Big Book of Self-Reliant Living: Advice and Information on Just about Everything You Need to Know to Live on Planet Earth

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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. The 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 greenhouseAdminister first aid ...
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Overview

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. The 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 greenhouseAdminister first aid Stock an emergency shelter Survive in the wilderness, at sea, and in the cityGrow plants indoors and outBuy farmlandRead architect's drawings Care for household petsRepair clothingHunt, trap, and fishRepair a screen and a leaking faucetButcher and store big gameRelieve allergy symptomsControl insectsStay safe during storms and floodsCan and freeze fruits and vegetablesTake their own blood pressureAnd much, much more!
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Praise for the first 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." --Harper's "It has the hand-hewn feel of the old Whole Earth Catalog. . . . I find it to be perfect bedtime reading, and my dreams are filled with the care of corn crops and methods of collecting water after falling from an airplane. Public Works gives me fantasies of starting over with a few acres of farmland, a hammer, and a saw, and provides me with a vision of unelectrified reliance." --Paul Ford, Morning News (Web-based periodical)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599215662
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/14/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 1,396,960
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Szykitka edited the popular original edition of The Big Book of Self-Reliant Living in 1974 under the title Public Works, and he is the editor of two other how-to reference books.
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