How to Survive Off the Grid

From Backyard Homesteads to Bunkers (and Everything in Between)

About The Book

For anyone who has ever dreamed of leaving it all behind and heading for the hills, survival expert and three-time New York Times bestselling author, Tim MacWelch, makes that a reality with How to Survive Off the Grid. Concrete, useful hints cover everything from raising chickens in your urban backyard to going totally off the grid in your all-solar log cabin.

A guide for the modern homesteader this covers energy efficiency, finding and pumping your own water, keeping chickens, goats, bees, and other critters, and much more from a practical hands-on perspective.

GET THERE Decide how far off the grid you want to get, choose your spot, and take the plunge (or adapt these hints to a more suburban or even urban lifestyle)
Stake Your Claim
Gimme Shelter
Water or Life
The Heat Is On
Power Up


LIVE THERE  Ensure you have enough to eat on a daily basis, and all year round.
More than Meals
Veggies for All
Fruits and Nuts
Amber Waves of Grain
Backyard Critters
Get Your Goat
Have a Cow, Man
Fish & Bugs

 

SURVIVE THERE Eat nature's bounty, build a safe house and nurse yourself back to health 
The Long Haul
Hunt & Fish
Level Up
Safe as Houses
Be Your own Doctor 
Bug Out! 
Into the Wild


 
With high-quality design, amazing illustrations, and a durable flexicover—this comprehensive lifestyle book is the perfect gift!

Excerpt

Good To Know: What It Is & How Long It Lasts
 
Does an unopened bottle of ketchup last longer than a jar of fruity jam? Assuming that you’ve stored your food in a cool, dry, dark place, it should last for its maximum shelf life under these ideal conditions. Here are some relative durations of common foodstuffs.
 
Chocolate chips, semi-sweet: 2 years
Cocoa: 1 year
Honey: indefinitely
Nuts, shelled:  4 months
Olive oil: 6 months
Dry spices:  2-3 years
Cereal (unopened): 6-12 months
Dried fruit (raisins, apricots, etc.): 6-12 months
Jerky, commercial packaged: 12 months
Cookies, packaged: 2 months
Crackers: 8 months
Rice, brown: 6 months
Hot sauce: 5 years unopened
Jam: 2 years
 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (October 4, 2016)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681881522

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