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by E. F. Schumacher,John Seymour

The Guide to Self Sufficiency is the only book that teaches all the skills needed to live independently in harmony with the land harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more. John Seymour, the father of the back to basics movement, explains the philosophy of self-sufficiency and its power to transform lives and create communities. More relevant than ever in our high-tech world, this book is the ultimate practical guide for realists and dreamers alike.
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ISBN: 0910990743
ISBN13: 978-0910990745
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: E. F. Schumacher,John Seymour
Language: English
Publisher: Hearst Books; n edition (June 1, 1976)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1482 kb
FB2 size: 1180 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 910
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This book is amazing! It has everything and more that one might need to become self sufficient and or be off the grid. This is the type of lifestyle that most of us should return to and with the state of the economy and our world today, we may have no choice. So being prepared to know what to do in that situation will be vital and even IF you aren't practicing the day to day routine of these instructions, you will, at the very least, have at your disposal a guide that can teach you and you can return to again and again for knowledge. I can't recommend this book highly enough. When I say it covers it all, I mean everything from gardening, canning, plotting out your land and how to use your animals and waste products to nourish that land for free and far more healthy than using poisonous fertilizers. It shows you how to grow crops that can sustain you AND your animals so the cost of raising your animals is greatly reduced. Or how to take care of both of you when there are no stores to go to to get your milk, butter, meat, vegetables, grains and food for your livestock.

Nothing may ever happen, but if things do take place that causes even just a month or two of disruption, you can feel secure that you have taken care of your family through preparation, and that is priceless. And this book can help you get there!
The bible of old school homesteading. Has just about everything you could need to build a sustainable diverse homestead. Seymour speaks highly of the decentralized small scale farming communities like author Gene Logsdon. His approach focuses on returning everything to the earth, increasing fertility by practicing strict crop rotations and pasture management, and providing for ones family with healthy homegrown food using natural organic methods.

By far the most comprehensive and entertaining book about homesteading. Published in '76.
The most inspiring homesteading book every written. You may find more up to date info elsewhere, but no book will inspire you like this one. The illustrations alone are literally worth the price of the book, without any of Seymour's brilliant text.
I bought this book for my wife, who had one and loaned it out and it never returned. It is very nostalgic. It does give loads of solutions for the gentleman farmer. It has many solutions to problems and tips for doing things the old way. Some of these old ways are the best.
This is a fun book and a treasure for folks that have a farm or some acreage, or even around the house.
I highly recommend this book.
I have enjoyed reading this book because of the things I learned that were once common knowledge but have been lost because so many things are done for us, now.
I went through the 70's & 80's with John Seymour Back To The Land Books and with them Helped my Friends go back to the Land themselves!!!
Every Word was gospel to us people of the Land for Animal Husbandry!!!
Although every topic in this book is not something I will use, there are plenty of topics in here that can be applied even to urban settings. This is a very interesting and helpful guide.
Really good! How to, what to expect, when to expect it.