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Edited by Abigail R. Gehring
Fourth Edition
BACK TO BASICS
A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills
BACK TO BASICS
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Print ISBN: 978-1-62914-369-9
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Contents
Part One
Land: Buying It—Building on It
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
Part Two
Energy From Wood, Water, Wind, and Sun
Making Your House Energy Efficient
Wood as a Fuel
Heating With Wood
Waterpower
Wind Power
Solar Energy
Other Energy Sources
Part Three
Raising Y
our Own Vegetables, Fruit, And Livestock
The Kitchen Garden
Gardening in Limited Space
Herb Gardens
Fruits and Nuts
Pest Control
Grains and Grasses
Beekeeping
Fish Farming
Raising Livestock
Part Four
Enjoying Y
our Harvest The Y
ear Round
Preserving Produce
Preserving Meat and Fish
Making Your Own Dairy Products
Maple Sugaring
Homemade Beverages
Baking Bread
Regional Cooking
Cooking With Wood
Part Five
Skills And Crafts For House and Homestead
Natural Dyes
Spinning
Weaving
Hooked Rugs
Braided Rugs
Patchwork Quilting
Rope and Twine
Tanning and Leatherwork
Woodworking
Broommaking
Scrimshaw
Household Recipes
Metalworking
Stenciling
Flower Drying and Pressed Flowers
Gourd Craft
Soapmaking
Candlemaking
Basketry
Part Six
Recreation at Home And in the Wild
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