How to Survive Off the Grid: From Backyard Bunkers, to


How to Survive Off the Grid: From Backyard Bunkers, to Homesteads and Everything in Between (Outdoorlife) For anyone whos ever dreamed of leaving it all behind and heading for the hills, this book can make that a reality Concrete, useful hints cover everything from raising chickens in your urban backyard to going totally off the grid in your all solar log cabinA guide for the modern homesteader, this covers energy efficiency, finding and pumping your own water, keeping chickens, goats, bees, and other critters, and muchfrom a practical hands on perspective Table of Contents PART ONE GETTING STARTED Stake Your Claim Decide how far off the grid you really want to get, choose your spot, and take the plunge or adapt these hints to asuburban or even urban lifestyle Gimme Shelter Options for shelters, ranging from simple cabins to modern tiny houses, andWet Wild Dig a well, collect rainwater, and handle plumbing matters of all sorts The Heat Is On Off the grid and toasty with your own water heater, woodstove, or energy efficient modern fireplace I Got the Power Set up a solar panel, run a house off batteries, or live like the Ingalls family by candlelight PART TWO LIVE THE DREAM Plan for Feast not Famine How to ensure that you have what you need to not just eat, but feast all year on your own bounty Grow a Garden Living off your own fruits and veggies Trees of Life Orchards for even the smallest piece of land, for your own fruits and nuts Amber Waves of Grain How small time farmers can grow big time crops Bunnies and Chickens Small scale livestock that even an apartment dweller can raise Goats in the Yard Farming mid size critters for food Hello, Bossy Cows, horses, and other big animals Fish Friends Start a fish farm for yourself, and for the truly adventurous, try cooking up your local bugs PART THREE SURVIVE OFF THE GRID Go Native How to live off the grid in a truly primitive fashion, like a modern caveman Hunt Fish Eat natures bounty without farming Eat Well Long term How to make things like bacon and cheese from animals you farm yourself, store and plant seeds, etc And most importantly, brew your own beer and grow your own coffee Live Like a Pioneer Make furniture, cook up your own soap, make simple clothing, distill booze, and other lost arts of premodern life Survive Hard Times If youre off the grid because society has fallen, youll need aadvanced skillset How to build a bunker, protect your livestock, and trick out a Road Warrior worthy vehicle Stay Healthy Medical care for people who cant get to the doctor With high quality design, amazing illustrations, and a durable flexicoverthis comprehensive lifestyle book is the perfect gift

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