The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency

The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency : The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers

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Make the break, realise the dream, and start living "The Good Life!" with John Seymour

The new edition of this enduring classic from John Seymour, the founding father of modern self sufficiency, is the key reference to sustainable living off the grid.

This timeless guide features practical small holding know-how, including sections on organic gardening, harnessing solar energy, and keeping chickens, as well as step-by-step guides to key skills like foraging, preserving food, and making your own homebrew.

Packed with Seymour's tried-and-tested tips and invaluable nuggets of advice, discover how to reap the harvest, respect the land, stay healthy and waste nothing.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 274 x 285 x 35mm | 1,819.97g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1405345101
  • 9781405345101
  • 21,306

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About John Seymour

John Seymour is known and respected as the "Father of Self-Sufficiency". He worked on farms in England, and then spent some 10 years in Africa, where he managed a sheep and cattle farm and acted as a livestock officer for a veterinary department. His worldwide experience of husbandry and the benefits of rural life is unparalleled. His most influential contribution has been to live, teach, and promote self-sufficiency, first in Suffolk, then Pembrokeshire, and finally Ireland. Of his many books, The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency has established the widest audience of both realists and dreamers. John Seymour was an active campaigner for the countryside and the environment. He died on his old farm in Wales in 2004.

Will Sutherland grew up on a farm in Northumberland, and is a graduate of Cambridge University. Having first met John Seymour in 1991, he moved to Ireland in 1993 to work with John Seymour and Angela Ashe. Will later married Angela, and, together, they now run the School of Self-Sufficiency in County Wexford, Ireland.
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