PDA's Bushcraft training tools

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ScottC

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Now all I need are some books to download to it.

Anyone know where they could be got or even better, why doesn't bushcraftuk start up an e-book section that some of the techie people could do. That would be sooooooooo cooool! :eek:):
 

TheViking

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Kath: what about the australian outdoor manual?? :) I believe Scott has the link. There's also a vehicle part in.
 

Kath

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why doesn't bushcraftuk start up an e-book section that some of the techie people could do. That would be sooooooooo cooool!
Um I think copyright laws might have something to do with it ... :wink:

So anyone want to compile a list of books that they would want. You never know the publishers might spot it and realize there's a market for putting out ebook reader formats for PDAs...

Mine would be (to start with at least):

Food for Free
Collins Gems: Trees, Wildlife, Flowers, Birds
Complete British Wildlife
 

ScottC

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the members could contribute to it and get together photos etc and the computer lords can put it all together.
 

Kath

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As someone who works as a writer I can say that would be a huge project representing a LOT of hard work for no return. It's a nice idea though, Scott! :wink:
 

ScottC

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Kath said:
As someone who works as a writer I can say that would be a huge project representing a LOT of hard work for no return. It's a nice idea though, Scott! :wink:
I'm not saying that one person would have to sit down and do it. We could all contribute to various bits just like everyone contributes to the forums, sharing their knowledge etc.
 

dtalbot

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Kath said:
Um I think copyright laws might have something to do with it ... :wink:

So anyone want to compile a list of books that they would want. You never know the publishers might spot it and realize there's a market for putting out ebook reader formats for PDAs...

Mine would be (to start with at least):

Food for Free
Collins Gems: Trees, Wildlife, Flowers, Birds
Complete British Wildlife
Good start,
I'd add one or more of HFW's cook books for some extra ideas about what do do with the sucessful forrage!
Cheers
David
 

familne

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Scott

Take a look at Total PDA, they have some pretty good deals on clearance and refurbished PDA's. I've got an iPAQ 3970 with a 256mb sd card. I've got memory map on it and it works pretty well.
 
Young Bushman said:
What PDA would be good for downloading e-books etc and taking pictures for recording bushcraft information, also one where something like memory map can be put on it. And also infared/wireless access. Maximum price £200
The best one i found (was a few months ago so may now bw out of date)

is the O2 XDA2 which has a built in Camera and the bigest on board memory 128mb and the fastest chip ie 400mhz (like i say this may be old hat now )

Oh its a phone as well if you can get any decent signal from O2 :roll: which i cant :yikes:

oh its also smaller than most others even before you consider you dont need a separate phone

Have memory map loaded as well as Marine charts etc

I still havent found any ebooks to suit what i would like

But what you really want is an interactive book that helps you ID stuff
by selecting characteristics like leaf shape etc then when you found it has all the info you need including what you want to do with it

then you tag it on memory map so you can find it later :eek:): with your own photo and info etc if helpfull

and dont forget to log a reminder in the calender/Outlook to come back later in the year when the plant or fruits are going to be ready to collect


ATB

Dunc
 

tenbears10

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Hope this isn't too off your thread but can I put ebooks on my ipod and read them in the field?

I will look into it but just wondered if any of you knew.

Bill
 

MarkG

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Not sure about the Ipod but I can recommend the XDA 2. If your looking at getting one though it might be best to wait for the XDA 2i to come out (should be really soon) It's got a slide down keyboard and a much better camera. Should be about the same price too.
 

dtalbot

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I've got a brill little IPAQ 5450 which does the job and has built in wifi for where the wirless internet reaches so I can get on here on my travels!
Cheers
David