The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient Living

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient Living

by Jerome D. Belanger
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient Living by Jerome D. Belanger

How to be green, save green, grow greens, even turn a thumb green.

Self-sufficient living can mean a healthier life, a way to protect the earth, or a way to save money. This guide helps readers find their perfect degree of self reliance in the areas of food, shelter, energy, clothing, and more. For both the urban and rural dweller, it covers gardening, cooking from scratch, preserving food, raising livestock, keeping chickens, generating or supplementing energy, essential tools and equipment, foraging for wild foods, hunting, fishing, and trapping.

?Saving money in today's economy and self-sufficiency go hand-in-hand

?For the growing number of eco-friends considering self-sufficiency

?Existing books focus on either rural or urban self-sufficiency, but this covers both

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101152041
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Sold by: DK
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,026,525
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jerome D. Belanger started and ran Countryside magazine for 30 years. Along with magazine articles, he has written six books on country living. He and his wife also operated a general store for tools and supplies for simple living, while they lived self-sufficiently on a small farm.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient Living 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for those wishing to learn ways to cut costs while learning to be self-sufficient. I have had a subscription to Mr. Berlanger's magazine, "Countryside & Small Stock Journal," for years. His advice and experience are timeless and well worth reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mostly a lecture on "Green Environmentalism". Definitely pushing an agenda with no real information. You can learn more watching sponge bob.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cooking section had some decent tips but not alot elsewhere. I was looking for ideas and plans as opposed to "why I should". Obviously I am interested in the topic or I wouldn't have bought the book to learn how. An example is the water conservation section. I do not care when low flow toilets were mandated and I do not care that too much water builds up and oil from cars leaks into it before going to our streams. I would like to know good methods for collecting rainwater, actually filtering water to make it drinkable, proper ways to build a septic X feet down put sand/gravel blah blah. I was looking for information like "It takes X number of rabbits to feed an adult for a month and X number of chickens will give you X amount of eggs. This book title should be more in line with "If you are thinking of trying to learn about self-sustained living, here is why you should". I'm not learning about it to be a "prepper" but those books may have more useful information in them even if you are just looking to have a rustic cabin for weekend getaways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY. The entire section on meat, dairy and eggs read like a PETA flyer I was looking for facts and advice, not the propagandic, nonsensical ravings of a long-winded blowhard.
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