How To Live Off The Grid Now™, Encinitas, CA
Breaking out the details of what it takes to create a self-reliant, self-sustaining, off-the-grid lifestyle.
Looking at life and health enhancing benefits of a lifestyle found only in living off-the-grid.
Considering the differences, difficulties and challenges of being self-reliant, living off-the-grid.
Offering ideas, strategies, resources and solutions to help you get free from the power grid, super-markets and the 9-5 commuting drudge by creating your own self-reliant, self-sustaining, homestead lifestyle.
No sales pitching. No hype. Just plain speaking facts, ideas, suggestions about life off-the-grid.
While the eBook is FREE, the content is practical and actionable knowledge and ideas.
So, how do you do all that? Stop dreaming: Get The eBook: Get Organised: Start doing.
The ultimate goal of this eBook is to share with you ideas and strategies that will help you successfully plan and create your own self-reliant, self-sustaining, off-the-grid homestead lifestyle. In this section you will find out what is really necessary for supporting life at its most fundamental level because, once you understand the basics, you then have a solid foundation upon which to build something that not only functionally works but also meets your needs: When you know what you need to do to create a comfortable self-reliant, self-sustaining, off-the-grid homestead lifestyle, you can then make a plan to create that life.
Since the beginning of the Industrial Age, we have been losing connection to what really sustains us, not only physically but also spiritually and emotionally. Today's generations grow up with no idea about how to care for themselves without public-availability of life-maintaining services ranging from reliable electricity, clean-water and sewage handling to comfortable housing, heating and food appearing without their effort on the super-market shelf. But now, using modern technology in creating your own version of a self-reliant, self-sustaining, off-the-grid homestead lifestyle helps to bring back that life-sustaining and health enhancing connection for you. This eBook introduces concepts and ideas to help you achieve this.
Life, even under any normal circumstances, is not without its own set of daily obstacles, setbacks and limitations but we learn, as we grow, how to dodge its punches and swing with its good stuff. In this eBook you will discover some of the different challenges that come up in living off-the-grid, disconnected, not only from the trappings of modern society but also from some of its taken-for-granted, easily available, on-tap services that you now have to provide for yourself. The eBook looks at some ideas and options for handling these kinds of situations and offers suggestions for how you might regain a more self-reliant, self-sustaining lifestyle for yourself through creating an off-the-grid Farmstead Homestead.
In this section of your eBook, you will discover information that will help you begin to put together all of the pieces that you will need to have, get, make or build, and what you will need to look for and why, in locating and creating your own off-the-grid, self-sustaining, self-reliant, Farmstead Homestead Lifestyle. As an Introduction to "How To Live Off The Grid Now™", here you will find details necessary to begin clarifying your vision of your own off-the-grid lifestyle and start designing your new home and its related support infrastructure, including deciding upon the type and scope of any food production that you want to pursue or exploring the alternatives if you would rather not get completely into farming but just want to grow enough food for your own needs.
The "Why..." really asks the question "Why do all this farming and gardening stuff?" that is actually the answer, not only to the question of "How do you become self-reliant and self-sustain yourself in your off-the-grid lifestyle?" but also to the very basic underlying question: "How do you pay for all this?" Unless you are blessed with an endless source of cash and capital, you are going to need not only to feed yourself and your family off-the-grid but also make an income to physically support yourself and your family off-the-grid: Money does not grow on trees but it can come from growing and selling food. Whether you do the actual growing yourself or sub-contract out the food production on your land is ultimately up to you but you do need food and you will need a source of income: In becoming self- reliant, small-scale farming can serve you well in both cases.
Using section sub-titles, like What, How, Why, etc., is an artifact of my engineering training and while there is some license in how I've used them, they label each section in your eBook to give a quick idea of what is in that section. So, in "Method" you will find "How" items like the how-to of 1) Finding Your Piece Of Land, 2) Shelter: Buildings for you and your business, 3) Preparing for business,4) Expanding Business Operations, 5) Marketing and Sales. You need to draw from all of these sections in putting your plan together to manage successfully creating your own style of self-reliant, self-sustaining, off-the-grid homestead and lifestyle.
Now that you have all of the foundational stuff explained and have clarified your vision so that you now have a clear picture of what your self-reliant and self-sustaining off-the-grid farmstead homestead and lifestyle is going to look like and you have your family on-board with your plan, you need to decide just "Where" you are going to create your farmstead operations which decision will be influenced by the Type and Scope of food-production that you want to pursue. From all of this study and review, you will now be guided in defining how you will meet, and provide for, the specific must-haves of your new homestead. Your eBook lays out each of these areas with suggestions about how you might do all this.
And now the 64,000 Dollar question: Can you make any money doing this and how much will you have to invest in order to do this? In this last section of your eBook is a pro-forma example budget for an example Pastured Poultry farming operation. Numbers are offered here only as examples of possibilities; your results will certainly be quite different because they depend upon a number circumstantial variables - including variances in locational, operational and marketing conditions and costs - plus how well you actually manage to manage and grow your business operations. In the start-up phase, typically, your costs will be higher than those you face once you are established. No guarantee of results is, or can be given: Everyone's situation and circumstances will be respectively quite different.
Together we will create a nation-wide network of successful, self-reliant, self-sustaining, Off-The-Grid Farmstead Homesteaders enjoying a lifestyle free from dependence on public resources.
I'm championing you to get going, get things done and develop your own off-the-grid lifestyle.
I believe in community, transparency and sharing of knowledge and ideas.
Our collective intelligence is what allows us all to grow, reach our goals, support each other, be successful and fulfill our dreams.
We live in a vast, beautiful, potentially abundant but oh so eco-sensitive and fragile world environment.
With education and knowledgeable, thoughtful, husbandry, we can help protect and nurture that life-supporting, life-giving environment and thus help protect and nurture ourselves.
We are all stronger when working together towards a mutually held objective with common purpose.
Let's take this vision from dreaming and thinking to inspiration and implementation!
May you beneficially touch the lives of all who meet you by the very force of your spirit and love.
You've enjoyed a great career until recently but now find yourself, still relatively young, healthy, well qualified and experienced in your field of expertise but find that you are no-longer able to secure the kind of work or income to which you have become accustomed and you've come to realise that you need to find another way to support yourself and your family: The old ways no longer work.
Or, you actually have a fundamental survivalist/prepper, even a TEOTWAWKI like, mindset and have already begun hoarding and preserving food, some that you got from Farmer's Markets, some from businesses specialising in providing food that will still be consumable for as long as 25 years from now, and you have your bug-out spot prepared but it has dawned on you that a) you may still run out of stuff or b) some of it may spoil before you can use it, or c) what if you can't reach your bug-out cache when you really need it?
Whichever one is you here, there is information in this eBook that can help you decide what direction to take and what your next step should be: Its FREE: Download it now.
Well, that's one heck of a wonderful dream you have but its not impossible to accomplish if you first learn as much as you can before trying to do that.
Fortunately for you, you've come to the right place in your search for answers because this eBook starts out discussing the very significant differences between life in any conventional urban setting versus life off-the-grid so that you can quickly learn what those differences are and begin figuring out if you would be up to meeting the challenges before you commit and venture a step too far in investing any effort and hard earned cash into something that you may not be able to complete or even get your money back.
Your copy of this eBook gives you an introduction from the initial stage of asking yourself if you are ready for this adventure through to the stage of discovering what you will need to do to set out on this adventure and complete the journey. What you will learn from this eBook could save you a whole heap of time, money and heart ache - and its FREE: Download it now.
The good news is that quite a number of people have been able to turn their backyard lot - and, in some cases, also including their front yard area - an area even as small as 3/4 acre overall - into a very effective urban-farm operation growing more than enough vegetables for their own consumption and including chickens, some for eggs, a few for their meat plus some rabbits for meat. Even a pig if you have the area for it. Goats? Not so easy.
Some folks have even turned their relatively small lots into a profitable business just growing vegetables and making as much as $60K in a good year (weather and other factors permitting, of course and there is no guarantee that you could achieve that kind of result because there are so many variables) - and they have done this with minimal outside assistance.
It does take time: This is not going to happen over night. You will find much more detail in your copy of this eBook. Why wait? Download it now.
I understand and empathise: That's exactly how I felt, and the goal I had set before starting the journey to get off-the-grid and out of the rat-race. Its what lead me to write this eBook as a result of all the research I've done these past several years together with drawing upon my early lifetime experiences in growing up in serious survival mode in war-torn Britain with rationing and major food shortages and blessed to have had an extended family committed to growing and preserving as much food as possible.
While growing up in the UK, I spent as much time as I could on the farm milking cows, feeding pigs, grooming horses, fetching eggs and cleaning out chicken houses and, when old enough, going out into the fields on the tractor with my trusty dog running after rabbits alongside. In other words, I experienced both the reality of how hard some of that work can be but also how rewarding are the results of that work along with the peace and serenity that comes only from living on the land, out of the city: I loved it.
If this picture resonates with you then you will find that this eBook was written for you. Don't wait? Download it now.
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The farmhouse (top right corner) was built around the time of Henry VIII and includes a couple of secret rooms called "Priests' Holes" where catholic priests could hide from Henry's men after Henry declared himself head of his new Church of England.
This is the farm - completely off-the-grid, making its own electricity, pumping its own water, having its own septic system back when I spent as much time as I could, while growing up, working with cows, pigs, chickens, horses and tractors before having my dreams of becoming a farmer dashed through family pressure and going on to graduate as an electrical/electronics engineer leading to an amazing career on both sides of The Pond - that has been the inspiration for this adventure in creating the self-sufficient, self-reliant, off-the-grid, modern-day Farmstead Homestead Lifestyle. But the dream never died!
While the farmhouse itself is clearly very old, this eBook, which is an introduction to what it takes to create a modern-day, self-sufficient, self-reliant, off-the-grid lifestyle, leads you towards using the latest technologies, methods and techniques in the construction of all forms of housing and infrastructure and encourages using ecologically and organically based grow-methods for all forms of food-production.
This is not about your Grand-dad's methods of farming: It is about using no herbicides, no insecticides and no antibiotics in producing the healthiest, tastiest, possible food with the least amount of production cost while doing no harm to the environment. Modern day farming is all about ecology: The natural preservation and nurturing of the very foundation that supports us in life and is the only foundation upon which we can defensively and reliably build the self-reliant, self-sustaining, off-the-grid lifestyle that we seek.
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