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The self-sufficient life and how to live it : the complete back-to-basics guide.

Author: John Seymour; Will Sutherland
Publisher: New York : DK, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the only book that teaches all the skills needed to live independently in harmony with the land harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more. Our 2003 edition included 150 new full-color illustrations and a special section in which John Seymour, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Seymour; Will Sutherland
ISBN: 9780756654504 0756654505
OCLC Number: 779726192
Notes: Included bibliographical references and index.
Description: 408 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: The meaning of self-sufficiency --
Food from the garden --
Food from animals --
Food from the fields --
Food from the wild --
In the dairy --
In the kitchen --
Brewing & wine-making --
Energy & waste --
Crafts & skills --
Things you need to know.
Responsibility: John Seymour ; Will Sutherland.

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The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the only book that teaches all the skills needed to live independently in harmony with the land harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more. Our 2003 edition included 150 new full-color illustrations and a special section in which John Seymour, the father of the back to basics movement, explains the philosophy of self-sufficiency and its power to transform lives and create communities. More relevant than ever in our high-tech world, The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the ultimate practical guide for realists and dreamers alike.

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