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Publication Date: December 9, 2013
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Best Sellers Rank: #559,666 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #70 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Horticulture > Greenhouses #144 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Greenhouses #202206 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction
Sometimes the best ideas are the ones that provide a simple solution to multiple problems. It would have been enough to write a book on building a quality greenhouse; but this book goes much much further. This is a greenhouse, disguised as a porch, that not only allows you to grow food year-round but it also helps heat the house, produces hot water, dries your clothes and saves you lots of money. These ideas when put into practice elevate the concept of self-sufficiency to a new level. Now imagine having all these benefits, even in a grid-down situation. This amazing book provides a step-by-step guide on how to build your own secret greenhouse, and many tips and ideas on how to get the most from your efforts. Great pictures, illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Highly recommended.
"In his first book, Secret Garden of Survival, Rick showed us a simple, practical, yet ingenious way to build a survival garden that was camouflaged and useful for any serious prepper. Rick has done it again in his new book, Secret Greenhouse of Survival. From dispelling the myths of more common designs to using his greenhouse for other things like heating water and drying clothes, Rick once again gives us a step by step guide (full of great pictures and illustrations) to create a greenhouse that meets the highest standards of prepper excellence! He covers so many considerations like security, self-sustainability, practicality, and my favorite, affordability! Rick has created another book that is a must have for your prepping library. Like his first book, Secret Greenhouse of Survival is part of my prepper library, and will be put to use in the very near future!'Jay BlevinsCo-Founder of SEPS LLC, Doomsday Prepper, and Author of, "Survival and Emergency Preparedness Skills (SEPS): Mental, physical, and spiritual readiness for uncertain times." (Oaktara 2012) and "The Last Fall" (OakTara 2010).
The book covers the idea on how to disguise a greenhouse as a "normal" part of a house and gives you a few ideas on how to build one. But basically it is a log book of how the author build one. The genericness of the information given is both to high and to low - the one layout idea without variations.What is in the book is good but could as easily be covered by a blog. Read it cover to cover in 2 hours. Basically ok but seriously overpriced for the information given.
Sustainability is more than just being self reliant; it is also about working smart. I benefited greatly from Rick`s first book Secret Garden of Survival- How to Grow a Camouflaged Food-Forest in realizing if I didn't want to be constantly redoing things around the farmstead that permaculture was the way to go.A green house that makes hot water? Well I can see that could be easily be incorporated, but a system that also works as a clothes dryer shows you just how far the authors thinking out of the box will benefit you. This is the ultimate homestead greenhouse, but purposely designed not look like one. It looks like a nice porch add on and will not be recognized as your own personal food factory by passersby. It is much more efficient than a traditional hoop structure and has the added benefit of helping heat the house in Winter.. I can't read one of those rafter squares to figure out my angles but Rick thought of that and made the geometry very simple. The book is straightforward and teaches you step by step in easy to understand diagrams just how to build it. I recommend this book highly for both the prepper and backyard gardener. Rick provided me with this book for review knowing my love of the land and I can tell you right now that I began envisioning how I was going to add his designs to my own home after reading the first few pages. I think I will be gardening more inside now than outside.
I was hoping that Rick Austin's follow up to Secret Garden of Survival would be as good as the first book, and I was not disappointed. I finished the book in two days, I was so excited to pass it onto my husband so he could begin building plans for this Spring. The detailed instructions and photos of the process are very helpful to both newbie and experienced builders and preppers. I highly recommend this book!
This is a very precise and informative book. I can see results already at my house even though I have had the book a very short time. I was able to turn my unused ,south facing catch all storage area into a great greenhouse with a minimum of effort because I already had a roof over the area. Using some double pane glass doors I had come by I was heating up in no time. Right now I am using 5 gal. buckets to plant in until I can make some raised beds.Outside temp. 32 F.,inside 58 F. It is working for me.Try it and you will say the same.
After reading and implementing some of Rick Austin's practices from' Secret Garden of Survival' I have been anxiously awaiting his newest book, The Secret Greenhouse of Survival. I was NOT disappointed! Rick has an amazing way of not only giving you the `what and why' but the how. Having a resource like this is priceless! He answered all my preconceived ideas of what I wanted to have to in a greenhouse and also showed me how expand this design into saving money with not-so-hard additions. The money I will be saving on this project plus the addition of heating my hot water will help to expand other areas of our self-sufficient homestead.I think we have another best seller here! This is a must for ANY homesteading, self-sufficient or preparedness library! .
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