by Dave Black. A simple guide to creating and maintaining a self-reliant supply of energy, water, shelter and more. SAVE MONEY! SAVE THE PLANET! Dave Black offers a gamut of alternatives for modern living- ways to make life more efficient, economical, Earth-friendly, and ultimately more satisfying. Valuable for the urban dweller concerned about the size of his carbon footprint and the rural self-sufficiency enthusiast, the concepts presented here can save you money and help you be a better citizen of the planet.