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Homesteading The Easy Way Including Prepping And Self Sufficency: 3 Books In 1 Boxed Set
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(143 customer reviews)
Despite all of the advances in technology, the bustling lives of city dwellers that get busier and busier, and the movement to homes where both parents work at least one job, there is a growing community of people who are turning to homesteading. The allure of homesteading can be obvious: it allows you to stay home more, be more self-sufficient, and slow down to enjoy "the simple life." However, some of the benefits may be more subtle. For example, you have a better diet and spend less money.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #93941 in eBooks
- Published on: 2014-07-23
- Released on: 2014-07-23
- Format: Kindle eBook
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
I love trying new "old" ways of things
By kathie newman
First of all I have to let you know I am without a doubt an "old school" type of reader. I prefer real books over kindle ones but wanted to give a couple a chance to see if I could be converted to a digital reader.
I have been wanting to homestead for most of my life. I wanted to live off the land and diy for as long as I could. I love trying new "old" ways of things. It makes me remember my childhood and gives me hope of my grandson becoming self sufficent if I can teach him things.
This boxed set seemed liked a good place to start and would cover most bases on a beginning self sufficiency education. The set is comprised of three ebooks. The first book is entitled Self Sufficiency: Getting back to basics; how to live off the grid. It gives a very basic foundation on types of homesteading and tips on how you can save money on day to day items and repurpose items. The best part of this book is it gives some make your own cleaner recipes. I have a ton if these on pinterest and they work!
The second book is titled Prepping: the ultimate survival guide. It basically gives you a outline of what to have on hand in case of an emergency.The last ebook is titled Homesteading and self sufficiency guide for beginners. It touches briefly on how and what to garden and how to keep a flock of chickens.
I can't say that I learned anything new from these books but I have been reading about and doing these things for a long time. I would recommend this set to someone if they wanted a very basic overview on being a prepper and/or living off the grid before they began to read or researched further.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Great information for anyone needing to know more.
This is a great set of books for anyone looking for either more information on this way of life or for tips to make the transition to homesteading for themselves. These books address Self Sufficiency: Getting Back to Basics, Prepping:The Ultimate Survival Guide, and Homesteading and Self Sufficiency Guide for Beginners. Each of these areas address concerns that are very important for homesteading. From how to leave it all behind and really focus on sustaining yourself off the grid to the steps it would take to start easing your life toward this as an ultimate goal.
I currently live in the city and would one day love to be on my own land and self sustainable.
In the mean time I love learning about this and studying ways that will help me mentally prepare and focus my family on why this is important. With a little time, effort and self investment this can be possible for anyone to achieve. The steps in these books really are not hard to follow or apply to life as we know it. With access to knowledge and so many testimonials of people who have been successful now is a great time to be learning these survival skills.
I really like how these books address living in a global world and how we can simplify our lives with starting with the basics in our own homes. How to save money on reusing, recycling and what is frivolous and not necessary to live. My favorite section is how to make your own cleaning supplies, this area alone has saved me a lot of money in the long run as well as aiming toward a cleaner way of living that does not rely on harsh chemicals.
Elizabeth Plum addresses how to survive disasters with basic skills and prepping that anyone can use. If you live off grid or in the heart of the city these tips are very useful. Just in the last year the number of disasters around the globe have increased and if you ever catch yourself in the middle of the storm it is important to know what to do in order to save yourself and your family.
Do you have bug out bags ready? Do you know what they are? If not then this is the perfect set of books for you to learn from. I highly recommend this to everyone.
I received this product at discount or free for an honest and unbiased review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Curious about Homesteading, Self-Suffiencey & Prepping - This is the book for you!
I found this set to be good for someone just wanting to learn what prepping, homesteading, and self-sufficiency is about. This would be a good jumping off point. As for someone like, who has already jumped off and is living a life that meets these 3 points, it didn't contain as much new information as I had hoped.
I was happy to see a medical list, a place to start from. However, I was disappointed that the section about “Surviving the Winter Months” was more of a rant or soap box section about living in the moment, not truly about surviving. Or when the author discusses saving money, or picking out seeds, no steps were given, no catalogs or companies suggested. The author definitely talked about chickens, and even went into how to build a coop, however other animals were not mentioned in this detail. The last chapter was about making your own furniture polish did not seem to fit into the flow of the book, and there were no other home diy supplies after that section, and yet it followed the chicken coop making.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a book that will explain these three areas, prepping, homesteading, and self-sufficiency this would a good book, it gives definitions, and discusses what each of these things mean, and allows for fluctuation in your life to fit into these categories. It does give you the basics, which is useful, and covers a wide array of subjects. I hope this will help in your decision to check out this book.
** This was a free book for me to read and review / all opinions are my own and I do not have any personal connections with the author **