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Inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurantsNewly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrationsDye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand toolsMore than just practical advice464 Pages, 11” x 9”
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.
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I have the first edition. Back to Basic book. I have taken part of the prepping community and as member of the California State Militia i approve this hand book. The topics it covers and the illustrations are the best around. I have read multiple books but for the number one book to place in your self reliance box this is in the trunk of tricks. Higly recommended.
A MUST have book for learning all of the early pioneer / survival skills. If you're planning on living off the land or going off the grid, this book has it all. I checked this book out of the library so many times that they would no longer let me check it out and I had to buy my own. No regrets! It's one of my favorites for teaching from, at Sustainacycle's Sustainable Living Center at Kyle.