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Clutterbug: A zine about stuff
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Price: Free! Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
(3.00 from 1 review)
Look around you right now: how much 'stuff' do you have? This zine is all about chucking stuff out, resisting buying new stuff, and looking at the processes of how we engage with stuff along the way. I consider the 'buy-ology' of why we desire and buy what we do in the first place and also 'flow': the exact opposite of the desire-acquire cycle. If you hoard stuff, or purge, this will interest you.
The Fava, the Sun, and the Holy Goat: A Year On Our Farmlet
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Price: Free! Words: 36,180. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
This memoir is about two fifty-something Boomers building a small farm life in the Pacific Northwest. The main characters besides me and my husband, the Bearded One, are our 3 twenty-something kids and a few neighbors. We build a barn, an aviary, and a hoop house; acquire chickens and goats for the first time; and have numerous other rural adventures.
The Greening of Gavin - My First Year of Living Sustainably
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Price: Free! Words: 14,950. Language: Australian English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
As he walked out of the cinema, Gavin knew that his life would change forever. It was the impact of a documentary that kicked him into action, whereby he decided to lower his family's impact on the planet, in the attempt to live a more sustainable lifestyle. This is the story of his first year of 'The Greening of Gavin'.
Stickin' it to the Matrix
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,810. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Stickin' it to the Matrix is this generation's version of Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book. Funny and irreverent, the book is above all a practical step-by-step guide to both escaping and extracting from the matrix. In Stickin’ it to the Matrix, Henderson offers the reader the same insights that allowed him to "retire" at age 28, move to the country and author this, his 4th book.
The Truth About Simple Unhooked Living
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,540. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Find out how to manage a home comfortably and safely without electricity and running water. Why would anyone want to live that way on purpose? The reasons span from radical conservation to being self-reliant when the system falls apart. If you just want to weather water shortages and power outages gracefully, why not learn from those who live without pipes and wires full time?
Alternative Stirling Engines For Free Energy Applications And How To Go About Building Them And Using Them To Generate Electricity
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,650. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
This book describes the basics of the Stirling engine, as well as some of the most promising alternative models, how to go about building them and how they can be used to generate power for home use.
2F Wind Turbine Construction Manual
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,940. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
A very "hands-on" guide to every step in the process of building a 2 metre diameter wind turbine for battery charging. The turbine will produce 800kWh of energy on a site with 5 m/s mean wind speed. It uses more durable ferrite magnets for longer service life. The ebook is packed with colour photos and diagrams to clarify the text. "They can tell you more than thousand words"
Getting Started on a Food Supply Plan: Sourcing, Preserving, and Storing Food for Tomorrow's Uncertain Times
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,870. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Rural Living Today. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
Have you ever wondered how you'd feed your family if the retail grocery store system failed? Do rising prices and declining food quality make you want to take matters into your own hands? Getting Started on a Food Supply Plan will help you create a system of growing, buying, and storing food to raise your level of preparedness, increase your self-sufficiency, and provide peace of mind.
Preppers Pocket App Ebook - Survival Guide
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Price: Free! Words: 97,390. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Outdoor Skills
The Preppers Pocket Ebook was created to provide time-tested self reliance skills and information that previous generations knew and relied on to live. Our generation has an increasing need to learn these skills, live more healthy, save money at the grocery store, and live in harmony with all that nature provides. Learn about fishing, survival tips, gardening, fire starting, shelter building ....
Build Your Own Solar Powered Generator: Step by Step Instructions for Solar Power at a Fraction of the Cost
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 11,950. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
When the power goes out, be prepared. Learn to build a solar powered generator using this handy reference guide with step by step instrutions.
The Philosophy of Slow Vegetable Gardening
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011 by Harry Maxwell Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
This book is the story of how I developed a productive vegetable garden that provides my family with an all year round supply of fresh, chemical-free vegetables, and saves us thousands of dollars a year. I have discovered the benefits of slow vegetable gardening, which encourages me to appreciate and savour my vegetable garden while philosophising on the world and living in harmony with nature.
The Straw Bale House - Volume I
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
This ebook is the first of three volumes packed with high quality photos, that together, detail the process of building a house from foundations to finish. The preparation for building is covered in 'Not Bad for a Girl: Building a House - The Preparation'. It is intended for other owner-builders or anyone who is curious about building a house.
How to Start a Profitable Worm Business on a Shoestring Budget
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
In the book the author, a successful commercial worm farmer for more than 15 years, shares easy to follow methods to start a worm business from scratch. The reader will learn proven low cost ways to breed earthworms and generate an income with them. The book is suited for anyone that wants to work from home and has only a very small budget to get his/her business of the ground.
Talk Cheap: Your Guide to Free and Cheap Phone Service
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
Are you tired of overpaying for phone service? I personally used the methods detailed in this book to completely eliminate both my land line AND my cell phone bills. Buy this book and learn how you too can save a fortune on your phone bill using legitimate, established options to your traditional land line and cell phone service.
The Working Chicken
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Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Get ready for your new flock in thirty minutes or less with this short, sweet, and self-sufficient guide to keeping chickens! Learn everything you need to know to get started on your poultry adventure on a rural or urban homestead. Then enjoy a bonus picture book to inspire the next generation of chicken lovers.
Homesteading Adventures: A Guide for Doers and Dreamers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,860. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014 by ManyTracks. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
From bare beginnings to a comfortable, ever changing homestead, Sue leads the reader through their early years of building, learning, laughing and creating their home in the woods. Both fun and practical with plenty of how-to and a little bit of philosophy, from home building to home power, from organic garden to country kitchen, and a whole lot in between.
Sacred Coffee: A "Homesteader's" Paradigm
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
Sacred Coffee: A "Homesteader's" Paradigm reveals the thoughts, ideals, beliefs, and practices through which the Zeiger family pursue a simple, centered, more deliberate lifestyle off the grid in Alaska.
Build Your Own Small Solar Power System
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Do-it-yourself / general
So what do you do when the power goes out? Do you fumble around in the dark looking for candles or a torch to light the way? Well, look no further for a solution. This eBook is a how to guide, with comprehensive instructions that will enable you to benefit from my experience and research, and build your very own small solar power system even on a modest budget.
Small Home Tiny House
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 16,470. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
The best guide to budgeting, designing, and estimating your small or tiny home available on the market today.