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47 Years Living Off-Grid: The How's-do's & Dont's of Living Off-Grid
Contributor(s): Wood, Stephen L. (Author)

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ISBN: 1977206549     ISBN-13: 9781977206541
Publisher: Outskirts Press
OUR PRICE: $13.25  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: March 2019
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- Education | Counseling - General
- Education | Non-formal Education
Physical Information: 0.22" H x 6" W x 9" L (0.35 lbs) 82 pages
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Ever lost your power? Of course you have, and you will several more times in your life time, along with your water, heat, refrigeration, toilets, gas, and the very utilities most take for granted until there gone.

Two terms to remember, OFF-GRID: You develop all your own power, septic, water, and heating systems. ON-GRID: You are supplied with all utilities, but at a very high cost.

If you own your home, rent your home or have an apartment, for less than two fast food meals, this little book will make your next outage much easier to cope with and may even save your life. Learn what you need to make your next outage easy to cope with.

If you're thinking of getting away from the crowded cities where you see the air you breathe, taste the water you drink, wear ear plugs to sleep, spend three hours a day to and from your job, where the corporation billionaires has brainwashed you, making only survival pay, and your fed up with this so-called life? Then you really need this little book.

In 1971 my wife and I bought in a very remote area in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The property was 26 miles from a town, 12 miles from any electric line, marginal roads in the summer, snow in the winter, no phone service. We have survived for 47 years but we learned, OOOO BOY, did we learn Now you can benefit from our dumb mistakes, our good choices, and will save you thousands if thinking of building off-grid.

The truth of what's it is really like to live off-grid? I wrote this at the request from the many I have helped to develop inexpensive solar systems, to complete solar systems for off-grid living. You will learn solar systems, water, septic, heating systems, how and where to build your home, buying your land, and a host of other information. No grafts or charts, just the facts.

Until the 1950's most people had gone through the depression, WW2, and still had the means and knowledge to live without all the utilities supplied today. Because the power grid was marginal, they kept all the necessary backups needed to cope with the outages. Today we have grown complacent.

Today, largely due to the space age, it is not only much easier to build and live off-grid but much less expensive to do so. It is estimated that in the next ten years over 55% of the work force will work from their home. Your job can be done from your living room, due to satellite technology, in an environment that you now can only dream of. We see solar panels on roofs in the cities, huge wind and solar fields, personal systems on acreages, farms, ranches, and urban areas. It's here now but only a few realize it as an easy way to escape the urban life.

Land in remote areas can still be bought at an affordable price, but as people like yourself want to get off the gerbil wheel, it too is becoming a sought-after commodity. This little book will not only give you good advice on building, but what to look for in off-grid land, and more importantly, what not to look for.

As you will learn, most every utility built for off-grid living can be applied to on-grid as well. Now in our late 70's and over 47 years living off grid, going through the dark ages of off-grid living, I believe my advice is well worth reading, whether you use it is your decision, but "What If"

I have been brutally honest in my advice, but it is all the truth.

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