Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation

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New Society Publishers, Nov 1, 2009 - House & Home - 368 pages
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Declare food security in your own backyard.
 

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Review: Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation

User Review  - Cyndi - Goodreads

I think from the title I was expecting a bit more of the "how-to" and a bit less of the "why." Read full review

Review: Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation

User Review  - Malia Walter - Goodreads

A friend of mine introduced me to this book as a food preservation guide, but it is so much more. Astyk delves into money saving tips, pantry eating, preparedness ( without all of the doom and gloom ... Read full review

Contents

Nine Meals from Anarchy and the Theory of Anyway
3
Local Eating Pantry Eating
29
How Much Food Should You Store?
47
Food Storage on the CheapHow Food Storage and Preservation Can Help You Keep Eating When Times Get Tough
77
Eating From Food Storage Every Day
101
Food Storage and Preservation HowTo
113
The Mechanics of Food Storage
119
Energy Conscious Food Preservation
137
Fermentation
211
Replenishing Stores Gardening Seed Saving Raising Animals
233
Putting Tools in Perspective
251
Medicines Health Care and Special Diets
267
Now What? Making Space and Managing Food Storage
289
Creating and Using Community Resources
305
Bringing It All Together Living Independently in a Better World
327
Resources
336

Root Cellaring and Season Extension
161
Dehydration
177
Canning
191
Index
340
About the author
349
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About the author (2009)

Sharon Astyk is a former academic who is a writer, subsistence farmer, parent, activist and prolific blogger (www.sharonastyk.com and http://henandharvest.com/). She farms in upstate New York with her husband and four children, raises livestock, and grows and preserves vegetables. She is the author of Depletion and Abundance, and co-author of A Nation of Farmers.

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