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Ron and Johanna are what some people call modern day pioneers. Ever since the late 1970s they’ve been surviving and thriving off-the-grid:

  • Growing their own food year-round…
  • Collecting enough water for drinking, cooking and bathing wit!
  • Making their own natural remedies from backyard plants.
  • Heating the house and getting hot water practically for free…
  • And generating the electricity needed by their entire homestead from solar and wind…
  • Plus, many…many, many others!

In their new book, “The Self-Sufficient Backyard: For the Independent Homesteaders” , they share the homesteading and self-sufficiency knowledge they’ve acquired over 40 years for the first time.

This is simply a must-have for anyone interested in going off-the grid or just saving and making some money on their own property. And it all ads up! Ron and Johanna don’t have a big pension to fall back on but they still manage to make a more than decent living just with what their tiny ¼ acre homestead produces.

That’s how little you really need to be self-sufficient in modern day America.

And the best part is that it doesn’t matter if that property is a few acres big or just a tiny apartment in the city.

Everything inside the book can be upscaled or downscaled to fit your daily needs.

With over 100 practical DIY projects there is something for everybody’s property inside The Self-Sufficient Backyard: For the Independent Homesteader – so get ready to start living the life others will keep dreaming about!

About the author:

Ron Melchiore is an Outdoorsman/Pioneer, Homesteader, Remote Exploration Camp Manager and Author. Living off grid since 1980, Ron and his wife Johanna have spent the better part of their lives “unplugged.” As part of the back to the land movement that originated in the 70’s, they have spent their adult years living the homestead dream.

Ron spent 20 years in Maine mastering the many facets of homesteading: gardening, food preservation, animal husbandry, and construction, to name a few. The need for money became obvious in those early years, so as a small-business endeavor, he added logging, tree farming and milling lumber to his repertoire, which ultimately earned him and his wife awards as Outstanding Tree Farmers.

Because Ron possesses an adventurous spirit, he decided to pursue a long-time dream of his, to thru hike all 2,100+ miles of the Appalachian Trail — so, he spent 5 1/2 months walking. A cross-country bicycle trip years later satisfied his need for mobile adventure. He has survived forest fires and bear encounters.

Ron and his wife currently live 100 miles in the Canadian wilderness on a remote lake. Access is by float plane and they generally only see other humans twice a year when they come out for resupply. A computer/satellite link serves as their connection to the outside world.