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e-Book Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition download

e-Book Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition download

by Abigail R. Gehring

ISBN: 1602392331
ISBN13: 978-1602392335
Language: English
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 3rd edition (April 17, 2008)
Pages: 456
Category: Gardening and Landscape Design
Subategory: Home and Hobby

ePub size: 1503 kb
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DJVU size: 1945 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Abigail R. Gehring is the author of several cookbooks including Healthy Gluten-Free Diet and The Complete Juicer. Her love of tea started early in life and was cemented after a stint living in England.

Abigail R. She lives in Marlboro, Vermont. Hardcover: 456 pages.

Back to Basics: A Complet. has been added to your Cart. Abigail R. Gehring is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Homesteading Handbook and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living. She lives in New York City and Windham, Vermont. Series: Back to Basics Guides.

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.

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Rediscover the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. 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.

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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. 2,000 color photos and 200 black-and-white illustrations.
Comments:
Fenrikasa
This book is loaded with all sorts of good information on the lost art of living!!! The only problem I see is they only give you just enough to get an appetite to go try some of the things. I really enjoy thumbing through it on occasion to find something new to try, which usually leads me to Amazon to buy another book that goes into the subject a little deeper. Each subject is only 2-3 pages long and there are some recipes in it as well which is really cool. For example they have a section on milking goats, it is 2 pages of selecting a goat, caring for it, and milking instructions. Then it gives a reference for another section on making Cheese, Yogurt, and Ice cream. It would be nice if there was just a little more on each topic.

Jay
This is not a detailed, in-depth book. You will NOT have complete instructions on how to "do everything"; that is not the purpose of this book. Rather, it was written with a broad approach to a variety of topics, aimed at how to live in a rural setting using "old timey" techniques. If you need a "how to" book, look elsewhere. Otherwise read on a bit more.

For people living in the city, starting from the "ground up", this makes for an excellent "companion" book, giving practical advice and commentary about what to look for, and most importantly, why. Starting with just land selection and working your way through housing, development, agriculture and husbandry, aspects homemaking, and eventually recreation, you will end up with a broad spectrum of "what to look for and what to do". (Recreation is included at the back of the book because play is a necessary part of a healthy life, just as much as work or home life; learning to appreciate your surroundings and participate through kayaking, hiking, etc. helps to give such an outlet.)

I know there are other reviewers on here that poo-poo such a book, because it doesn't give exact instructions (it's not an instruction manual, it says "guide" folks) or because "it's obvious to someone who knows" (well, yeah, your right that it's "obvious to you", but not everyone has lived in your shoes, or has had the opportunity to have your experiences, and for someone in the city, this is an eye-opener). Ignore those reviews; if you want a "broad-spectrum guide", with an emphasis on "guide" and nothing else, then this book works. If you need a "how to" then you need to find a different book.

Nafyn
This is the coolest book you will ever buy. Everything under the Sun from how to build your house to wear on your land you should build it and where you should plant your trees and what kind of trees, how to cool or heat your house, natural beauty remedies like how to keep your skin clean or soft there's even a section on natural hair dye. How to make any kind of furniture out of wood and what tools you need, how to make tools, crafts, games, food, how to hunt and prep the kill for dinner so you don't get sick. It's amazing I promise just get it

Mr.Death
I think you could pretty much live "off the grid" with this one book. If you ever really think about how you and your family could live self-sufficiently in the event you moved to that cabin, or if you think beyond 72 hour kits for emergency preparedness, this book should be in your home library. If you really needed to be self-sufficient for months or even years this book would keep you alive.

The book is in six parts:

Part One: Land and buildings. Building with logs, adobe, and stone.

Part Two: Energy - From windmills to do-it-yourself water heaters and methane digesters.

Part Three: Gardens and Livestock - The usual, plus things like bee-keeping,butchering, and shearing.

Part Four: Preserving, curing, and storing the harvest. LOTS of info on cheesemaking, a good bit about smoking and preserving meats, and even maple sugaring.

Part Five: Skills and Crafts - Natural dyes and dyeing, carding and spinning, weaving (but not building the loom), rug-making, curing leather, making shoes, furniture making, metalworking, soapmaking and natural cleansers, candle making,and basket weaving.

Part Six: Recreation - traditional games and holiday crafts, but also orienteering, foraging and snare-making,a little bit on raft making, and basic first aid.

I hope this gives you enough information to see if the book is really what you want. This isn't a "cutesy" Country Mama kind of book. This is the real thing. The instructions are concise. The illustrations are mostly drawings (good ones). You'd probably have some trial and error following them, but you'd have enough to get started and to know what NOT to do. I highly recommend the book, if only for peace of mind, knowing you could take care of yourself and your loved ones.

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