Back to basics: a complete guide to traditional skills

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Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing,
Pub. Date:
[2014]
Language:
English
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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.
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9781602392335
9781629143699
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subject_facet Handicraft -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Home economics -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Life skills -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Sustainable living -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
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