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Offline Mr. Blank

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MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« 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.
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Note: scroll down a ways to get to the project stuff.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 11:42:38 AM by Trioxin »

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #1 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
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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #2 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?

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 04:47:11 AM »
Wow, lots of great info.  Thanks!

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 04:49:49 PM »
Thanks Mr. Blank and Firetoad
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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009, 12:23:01 AM »
what is all that ??and were is it from?/

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009, 08:03:52 PM »
(This thread has been selected as a “best of” thread by Heavy G.  You can search for “best of” threads by using that term in the search mode.  Everyone on the forum is encouraged to reply to a post they think is “best of” worthy so we can all search for them.  For more information on the “best of” thing, see http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=3423.0 )

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #9 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

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #10 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........

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #11 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
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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2009, 06:34:03 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.

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,
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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2009, 12:10:00 AM »
Does anybody know if this stuff is included in the AT LIBRARY set?

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #14 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

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #15 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(*).ZIP as the URL and then set the progress from 1 - 44 (default) is 1-100.

HTH

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #16 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!

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #17 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


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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2010, 02:57:52 PM »
You may want to try DownThemAll.
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.

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #20 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

Hope this helps some of you!

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #22 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 . 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....

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #23 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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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #24 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.

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #25 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

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #26 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.

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #28 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.

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Re: MASSIVE collection of DIY project manuals
« Reply #29 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