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
Tim MacWelch is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Prepare for Anything, Hunting & Gathering, and How to Survive Anything. He is Outdoor Life magazine's survival blogger. He is also the founder and head instructor of Advanced Survival Training School, where he teaches ordinary people how to live closer to nature and how to use those skills in emergencies.