August 2023

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Off Grid RV Living: How to Live off the Grid Full Time on Your Own Terms

This book is what every RV owner should have. Learn to live off-grid in an RV, full time, and on your own terms. Boondocking, homesteading, and nomadic life has never before been easier. You can safely stay away from other people or join a community of like-minded RV dwellers.

In my book, Off Grid RV Living: How to Live off the Grid Full Time on Your Own Terms, I will teach you everything I know about how to go completely off-grid and be in control of your own destiny. I will teach you about solar power, gardening, farming, setting up land for homesteading, or how to boondock in an RV in a city or in the wild.

When most people think about what they are expected to do in life, it’s usually going to school, get a job, have kids, work until you can retire, then die peacefully. I tried that life, and I wanted something more. I wanted to be in control of what I did for work, where I went, how much downtime I had in my day. I was working a 9 to 5 desk job and hated every second of my meaningless, dull existence. I bought an RV, set my sights on the open highway, and never looked back.

At first, I drove all around, bouncing from state to state as I felt like I wanted to. As it was inevitable, my funds depleted, and I had to figure out a way to continue this lifestyle where the first time in my life, I felt truly free.

I decided to buy some land to set up an off-grid homestead, but still with my RV accessible. I found a way to get water, power, and even the internet in the middle of nowhere. It became my perfect little sanctuary – and I could work as a freelancer, accepting, or declining jobs as I wanted to accept them.

In my book, you will learn all about how to live totally off the grid and how to be in control of your own destiny full time in an RV. The topics you will learn about include:

Evaluating if you can live off-grid in an RV
The Disadvantages of Off-grid LivingOptions for Off-grid Living in an RVChoosing the Right RVHow to Check Maintenance RecordsFactors to Consider When Choosing an off-grid LocationBest Places to Live Off-gridThe Legal Issue of Living Off-gridHow to Live Full Time in an RV LegallyThe Cost of Living Off-gridPreparing to Live Off-gridPreparing the LandEstablishing a Water SourceLearning to Grow Your Own Food
Setting Up an Energy SourceHeating in the WinterNecessary Supplies, Tools & EquipmentWhere to Find Water Off-gridPower Options including Solar SystemsHow to establish Remote CommunicationsProviding for Safety and SecurityMaking a Living and Working Online

All of these topics are in my book, along with so much more helpful information.

Before you set out in an RV of your own, you need to read this book first. Buy now so you can be informed!

Let’s enjoy the freedom and beauty of this Great Country of ours.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (December 2, 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 161 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8575701545
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.37 x 9 inches

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Off Grid Solar Power: How to Design and Install a Mobile Solar System for RVs, Vans, Boats and Tiny Homes

Become an expert off-grid solar system builder and save yourself time, money, and hassle.
Power your RV, boat or off-grid house with solar energy and start living the self-sufficient life you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you’re heading to the hills in an RV or van, cruising the waterways in your boat, or seeking serenity in a small home in the countryside – solar energy is the best way to power your adventures.

Mobile Solar Power Made Easy
If you want true independence, then going off the grid is the way forward. By taking advantage of this clean, renewable energy source you can become self-sufficient, wherever your travels take you. However, building your own off-grid solar system can be daunting. To a novice, it appears complex and technical, and knowing how to get started isn’t easy.
Of course, you could pay someone else to do it for you. But that’s expensive, and there’s no guarantee you’ll get exactly what you asked for. Overcoming your trepidations and learning how to set up your own off-grid solar system is a cheaper and better way forwards. Giving you the knowledge and expertise to build, run and maintain your own system long term.

Stress-Free Off-Grid Solar for All
“Off Grid Solar Power” will teach you how to build your own off-grid solar power system and make you a do-it-yourself solar expert. Written with beginners in mind, it’s the perfect way to learn the theory and practice of building your own off-grid solar power supply. In this off-grid living book, Solar Power Engineers and Consultants Paul Holmes and Shalve Mohile will take you through the entire process, step-by-step. Between them, these experts have built hundreds of off-grid solar power systems.

Expert Advice to Get You Started
Within the pages of this book, you’ll find easy-to-follow illustrated step-by-step instructions to guide you through every aspect of designing and installing your new off-grid system. And if you find technical jargon off-putting, don’t worry – you won’t find any of that here. Our experts use clear, direct language and detailed illustrations, to ensure that every concept and instruction is easy to understand.

Here’s what’s inside:A complete, step-by-step guide on how to build and install your system, including full illustrations.Detailed designs for: tiny houses, cabins, cars, boats, small RVs, large RVs, camper vans, and off-grid homes for simple solar homesteading. Everything you need to know all in one place.A complete breakdown of the formulas you can’t live without when building a solar system. Complex math made simple!Get started with a comprehensive list of the tools you need. Make sure you’re fully equipped from the get-go.A comprehensive guide to buying off-grid equipment, including how to plan and budget for your solar system. Get the best for less.How to choose wire sizes the right way so when you switch on, everything works.Step-by-step instructions on sizing off-grid solar systems without costly mistakes. Save yourself time and money.Fool-proof safeguards to eliminate fire risks and other hazards. Making sure you stay safe.Learn about different batteries and their pricing, maintenance requirements, lifespan, and configurations. Stay powered-up for longer.Explanations of different solar panels and associated tilt so you’ll never be caught off-balance.A complete guide to inverters; different types, sine waves, efficiency, power ratings, and more.More tips, tricks, and insider knowledge that you won’t find in other solar panel books.
Equipped with this blueprint for designing your off-grid solar system, living a self-sufficient life is no longer a dream.

Start your solar adventure and save yourself a whole lot of time and money.

To get started, scroll up and grab your copy today!

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (January 30, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 229 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8702003245
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.3 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.58 x 9 inches

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Off Grid Living Bible: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Become Fully Self Sufficient in 7 Steps (Self Sufficient Living Book 2)

If you’ve always wanted to leave city life behind but don’t know where to start then keep reading…

Are you sick and tired of the daily grind?

Have you tried countless other solutions but nothing seems to work?

Do you finally want to say goodbye to living in congested towns and cities and discover something that actually works for you?

If so, then this book is for you.

You see, off grid living doesn’t have to be difficult.

Even if you’ve tried searching for the perfect plot of land and failed.

The truth is, it’s much easier than you think.

Amazon Best-selling author, Bradley Stone provides you with a step-by-step blueprint to becoming self sufficient and living off grid without the worries of sourcing reliable information.

In Off Grid Living Bible, you’ll discover:

The biggest mistake people make in orienting the windows that prevent them from heating and cooling their home using the sunThe 3 styles of off grid livingThe 5 best places to live off grid outside the United StatesThe 4 things you should know about choosing the perfect locationSecrets to selecting the best States without all the researchThe 4 types of sustainable off grid water systems to considerWhy relying on only one power source is hurting your progress – You’ll uncover how to use solar, wind, hydro and moreThe 3 best waste management practices to keep your home clean, fresh, and disease-free…and so much more!

Imagine how you’ll feel once you settle into your remote, self-sufficient home, and how your life could change for the better.

So even if you’re a seasoned city dweller, you can start your off grid living journey with Off Grid Living Bible

If you’re ready to live off the grid then scroll up and click “add to cart” NOW!

From the Publisher

Bradley StoneBradley Stone

Leave Cramped City Life Behind…

Born and raised in Alberta, Canada; Bradley moved to North Carolina, USA aged 29. Uprooting his wife and three boys was not an easy decision, however, his passion for sustainability, and living from the natural resources mother nature provides compelled him.

For over 7 years Bradley and his family have learned many lessons about what it takes to live off grid. As a way of helping others, Bradley turns his vast experiences into books in the hope it shortcuts the reader’s path from city dweller to self-sufficient guru.

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ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09N8X2JYS
Publisher ‏ : ‎ BrainFood (December 7, 2021)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 7, 2021
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 551 KB
Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 144 pages

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Prepper’s Water Purification Survival Bible: How to Find, Harvest, Filter, Purify, and Store Water Off the Grid

Prepper’s Water Purification Survival BibleHow to Find, Harvest, Filter, Purify, and Store Water Off the Grid

By Johnathan Nash

What happens when you turn on the tap and no water runs out? Or you are far from civilization and freshwater? We can go at most for three days without drinkable water, but what then?

Water is the most fundamental of survival needs.

While many communities around the world are used to struggling with water shortages, many of us have no clue what we would do in this sort of situation.

Setting up a reliable source of drinkable water is not something that is easily done overnight…

It pays to make these plans well in advance and slowly put resources towards a trusty water source that can keep you and your family safe and hydrated and meet basic hygiene needs too.

Being prepared for a short-term evacuation is important. But, as we know, some disasters can go on for quite some time, and we may be stuck sheltering in place, so long-term solutions are also needed.

Whether you’re looking for short-term or long-term solutions, this handbook has got you covered.

In this practical and easy-to-follow guide, you will discover:

How quickly we can dehydrate, what the warning signs are, and how to avoid severe dehydrationHow much water you need per day – for a child, adult, or larger familyHow to assess your water needs and current resources, and come up with the best plans to ensure a reliable water supply, whether you are staying put or bugging outWhat is required to store enough water at home, safelyThe best ways to store water for longer periods of timeThe secret to creating water stashes on a bug-out trailWhere to find water in an emergency, and how to know if it is safe to drink or notHow to make sure water is safe to drink by filtering and purifying it, using many different methods based on what you have at handWhat water is never safe to drink and whyDifferent water types, from fresh, gray, to black water, and what you can do with each kindThe secret to maintaining proper sanitation, even when there is no running water – based on proven methods used in drought-stricken parts of the worldSimple plumbing know-how to help you set up your water collection systems

And much more.

You might think that plumbing systems and water filtrations sound way too technical for you, but most of the methods are super easy to set up and maintain, especially with the clear explanations and guidance provided in this book.

Once you get going, you will be able to rest safe in the knowledge that your family’s water supply needs are taken care of.

With increasing drought and water shortages, plus the climbing cost of utilities, many of these solutions will also save you money on an everyday basis.

So, what are you waiting for?

Secure your water supply today: Scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.

From the Publisher

Having clean water available can make or break your survival. Will you know how to purify it?Having clean water available can make or break your survival. Will you know how to purify it?

Prepare for the worst… so you aren’t left struggling when you need water the most.Prepare for the worst… so you aren’t left struggling when you need water the most.

Man collecting waterMan collecting water

Water bottle storageWater bottle storage

Rain barrels with waterRain barrels with water

Boiling water over fireBoiling water over fire

Understand Your Needs

Whether you’re solo or have a family to take care of, you need to know how much water you need to survive in even the toughest situations. After all, humans can go much longer without food than they can without water. Don’t leave yourself or your family with not enough.

Create Your Stores

After determining how much water you need, it’s time to ensure that you always have it on hand. Do you create storage at home? At a separate location? What about long-term storage? Get your answers to these questions inside… and make sure you have the stash you need when the time comes.

Maintain Your Supply

There are surefire ways you can ensure that you’ll always have water coming in – even when you start using up your stores. Find out where to find fresh water, how to dig a well, how to pump water, how to stay safe, and so much more. This is the information you’ll need to survive… Don’t let your stash die out.

Make Sure It’s Safe

You don’t want to drink contaminated water that can put you or your family at risk. Discover how to: – Filter your water safely – Use a testing kit – Distill water – Boil water the correct way

Disaster can strike at any time. Let this guide get you completely ready when water is scarce. Disaster can strike at any time. Let this guide get you completely ready when water is scarce.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BTRYB347
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (February 4, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 140 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8376153802
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.32 x 8.5 inches

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Off the Grid (A Joe Pickett Novel Book 16)

Don’t miss the JOE PICKETT series—now streaming on Paramount+

The Red Desert of Wyoming is a beautiful and punishing place for anybody, even for game warden Joe Pickett and his friend Nate Romanowski in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller…

Nate is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and trying to deal with past crimes, when he is suddenly surrounded by a small team of elite professional special operators. They’re not there to threaten him, but to make a deal. They need help destroying a domestic terror cell in Wyoming’s Red Desert, and in return they’ll make Nate’s criminal record disappear.

But they are not what they seem, as Nate’s friend Joe Pickett discovers. They have a much different plan in mind, and it just might be something that takes them all down—including Nate and Joe.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01071REAA
Publisher ‏ : ‎ G.P. Putnam’s Sons (March 8, 2016)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 8, 2016
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 2351 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 381 pages

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The Backyard Homestead Bible

Farmer With Three Decades Of Experience Explains How To Become Self-Sufficient By Creating Your Mini-Farm On Just A Quarter Acre!

Backyard homesteading is becoming increasingly popular because people have realized that self-sufficiency is the future.

But if everything is so simple, why so many people fail to harvest natural food, raise animals organically, and start living a completely sustainable life?

Because there are a few secret techniques everyone keeps for themselves, but this book is about to lay it all out!

Through the pages of this comprehensive guide, you’ll discover:The best way to build your backyard homestead and have everything ready to grow natural and organic fruits, vegetables, and berriesHow to raise friendly chickens, ducks, and goats and how to properly gather eggs and milkCanning, freezing, drying and other food preservation techniques, which one to use, when, and whyHow to use alternative energy sources to produce and store energy and become fully self-sufficient5 amazing sustainable living projects to implement during summer or even winterHow embrace the self-sustainable lifestyle almost for free and start producing everything you and your family needAnd much, much more!

Whether you live in the city, suburbs, or countryside, this book is for you because it provides step-by-step guidance and a well-rounded approach to produce everything you need and become self-sufficient!

You Can’t Free Yourself Until You Can Feed Yourself!

It’s time to step up your gardening!

Click on “Buy Now” and Take the First Step towards Sustainable Living Today!

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C1J7KS82
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (April 10, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 158 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8390721711
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.05 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.36 x 11 inches

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Harvesting Rainwater for Your Homestead in 9 Days or Less

No calculations. No guessing. No overwhelm.

Do you and your family want clean, unchlorinated water? But will a well cost you $20,000, bringing your homestead dreams to a screeching halt?

Maybe your well has been contaminated, or it may not support you and your family within a few short years. Have you always dreamed of harvesting rainwater for your home, garden and livestock, but you’re feeling overwhelmed and confused?

If you’re looking for a step-by-step blueprint to bring rain to your homestead quickly, cheaply, and easily, this book was created just for you.

Created to demystify and simplify the process, especially for beginners, this complete stress-free blueprint to building an above-ground, dry rainwater harvesting system in just 9 days or less reveals how you can easily collect pure, clean rainwater with minimal time, budget, and hassle. No prior experience necessary.

With step-by-step illustrated instructions and the amazing 7-step QuickRain Blueprint, you’ll learn exactly where to buy the right parts, how to install the right fittings, how to connect it all together, and bring rain to your home and garden.

All you’ll need to do is turn on the tap!

Adaptable to any homestead – whether urban, rural, or off-grid – as well as anyone looking to create a reliable backup water supply, Harvesting Rainwater for Your Homestead in 9 Days or Less offers you a step-by-step guide to enjoying a clean, independent, and off-grid water source on your property – fast.

Here’s just a little of what you’ll discover inside:

Perfect clarity on the actual rainwater harvesting laws in your state – no more confusion!The simple way to discover your perfect tank size without doing a single calculationThe exact shopping lists for the right cistern, pump, filters, and pipes for you, saving you THOUSANDS of dollars and hundreds of hours on your ideal systemStep-by-step templates and fully-illustrated guides for installing a rain barrel in an afternoon or an IBC tote in only 60 minutesSimple step-by-step instructions to install your own full-sized cistern – and bring drinkable rain to your tap!How to build an automatic rainwater chicken watering system to never manually water the chickens againSelf-sufficiency secrets to never have to rely on those expensive professionalsHow to flush your toilet with rainwaterThe complete 7-Step QuickRain Blueprint to make harvesting rainwater a breeze!

And much more…

If you’ve always dreamed of harvesting rainwater, but you’ve never had the time or don’t know where to start, then Harvesting Rainwater for Your Homestead in 9 Days or Less was created for you.

With done-for-you shopping lists, fully-illustrated installation instructions, and the 4 most common mistakes beginners make, you’ll be enjoying the benefits of complete water independence and freedom in no time – even if you’ve struggled with building rainwater harvesting systems in the past.

Every day you hesitate to build your rainwater harvesting system is another day your family doesn’t have a backup water supply. When your tap runs dry, especially in this upcoming economic climate, what’s your game plan?

Let this step-by-step handbook do the work for you…and it certainly doesn’t cost $20,000.

If you want to provide the ultimate peace of mind for you and your family, scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button now!

From the Publisher

Collect your first 50 gallons or your first 5,000 gallonsCollect your first 50 gallons or your first 5,000 gallons

Rain barrel, cistern, rainwater, vegetable garden, raised bed garden, homestead, homestead gardenRain barrel, cistern, rainwater, vegetable garden, raised bed garden, homestead, homestead garden

Give your garden the rainwater it loves!

Rain is nutrient-rich, especially after a stormRain is soft, unlike most well waterRain is non-chlorinated, unlike tap water

How to install a cisternHow to install a cistern

Chicken watering system how-toChicken watering system how-to Got chickens? How to harvest rainwater off your chicken coop’s roof!

This guide automatically routes water from the roof of a chicken coop to a rain barrel and then to a pipe that feeds chicken watering nipples. Therefore, this watering system is helpful for chickens who already know how to peck at watering nipples. (That said, you can train them by placing a sunflower seed in the cup of the nipple—then they’ll peck to activate the cups.)

This setup installs the chicken watering pipe inside the coop where the chickens usually drink, which is usually in the run.

A peek at some of the info inside:

Install Your First Rain Barrel, Tote, or Cistern

This setup uses a gravel pad as well as a basket strainer in the inlet of the cistern. If you’d prefer a gravel pad for your rain barrel or IBC tote, follow these instructions for a gravel pad for your rain barrel/IBC tote setup.

If you wish to use an in-line filter rather than using a basket strainer as instructed in this guide, see the Variations section. Another feature of this setup is a tank gauge—this lets you keep an eye on the water level in an opaque tank.

Pick a downspout Install the foundation Place storage tank on foundation Connect downspout to storage tank Route overflow away from adjacent building Configure outlet and use rainwater

free resource, ibc tote, save money, save time, water securityfree resource, ibc tote, save money, save time, water security

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B2K8RW7P
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (May 30, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 169 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8817047820
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.7 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 0.39 x 9.25 inches

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Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency: Grow Edibles * Raise Animals * Live Off the Grid * DIY

Build a self-sufficient life with these 60+ photo-illustrated projects for growing and preserving your own food, keeping animals, harnessing alternative energy, and more.

Learning to do more things yourself is healthy, rewarding, and fulfilling, and benefits the environment. Whether you live in the suburbs or have 80 acres in the mountains, Step-by-step Projects for Self Sufficiency guides your way with clear plan drawings, precise instructions, and detailed photos.

Organized into the categories Chickens & Other Creatures, Nourishing Your Garden, Garden Projects, Food Preparation & Preservation, Homestead Amenities, and Outbuildings & Fences, projects in this volume include:

A portable chicken ark Two types of beehives Solar cookers Firewood storage A potato-growing box Hoophouses and greenhouses Raised planting beds Rain barrels A cider press Compost bins Drying racks And more

With these easy-to-follow projects, make progress, step by step, toward your goal of more independent living.

From the Publisher

Introduction: Building A Self-sufficient Life

Living a more independent lifestyle is a rewarding goal. By learning to do more things yourself, you gain control of the how and when and what of modern life.

The projects in this book are designed to help you reach the goal of self-sufficient living. The best part is that you don’t need to sell your townhome and move to 80 acres in the mountains to make use of these projects. Pick off a few here and there, and you can participate in the self-sufficient way of being without making the sacrifices required when living off the grid.

Building a greenhouse is a great way for gardeners to jump start the growing season, or to introduce new, sensitive plants to your garden. See page 280.


Section 1: Chickens & Other Creatures

A big part of self-sufficiency is producing your own food. But as delicious and nutritious as fruits and vegetables may be, protein is an important part of every diet. That’s where food animals come in, especially chickens. Chickens provide an ongoing harvest of eggs and can supply valuable meat as well.

Section 2: Nourishing Your Garden

In many ways, the self-sufficient home revolves around the garden. Growing and harvesting your own produce enables you to declare some measure of independence from the corporate food chain. It also allows you to control what goes into what you grow, meaning that you’ll eat less pesticides, chemicals from processed fertilizer, and other contaminants. And don’t forget the money you’ll save by raising your own organic produce.

Section 3: Garden Projects

Most of us don’t have acreage to plant; instead, we’re working with relatively small urban and suburban lots where planting space is limited, where vegetables and flower gardens have to share space with kids, yard furniture, decks, barbecues, shade trees, and pets. But limited space doesn’t mean you have to limit your ambitions. The trick is to be creative with the space you have, and to grow more with less.


Section 4: Food Preparation & Preservation

We depend on our food, just as we do our air and water, to be healthy and wholesome. But increasingly, we have no idea where our food comes from and what is done to it before it reaches us. The farther we move from the source of our food, the more it needs to be processed to get to us. Although shelf life is increased, much can be lost.

Section 5: Homestead Amenities

The most important word in homestead is “home.” After all, everything you’re doing in a move toward self-sufficiency is aimed at making your home a better place to live. You can actually consider homesteading the improvement of your many homes—the world, your region, and the plot of land that holds that structure where you lay your head at night. This section is, in the final analysis, all about that last one.

Section 6: Outbuildings & Fences

Anyone dedicated to the self-sufficient lifestyle will soon discover that they need additional storage space for equipment, sheltered growing spaces for plants to increase the size of the harvest, a shed or two, maybe a small pole barn, fences to keep livestock in and deer out the list goes on and on. You can spend a lot of money building these structures, but you don’t have to.

How to Build a Brooder Box


Make the lid cutout by marking four lines 4″ from the outside edges of the lid piece. Carefully lower your circular saw onto one end of the line and cut to the other end. Finish the cuts at the corners with a jigsaw. TIP: Roughly lay out the parts on the plywood sheet before marking and cutting the pieces one at a time.


Assemble the box frame using glue and 2″ deck screws. Fit the front and back pieces over the ends of the sides, drill pilot holes, then apply glue and fasten each joint with five evenly spaced screws. Use a framing square to make sure the corners are square as you work. Sand all exposed edges of the box and lid.


Use wire cutters to cut the box bottom and lid cover from ½” hardware cloth. Cut the bottom to 35¾ × 35¾”; cut the lid cover 34 × 34″. Screw 1 × 2 cleats to the bottom edges of the plywood box frame, then staple on the bottom cloth with heavy-duty ½” staples. Keep the edges of the mesh 1∕8″ from the outside edges of the box on all sides. Staple the lid cover to the underside of the lid frame, keeping the mesh 1″ from all outside edges. Use plenty of staples on the cover—and staple close to the edges of the cutout—to prevent predators from pushing down the mesh.

How to Build a Brooder Box


Create the two handles, beveling one long edge at 15°. Cut the strip in half to end up with two 6″ long handles. Install the handles with glue and 15∕8″ deck screws so the top edges of the handles are about 2″ below the top of the box sides. The long beveled edges face down and toward the box side, creating an easy-to-grab lip for each handle.


Inset: Construct the light pole mount by drilling a ½” centered hole in the end of a scrap 2 × 4. Ream the hole until the dowel fits easily and can be slipped in and out to facilitate box cleanings.


Install the box lid using two separable hinges (also called removable or lift-away hinges). Depending on the hinge design, you may want to recess the hinge plates on the box by cutting shallow mortises, using a wood chisel. Add a locking hasp latch to the front side so the lid can lock securely to the box front. Clamp the light fixture to the dowel and plug it in to test the setup.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cool Springs Press; Illustrated edition (March 15, 2017)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 159186688X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1591866886
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 3.15 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.55 x 1.1 x 10.9 inches

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57 Scientifically-Proven Survival Foods to Stockpile

Do you know which foods disappear first from store shelves in a disaster?

Shelf-stable foods are critical to your survival, and they’re always the first items to sell out the moment disaster strikes. Many people are left frantically scrounging for whatever they can find at the last minute or, worse, left empty-handed.

But with a solid plan, you can avoid the frenzied rush and guarantee your family has the right foods to survive, even thrive, with this cutting-edge guide.

Join me, Damian Brindle, long-time survival blogger with many thousands of readers, as I detail 57 vital foods to stockpile during any survival situation. Whether it’s an earthquake, tornado, wildfire, hurricane or worse, your chances of survival drop dramatically if you don’t have the proper fuel for your body. I’ve spent decades ensuring my family will be safe from whatever life throws at them, and now I’m bringing my expert knowledge to you.

Inside this powerful survival guide you’ll discover:

What a healthy diet must include (miss any of these and you’re asking for trouble);27 of the best grocery store foods to stockpile to maximize your intake of essential nutrients (it’s not only about vitamins and minerals);11 fundamental bulk foods to focus on above all others (including where to get them inexpensively and how to store them so they last decades);19 additional “superfoods” to boost nutrition, aid digestion, and support your immune system (I’ll explain why each one is crucial to your survival);How to use all of these foods to their maximum potential so you and your family not only survive, but thrive, when disaster strikes.

Don’t risk having the wrong foods or, worse, nothing to eat. Now you, too, can ensure your family are well-fed, healthy, and ready to face anything with this powerful survival guide in hand.

What readers think about this book…

“I have never read such a detailed food storage/survival guide!”

“Awesome book! Easy to read and thorough.”

“This book is not only an eye-opener but a practical guide to preparation.”

“Stuffed with a lot of informative information.”

“Great book with many ideas and resources I had never thought of! I appreciate how thorough this is.”

“A ‘must have’ book for anyone serious about these uncertain times.”

From the Publisher

101 survival items to purchase before the economy crashes, leaving you without crucial gear and supplies to survive hard times. Discover how to prepare financially, how to feed your family, the exact gear and supplies to stockpile, and so much more. Inside you’ll find dozens of the most effective DIY survival ideas for whatever disaster comes your way. The complete guide to assembling a better get home / EDC bag for a fraction of the cost and be better prepared starting today. Broken down into four fundamental tiers of gear and supplies, here’s how to assemble a survival pack you can rely upon.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (April 22, 2019)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 134 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1095499149
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1095499146
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.34 x 9 inches

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When the Grid Goes Down: Disaster Preparations and Survival Gear For Making Your Home Self-Reliant

Disasters come and go each year but it is through developing a self-reliant mindset, having essential survival gear and possessing a handful of critical skills, that you and your family will be able to prevail in an urban crisis.

Jammed with field-tested information from real-world applications, survival instructor Tony Nester covers how to prepare for both short-term survival ranging from 24-72 hours as well as long-term situations resulting from a grid-down emergency or pandemic.

When the Grid Goes Down will show you the 6 key areas to make your home and lifestyle more self-sufficient and the critical gear needed along the way.

Topics Include: Creating a Self-Reliant Home, Water Storage and Purification Methods, Alternative Water Sources At Home, Creating a Water Map for Your Region, The 3 Essential Food Types to Stock Up On, Designing an Off-Grid Medical Kit, Home Security and Personal Defense Measures, Safeguarding the Exterior and Interior of Your Home, and Alternative Sanitation Methods.

Tony Nester has spent the past 30-years applying and teaching survival skills to the military special operations community and general public, including serving as a consultant for the movie, Into the Wild, the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and the NY Times along with providing training for actors Josh Brolin and Emile Hirsch. For years, he also wrote a monthly survival column for Outside Magazine and is a frequent contributors to numerous publications.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Diamond Creek Publishing; First Edition (January 9, 2013)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 78 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0971381143
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0971381148
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.18 x 8.5 inches

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