Some animals were harmed in the making of this book. And they were delicious. A tie-in book to the television series Off the Radar, currently scheduled to be shown on tV One Sundays in the 7pm slot, after the Olympics have finished (ie beginning September 2008 to beginning of December 2008). the series follows te Radar trying to live a completely self-supporting and sustainable lifestyle (aka 'the good life') in a small community north of Auckland. the series is a charming look at the challenges of being completely self-sufficient (relying on hunting, growing, fishing), with a small amount of 'how-to' thrown in - but really it's about a bumbling city-boy (te Radar) testing himself and seeing if he can live off the land. te Radar has written a series of yarns about his experiences and the characters he has met while living off the land, which we are publishing as a tie-in to the tV series. the stories will be about events not included in the series.