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When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe.

When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad.

Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on “Making the Shift to Sustainability,” which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

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Author

Matthew Stein

Binding

Paperback

Brand

Brand: Chelsea Green Publishing

EAN

9781933392455

EAN List

9781933392455

Edition

2nd

ISBN

1933392452

Is Eligible For Trade In

1

Item Dimensions

120, hundredths-inches, 1096, hundredths-inches, 3.14, pounds, 850, hundredths-inches

Label

Chelsea Green Publishing

Languages

English, Unknown, English, Original Language, English, Published

Manufacturer

Chelsea Green Publishing

Number Of Items

1

Number Of Pages

493

Package Dimensions

120, hundredths-inches, 1100, hundredths-inches, 310, hundredths-pounds, 850, hundredths-inches

Package Quantity

1

Product Group

Book

Product Type Name

ABIS_BOOK

Publication Date

2008-08-18

Publisher

Chelsea Green Publishing

Studio

Chelsea Green Publishing

Trade In Value

578, USD, $5.78

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