Back to basics : a complete guide to traditional skills / edited by Abigail R. Gehring.
Contributor(s): Gehring, Abigail R [editor.].Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, Copyright date: ©2014Edition: Fourth edition, updated and revised.Description: 528 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1629143693; 9781629143699.Subject(s): Handicraft -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Home economics -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Life skills -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Sustainable living -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
|Item type||Home library||Collection||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item holds|
|Adult Book||Dr. James Carlson Library||NonFiction||640.973 B126 (Browse shelf)||Available||33111007676543|
|Adult Book||Main Library||NonFiction||640.973 B126 (Browse shelf)||Available||33111007627504|
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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 pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle.
Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead.
More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers--even if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Buying and working land, raising livestock, generating your own energy, enjoying your harvest, household skills and crafts, and more" -- Cover.