1599215667 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 640 p. Big Book of Self-Reliant Living: Advice & Information on Just. Audience: General/trade. Rural homesteaders and urban apartment dwellers alike will find a mother lode of practical information packed into this completely revised and updated edition of the ultimate how-to handbook for all generations. Big Book of Self-Reliant Living brings together in one single volume a wealth of knowledge and useful instruction on just about every imaginable aspect of self-sufficiency-from building a dwelling to getting more milage out of a car. Readers will learn how to: Build a greenhouse Administer first aid Stock an emergency shelter Survive in the wilderness, at sea, and in the city Grow plants indoors and out Buy farmland Read architect's drawings Care for household pets Repair clothing Hunt, trap, and fish Repair a screen and a leaking faucet Butcher and store big game Relieve allergy symptoms Control insects Stay safe during stor ms and floods Can and freeze fruits and vegetables Take their own blood pressure And much, much more!.
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Rural homesteaders and urban apartment-dwellers alike will find a mother lode of practical information packed into this completely revised and updated edition of the ultimate how-to handbook for all generations. A selective compendium of public-domain documents, it brings together in one volume a wealth of knowledge and useful instruction on just about every imaginable aspect of self-sufficiency--from building a dwelling and growing food to raising children, using tools of all kinds, and, yes, getting more mileage out of your car. Readers will learn how to: build a greenhouse; administer first aid; stock an emergency shelter; survive in the wilderness, at sea, and in the city; plant, buy farmland; grow plants indoors and out; read architect's drawings; care for household pets; repair clothing; hunt, trap, and fish; repair a screen or leaking faucet; butcher and store big-game kill; relieve allergy symptoms; control insects; stay safe during storms and floods; can and freeze fruits and vegetables; take your own blood pressure; and much, much more
Praise for a previous edition: "How we have survived this long without this book], I don't know. The concept is brilliant and simple. . . . If we had lived in a rural community a century ago, much of the knowledge gathered here would have been in our bones."