This week’s installment of Saturday Reads (and admittedly a day late) is not another zombie fiction novel, but it will come in handy in case there ever is a zombie apocalypse. It’s simply called Pocket Ref and it is a compendium of everything you’ll ever need to know in the event of a total societal breakdown. And the best part is all 768 pages fit into your pocket.
Meant as a reference guide for engineers, contractors, etc, Pocket Ref has detailed information topics ranging from chemistry, weather, first aid, plumbing and many, many more. Let’s say the zombie infection has begun. Want to find out if those clouds on horizon mean rain before you leave town? Page 652. Need to tie down an infected human but unsure of what knot to use? Page 537. Cell Phone networks down and need to communicate via semaphore code? Page 241.
Everything from the mundane (listings of holidays, zip codes, and time zones) to the esoteric (friction loss in pipes, thermal expansion coefficients) is in Pocket Ref. If you’ve ever thought a zombie attack could happen and want to be prepared, make sure you’ve got a copy of this book.