DIY Projects for the Self Sufficient Homeowner

DIY Projects for the Self Sufficient Homeowner Author Betsy Matheson
ISBN-10 9781589235670
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Creative Publishing International
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"Step-by-step, how-to projects for home rain collection, solar panels, food storage, solar energy systems, eco-friendly improvements, bee keeping, and more"--Provided by publisher.

DIY Projects for the Self Sufficient Homeowner

DIY Projects for the Self Sufficient Homeowner Author Betsy Matheson
ISBN-10 9781610597524
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Creative Publishing international
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DIVBuild your way to a more self-sufficient lifestyle with step-by-step projects for backup and supplementary utilities--including independent water, heat, and electricity--growing and storing food, raising small livestock, beekeeping, and more. Many of the projects require basic materials available at your everyday home center, but this book also provides valuable DIY resources for solar, hydro, greenhouse, and gardening needs. This book will help you build security with utility backup systems and become more sustainable, resulting in less dependence on city systems for basic needs. Whether you have a city plot or simply pots, this book includes all of the information needed to plan, build, and succeed with greater self-sufficiency. /div

Practical Projects for Self Sufficiency

Practical Projects for Self Sufficiency Author Chris Peterson
ISBN-10 9781591865957
Year 2014-06-15
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher
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In Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency you'll find 30 well-selected projects to help you develop and grow your self-reliant lifestyle. This book shows you how with beautiful photos and complete plans with construction drawings. Projects are organised

Mini Farming

Mini Farming Author Brett L. Markham
ISBN-10 9781626367753
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-suf?ciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.

5 Gallon Bucket Book

5 Gallon Bucket Book Author Chris Peterson
ISBN-10 9780760347898
Year 2015-09-18
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Voyageur Press (MN)
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Why just reuse a bucket when you can reinvent it? Five-gallon buckets are ubiquitous and cheap (indeed, they are often free). But did you know they can also be hacked, hot-rodded, reengineered, and upcycled to create dozens of useful DIY projects for homeowners, gardeners, small-scale farmers, and preppers? 5-Gallon Bucket Book contains 60+ ideas that put these humble and hard-working mainstays to work past their prime and keep them out of landfills. Simple step-by-step instructions, as well as parts lists and images of the completed projects, make sure you will have fun and love the results of your work. Projects include perfect additions to your yard and garden, tools to care for your animals, useful innovations, handy home helpers, and even family-oriented designs! They range from simple things such as chicken feeders to much more complex projects (small room air conditioner, anyone?). For anyone who doesn't already have fifteen of them cluttering up the garage, 5-Gallon Bucket Book also offers advice on where to get cheap and free buckets and how to tell if a bucket is safe to use for food.

DIY Solar Projects

DIY Solar Projects Author Eric Smith
ISBN-10 9781589236035
Year 2011-10-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Cool Springs Press
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Advances in solar technology have made many DIY-friendly products available to consumers, several of which will be hitting the market for the first time in 2011. These include solar water heaters, solar battery charging stations, solar powered lights, photovoltaic shingles that provide supplementary electricity, solar heat pumps, and solar panel kits that generate primary home electrical service. Among the step-by-step projects is a solar water heating system you can build and install yourself for under $1000; simple thermosyphon solar heat collectors for barns and outbuildings; or "heat grabbers" that you can fabricate for $50 in materials and position below a south-facing window to provide auxiliary winter heat.

Projects to Get You Off the Grid

Projects to Get You Off the Grid Author Instructables.com
ISBN-10 9781626362307
Year 2014-11-11
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Instructables is back with this compact book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about thinking green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your own backyard chicken coop, or turn a wine barrel into a rainwater collector. Illustrated with dozens of full-color photographs per project accompanying easy-to-follow instructions, this Instructables collection utilizes the best that the online community has to offer, turning a far-reaching group of people into a mammoth database churning out ideas to make life better, easier, and in this case, greener, as this volume exemplifies.

Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century

Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century Author Dick and James Strawbridge
ISBN-10 9781465465320
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century makes it easy to be green and helps you live a more simple, cleaner lifestyle. Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century is a manual for the modern age to help anyone take the proper steps to live more sustainably. This informative, practical guide, written by BBC personalities Dick and James Strawbridge, combines traditional skills and crafts with modern technological advances to help you live eco-friendly. Perfect for both urban and rural readers, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century has detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions for tried-and-tested projects, including foraging for wild plants, natural remedies, composting, green cleaners, and conserving energy at home. Learn how to can vegetables, garden in urban spaces, and the basics of animal husbandry. Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century is the perfect book to show you just how easy and rewarding green living can be.

Off on Our Own

Off on Our Own Author Ted Carns
ISBN-10 0983272603
Year 2011-10-01
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher St Lynns Press
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Ted and Kathy Carns are living a 21st century success story of zero waste, total recycling and astonishing inventiveness. Their five-acre home in western Pennsylvania is a warm, inviting showcase of self-reliant living. They have all the comforts of modern life, from flat screen TV to morning smoothies from their solarpowered blender.

The Homeowner s Energy Handbook

The Homeowner s Energy Handbook Author Paul Scheckel
ISBN-10 9781603428477
Year 2013-04-29
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Paul Scheckel offers practical advice for taking matters into your own hands. Explaining the fundamentals of solar, wind, water, and biofuel energy production, Scheckel shows you how to build and maintain a wide variety of energy-saving and energy-producing equipment, ranging from thermosiphon solar hot water collectors to bicycle-powered generators. Use less energy, save money, and help preserve the environment.

Practical Self Reliance Reducing Your Dependency On Others

Practical Self Reliance   Reducing Your Dependency On Others Author John David McCann
ISBN-10 0990500608
Year 2014-06-08
Pages 326
Language en
Publisher
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Whether you live in the city, suburbs, or country, you can practice self-reliant methods of living. This book is an in depth look at practical ways you can reduce your dependency on others, and work towards a life of self-reliance. It includes sections on obtaining, preserving, storing, and preparing food, recycling and repurposing, skills and tools of the trade for self-reliance, getting out of debt, the importance of water, lighting and alternative power, sanitation and hygiene, staying warm and cool, transportation options, and more. For anyone who wants to work towards being self-reliant, this book, with over 250 photos and diagrams, offers many helpful suggestions and ideas.

Creating the Low Budget Homestead

Creating the Low Budget Homestead Author Steven D. Gregerson
ISBN-10 1610047621
Year 2012-09-01
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Paladin Press
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If you've ever thought about pursuing a self-sufficient lifestyle on your own rural homestead or survival retreat but feared you didn't have the money or skills to do it, you simply must read this book. It is a goldmine of practical steps and instructions to take you from dreaming about an off-grid, independent lifestyle to living one! There are hundreds of things to think about before planning and starting your new life, and this book will save you valuable time and money by steering you down productive paths and making you carefully consider others. Just some of the areas it covers include: 4 rules for defining your goals for your homestead or retreat creative ways to find inexpensive rural property to buy the essential tools, vehicles, and skills you will need to succeed 10 rules for a self-sufficient garden designing the off-grid home so it's warm in winter and cool in summer questions you must ask before investing in farm animals, livestock, or even pets 9 rules for getting along with your country neighbors tips for working smart, being realistic, and avoiding burnout A person who's reliant on others for the necessities of life will always be subject to the people, companies, and agencies who feed, house, and protect him. With determination, creativity, and the knowledge in this book, you can break this cycle of dependence and become a successful low-budget homesteader!

The Five Gallon Bucket Book

The Five Gallon Bucket Book Author Jim McKenzie
ISBN-10 0836281993
Year 1999
Pages 213
Language en
Publisher Andrews McMeel Pub
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Five-gallon buckets start their lives holding everything from paint to pickles. In fact, it's hard to imagine industry in this country continuing without the use of them. But once the contents have been removed, be they steel chains or birdseed, what's to be done with them?The Five Gallon Bucket Book is the first book to take a serious (well, maybe not serious) look at the many uses to which this common item can be put. With 250 million five-gallon buckets manufactured every year, the quest to find a use for them, beyond being the traditional washing-of-the-famiy-car bucket, presents a nearly limitless potential.

Black Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living

Black   Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living Author Jerri Farris
ISBN-10 9781616733520
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Cool Springs Press
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Luxury you can afford! A custom wine cellar with bistro seating; an elegant den with built-in library walls; an electric steam-room in the master bath; a billiards room with a fun, retro wet bar; a custom closet as big as a bedroomàhomeowners dream of the special features that set a home apart and make it extraordinary. Much of the time, though, dreams of luxury go unfulfilled because the pocketbook is out of sync with aspirations. But in Black & Decker« The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living, readers discover the bridge over the gap between dreams and reality -- their own labor. This book is a collection of high-end home improvement projects to give homeowners the satisfaction and pride of having features normally found only in luxury, designer homes. At a fraction of the cost, any homeowner can create the kind of features that friends and neighbors will envy, along with the satisfaction of achieving this through their own skills. Complete directions for more than 30 ôgotta haveö projects More than 600 color photos showing each process step-by-step Features unusual, designer projects not found in other DIY books