The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency: The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers

The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency: The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers

The New Complete Book of Self Sufficiency The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers Make the break realise the dream and start living The Good Life with John SeymourThe new edition of this enduring classic from John Seymour the founding father of modern self sufficiency is the ke

  • Title: The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency: The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers
  • Author: John Seymour
  • ISBN: 9781405345101
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Make the break, realise the dream, and start living The Good Life with John SeymourThe new edition of this enduring classic from John Seymour, the founding father of modern self sufficiency, is the key reference to sustainable living off the grid.This timeless guide features practical small holding know how, including sections on organic gardening, harnessing solar enerMake the break, realise the dream, and start living The Good Life with John SeymourThe new edition of this enduring classic from John Seymour, the founding father of modern self sufficiency, is the key reference to sustainable living off the grid.This timeless guide features practical small holding know how, including sections on organic gardening, harnessing solar energy, and keeping chickens, as well as step by step guides to key skills like foraging, preserving food, and making your own homebrew.Packed with Seymour s tried and tested tips and invaluable nuggets of advice, discover how to reap the harvest, respect the land, stay healthy and waste nothing.

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    I never want to be a farmer. It is HELLA hard work. But, when the zombies come, I will be ready. oh, I will be ready.

    Seriously. This book is why I can make butter and why I tried it. This book is why I know how to make lye soap. This book is how I know what life was like in older times. This book is how I know how to build a five tree orchard and that pigs like to hang out there and gather the over ripe fruit. This book is how I know what to feed chickens (if my husband ever lets me get some). And this book is one that has a special place on my shelf for any question I may ever have. The best advice from this [...]

    John Seymour outlines and describes the steps one can take to a more self-sufficient and, by his account, fulfilling lifestyle. The brilliance of this book really comes out in its scope. Seymour details the start to such a life on a ranging scale - a home vegetable garden, a community plot, or a five acre farm. Possible plans, common pitfalls and the basic how-to's are all described and illustrated: types of crops and when/where to plant them; how to care for livestock and how to use/process it; [...]

    This book includes the phrase "The first lion I ever shot" THE FIRST. And he was just talking about making soap.

    If there were some sort of world crisis and I had to live on just my property and my hard work, this is the book that I would consult. It's not so much of a survivalist manual, but how to live well in a self sufficient way for a long period of time. It teaches you how to do everything from planning and preparing your land, to growing crops, animal care (and slaughter), canning, living with zero waste.everything. If you were really into it, you would want to go a little more in depth into your pa [...]

    This has recently been my back to basic bible. With today's everything being unsure, I like how John Seymour shares how to start a self sufficient lifestyle. He describes how, when, where to start certain vegetables, raising live stock where and how to organize it all. I enjoy reading about the simple household crafts needed in the home. He provides illustrations for a back to basic lifestyle.

    My husband and I have a fantasy that one day we will buy a farm and grow our own food (and have pet goats and pigs). So this book lives on our coffee table, where I can easily dive into it after a tough day in the office.

    This book like "The Backyard Homestead" covers a large amount of topics for a self-sufficient lifestyle. This book, however, goes into better detail about its many topics. Still, if you're serious about any of this I think you may want to do further research.The author makes some comments about a true homestead having no waste and I probably took the comment too literally but I do have to wonder how that is achieved. Wouldn't one still need to buy deodorant or does he make that too? And what abo [...]

    P 7 – Forward to the first edition (1976), Dr. E. E. Schumacher, CBE We can do things for ourselves or we can pay others to do them for us. These are the two “systems” that support us; we might call them the “self-reliance system” and the “organization system.” The former tends to breed self-reliant men and women; the latter tends to produce organization men and women. All existing societies support themselves by a mixture of the two systems; but the proportions vary…John Seymour [...]

    If you dream about moving out into the country and living off the land, this is a great book. I bought it for Mark years ago and we loved reading through it, choosing what kind of chickens and pigs we would have, what vegetables we would grow, etc. It's not really an in-depth sort of book. I think it's better for dreaming and planning than for when you're actually trying to live self-sufficiently. John Seymour is really opinionated and I love it when he throws in his 2 cents. Love, love, love th [...]

    This book covers absolutely everything, with detailed diagrams, from making bricks to slaughtering pigs :(, from building a windmill, to choosing and eating wild plants, milking goats, managing springs, arranging a workshop for maximum efficiencyI could go on. This is an absolute bible for anyone seriously interested in "doing it themselves." Although I marked this as read, I'll be reading this for years. It'll sit on the shelf alongside my very battered, very loved, How to Cook Everything.

    TSSLaHtLI is beautifully illustrated, with concise yet highly informative text drawing from a multitude of subjects regarding self-sufficiency. Everything is mentioned briefly, from raising livestock to planting an organic garden to baking bread and preserving produce. I really need to buy a copy for my personal library. This book will certainly come in handy.

    This book is wonderful first primer in this fascinating subject. It is full of invaluable information and wonderful anecdotes. Beautifully illustrated and a wonderful addition to my library.

    This is more relevant at this age of globalization and open markets. Over dependence of super market sold food is burdening the food supply. The book has a lot of practical solutions to grow our own food with whatever land/space we have. A must read for all independent/aspiring homesteaders.

    Beautiful Hardcover.Loved the contents, but even for its size, I wish it went even deeper on the details of everything. Probably this is only due to me being content-facts-numbers thirsty and if it was like that it would probably bore other people. I love the images and drawings too, it sure shows the love we feel for the country.

    My all time favourite book that is on my to read another day shelf.Packed with knowledge about complete self sufficiency in the garden.From growing fruit and veg to keeping livestock.Really love this book it is a treasure trove of information.Highly recommended.

    This is a fascinating book on how to live a self-sufficient life--doing just about everything one would need to do to survive without the benefits of the outside world.It is a romantic picture, though not likely as simple as one would hope. This appears to be a good introduction to many topics, but would require much more extensive reading and further resources to make a real go of it.

    While a little dated (written before solar panels were available for affordable personal use and before the internet was basically a necessity) this book really is a guide. It gives you step by step (general) instructions on how to live on your own without relying on modern conveniences.While some of these things seem pretty impractical (making your own bricks from home building takes months) others are great ways for us to save money and leave less of a carbon footprint (think making mulch out [...]

    The Bible of self-sufficiency! It goes in depth about everything you want to know about the subject. Yes, it’s a little old, it was written in the 70s. But it’s better, I think, to see how things were done when we were slightly less dependent on non-renewable resources.As far as I know, there is no other book on the subject that does a better job than this one. It’s a shame though that there is such an extensive chapter on slaughter. I feel like self-sufficiency can more easily rely on leg [...]

    When I feel like the zombie apocalypse is upon us, I will calmly visit my local library and withdrawal this book. I will NOT pay my fines and if Gladys wants to get all snippy with me, she'll finally get a piece of my mind.

    Wow, this book is so full of information! I didn't get through all of it, but will revisit. Really like Seymour's writing.

    Reviewing this is as dicey as reviewing the Bible. The late John Seymour is considered, at least in his native England, the father of self-sufficiency. This is a truly beloved tome to back-to-the-landers young and old. One of the really inspiring aspects of the book is the explanation of how knowledge of natural cycles and ecological interrelationships allows us to get the most out of a plot – garden and livestock – with an economy of effort. This is the 19th century concept of “High Farmi [...]

    Would like to read when I'm seriously able to engage a self-sufficient life. Flipped through the book and only reviewed parts of it.

    Didn't quite expect this to be an encyclopedically written book on farming, but wasn't turned off by this. The topics covered were pretty exhaustive, and this is definitely a must-buy guide for anyone looking into farming. It covers practical implementation of maintaining 1, 5, and larger acre farms. Note: this book doesn't expect you to be 100% self-sufficient. Generators, equipment, and low-value crops (like grains) are expected to be purchased elsewhere. It also does not cover medical treatme [...]

    I'd heard so many good things about this book, which probably added to my disappointment. I jumped around in the book, reading the topics that most interested me. For the things I haven't ever done and don't know how to do, I found the information insufficient to actually start doing that thing. For example, there are two paragraph on how to press oil, including the tantalizing line, "If you don't have a press, rig one up with a car jack" -- but that's it. This book feels like a launch point for [...]

    This was, in fact, the original "Good Life" book and very much a breakthrough in writing about self-sufficiency. This is the updated version, which stays very true to the original philosophy - in fact, not that much has changed at all except for the fact that some sections have been updated to fit our newer, more modern lives.This is the first book we bought on self-sufficiency and it's really the only one we still refer to! I would recommend it to anyone who wants the good life - either complet [...]

    John Seymour first published this in 1976. Though it has gone through a couple revisions since, I would argue Seymour was way ahead of his time (i.e. encouraging folks to eschew plastic as much as possible so as to not feed the oil baron coffers). The book was almost like an encyclopedia, a reference for just about anything you might want to try. From raising the majority of your own food to skinning a rabbit and making beer, this book has an opinion about most of it. The illustrations were outs [...]

    This is a good overview of plain, old-fashioned subsistence farming. If that's what you're looking for, and you're planning to plant in rows with basic crop rotation as your only nod toward sustainable farming, this is your book. I personally lean more toward the edible landscape style of gardening, hence the three stars. It does give a lot of really solid, basic information about almost everything you would need to think about to be self-sufficient, so it's a great addition to your library. It [...]

    Seymour is a wonderful writer of all things self-sufficient when it comes to the lifestyle. This book is traditionally beautiful in the manner of classic coffee table books: lavishly and beautifully illustrated, with concise yet highly informative text drawing from a multitude of subjects regarding self-sufficiency; everything is touched on briefly, from raising and milking a small cow or goat herd to planting an organic garden to designing a multipurpose furnace/stove. This book tickled my imag [...]

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