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Publisher Comments:

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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Although not focusing specifically on sustainability, Gehring (a freelance writer/editor who lives on the U.S. east coast) embraces a lifestyle valued by previous generations and current "green" living advocates. Offering down-to-earth advice on building a shelter, meeting energy needs, raising and preserving food, creating home crafts, remedies, and recreation, this update of the 1997 and 1981 editions features color photos, illustrations, and resources. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Over 100,000 sold! Now newly revised and up to date, with over 2,000 color photographs and illustrations.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Abigail R. Gehringis a freelance writer and editor who grew up in Vermont. From childhood she has been fascinated with simple living, participating in barn-raisings, home canning, and enjoying countless hours of natural crafts. She lives in Edgewater, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602392335
Subtitle:
A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills
Author:
Gehring, Abigail R.
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Life skills
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Sustainable living
Subject:
Personal & Practical Guides
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking
Subject:
Handicraft -- United States.
Subject:
Life skills -- United States.
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Back to Basics Guides
Publication Date:
20080417
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2,000 color photos and 200 black-and-whi
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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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