"You can't have everything -- where
would you put it?" -- Steven Wright.

Hum ... good point! But you have some things, including yourself, so you need a place to put it. And you. You need a place to keep the rain off your head, and the frost off your toes. A house. A dwelling. A domicile. You know, a pad!

Used steel shipping containers. You've probably seen these things sitting on railroad flat cars whizzing by as you're stopped at a RR Crossing. They're 8-feet high, 8-feet wide, and 20- and 40-feet long. A feller could put these things to good use I think. And, they deliver!

Utah Shelter Systems -- the way the world is going today, maybe it's time to start thinking about bomb shelters again. These guys have the designs that were actually tested using real nukes back in the 1950s. They also sell a book called Nuclear Defense Issues for $25.

Underground Shelter Online

The Granddaddy Of All Underground Storage Areas

The Online Homesteading Resource

The Secure Home, how to build one

American ConForm Industries makes "Smart Block", a foam plastic material for building concrete forms, which you then leave in place as insulation material. Cool!

The Hive: A Secure Underground Storage Room

Heritage Building Systems, makers of pre-fab metal buildings.

American Steel Span prefab steel buildings.

Steelmaster Buildings prefab steel buildings.

Log home kits, delivered.

Log Homes, a comprehensive web site.

Hummer the go-anywhere car!

St. Maries Realty in St. Maries, Idaho, if you are interested in buying property or a home in the wilderness areas of Northern Idaho.


Deerskins into Buckskins : How to Tan With Natural Materials A Field Guide for Hunters and Gatherers
by Matt Richards
Paperback - 160 pages
Published by Backcountry Pub, 1997

The publisher says: "currently the most popular home-tanning guide in America and on because it teaches folks how to tan with natural materials and common tools"

Back to Basics: How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills
Published by Readers Digest, 1997

Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management
by Maurice Grenville Kains & Maurice G. Kain
Paperback, 397 pages
Published by Dover Publications, 1978

How to Find Your Ideal Country Home: Ruralize Your Dreams
by Gene GeRue
Published by Heartwood Pubns, 1996

This is the book to get for all the information you will need to help you move to the country. Highly recommended!

Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness
by Horace Kephart and Jim Casada
Paperback Facsim. ed edition
Published by the University of Tennessee Press, 1988 (first published about 1910)

Beginners Guide to Family Preparedness: Food Storage, Back to Basics, Survival Facts
by Rosalie Mason
Published by Horizon Pub Co, 1977

Places Rated Almanac
by David Savageau & Geoffrey Loftus
5th Edition
Paperback, 421 pages
Published by MacMillan General Reference, January 1, 1997

Retirement Places Rated the Single Best Sourcebook for Planning Your Retirement or Finding Your Second Home
by David Savageau
4th Edition
Published by MacMillan General Reference, June 1995

The Modern Survival Retreat
by Ragnar Benson
Published by Paladin Press, 1998

This book replaces his 1983 volume on the same topic. He writes: "The last 15 years have dramatically illustrated that the great enemy of self-sufficient people is a government that rigorously and self-righteously demands that its citizens either remain or become mindless dependents. Sad to say, but no government in the world seems willing to tolerate self-sufficient, self-confident citizens, as was true in the formative days of the United States, in spite of the fact that these are the very citizens who contribute most to any society's economic advancement. (Preface)"

New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual
by Reader's Digest
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published by Readers Digest, 1996

All About Hydraulic Ram Pumps
by Don Wilson
Published by Atlas Pubns, 1992

Travel-Trailer Homesteading Under $5,000
by Brian D. Kelling
Paperback, 65 pages
Published by Loompanics Unlimited, 1995

Living Aboard Your RV: A Guide to the Fulltime Life on Wheels
by Janet Groene, Gordon Groene
Paperback, 250 pages
Published by Tab Books, 1993

Moving to a Small Town: A Guidebook for Moving from Urban to Rural America
by Wanda Urbanska, Frank Levering
Paperback, 327 pages
Published by Fireside, 1996

Small Town Bound: Your Guide to Small-Town Living, from Determining If Life in the Slower Lane Is for You, to Choosing the Perfect Place to Set roots
by John Clayton
Paperback, 224 pages
Published by Career Press, 1996

Country Bound!: Trade Your Business Suit Blues for Blue Jean Dreams
by Marilyn Ross, Tom Ross
Paperback, 392 pages
Published by Upstart Pub Co, 1997

How to Buy Land Cheap
by Edward Preston
Published by Loompanics Unlimited, 1996

How to Survive Without a Salary: Learning How to Live the Conserver Lifestyle
by Charles Long
Paperback, 208 pages
Published by Warwick Pub, 1996

Last of the Mountain Men
by Harold Peterson, Sylvan Hart
Published by Backeddy Books, 1994

Sailing the Farm
by Ken Neumeyer
Published by Ten Speed Press, 1981

Beating the System: The Next American Revolution
by Larry Roth
Published by Cheap Press, 1995

Moving to Small Town America: How to Find & Fund the Home of Your Dreams
by William Seavey
Paperback, 224 pages
Published by Dearborn Publishing, 1996

Choose the Southwest: Retirement Discoveries for Every Budget
by John Howells
Published by Gateway, 1996

Retirement on a Shoestring
by John Howells
Published by Gateway, 1995

Where to Retire: America's Best and Most Affordable Places
by John Howells
Paperback, 368 pages
Published by Gateway, 1995

Discover the Good Life in Rural America: The City Slicker's Guide to Buying Country Real Estate Without Losing Your Shirt
by Bob Bone
Paperback, 159 pages
Published by Communication Creativity, 1994

Freedom Road
by Harold Hough
Published by Loompanics Unlimited, 1991

Alternative Housebuilding
by Michael McClintock, Richard J. Meyer, Mike McClintock
Paperback, 367 pages
Published by Sterling Publications, 1989

How a House Happens
by Jan Adkins
THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. The publisher is out of stock. If you would like to purchase this title, we recommend that you occasionally check this page to see if it's been reprinted.
Published by Walker & Co, 1982

Moving Heavy Things
by Jan Adkins
THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. The publisher is out of stock. If you would like to purchase this title, we recommend that you occasionally check this page to see if it's been reprinted.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Co, 1991

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