Country Wisdom & Know-How: A Practical Guide to Living off the Land

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Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down ...

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Country Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need to Know to Life Off the Land

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Overview

Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors." Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579123680
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 77,432
  • Product dimensions: 13.38 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.89 (d)

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Storey Publishing, located in North Adams, Massachusetts, is one of the most respected and trusted publishers in the categories of country living, crafts, pets, and animals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2006

    Best book I ever purchased!

    This is the best book I have ever purchased. The book tells everything from arts and crafts and gardening to animals and cooking. The book is very economical, it is everything you could ever learn from your granparents and their grandparents written in a book. Even the most country people I know have learned from the book. I love the book so much I am purchasing one for my parents.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2006

    this is a fantastic book

    A little bit of everything to help you stay organized and have fun at the same time. This book teaches you things you can pass down to your own children layed out in an easy to read format. We love it!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    ESSENTIAL READING

    This book has everything you want to know in the state of the economy today. From food to how to make items are in here. This is a must have when prices get too high for us to purchase them. I recommend it for everyone in every home in America.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2009

    Simply put it's a must have book

    I let my friend borrow this book and had to buy her one to get mine back!
    Tons of information to help with any project you can think of! Don't even hesitate to buy this book just "BUY IT!"

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Love it!

    Love it!

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Excellent

    Truly a wealth of information! Preserving food in a variety of ways, gardening, various purposes for herbs, crafts, gifts kids can make, far to many subjects to mention. We actually keep it near the dinner table, and pick a subject for discussion during the meal. My husband and I both grew up in homestead environments. This is an excellent way to help our 7 year old understand that lifestyle, and gives us a ton of fun learning projects to try. It's a great addition to our online home schooling curriculum as well as motivating us as a family to regain that self-sufficient mindset.
    Every household can benefit from this book, no matter where they live.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    So much information!

    This book contains tons of information on a variety of subjects. It is essential readin for crafters, gardeners and cooks. I refer to it often. The charts and tables need reformatting.

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