The Book

Preface

—- The first part of this book answers the harder questions of “why”, we as middle class Americans need to be more self-sufficient. This combines the financial, economic, social and political reasons which include real factual examples of “why”.

—- The second half of this book delves into the “how to” for a more specific plan of action and “lifestyle” in regards to being more self-sufficient, while at the same time still tying in the “how to” chapters with financial, economic, social and political rationale.

—- The author felt the need to be repetitive and blunt on critical issues of significance to him. At the same time, he also felt the need to touch on certain topics through subtle implications. We are hopeful the reader can benefit from these objective facts and straight forward approach used in this book.

A Few of the Messages in Book

If we lose the ability or desire:

  • to grow or choose or harvest the most nutritious foods for ourselves or our families
  • to drink uncontaminated, clean water
  • to work and achieve our dreams
  • to get a job or keep a job based on qualifications and hard work in lieu of what group we are in
  • to help others
  • to save for the future so there is light at the end of the tunnel for middle class America
  • to be thinkers and not just followers
  • to stand for principle and fight political correctness so you could control some of your own destiny
  • to stand against corruption and manipulation
  • to acknowledge that we have been distracted, dumb downed and divided as an American people
  • to make the “powers that be” practice what they preach
  • to stand up to threats, intimidation, blackmail, bribery, shaming or any other kind of force or fear.
  • to say it like it is, but are willing to concede and say “that’s just the way it is”.

Then everything that makes us happy, healthy, or even human will fade away.  This will  diminish value, appreciation, trust, respect, love and forgiveness.

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

The wealthiest person is not the person who has the most “stuff”, but the person who needs the least.

What if you wrote a book that gave you a window of  six months of publicity or a “microphone”, which included radio shows, articles and production company opportunities ….. would you have the guts to try and help the people of your country or would you play the political correct game and ONLY “feather your own nest”? What would you choose to do?

Table of Contents

Introduction: Brief overview of some aspects of the book ….. 3

Chapter 1: Off Grid Dream and the tenacity to reach your goals.  Dreaming about Montana, goal setting, realizing how society is living  today  ……. 11

Chapter 2: Political Correctness “out of control”
Discussing my 20 plus year pharmaceutical career. My company telling me that I couldn’t get a part time/job share because it was only for women even though I extended my career 7 years with spinal stenosis and nerve damage ……19

Chapter 3: The Rise of Political Correctness and the Fall of the Middle Class.
Discussing affirmative action/quotas and “victim group status” in general and how this has degraded women and minorities. Several true examples of this insane behavior…… 29

Chapter 4: “Equality” has a New Definition …… 43

Chapter 5: America’s Economic Reality and the Death of our Dollar
Discussing the fate of our dollar, the Federal Reserve, the US Treasury, debt and our culture. The inevitable truth and life styles of America when we lose US dollar reserve currency status. What plans of action to take ……. 55

Chapter 6: The Importance of helping others
I give many examples of how we all need to help one another because everything is going to get much tougher ………. 63

Chapter 7: Choosing your off grid location
Discussing the micro and macro solutions for living off grid or country living in general. Type of land to buy, type of valley including elevation, water, natural resources  …….. 71

Chapter 8: Choosing and building your off Grid/country home
Discussing different types and styles of homes to build, log, stick frame   ….. 81

Chapter 9: Hunting and Fishing
I share my Montana adventures and dovetail these lessons learned with self- sufficiency, tangibility and good health ….. 89

Chapter 10: Gardening
We grow our own produce with “raised bed gardening”. I explain how to build inexpensive green houses and which vegetables to grow and how and why. Soil, composting, nutrition are also discussed …107

Chapter 11: Health/Immune system
Discussing how to eat healthy and build your immune system. I talk about curing and preventing cancer and the facade that surrounds this money hungry health care system. I use all objective facts and statistics …121

Chapter 12: Hobby Farm Animals
Discussing which animals I chose and the benefits of each …131

Chapter 13: Alternative power/energy tips
Discuss the tools a person would need to start their own solar array or energy set-up. I discuss the fiscal benefits as well as some scenarios which would occur if our “grid” went down. …….139

Chapter 14: Edible and Medicinal Plants
Discuss the benefits and vitamins of specific plants. Plus, all the wild edible berries I have on my place. I share a story of how I reduced enlarged lymph nodes with medicinal plants, which could have been cancer. My grandmother was in a concentration camp for 20 years and survived because she knew how to eat wild edible plants … 151

Chapter 15: How about this idea?
I discuss an idea I have to create a self-sufficiency/preparedness school here in America. Some subjects would include: Alternative energy, living off grid, buying land, raising animals, financial counseling (amortization schedules- principle, interest, equity…), hunting and fishing, canning, hand gun defense, edible and medicinal plants, nutrition, gardening and farming etc ……… 159

Chapter 16: Some Independent Final Thoughts
Just have a few final thoughts to make us all think …..165

One New York Man's Journey To Off Grid Living In Montana