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    The Self-Sufficiency Handbook
    A Complete Guide to Greener Living
    By Alan Bridgewater, By Gill Bridgewater
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    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... [READ MORE]
    Self-Sufficiency
    A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More!
    Edited by Abigail R. Gehring
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they... [READ MORE]
    Survival Retreats
    A Prepper's Guide to Creating a Sustainable, Defendable Refuge
    By David Black
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Survival retreats are built by those who want to truly hide from it all should the worst conspire. David Black explores these places and gets to go where most people will never go: through the chain link fence, past the guard dog, and into the rarely seen survival retreat. In Survival Retreats you'll... [READ MORE]
    Projects to Get You Off the Grid
    Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels
    By Instructables.com, Edited by Noah Weinstein
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Instructables is back with this compact book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about thinking green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your own backyard chicken coop, or turn a wine barrel into a rainwater collector. Illustrated with... [READ MORE]
    Self-Sufficiency
    A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More!
    Edited by Abigail R. Gehring
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More!The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated!Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re... [READ MORE]
    Plastic-Free
    How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too
    By Beth Terry
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “Guides readers toward the road less consumptive, offering practical advice and moral support while making a convincing case that individual actions . . . do matter.” —Elizabeth Royte, author, Garbage Land and BottlemaniaLike many people, Beth Terry didn’t think an individual could have much impact on... [READ MORE]
    Mission Furniture
    How to Make It
    By H.H. Windsor
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Mission style has withstood the test of time. In homes across America and around the world, Mission furniture creates a look and feel to a home that few others styles can—elegant and homey, all at once. This is a classic book of Mission-style furniture, filled with plans for the do-it-yourselfer and... [READ MORE]
    Swedish Christmas Traditions
    A Smorgasbord of Scandinavian Recipes, Crafts, and Other Holiday Delights
    By Ernst Kirchsteiger
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Here readers will learn how to bring those warm traditions into their own homes, wherever they live. Included are instructions to make mulled wine, homemade peanut brittle, red candied apples, crisp pepparkakor, lightly browned Swedish meatballs, candles, wreaths, and more. Each recipe and project are... [READ MORE]
    Farm Conveniences and How to Make Them
    Classic American Labor-Saving Devices
    By Byron D. Halsted
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Farm Conveniences and How to Make Them is a fascinating volume abounding in valuable hints and suggestions for the construction of homemade farming and homesteading devices. First published in 1884, it contains the best ideas gathered from farmers, and teaches valuable lessons in rural economy. Filled... [READ MORE]
    Farm Engines and How to Run Them
    A Simple, Practical Handbook for Experts and Amateurs
    By James H. Stephenson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Originally published in the early 1900s, this classic, comprehensive handbook was referred to by young engineers as they prepared for their licensing examinations. In addition to several hundred questions and answers that were given as part of many exams, Farm Engines and How to Run Them fully describes... [READ MORE]
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