Self-sufficiency handbook : your complete guide to a self-sufficient home, garden, and kitchen / Alan and Gill Bridgewater.
By: Bridgewater, Alan.
Contributor(s): Bridgewater, Gill [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Mount Joy, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing, Description: 239 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781620082348; 1620082349.Subject(s): Self-reliant living | Organic livingGenre/Form: Handbooks and manuals.DDC classification: 640
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Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and planning to go organic? Yearning to get back to the way it was but don't know where to start? This book will show you how to achieve the eco-friendly good life. The authors cover the ecological gamut from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. They answer important questions like how much land is really needed to be self-sufficient, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet your needs. There's practical information here on building an insulated flue pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants, and composting with worms--as well as recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, cheeses, and more. Packed with full-color photographs, helpful illustrations, and diagrams, Self-Sufficiency Handbook will appeal to urban dwellers who want to adopt certain aspects of greener living and to serious adherents of back-to-basics living.Inside Self-Sufficiency HandbookInspirational yet practical introduction to a greener way of living.Essential reading for anyone considering a shift to a more self-sufficient lifestyle, no matter how small the change. Emphasis is on the positive aspects of self-sufficiency, such as cutting living costs and eating well.Covers everything from fitting a wind turbine to making honey from your own beehives.Step-by-step instructions on keeping animals, growing organic food, and preserving your own produce.Guidelines for creating a self-sufficient home and eco-friendly home improvements.""This book shows that self-sufficiency is not only better for the planet - it's cheaper and more rewarding!""--Green Rewards/Sustainability Advisory Panel"
Introduction -- The land -- The self-sufficient house -- The organic food garden : A-Z of vegetables and salad crops ; A-Z of fruits ; A-Z of herbs -- Animal husbandry -- The pantry -- Index.
If you're seeking to make eco-friendly changed to your daily habits, reduce your carbon footprint, and generally shift to a greener way of living, Self-Sufficiency Handbook is essential reading. Authors Alan and Gill Bridgewater's off-grid-living experience and expertise runs the ecological gamut from geothermal heating systems and crop rotation to soap-making and livestock husbandry as they address topics important to anyone who yearns to make back-to-basics lifestyle changes. Whether you're an urban dweller who wants to adopt certain aspects of a greener lifestyle or you're ready to make the leap to living off-grid - or you fit somewhere in between - you'll find the Bridgewaters' advice, along with the full-color photos and helpful illustrations, in Self-Sufficiency Handbook invaluable.--Back cover.