How did we learn about this lifestyle? Mostly books. There are many great resources out there. Keep in mind homesteading and off grid lifestyles are diverse and not mutually exclusive. Our library is comprised of skills important to us and topics we are interested in. We also feel that books are an invaluable asset in the event that some crazy event should take down our internet albeit a short period of time or long; I’d rather reach for my cookbook than allrecipes.com. The Internet has helped us but as part of this self-sustainable lifestyle we try to not to rely on it. Additionally, we’re fans of older text which give instructions before the day of electric mixers and power tools.