Sailing the Farm: A Survival Guide to Homesteading on the Ocean by Ken Neumeyer (Paperback - Jan 1981)
Independence on Thirty Feet - A Survival Guide to Homesteading the Ocean. Be part of the The New Freebooters.
Condition: Collectible - Very Good
Brand New; sat on shelf unread-spine uncreased. Some cover/edge wear from shelf life/movement. Excellent condition for its age; probably never read.
No creasing to covers. No fading to spine. Binding is very tight and inside is clean.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 1 inches
Neumeyer discusses food production at sea, trade goods, diet for maximum nutrition with minimum weight and space, weapons. The book has ideas: a simple solar still to convert salt water to fresh using just the sun's energy, plans for a portable still that can be rolled up when not in use, a plan for setting up a mini-greenhouse to ensure a supply of fresh vegetables. Also, use the time at sea to make items to sell when you pull into port.
The appeal of heading to sea are manifold, this book is a real freedom companion a must for grow your own food and survive with nothing but this book. This will change your way of thinking forever. This book tells you how to feed yourself in the deep ocean. In the middle of the oceans it's not easy to provide yourself with all the nutrients necessary to keep alive - this book plugs the knowledge gap so that living totally on canned food is unnecessary. Fresh greens 5 months out from port is a reality.
The necessities of life on a seastead: food, water, power, transportation, are among the ideas he describes: a solar powered desalinator for seawater.
"Sailing The Farm" sets out to equip the sailor with the information needed to turn a boat into a survival retreat. Topics covered include--Gathering and preparing edible seaweeds; Earning a living with your boat; Delicious no-fuel recipes; Survival tools; Long-term food storage; On-board money-making crafts; Vegetable gardening; Preparing for bad political and economic weather. Fully illustrated with diagrams and sketches this unique book calls the sailor in each of us back to the sea.
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