They say that if you are prepared for an EMP you are prepared for everything else.
No Grid Survival Projects caught my attention immediately because as I understand it, it was created to help people during long-term blackouts or after an EMP.
Needless to say, it’s my lifelong dream to stop being dependent on our vulnerable Grid.
Once my order got confirmed I was notified that the physical book was in very high demand and that my copy would be part of a new batch just being printed. They said it would reach me in about 10 days, but it arrived on my doorstep a bit sooner… 7 days to be more exact.
If the book is in stock, you can probably expect it to reach you faster. I didn’t mind waiting as I could read through the digital version immediately.
This is what the mailed package looked like. You can’t see this but it’s quite heavy, and even before I opened it, I could tell the book inside was solid.
The first thing that caught my eye was how gorgeous it looked both outside and inside. This was the kind of book that I could keep on my living room table.
In general, the book looked like it could take some wear and tear if you’d have to haul it with you to a bug-out location.
I don’t as my focus is making my house as ready as possible for a disaster and withstanding everything with all my stockpiles nearby. I also don’t want to risk and see what the roads will be like after an EMP.
No Grid Survival Projects is a massive 302-page physical book, but you also get access to a series of videos that show you how to build every project inside the book.
Michael Major, the author, filmed himself building each of the 70 DIY survival projects from start to finish. I thought that was a nice touch.
Of course, after an EMP these videos will probably become worthless unless you store them on a hard drive or tablet safely tucked away inside a faraday cage (hint).
But regardless, I’m going to be building many if not most of them while we still have electricity and a working internet.
After flipping through the book, a bit, I turned to the table of contents.
No Grid Survival Projects is made up of 8 large chapters as you can see below:
- Projects Related to Water
- Projects on Guns and Ammo
- Projects Related to Electricity
- Projects to Keep Intruders Off Your Property
- Projects on Food
- Projects on Traps You Can Make for Animals and Birds
- Projects on Seeds, Herbs, and Natural Remedies
- Other Projects to Build in Your Backyard
Each chapter has multiple projects, and all in all there are over 70 of them.
From the beginning, you get a bird’s eye view of what the project entails in terms of material cost, difficulty level, and time to build.
The book then goes on to provide a list of tools and materials needed before giving you step-by-step instructions on how to assemble everything in the right order.
I was taken by surprise by the level of detail provided by the author and how many pictures he added along the way.
At the end of each project, he even has a section about testing it out in real life and variations you can choose to adopt depending on your situation and property size.
Right now, I’m most interested in ways to generate my power supply at home, so one of the first projects I read was the one about The Backyard Power Plant.
This is a solar-powered system that can help you power up several important devices at once, the main one being a refrigerator or a freezer. I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but solar panels are resilient to the effects of an EMP.
What I liked about the Backyard Power Plant was that it not only gives you a simple solar panel setup but also shows you how to wire everything together and store that sun power in a battery bank to use it whenever you need it.
This is a scalable, modular system that you can implement depending on your individual needs and of course also on your budget.
I’m almost done building this project and I have to say it was not as hard as I first expected, especially since I don’t have the physical force of a man.
I guess that’s what happens when you get a book that doesn’t assume any previous knowledge and explains everything as if this were the first thing you built in your life. The fact that the panels are foldable, and the battery bank moves on its own wheels means I can install it whenever and wherever I want.
So, that’s a bonus because in case I’ll ever be forced to bug out, I’ll be able to haul my Backyard Power Plant with me.
Another thing which I didn’t expect was that I am enjoying building it. After work, I just grab a bottle of beer and head into the garage.
I am so focused on the task at hand…moving from one step to the next and putting everything together like a giant jigsaw puzzle. It’s a great way to disconnect and certainly a lot more useful than watching politics on TV.
Whichever projects didn’t fit a specific “niche” is placed in the “Other Things To Do In Your Backyard” chapter.
And as you’ll probably be able to see for yourself these projects are just as useful as the rest of them, at least at first glance.
I especially liked the one on how to build a stove water heater that gives you free hot water at the tap or the Smokehouse in a barrel.
One thing I noticed throughout the book is that Michael made an effort to not only keep every project as simple as possible but also affordable for regular folks.
Having accessed some of the links provided in the book I can vouch that the materials he used are good, but also inexpensive.
Each link for materials or tool also has a QR code attached and they’re easily accessed with your mobile phone’s camera. They will probably save you a lot of time you would have spent searching online and doing spec and price comparisons.
In other project books I’ve bought in the past the authors never seemed to care about making the buy and build experience as streamlined as possible. No Grid Survival Project doesn’t have this problem.
In conclusion, No Grid Survival Projects is one of the few survival books I can see myself coming back to again and again.
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The DIY projects inside have just added a new level to my preps that goes beyond just stockpiling or skills.
And I think this is very important for a lot of people because unless you’re able to automatically produce some of the vital things you need on your property and become a little more self-sufficient you might still come up short in case of a society-altering crisis like an EMP.
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Indefinitely wish to order a real book. Not online please . Asap
I have the real thing. Some interesting ideas.
I’ve gotten a copy of this book, as well. It is full of information and details that I’ve not found elsewhere.
Very good book to have in the survival collection.
As always, good information for the starter prep and some old timers also…
Thank you to all that have givin so much to the survival community.
Trying to order book to be delivered to Australia and the online payment system doesn’t work!
I’ve been thinking of getting. Nothing from preppers has disappointed me yet. niio
I bought this book and was very pleased with it. Full of great, practical projects and very detailed in terms of what’s needed and how to do the actual build. I plan to get a second copy as a gift for my son. So glad I bought this book!
Come on Raven!! It’s time to put your seal of stupidity on a very
Surely there must be something you can rant about.Maybe it’s
all them big words and fancy technical stuff.
The author probably was out to make you feel more insignificant
than you actually are.You’re not going to put up with that are you?
Chuck, I love a good argument also, but I believe it is in poor taste to egg on a fight. Raven and I don’t necessarily see eye to eye on most things, but he does have valid points at times. If he chooses to trash a very well written article, then I look at the comments from at least 2 angles: 1. His arrogance, demeanor, and narcissism get in the way of a more civil tone, or 2, he too, is looking for a battle of wits. A 3rd option could exist (highly doubtful), but he may have very valid points.
I won’t rush to Raven’s defense, but I will defend his right to make his rebutting statements.
You however, deserve to be trashed for your comment, because you are trying to get an argument going just to stroke your own ego. All you said about the actual article was, “very good article”, and for that, I appreciate your kudos to the author. So, before you come here looking for a fight, be sure to know who is on your side, and who is against you for YOUR stupidity. Words you may want to heed in your everyday life as well.
Prepper In Training
Raven is an evil bad person who deserves any criticism that comes his way.
He’s the kind of vermin to kick when he’s down for all of the trouble he causes.
Wouldn’t it be better to just ignore him whenever possible?
I ordered this book and it has many great projects. The one I was disappointed with was making water from air. It calls for using a dehumidifier and if the grid is down that isn’t practical. The ad I ordered the book from showed a box dripping water into a 5 gallon jug. There was nothing like that in the book. STILL looking for that little piece of info. Other than that the book is great!
You just described how to do it. Why do you need more? Make a frame for a box, cover the sides tightly with plastic. Put a piece that is a little too big on to so a small rock or something holds the middle lower than the sides and corners. (of the top layer. like let the center of the top be around 3 inches lower than the corners of that panel) Put your catch container below the lowest point and put all of it in the sun. If there is humidity in the air, it will help pull it out. Keep in mind that this is a very slow process. You get the most at sun up and at sun down if the temp is dropping. too easy.
Please please please 🙏 could you allow shipping to the U.K my partner is desperately wanting the hard copy please ☺️
I think you can order a copy from Amazon, though I doubt it will include the digital stuff and the bonus books etc.
I ordered a book I thought of the making of root cellar. But never received book..
Have you still not received your book? I was thinking of ordering one, but don’t want to not get a book if I pay for it. Not so good with the digital stuff.
It lacks to deal with some points in my opinion, for example, it does not deal with how to build a means of transport pulled by horses, the other point. which is very controversial and even that it can be considered illegal, it is like building a weapon with hardware
I remember what book this is. An informative book that can teach you a lot. I read it just a year ago and was impressed. Now I’m not up to it, at the moment I found all about literature, I used https://writix.com/essay-examples/literature for this. I want to start reading literature again. But for this you need to finish the university, because there is not enough time at all.
thanks to you
Let’s Go Brandon and F U if you voted for him!
I did vote for Biden not because I’m a Democrat but because old dump is a crook who cares for no one but himself. I’ve been a independent my entire life voting for the lesser of two evils Trump will do anything to get what he wants and to hell with this nation that’s what he has always done he cares about nothing else if you think he does, just look into his history yourself it’s public knowledge on the record! By the way I don’t like the Democrats either it’s just right now they are the lesser of two evil’s & I’ve been a member of the NRA for over 50 years!
You don’t get out much, huh?!?! Trump had the country turned UP, and it was continuously climbing! Til all the RINOs, turncoats, treasonous backstabbers, and swamp creatures, he was DOIN JUST AS HE PLEDGED HE WOULD DO!!!
I have a problem with the way the books are chosen for the bonuses: it’s the same books over & over with no way to order some of the books talked about! You can talk to the shipper directly you have to go Thur a service that can’t or won’t help they jusy pass it on if you can tell them what book you saw it connected with. There are books I would buy in a group that I’ve seen offered with others, but I already have half or more & don’t want it need to buy them again but there is no way to do it isn’t there a way to change out the ones that you don’t need since the bonus ones are digital anyway? Who needs 6 plus copies of the same ones?