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          11.

          THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

          David Craddock
          Paperback

          Price: $15.92

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          Studies have shown that the average North American family will spend more than a quarter of a million dollars on en…

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          CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $24.95. AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

          Studies have shown that the average North American family will spend more than a quarter of a million dollars on energy in a lifetime. What many other countries, including Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, China, Brazil and even Iceland, have realized is that there is a better way to power our homes, businesses and cars: by using renewable energy sources.

          Recently, the United States has begun to understand the importance of reducing its reliance on coal, natural gas, nuclear power and hydropower plants, which comprise the majority of the nation's electricity, due to increasing oil prices. Some sections of the country, including California, are turning to renewable energy sources. In fact, 12 percent of California's electricity is produced by renewable resources. The potential for the use of renewables is very large and understanding their use and their impact is key.

          Renewable Energy Made Easy will provide you with everything you need to know about these alternative energy sources. You will learn about solar power, wind power, water power, biofuels, geothermal energy, ethanol, wave farms, photovoltaic power plants and hydrogen fuels. You will also become well-versed on the availability, aesthetics, environmental and social considerations, and longevity issues of these so-called soft energy technologies.

          In addition, you will learn about the current costs and the projected costs in the future, ENERGY STAR® regulations, the newest research and innovations, and the high development potential of renewable energy. This book will serve as a guide to creating more efficient buildings and an invaluable resource for how to change our preconceived notions about power.

          This book has taken the complexity and scientific terms out of this topic, making it jargon-free and easy to understand. Ultimately, you will learn how our country can improve energy efficiency, reduce oil dependence, improve energy security, and reduce the health and environmental impact of our current energy system.

          12.

          REAL GOODS SOLAR LIVING SOURCEBOOK

          John Schaeffer
          Paperback

          Price: $15.75

          CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $35.00. AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

          Concerns over dwindling resources and environmental degradation are driving many to seek alternatives to our wasteful, polluting lifestyle. Clean technologies such as solar power, wind power and biodiesel fuel are soaring in popularity.

          The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook - Special 30th Anniversary Edition is the ultimate guide to renewable energy, sustainable living, green building, homesteading, off-the-grid living, and alternative transportation, written by experts with decades of experience and a passion for sharing their knowledge. This fully-updated edition includes brand new sections on Peak Oil, Climate Change, Relocalization, Natural Burial, Biodynamics and Permaculture. It also boasts the latest product listings and completely rewritten and expanded chapters on:

          • Land & Shelter
          • Natural Building
          • Passive Solar
          • Biofuels
          • Sustainable Transportation
          • Grid-tied Photovoltaics
          • Solar Hot Water Systems
          -- plus over 150 pages of maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, solar sizing worksheets and much more.

          Whether you're a layperson or a professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the new Sourcebook puts the latest research and products at your fingertips -- all the information you need to make sustainable living a reality.

          13.

          MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT SELF-SUFFICIENT RESOURCE SET

          Mother Earth News & GRIT
          Paperback

          Price: $14.99

          MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT come together to bring you 600 pages of expert advice, recipes, do-it-yourself projects and more information on living a self-sufficient life. This set covers everything f…

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          MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT come together to bring you 600 pages of expert advice, recipes, do-it-yourself projects and more information on living a self-sufficient life. This set covers everything from organic gardening to bees and honey, from backyard rabbits to self-reliance and country skills. The do-it-yourself projects include energy-saving household updates as well as instructions for constructing chicken coops, outdoor bread ovens and permanent garden beds. Follow recipes for baking sourdough bread, preparing rabbit meat, fixing delicious egg dishes, and cooking with honey. Discover how to save money with energy-saving tips for your home, and how to cut your food bills in half by growing your own food right in your own backyard.

          This set includes:
          MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Organic Gardening, 4th Edition
          This glossy-paged guide is perfect for beginners or expert gardeners. It covers everything from perennial vegetables to choosing a greenhouse, from organic pest control to making compost. Read how poultry is the secret weapon for organic pest control. Learn how to make the best homemade tomato cages. Or plan out your kitchen garden with four delightful herb gardens plans.

          MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills, 2nd Edition
          With more than 20 articles, this guide has hundreds of great ideas for self-reliant living. From preserving food to small-space gardening, from backyard chickens to making your own yogurt and cheese, this special guide has a wide variety of information that will help you lead a sustainable life.

          GRIT Guide to Homemade Bread, 3rd Edition
          Bread, bagels, pretzels, pizza crust, cookies and more! All of these delicious homemade creations can be found in this Guide to Homemade Bread. This guide includes more than 53 keys to successful bread making, outdoor bread oven plans, fail-proof no-knead breads, top bread machines tips and more.

          GRIT Guide to Backyard Rabbits, 2nd Edition
          You'll find more than 25 keys to a successful rabbit-raising enterprise in this special Barnyard Series guide. Learn about raising rabbits for meat and breeding stock. Build rabbit homes and learn what equipment you'll need. Read about a basic bunny diet that will keep them happy and healthy, and also discover so much more.

          GRIT Guide to Backyard Chickens, 4th Edition
          Calling all chicken enthusiasts! The fourth edition of this popular guide is overflowing with expert advice, key facts and easy chicken coop plans that will have both beginner and seasoned chicken owners crowing for joy! Read how to build a broiler coop on a shoestring budget. Build the perfect chicken tractor. Learn which heritage hens are the best for laying eggs. Follow the wide variety of delicious chicken recipes this book has to offer.

          GRIT Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey, 3rd Edition
          This treasure-trove of bee knowledge has more than 75 ways to get more from your bees. Cover-to-cover, this guide includes tips on saving money while building your own beehive or honey extractor with simple materials available at your local hardware store. Read how to use a top-bar hive, a less expensive method to raising bees that will pollinate your crops and provide tasty honey fresh from the comb.

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          THE HOMEOWNER'S ENERGY HANDBOOK

          Paul Scheckel
          Paperback

          Price: $24.95

          Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Energy expert Paul Scheckel offers practical advice for taking matter…

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          Are you looking for creative ways to lower your energy costs, generate more of your own power, or become less reliant on the grid? Energy expert Paul Scheckel offers practical advice for taking matters into your own hands. Understand the fundamentals of solar, wind, water and biofuel energy production as you make your home ready for renewables. Each chapter of The Homeowner's Energy Handbook provides a comprehensive discussion of renewable energy sources, along with "green guides" for building your own energy-saving (and energy-producing) equipment. Step-by-step instructions show you how to build a bicycle-powered generator, biodiesel processor, thermosiphon solar hot-water collector, biogas generator, smokeless wood-gas camp stove, and more. Whether you want to button up your house to be more energy-efficient, find deep energy savings or take your home entirely off the grid, this guide has the knowledge and skills you need to reduce your use, then produce!

          15.

          GOOSEN'S ALCOHOL FUEL BOOK

          Clarence D. Goosen
          Paperback

          Price: $27.95

          Based on scientific and professional understanding of how to make quality alcohol in considerable quantities, this book is filled with detailed articles on distillation principles, how stills are desi…

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          Based on scientific and professional understanding of how to make quality alcohol in considerable quantities, this book is filled with detailed articles on distillation principles, how stills are designed for optimum production and several recipes for mashing corn. Other articles cover the complete process of making alcohol fuel. Also featured are plans for making several experimental stills, an 8-inch packed column still, mash cookers and other equipment for production of alcohol fuel. Detailed charts answer the many questions sure to be asked by the novice distiller.

          16.

          THE SUN-INSPIRED HOUSE

          Debra Rucker Coleman
          Paperback

          Price: $29.95

          The Sun-Inspired House evolved from the questions about passive solar, passive cooling, energy efficiency and green building that home owners, builders, engineers and architects asked author Debra Ruc…

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          The Sun-Inspired House evolved from the questions about passive solar, passive cooling, energy efficiency and green building that home owners, builders, engineers and architects asked author Debra Rucker Coleman over the last 25 years. Although the book includes more than 50 house plans, its primary benefit comes from its in-depth coverage of passive solar home design, green building, energy-efficient construction, working with architects and many other resources.

          17.

          MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT COUNTRY LIVING RESOURCE SET


          Paperback

          Price: $24.99

          Living a self-sufficient lifestyle isn't easy, but is so rewarding when you can proudly say you grow your own food, make delicious home-cooked meals, have a medicine chest full of homemade remedies …

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          Living a self-sufficient lifestyle isn't easy, but is so rewarding when you can proudly say you grow your own food, make delicious home-cooked meals, have a medicine chest full of homemade remedies and so much more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT provide this excellent resource set that includes 700 pages of articles covering everything from field and lawn care to backyard sheep and goats, from home-baked bread to preserving your summer's bounty.

          This seven-guide set has some of the best articles for living an off-the-grid life. Learn to live off less by growing a bountiful garden; building a debt-free home; and eating homegrown food. Read how to grow and preserve your own food by building better garden soil, use cold frames to grow food in the winter months, and dry or freeze your leftover garden produce. Follow delicious bread recipes such as sourdough, pizza crust, gluten-free bread and more.

          This set includes:

          MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less
          You'll find expert advice, tips, instructions and more to help you live a more self-sufficient life. This fabulous resource covers everything from building better soil with free organic fertilizers to constructing tiny homes that are cozy, affordable and inspiring.

          MOTHER EARTH NEWS How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food
          Read how you can build better garden soil and make your own compost. Follow instructions for building your own mini-greenhouse with low tunnels for year-round gardening. Learn the benefits of using chickens in your garden. Discover how to grow lettuce, garlic and carrots.

          MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Family Health
          Keeping your family healthy all year long is one of the toughest jobs, and it's made all the more difficult by the effects of ingredients and chemicals in over-the-counter medicine and household cleaners. Covering everything from homemade remedies to first-aid kit essentials, this 100-page guide contains natural wellness tips, information on which food additives to avoid, and much more.

          MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Growing Your Own Food
          Enjoy growing your own food and cutting your bills in half this year. Guide to Growing Your Own Food is filled from cover to cover with the best articles on gardening, preserving, backyard chickens, beekeeping and more. With the help of this 100-page guide, you'll get the satisfaction of saving money and eating homegrown food all year long.

          GRIT Guide to Sheep and Goats
          With helpful advice, do-it-yourself projects, step-by-step recipes and beneficial breed guides, Guide to Sheep and Goats is an invaluable resource filled with expertly written articles for anyone who owns their own flock or herd (or wants to, one day!). Filled with more than 75 keys to keeping your animals healthy, this guide also includes information on raising sheep and goats, finding the right milk goat, how to build a milking stanchion, how to shear sheep, building proper shelters, and more.

          GRIT Guide to Field and Lawn Care
          Want the best-looking yard in your neighborhood? Or a sprawling green lawn that welcomes visitors as they make their way up your driveway? With the help of the Guide to Field and Lawn Care you'll discover how to grow and maintain the sharpest lawn, as well as tips for safe mowing, advice for rejuvenating your lawn, and so much more.

          GRIT Guide to Homemade Bread
          This guide provides more than 57 keys to successfully making bread, from sourdough to pizza crust, from bagels to pretzels and more. With 111 recipes inside this 100-page guide you and your whole family can enjoy the benefits of homemade bread.

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          MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT SIMPLE LIVING RESOURCE SET


          Paperback

          Price: $30.00

          Is there a more rewarding feeling than sitting down for dinner with your family, knowing more than half of your meal came from your own backyard? With the invaluable information contained in the MOTHE…

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          Is there a more rewarding feeling than sitting down for dinner with your family, knowing more than half of your meal came from your own backyard? With the invaluable information contained in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT Simple Living Resource Set, you can start working toward filling your pantry, refrigerator and dining room table with the fruit of your own labors. You'll also save money on bills, learn to live off the land, discover how to raise chickens, rabbits and bees, and so much more.

          The best articles that have been featured in MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT have been compiled into 100-page guides, ranging in topic from building beehives to enjoying fresh food all year. This six-guide set is full of tips, advice, instructions and recipes that will help you live a more self-sufficient life. Undertake eight easy projects for energy savings. Read up on pressure canning basics and safely preserve food (and save money at the grocery store and farmers market). Discover how to make your own compost for increased garden productivity. And keep animals right in your backyard for fresh eggs, meat and honey.

          The set includes:
          MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Organic Gardening
          Written for both beginners and seasoned gardeners, this 100-page guide is filled with articles that will make your garden healthy and bountiful for growing vegetables, fruits and herbs.

          MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Fresh Food All Year
          This guide is filled with articles on instructions for preserving food, whether it's canning, freezing or dehydrating. Plus, you can read about backyard chickens, the best ways to store fresh vegetables, how to make cheap garden beds and so much more.

          MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills
          Being able to successfully run a self-sufficient homestead, no matter whether you live on 1 acre or 10, provides you with benefits such as money saved on bills, healthy and nutritious food, homemade remedies, and so much more.

          GRIT Guide to Backyard Rabbits
          With more than 41 keys to rabbit-raising success, this information-rich guide from GRIT has 20 great articles about raising rabbits, either for pets, show or meat.

          GRIT Guide to Backyard Chickens
          Filled with all things chickens, this special guide covers everything you need to know about raising and keeping chickens, whether you live on a 100-acre farm or in a city suburb.

          GRIT Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey
          This colorful guide is filled with some of the best articles on keeping bees, building your own beehives, cooking with honey, and identifying different types of bees.

          19.

          WINDOW SOLAR HEAT GRABBER BLUEPRINT


          Blueprint

          Price: $10.00

          You can build your own solar panel with this Mother Earth News blueprint. This solar heat box attaches to the outside of a windowsill to harness the sun. This easy-to-follow blueprint includes photog…

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          You can build your own solar panel with this Mother Earth News blueprint. This solar heat box attaches to the outside of a windowsill to harness the sun. This easy-to-follow blueprint includes photographs, wiring instructions and airflow diagrams. Includes a list of materials and step-by-step instructions for a successful DIY project.

          You can read more about the solar heat grabber here.

          DISCLAIMER

          It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications blueprints are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or this blueprint you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

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          WOOD-GAS GENERATOR BLUEPRINT


          Blueprint

          Price: $15.00

          Assemble this wood-gas generator from recycled water heaters. Convert an internal combustion engine (100-cubic-inch or greater displacement) into your own home energy system or use the generator to ru…

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          Assemble this wood-gas generator from recycled water heaters. Convert an internal combustion engine (100-cubic-inch or greater displacement) into your own home energy system or use the generator to run a truck. This blueprint includes materials list, step-by-step instructions and black-and-white photos. Advanced mechanical and metalworking skills recommended.


          DISCLAIMER

          It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications blueprints are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or this blueprint you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

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