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Publisher Comments:

Rural homesteaders and urban apartment dwellers alike will find a mother lode of practical information packed into this completely revised and updated edition of the ultimate how-to handbook for all generations. The Big Book of Self-Reliant Living brings together in one single volume a wealth of knowledge and useful instruction on just about every imaginable aspect of self-sufficiency - from building a dwelling to getting more milage out of a car.
 
Readers will learn how to:

Build a greenhouse

Administer first aid

Stock an emergency shelter

Survive in the wilderness, at sea, and in the city

Grow plants indoors and out

Buy farmland

Read architect's drawings

Care for household pets

Repair clothing

Hunt, trap, and fish

Repair a screen and a leaking faucet

Butcher and store big game

Relieve allergy symptoms

Control insects

Stay safe during storms and floods

Can and freeze fruits and vegetables

Take their own blood pressure

And much, much more!

Synopsis:

Rural homesteaders and urban apartment-dwellers alike will find a mother lode of practical information packed into this completely revised and updated edition of the ultimate how-to handbook for all generations.

Synopsis:

Rural homesteaders and urban apartment-dwellers alike will find a mother lode of practical information packed into this completely revised and updated edition of the ultimate how-to handbook for all generations. A selective compendium of public-domain documents, it brings together in one volume a wealth of knowledge and useful instruction on just about every imaginable aspect of self-sufficiency—from building a dwelling and growing food to raising children, using tools of all kinds, and, yes, getting more mileage out of your car.

Praise for a previous edition:

 

“How we have survived this long without [this book], I don’t know. The concept is brilliant and simple. . . . If we had lived in a rural community a century ago, much of the knowledge gathered here would have been in our bones.”

Harper’s

About the Author

Walter Szykitka edited the popular original edition of The Big Book of Self-Reliant Living in 1974 under the title Public Works, and he is the editor of two other how-to reference books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599215662
Author:
Szykitka, Walter
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Author:
Szykitka, Walter, Comp
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Big Book of Self-Reliant Living: Advice & Information on Just
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw line drawings throughout
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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Rural homesteaders and urban apartment-dwellers alike will find a mother lode of practical information packed into this completely revised and updated edition of the ultimate how-to handbook for all generations.
"Synopsis" by ,

Rural homesteaders and urban apartment-dwellers alike will find a mother lode of practical information packed into this completely revised and updated edition of the ultimate how-to handbook for all generations. A selective compendium of public-domain documents, it brings together in one volume a wealth of knowledge and useful instruction on just about every imaginable aspect of self-sufficiency—from building a dwelling and growing food to raising children, using tools of all kinds, and, yes, getting more mileage out of your car.

Praise for a previous edition:

 

“How we have survived this long without [this book], I don’t know. The concept is brilliant and simple. . . . If we had lived in a rural community a century ago, much of the knowledge gathered here would have been in our bones.”

Harper’s

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