How to Survive Off the Grid

How to Survive Off the Grid

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From Backyard Homesteads to Bunkers (and Everything in Between)

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Simon & Schuster US, 2016, 224 Seiten, Format: 20x24,5x2 cm, Artikeltyp: Englisches Buch, ISBN-10: 1681881527, EAN: 9781681881522, Bestell-Nr: 68188152UA

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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!

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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


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