Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs: The Thrivalist's Guide to Life Without Oil [NOOK Book]

Overview


Based on the premise that we have 21 days before we lose our modern conveniences, Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs is packed with practical solutions for becoming more self-reliant and transitioning to a lower energy lifestyle. From shelter to livestock to transportation to tools, this is the ultimate guide to simplifying your lifestyle while reducing your dependence on oil.
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Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs: The Thrivalist's Guide to Life Without Oil

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Overview


Based on the premise that we have 21 days before we lose our modern conveniences, Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs is packed with practical solutions for becoming more self-reliant and transitioning to a lower energy lifestyle. From shelter to livestock to transportation to tools, this is the ultimate guide to simplifying your lifestyle while reducing your dependence on oil.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550924718
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 646,961
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Wendy Brown is a suburban homesteader growing roots (both literally and figuratively) in Southern Maine. Until 2005 her family was living the American Dream, complete with credit card debt, car payments and two mortgages. Concerns about the environment, Peak Oil, and the economy combined with a growing desire to live a more self-sufficient life caused her and her family to reevaluate their lives. The result has been a transition from a completely dependent, consumerist lifestyle to one of living debt-free in a comfortable, more energy efficient home in a desirable location with a bountiful garden.
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Table of Contents

Acknowlegments ix

Preface 1

Day 1 Shelter 13

Day 2 Water 25

Day 3 Fire 33

Day 4 Cooking 41

Day 5 Food: Stocking Up 45

Day 6 Food: Long-Term Storage 55

Day 7 Growing Food 69

Day 8 Livestock 87

Day 9 Laundry 113

Day 10 Lights 123

Day 11 Electricity 129

Day 12 Waste Disposal 137

Day 13 Health Care 145

Day 14 Cleanliness 157

Day 15 Tools 171

Day 16 Building a Library 181

Day 17 Entertainment 189

Day 18 Schooling 199

Day 19 Networking 213

Day 20 Security 225

Day 21 Transportation 233

Day 22 Afterword 241

Bibliography 251

Index 253

About the Author 261

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    I really wanted to like this book, but there are several issues:

    I really wanted to like this book, but there are several issues:

    Bad Points:

    1. If you have done any reading on prepping for future catastrophes / bad times - this book is mainly a rehash of other prepper ideas. You can find 99% of this information on the web by looking through prepper / survivalist websites.

    2. The author starts rambling throughout the book on her personal history / growing up (which has little to offer in light of the subject at hand).

    3. The author recommends not storing foods which are not grown locally (ie - wheat, corn, etc.) because you won't be able to get it after the financial meltdown. This is a very bad piece of advice based on the author’s viewpoint that people will be distressed if they are not able to get that kind of food after their supplies run out. If I can safely store corn for 10+ years, why wouldn't I store something like that?

    4. The premise of the book is to become prepared in 21 days. A lot of the suggestions will take longer than 21 days to put into place.

    5. The author mainly focuses on her region (Northeast) for suggestions relating to growing foods (and other subjects).

    6. There are five reviews before this one that are nonsense (they appear to be spamming the B&N reviews with 4 & 5 stars for this book). I'm not saying that the author is doing this - but the “reviews” are just nonsense words thrown together.

    Good points:

    1. If you are completely new to prepping - this book may help you to think about a few things before the you-know-what hits the fan.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Dumb book.

    And, if people are just going to write random stupid things then don't review at all. To Liana: you cant spell anything right your review is the dumbest thing I ever read. And this book is terrible and a huge waste of money. To that other guy who said "Im fat and male!" well if thats suposed to be funny then you need some serious lessons on whats funny and whats not because your really retarded.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Liana

    Wqlks to te park with madison and watches herflounce tirqards th swing. They talk and laugh and swing together.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Nookville police

    Investigates the sceane

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Dead Mayor Bitsmay

    IM FAT AND MALE!!!!

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Batu

    My house

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 12, 2011

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