LHSG: Book 1 – What is Lunar Homesteading?

This is the first book in the Lunar Homesteader’s Survival Guide series.

The purpose of the this book is to explain:

  • what Lunar Homesteading is.
  • why Lunar Homesteading could be a better way to establish permanent settlements on The Moon.
  • what makes the Lunar frontier special and important.
  • the benefits of establishing a Homestead on the Lunar frontier.
  • how Earth, life, humanity and special interest groups benefit from a Lunar, and solar, civilization.
  • and how YOU can participate directly in making it happen.

Much of the material in the book will also be available on this website. Especially in the FAQ section. Why buy the book then? Mainly because there will be some non-critical unique content in the book and it helps supports Lunar Homestead. And books are cool.

Outline (version 2.2 February 26, 2020)

This is a rough outline of the book. I’m sure it will change as I write it.

  1. Front matter
    1. Introduction
  2. Why Luna (aka The Moon) [DONE]
    1. Luna vs ‘The Moon” [DONE]
    2. Why did we go to Luna the first time? (exclusive to book) [DONE]
    3. Why did we abandon Luna? (exclusive to book) [DONE]
    4. Why are we going back to Luna now? (exclusive to book) [DONE]
    5. Settle Luna or Mars [DONE]
    6. Settle Luna or Near-Earth Asteroids [DONE]
    7. Settle Luna or doing nothing at all [DONE]
    8. Luna first [DONE]
  3. What is wrong with the current space paradigm? (exclusive to book)
    1. Government centered (exclusive to book) [DONE]
    2. Military Industrial Complex centered (exclusive to book) [DONE]
    3. New Space centered (exclusive to book) [DONE]
    4. Big Science centered (exclusive to book) [DONE]
    5. Only the “elite” can play (exclusive to book) [DONE]
    6. How is Lunar Homesteading better than what we have been doing? (exclusive to book) [DONE]
  4. Lunar Homesteading
    1. Individuals and small groups not government and corporations [DONE]
    2. Lunar Homesteads not Bases, Outposts, or Cities [DONE]
    3. Settlements first then transportation infrastructure [DONE]
    4. What would a Lunar Homestead look like? [DONE]
    5. Advantages of Lunar Homesteads [DONE]
    6. Disadvantages of Lunar Homesteads [DONE]
    7. Financing Lunar Homesteads
    8. Lunar Homestead legality
    9. How can we make Lunar Homesteads a reality?
  5. Lunar Homesteading “Rules”
    1. Safety is not guaranteed
    2. Cheap access to space (CAtS) is not necessary
    3. Homesteading is a one-way trip (at least initially)
    4. Homesteads are small scale
    5. Homesteads are primarily sub-surface
    6. Homesteads are primarily low-tech, rugged, and simple
    7. Homestead equipment operates in a protected, pressurized environment
    8. Homesteads are designed for multiple redundancy
    9. Homesteads are designed for flexibility
    10. Homesteads are constructed maintained with maximum Lunar materials
    11. Homesteads are 100% user serviceable
    12. Homesteads are standardized, modular, and expandable
    13. Homestead equipment is designed to be “wasteless”
    14. Homesteads are designed to be as automated as practically possible
  6. Lunar Homestead components (exclusive to book)
    1. In-Situ Resource Utilization
    2. Habitats and Shelter
    3. Energy
    4. Air
    5. Water
    6. Food
    7. Health
    8. Waste
    9. Transportation
    10. Communication
    11. Economics
    12. Security
    13. Lunar Homesteading Kits
  7. The Lunar Frontier
    1. What is the Lunar Frontier?
    2. Why is the Lunar Frontier special?
    3. Why is the Lunar Frontier important?
    4. Lunar Frontier challenges
      1. See Book 1: Lunar Frontier Challenges
    5. Lunar Frontier “rules”
      1. Frontiers are dangerous
      2. Frontiers are uncomfortable
      3. Frontiers are necessary
    6. Benefits of the Lunar Frontier
      1. Benefits for the United States of America
      2. Benefits for humanity
      3. Benefits for life
    7. Why live on the Lunar Frontier?
      1. Freedom
    8. Who would want to live on the Lunar Frontier?
      1. Think like a Frontiers(wo)man
  8. Why special interest groups should support LH
    1. Why environmentalists should support Lunar Homesteading
    2. Why supporters of peace should also support Lunar Homesteading
    3. Why survivalists and preppers should support Lunar Homesteading
    4. Why believers in extraterrestrial (non-human) life should support Lunar Homesteading
  9. Solar Civilization (exclusive to this book)
    1. Cis-Lunar Homesteads
    2. Mars Homesteads
    3. Asteroid Homesteads
    4. Mercury Homesteads
    5. Venus Homesteads
    6. Jupiter Homesteads
    7. Saturn Homesteads
    8. Neptune Homesteads
    9. Uranus Homesteads
    10. Pluto and the Kuiper Belt Homesteads
    11. Solar Orbital Homesteads
    12. Extra-Solar Homesteads
  10. Lunar settlement for everyone
    1. Why for everyone?
    2. YOU can get involved!
    3. Financial support
      1. Lunar Homestead Patron (and all levels)
      2. PayPal
      3. Donations
    4. Help with research
      1. LH Researcher
    5. Conduct your own research
      1. LH Scientist
    6. Volunteer
    7. Contribute ideas
    8. Join the discussion
      1. Discord
      2. FB group
    9. Shop for Lunar Homestead
      1. LH CafePress store
      2. Affiliate links
    10. Tell your friends
      1. In person
        1. Family and friends
        2. Co-workers
        3. Social activities
      2. Social media
        1. Facebook
        2. Twitter
  11. Final thoughts
  12. Resources
  13. Index (may not happen)
  14. About the Author [DONE]
  15. End page [DONE]
    1. Social media post
    2. Leave feedback
    3. Suggestions
    4. LH website
    5. Facebook and Discord
    6. Pay for book

Where I can buy this awesome book?

Hey, I’m still writing it. I’ll put all the relevant links here soon. I promise!

How can I help?

You can email (ben@lunarhomestead.com) suggestions to me. All ideas will be considered. You an also join the Crew. More financial support means more time I can spend on this book and other projects.

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