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31 Hunting Deer for Food: Understanding Deer Behavior; Choosing a Rifle and Ammunition; Hunting Tactics and Field Dressing; Butchering and Cooking Venison

Landers, Jackson 1603427287 / 9781603427289 Paperback

Brand New! 

Since 1983, acclaimed international cannabis cultivator Jorge Cervantes has sold over 500,000 copies of his book Indoor Marijuana horticulture, while contributing common sense advice about marijuana growing to dozens of publications including a monthly Q+A column in High Times. Now for the first time, the world's ultimate ganja guide brings his expertise to an instructional DVD --Taking you step by step from seeds and clones to harvest in high style. Jorge Cervantes/' Ultimate Grow DVD features all the information a beginner needs to get started,plus advanced techniques guaranteed to greatly increase the yield of any garden. Remember, the weed you grow will be your own!Indoor Marijuana Horticulture; Step by Step instructions for beginners; Hydro and Advanceed Techniquest; How to make your own hash; Approx running time: 100 minutes 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
32 Just in Case: How to Be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens

Harrison, Kathy Storey Publishing 2008 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New 

Disaster can strike at any time. How will your family stay warm, fed, and sheltered during a power outage? Do you have an evacuation plan if you are forced to leave your home? Be prepared for the unexpected by following Kathy Harrison s practical plan for emergency self-sufficiency. Learn how to evaluate, organize, and rotate your food supply; pack an evacuation kit; protect important documents from fire; develop a communications system; make nutritious, delicious meals with canned and dried pantry items; use alternative heating sources; and entertain the kids without television or computers. Everything you need to know to survive when public services fail is covered in this essential guide to family preparedness....is a great how-to book. It covers the basics and is ideal for home, schools, and offices. This book has information that will save lives. Russel L. HonorĂ©, LTG, U.S. Army (Retired) Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina An ideal preparedness guide for families. It is a must for the bookshelf of anyone that is serious about being prepared for emergencies. James Wesley Rawles, Editor of SurvivalBlog 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 
33 Living Off the Grid: A Simple Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Self-Reliant Supply of Energy, Water, Shelter, and More

Black, Dave Trade Paperback



In daily life, we can take control of the resources and services we depend on. Electricity and energy don’t have to come off the public utility grid—alternatives abound in solar, wind, and water generated power. Design decisions can drastically affect power consumption, and bio-diesel and alternative fuels can help break the oil habit. Dave Black describes alternatives for eco-pimping your home and lifestyle for independence, economy, and a more integrated way of life. Equally valuable for the urban dweller vaguely concerned about the size of his or her carbon footprint and the rural self-sufficiency enthusiast, Living Off the Grid can help anyone take control of his or her life and way of living. 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
34 Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life

Woginrich, Jenna 1603425322 / 9781603425322 Paperback

Brand New! 

Goodbye, frozen pizza; hello, homesteading. In a hectic world of mass-produced food, clothing, and entertainment, it’s easy to miss out on the simple pleasures of doing things for yourself. Meet Jenna Woginrich, a 26-year-old web designer who decided to take control of her life — what she ate, what she wore, and how she spent her free time. Learn a few basic country skills, she reasoned, and she would be able to produce at least some of the food and other resources she used every day. Made from Scratch tells the story of Woginrich's hilarious, heartbreaking, soul-satisfying journey, inspiring and entertaining readers who dream about a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now available in paperback.  
Price: 12.95 USD

 
 
35 Making Hand-Dipped Candles: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-192

Oppenheimer, Betty Storey Publishing 1999 9.78E+12 Illustrated. 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
36 Making Natural Milk Soap: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-199

Makela, Casey Storey Publishing 1999 9.78E+12 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
 
37 Pioneer Clothing on the Oregon Trail 2nd Edition

May, Christina Rae Drigh Sighed Publications 2009 9.78E+12 2nd Edition Trade paperback

New 

Did you ever wonder precisely how the real emigrants of the Oregon Trail era looked? Did they wear blue jeans and prairie dresses? Pioneer Clothing on the Oregon Trail describes what they wore and a lot more. With emigrant diary excerpts and photos, a better understanding of clothing styles and uses of the era will emerge for you and perhaps a few myths will be dispelled as well. Want to create your own pioneer clothing? This is the book for you! 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
38 Raising A Healthy Rabbit

Searle, Nancy Pamphlet

Brand New 

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins feature 32 pages of practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
 
39 Raising Ducks & Geese: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-18

Vivian, John Storey Publishing 1980 882661922 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
40 Raising Game Birds

Harper, Mavis & Monty Pamphlet

Brand New 

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins feature 32 pages of practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
 
41 Rustic Carpentry: Woodworking with Natural Timbers

Hasluck, Paul N. (ed) Trade Paperback



With an introduction by master craftsman Ralph Kylloe, this manual on rustic carpentry is a superb resource for woodworkers, furniture makers, and carpenters of all skill levels. Here are clear and concise instructions for creating beautiful pieces with unfinished timber, utilizing the unique texture and shape of tree branches, trunks, and shrubs. In addition, rustic woodworking requires few tools and relatively little skill to make decorative and practical flower stands, tables, chairs, gates, porches, aviaries, footbridges, verandas, tool sheds, and more. All these projects are included here with detailed advice on collecting and drying sticks; what kind of wood works best for various items; how to varnish both indoor and outdoor pieces; using battens and mortises to secure furniture; and successfully employing a range of other techniques. 
Price: 9.95 USD

 
42 Simpler Living: A Back to Basics Guide to Cleaning, Furnishing, Storing, Decluttering, Streamlining, Organizing and More

Davidson, Jeff Hardcover

Brand New! 

Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. Finding yourself stressed over the clutter in your kitchen or the mass of paper in front of your computer? Relax. This book will help. Filled with tips on how to uncomplicate your daily routine, eliminate stress at home and work, and more, this book will help you free up your time so you can once again enjoy doing the things you love. Author Jeff Davidson has compiled more than 1,500 ways that you can simplify your life. Divided into sections for easy reference, this book will show you ways you can eliminate stress in your home, your personal life, and in your professional life. You will learn the six questions you should ask yourself before buying something new, the most efficient way to clean your pots and pans, the pay-ahead technique to get yourself out of debt, ways to make your commute more comfortable, and advice on hassle-free vacation planning for you and your family. This book is the guide you've been looking for to lead the peaceful, productive life you've always wanted. 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
 
43 Starting Seeds Indoors: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-104

Reilly, Ann Storey Publishing 1989 882665197 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 


Price: 3.95 USD

 
44 Surviving and Thriving on the Land: How to Use Your Time and Energy to Run a Successful Smallholding

Laughton, Rebecca Green Books 2009 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 320 p. Audien 

It s a dream come true when you finally get a piece of land or join an eco-community and start to plan your sustainable land-based enterprise. But all too often the dream is spoiled by lack of money, stress, exhaustion, and poor time management, and your work and future plans can dissolve into discord, illness, and poverty. Smallholdings provide food, home, fuel, and employment for those who run them and local, seasonal, often organic and ethical food and timber for an expanding market. Surviving and Thriving on the Land looks at ways in which projects can be designed that care for the people involved in them as well as the earth that they are trying to protect. If land-based ecological projects are to offer a realistic solution to the problems we face in the twenty-first century, it is imperative that they be sustainable in terms of human energy. This book offers a framework, backed up by real-life examples, of issues to consider when setting up a new project or for overcoming human-energy-based problems in existing projects. 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
 
45 Tan Your Hide! Home Tanning Leathers & Furs w/ a Special Section on Working with Leather

Hobson, Phyllis Paperback

Brand New 

Tan Your Hide is a step-by-step guide to making vests, belts, and wallets by home-tanning and hand-working furs and leathers. 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
46 The Backyard Homestead: Produce All the Food You Need on Just a Quarter Acre!

Madigan, Carleen (Editor) Storey Publishing 2009 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New 

With just a quarter acre of land, you can feed a family of four with fresh, organic food year-round. This comprehensive guide to self-sufficiency gives you all the information you need to grow and preserve a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts, and grains; raise chickens for eggs and meat; raise cows, sheep, and goats for meat or milk; raise pigs and rabbits; and keep honey bees. Simple instructions make it easy to enjoy canned, frozen, dried, and pickled produce all winter; use your own grains to make bread, pasta, and beer; turn fresh milk into delicious homemade yogurt, butter, and cheese; make your own wine, cordials, and herbal teas; and much, much more. It truly is possible to eat entirely from your backyard. 
Price: 18.95 USD

 
 
47 The Backyard Lumberjack: The Ultimate Guide to Felling, Bucking, Splitting & Stacking

Philbrick, Frank, and Philbrick, Stephen Storey Publishing 2006 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New 

For every man who has ever conjured up a picture of himself felling trees in a roar of chainsaw noise and power, The Backyard Lumberjack is an account of dreams fulfilled. Father and son lumberjacks Stephen and Frank Philbrick have enjoyed the thrilling destruction of felling, bucking, and splitting timber for hundreds of cords of firewood. Together they bring practical instruction and first-hand advice to every man with a chainsaw. Before there can be any felling of trees or satisfying shouting of Timber! , every potential lumberjack must choose the proper saw. The Philbricks offer buying advice based on the quantity of wood to be cut and the amount of time to be spent on the job. Diagrams of chainsaw parts, functions, and maintenance requirements; tables and charts of saw specifications and firewood volume; and personal cautionary tales of on-the-job injuries arm potential lumberjacks with the necessary tools to make informed choices. Chainsaw in hand, father and son move on to detailed instructions on managing a woodlot, felling and bucking, splitting and stacking, and even include fun facts on burning. For every lumberjack chore they offer advice on equipment (chaps, helmets, felling wedges, hatchets, mauls, peeves), careful procedural instruction, safety and efficiency strategies, and always their humorous anecdotes and tales of tree adventure. For the rural lumberjack with acres of woodland, the suburban guy with a cord of wood to split and stack for the fireplace, or the urban guy who just likes to think about chainsaws, The Backyard Lumberjack is as much an engaging read on the legends and experiences of lumberjacking as a practical reference guide. 
Price: 18.95 USD

 
48 The Gardeners' and Poultry Keepers' Guide and Illustrated Catalogue of Goods Manufactured and Supplied

Cooper, William Hardcover

Brand New! 

A unique turn-of-the-century catalog from a London manufacturer of prefabricated greenhouses, sheds, shacks, small buildings, stables, kiosks, and rustic furniture. Over 500 drawings, instructive for present-day gardeners, homeowners, and builders. There are dozens of greenhouse shapes, cold frames (for starting seedlings), a variety of chicken coop designs (including portable chicken coops), aviaries, pigeon houses, and rabbit hutches. There are designs for small farm buildings and portable wooden buildings, and a large section of designs for wood-frame buildings with roofing and/or siding of corrugated metal. This is especially timely, since corrugated metal has been rediscovered and is being used in a variety of ways these days. This rare 100-year-old book is not only beautifully reproduced, but is useful and practical in this early 21st century. 
Price: 26.95 USD

 
 
49 The New Self-Sufficient Gardener: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Planning, Growing, Storing and Preserving Your Own Garden Produce

Seymour, John 

New 


Price: 19.95 USD

 
50 The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times: Including the Five Crops You Need to Survive and Thrive – Potatoes, Corn, Beans, Squash, and Eggs

Deppe, Carol Trade Paperback



Scientist/gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields — resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology, paleontology, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, health, and medicine. In the last half of The Resilient Gardener, Deppe extends and illustrates these principles with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs. In this book you’ll learn how to: * Garden in an era of unpredictable weather and climate change * Grow, store, and use more of your own staple crops * Garden efficiently and comfortably (even if you have a bad back) * Grow, store, and cook different varieties of potatoes and save your own potato seed * Grow the right varieties of corn to make your own gourmet-quality fast-cooking polenta, cornbread, parched corn, corn cakes, pancakes and even savory corn gravy * Make whole-grain, corn-based breads and cakes using the author’s original gluten-free recipes involving no other grains, artificial binders, or dairy products * Grow and use popbeans and other grain legumes * Grow, store, and use summer, winter, and drying squash * Keep a home laying flock of ducks or chickens; integrate them with your gardening, and grow most of their feed. The Resilient Gardener is both a conceptual and a hands-on gardening book, and is suitable for gardeners at all levels of experience. Resilience here is broadly conceived and encompasses a full range of problems, from personal hard times such as injuries, family crises, financial problems, health problems, and special dietary needs (gluten intolerance, food allergies, carbohydrate sensitivity, and a need for weight control) to serious regional and global disasters and climate change. It is a supremely optimistic as well as realistic book about how resilient gardeners and their gardens can flourish even in challenging times and help their communities to survive and thrive through everything that comes their way — from tomorrow through the next thousand years. 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 
51 The Self-Sufficiency Handbook: A Complete Guide to Greener Living: Organic Gardening, Raising Livestock, Alternative Energy, Eco-friendly Home Improvements, And More!

Bridgewater, Alan & Gill Trade Paperback



Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. The Bridgewaters, well-regarded garden writers, help readers answer questions such as how much land they really require, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet their needs. There's practical information on building an insulated flue-pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants, and composting with worms. In addition to recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, and other delicious foods, three A-Z sections offer planting and harvesting instructions for vegetables and salad crops, fruits, and herbs. 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
52 The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City

Coyne, Kelly, and Knutzen, Erik Process 2008 9.78E+12 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 307 p. Contai 

The Urban Homestead is the essential handbook for a fast-growing new movement: urbanites are becoming gardeners and farmers. By growing their own food and harnessing natural energy, they are planting seeds for the future of our cities. If you would like to harvest your own vegetables, make homemade jam or bread, raise chickens or convert to solar energy, this practical, hands-on book is full of step-by-step projects that will get you started homesteading immediately, whether you live in an apartment or a house. It is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the best books and Internet resources on self-sufficiency topics. Projects include: How to start seeds How to compost with worms How to grow food on a patio or balcony How to preserve food How to divert your grey water to your garden How to clean your house without toxins Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this illustrated, smartly designed, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will enrich our lives, strengthen our communities, and helps save our planet. Authors Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen happily farm in Los Angeles and run the urban homestead blog homegrownrevolution 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 
53 Weaving Country Baskets: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-159

Gillooly, Maryanne Storey Publishing 1996 9.78E+12 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
54 Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Home-And Community-Scale Wind-Energy Systems

Gipe, Paul Chelsea Green Publishing Company 2009 9.78E+12 2nd ed. Trade paperback

New 

The availability of clean, renewable power is without question going to be the defining challenge and goal of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way. Internationally acclaimed wind energy expert Paul Gipe is as soberly critical of past energy mistakes as he is convincingly optimistic about the future. The overwhelming challenge of transforming our world from one of fossil carbon to one of clean power seems daunting at best and paralyzingly impractical at worst. Wind Energy Basics offers a solution. Wind power can realistically not only replace the lion s share of oil-, coal-, and naturalgas fired electrical plants in the U.S., but also can add enough extra power capacity to allow for most of the cars in the nation to run on electricity. Gipe explains why such a startlingly straightforward solution is eminently doable and can be accomplished much sooner than previously thought and will have the capacity to resuscitate small and regional economies. Wind Energy Basics offers a how-to for home-based wind applications, with advice on which wind turbines to choose and which to avoid. He guides wind-energy installers through considerations such as renewable investment strategies and gives cautionary tales of wind applications gone wrong. And for the activist, he suggests methods of prodding federal, state, and provincial governments to promote energy independence. 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 
55 Windmills and Wind Motors

Powell, F. E. 917914279 Paperback

Brand New 

Learn about different types of turn-of-the-century windmills, some of them unusual. Build a model tower windmill similar to those in Holland. Build a real power-producing windmill with three foot diameter sails. Build a 6 foot diameter windmill capable of driving a 30 watt dynamo at 16 mph. You'll see many detailed drawings showing how the all-wood machine is built, and how metal gearing brings the power down to ground level. Another chapter reveals a 10 foot diameter windmotor. The last chapter gives you tips on generating electricity--high tech in 1910! Better generators are available now, but the basic principles still apply, and the control methods still work. These mills may not be as hot as modern designs, but building one of these babies should be relatively easy and low-cost. Great designs from a simpler time with simpler materials. Low cost. Get a copy. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 softcover 88 pages well-illustrated. 
Price: 6.95 USD

 
56 Woodlot Management: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-70

Heinrichs, and Heinrich, Jay Storey Publishing 1981 882662848 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
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