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Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book
by: Paul Tawrell
This book was written to help you aquire skills to enjoy the outdoors. It tells you how to travel, set up camp, understand your environment, and what to do in an emergency. Some topics covered: getting lost, summer hiking, emergency kits, winter travel, avalanches, survival shelter, caves, igloo, cooking, finding water, hunting & trapping, fishing, building a canoe, compass & maps, weather & clouds, signals, ropes & knots, animals & tracks, trees, poisonous mushrooms, edible plants, first aid, and much more. Packed with B/W photos, illustrations and drawings on every page. 350 pgs.
c. 1996...1st Ed...S/C...$24.95


Cloudburst: A Handbook Of Rural Skills & Technology
Edited

How to build a: Personal dome, compost shredder, chicken house, treadle lathe, waterwheel, juice press, root cellar, and sauna. How to: plant by the moon, prepare for frost, smoke fish, make cheese, split shakes, and much more. Illustrations. 128 pgs.
c. 1977, Rev Ed, S/C...$22.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1,000 Square Feet or Less
by: Rowan, Gerald

Presents 62 design interpretations of the getaway dream, with something to please every taste. Best of all, these small footprint designs are affordable and energy efficient without skimping on comfort and style. The cabins range in size from a cozy 100 square feet to a more spacious but still economical 1,000 square feet, and all include sleeping accommodations, kitchen and bath facilities, and a heat source. Complete chapters on low-maintenance building materials, utilities and appliances, and alternative energy sources supply readers with the options for living efficiently in small spaces. For every design, readers will find floor plans with detailed suggestions for designing the space for optimal use. These plans are flexible; many feature modular elements that can be mixed and matched to accommodate a particular owner’s needs or hobbies. Features such as an outdoor fireplace, covered porch, or external storage locker might work nicely in several cabin designs. It’s all about enhancing and maximizing small spaces to suit individual needs and preferences. Build small. In this time of uncertain energy costs, global warming, and tighter budgets, building small is a theme that resonates with second-home owners. Gerald Rowan shows readers how to achieve their cabin dreams on a small footprint. Illustrated. 216 pgs
c. 2010, S/C...$19.95

Complete Compost Gardening Guide
by: Pleasant, Barbara & Martin, Deborah L.

Turn the compost bin upside down! The nutritious, organic diet your garden carves is as simple as creating compost heaps right in the garden. Plants and compost live together in labor-and time-saving harmony, producing bright, sweet, juicy vegetables all season long. Banner batches, grow heaps, comforter compost and other amazing techniques for saving time and money and producing the most flavorful, nutritious vegetable ever. Color photographs throughout. 319 pages
c. 2008, S/C... $19.95


Complete Plans For Building Horse Barns Big & Small
by: Ambrosiano, Nancy

The detail of 18 actual barns are examined, ranging in complexity from the simplest sun shed to an eight horse barn with a spacious home overhead. The practical advice includes detailed drawings, material lists, advice on environmental and zoning concerns, planning site location, and preparation. B/W photos & illustrations. 247 pages.
c. 1997...2nd Ed...$39.95


Country Living: The Homesteader's Bible
by: Self, Charles R.
This book contains: how to look for best land; how to on building a county home and inspecting old homes; How to do: plumbing, heating, wiring, fences and gates; the tools and vehicles for the homestead; how to raise livestock; how to grow vegetables and herbs; raising fruit trees; and how to keep food. 511 pages.
c. 1981, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited


Country Wisdom Almanac: 373 Tips, Crafts, Home Improvements, Recipes, & Homemade Remedies
Edited

A follow-up to Black Dog's bestselling Country Wisdom and Know-How, the Country Wisdom Almanac provides hundreds of ideas and methods for living the good and simple life, plus information on weather, gardening, buying produce and cooking by season, holidays, frost dates, moon phases, and more. Divided into the four seasons and then organized into 373 individual tips, the Country Wisdom Almanac presents a wide variety of ways to live a simpler, more self-sustained life year round. Each season offers home-improvement ideas (wallpaper a room in the Fall or build a stone wall in the Spring), crafts (create gorgeous homemade decorations for Christmas, Halloween, or the Fourth of July), recipes (use seasonal produce to create fresh, healthy meals), gardening advice (what and when to plant in order to get the maximum results from your land), and more. Also included is year-round advice on caring for pets, creating your own health and beauty remedies, canning and preserving food, and more. Each season opens with a list of holidays and a guide to in-season produce. Appendices cover average weather by city and month, frost dates, and moon phases. Illustrated. 316 pgs.
c. 2008, S/C...$12.95


Country Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need to Know to Live Off the Land
by: The Editors of Storey Publishing's Country Wisdom Boards

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."1,887 illustrations, diagrams & B/W photographs run throughoutand fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page. 480 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C, Oversize...$19.95


Design For A Limited Planet - Living with Natural Energy
by: Skurka, Norma & Naar, Jon
An up-to-date look at alternative energy houses and the many ways to live a cleaner, more natural life. B/W photos illustrations & plans. 215 pgs.
c. 1976, S/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited


Down Home Ways
by: Johnson, Jerry Mack

Old fangled skills for making hundreds of simple, useful things. Learn how to make a quilt, paint a house, dye clothes with natural plant dyes, split wood, tan animal hides, tie fishing lures, dry food or make paper. In the kitchen you can make jams, sausages, raccoonberry wine, potato beer, sourdough breads, granola, sunflower seed coffee, strawberry tea, clabbered cheese or wine mayonnaise. Create playthings that are unique - sock dolls, hand puppets, wooden blocks, sailboats, kites - and put a different light on personal hygiene products with homemade shampoos, hair spray, suntan lotion, toothpaste and scents. Also make your own yogurt without additives, whittle a corncob pipe, make a braided rug or tap your maple trees to make maple syrup. 240 pages
c. 1984, H/C... $12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, a few slight tears in dust jacket


Earth Ponds: The Country Pond Maker's Guide to Building, Maintenance, and Restoration
by: Matson, Tim

What else but a pond can simultaneously increase your aesthetic pleasure, offer recreational opportunities, help the environment by providing wildlife habitat, & increase the value of your land? Tim Matson's classic guide Earth Ponds, first published in 1982, remains the standard reference for pond owners and builders. Here is everything you need to know to plan, dig, sculpt, maintain, & enjoy your pond, & how to to keep it healthy for years. It presents hundreds of additional tips, techniques, and resources, including how to plan a pond to attract wildlife; where to buy equipment & materials; how to build rafts, docks, and gazebos, & how to deal with common problems like weeds, algae, & crayfish. B/W photos & illustrations. 150 pgs.
c. 1991, 2nd Ed, Rev, S/C...$18.00


Encyclopedia Of Country Living, Updated 9th Edition
by: Emery, Carla
An old fashioned recipie book for information, wisdom & practical advice. Includes how to choose & buy land, cultivate a garden, bake bread, raise farm animals, make suasage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove, deliver a baby alone, prune a tree, treat bites & stings, and much, much more. This updated edition also includes more than 1500 mail-order sources, websites & email addresses. 885 pgs.
c.2003...S/C, Updated 9th Ed...$29.95


Encyclopedia of Furniture: Third Edition - Completely Revised
by: Aronson, Joseph
llustrated descriptions of styles and terms used for furniture. Covering every period and development to the present, the designers and makers, the woods and other materials, the architecture and decoration. 2000 illustrations. 484 pgs.
c. 1989, 3rd ed, H/C... $25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very good, slight wear on dust jacket


Equipping Your Horse Farm: Tractors, Trailers, Trucks & More
by: Hill, Cherry & Klimesh, Richard

An in-depth look at every aspect of selecting, maintaining, and using tractors and horse trailers. Accompanied by photos & illustrations, the authors guide you through an evaluation of the options available in tractors, from horsepower & transmission to tires & appearance. A checklist is included detailing what to look for if buying a used tractor. You will learn the kind of trucks and hookups required for towing various capacity trailers. Discussed are: floorplans, loading entry, suspension, and accomodations for horses and owners. Also included is information on smaller farm implements: loaders, spreaders, harrows, mowers, hay balers, wagons and more. B/W photos & illustrations. 181 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$19.95

Farm & Smallholder Fencing (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Roberts, Michael
A practical guide to permanent and electric livestock fencing on the farm and smallholding. Chapters on: tools, materials, gamenet, planning, clearing & preparation, problems, posts, stakes, attaching wire to posts, high tensil fencing, gates, electric fencing, types of fencing for different species, stiles, general maintenance, and tips. Color photos & line drawings. 128 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C...$19.95


Farm Anatomy - The Curious Parts & Pieces of Country Life
by: Rothman, Julia

Talk the talk of the country with Julia Rothman's entertaining and informative visual tour of life on the farm. Her drawings, diagrams, step-by-step sequences and dissections reveal everything from the parts of a milking machine and the anatomy of a pig to how to plow a field and shear a sheep. You'll be delighted by how much there is to discover.
c. 2011, S/C... $16.95


Farm Management
by: Mason, John

A thorough guide to designing and operating an agricultural or livestock farm. Includes explantations of the different types of farm management, production systems, and livestock systems. Complete with photos and numerous charts and tables, "Farm Management" will aid the potential farmer in getting the most out of crops and livestock. 160 pgs.
c.1996...H/C...$24.95


Farm Power & Machinery Management
by: Hunt, Donnell
An excellent text and reference on selection, operation, maintenance, and replacements of tractors and farm machinery used in agricultural field production. Equipment dealers and manufacturers, farm lenders and managers, landlords and farmers, farm operators and students will find this book useful in the selection, operation, maintenance, and replacement of tractors and other farm machinery. In addition, the management principles will be useful to students preparing for careers in agricultural education, mechanization, business, or engineering. Lots of B/W photos, illustrations, charts, and graphs. 368 pgs.
c. 2001, S/C, 10th Ed...$59.99


Farm Tractors In Colour
by: Williams, Michael

Pictorial history of farm tractors
c. 1974, H/C...$37.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Farming From The Road
by: Whitlock, Ralph

The author attempts to define all that is to be seen in & around a farm.
c. 1967, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Farming With The Wild: Enhancing Biodiversity on Farms & Ranches
by: Imhoff, Daniel
The new conservation-based agriculture movement is presented through inspiring profiles of farms and ranches across the country where healthful crops and healthy ecosystems are prospering. It offers a view of a future in which farming & ranching operations are integrated into regional networks of protected wetlands. Illustrated with over 200 color photos. 182 pgs.
c. 2003, S/C...$29.95


Feasting Free On Wild Edibles
by: Angier, Bradford

Guide to finding, knowing, and fixing 337 delicasies growing wild in backyards, fencepost corners, open fields, mesas, or by the lakeshore, lake or stream. With more than 500 superlatively nutritious ways to prepare them. Line drawings. 313 pgs.
c. 1969, H/C...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good


Fence Bible
by: Beneke, Jeff
How to plan, install, and build fences and gates to meet every home style and property need, no matter what size your yard. Includes: classic wooden pickets, rustic wood styles, bamboo fencing, stone walls, brick and concrete, ornamental wrought iron, chain-link, mesh, barbed wire, practical rail styles for enclosing snimals, hedges, trees, ornamental grasses, gates, gateposts, and much more. Loaded with illustrations and Color photos. 261 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$24.95


Fences For Pasture & Garden
by: Damerow, Gail
Planning your fence, all about posts, laying the founadtion, setting posts, fence wire, wire fences, selecting & installing an energizer, electric fences, temporary fences, woven fences, rail fences, gates. Lots of B/W illustrations and drawings. 154 pgs.
c. 1992...S/C...$16.95


Fieldcraft & Farmyard
by: Porter, Valerie

Written by someone who has been practising 'green' farming methods most of her life, this is a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to farming the traditional way. Val Porter describes the basic techniques of making a pic of land productive". Includes; soil improvement, grassland management, building boundaries, housing livestock, crop planting and management, haymaking and basic machinery. B/W photographs, illustrations. 159 pgs.
c.1992...S/C...$14.95


Finding & Fixing the Older Home
by: Schram, Joseph

Understanding house construction. plumbing, heating, wiring, lighting, fireplaces, walls, the basement, insulation, storage, painting, roofing, siding, windows, doors, add-ons, and much more. B/W photos & illustrations. 163 pgs.
c. 1976, S/C... $7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good


Five Acres & Independence: A Handbook For Small Farm Management
by: Kains, M.G.
Improving soil, planting, septic tanks, cellars, greenhouses, specific crops & deciding what is best for your land, suggestions of animals for the small-scale farmer, marketing produce, and investing in improvements. 395 pgs.
c. 1973, S/C...$15.00


Folk & Modern Medicine
by: James, Don

A complete guide to the methods, treatments & cures in folk and modern medicine.
c. 1961, P/B...$7.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Gardener's D.I.Y. (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Roberts, Michael
22 Projects in wood for the home gardener such as: leaf grab, tomato box, cold frame, bird table, green house, trellis, planters, troughs, bird nest box, hose reel, and more. B/W photos & blueprints. 84 pgs.
c. 2000, S/C...$19.95


Gates & Stiles (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Roberts, Michael
The history and design of British gates & stiles. Filled with color photos. 152 pgs.
c. 2001, S/C...$19.95


Granny's Recipies, Remedies & Helpful Hints
by: Cross, Jean
Learn simple inexpensive ways to: catch edible fish, mix up cake mixtures, formulas for glues & pastes, sooth burns & cuts, cure bad breath, keep & store food longer, homemade cleansers for polishing brass & silver & copper & even your car, remedies for farm animals. Includes tables for weights & measures. 416 pgs.
c.1980, H/C...$7.99


Grass Roots: Craft & Self-Sufficiency Magazine
Edited

Published in Australia, Grass Roots, "For Down To Earth People", is produced for those who wish to regain control over their lifestyle by exploring the alternatives to modern mass consumption. A partial list of the contents: Goose, goose, gander; Owner builders; Fitzroy fun factory; A hand woven shirt; Sunrise farm; Cooking with dried foods; Seed barter mart; Broad beans; Low energy housing part 2; Splicing; The house cow; The savories; Natural remedies for colds; and many more. Illustrations & B/W photos. 58 pgs.
c. 1977, No.11, Magazine...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good


Grass Roots: Craft & Self-Sufficiency Magazine
Edited

Published in Australia, Grass Roots, "For Down To Earth People", is produced for those who wish to regain control over their lifestyle by exploring the alternatives to modern mass consumption. A partial list of the contents: Permaculture; Water wisdom; Preserving olives; Music nights; Soapmaking; How to dye laughing; Simple queen rearing; Indoor greens; Earthworms; Simple solid fuel kilns; King Island Kelp; Herbal teas; Cashmere goats; and many more. Illustrations & B/W photos. 58 pgs.
c. Summer 1977, No. 13, Magazine...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good


Grass Roots: Craft & Self-Sufficiency Magazine
Edited

Published in Australia, Grass Roots, "For Down To Earth People", is produced for those who wish to regain control over their lifestyle by exploring the alternatives to modern mass consumption. A partial list of the contents: Windmills; Make a sock ball; Soapmaking; Birds in the garden; Permaculture; Three railed fences; Shovel, horse or tractor?; Musical instruments for kids; The gentle art of applique; Wintering Bees; Button-making; Herbal Teas;; and more. Illustrations & B/W photos. 58 pgs.
c. Autumn 1978, No. 14, Magazine...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good


Grass Roots: Craft & Self-Sufficiency Magazine
Edited

Published in Australia, Grass Roots, "For Down To Earth People", is produced for those who wish to regain control over their lifestyle by exploring the alternatives to modern mass consumption. A partial list of the contents: Working with glass; Saving on clothes; Farming organically; Roasted dandelion roots; New ideas on cancer treatment & prevention; Goat breeds & conformation; A forest in peril; Care of sick, injured & orphaned native birds & animals; Society for growing Australian plants; How to pin a walwa; Make your beer at home; More on soap; Feeding your feathered friends; Down home on the farm; Tractor safety; Towards self-sufficiency - city style; Processing honey; Herbal teas; and many more. Illustrations & B/W photos. 66 pgs. Winter 1978, No. 15, Magazine...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good


Grass Roots: Craft & Self-Sufficiency Magazine
Edited

Published in Australia, Grass Roots, "For Down To Earth People", is produced for those who wish to regain control over their lifestyle by exploring the alternatives to modern mass consumption. A partial list of the contents: Building - one woman's way; Aromatherapy; Sheep's milk; A useful fodder tree; Manure mania; Flea allergy in the dog; An easy woven poncho; Air ions & human health; Installing a combustion cooker; Purbred poultry breeding part 2; Just a cackle; Care of lead/acid batteries; Winter bee management; Natural Goat care; Simple felting; Homemade soap; Poetry; Custard; Greenhouse managment part 5; Concrete placing, compaction & curing on the farm; Encounters with tanks; Pruning; Crop rotation; and many more. Illustrations & B/W photos. 90 pgs.
c. April 1988, No. 66, Magazine...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good


Grow It!
by: Langer, Richard

The beginner's complete in-harmony-with-nature small farm guide, from vegetables and grain growing to livestock care.
c. 1972, S/C... $12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Fair-Good, alot of wear on cover, inside good but binding starting to break in center


Guidebook To Amish Communities & Business Directroy
by: Garrett, O.A.
Complete list & short history of each settlement, stories, shops, restraurants.
c.1996...S/C...$14.95


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