Practical Self Sufficiency

Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405365641

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

View: 6932

Everything you need to know about modern-day self-sufficient living from stars of the BBC series - It's Not Easy Being Green - Dick & James Strawbridge Want to save on your fuel bills, ready to grow your own, reduce your carbon footprint, and take the self-sufficient plunge? Dick and James Strawbridge show how to make the practical changes that will have a big impact on your life - without having to transform your lifestyle. Sharing their experiences, tips and techniques, the Strawbridges provide all the step-by-step advice you need for successful eco projects, large and small. Learn to grow your own fruit & veg, make a wormery, build a chicken ark, install solar panels and more. Each undertaking is realistic, achievable and sustainable. You won't need to go the whole hog - just pick and mix to suit your needs, for long-lasting dividends.
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Das grosse Buch der Selbstversorgung

Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831018222

Category:

Page: 256

View: 2545

Die Autoren bewirtschaften eine Farm in Cornwall und geben praxisnahe Ratschläge und für eine universelle Selbstversorgung - von alternativen Energien bis zum Brotbacken. Auch Stadtbewohner finden nützliche Anregungen.
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The Self-Sufficiency Handbook

A Complete Guide to Greener Living

Author: Alan Bridgewater,Gill Bridgewater

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626366861

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 2251

Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. The Bridgewaters, well-regarded garden writers, help readers answer questions such as how much land they really require, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet their needs. There’s practical information on building an insulated flue-pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants, and composting with worms. In addition to recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, and other delicious foods, three A-Z sections offer planting and harvesting instructions for vegetables and salad crops, fruits, and herbs.
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Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Bericht der Weltkommission für Umwelt und Entwicklung

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 348

View: 6934

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The Knowledge

How to Rebuild our World from Scratch

Author: Lewis Dartnell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137381

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 1199

If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive? A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, The Knowledge explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world. ‘A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living...the most inspiring book I’ve read in a long time’ Independent ‘A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology’ Guardian http://the-knowledge.org/
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Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency

DIY Projects to Get Your Self-Reliant Lifestyle Started

Author: Chris Peterson,Philip Schmidt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865956

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 7288

In Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency you'll find 30 well-selected projects to help you develop and grow your self-reliant lifestyle. This book shows you how with beautiful photos and complete plans with construction drawings. Projects are organised
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Back to Basics

A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills

Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629148628

Category: House & Home

Page: 456

View: 8586

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.
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Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century, Revised & Updated

Author: Dick Strawbridge

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465456991

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 9232

Take the proper steps to live more sustainably. Learn how to reduce waste, use wind and solar energy to power your home, and grow your own food. Written by BBC personalities Dick and James Strawbridge, this manual for the modern age is complete guide to a simpler, greener, and cleaner lifestyle. With step-by-step guidance and techniques, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century combines traditional skills and crafts with modern technological advances to help you live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Perfect for both urban and rural readers, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century has detailed illustrations and authoritative advice for tried-and-tested projects, including foraging for wild plants, finding natural remedies, composting, using green cleaners, and conserving energy at home. Learn how to can vegetables, garden in urban spaces, and the basics of animal husbandry. Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century is the perfect book to show you just how easy and rewarding green living can be with simple changes that have a major impact.
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Die Macht der Gewohnheit: Warum wir tun, was wir tun

Author: Charles Duhigg

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827070740

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1707

Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.
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Die Welt ohne uns

Reise über eine unbevölkerte Erde

Author: Alan Weisman

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492959938

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 2969

Was wäre, wenn wir Menschen von einem Tag auf den anderen verschwinden würden? Zum Beispiel morgen. Ein ungeheures Gedankenexperiment! Alan Weisman entwirft das Szenario einer unbevölkerten Erde – gestützt auf das Wissen von Biologen, Geologen, Physikern, Architekten und Ingenieuren und mit atemberaubender Phantasie. Schritt für Schritt vollzieht Weisman nach, wie die Natur unseren Planeten zurückerobert, und führt dem Leser dabei zweierlei vor Augen: was der Mensch in Jahrtausenden zu schaffen vermochte und über welch unerhörte Macht die Natur verfügt.
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Family Homesteading

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Sufficiency for the Whole Family

Author: Teri Page

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510735518

Category: House & Home

Page: N.A

View: 1329

Practical advice and hands-on projects for the self-sufficient family In an increasingly digital world, families are looking for ways to deepen their connection to one another and to the land. The Family Homestead is a guide to a simpler life, one that integrates children into the daily work of creating a sustainable homestead. From gardening and cooking, to herbalism and natural crafts, The Family Homestead shares stories and hands-on projects that will deepen relationships and build self-sufficiency skills. Teri Page, author of the popular Homestead Honey blog, moved with her husband across country with young children to build their off-the-grid homestead on raw land. Together, they garden, forage, preserve foods, raise chickens, homeschool, and so much more. Perfect for homeschooling families or anyone working with or raising kids, readers will learn how to involve children in dozens of homesteading projects. Learn how to: Dye cloth with plant-based dyes Make beeswax candles Construct a rain barrel Hatch chicks Create a worm farm Grow giant pumpkins Make butter in a mason jar Make homemade herbal soda And so much more!
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Käfer-Queen (Die Käfer-Saga 2)

Author: M.G. Leonard

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 3646929006

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6267

Darkus versteht die Welt nicht mehr! Sein Vater will zurück zu Lucretia Cutter. Dabei haben Darkus, sein Käfer Baxter und seine Freunde alles daran gesetzt, ihn aus den Fängen der durchgeknallten Fashionqueen zu befreien. Darkus weiß genau, dass mit Lucretia was nicht stimmt. Sie ist mächtig, gefährlich – und besessen von Käfern. Doch was will sie auf der Oscar-Verleihung in L.A.? Warum entwirft sie plötzlich Kleider aus Käfern? Und wieso schwebt Baxter in Lebensgefahr? Das große Käfer-Abenteuer geht weiter.
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Mein Leben als Schäfer

Author: James Rebanks

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641183235

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3067

Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.
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Homegrown and Handmade

A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living

Author: Deborah Niemann

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924907

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 8920

Our food system is dominated by industrial agriculture and has become economically and environmentally unsustainable. The incidence of diet-related diseases, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and heart disease, has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. Whether you have forty acres and a mule or a condo with a balcony, you can do more than you think to safeguard your health, your money, and the planet. Homegrown and Handmade shows how making things from scratch and growing at least some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a more authentic life. Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, it's packed with answers and solutions to help you: *Take control of your food supply from seed to plate *Raise small and medium livestock for fun, food, and fiber *Rediscover traditional skills to meet more of your family's needs than you ever thought possible This comprehensive guide to food and fiber from scratch proves that attitude and knowledge is more important than acreage. Written from the perspective of a successful self-taught modern homesteader, this well illustrated, practical, and accessible manual will appeal to anyone who dreams of a simpler life. Deborah Niemann is a homesteader, writer, and self-sufficiency expert who presents extensively on topics including soapmaking, bread baking, cheesemaking, composting, and homeschooling. She and her family raise sheep, pigs, cattle, goats, chickens, and turkeys for meat, eggs, and dairy products, while an organic garden and orchard provides fruit and vegetables.
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Country Skills

A Practical Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Author: Alison Candlin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781616083618

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 3816

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.
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A Practical Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Author: Terry Bridge

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785827917

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 1216

Today, as many of us are becoming more eco-conscious and concerned with carbon footprints and other pressing environmental issues, thoughts are turning to ways of sustaininga simpler, greener way of life in which we are producers rather than consumers. For many, complete self-sufficiency may be an unattainable dream, but small ways can be found in which to provide for some of our own basic needs. This book walks readers through the sometimes complicated set-up of self-sufficient homes, and the art of planning and planting a garden that can grow enough food, choosing and keeping animals, finding and harvesting food. Tips throughout the book can help readers who are not able to live an entirely self-sufficient life find small ways to waste less and make choices that are more green. A Practical Guide to Self-Sufficiency is a necessary addition to the library of anyone trying to connect more with the land and raise their own animals, grow their own food, and waste less.
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