Storey's Basic Country Skills

A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance

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Author: John Storey,Martha Storey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427376

Category: House & Home

Page: 576

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Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.

When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

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Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580956

Category: House & Home

Page: 493

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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide

Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living

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Author: Jim Cobb

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612433189

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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A STEP-BY-STEP, DON'T-OVERLOOK-ANYTHING WORKBOOK OF DIY PROJECTS THAT PREPARE HOME AND FAMILY FOR ANY LIFE-THREATENING CATASTROPHE The preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by pandemic, failure of the grid or other long-term crises. Government pamphlets and other prepping books tell you how to hold out through an emergency until services are restored. This book teaches you how to survive when nothing returns to normal for weeks, months or even years, including: •Practical water collection for drinking and hygiene •Storing, growing, hunting and foraging for food •First aid and medical treatments when there’s no doctor •Techniques and tactics for fortifying and defending your home •Community-building strategies for creating a new society

Rural Renaissance

Renewing the Quest for the Good Life

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Author: John D. Ivanko,Lisa Kivirist

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550923384

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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In the ’60s it was called the "back to the land" movement, and in Helen and Scott Nearings’ day, it was "living the good life." Whatever the term, North Americans have always yearned for a simpler way. But how do you accomplish that today? Blending inspiration with practical how-to’s, Rural Renaissance captures the American dream of country living for contemporary times. Journey with the authors and experience their lessons, laughter and love for the land as they trade the urban concrete maze for a five-acre organic farm and bed and breakfast in southwestern Wisconsin. Rural living today is a lot more than farming. It’s about a creative, nature-based and more self-sufficient lifestyle that combines a love of squash, solar energy, skinny-dipping and serendipity . . . The many topics explored in Rural Renaissance include: "right livelihood" and the good life organic gardening and permaculture renewable energy and energy conservation wholesome organic food, safe water and a natural home simplicity, frugality and freedom green design and recycled materials community, friends and raising a family independence and interdependence wildlife conservation and land stewardship. An authentic tale of a couple whose pioneering spirit and connection to the land reaches out to both the local and global community to make their dream come true, Rural Renaissance will appeal to a wide range of Cultural Creatives, free agents, conservation entrepreneurs and both arm-chair and real-life homesteaders regardless of where they live. Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko are innkeepers, organic growers, copartners in a marketing consulting company, and have previously published books. John is also a photographer. Former advertising agency fast-trackers, they are nationally recognized for their contemporary approach to homesteading, conservation and more sustainable living. They share their farm with their son, two llamas, and a flock of free-range chickens. Rural Renaissance also offers a foreword by Bill McKibben.

Countdown to Preparedness

The Prepper's 52 Week Course to Total Disaster Readiness

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Author: Jim Cobb

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612433278

Category: Reference

Page: 200

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The Library Journal

Chiefly Devoted to Library Economy and Bibliography

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Building Chicken Coops

Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-224

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Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342346X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 32

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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

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Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

Healing America

How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Recapture the American Spirit

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Author: Congressman Tim Ryan

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401955959

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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From one of this country's most thoughtful and committed leaders, this optimistic, pragmatic guide--now revised and updated to reflect the current political climate--offers a timeless practice to inspire hope for our country's future. When A Mindful Nation was first published, mindfulness had yet to ingrain itself into our everyday way of life--from our inner well-being to home to work to friends to family. Yet, with the ever-increasing pace of communication, flow of information, and pervasive urge to do more, the lessons from A Mindful Nation are perhaps even more important today. In this new and updated edition, retitled Healing America, Congressman Tim Ryan shares how the timeless practice of mindfulness, the natural capabilities of our brains and minds, and the core American values of self-reliance, determination, and getting the job done can positively affect every sector of our society. Ryan connects the dots between what's happening in the classrooms, hospitals, boardrooms, research labs, and military bases across the country. He explores the most recent scientific findings that support the beneficial effects of mindfulness and shares powerful stories from the field, showing how this simple practice is helping schoolchildren improve their ability to learn, veterans heal from trauma, and CEOs become more effective leaders. He also provides practical tips for how to incorporate mindfulness into your life today. In this world of divisive politics and contentious dialogue, the barrage of tension never seems to let up. But there are solutions that will immediately benefit both you and society as a whole--actions that you can take, right here and right now. With a direct and in-depth understanding of politics, government budgets, and what it takes to get important tasks done, Ryan combines a practical approach with a hopeful vision for how mindfulness can help reinvigorate the American Dream.

Die vier Versprechen

ein Weisheitsbuch der Tolteken

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Author: Miguel Ruiz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783720525992

Category:

Page: 141

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Art Is a Way of Knowing

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Author: Pat B. Allen

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823268

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Making art—giving form to the images that arise in our mind's eye, our dreams, and our everyday lives—is a form of spiritual practice through which knowledge of ourselves can ripen into wisdom. This book offers encouragement for everyone to explore art making in this spirit of self-discovery—plus practical instructions on material, methods, and activities such as ways to: • Discover a personal myth or story • Recognize patterns and themes in one's life • Identify and release painful memories • Combine journaling and image making • Practice the ancient skill of active imagination • Connect with others through sharing one's art works Interwoven with this guidance is the intimate story of the author's own journey as a student, art therapist, teacher, wife, mother, and artist—and, most of all, as a woman who discovered a profound and healing connection with her soul through making art.

Schlampen mit Moral

Eine praktische Anleitung für Polyamorie, offene Beziehungen und andere Abenteuer

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Author: Dossie Easton,Janet W. Hardy

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864156610

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Warum nur eine(n) lieben, wenn man sie alle haben kann? Liebe und Sex machen glücklich darum sollte jeder so viel wie möglich davon haben. Und zwar nicht nur mit einem Partner. Die Beziehungspioniere Dossie Easton und Janet Hardy zeigen, wie man erfolgreich und moralisch einwandfrei polyamor leben kann. Wichtig dabei: offene Kommunikation, emotionale Ehrlichkeit und die richtige Verhütung. Ob Single oder in einer Beziehung, einfach einmal ausprobieren oder schon voll dabei dieses Buch hilft, den Kreis potenzieller Liebhaber zu erweitern und Liebe und Nähe in einem Ausmaß zu entdecken, das Sie sich nicht zu erträumen gewagt hätten. Wer sich jemals nach Liebe, Sex und Intimität jenseits der Beschränkungen konventioneller Monoamorie gesehnt hat, dem eröffnet Schlampen mit Moralungeahnte Möglichkeiten. Die Zeiten, in denen es anrüchig war, mehr als einen Menschen zu lieben und zu begehren, sind mit diesem Buch endgültig vorbei für Männer und für Frauen.

Warum französische Kinder keine Nervensägen sind

Erziehungsgeheimnisse aus Paris

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Author: Pamela Druckerman

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641101573

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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Erziehen statt Verziehen. Warum werfen französische Kinder im Restaurant nicht mit Essen, sagen immer höflich Bonjour und lassen ihre Mütter in Ruhe telefonieren? Und warum schlafen französische Babys schon mit zwei oder drei Monaten durch? Als Pamela Druckerman der Liebe wegen nach Paris zieht und bald darauf ein Kind bekommt, entdeckt sie schnell, dass französische Eltern offensichtlich einiges anders machen – und zwar besser. In diesem unterhaltsamen Erfahrungsbericht lüftet sie die Geheimnisse der Erziehung à la française.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

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Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“