Back to Basics: How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills

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Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, Mar 1, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 456 pages
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With so many urban and suburban dwellers moving toward simplifying their lives, Reader's Digest has updated its popular Back to Basics series to provide the ultimate how-to book. It's packed with hundreds of projects and illustrated step-by-step sequences to help you learn to live more self-sufficiently, with sections on shelter, alternative energy sources, growing and preserving food, home crafts, and even recreation. Includes over 2,000 photos, diagrams and drawings.

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User Review  - Craig Knock - Goodreads

The greatest book ever written by mankind. Convert your poop to household energy. Build a hydro-electric generator in your back yard. Employ passive solar heating to maximum effect in your household. Turn your above ground pool into an aquarium that feeds the family. Greatness. Read full review

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User Review  - Wayne - Goodreads

A bit of quick, light reading for the experienced homesteader, or a veritable handbook for the beginner. This book was my bible for years. I built my oldest child's cradle from a plan in this book. It ... Read full review

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