
It is the same stuff, but I don't think it is complete. That site says the version is from 2006. Still a pretty large chunk of it.

I did find a torrent mirror site that looks up to date.  You may want to pick and choose unless you have a spare Terabyte of data or so...  :o

http://66.236.78.139/mirrors/cd3wd/ (http://66.236.78.139/mirrors/cd3wd/)

If you don't have a torrent downloader, try uTorrent for free. That's what I use and I've never had issues.  http://www.utorrent.com/downloads/win (http://www.utorrent.com/downloads/win)
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: AngusBangus on August 14, 2014, 10:34:52 AM
CD3WD (http://dillonallen.com/CD3WD/) on my hosting account.

I'm still compressing the files into 7-zip formats to drop the filesize to 3.7GB and uploading. Perhaps when you read this they will all be there.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: AngusBangus on August 25, 2014, 06:41:53 AM
All 7 disks are now available in 7z format on my website
CD3WD (http://dillonallen.com/CD3WD/)

If you don't have it, 7-zip is a free open source compression/extraction utility that compresses more effectively than ZIP protocol.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: HazBrowncoat on October 04, 2014, 10:36:19 PM
All 7 disks are now available in 7z format on my website
That's awesome, thank you SO much!  :happydance:
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: AngusBangus on October 12, 2014, 09:33:29 PM
That's awesome, thank you SO much!  :happydance:
No problem. It's quite a bit of info, some seemingly repetitious, but there are some good articles in the collection.
Title: Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
Post by: ttubravesrock on January 28, 2015, 12:47:52 PM
Thanks Angus.

I'm working on downloading this from work where I don't have a data limit.