“Self Sufficiency For The 21st Century” By: Dick & James Strawbridge
A must read if you want a simple yet descriptive DIY self-sufficiency picture tutorial guide. Through applying the techniques learned from this book, I’ve managed to live a more sustainable lifestyle, and have succeeded in inspiring others to do just the same.
Learn step-by-step how to:
1.) Build a waterwheel, to provide power for all the lights in your home or farm.
2.) Create a rainwater harvesting system. Allowing you to supply household appliances like your toilet or washing machine with clean rain water.
3.) Make & use renewable biofuels such as, wood, biodiesel, and even animal waste.
4.) Reuse materials around the home, like: toilet paper tubes, egg cartons, plastic 2-liter bottles, and transform them into gardening containers..
5.) Plan the growing year: When to sow, plant, prune, harvest fruit/nuts/herbs/vegetables.
6.) Companion plant & crop rotation. Planting complimentary herbs with flowers with vegetables to create naturally self-sustaining garden scapes.
7.) Successfully keep chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, sheep, goats, etc. on a farm or homestead.
8.) Homemake your own butter, cheese, yogurt recipes.
9.) Fermentation arts: homemade pickles, wine, beer, & sourdough bread recipes.
10.) Build a clay earth oven or a cold smoker..
+ Much, much more!
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