The everything guide to living off the grid A back-to-basics manual for independent living

Terri Reid

Book - 2011

Learn to live the self-sustaining, self-sufficient, and self-fulfilling life. This practical guide gives you all the information you need to move off the grid. Whether you want to live an eco-friendly life, or just want to incorporate a few key aspects, this is your comprehensive introduction to homestead sustainability.

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Series
Everything series.
Subjects
Published
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media c2011.
Language
English
Item Description
"Includes techniques for an easy off-grid transition!"--Cover.
"Live the self-sustaining, self-sufficient, and self-fulfilling life"--P. [4] of cover.
Physical Description
xii, 291 p. ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-281) and index.
ISBN
9781440512759
1440512752
Main Author
Terri Reid (-)
  • The top 10 reasons to live off the grid
  • The reality of living off the grid
  • Getting out of debt
  • Generating income off the grid
  • There's no place like home
  • Family needs
  • Power supplies
  • Developing your green thumb
  • Starting an orchard
  • Canning and preserving food
  • Building a root cellar
  • Saving seeds
  • The buzz about beekeeping
  • Raising your own
  • Hunting
  • Processing your own mean
  • Your pantry
  • The importance of herbs
  • Water, water, everywhere
  • Dealing with rodents, critters, and pests of all kinds
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Starting today.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Provides advice on moving off the grid, including how to grow produce, process meat, and use alternative energy sources.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Do you want to have electricity and hot water at any time, no matter what's going on outside your property? Do you want to have more control over the things you eat and how they are processed? Do you want your family safe from the worries of a bad economy and crime?If you answered "yes" to these questions, then living off the grid may be for you. Although living off the grid takes some hard work, the benefits make it all worthwhile. This practical guide gives you all the information you'll need to move off the grid, including how to:Grow your own produceRaise, hunt, and process your meatEliminate existing debt to cut off financial tiesBuild a sustainable home from scratchHarvest and reuse waterCreate your own sources of energy Whether you want to live an eco-friendly life or just want to incorporate a few key aspects into your existing day-to-day, this guide is your comprehensive introduction to homestead sustainability.