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Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills (Hardback)

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Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills - the kind employed by our forefathers - and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-colour 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 dreamers - even if you live in a flat in a city you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug.

Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (including homemade toys and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.

Home & GardenHome & house maintenance Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 28/01/2010 ISBN-13: 9781849013291  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Abigail R. Gehring is an editor and freelance writer in New York City, who grew up in Vermont. She spent most of her post-college existence as a dancer. She has made ends meet as a tattoo artist, "Cinderella", cater-waiter, swimming companion to an elderly man with Alzheimer's, and countless other eclectic positions. From childhood she has been fascinated with simple living, participating in barn-raisings, home canning, and enjoying countless hours of natural crafts.

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