BACK TO BASICS A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL SKILLS THIRD EDITION

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Back To Basics

Author : Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN : 9781629148625
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 60.31 MB
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The classic guide to self-sufficiency, with more than 200,000 copies sold—now fully updated! Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.
Category: House & Home

Self Sufficiency

Author : Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN : 9781634500227
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 43.41 MB
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A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More! The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated! Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family. Readers will learn how to plant a family garden and harvest the produce; can fruits and vegetables; bake bread and cookies; design interactive and engaging “green” projects; harness natural wind and solar energy to cook food and warm their homes; boil sap to make maple syrup; and build treehouses, furniture, and more. Also included are natural crafts readers can do with their kids, such as scrapbooking, making potato prints, dipping candles, and constructing seasonal decorations. Whether the goal is to live entirely off the grid or just to shrink their carbon footprints, families will find this book a thorough resource and a great inspiration.
Category: House & Home

The Outdoor Knots Book

Author : Clyde Soles
ISBN : 9781594852169
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 88.24 MB
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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A KNOT SAMPLER FROM THE CHAPTER ON "KNOTS FOR HIKING & CAMPING" (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best knot for the activity at hand * Knot-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos * New entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance-since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 knots are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a knot comparison chart by activity. Chapters include Knots Basics (from Tripod Lashing to the Figure 8 Loop), Knots for Hikers and Climbers (from the Prusik knot to the Autoblock), Knots for Canoeists and Kayakers (from the Buntline hitch to the Bowline on a bight), and more. This is the definitive text on ropes and knots for anyone who plays in the outdoors!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Homesteading

Author : Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN : 9781629149905
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 67.5 MB
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The companion to the bestseller Back to Basics for country, urban, and suburban folks—now fully updated! Who doesn’t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It’s written with country lovers in mind—even those who currently live in the city. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the wilderness, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. Got sunlight? Start container gardening. With a few plants, fresh tomato sauce is a real option with your own homegrown fresh tomatoes. Reduce electricity use by eating dinner by candlelight (using homemade candles, of course). Learn to use rainwater to augment water supplies. Make your own soap and hand lotion. Consider keeping chickens for the eggs. From what to eat to supporting sustainable restaurants to avoiding dry cleaning, this book offers information on anything a homesteader needs—and more.
Category: House & Home

When Technology Fails

Author : Matthew Stein
ISBN : 9781603580953
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 30.91 MB
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.
Category: House & Home

The Pocket Guide To Prepper Knots

Author : Patty Hahne
ISBN : 9781510716070
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 36.78 MB
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Knowing the ropes when a catastrophic situation strikes can be the key to survival, and in The Pocket Guide to Prepper Knots, Patty Hahne demonstrates the most important multi-purpose knots preppers should be prepared to know. Illustrated with step-by-step instructions for tying them and the knots being used in various situations, the book covers such topic as: • The uses for various types of ropes as well as their advantages and disadvantages • How putting a knot in a rope affects its overall strength • Why being proficient in a few multi-purpose knots is more beneficial than being vaguely familiar with a large number of knots • And much more The Pocket Guide to Prepper Knots is a valuable addition to any prepper’s book collection. Its compact design makes it easy to carry in a purse or pocket, stored in the car, or slipped into a bug-out bag.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Root Cellaring

Author : Mike Bubel
ISBN : 9780882667034
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 74.43 MB
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Tells how to use root cellaring, and gives instruction on both improvising a small root cellar and constructing a true root cellar
Category: Fiction

Mini Farming

Author : Brett L. Markham
ISBN : 9781602399846
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 23.89 MB
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Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less and provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income."
Category: House & Home

The Complete Guide To Saving Seeds

Author : Robert Edward Gough
ISBN : 9781603425742
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 75.60 MB
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A full-color resource explains how to gather, clean and store seeds for 300 different kinds of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, trees and shrubs, as well as how to propagate and care for new seedlings. Original.
Category: Gardening

Living Forever Young

Author : Skip Archimedes
ISBN : 9781786781451
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 72.85 MB
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Who wouldn't like to feel better and look better? Feel younger and look younger? Live and connect with others more fully and with more energy? Join Skip Archimedes, holistic health coach and inspirational speaker, as he leads you through the ten key steps to living long, living strong and living happy. How often do you feel sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? This book will allow you to set yourself free in a body and mind that you can feel proud of again, and in which you can go on all kinds of amazing adventures. Learn to get out of your head and back into your body, relax and play more, feel lighter and more open, and really get the most out of life – not just physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually. After an introduction on what “living forever young” really means and why it is so important, insight into Skip’s inspirational back story and how it led to the development of the life-changing secrets in this book, the ten main chapters then begin: Breathe, Move, Nourish, Rest, Love, Shine, Believe, Learn, Commit and Live. As well as a wide range of valuable information backed up by insights from leading experts, each chapter includes a host of practical well-being suggestions based on both Western and Eastern practices. Each chapter then ends with a request for the reader to list the main ways in which they will "live" this "secret" from here on in. There will also be weblinks to free online training. Readers will find Skip’s passion and commitment to helping others live as vibrantly as he does both inspiring and infectious.
Category: Self-Help