How to Survive Off the Grid

From Backyard Homesteads to Bunkers (and Everything in Between)

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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 2016)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681881522

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