I did a quick google-search on your Kobo and found that you should be able to view .pdf files as well as many other formated files. If you want to, you can download lots of .pdf survival-information-files, start right here in the Fiction / NonFiction zone for stories of survival and such.
Visit DrumRunners as well - lots of .pdf files there to look through.
As far as pure Kobo ebooks, I will see if I can find a software-package that will allow me to create my own ebooks in native Kobo format. If that is possible, that could open-up a whole 'nother area of sharing information.
naekid thanks for the info, if you have the time to meet up im in calgary for the next week or so, im not too handy on the computer , have some very good books in pdf i would like to put on my e book , would be happy to buy you lunch pm me if interested, thanks