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.
Easy beekeeping for new-bees. Wouldn’t it be great to raise your own bees, have a fresh supply of honey, and bring thousands of healthy pollinators into your yard? Beekeeping for Beginners is a simple, step-by-step guide that helps you learn the fundamentals of modern beekeeping. You (and your bees) will be buzzing with delight. From picking the right hive and bringing your bees home to surviving winter and collecting honey, experienced beekeeper Amber Bradshaw takes you on an easy-to-follow journey through your first year of beekeeping and beyond. Beekeeping for Beginners includes: Just the essentials - Learn everything you need to know to begin your first colony - written with brand new beekeepers in mind. Modern beekeeping - Start your colony off right with guides that feature the newest practices and current, natural approaches. Learn to speak bee - Clearly defined terms and a complete glossary will have you talking like a pro beekeeper in no time. Begin your beekeeping the right way - and avoid getting stung by mistakes - with Beekeeping for Beginners.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dara Rosenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052909/bk_adbl_052909_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.
Discover the best homesteading methods to raise healthy chickens and enjoy mouthwatering fresh eggs every day with this guide on modern chicken-raising techniques! Raising chicken can be inconvenient and cumbersome if you don´t know what you´re doing. How do you select which breed of chicken is right for your need? What are the best materials to use for your chicken coop? How do you protect your flock from predators and diseases? The answers to all these questions and many more are clearly outlined in this practical guide.In this book, Kathy Campbell provides a step-by-step guide that arms you with all the information you need to start raising a healthy flock of chickens in your own backyard. From constructing coops to creating alternative sources of income using eggs, this guide has everything you need to start successfully raising chickens for fun and profit.In How to Raise Chickens, you´re going to learn:Nine fun facts about these special birds that will blow your mind!Reasons why you should start raising chickens already, whether you´re a city dweller or a country hickSelection of the best chicken breed for your needsProper plan for your first or next chicken coop with tips ranging from location and size to cost and kind of chickens to raiseBest ways to raise and properly care for your chickens as well as essential tools, equipment, and products to use for your chicken coopSurefire methods to help you protect your birds against predators, pests, coccidiosis, and other ailments common to chickensAnd tons more!Whether it´s your first time raising chickens, or you´re an experienced poulterer, this definitive guidebook to raising chickens provides modern, up-to-date information and techniques to help you raise healthy chickens in your own home.Scroll up and click on the ´´buy now´´ button! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Jaramillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/164293/bk_acx0_164293_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.
This is an update of the #1 best-selling title on the Sasquatch Books list with an incredible backlist rate of sale that shows this book´s ability to constantly appeal to new audiences. The Encyclopedia of Country Living is the original manual of basic skills and country wisdom for living on the land--whether it´s a farm or homestead, suburb or city. Continually updated since its inception in 1969, the 50th Anniversary Edition is complete with updated resource and contact information. From craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of life-a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life. The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emery´s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process. The 50th anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, goats, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, much more (even how to deliver a baby)-everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century. Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. Table of Contents 1 Oddments 2 Introduction to Plants 3 Grasses, Grains & Canes 4 Garden Vegetables 5 Herbs & Flavorings 6 Tree, Vine, Bush & Bramble 7 Food Preservation 8 Introduction to Animals 9 Poultry 10 Goats, Cows & Home Dairying 11 Bee, Rabbit, Sheep & Pig 12 Appendix