- Hardcover: 456 pages
- Publisher: Reader's Digest Association (1981)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 088850098X
- ISBN-13: 978-0888500984
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,122,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Back To Basics - How To Learn And Enjoy Traditional American Skills Hardcover – 1981
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The review doesn't seem to sum up the book,but it has been a while since I last saw it.But if you want a good book to teach the old fashioned way,this is it.
Part 1:Land: Buying it- Building on it
Part 2:Energy from wood, water, wind and sun
Part 3:Raising your own vegetables, fruit, and livestock
Part 4:Enjoying your harvest year round
Part 5:Skills and crafts for house and homestead
Part 6:Recreation at home and in the wild
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Great book for the beginner and the seasoned homesteader. I would recommend this to any one.Published 15 months ago by Barrie Long
Old wisdom and knowledge that is becoming lost to subsequent generations. Great source for anyone looking to become a little more self-sufficient.Published on December 9, 2013 by Perry Leon Athey III
This is a definite must-have for anyone needing or wanting to be self-sufficient. There are a lot of great ideas in this book. You can't go wrong with this one!Published on December 14, 2012 by Chocolate
This book is a good old stand by , a good addition for anyone's library ! This book came as described no problems whatsoever ! Would recommend this seller !!Published on June 25, 2012 by mugzee
I used to take it home from the library off and on years ago (it's a bit dated). Came across it yesterday at a church rummage sale and paid 50 cents for it, what a bargain. Read morePublished on August 8, 2011 by Cynthia Murphy
"Reader's Digest Back to Basics" is an excellent primer for creating home-made tools to increase self-sufficiency and reduce waste. Read morePublished on March 18, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This book has the basic ways to do just about anything from,soup to bolts. It is inspiring with all the pictures and illistrations to help complete the many fun and creative... Read morePublished on February 28, 2011 by Lucky Ladybug