265 pages. Dave Black, an internationally recognized consultant in emergency planning, offers a gamut of alternatives for modern living ways to make life more efficient, economical, Earth-friendly, and ultimately more satisfying. With examples and explanations of alternatives to standard shelter, energy, and water supplies, this book is an invaluable resource for the urban dweller concerned about his or her self-sufficiency.
The concepts and ideas presented in this book will not only save you money, they may just save your life.
SAVE MONEY! SAVE THE PLANET!
As energy cost soar and we strain our planet's resources, there's comfort in knowing that a more self-sufficient, sustainable approach to living is possible. We don't have to rely on the industrial grid for essential services. Alternatives to standard shelter, energy, and water supplies can change the way we live and reduce the damage we do to our environment. The right decisions in architecture and construction can drastically reduce power consumption. Biodiesel and alternative fuels can save money. Composting can reduce the amount of waste we create. Moving beyond a leave-it-all-behind approach. Dave Black offers a gamut of alternatives for modern living ways to make life more efficient, economical, Earth-friendly, and ultimately more satisfying. Valuable for the urban dweller concerned about the size of his carbon footprint and the rural self-sufficiency enthusiast, the concepts presented here can save you money and help you be a better citizen of the planet.
Dave Black is an internationally recognized consultant in emergency planning and disaster response. With nearly twenty years of experience in search and rescue and as a wilderness and urban first responder, he has served a a consultant and architect of community disaster response and management systems both here and abroad.