Our Off-Grid Living Collection

Dive deep into the world of self-sufficiency with our curated selection of off-grid living books.

Our Top Recommended Off-Grid Living Book

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50th Anniversary Edition

The Encyclopedia of Country Living

50th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself.

#1 — The Best Country and Rural Living Books*
#1 — 15 Best Homesteading Books for Beginners in 2021**

For more than 50 years, this homesteading classic is the essential book of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land, being prepared, and doing it yourself. Keep your family healthy, safe, and independent–no matter what’s going on in the world.

From homesteaders to urban farmers, and everyone in between, there is a desire for a simpler way of life: a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining, and holistic approach that allows you to survive and thrive—even in uncertain times.

With its origins in the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to living a self-sustaining lifestyle. Learn how to live independently in this comprehensive guide, including how to:

* Can, dry, and preserve food
* Plan your garden
* Grow your own food
* Make 20-minute cheese
* Make your own natural skincare products
* Bake bread
* Cook on a wood stove
* Learn beekeeping
* Raise chickens, goats, and pigs
* Create natural skincare products
* Make organic bug spray
* Treat your family with homemade remedies
* Make fruit leather
* Forage for wild food
* Spin wool into yarn
* Mill your own flour 
* Tap a maple tree

And more!

#1 The Best Country and Rural Living Books list: “This comprehensive resource is the most authoritative guide available to a sustainable lifestyle and living off of the land.”

#1 15 Best Homesteading Books for Beginners in 2021:This book is one of our favorites…many aspects of basic farm life fill the (tremendously) detailed 928 pages. You’ll find gardening tips, how to prepare food, and how to buy land. …If you want to know more about keeping bees, raising rabbits, and taking care of cows, then this is the book to get!
—Outdoor Happens

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Off-Grid Living Books

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The Doable Off-Grid Homestead

Start Your Own Off-Grid Homestead the Simple, Budget-Friendly Way.

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Living Off the Grid

What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility.

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Off-Grid Living 101

Beginners Guide to Having Your Own Homestead & Becoming Self Sufficient.

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Off Grid Living

Step-By-Step Back to Basics Guide To Become Completely Self Sufficient in as Little as 30 Days.

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Back to Basics

A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills (Back to Basics Guides).

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Off-Grid Living

A Complete Guide To Building Your Homestead & Cultivating A Simple Life.

The Self-Sufficient Backyard

Take Advantage of 40 Years Experience Living Off The Grid & Turn Your Home Into a Self-Sufficient Homestead…