Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency

ebook Grow Edibles * Raise Animals * Live Off the Grid * DIY

By Editors of Cool Springs Press

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Build a self-sufficient life with these 60+ photo-illustrated projects for growing and preserving your own food, keeping animals, harnessing alternative energy, and more.
Learning to do more things yourself is healthy, rewarding, and fulfilling, and benefits the environment. Whether you live in the suburbs or have 80 acres in the mountains, Step-by-step Projects for Self Sufficiency guides your way with clear plan drawings, precise instructions, and detailed photos.
Organized into the categories Chickens & Other Creatures, Nourishing Your Garden, Garden Projects, Food Preparation & Preservation, Homestead Amenities, and Outbuildings & Fences, projects in this volume include:

  • A portable chicken ark
  • Two types of beehives
  • Solar cookers
  • Firewood storage
  • A potato-growing box
  • Hoophouses and greenhouses
  • Raised planting beds
  • Rain barrels
  • A cider press
  • Compost bins
  • Drying racks
  • And more
  • With these easy-to-follow projects, make progress, step by step, toward your goal of more independent living.

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