This is an update of the #1 best-selling title on the Sasquatch Books list with an incredible backlist rate of sale that shows this book's ability to constantly appeal to new audiences.
The definitive manual of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land, being prepared, and doing it yourself--whether it's a farm or homestead, suburb, or city.
From homesteaders to urban farmers, and everyone in between, there is a desire for a simpler way of life—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining, and holistic approach to modern life.
With its origins in the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to living a sustainable lifestyle, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process. Find inspiration and know-how to live independently in this comprehensive guide, including how to:
* Can, dry and preserve food
* Plan your garden
* Grow your own food
* Forage for wild food * Make your own natural skincare products
* Spin wool into yarn
* Mill your own flour
* Bake bread
* Cook on a wood stove
* Learn beekeeping
* Raise chickens, goats, and pigs
* Create natural skincare products
* Make organic bug spray
* Treat your family with homemade remedies
* Make fruit leather
* Make 20-minute cheese
* Tap a maple tree And more!
Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike.This 50th anniversary edition includes updated resources.