Self-sufficiency on a Shoestring tells how to get started - with little or no money - and how to expand your self-sufficiency ideals. Sustainable self-sufficiency, new technologies, global warming and problem solving are just a few of the issues tackled in the early chapters, followed by expert knowledge about vegetables, fruits and herbs. The art of keeping bees and essential animal welfare concerns when keeping chickens, pigs and goats are all succinctly explained. Methods of saving money on heating and lighting costs are detailed, from wind turbines and ground source heat pumps to solar panels and wood-burning stoves.
About the Author
Alan and Gill Bridgewater have an in-depth knowledge and years of experience writh self-sufficiency. Their enthusiasm for growing their own food and caring for animals is well known, and in this authoritative book they also share information about generating off-grid energy. They have written several highly acclaimed self-sufficiency books.