Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficien
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Self-sufficient living means different things to different people- a healthier life, a way to help protect the earth, a way to save money, or all of the above. For a few, it means going completely 'off the grid.' For many more, it means some combination of self-reliance in the areas of food, shelter, energy, clothing, and more. The Complete Idiot's Guide#65533; to Self-Sufficient Livingprovides a wide range of information that will help readers find their perfect degree of self reliance. This book covers self-sufficient living for both the urban and rural dweller. It provides all the basics including gardening, cooking from scratch, preserving food, beekeeping, raising livestock, keeping chickens, shelter, generating or supplementing energy, essential tools and equipment, and much more. There are even sections on foraging for wild foods, hunting, fishing, and trapping. This is the perfect introduction to self-sufficiency for those who are seriously considering a lifestyle change, as well as those who like to dream of it.
About the Author
Jerome D. Belangerstarted and ran Countrysidemagazine for 30 years. Along with many magazine articles for Countryside, Organic Gardening, Country Journal, and others, Jerry wrote the books Country Living,Homesteader's Handbook to Raising Small Livestock,Raising the Homestead Hog, Raising Dairy Goats, Soil Fertility, and The Place Called Attar. Jerry started several other magazines related to small farming and self-sufficiency, including Backyard Poultry, Dairy Goat Guide,and Sheep,He and his wife also operated a general store, which provided tools and supplies for simple, self-reliant living, and for most of that time, lived on a small farm where they depended on self-sufficiency for survival.
Book details and technical specifications
Published: January 2010
Number of pages: 400
Width: 7.4 mm
Height: .9 mm
Depth: 9.1 mm
Publisher: not specified
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