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  Back to Basics (A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills) 3rd Edition Hardcover



 
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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-color 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 city apartment 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 (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.



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Lots of good info February 20, 2014
Reviewer: Paul Bischoff from Mt. Dora, FL United States  
There is a lot of info in there, just have to get to reading it daily. Practice some of the stuff in there.

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Back to Basics Book January 15, 2014
Reviewer: Rhonda Glass from Aransas Pass, TX United States  
This book is wonderful!  It's is chocked full of so much great information and instructions.  A must for every home library!

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Amazing amount of info May 12, 2013
Reviewer: Jim L. from Lake Havasu City, AZ United States  
I started the series with this one book.  I have to boast, there is much in it I knew from getting it from dozens of sources over the years and life experience.  This one book, however, has it all and when the grid crashes, this book (and all the others I plan on getting) will be with my "Important documents."  My wife was very impressed with how easy to understand and read the subject matter(s) are and ordered me to get all the other books asap.

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Nice book April 11, 2013
Reviewer: Michael Handshy from Peoria, AZ United States  
You can learn the basics with this book.

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Back to Basics (A Complete Guide to Traditional Sk February 4, 2013
Reviewer: Maggie from FL United States  
good book , nice pictures

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