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100 Skills for the End of the World as We Know it

By: Ana Maria Spagna

Price: $21.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2015


Once the dust has settled, you'll need to know how to barter, perform basic first aid, preserve food, cut your own hair, clean a chimney, navigate by the stars, stitch a wound, darn socks, and sharpen blades. You'll also want to build a stable and safe community, so you'll need to master the arts of conversation, child raising, listening, music making, and storytelling. This fascinating and entertaining book, full of quirky illustrations by artist Brian Cronin, will prov... View more info

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Back to Basics 4E A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills

By: Abigail R. Gehring

Price: $47.95

Publisher: USA, Skyhorse Publishing, 2014

Edition: 4th Edition


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 pleas... View more info

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Backyard Self Sufficiency 2nd Edition

By: Jackie French

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Australia, Manna Publishing, 2009

Edition: 2nd Edition


Self-sufficient gardens are beautiful - a ramble of productivity, and a profusion of smells and colour. Jackie will help you to create a 'Garden of Eden' in your own backyard. About the Author: Jackie French is a highly esteemed writer for children and adults with more than 100 books to her credit. She lives in Australia with her family and usually one or more wombats. View more info

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Canning & Preserving All-in-One For Dummies

By: Consumer Dummies

Price: $32.95

Publisher: USA, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2011


Everything you need to can, preserve, and put up your own food Amid an increasing focus on locally sourced whole foods, preserving, rather than preservatives, is enjoying a comeback. With 300 delicious recipes, Canning and Preserving All-In-One For Dummies gives you a single, comprehensive resource on all aspects of putting up your own food; the equipment and ingredients you'll need; and the different techniques such as smoking, drying, curing, pickling, juicing, and roo... View more info

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Homesteading 2E A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More

By: Edited by Abigail R. Gehring

Price: $42.95

Publisher: USA, Skyhorse Publishing, 2014

Edition: 2nd Edition


Who doesn't want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It's written with country lovers in mind-even those who currently live in the city. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the wilderness, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. Got su... View more info

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How Can I be Prepared with Self-sufficiency and Survival Foods? 2nd Edition: An essential manual to help us survive in a Toxic World

By: Isabell Shipard

Price: $36.95

Publisher: Australia, David Stewart, 2008

Edition: 2nd Edition


Isabell Shipard, one of Australia's most knowledgable and sought after authorities on herbs and author of the acclaimed books How can I use Herbs in my daily life? and How can I grow and use Sprouts as living food? says, "For many years I taught Herb Courses, covering many edible plants, and included a segment on survival foods and the importance of self-sufficiency for possible hard times. People often expressed that I should put this information into a book. With the e... View more info

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Self-Sufficiency 2E A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More!

By: Edited by Abigail R. Gehring

Price: $42.95

Publisher: USA, Skyhorse Publishing, 2015


A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More! The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated! Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living-whether they're urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the in... View more info

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Sustainable Food: Growing Food in the City

By: Michael Mobbs

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, Choice Books, 2012


After renovating his inner-city Sydney terrace and making it almost entirely self-sufficient in energy, water and waste disposal, Michael Mobbs realised his house was sustainable, but he wasn't. While his house saves 100,000 litres of dam water a year, the same amount of water is used to produce ten days' worth of food for the average Australian. In this companion book to the bestselling Sustainable House, Mobbs turns his attention to reducing the carbon emissions associ... View more info

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Sustainable House 2nd Edition

By: Michael Mobbs

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, Choice Books, 2010

Edition: 2nd Edition


Whether you're planning to build or renovate, whether you in live in an apartment or a house, Sustainable House is the essential guide to help you achieve an environmentally friendly home. It includes advice on converting your kitchen, bathroom, water supply, energy, waste system and garden, as well as tips for working with councils, builders and engineers, and the costs and benefits associated with making your home sustainable. First published in 1998, this long-awaited... View more info

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The Art of Fermentation: An In-depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World

By: Sandor Ellix Katz

Price: $51.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2012


Winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, and a New York Times bestseller, The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for expe... View more info

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The Backyard Chicken Bible: The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens

By: Eric Lofgren

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Betterway Books, 2014


Your Backyard is the New Farm! Whether you want two chickens or two hundred, this manual will guide you along your journey to successfully raising chickens. Growing a backyard chicken flock is an investment, and one of the most important factors in cultivating a happy, healthy poultry society is taking the time to learn everything you can about your birds. The Backyard Chicken Bible is filled with real-life solutions and expert advice on what to do in almost any scenario... View more info

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The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How

By: Andrea Chesman

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2015


Andrea Chesman shows you how to bridge the gap between field and table, covering everything from curing meats and making sausage to canning fruits and vegetables, milling flour, working with sourdough, baking no-knead breads, making braises and stews that can be adapted to different cuts of meat, rendering lard and tallow, pickling, making butter and cheese, making yogurt, blanching vegetables for the freezer, making jams and jellies, drying produce, and much more. You'l... View more info

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The Country Living Handbook: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Living off the Land

By: Abigail R. Gehring

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Skyhorse Publishing, 2014


Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this compact guide has everything you need to dive into a more self-sufficient life. From canning and preserving to keeping chickens, fermenting vegetables to soap-making, Gehring covers all the basics in this easy-to-read, approachable collection. Topics covered include: Generating your own energy Herbal medicine Cheese-making Maple sugaring Farm mechanics Bu... View more info

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The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience

By: Toby Hemenway

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015


Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. T... View more info

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The Water-Wise Home: How to conserve and reuse Water in your home and landscape

By: Laura Allen

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2015


Are you looking for ways to save water -- or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and filling your home and garden needs. She describes proven conservation techniques, explains how to create a water-wise landscape, and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for setting up a waterless composting toilet as w... View more info