diy projects for the self sufficient homeowner 25 ways to build a self reliant lifestyle

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Diy Projects For The Self Sufficient Homeowner

Author : Betsy Matheson
ISBN : 9781589235670
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 62. 36 MB
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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

Author : Betsy Matheson
ISBN : 9781610597524
Genre : House & Home
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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

Author : Chris Peterson
ISBN : 9781610589833
Genre : House & Home
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DIVComplete plans, instructions, and color photos show precisely how to make 30 original projects to help you live a more self-sufficient lifestyle./divDIV /divDIVHave you ever wanted to build your own chicken coop, cider press, or herb-drying rack? How about a clever two-bin composter, horse-blanket washing machine, or genuine Langstroth beehive? In Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency, you’ll find these projects and a couple of dozen more to help you develop and grow your self-reliant lifestyle. Where most books in the popular self-sufficiency category give you pages of words and a couple of small drawings by way of explanation, this book shows you exactly how to do things, employing beautiful photos and complete plans in the best Cool Springs Press tradition. The book’s projects are organized into four categories: Food Prep & Preservation, Homestead, Garden, and Animals. Within these categories we’ve carefully chosen a broad range of popular projects, often with a creative touch or two to make them easier to build or more efficient to use. A simple brooder box for chicks, a jumbo cold frame, a basic loom, a large-capacity soil sifter that won’t give you a backache, fencing, trellises, and even a solar oven are included in the list of dynamic project plans. So whether you’re a longtime do-it-yourselfer looking to complete your skill set or a newcomer taking your first step toward sustainability, Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency is the book to get you there./div

Do It Yourself Projects To Get You Off The Grid

Author : Instructables.com
ISBN : 9781510738461
Genre : House & Home
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Instructables is back with this inspiring book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about going 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. Here, you will learn to: • Clip a chicken’s wings • Power your lawn mower with solar power • Create a chicken tractor for the city • Water your garden with solar power • Build a thermoelectric lamp • Create an algae bioreactor from water bottles • And much more! 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.

Step By Step Projects For Self Sufficiency

Author : Editors of Cool Springs Press
ISBN : 9781591866886
Genre : House & Home
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Get ready to be self-sufficient. Whether tackling the garden, raising animals, learning more about alternative energy, or bettering your storage and preservation, Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency is the perfect starting point. Step-by-step instructions and photos will guide you through how to make over 60 complete projects. After all, DIY projects are more fun (and generally easier) when you approach them with helpful aides and tools you made yourself. Projects in this new volume include: -A portable chicken ark -Two types of beehives -Solar cookers -Firewood storage -A potato growing box -Hoophouses and greenhouses -Raised planting beds -Rainbarrels -A cider press -Compost bins -Drying racks With its clear plan drawings, precise instructions and detailed photos, Step-by-step Projects for Self Sufficiency makes DIY easier than ever.

Off On Our Own

Author : Ted Carns
ISBN : 0983272603
Genre : House & Home
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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.

Diy Solar Projects

Author : Eric Smith
ISBN : 9781589236035
Genre : House & Home
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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.

5 Gallon Bucket Book

Author : Chris Peterson
ISBN : 9780760347898
Genre : House & Home
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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.

Back To Basics

Author : Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN : 9781629148625
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 76. 34 MB
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The classic guide to self-sufficiency, with more than 200,000 copies sold—now fully updated! Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.

The Renewable Energy Home Handbook

Author : Lindsay Porter
ISBN : 9781845847593
Genre : Reference
File Size : 81. 13 MB
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Most renewable energy systems aren’t new, but their use is. This handbook shows how each of the main renewable energy technologies works, along with step-by-step details of how it’s installed, as well as the pros and – at least as importantly – the cons of each type of installation.

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