Modern Potable Rainwater Harvesting

modern potable rainwater harvesting

Modern Potable Rainwater Harvesting 2nd Edition is a major expansion and rewrite of the first edition by the same title. This book shows how to design, build, and maintain a rainwater system that consistently and reliably provides clean drinkable water to your whole house. This water is orders of magnitude cleaner than typical public water supply or well water simply due to the fact that source water is distilled water from the sky rather than ground water polluted with all kinds of toxins. Rather than trying to purify polluted water at high mass flow rates demanded of entire cities, a rainwater harvester maintains distilled water purity with low continuous flow through inexpensive filters and disinfection systems.

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The Disaster Survival Guide: How to Prepare For and Survive Floods, Fires, Earthquakes and More

the disaster survival guide

Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Floods. Wildfires. Earthquakes. Epidemics. Droughts. Landslides. Trillions of dollars in damages. Billions of people affected. Terrorist attacks. Gas explosions. Bridge collapses. Car, train, and plane crashes. These sudden and unexpected events make it feel as if chaos rules the world, but expecting the unexpected can mitigate the damage and loss to you and your loved ones. It pays to be prepared. When catastrophe strikes, no matter how big or small, being ready and knowing how to respond can be the difference between the loss of life and survival.

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The Doable Off-Grid Homestead

the doable off-grid homestead

If you’ve ever thought about creating your own family homestead but weren’t sure how to get started or if it were even possible, Stewart and Shannon Stonger have been there and can help guide your way. They left their home in the city and moved to an empty plot of land with hopes of building a more sustainable way of life. Their years of research, limited budget, creativity and pursuit of their dream produced effective solutions that have taken them step by step to an independent, debt-free and off-grid homestead. In this book, they share how they did it to help others take the first steps in achieving their simple life dreams.

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Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

norwegian wood chopping, stacking, and drying wood the scandinavian way

The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson–like thriller; it’s a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it’s also a thoughtful attempt to understand man’s age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.

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Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

mini farming, self-sufficiency on 1-quarter acre

Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require.

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