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Simple Balanced SelfReliance: Family urban survival guide for the 21st century Dave Author

Simple Balanced SelfReliance: Family urban survival guide for the 21st century

Dave Author

Published September 7th 2014
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 About the Book 

Why simple balanced self reliance and not just self reliance? Because this book is about how to live a simple balanced happy life. Being 100% self sufficient/self reliant off the grid may sound romantic and idyllic but its not balanced. If you canMoreWhy simple balanced self reliance and not just self reliance? Because this book is about how to live a simple balanced happy life. Being 100% self sufficient/self reliant off the grid may sound romantic and idyllic but its not balanced. If you can buy flash-frozen (which suspends their aging and nutrient losses) fruit and veg very cheap to supplement what you grow or forage yourself thats balanced. If you can fit solar panels to sell electricity back to the grid when the sun is shinning thats great. But its very useful to be able to use electricity from the grid when the sun is not shining, compared with 100% living off grid. Water bills can be expensive and currency doesnt grow on trees. But water does fall from the sky for free. To install a fully fledged rain water harvesting system can take years to pay back. But to have a storage tank and have your gutter/downpipe feed into it can greatly reduce your water meter readings when you use this instead of relying 100% on buying from the water company.Finally to have a multifuel wood burner stove like the portable one shown here or WVO lamps (read about later) to heat your home (and provide light with the lamps) and use for cooking AS WELL as using central heating and conventional cooking methods gives you wonderful versatility. So not relying on either the 100% self reliant way or relying completely on utilities (as most people in the developed world do) always being cheaply available. This is simple balanced self reliance.