The Everything Guide to Living Off the Grid: A back-to-basics manual for independent living (Everything®) (Paperback)

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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 produce
  • Raise, hunt, and process your meat
  • Eliminate existing debt to cut off financial ties
  • Build a sustainable home from scratch
  • Harvest and reuse water
  • Create 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.

About the Author


Terri Reid is a writer with twenty years of off-grid living experience. She has written about self-reliance, sustainable living, and the post-consumer lifestyle in a monthly newspaper column and has appeared in "BackWoods Home Magazine, Scouting Magazine, " the "Washington Post," and the "Chicago Tribune."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781440512759
Publisher: Everything
Publication Date: July 18th, 2011
Pages: 304
Series: Everything®