|About the Book|
By popular demand, a totally revitalized eBook edition of the classic The Modern Homestead Manual, last published in 1998. Here you will learn what it REALLY takes to make it beyond the sidewalks and powerlines, and from successful veteranMoreBy popular demand, a totally revitalized eBook edition of the classic The Modern Homestead Manual, last published in 1998. Here you will learn what it REALLY takes to make it beyond the sidewalks and powerlines, and from successful veteran homesteaders. You will learn the relationships between responsibility and freedom and self-sufficiency, youll learn what skills are going to be essential for your success and how to achieve them, youll learn about alternative electrical and water systems, about the tools and equipment youll need and how to best find them, about the essential nature of togetherness, about the importance of having a reliable income, and much more. This is more than a nuts-and-bolt approach to homesteading. The discussion delves into the philosophies of the successful homesteader, and in keeping with a 21st century book on homesteading, how different the transition from city to country has become in the last few years, and what of our new technology we want to take with us.Learn about homestead kids, home schooling, country neighbors, and most importantly, about the few most essential ingredients that can make or break the dream. No pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking here- just the real story, captured from the authors experience and from the stories of many others, some successful and some not.Since almost every other homesteading book in print seems to focus on agriculture, or at least on raising crops and critters, this one is especially valid for those folks who are more inclined to earn their keep with other skills. Perhaps you have some marketable skills that you even enjoy doing and you would like to make them work on your homestead? Discover how, and check out many more possible ways to earn your keep on the homestead, including ways using the Internet.Discover the tried-and-true secrets from those who have made wilderness living a success. Living with no utilities, and starting with remote, bare land. This is the story of a family that built a thriving home-business homestead that relied on the skills and talents of two people, neither of whom was interested in agriculture. The story of a small family homestead with an all-electric house, a fully equipped workshop and a small-publishing office, all with no utilities. This is the rest of the story: the information you dont see in most homesteading publications! The Modern Homestead Manual, Revisited builds hope and confidence, dispels myths, and tells it like it is. The clear focus is on what it really takes to make it in a homestead life.