The Preparedness Encyclopedia v9 News Speel

Everywhere you look in 2020 there are signs of global panic taking hold as the system we once knew comes to a breaking point. This panic seems to be felt worldwide and comes in the forms of:
● A worldwide pandemic which continues to spread rapidly throughout most nations, causing shutdowns of most shops, millions of layoffs and an economy artificially propped up;
● National unrest and widespread riots in a multitude of countries such as America, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Brazil, Paris, the United Kingdom, Canada and Chile among others;
● Brewing tensions between multiple countries such as China and India, Egypt and Ethiopia, and Turkey and Greece each of which has the potential to escalate to war;
● Colossal plagues of locusts in Africa that have never been seen for hundreds of years, causing mass food shortages for much of the continent;
● The ongoing conflict between Israel and Muslim countries escalated by the annexation;
● And to top it off the terrifying increase in earthquakes around the world in both frequency and magnitude.

People are beginning to wake up and ask the bigger questions like: “What if the system doesn’t re-stabilize?”, “What if I lose my job permanently and can’t afford to feed my family?”, “What if the economy collapses due to the shutdowns?”, “What effects will the 2020 U.S. election have on the world?”, “What are the causes behind the madness?”. Unfortunately most people don’t have answers to their questions and are at the end of their rope. They simply can’t handle the daily stress and utter chaos in the world anymore and choose to take the easy way out, sadly as someone I knew recently did.

TPE is becoming more relevant by the minute as the face of our planet vastly changes day by day. What we once knew, even back in January is now a distant memory, in a time when the problems of the world couldn’t be further away. This chaos is now in our own countries, cities, towns and amidst our own families causing dissent and the breaking down of the very fabric of our society.

I recommend we all dust off our bug-out plans to ensure they are up to date and are still viable in the chance you need to use them in the coming months. Go through your BOBs and ensure your food is still within their expiry dates and your purification tables and other medicines are also within their limits. It may also be wise to purchase any last minute items which you were eyeing off just in case the economy does take a fall and you aren’t able to purchase gear any more.

It may be too late to start prepping now if you aren’t prepared already as many of the supply chains are broken, people are panic buying, riots are ensuing the world, millions are out of jobs and businesses remain shut. There is no easy way out of the downward spiral that we’re currently in, especially when the economies of the world remain closed and lawlessness abounds. The evil behind it all is to break the stranglehold of capitalism we’re in and institute socialism in America and a global government to rule over the nations of the world. This is being accomplished methodically through the dismantling of: the law (law enforcement and policies); harmony (blacks vs whites, rich vs poor); the values (traditional biblical values) and the history (statues and historical art) to allow a rebirth of a new world order from the ashes of capitalism, brought about by the very people living within its borders in every country.

The future of the planet seems grim at the moment and the decline will continue as morality and the values our great countries were founded on continue to be eroded. The conspiracies section in this guide focuses on the goals of this stealthy subversion and the continued demise of godly countries, including real world examples of how each one is being fulfilled or has been fulfilled. If you’re losing hope in humanity, terrified of what is to come, scared to leave your house or are asking any of the questions mentioned above, you should look at the only source which has been completely accurate to date – the bible. The stage is almost completely set for the end times to occur, where everything will change in the twinkling of an eye and a string of disasters of ‘biblical’ proportions take place. If you don’t believe any of it, that’s fine – just keep in mind the events which have to be fulfilled below and return when they happen.

Keep your eyes out for the release of version 9 of The Preparedness Encyclopedia in August 2020.

The Preparedness Encyclopedia (TPE) – Version 8

The seventh version of The Preparedness Encyclopedia has been released! You can find it at the link below.
Download TPE Here

If you’re not sure what it’s all about:
“The Preparedness Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and portable collection of crucial information designed exclusively to assist in your survival from any catastrophe that may arise, and to help in the rebuilding of society afterwards.”

I’ve been working on this personal preparedness guide almost every day since June 2017 when I started prepping and wanted a collection of information in a single document on my phone. It has grown substantially over time and now contains over 3.45 million words, so I decided to share it with the public. I designed the PDF to easily be put on a mobile device and forgotten until needed and can be searched for any particular needs during disasters.

Version 8 features the conversion of the rest of the guide to the new, larger and easier to read style. A title page was added to make it feel more like a book. There are also major updates to the INJURY, ELECTRICITY and LOCATIONS categories and a smaller update to the Pandemic section in MAN-MADE DISASTERS alongside lots of minor fixes and changes throughout the guide.

The guide is constrained to a size limit of 100mb but it’s currently well below that at about 55mb. It’s also designed to be fast and to be read on your mobile device by any PDF reader while you’re on the go, which will make it easy to use during any disaster (as long as you have power). It can be read on phones, tablets, laptops or desktops and easily be transferred between them based on your needs.

For details on what’s new in this version, see the “UPDATES” section in the guide.

Traditional vs Modern Ethics

This is a table on topics such as Abortion, Marriage and Homosexuality describing the opposing viewpoints between Modern and Traditional thought processes with bible verses backing up the traditional view.

Today we see our world falling into chaos, one news headline after another as we lose the traditional and Godly values which used to uphold our society.

Why is a person who was a man allowed to compete against women in weightlifting?
Why are so many mothers killing their babies in abortion only to later regret it and contemplate suicide?
Why are men who dress up as women allowed to read stories to children in libraries?
Why are so many people convinced they evolved from chimps and not divinely created?
Why can’t parents discipline their children physically anymore, causing rebellious teens and adults?
These are some of the questions discussed in the PDF.

You can view the table here, (don’t forget to download)
Modern vs Traditional Ethics

This is an extract from my primary guide “The Preparedness Encyclopedia”.

The Preparedness Encyclopedia (TPE) – Version 7

The seventh version of The Preparedness Encyclopedia has been released! You can find it at the link below.
Download TPE Here

If you’re not sure what it’s all about:
“The Preparedness Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and portable collection of crucial information designed exclusively to assist in your survival from any catastrophe that may arise, and to help in the rebuilding of society afterwards.”

I’ve been working on this guide almost every day since June 2017 and it has substantially grown from 10 categories to 82 and contains 25,700+ rows of valuable information. The PDF file is designed to be put on a mobile device and forgotten until needed and can be searched for your particular needs during disasters – but as preppers we should be practicing our skills on a daily basis to give us the best fighting chance.

Version 7 contains a COLOSSAL visual update to 70% of the guide converting most of the data from the ‘cell format’ to an easier to read ‘Word Document’ format. Sorry it’s taken so long! This should greatly reduce the need to zoom into it as much. Most of this update consists of the new formatting but there is also quite a bit of new content in many of the categories, but particularly in SHELTER and GEOGRAPHY.

The guide is constrained to a size limit of 100mb but it’s currently well below that at about 49mb. It’s also designed to be fast and to be read on your mobile device by any PDF reader while you’re on the go, which will make it easy to use during any disaster (as long as you have power). It can be read on phones, tablets, laptops or desktops and easily be transferred between them based on your needs.

For details on what’s new in this version, see the “UPDATES” section in the guide.

The Preparedness Encyclopedia (TPE) – Version 6

The sixth version of The Preparedness Encyclopedia has been released! You can find it at the link below.
Download TPE Here

If you’re not sure what it’s all about:
“The Preparedness Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and portable collection of crucial information designed exclusively to assist in your survival from any catastrophe that may arise, and to help in the rebuilding of society afterwards.”

The guide is constrained to a size limit of 100mb but it’s currently well below that at about 43mb. It’s also designed to be fast and to be read on your mobile device by any PDF reader while you’re on the go, which will make it easy to use during any disaster (as long as you have power). It can be read on phones, tablets, laptops or desktops and easily be transferred between them based on your needs.

For details on what’s new in this version, see below or the “UPDATES” section in the guide.

Updates:

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Fixed the broken text sizers
for Robinson Crusoe in
ENTERTAINMENT

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Fixed multiple things picked
up by reddit users

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Changed the subcategory
heading spacing

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Added more Nonograms to
ENTERTAINMENT

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Added Journaling to
ENTERTAINMENT

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Added Seed Bank to
GARDENING

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Updated various sections in
GARDENING

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Updated Earthquakes in
NATURAL DISASTERS

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Altered the headings in
NATURAL DISASTERS

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Added Atmosphere to
WEATHER

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Altered multiple
subcategories in NATURAL
DISASTERS

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Updated Wildfires in
NATURAL DISASTERS

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Updated Meteorite in
NATURAL DISASTERS

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Added Monsoons to Flood
in NATURAL DISASTERS

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Updated the layout in
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

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Added Nutrients to
NUTRITION

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Added Malnutrition to
NUTRITION

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Added Eating Disorder to
NUTRITION

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Added Obesity to
NUTRITION

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Added Starvation to
NUTRITION

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Added Global Nutrition
Challenges to NUTRITION

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Added Intake to Vitamins in
NUTRITION

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Updated the Minerals
section in NUTRITION

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Added Famine to MAN-MADE DISASTERS


Removed Global Warming
from MAN-MADE DISASTERS

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Added Discipline to
LEADERSHIP

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Added Crimes to
LEADERSHIP

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Added information to
WOODWORKING

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Added text messages to
the page count generator.

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Added Circulatory System
to MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Digestive System to
MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Excretory System to
MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Endocrine System to
MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Integumentary
System to MEDICAL –
GENERAL

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Added Exocrine System to
MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Immune System to
MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Lymphatic System
to MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Muscular System to
MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Nervous System to
MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Urinary System to
MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Reproductive
System to MEDICAL –
GENERAL

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Added Respiratory System
to MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Skeletal System to
MEDICAL – GENERAL

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Added Haematopoietic
System to MEDICAL –
GENERAL

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Added a title to the top of
the sheet

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Added a lot of information
in the GEAR section.

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Recreated the whole GEAR
section for ease of reading.

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Fixed the automated page
count formula.

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Changed the Update
Marker text.

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Added more recipes to
RECIPES

The Preparedness Encyclopedia (TPE) – Version 5

The fifth version of The Preparedness Encyclopedia has been released! You can find it at the link below.
Download TPE Here

If you’re not sure what it’s all about, I developed a one sentence elevator pitch of its purpose:

“The Preparedness Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and portable collection of crucial information designed exclusively to assist in your survival from any catastrophe that may arise, and to help in the rebuilding of society afterwards.”

The guide is constrained to a size limit of 100mb but it’s currently well below that at about 40mb. It’s also designed to be fast and to be read on your mobile device by any PDF reader while you’re on the go, which will make it easy to use during any disaster (as long as you have power). It can be read on phones, tablets, laptops or desktops and easily be transferred between them based on your needs.

For details on what’s new in this version, see below or the “UPDATES” section in the guide.

Updates

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Modified various small
things throughout the
document

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Added words to multiple
categories in DICTIONARY

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Added My Questions to FAQ

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Updated The Rapture in
Mass Destruction

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Added Solar Fire Starters to
FIRE

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Added Spontaneous
Combustion to FIRE

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Updated Various Sections
in FIRE

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Updated Prepping Basics in
PREPAREDNESS

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Reworked the CREDITS
section

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Updated SHTF Planning in
PREPAREDNESS

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Made the subcategory
headings thicker
Updates

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Fixed the row height issue
crushing text in the PDF

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Added Darkness to LIGHT

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Modified column B-D’s text
size

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Changed the subcategory
heading text size and
spacing

+
Added Line Strengtheners
to Category Headings

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Updated Complex
Concepts in ENTERTAINMENT

+
Added Audio to Electronic
Entertainment in
ENTERTAINMENT

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Added Audio to
ENTERTAINMENT

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Fixed the overflowing text
in Robin Crusoe

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Changed the subsubcategory heading text
size and spacing

~
Fixed minor things
throughout the whole
document

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Updated the Plan
Template in PREPAREDNESS

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Updated various types of
gear in GEAR

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Enlarged the update cells
markers in UPDATES

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Enlarged Every Categories
Initial Text Size to 13

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Added the Chinese
Character List to LANGUAGE

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Added Language
Introductions to LANGUAGE

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Added more Language
Translations to LANGUAGE

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Added Active Denial
System to WEAPONS

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Added Panic Level to Local
Disasters

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Merged the LOCAL
DISASTERS category with
the GLOBAL DISASTERS
category

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Renamed the GLOBAL
DISASTERS category to
DISASTER TIMELINES
Updates

+
Added and updated skills
in SKILLS

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Added the Skills Analyser to
SKILLS

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Added the Skill Training
Field to SKILLS

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Added various sections to
PREPAREDNESS

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Added Pandemic to MANMADE DISASTERS

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Added Protest to MANMADE DISASTERS

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Added Riot to MAN-MADE
DISASTERS

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Added Civil War to MANMADE DISASTERS

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Added Economic Collapse
to MAN-MADE DISASTERS

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Added Strike to MAN-MADE
DISASTERS

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Added Edibility Test to
FORAGING

The Preparedness Encyclopedia (TPE) – Version 4

The fourth version of The Preparedness Encyclopedia has been released! You can find it at my website via the link below.
Download TPE Here

If you’re not sure what it’s all about, I developed a one sentence elevator pitch of its purpose:

“The Preparedness Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and portable collection of crucial information designed exclusively to assist in your survival from any catastrophe that may arise and to assist in the rebuilding of society afterwards.”

The guide is constrained to a size limit of 100mb but it’s currently well below that at about 38mb. It’s also designed to be fast and to be read on your mobile device by any PDF reader while you’re on the go, which will make it easy to use during any disaster (as long as you have power). It can be read on phones, tablets, laptops or desktops and easily be transferred between them based on your needs.

For details on what’s new in this version, see the “UPDATES” section in the guide which is the very last category.

The Preparedness Encyclopedia (TPE) – Version 3

The third version of The Preparedness Encyclopedia has been released! You can find it at my website via the link below. Yeah, I forgot to write a post releasing the second version, thus the jump straight to this version.
Download TPE Here

If you’re not sure what it’s all about, I developed a one sentence elevator pitch of its purpose:

“The Preparedness Encyclopedia is a comprehensive and portable collection of crucial information designed exclusively to assist in your survival from any catastrophe that may arise and to assist in the rebuilding of society afterwards.”

The guide is constrained to a size limit of 100mb but it’s currently well below that at about 35mb. It’s also designed to be fast and to be read on your mobile device by any PDF reader while you’re on the go, which will make it easy to use during any disaster (as long as you have power). It can be read on phones, tablets, laptops or desktops and easily be transferred between them based on your needs.

For details on what’s new in this version, see the “UPDATES” section in the guide which is the very last category.

Preparedness Map Icons

There isn’t much of a good selection of mapping icons on the internet today, particularly preparedness related ones. So lately I’ve been spending a bit of time creating a matching set of my own so I can use them for marking important features on maps.

They are all 512x512px so are great quality and are a simple enough design to be understood even when they are displayed at a tiny size. The most comprehensive set I could find on the internet for free was on “https://mapicons.mapsmarker.com/” which I was using prior to creating my own. The problem with this set is that the full download of icons skips some of the icons that can be found if you download the packs individually. Download the full pack and then the food icons and check one-by-one to see if all the food icons are in the full pack and you’ll see what I mean – unless they fixed this of course. Also you can’t customise the entire set of icons if you download them all at once so you’ll be stuck with whatever colours they have. I also found that they were far too detailed for being displayed on small maps on high PPI devices like my Samsung Galaxy S8+.

Not to hate on the producer because they’re doing great work especially considering they are free, but far fewer lines can convey the same message of the icon and make it simpler to understand. Below are a few examples of their icons and the ones I compiled. Take particular notice to the sushi icon where it’s hard enough to tell what it is at 100x100px and not 30×30 which is what it would generally be displayed as on a map. I also say “compiled” earlier because I didn’t draw the icons, simply added a background, rescaled them to fit better and sometimes combined two icons to better describe what I was going for such as my “Stealth Camping” icon. That’s why when you look at the full quality version there are diagonal lines over the icon. I’m not using them for commercial purposes and I only need 1/20th of the original quality so I figured why not use them as the lines can’t be rendered when they are displayed that small anyway. So this is why I can’t unfortunately upload a RAR of all 1,011 icons.

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I’m not a fan of the arrow point at the bottom of the images as well since Alpine Quest centres the icons in the middle and can’t be set at the bottom. Even if I could I’d prefer to have the icon on the spot it’s found at, but I’m sure most people would like the arrow due to being able to see exactly the location it’s at.

Here’s a few more of the icons I created sorted into the categories I like to have which make it easier to find what I want:


Attractions
Anything that provides entertainment from a theatre to camping.
IconIconIcon

Events
Events that can affect a location such as wars and car crashes.
IconIconIcon

Food
Any types of locations you can purchase food or drink.
IconIconIcon

Information
Informational queues about a location or anything that doesn’t come under another category.
IconIconIcon

Nature
Any natural elements such as mountains or animals.
IconIconIcon

Places
Any modern places you can visit such as buildings or parks that don’t come under attractions.
IconIconIcon

Routes
Preparedness planning such as bug out routes and cache locations.
IconIconIcon

Shops
Any modern shops excluding food shops.
IconIconIcon

Sport
All types of sports and sports grounds.
IconIconIcon

Transport
Transportation of all types from aircraft to ferries.
IconIconIcon

Utilities
Utilities that are common in today’s age such as government centres, hospitals or police stations.
IconIconIcon


MOBAC .bsh Map Files

Lately I’ve been downloading maps of my region for bug-out planning and redundancies if the internet goes down. It’s been extremely helpful so far especially when camping in areas without internet access as well as marking points of interest on Alpine Quest for future reference.

However it wasn’t easy to find usable maps to download, especially when I have to “code” the .bsh files myself to make the maps downloadable via MOBAC.

I have uploaded some map files usable with any MOBAC version that can read the .bsh files which is typically version 2.0.0 onwards. This lets you view and download any portion of the map. All you have to do is place them in the “mapsource” folder of MOBAC and restart the program (if it’s open already).

Note: Don’t download more than you need or these services may block all connections from MOBAC and then nobody can download any maps. MOBAC has a built in limit of 500,000 tiles as it is and that already seems a bit too large for people’s needs.

The “z__” number in the file name is the maximum zoom level of that map. So Google Terrain only goes down to zoom level 15, where Google Maps goes to z20.


The map files are as follows and have an example image from Sydney showing what that map looks like:

Google Maps
• Max Zoom: Zoom 20
• Map Extent: Worldwide
• Map Type: Detail Map
Download Google Maps Bash File

MOBAC bsh Files
Fig1. – Google Maps. (Detail Map)

Google Terrain
• Max Zoom: Zoom 15
• Map Extent: Worldwide
• Map Type: Topographic Map
Download Google Terrain Bash File

MOBAC bsh Files
Fig2. – Google Terrain. (Topographic Map)

Google Hybrid
• Max Zoom: Zoom 20
• Map Extent: Worldwide
• Map Type: Hybrid Map
Download Google Hybrid Bash File

MOBAC bsh Files
Fig3. – Google Satellite Hybrid. (Satellite w/Place Names)

Google Satellite
• Max Zoom: Zoom 20
• Map Extent: Worldwide
• Map Type: Satellite Map
Download Google Satellite Bash File

MOBAC bsh Files
Fig4. – Google Satellite. (Satellite wo/place names)

Open Street Map – Transport
• Max Zoom: Zoom 18
• Map Extent: Worldwide
• Map Type: Transport Map
Download Open Street Map – Transport Bash File

MOBAC bsh Files
Fig5. – Open Street Map – Transport. (Transport Map)

Open Street Map – Humanitarian
• Max Zoom: Zoom 18
• Map Extent: Worldwide
• Map Type: Specialist Map
Download Open Street Map – Humanitarian Bash File

MOBAC bsh Files
Fig6. – Open Street Map – Humanitarian. (Specialist Map)

Queensland Topo
• Max Zoom: Zoom 15
• Map Extent: Australia – Queensland
• Map Type: Topographic Map
Download QTopo Bash File

MOBAC bsh Files
Fig7. – Queensland Topo Map. (Topographic Map)

If you’d like me to make a .bsh of a mapping service found on the internet let me know the site and I’ll give it a go depending on how busy I am.