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The Encyclopedia of Country Living 40th Anniversary Edition

The Encyclopedia of Country Living  40th Anniversary Edition Author Carla Emery
ISBN-10 9781570618413
Release 2012-12-18
Pages 928
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From craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of life—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life. The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process. The 40th anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, goats, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, much more (even how to deliver a baby)—everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century. Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. Table of Contents 1 Oddments 2 Introduction to Plants 3 Grasses, Grains & Canes 4 Garden Vegetables 5 Herbs & Flavorings 6 Tree, Vine, Bush & Bramble 7 Food Preservation 8 Introduction to Animals 9 Poultry 10 Goats, Cows & Home Dairying 11 Bee, Rabbit, Sheep & Pig 12 Appendix



Old Fashioned Recipe Book

Old Fashioned Recipe Book Author Carla Emery
ISBN-10 OCLC:79259855
Release 1974
Pages 606
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Old Fashioned Recipe Book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Old Fashioned Recipe Book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Old Fashioned Recipe Book book for free.



Canning Preserving Your Own Harvest

Canning   Preserving Your Own Harvest Author Carla Emery
ISBN-10 9781570617034
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 208
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Equipped with the knowledge of when to harvest, how to harvest, and what supplies are needed to preserve your harvest, anyone can learn what it takes to create authentic, old-fashioned recipes in this age of supermarket dependence. Carla Emery's in-depth knowledge comes from her years spent with farmers and homesteaders who truly lived off the land. Culling from and expanding on sections in the famed Encyclopedia of Country Living, co-author Lorene Forkner offers a discussion of our changing motivation as food consumers, detailed explanations of the processes behind canning and preserving, and a wealth of recipes for fruits, vegetables, meats and fish, and herbs. From drying to pickling to freezing, Emery's preserving methods are as broad in scope as the recipes themselves. Do-it-yourselfers can welcome summer's arrival with Chunky Peach Jam and Oven-Dried Tomatoes, or host a fall harvest with fresh Herb Bouquets and Smoked Chicken. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, charts, and informational sidebars make the process easy and enjoyable.



When Technology Fails

When Technology Fails Author Matthew Stein
ISBN-10 9781603580953
Release 2008-08-18
Pages 493
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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.



The Encyclopedia of Country Living

The Encyclopedia of Country Living Author Carla Emery
ISBN-10 1459619528
Release 2011-05-02
Pages 2160
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No home, whether in the country, the city, or somewhere in between, should be without this one - of - a - kind encyclopedia - the most complete source of information available about growing, processing, cooking, and preserving homegrown foods from the garden, orchard, field, or barnyard. For more than 30 years, people have relied on its practical, step - by - step advice on basic self - sufficiency skills such as how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more. First written at the height of the 1960s back - to - the - land movement, the book has been continually revised, updated, and expanded, and has grown from a self - published, mimeographed document to an exhaustive reference of more than one million words, 2,000+ recipes, and over 1,500 mail order sources. Emery's personal advice, reflections, and anecdotes ensure that this incredibly detailed, diverse reference is as enjoyable as it is useful.



Homesteading

Homesteading Author Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN-10 9781629149905
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 464
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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.



The Encyclopedia of Country Living

The Encyclopedia of Country Living Author Carla Emery
ISBN-10 0912365951
Release 1994
Pages 858
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An enormous undertaking, this 900-page volume embraces every facet of country living, from raising livestock to canning vegetables. Over 300,000 copies of previous editions have been sold and author Carla Emery continues to draw new fans to her book. This revised and expanded edition is packed with information on growing, harvesting, processing, preserving, and cooking everything for vegetables and grains to dairy animals, pigs, and even earthworms! A wealth of other topics include enriching soil, baking bread, making soap, tanning hides, wood stove cooking, even delivering a baby. No book can match An Encyclopedia of Country Living for its thoroughness and reliability.



The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living Author Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN-10 9781628732191
Release 2011-10-26
Pages 896
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Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a massive, beautifully presented, single volume that covers canning and preserving, keeping chickens, fermenting, soap-making, how to generate your own energy, how to build a log cabin, natural medicine, cheese-making, maple sugaring, farm mechanics, and much, much more. Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.



Back to Basics

Back to Basics Author Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN-10 9781629148625
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 456
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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.



Old Time Country Wisdom Lore

Old Time Country Wisdom   Lore Author Jerry Mack Johnson
ISBN-10 9780760340011
Release 2011-04-11
Pages 352
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A collection of old-fashioned country wisdom on all kinds of topics describes how to make and cook things, read the weather, and dowse; and provides lore on animals and plants.



The Well Fed Backpacker

The Well Fed Backpacker Author June Fleming
ISBN-10 9780307787538
Release 2011-02-02
Pages 192
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A vastly expanded edition. Offers a long list of food sources, new material on drying techniques and many more winter meals to provide heat and sustenance on an icy hike. Haute hiking menus for spring, summer, fall, and winter. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Mini Farming

Mini Farming Author Brett L. Markham
ISBN-10 9781602399846
Release 2010
Pages 227
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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."



Campfire Cuisine

Campfire Cuisine Author Robin Donovan
ISBN-10 1594740852
Release 2006
Pages 192
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Here is a guide for lovers of both good food and the great outdoors. Campers wax rhapsodic about the pleasures of communing with nature while resigning themselves to eating unsatisfying foods around the campfire. Campfire Cuisine changes all that. It offers over 100 simple but inspired meals. Such dishes as Coconut Shrimp, Grilled Eggplant Parmesan and Baked Chocolate Bananas can be cooked at a campsite using fresh foods and never relying on canned, prepared or freeze-dried products.



German Cookery

German Cookery Author Elizabeth Schuler
ISBN-10 9780517506639
Release 1955
Pages 214
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A translated edition of an authentic German cookbook offering numerous recipes for a variety of dishes, from canapes to Christmas kuchen



Green Thoughts

Green Thoughts Author Eleanor Perenyi
ISBN-10 9780307769664
Release 2010-11-03
Pages 320
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A classic in the literature of the garden, Green Thoughts is a beautifully written and highly original collection of seventy-two essays, alphabetically arranged, on topics ranging from “Annuals” and “Artichokes” to “Weeds” and “Wildflowers.” An amateur gardener for over thirty years, Eleanor Perényi draws upon her wide-ranging knowledge of gardening lore to create a delightful, witty blend of how-to advice, informed opinion, historical insight, and philosophical musing. There are entries in praise of earthworms and in protest of rock gardens, a treatise on the sexual politics of tending plants, and a paean to the salubrious effect of gardening (see “Longevity”). Twenty years after its initial publication, Green Thoughts remains as much a joy to read as ever.



Secret Don t Tell

Secret  Don t Tell Author Carla Emery
ISBN-10 0965993035
Release 1998
Pages 511
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Secret Don t Tell has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Secret Don t Tell also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Secret Don t Tell book for free.



Storey s Basic Country Skills

Storey s Basic Country Skills Author John Storey
ISBN-10 9781603427371
Release 2010-11-11
Pages 576
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Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.