In preparation of the move and new lifestyle, we've been doing lots of reading and learning. All theory, of course, until we actually get our hands dirty; but we've learned a great deal already.
One example is that you can use a chest freezer as a fridge, cutting electricity consumption down to 10% of a normal fridge. More details to follow on this... A cliff hanger to entice you back!
One of the standout books (so far), the library served up, is Practical Self Sufficiency by Dick & James Strawbridge. Their TV programmes are always very informative and entertaining; why aren't they on at the moment when we really need them! And the book is full of amazing ideas, solutions and knowledge that should prove very useful, especially the home brewing section...
If you are embarking on, or already deep into, a similar adventure; its a great read. We welcome suggestions of other books and resources, that will fill our heads with the right stuff, if you have any.