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Old 01-22-2018, 09:57 PM   #1
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I've been seeing advertisements for this book on Facebook. They shown excerpts from the book, and it shows things like digging wells, homemade septic systems, irrigation trenches and many other things of that nature.

Looks like a good book. I was just wondering if anyone owned it or could recommend it.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:25 AM   #2
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I do not...Books are good...I have a good bit of the foxfire series...
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That's what I learned growing up poor...
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:46 AM   #4
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My Mom gave me that book for Christmas.

There is some good information in it. A lot of it is pretty basic for anyone who grew up in the country, but I find some things that I didn't know.

It has a little bit of everything.
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You can get the Kindle addition for $9.98.
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Old 01-27-2018, 06:11 PM   #6
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A really good book is the Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery.

Another one is Dare to Prepare by Holly Deyo. I really like this because it has shelf life info for several common pharmaceuticals, which is the main reason I bought it.
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You can get the Kindle addition for $9.98.
i actually looked at that. But when you go to buy it, it comes up as not available at this time.
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Order it (or ANY book you want to check out) through the interlibrary loan system! Free or low cost, they can get any book that any library in the country has and is willing to loan out.
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A good source of how-to information that takes a bit of sifting is novels about the Old West, settlement of Australia, Canada and South Africa. There is a lot of incidental information about food preservation, edible/medicinal plants and how to camp among hostiles. The plant information of Canada is relevant as is African biltong preparation and some Aborigine hunting/cooking/camping methods (mostly applicable to our Southwest).

On the World at War a Japanese soldier said they would watch the monkeys and ate what they ate. Not specifically relevant but an example of how a handy tip can come out of nowhere.

Turn of the Century and Great Depression diaries and accounts are probably best for homesteading information.

Raid the library and xerox the useful passages for a hardcopy notebook.

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A good source of how-to information that takes a bit of sifting is novels about the Old West, settlement of Australia, Canada and South Africa. There is a lot of incidental information about food preservation, edible/medicinal plants and how to camp among hostiles. The plant information of Canada is relevant as is African biltong preparation and some Aborigine hunting/cooking/camping methods (mostly applicable to our Southwest).

On the World at War a Japanese soldier said they would watch the monkeys and ate what they ate. Not specifically relevant but an example of how a handy tip can come out of nowhere.

Turn of the Century and Great Depression diaries and accounts are probably best for homesteading information.

Raid the library and xerox the useful passages for a hardcopy notebook.

Paper beats powered devices, make sure to guard from mice. They ate one of my favorite books from the fifties, ignored the others.
WWII Jap soldiers were taught the basics of surviving, eating, etc. off the jungles. If allied troops were not re-supplied they essentially went hungry.
At least read the book speaks of for basic survival yah never know when an emergency will arise and it may just save you and your loved ones life.
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At least read the book speaks of for basic survival yah never know when an emergency will arise and it may just save you and your loved ones life.
Iím not interested in survival, SHTF Iím setting fire to the house and playing in traffic.
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