The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient Living

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Penguin, Dec 1, 2009 - House & Home - 400 pages
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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


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Title Page
Doing Without
Chapter 5Your Homestead Business
Chapter 6 Scratch the Itch to Cook from Scratch Chapter 7 Conservation in the Kitchen
The SelfSufficient Gardener
TheDirt onGardenSoil Chapter 12 Whats Your Garden Type?
Meat Milk and Eggs
Chapter 17The TruthAbout Meat
Raising Rabbitsfor Food
More Small Livestock
Shelter and Its Appurtenances
Chapter 22 SelfSufficient Shelter Chapter 23Cool Ways toKeep Warm
A Plan for the Future
Chapter 27 LetYour Imagination Soar

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