Back to Basics Handbook

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills -- the kind employed by our ancestor -- and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful guide. with hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts,  and illustrations, The Back to Basics Handbook will help you plant a vegetable garden, graft trees, raise chickens, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions, the truly ambitious can challenge themselves by designing and building a stone wall and even constructing a livable log cabin.

More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers -- even if you live in a city apartment there's no reason why you can't for example, dip candles or make your own soap. This is the ultimate concise guide for voluntary simplicity in the modern age.