THE SECURE HOME: Architectural Design, Construction, and Remodeling of Self-Sufficient Residences and High Security Retreats - Joel M. Skousen

Architectural Design, Construction, and Remodeling of Self-Sufficient Residences and High Security Retreats by Joel M. Skousen. This is the long awaited update of Mr. Skousen's original and popular work, The Survival Home Manual, last printed in 1982. It is a near total rewrite and considerably enlarged-- especially in the technical areas. This book is intended to give you all the information you need to implement a high security and self-sufficient residence or retreat, from initial design strategy to shelter construction details. Mr. Skousen teaches you how to accomplish the complex process of integrating all of the security and self sufficiency systems into a conventional structure. His specific product and equipment recommendations, alone, will save you months of research.

CONTENTS AND FEATURES

SECTION 1: PHILOSOPHY OF SECURITY AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Contingency planning and mitigation of threats
lifestyle changes necessary under self-sufficiency
Security procedures for quick reaction in a crisis
Analyzing your present situation and location - flow chart for relocation decision making.

SECTION 2: PLANNING: NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING

Residential and retreat design criteria
Preliminary layout and planning
Remodeling criteria and suggestions on four sample homes Environmental control and climate matching

SECTION 3: SECURITY AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY SYSTEMS

Security systems (Strategy, tactics, fencing, interior trap zones. cameras, intercoms, alarms, etc.)
Household appliances and other Survival Equipment
Alternate Electrical systems (Generators, Inverters, Solar PV panels, batteries, controls. wiring)
Normal and Alternative water supply systems (wells, springs, cisterns)
Multi-fuel/sources for hot water systems (wood heated, gas heated, solar heated and electric)
Multi-fuel Space heating systems (wood, gas, oil, coal, solar)
Plumbing and Sanitation systems
Transportation systems

SECTION 4: CONSTRUCTION AND IMPLEMENTATION

Site work, excavation, grading, landscaping
Residential construction techniques
Underground Homes
High Security Shelters implementation (reinforcing. vents, sanitation, power, exits, concealment)
Contracting and subcontracting. Getting a fair bid on work, finding trustworthy people.
Privacy issues in dealing with building codes, inspectors and contractors

SECTION 5: RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIERS

673 pgs. ($45.00)

To order call 1-800-544-8927


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