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Back to Basics a complete guide to traditional skills edited by Abigail R Gehring. Anyone who wants to learn basic living skillsthe kind employed by our forefathersand 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 this American book 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 dreamerseven 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 chapters are;
Land buying it building on it
Energy from wood water wind and sun
Raising your own vegetables fruit and livestock
Enjoying your harvest the year round
Skills and crafts for house and homestead
Recreation at home and in the wild

Hardback, 456 pages, 280mm x 225mm, b&w and color photos, brand new but small split on spine. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon.
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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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