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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS, 5TH EDITION

Mother Earth News
Paperback

Price: $6.99

Save money this year with hundreds of self-reliance tips found in the 5th edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less. It's filled with expert advice, tips and instructions for a sustaina…

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Save money this year with hundreds of self-reliance tips found in the 5th edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less. It's filled with expert advice, tips and instructions for a sustainable life. From saving money on groceries to easy projects for instant energy savings, the ideas in this guide let you enjoy the luxury of living on less.

Read 65 self-reliant tips that cover every facet of your life. Learn how to grow $700 worth of food within only 100 square feet. Discover how to raise chickens for meat. Spend less and grow better crops by saving seeds. Compare the pros and cons of your green heating choices and find which choice is best for you and your home.

Other articles includes:

  • Cut Costs, Not Quality: How to Afford Better Food - The path to super-nutritious food at affordable prices offers many entry points. We pilot you through the diverse options in this guide to shopping smart and eating well.
  • Grow More Food in Less Space (With the Least Work!) - Blending the best principles of biointensive and square-foot gardening yields a customized, highly productive growing system.
  • Simple Tips for Better Garden Soil - Instead of thinking of your soil as an input-output system, treat it as a living food web that you feed and protect.
  • Grow a Healing Garden - Plant medicinal herbs to find good health just outside your door.
  • Cozy, Affordable and Inspiring Tiny Homes - Start small, and you can enjoy mortgage-free living in a hand-built home.

222.

SURVIVING WILDFIRE

Linda Masterson
Paperback

Price: $16.95

Author and researcher Linda Masterson knows what it's like to flee a wall of flames in the middle of night, with just minutes to escape with her life and very little else. Her home in northern Colorad…

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Author and researcher Linda Masterson knows what it's like to flee a wall of flames in the middle of night, with just minutes to escape with her life and very little else. Her home in northern Colorado burned to the ground in the Crystal Fire in 2011. Now she's sifted through information, resources and expert advice from across the country to put together a practical handbook and personal pocket guide for homeowners who want to be better prepared if disaster strikes.

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GRIT GUIDE TO MODERN HOMESTEADING THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY

GRIT
Paperback

Price: $6.99

In this new and exciting guide from GRIT, you'll discover information on fixing up old farmhouses; financing rural properties; raising sheep, cattle, pigs and poultry; and much more. The Guide to Mod…

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In this new and exciting guide from GRIT, you'll discover information on fixing up old farmhouses; financing rural properties; raising sheep, cattle, pigs and poultry; and much more. The Guide to Modern Homesteading is filled cover-to-cover with articles on finding your dream rural property, buying and affording it, and how to maintain it once it's yours.

The expert advice here will guide you in your homestead hunt, so that you can locate the property that's just right for you and your family. Read five points to consider before moving to the country. Learn about septic systems that will help you save money on design and maintenance. Find out how livestock, in addition to providing meat and eggs, can mow lawns, work garden soil, dig stumps and more.

Other articles include:

  • How to Live on a Rural Property Even if You Can't Afford It - There's always a way to live the life you want!
  • Quonset Hut Homestead - In two months, and for less than $35,000, one couple created a self-sufficient homestead.
  • Barns and Outbuildings - Plan with the future in mind, advises a longtime farmer whose "small" operation has outgrown several barns and sheds - and isn't done yet.
  • Go Solar - Install a renewable energy system for home heating, hot water and electricity.
  • Living in a Tiny Home - Learn what it's like to live within 128 square feet.
  • Rules for Raising Livestock - Here's a primer on the basic guidelines for raising livestock, including feed, living space and manure.

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A HOMESTEADER'S YEAR ON DEER ISLE

Anneli Carter-Sundqvist
Paperback

Price: $13.00

Anneli Carter-Sundqvist, the co-owner of Deer Isle Hostel, recently released her new book A Homesteader's Year on Deer Isle. This collection of blog posts originally published on the MOTHER EARTH NEWS…

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Anneli Carter-Sundqvist, the co-owner of Deer Isle Hostel, recently released her new book A Homesteader's Year on Deer Isle. This collection of blog posts originally published on the MOTHER EARTH NEWS website takes readers through a whole year of living on an off-the-grid homestead.

Carter-Sundqvist and her husband, Dennis, grow a year's supply of food, raise pigs and chickens, and produce their own building materials, garden amendments and energy. Here, she recounts the day-to-day stories about digging out new garden space, swimming in the pond, chasing the pigs and preserving 150 heads of cabbage. She also shares her political and philosophical reasons for why, in the 21st century, homesteading and living off the land is not just something from the past but rather a sensible, dignifying and viable option for the future.

225.

TINY HOMES ON THE MOVE

Lloyd Kahn
Paperback

Price: $28.95

Tiny Homes on the Move chronicles 21st-century nomads: people who inhabit homes that are compact and mobile, either on wheels or in the water. In photos and stories, this fascinating book explores mod…

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Tiny Homes on the Move chronicles 21st-century nomads: people who inhabit homes that are compact and mobile, either on wheels or in the water. In photos and stories, this fascinating book explores modern travelers who live in vans, pickup trucks, buses, trailers, sailboats and houseboats that combine the comforts of home with the convenience of being able to pick up and go at any time. With more than 1,000 color photos accompanying the stories and descriptions of these movable sanctuaries, this is a valuable and inspirational book for anyone thinking outside the box about shelter.

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LIVESTOCK PROTECTION DOGS

O. Dawydiak & D. Sims
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Price: $24.95

Livestock Protection Dogs provides comprehensive information on livestock guard dogs. This popular guide covers the selection, training and care of guardian dogs; flock guardian dogs; and profiles of…

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Livestock Protection Dogs provides comprehensive information on livestock guard dogs. This popular guide covers the selection, training and care of guardian dogs; flock guardian dogs; and profiles of guardian dog breeds. Specific tips offer instruction for guarding sheep, guarding bird flocks and exotic livestock, and temperament testing potential guardian dog puppies. Livestock Protection Dogs can help you reduce loss from livestock predators. Ranchers, farmers, hobby farm owners and anyone with animals will be interested in using guardian livestock dogs as an ecologically sound and economical alternative for livestock protection.

Livestock Protection Dogs features:

  • The importance of livestock guardian dogs
  • The effectiveness of guardian dogs on different types of livestock
  • Puppy temperament testing
  • Guardian dog breeds and what to look for in a guardian livestock dog
  • Ecological and economical advantages of livestock guardian dogs
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227.

GRIT GUIDE TO HOMESTEAD DIY PROJECTS

GRIT
Paperback

Price: $6.99

In this newest addition to the Barnyard Series, you'll discover information on making raised garden beds; building a chicken tractor; constructing your own workbench; and much more. The Guide to Homestead DIY Projects contains easy, do-it-yourself projects ranging from homemade tomato cages and chicken feeders, to plans for building a garden shed or root cellar.

Whether you want to improve your garden, care for your livestock, or just kick your feet up, this guide covers it all. Learn how to build a better trellis, a hay feeder for smaller livestock, or a porch swing using recycled wood pallets.

Other articles include:

  • 3 Easy-to-Build Outdoor Benches – Build one or more of these attractive outdoor benches, sized to fit your needs.
  • How to Build a Hitching Post – Keep your livestock under control with this DIY project.
  • Backyard Bread Oven – Build this easy adobe cooker in a weekend.
  • Build a Compost Tumbler – Rapidly rot your way to rich and healthy garden soil.
  • How to Build a Stone Culvert – Learn how to build a stone culvert with dry-stacked and flared wing walls to divert water.
  • Quonset Hut Homestead – In two months, and for less than $35K, one couple created a self-sufficient homestead.

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GRIT COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE WOODLOT

GRIT
Paperback

Price: $6.99

In this guide you'll discover information on managing your forest, how to choose a woodstove, making money from your wooded acres, and much more. The Complete Guide to the Woodlot explores ways to get…

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In this guide you'll discover information on managing your forest, how to choose a woodstove, making money from your wooded acres, and much more. The Complete Guide to the Woodlot explores ways to get the most out of your woods, from the science of stacking firewood and choosing the best wood for burning to picking the best chainsaw and selling timber from your land.

Whether you want to heat your home with wood, grill with wood chunks, or pick the perfect log splitter, this guide covers it all. Learn how to build a kitchen island, make your own wooden shakes, or maintain your property with a chipper-shredder.

Other articles include:

  • The Time-Honored Art of Splitting Wood: Once you’ve mastered the tools and techniques, splitting wood by hand can be a pleasure.
  • The Art of Coppicing: This ancient technique lets forests produce timber without killing trees.
  • How to Make a Homemade Fire Starter: A few ordinary household items can be combined to easily create a starter for your fireplace.
  • When to Choose Wood Heat: For some households, heating with wood is a smart, sustainable option. Learn about the benefits and costs of using a woodstove to heat your home.
  • Home Lumber Mill: Crafting Dimensional Sawed Timbers: Portable sawmills let you use your lumber from your land.
  • Profit With a Portable Sawmill Business: Learn how to generate money for the homestead by processing wood, custom cutting lumber, and more.

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