Back to basics : a complete guide to traditional skills / edited by Abigail R. Gehring.
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- ISBN: 9781629148625
- ISBN: 1629148628
- ISBN: 9781910097663
- ISBN: 1910097667
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1900 pages)
- Edition: Fourth edition.
- Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; About This Book; Part One Land: Buying It-Building on It; Buying Country Property; Planning Your Home; Preparing the Site; Converting Trees Into Lumber; Building a Log Cabin; Building With Adobe; Building a Stone House; Raising a Barn; Developing a Water Supply; Saunas and Hot Tubs; Sanitation; Fireplace Construction and Design; Stone Walls and Brick Pavements; Fences; Part Two Energy From Wood, Water, Wind, and Sun; Making Your House Energy Efficient; Wood as a Fuel; Heating With Wood; Waterpower; Wind Power; Solar Energy; Other Energy Sources.
Part Three Raising Your Own Vegetables, Fruit, And LivestockThe Kitchen Garden; Gardening in Limited Space; Herb Gardens; Fruits and Nuts; Pest Control; Grains and Grasses; Beekeeping; Fish Farming; Raising Livestock; Part Four Enjoying Your Harvest The Year Round; Preserving Produce; Preserving Meat and Fish; Making Your Own Dairy Products; Maple Sugaring; Homemade Beverages; Baking Bread; Regional Cooking; Cooking With Wood; Part Five Skills And Crafts For House and Homestead; Natural Dyes; Spinning; Weaving; Hooked Rugs; Braided Rugs; Patchwork Quilting; Rope and Twine.
Tanning and LeatherworkWoodworking; Broommaking; Scrimshaw; Household Recipes; Metalworking; Stenciling; Flower Drying and Pressed Flowers; Gourd Craft; Soapmaking; Candlemaking; Basketry; Part Six Recreation at Home And in the Wild; Old-time Good Times; Crafting a Dulcimer; Celebrating Holidays; Canoeing and Kayaking; Wilderness Camping; Outdoors in Winter; Fishing; Living With Nature; Appendix; Organized Assistance : The Extension Service and Other Groups; Index.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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, s.
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