BACK TO BASICS,READER'S DIGEST,1981, HOMESTEADING HELP

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READER'S DIGEST

BACK TO BASICS

HOW TO LEARN AND ENJOY TRADITIONAL AMERICAN SKILLS

THE READER'S DIGEST ASSOCIATION, INC.

1981

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"BACK TO BASICS IS A BOOK ABOUT THE SIMPLE LIFE. IT IS ABOUT OLD FASHIONED WAYS OF DOING THINGS AND OLD FASHIONED CRAFTSMANSHIP, AND OLD FASHIONED FOOD AND OLD FASHIONED FUN. IT IS ALSO ABOUT INDEPENDENCE--THE KIND OF DOWN HOME SELF RELIANCE THAT OUR GRANDPARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS TOOK FOR GRANTED, BUT THAT WE MODERNS OFTEN THINK HAS VANISHED FOREVER, ALONG WITH THE SUPERMARKET TOMATOES THAT TASTE GOODK, PACKAGED BREAD THAT DOES NOT HAVE ADDITIVES, AND HOLIDAYS THAT ARE NOT COMMERCIALIZED."

"AT ITS HEART BACK TO BASICS IS A HOW TO BOOK PACKED WITH HUNDREDS OF PROJECTS, STEP BY STEP SEQUENCES, CHARTS, TABLES DIAGRAMS, AND ILLUSTRATIONS TO HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY REESTABLISH CONTROL OVER YOUR DAY TO DAY LIVES."

SUBJECTS INCLUDED.....BUYING COUNTRY PROPERTY, PLANNING YOUR HOME, PREPARING THE SITE, CONVERTING TREES INTO LUMBER, BUILDING A LOG CABIN, BUILDING WITH ADOBE,BUILDING A STONE HOUSE, RAISING A BARN, DEVELOPING A WATER SUPPLY, SAUNAS AND HOT TUBS, SANITATION, FIREPLACE CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN, STONE WALLS AND BRICK PAVEMENTS, FENCES, MAKING YOUR HOUSE ENERGY EFFICIENT, WOOD AS A FUEL, HEATING WITH WOOD, WATERPOWER, WINDPOWER,
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