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Monday, May 2, 2011

Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat Book Review

There are people who have seemingly unlimited funds to purchase whatever goodies they want. This book is not written for them, though they could glean some great ideas. It's really written for the rest of us, those who have limited incomes but still want to go off grid and live comfortably.

Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat

Creekmore writes with a very down to earth style. He gets right to the point. He didn't fill this book with fluff -- this book is written from experience -- he actually lives the life and walks the walk. I live 100% off grid, and have done everything on the cheap, I've lived this way since Dec '07, I can tell you that this book has some useful ideas and info.

This book covers most all of the bases, I say most only because there is always something that could be added no matter how complete a book might be. You will learn about buying land cheaply, how to get shelter, how to power your place, this is something that can get expensive, but Creekmore tells you how to do it on the cheap. He also tells you how to deal with waste and sanitation, about security, food, water and more.

This isn't about being a hermit living in a cave, wearing skins and eating worms, Creekmore does use modern technology, lights, radio, computer... he just does it smarter, and he is sharing this info with the rest of the world in this book, hopefully so that the reader will have a head start on what to do and what not to do.

The part that I found very interesting is the security section, a couple of the ideas are the kind that make you slap yourself in the head and say "Why didn't I think of that???" I also like the section on how to find cheap land. Without that, you probably will not be able to even get started living anywhere on the cheap.

Whether you already own raw land and just want to know how to get started living cheaply, or you are just thinking about doing this, I highly recommend this book. Thanks Creekmore for sharing your life and experiences with the rest of us.

Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat





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4 comments:

  1. Awesome recommend! I'll have to check this out. Getting super serious about thinking about having an alternative bug-out location for us, and I've been shopping for land...

    The Survival Mama

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  2. I've followed Creekmore's for a while. great stuff. The book that put me on the road to cutting the cord with a regular 9-5 job was Rancho Costa Nada: The Dirt Cheap Desert Homestead. Since I would be in a somewhat better position financially than Phil and am not averse to planning, it should go even better. I don't plan to be as low tech as he was initially. gotta have a few creature comforts :)

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  3. Nice book review. With the coming "End Times" I'd imagine a book like this might prove useful .. at least in the short run.

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