The New Complete Book of Self-sufficiency

Author: John Seymour,Will Sutherland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780751364422

Category: Agriculture

Page: 312

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This expanded edition is still the key reference to living off the land. Packed with practical information, tried-and-tested tips and invaluable nuggets of advice, This handbook explains how to reap the harvest, respect the land, stay healthy and waste nothing.

The Self-sufficient Life and how to Live it

The Complete Back-to-basics Guide

Author: John Seymour

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756654504

Category: Gardening

Page: 408

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Describes how to live in harmony with the planet independently, and presents information on raising crops and livestock, making homemade food staples and household items, and using natural forms of energy.

Forgotten Household Crafts

Author: John Seymour

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405322225

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Rediscover the lost world of traditional household crafts with 'the grand master of self-sufficiency' John Seymour. Master tried and trusted methods that have been honed over the centuries and learn to make butter and cheese, embroider, keep bees, decorate your home and more. As Seymour himself once said "we must fill our homes and our lives with beautiful things again and cast out the mass-produced rubbish. This book shows that such things are possible." Part fascinating historical survey, part practical manual, this book shows how many timeless skills were first employed. From basketry to baking to quilting, the book explores a range of fascinating skills and techniques. For country dwellers and those living in the heart of a city, this book encourages a celebration of and a return to some of the wonderful traditions of yesteryear.

The New Self-Sufficient Gardener

Author: John Seymour

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756652138

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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This revised edition of an old favorite, first publishedin 1978, explains how to cultivate and preserve all types of fruit, herbs, and vegetables, in addition to instructions on keeping bees and raising chickens. Includes over 600 illustrations, many redrawn for the revised edition Contains information on drying, storing, and preserving fruits and vegetables Explains the “Deep Bed” method, critical to anyone with a tinyurban plotJohn Seymour authored over 40 books, including the DK’s best-selling Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency and The Forgotten Arts & Crafts. He died in the fall of 2004 at the age of 90.

The Concise Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Author: John Seymour

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140534038X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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Start living the 'Good Life' Pick up this handy compact favourite from 'the grand master of self-sufficiency' (Kitchen Garden) and discover how to enjoy a sustainable lifestyle. Easy-to-follow, this guide not only tells you what to do, but shows you how to do it. Follow practical know-how: from creating an urban organic garden and making wine and beer, to ploughing fields or harnessing natural energy. All the practical advice you need to make the break and get started.

A Slice of Organic Life

Author: Sheherazade Goldsmith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756662117

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

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Provides a comprehensive guide to growing one's own food organically, as well as how to cook home-grown produce, raise one's own selected livestock, and develop a more sustainable lifestyle.

Practical Self Sufficiency

Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740332033

Category: Dwellings

Page: 304

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Practical Self Sufficiencyis a wonderfully useful and accessible book that contains something for absolutely everyone! This fully updated guide offers clear step-by-step information in classic DK style and offers a greater focus on the issues surrounding sustainable living for those living in urbanised parts of Australia (approximately half the population) and 'living small'. With practical advice on reducing your carbon footprint, growing and making your own, community gardening, design options for energy saving and retrofitting, and doing more with less. With authoritative advice, step-by-step guidance, and fascinating illustrations, Practical Self Sufficiencywill help you make simple changes that can have a major impact on your life and reduce your impact on the planet. Last edition- 9781740337700 (March 2011)

The Forgotten Arts and Crafts

Author: John Seymour,Gillian Emerson-Roberts

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789458476

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 384

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Celebrates country art and household crafts in a journey through the worlds of traditional craftspeople, from blacksmith to bee-keeper and wainwright to housewife.

The Fat of the Land

Author: John Seymour

Publisher: Little Toller Books

ISBN: 9781908213488

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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A seminal book, reissued after almost 50 years, offering a personal vision of a less-mechanized and less polluting world.

The Bee Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465454527

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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The Bee Book shows you step-by-step how to create a bee-friendly garden, get started in beekeeping, and harness the power of honey for well-being. Fully illustrated with full-color photographs throughout, this beautiful guide covers everything you need to know to start your own backyard hive, from setup to harvest. Practical beekeeping techniques are explained with clear step-by-step sequences, photos, and diagrams so you'll be prepared to establish your own colony, deal with diseases, collect a swarm, and much more. A comprehensive gardening chapter features planting plans to fill container and border gardens, bee "hotel" and habitat projects, and an at-a-glance flower gallery of bees' favorite plants. The Bee Book also shows you how to harvest honey, beeswax, and propolis from the hive and use these ingredients in 38 recipes for home remedies, beauty treatments, and candle-making. Discover the wonder of bees in nature, in your garden, and in the hive with The Bee Book.

Organic Gardening

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756687624

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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Organic Gardening, a classic guide to growing flowers, fruit, and vegetables the natural, chemical-free way has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest thinking and techniques. Written by one of the UK's best-loved gardening personalities and a keen advocate of the organic approach, this book will be appreciated by the novice and the experienced gardener alike. Whether you want to grow better-tasting fruit and vegetables untainted by chemicals, find natural methods of pest and weed control, or create a garden that is safer for your children, pets and wildlife, Organic Gardening is your practical, easy-to-follow guide to gardening with, rather than against, nature. With practical advice and instructions, supported by clear, step-by-step photographs and artworks, the author explains how to grow delicious, healthy produce as well as how to turn your garden into a safe haven for children, pets, and wildlife. The book promotes an organic approach to the whole garden, and includes practical techniques for cultivating flowers, trees, and shrubs, as well as advice on ponds and aquatic plants. Organic methods of weed control and solutions to pest and disease problems are also fully explained and clearly illustrated. Contents include: soil improvement; organic pest & disease control; weed control; hedges, trees & shrubs; containers; the vegetable garden; the fruit garden; herbs; greenhouse gardening; basic techniques; propagation; the gardening year.

The Self-Sufficiency Manual

A Complete, Practical Guide to Living Off the Land

Author: Alison Candlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742663524

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Here is all you need to know to get started and establish a successful smallholding or garden plot to provide you and your family with food throughout the year. The Self-Sufficiency Manual has been written to cater for southern hemisphere gardening, including information on heat and drought, pests and diseases, common plants, vegetables and more.

Jellies, Jams & Chutneys

Author: Thane Prince

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756651794

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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A classic guide to preserving the harvest, Jellies, Jams, & Chutneys is divided into ten chapters. Nine of the chapters cover a wide range of recipes as well as providing detailed information on selecting and making the best use of ingredients. At the front of the book, illustrated sections cover equipment and cooking techniques in detail. Key techniques such as soil testing and potting safely are explained so clearlythat everyone will feel confident. The reader is guided through the year seasonby season—at any time, there are delicious preserves, sweet or savory, that can be made. Jams, jellies, chutneys, relishes, pickles, cordials, syrups, vinegars, and ketchups are all covered. Food lovers will adore creating something amazing out of humble (and exotic) fruit and vegetables. Gardeners will love gathering their produce and turning a glut into a stockpile. Stressed-out executives everywhere will relish the satisfaction of slowing down long enough to make delicious chutneys and jams.

Into the Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307476869

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Just in Case

How to Be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens

Author: Kathy Harrison

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427325

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

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If disaster strikes and public services are limited, you want to know that your family will be taken care of. Learn how to inventory and rotate your food supply, pack an evacuation kit, maintain communication with loved ones, and much more. You’ll soon gain the ingenuity and resourcefulness to get your family through even the most unfortunate circumstances.

French Intellectual Nobility

Institutional and Symbolic Transformations in the Post-Sartrian Era

Author: Niilo Kauppi

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 143840851X

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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The first study to examine the conditions that led to the production of theories like "structuralism" and "poststructuralism."

The Self Sufficient-Ish Bible

An Eco-Living Guide for the 21st Century

Author: Andy Hamilton,Dave Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340951026

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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Describes how to make small changes in household lifestyle to become more environmentally conscious and self-sufficient, including tips on cleaning, gardening, seasonal cooking, and renewable energy.