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.

Country Skills

A Practical Guide to Self-Sufficiency

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Author: Alison Candlin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781616083618

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

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Presents a practical guide for living off the land, with information on such topics as growing fruit and vegetables, keeping animals, preventing pests and diseases, and prserving produce.

Country Wisdom & Know-how

Everything You Need to Know to Live Off the Land

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Author: Storey Books

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 1579123686

Category: House & Home

Page: 480

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Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors." Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.

Living Green

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Author: Greg Horn

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1893910741

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: N.A

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Over 85 percent of Americans today express concern about health and the environment, yet only a small fraction say they know where to begin. If you are concerned about climate change, personal health, or simply wish to tread more lightly on the earth, this book is for you. It wil help you get past the worry adn take positive action to improve both your health and the health of the planet. Based on a lifetime of research and practice, Greg Horn provides the ultimate primer for living sustainably.

The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide

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Author: John Seymour

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465483535

Category: Gardening

Page: 408

View: 1986

Embrace off-grid green living with a new edition of the bestselling classic guide to a more sustainable way of life from the father of self-sufficiency. For over 40 years, John Seymour has inspired thousands to make more responsible, enriching, and eco-friendly choices with his advice on living sustainably. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It offers step-by-step instructions on everything from chopping trees to harnessing solar power; from growing fruit and vegetables, and preserving and pickling your harvest, to baking bread, brewing beer, and making cheese. Seymour shows you how to live off the land, running your own smallholding or homestead, keeping chickens, and raising (and butchering) livestock. In a world of mass production, intensive farming, and food miles, Seymour's words offer an alternative: a celebration of the joy of investing time, labor, and love into the things we need. While we can't all be able to move to the countryside, we can appreciate the need to eat food that has been grown ethically or create things we can cherish, using skills that have been handed down through generations. With refreshed, retro-style illustrations and a brand-new foreword by Alice Waters, this new edition of Seymour's classic title is a balm for anyone who has ever sought solace away from the madness of modern life.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

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Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628732199

Category: House & Home

Page: 896

View: 323

Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a massive, beautifully presented, single volume that covers canning and preserving, keeping chickens, fermenting, soap-making, how to generate your own energy, how to build a log cabin, natural medicine, cheese-making, maple sugaring, farm mechanics, and much, much more. Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.

Old-Time Country Wisdom & Lore

1000s of Traditional Skills for Simple Living

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Author: Jerry Mack Johnson

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760340013

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 3101

A collection of old-fashioned country wisdom on all kinds of topics describes how to make and cook things, read the weather, and dowse; and provides lore on animals and plants.

Back to Basics

A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills

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Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629148628

Category: House & Home

Page: 456

View: 356

The classic guide to self-sufficiency, with more than 200,000 copies sold—now fully updated! 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.

Life Skills 101

A Practical Guide to Leaving Home and Living on Your Own

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Author: Tina Pestalozzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970133496

Category: Reference

Page: 183

View: 4204

Offers a guide to moving out and becoming independent, with advice on finding an apartment, managing one's finances, and handling day-to-day occurrences such as car maintenance, laundry, housekeeping, and time management.

Guide to Raising Ducks

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Author: Dave Holderread

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 4926

Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.

The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

An Encyclopedia of Independent Living

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Author: Nicole Faires

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626367469

Category: House & Home

Page: 609

View: 3103

Can you make your own bread (sans bread machine)? Grow a garden all winter? What can you use instead of toilet paper? What if the power went out for a month? What if the grocery store closed? Can you make a solar oven? Store food without electricity? Raise a water buffalo? Make fine linen from stinging nettle? Make your own shampoo? Deliver a baby? Is it possible to be totally self-sufficient? This massive, full-color book answers all these questions and thousands more and includes checklists, diagrams, and instructions on how to buy a sheep. All of the information included meets these criteria: It is something that anyone can do, without special training. It can be done with relatively few supplies or with stuff you can make yourself. It has been tried and tested—either by the author, the military, doctors, or other homesteaders. The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading is not a storybook or a cookbook. It is a practical guide with nitty-gritty details on everything a homesteader can do, step-by-step with hundreds of color illustrations and pen and ink sketches. You can do it! This book can help.

Getting Out

Your Guide to Leaving America

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Author: Mark Ehrman

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1934170305

Category: Reference

Page: 350

View: 748

Many people are thinking about it. This book shows how it's done. Revised Edition, full of new info and updates.

Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening

Innovative Techniques for Growing Vegetables, Grains, and Perennial Food Crops with Minimal Fossil Fuel and Animal Inputs

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Author: Will Bonsall

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584420

Category: Gardening

Page: 432

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.Society does not generally expect its farmers to be visionaries.. Perhaps not, but longtime Maine farmer and homesteader Will Bonsall does possess a unique clarity of vision that extends all the way from the finer points of soil fertility and seed saving to exploring how we can transform civilization and make our world a better, more resilient place. In Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening, Bonsall maintains that to achieve real wealth we first need to understand the economy of the land, to realize that things that might make sense economically don't always make sense ecologically, and vice versa. The marketplace distorts our values, and our modern dependence on petroleum in particular presents a serious barrier to creating a truly sustainable agriculture. For him the solution is, first and foremost, greater self-reliance, especially in the areas of food and energy. By avoiding any off-farm inputs (fertilizers, minerals, and animal manures), Bonsall has learned how to practice a purely veganic, or plant-based, agriculture—not from a strictly moralistic or philosophical perspective, but because it makes good business sense: spend less instead of making more. What this means in practical terms is that Bonsall draws upon the fertility of on-farm plant materials: compost, green manures, perennial grasses, and forest products like leaves and ramial wood chips. And he grows and harvests a diversity of crops from both cultivated and perennial plants: vegetables, grains, pulses, oilseeds, fruits and nuts—even uncommon but useful permaculture plants like groundnut (Apios). In a friendly, almost conversational way, Bonsall imparts a wealth of knowledge drawn from his more than forty years of farming experience. .My goal,. he writes, .is not to feed the world, but to feed myself and let others feed themselves. If we all did that, it might be a good beginning..

A Practical Guide to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living

Living with Heart

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Author: Erik van den Brink,Frits Koster,Victoria Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351976206

Category: Psychology

Page: 164

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A Practical Guide to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living: Living with Heart is a step-by-step guide for those who wish to deepen their mindfulness skills with compassion for a healthier, happier life and more fulfilling relationships. It offers a clear structure as well as ample freedom to adjust to individual needs, starting with learning to be kind to yourself and then expanding this to learn how to be kind to others. This guide consists of eight chapters that follow the eight sessions of the mindfulness-based compassionate living training programme. To enhance the learning experience, this book features accessible transcripts and downloadable audio exercises, as well as worksheets to explore experiences during exercises. It also includes suggestions for deepening practice at the end of each session. A Practical Guide to Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living explores the science of compassion in an easy-to-understand and comprehensive manner, one which will appeal to both trained professionals and clients, or anyone wishing to deepen their mindfulness practice with ‘heartfulness’.

Putting Stories to Work

Mastering Business Storytelling

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Author: Shawn Callahan

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0992338581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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The most successful leaders are story¬tellers. By mastering business storytelling, they achieve extraordinary business results. As a modern-day leader, you know you should develop this skill, but you don’t have the time to do this in an ad-hoc way. What you need is a practical, reliable method to follow, one that will allow your business to reap the benefits of storytelling as soon as possible. In Putting Stories to Work, Shawn Callahan gives you a clear process for mastering business storytelling. He rejects the thinking that storytelling has no place at work, reminding us that sharing stories is what we all do naturally, every day, and that it’s one of the most powerful tools for getting things done. You just need to adapt this natural superpower to boost your business. Shawn’s story mastery process of Discover, Remember, Share and Refresh is based on over two decades’ work with high-achieving global companies. In Putting Stories to Work, each step is spelled out in detail, backed up by research, and, needless to say, illustrated by plenty of great stories. Learn how to find and share stories to connect with new people. How to explain why change is needed. How to influence opinions and promote success. And much more. Most importantly, learn how to take the latent skill of storytelling and turn it into a potent business habit. Imagine your colleagues telling the story of how you took the most diverse and opinionated group of experts and had them all working towards the same goal. Or the one about how you persuaded the executive team to change their minds and got a great result for the business. Or the one where everyone got inspired and turned things around. Imagine that your people all know exactly what the company strategy is and how they’re making a difference to the organisation. As the successful film executive Peter Guber put it: ‘Storytelling is not show business. It’s good business’.

Self-reliance

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Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: 2366688199

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 40

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"Every great man is a unique". R.W Emerson told us that Self-confidence is always about independence : "What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."

Communication Skills

A Practical Guide to Improving Your Social Intelligence, Presentation, Persuasion and Public Speaking

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Author: Ian Tuhovsky

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515031918

Category:

Page: 158

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Do You Know How To Communicate With People Effectively, Avoid Conflicts and Get What You Want From Life? ...It's mostly about what you say, but also about WHEN, WHY and HOW you say it. **MY GIFT TO YOU INSIDE: Link to download my 120 page e-book "Mindfulness Based Stress and Anxiety Management Tools" for free!** Do The Things You Usually Say Help You, Or Maybe Hold You Back? Dear Friends, Have you ever considered how many times you intuitively felt that maybe you lost something important or crucial, simply because you unwittingly said or did something, which put somebody off? Maybe it was a misfortunate word, bad formulation, inappropriate joke, forgotten name, huge misinterpretation, awkward conversation or a strange tone of your voice? Maybe you assumed that you knew exactly what a particular concept meant for another person and you stopped asking questions? Maybe you could not listen carefully or could not stay silent for a moment? How many times have you wanted to achieve something, negotiate better terms, or ask for a promotion and failed miserably? It's time to put that to an end with the help of this book. Lack of communication skills is exactly what ruins most peoples' lives. If you don't know how to communicate properly, you are going to have problems both in your intimate and family relationships. You are going to be ineffective in work and business situations. It's going to be troublesome managing employees or getting what you want from your boss or your clients on a daily basis. Overall, effective communication is like an engine oil which makes your life run smoothly, getting you wherever you want to be. There are very few areas in life in which you can succeed in the long run without this crucial skill. What Will You Learn With This Book? -What Are The Most Common Communication Obstacles Between People And How To Avoid Them -How To Express Anger And Avoid Conflicts -What Are The Most 8 Important Questions You Should Ask Yourself If You Want To Be An Effective Communicator? -5 Most Basic and Crucial Conversational Fixes -How To Deal With Difficult and Toxic People -Phrases to Purge from Your Dictionary (And What to Substitute Them With) -The Subtle Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback -Rapport, the Art of Excellent Communication -How to Use Metaphors to Communicate Better And Connect With People -What Metaprograms and Meta Models Are and How Exactly To Make Use of Them To Become A Polished Communicator -How To Read Faces and How to Effectively Predict Future Behaviors -How to Finally Start Remembering Names -How to Have a Great Public Presentation -How To Create Your Own Unique Personality in Business (and Everyday Life) -Effective Networking Start improving your life today.

How to End the Stories That Screw Up Your Life

A Step-By-Step Guide to the Amazing Process of Self-Inquiry

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Author: Ernest Holm Svendsen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781724705082

Category:

Page: 202

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End Your Stressful Stories Now! Who would you be without your stories? What would it be like to let go of your stressful thoughts and limiting beliefs? How would your relationships change if you could meet others with true integrity? In this practical and straight-forward book, bestselling author Ernest Holm Svendsen takes you on a step-by-step journey to transform your thinking and end your stressful thoughts. Tap into the age-old process of self-inquiry and learn how to master The Work of Byron Katie - a profound tool for questioning your limiting and painful stories to find peace, freedom and a deep connection with yourself. If you're looking for positive self help books that show you the way out of lacking self motivation, grief, depression and relationships that aren't working, and into a core of mindfulness and self confidence, this is it. Learn how to: Use the powerful method of self-inquiry known as The Work of Byron Katie to end your limiting and stressful thoughts Transform your relationships by turning your projections around Convert your negative and judgmental thinking into a tool for authentic inner peace Step into your true integrity How to End the Stories that Screw Up Your Life takes you to the root cause of all your obstacles - your own thinking - and shows you how to transform it. Not by force or control but by a deep process of inquiry, that reveals the hidden structures of your mind and allows you to outgrow the invisible restraints of your own limiting thoughts. Undo your negative thinking and experience what it's like to show up in the world as a kinder, more spontaneous, peaceful and happy human being. "The process in this book is the end of your battle with life. It's the opening of your heart and the reconnection to an innocence most of us thought we had lost forever." Scroll to the top and click the "buy now" button.