ISBN: 1632172895
EAN13: 9781632172891
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 3, 2019
Pages: 736
Dimensions: 2" H x 10.88" L x 8.38" W
Weight: 0.81 lbs.
Format: Paperback

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 50th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual for Living Off the Land & Doing It Yourself

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Book Overview

#1 -- The Best Country and Rural Living Books*
#1 -- 15 Best Homesteading Books for Beginners in 2021**

For more than 50 years, this
homesteading classic is the essential book of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land, being prepared, and doing it yourself. Keep your family healthy, safe, and independent--no matter what's going on in the world.

From homesteaders to urban farmers, and everyone in between, there is a desire for a simpler way of life: a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining, and holistic approach that allows you to survive and thrive--even in uncertain times.

With its origins in the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s, Carla Emery's landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to living a self-sustaining lifestyle. Learn how to live independently in this comprehensive guide, including how to:

* Can, dry, and preserve food
* Plan your garden
* Grow your own food
* Make 20-minute cheese
* Make your own natural skincare products
* Bake bread
* Cook on a wood stove
* Learn beekeeping
* Raise chickens, goats, and pigs
* Create natural skincare products
* Make organic bug spray
* Treat your family with homemade remedies
* Make fruit leather
* Forage for wild food
* Spin wool into yarn
* Mill your own flour
* Tap a maple Read More chevron_right

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5
   Nice Book!
A great book with lots of information. I took it out of the library, but I had to have a copy of this one.
 
5
   The number #1 book to own for homesteaders !!
A pure gem. This book contains everything you could possibly need to know. I'm on my third copy.
 
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   More of a Directory than an Encyclopedia.
I was not sure what I was getting. I thought it would be a how-to for most aspects of a self sustaining life. It's highly recommended by many sites for homesteaders and do-it-yourselfers, but it's not very informative. Whenever it starts to describe a process for some detailed understanding, it lists a dozen websites or books to read instead. I was looking for something in line with a bunch of separate specialty books, and I suppose you can only fit so much in a single source. It is the perfect resource for many. This is a five star product if you want a wide variety of topics and a better understanding of generalities. I think it is a three.
 
3
   A little bit of everything, including environmentalism
There is another book yelling at me about global warming coming to kill us all. If you included some citations for peer reviewed science articles instead of 2 pages dedicated to using permaculture in the garden, I would be more likely to believe you. There are solutions to the problem. Each section begins with a recycle or die rant. The book seems to have a little bit of knowledge on a lot of things. It is enough to either answer a quick question or inspire further research. Stop yelling at the other hippie.
 
5
   Homesteaders, Preppers or Urbanites You Need This Book.
For anyone growing up in the country. You need a book. We were taught how to survive when we were poor, but now we have so much more. I am already 100 pages into the book and I know it will be used for many things around our urban area and when we make the leap to acres of Farm or Ranch Country peace somewhere. This book will teach anyone a lot of things in one book. The text in the book is smaller than you would expect for a book the size of an encyclopedia. This is a good thing.
 
5
   This is the bible of homesteading books!
Excellent book! I bought one for my sister a few years ago and she loved it. I bought myself a copy of this book a couple months ago because she had been talking about it for so long. The information in this book is large and thick. An awesome reference guide for any new projects one wishes to undertake is not a casual read. I undertook the largest homesteading operation I've ever done because I was inspired to kick up my game. I hope to keep growing my skills and work load with this book. Highly recommended!
 
4
   Good book, needs bigger pictures and bigger font
One of the best country living books, but it doesn't have enough pictures to show you how stuff is put together. If you compare this with other gardening books. The southern living garden book is one of the gardening wisdom and know how books. Don't look at books in Lowe's or Walmart because you can find good gems. You can get the Small Farmers Journal magazine from the person who sent you.
 
3
   Pages are missing and out of order.
The topics are written well. There are serious problems with how the book was assembled. There are several missing and duplicated pages. We need a new book.
 
5
   You need this book
Two hippie people moved to the mountains in 1980 because of this book. During the winter my parents kept us entertained by canning and castrating bulls. We were given copies when we turned 18. I know that when the apocalypse comes, I have the manual to survive, even though I haven't used it much.
 
5
   If you live on the country -- or want to -- experienced or novice, you need this book!
I discovered this book only after reading the reviews of a different book, by a different author, but on the same subject, and reviewer after reviewer mentioned and recommended this over the other. The decades of experience from the author and the many others she's learned from is worth twice the cover value of this book. We're just getting started living in the country and I need a reliable resource for everything. I thought I'd never be able to find more than one book, but this will fit the bill.
 
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