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 THEREEnsure 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, wipe-clean flexicover with metallic corner-guards—this comprehensive lifestyle book is the perfect gift!
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