Back to Basics A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills

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Back to Basics A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills by Abigail Gehring

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills, the kind employed by our previous generations and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide.

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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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • Published: 2nd January 2015
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Country of Publication: US
  • Dimensions (cm): 28 x 21.5  x 3
  • Weight (kg): 1.63
  • Edition Number: 4


SKU 9781629143699
Barcode # 9781629143699
Brand Abigail R. Gehring
Shipping Weight 1.6220kg

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