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    DescriptionAnyone 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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    Back to Basics
    A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Abigail R Gehring
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 223 mm
    Height: 273 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,405 g
    ISBN 13: 9781602392335
    ISBN 10: 1602392331

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.0
    BIC subject category V2: VF
    B&T General Subject: 300
    Ingram Subject Code: DH
    Libri: I-DH
    BISAC V2.8: REF015000, HOM000000
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    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14830
    BISAC V2.8: HOM019000, HOM016000
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    BISAC V2.8: HOM022000
    DC21: 640.973
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    DC22: 640.973
    LC classification: TX23 .B33 2008
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Imprint name
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Publication date
    17 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY