A lot of persons wonder what homesteading is and how it fits into our modern society. In a nutshell it is a return to being self sufficient, living off the land if you will. As more and more individuals are trying to find ways to save money they are looking at ways to grow what they can. A lot may find it surprising to know that having a boxed garden or a potted garden is an urban way to homestead. This book provides all the information that one could ever want to know on a basic level about homesteading and how to make the transition to becoming more self sufficient. What many individuals fail to realize is that there are individuals that never stopped practicing this way of life and that some are even totally ´´off the grid´´ as they produce everything that they need. It makes for an interesting read and at the end of it all you will start to wonder why you were not doing it in the first place. Everything is presented in a manner that is extremely to understand and in the long run will turn out to be a rather viable solution for any household looking to save. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Hodges. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004887/bk_acx0_004887_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Break free from the daily grind and pollution of modern life and learn how to save money while keeping the planet cleaner and greener, with this ultimate guide to living off-grid.Do you sometimes feel like you´re overworked, overcrowded, and caged in by the city/suburb life? Would you like to experience more of Mother Nature? Have you ever wished to live the good, clean life, living off the earth and eating homegrown food?Have you ever dreamed of dropping off the radar and being at peace with nature but don´t know where to begin?If yes, then keep reading....In Living Off The Grid, Bo Morgan and Kathy Campbell condense all the best tips and tricks that helped them survive a year of unexpected power outage on a small budget into a powerful audiobook that can help you achieve the same feat.In Living Off The Grid, you´re going to discover:How to properly plan for your off-grid lifestyleHow to generate your own power without burning a giant hole in your pocketHow to collect water for domestic use and tips to help you reduce water consumption without diminishing your comfortHow to generate your own heat as well as six safety tips you need to knowHow to get around and stay safe during your outdoor experienceHow to stay connected to the internet while staying off-gridHow to find work or run a home-based business off-gridAnd tons more!Filled with examples and anecdotes from their experiences and jam-packed with practical advice, Living Off the Grid will provide you with everything you need to know about sustainability, self-sufficiency, and homesteading.Whether you´re looking for a guide to help you prepare for when things go belly up, or are simply after the challenge of living off-grid, there´s something in this narration for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bo Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157140/bk_acx0_157140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wherever you are, this audiobook can provide information on how to start a business to fund your self-sufficient lifestyle! Wouldn´t you like to escape the hectic pace of modern life and enjoy a worry-free, self-reliant lifestyle? A lifestyle in which your family builds and shares lasting memories of growing your own food in a natural setting instead of spending hours in front of televisions and computers? Whether you hope to move to the country or simply stay closer to the city, this book will tell you: How to create streams of self-sufficient and passive income wherever you are How you can live a vibrant, healthy lifestyle and take care of yourself and your family How you can get out of debt just as others did on their path to self-sufficiency The 23 critical questions to ask before buying rural property That you can insulate yourself from financial collapse and ´´SHTF´´ doomsday scenarios How to retire happy and how to use homesteading as the new retirement plan Featuring profiles of 18 homesteaders and farmers who share intimate stories of their own journeys toward a healthier, freer, more fulfilling lifestyle, this audiobook provides actionable ideas that you can use to achieve your dream of self-sufficiency. From how others got out of debt, to what to consider before buying land, to the critical steps to take when setting up a sustainable homestead or farmstead business, this book details the strategies that will save you money, generate income, and put you on the path to self-sufficiency. From the best-selling author of The Accidental Farmers. I wrote this book hoping to inspire you to pursue a more self-sufficient lifestyle, just as I did many years ago. Becoming more self-sufficient doesn´t mean you have to go ´´all-in´´, you can choose the level of self-sufficiency you desire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035499/bk_acx0_035499_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Salt Smoke Time:Homesteading and Heritage Techniques for the Modern Kitchen Julie Horowitz/ Marisa Dobson
Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness - and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch. When Papa Pilgrim appeared in the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy with his wife and fifteen children in tow, his new neighbors had little idea of the trouble to come. The Pilgrim Family presented themselves as a shining example of the homespun Christian ideal, with their proud piety and beautiful old-timey music, but their true story ran dark and deep. Within weeks, Papa had bulldozed a road through the mountains to the new family home at an abandoned copper mine, sparking a tense confrontation with the National Park Service and forcing his ghost town neighbors to take sides in an ever-more volatile battle over where a citizen’s rights end and the government’s power begins. In Pilgrim’s Wilderness, veteran Alaska journalist Tom Kizzia unfolds the remarkable, at times harrowing, story of a charismatic spinner of American myths who was not what he seemed, the townspeople caught in his thrall, and the family he brought to the brink of ruin. As Kizzia discovered, Papa Pilgrim was in fact the son of a rich Texas family with ties to Hoover’s FBI and strange, oblique connections to the Kennedy assassination and the movie stars of Easy Rider. And as his fight with the government in Alaska grew more intense, the turmoil in his brood made it increasingly difficult to tell whether his children were messianic followers or hostages in desperate need of rescue. In this powerful piece of Americana, written with uncommon grace and high drama, Kizzia uses his unparalleled access to capture an era-defining clash between environmentalists and pioneers ignited by a mesmerizing sociopath who held a town and a family captive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003558/bk_rand_003558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set on a rugged coastal homestead during the 1970s, This Life Is in Your Hands introduces a superb young writer driven by the need to uncover the truth of a childhood tragedy and connect anew with the beauty and vitality of the back-to-the-land ideal that shaped her early years. In the fall of 1968, Melissa Coleman´s parents, Eliot and Sue - a handsome, idealistic young couple from well-to-do families - pack a few essentials into their VW truck and abandon the complications of modern reality to carve a farm from the woods. They move to a remote peninsula on the coast of Maine and become disciples of Helen and Scott Nearing, authors of the homesteading bible Living the Good Life. On 60 acres of sandy, intractable land, Eliot and Sue begin to forge a new existence, subsisting on the crops they grow and building a home with their own hands. While they establish a happy family and achieve their visionary goals, the pursuit of a purer, simpler life comes at a price. Winters are long and lean, summers frenetic with the work of the harvest, and the distraction of the many young farm apprentices threatens the Colemans´ marriage. Then, one summer day when Melissa is seven, her three-year-old sister, Heidi, wanders off and drowns in the pond where she liked to play. In the wake of the accident, ideals give way to human frailty, divorce, and a mother´s breakdown - and ultimately young Melissa is abandoned to the care of neighbors. What really happened, and who, if anyone, is to blame? This Life Is in Your Hands is the search to understand a complicated past; a true story, both tragic and redemptive, it tells of the quest to make a good life, the role of fate, and the power of forgiveness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002468/bk_harp_002468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why a unicycle? Why a cross-country trip? Why leave a prominent New York magazine and return to the simple life in Kentucky? Reminiscent of classic literary travelogues, Mark Schimmoeller´s Slowspoke: A Unicyclist´s Guide to America takes listeners on an inward, emotional journey as he inches across landscapes and communities from North Carolina to Arizona. Schimmoeller became inspired by his unicycle as an adolescent. It taught him that rushing--whether down the driveway or toward adulthood--would cause a fall, and so, instead of accepting the speeding, straight line that defines modern American life, he adopted his single wheel’s wayward rhythms. Written with poise and humor, Slowspoke is more than a cross-country trip on a unicycle; it´s a meditation on a playful, recalcitrant slowness that is increasingly rare in a culture obsessed with acceleration. At times aching and other times joyful, Schimmoeller intersperses recollections of his journey with vignettes of his present-day, off-the-grid homesteading with his wife in Kentucky and their efforts to save an old-growth forest. Schimmoeller´s personal journey will resonate with anyone who has slowed down to experience life at a unicycle´s speed or who longs to do so, who has fallen in love or searched for it, or who has treasured tall trees or mourned their loss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Schimmoeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020698/bk_adbl_020698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.