M.D. Creekmore is the author of TheSurvivalistBlog.net, and is someone truly living what he writes about. Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat is his first book, and it's a good one.
M.D. was going through a divorce and a job loss when he decided to move to his 2 acres of "junk land" and make a go of it. This book is for us to learn from his mistakes (I was particularly struck by his septic issues since I think our ground is similar) and also his successes.
The book is organized into chapters that make sense:
- Junk Land
- The Trailer
- Solar and Generator Power Systems
- Water, Waste, and Other Stuff
- Stockpiling Water, Food, Guns, and Other Supplies
Probably the weakest part of the book is his section on Security, but I really don't see that as a negative for the book. Volumes have been written on the subject, and he uses a little humor to make some very basic suggestions to the novice.
Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat is 82 pages, and an easy read in a night or two. Whether you are looking to go Walden Pond, or just broadening your knowledge base, I can heartily recommend it.