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          THE SELF-SUFFICIENT LIFE AND HOW TO LIVE IT: Revised Edition

          John Seymour
          Hardcover

          Price: $35.00

          This is the key reference to living off the land. Packed with practical information and tried-and-tested tips, author John Seymour's visionary handbook explains how to reap the harvest, respect the la…

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          This is the key reference to living off the land. Packed with practical information and tried-and-tested tips, author John Seymour's visionary handbook explains how to reap the harvest, respect the land, stay healthy and waste nothing.

          The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It teaches all the skills needed to live independently: harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more.

          This new expanded edition includes 150 new full-color illustrations and a special section in which Seymour, the father of the back-to-basics movement, explains the philosophy of self-sufficiency and its power to transform lives and create communities. More relevant than ever in our high-tech world, The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the ultimate practical guide for realists and dreamers alike.

          Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, MOTHER EARTH NEWS is recommending books to readers. For 40 years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been North America’s “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

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          THE BACKYARD BEEKEEPER

          Kim Flottum
          Paperback

          Price: $24.99

          The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and c…

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          The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. This expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping. More than a guide to beekeeping, it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and a honey cookbook--all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference. This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of beekeeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies; as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects. You'll learn the best place to locate your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the best organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements to keeping them healthy, happy, and productive. Recipes of delicious treats and instructions on how to use honey and beeswax to make candles and beauty treatments are also included.

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          HOW TO BUILD ANIMAL HOUSING

          Carol Ekarius
          Paperback

          Price: $24.95

          This 241-page book helps you evaluate the housing needs of your animals and provides dozens of adaptable plans for sheds, coops, hutches, multipurpose barns, windbreaks and shade structures, as well a…

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          This 241-page book helps you evaluate the housing needs of your animals and provides dozens of adaptable plans for sheds, coops, hutches, multipurpose barns, windbreaks and shade structures, as well as plans for essential equipment.

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          CHICKEN COOPS - 45 BUILDING PLANS FOR HOUSING YOUR FLOCK

          Judy Pangman
          Paperback

          Price: $19.95

          Chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of every chicken family. Start a great DIY project, and build a chicken coop with these how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 diffe…

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          Chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of every chicken family. Start a great DIY project, and build a chicken coop with these how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 different designs — from strictly practical to flights of fancy — guaranteed to meet the needs of every chicken owner. A 16-page color section shows detailed photos of many of the featured coops.

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          THE SEPTIC SYSTEM OWNERS MANUAL

          Lloyd Kahn
          Paperback

          Price: $17.95

          Fix your septic system with The Septic System Owners Manual. Learn how conventional gravity-fed septic systems work. Read about maintenance and upkeep for your septic system.

          There is als…

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          Fix your septic system with The Septic System Owners Manual. Learn how conventional gravity-fed septic systems work. Read about maintenance and upkeep for your septic system.

          There is also basic information on the recent evolution in composting-toilet systems and designs for simple graywater systems.

          This is a basic manual for the average homeowner, based on conventional systems and providing practical advice on how to keep these systems up and running.

          Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending books to its readers. For 40 years, Mother Earth News has been North America's "Original Guide to Living Wisely," creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

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          101 PRACTICAL DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECTS CD-ROM


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          Price: $4.00

          CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $24.95.

          IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT: The software on this version of Mother Earth News 101 DIY Projects CD, Vol. 1, triggers a security bre…

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          CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $24.95.

          IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT: The software on this version of Mother Earth News 101 DIY Projects CD, Vol. 1, triggers a security breech when updating to version 7 or higher of Java. While an internet connection is not required to access the content on this CD, it does require an internet browser with Java for viewing the files. As a result of the security breech, the files on this CD cannot be viewed once Java has been updated to version 7 or higher.

          We've assembled the 101 most-read DIY projects based on website traffic, and now we're making them available to you in an easy-to-use CD-ROM format, just like our popular Mother Earth News Archive on CD-ROM.

          Selected from nearly 40 years of material, this collection provides enough fun, rewarding projects to keep you busy every single weekend for a full year!

          Learn to build a:

          • tomato cage
          • solar food dehydrator
          • solar heat grabber
          • cider press
          • hot tub
          • pipe xylophone
          • home office desk
          • super-efficient fireplace
          • And more!!!
          Plus, learn valuable techniques for making your own toys, hunting knives, longer-lasting sheds and secure knots!

          This premium collection is delivered in a simple, searchable CD-ROM format, with image galleries and fully printable articles! No Internet connection required.

          SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

          This CD is designed to run on PC and Mac platforms.

          You will need one of the following setups to run this CD:
          • With an IBM-compatible computer: Microsoft® Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) or newer; with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or newer. You also will need Java Virtual Machine (VM) version 1.3 (free download from www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp) or newer browser plug-in with Java enabled on your browser and computer.
          • With an Apple Computer: Mac OS X with Safari 3.2.525.27.1 or newer and Java. Use the Software Update feature (available on the Apple menu) to check that you have the most up-to-date version of Java for your Mac.
          • For Mac OS 9.2.2, this CD must be run in Netscape 7.0.2 with Apple MRJ 2.2.5. (Both available free from www.versiontracker.com.)
          • A CD-ROM drive (auto-start should be enabled).
          This CD also operates with Mozilla 1.4 and Opera 7 browsers.

          7.

          MOTHER EARTH NEWS: BUILD IT YOURSELF E-BOOK


          Downloadable PDF (learn more)

          Price: $14.95

          Mother Earth News has been a leading source for DIY project plans and advice for over 30 years - and we've compiled 14 of the best projects in this convenient e-book for beginner and intermediate do-it-yourselfers. Learn how to build furniture, handle home plumbing, and many other skills for becoming more self-reliant. Projects include:

          • Woodworking Basics
          • Build a Solar Food Dehydrator
          • How to Unclog Drains
          • Build a Cozy Cabin
          • Make Safe Paint

          Also available: Mother Earth News Complete Set of Digital E-Books.

          INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

          Buy this e-book for your Kindle reader! Visit Amazon to purchase your Kindle version today!

          *E-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable E-book and start reading today!

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          MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS E-BOOK


          Downloadable PDF (learn more)

          Price: $6.99

          Are you looking for simple ideas to save money? The Mother Earth NewsGuide to Living on Less has dozens of ideas to help you save money on food, housing and energy, while also living a greener life.

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          Are you looking for simple ideas to save money? The Mother Earth News Guide to Living on Less has dozens of ideas to help you save money on food, housing and energy, while also living a greener life.

          These strategies for living lightly are simple, satisfying and even fun. Here are a few of the articles you’ll find in this special collection:

          • For big energy savings that can also help you save money check out our “8 Easy Projects for Instant Energy Savings.”
          • Ready to start a garden, or make your existing garden bigger?
          • Read “Easy Garden Anyone Can Make” for an easy plan that will have you growing more vegetables in no time.
          Find out how you can enjoy better tasting, more nutritious food and save money by reading “Cut Your Food Bills in Half.”

          You’ll also find articles on food preservation basics, brewing your own beer, raising chickens in your backyard, building a home without a mortgage, and many other ideas for how to save money.

          Get ready, it’s time to start living on less and loving it!

          INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

          *E-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable E-book and start reading today!


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          MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO COUNTRY SKILLS E-BOOK


          Downloadable PDF (learn more)

          Price: $6.99

          You don't need to live in the country or own a large farm in order to be self-sufficient. You can practice many basic country skills in a small town, the suburbs and even in the city! The Mother Earth…

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          You don't need to live in the country or own a large farm in order to be self-sufficient. You can practice many basic country skills in a small town, the suburbs and even in the city! The Mother Earth News Guide to Country Skills has the information you need to be more self-reliant, from ideas to implement in your home, to stories from those who have made a successful homestead for themselves.

          Read about a woman who lives on a "renter's homestead" where she cans, gardens and keeps livestock. There is also the story of a couple who moved to the country, started a market garden and built their home by hand.

          This Guide includes instructions for several DIY projects, including:

          • Easy Bread
          • Building a passive solar water heater
          • Canning fruit, meat and vegetables

          You'll also find tips for buying land, choosing the right homestead vehicle and more.

          Start your dream of becoming more self-sufficient, with Mother Earth News Guide to Country Skills.

          INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

          *E-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable E-book and start reading today!

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          TREE CRAFT

          Chris Lubkemann
          Paperback

          Price: $19.95

          Nothing adds more warmth and charm to a home than the simple, rustic beauty of natural wood. Now, thanks to the inspiring and creative ideas of woodworker Chris Lubkemann, bringing the natural eleganc…

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          Nothing adds more warmth and charm to a home than the simple, rustic beauty of natural wood. Now, thanks to the inspiring and creative ideas of woodworker Chris Lubkemann, bringing the natural elegance of the outdoors into your home is easier than you think. With little effort that can produce amazing results, twigs, branches and fallen trees can be transformed into artfully designed candleholders, coat racks and coffee tables that will flavor your home with an eco-chic style.

          If you're creative, have an appreciation for wood, and can work with a few basic tools, you can create these 35 unique and practical projects using the easy-to-follow instructions and some found wood.

          Among the distinctive projects in Tree Craft, you'll find:

          • A gallery of knotted-wood photo frames to hold your favorite pictures
          • Attractive table lamps in a variety of styles
          • One-of-a-kind décor items such as curtain rods, clocks and planters
          • Beautiful and practical coasters, napkin rings and spoon holders
          Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, MOTHER EARTH NEWS is recommending books to readers. For 40 years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been North America's "Original Guide to Living Wisely," creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

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