Back to Basics

Back to Basics

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The classic guide to self-sufficiency, with more than 200, 000 copies solda€”now fully updated! Anyone who wants to learn basic living skillsa€”the kind employed by our forefathersa€”and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamersa€”even if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and therea€™s no reason why you cana€™t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.Allow to cool until the lacquer peels off easily. Removing rust from iron pots and kettles. ... Carpet. cleaning. entire area. Shake therug out and repeatthe process on the. Cleaning a wool rug with snow. For this cleaning method the temperature anbsp;...

Title:Back to Basics
Author:Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2014-10-14


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