The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts And Foods, Planting By The Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, And Other Affairs Of Plain Living
ISBN: 0385073534
EAN13: 9780385073530
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 17, 1972
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.05" H x 15.5" L x 6.6" W
Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts And Foods, Planting By The Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, And Other Affairs Of Plain Living

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Book Overview

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions.

This classic debut volume of the acclaimed series covers a diverse array of crafts and practical skills, including log cabin building, hog dressing, basketmaking, cooking, fencemaking, crop planting, hunting, and moonshining, as well as a look at the history of local traditions like snake lore and faith healing.

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5
   this is a treasure of a book
This book is a great treasure. The students of Rabun County, Georgia collected information and lore in the Foxfire Book. They worked to preserve the ways of their parents and grandparents who have lived there for generations. This book tells you everything you need to know about the pioneers and settlers of old. It tells you how to build a cabin, how to plant by the signs, how to make moonshine, and how to use herbs in nature for healing. I cannot go into all the details of the book without telling you the whole story, so I will just say that you need to buy it and read it. This is the original survival manual.
 
5
   Great read!
The older people in the Tennessee and the Kentucky have many old ways they use to survive. I've tried meat smoking and soap with suggestions. Life was difficult but they found the best of both worlds and even enjoyed it. "These books are books for people who are interested in going back to the earth; or people trying to understand the old way of living in the mountains." These are plain intriguing and have a great price that should appeal to everyone. The dealers I ordered from shipped the book the same day I ordered it. I have 7 of the collection at this point. That is wonderful!
 
5
   a classic
This book is one of the classics that everyone should own. It is written in the literary style of Mark Twain. Most of the things people come across in their everyday lives are covered in the subjects. One can understand architecture and hog dressing by reading about the building of a log cabin. I don't think I'll ever make whiskey, but I have to admire the work that went into the product. This is one of the books I'll read a lot. I can enjoy it sometimes. It's no wonder that this book is still popular.
 
5
   Learning from the past
The book contains many of the methods used for home and survival crafts. These are old art forms that were used a lot by our ancestors.
 
5
   Another Classic
Every How to book collection should have a classic reference and good read. A gift that the graduating renaissance child will be very thankful for is highly recommended.
 
5
   Purchased As A Gift
I bought Volumes 1 through 6 for my son and his family. They are well written and filled with good information. Excellent job!
 
5
   Very interesting
The book is in excellent condition. It arrived quickly. It was an interesting book. It tells about the good old days. It contains stories from our grandparents and great grandparents. This book is for people who love the good old days. It is a series.
 
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   Arrived Damaged
The first book of the series came loose and was damaged. I keep my books nice and tidy, and I was unhappy to see they were in such bad shape.
 
5
   I had the original fire foxs’ in my childhood. ...
I was a kid that owned fire foxs. These are still in print and very much available through various outlets.
 
5
   This book has pretty hard-core skills instruction
this is a book that has not been seen for more than five years. I have long been enamored with homesteading andoldid was in use before it became an official term of enducy. He said he wanted to get his old friend and reference book back since he's an old retired person. This book does a good job with skills analysis and illustrations. The old mountain people's tales are interwoven. I believe that the book is a link to past.
 
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