Part first person narrative, part how to manual on saving your money and keeping more of your income "Off The Grid" is a huge collection of information for the unemployed, under employed and those one paycheck away from homeless.
Chapters include information on untaxible jobs, applying for and getting any assistance you deserve, starting a food co-op, networking, cohousing, communes, cutting costs and setting priorities.
Under making money there are chapters on making money at flea markets and yard sales, online auctions and starting and building an online business. Under saving money you will learn all the tricks of non retail buying (like flea markets and yard sales) using coupons and grocoery shopping tricks, freebies and dumpster diving.
There is an entire chapter on helping your child deal with frugality and includes information to get you started homeschooling, toys, activities and crafts that will bring you and your children closer.
There is an entire section on how to create a garden that does not break the budget and supplies you with fresh food. There are links all over the book (in nearly every chapter) to things like free online auctions, classifieds, freebies, coupons, medical programs, free prescription programs and more.
"Off the Grid" also provides simple how to information on home and auto repairs, crafts, sewing, plant identification and foraging, creating a web page, how to network and a special section of information for the disabled as well as first aid and medical information.
There is a section with hundreds of items on how to recycle or reuse many common household projects and the multitude of double uses for common household chemicals or formulations.
Finally, there is an entire section on cooking and the frugal kitchen that includes how to information, reference items and a collection of over 500 recipes for everything from baby food, canning, wild and foraged foods, and techniques like solar cooking, dehydrators, crockpots and more.
This is a one of a kind collection of information that anyone on a budget will find very useful.
This book is in the form of an executable program.It does not open anything up onto your hard drive. It is completely self contained and small enough to use from a laptop, blackberry and even the older computers. It will function on any windows platform from Windows 95 and up including ME and 2000. It will be delivered via email within 24 hours of reciept of payment.