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SURVIVING THE APOCALYPSE IN THE SUBURBS: THE THRIVALIST'S GUIDE TO LIFE WITHOUT OIL
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SURVIVING THE APOCALYPSE IN THE SUBURBS: THE THRIVALIST'S GUIDE TO LIFE WITHOUT OIL

Author: Wendy Brown
Publisher: PERSEUS / RUNNING PRESS, May 2011
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-86571-681-1

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This guide to simplifying & adopting a lower energy lifestyle breaks down all our basic needs & describes how they might be met after the loss of the modern conveniences we currently take for granted. From small-space gardening techniques & a guide to small livestock to tips on cooking & heating, sanitation options, & much more, this is a complete guide to becoming more self-sufficient. 25 photos & illus.;6x9 inches, 336 pgs.

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In the latter half of the twentieth century, the percentage of the total American population living in suburbs grew to nearly fifty percent. Fossil fuels were cheap & plentiful, & car-dependent, energy-intensive lifestyles came hand in hand with this demographic transition. In the age of Peak Oil, environmental catastrophe, & a failing economy, it is imperative that we transform the suburbs into sustainable communities.

Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs envisions a suburban evolution?from isolated cookie cutter houses with manicured lawns & two-car garages to small, closely packed, productive, interdependent homesteads. This guide to simplifying suburbia & adopting a lower energy lifestyle breaks down all our basic needs & describes how they might be met after the loss of the modern conveniences we currently take for granted. From small-space gardening techniques & a guide to small livestock to tips on cooking & heating, sanitation options, & much more, this is a complete guide to becoming more self-sufficient wherever you live.

Required reading for anyone interested in increased self-reliance & a lower carbon footprint, Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs will help you look past the white picket fence to a new world of possibilities.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Wendy Brown
is a suburban homesteader growing roots (both literally & figuratively) in Southern Maine. Until 2005 her family was living the American Dream, complete with credit card debt, car payments & two mortgages. Concerns about the environment, Peak Oil, & the economy combined with a growing desire to live a more self-sufficient life caused her & 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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