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John Seymour - The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency
An invaluable manual, packed with llustrations, and every illustration tells its own story, shows you what you need and how to do it.
John Seymour has lived the life for twenty years, and here he gathers all the expertise he has acquired into one authoritative volume.
The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency covers the whole range of the self-sufficient spectrum.
How to Build a Vertical
Garden - No matter how small a property you live on, you can develop your green thumb by building a vertical garden. With the demand for gardens in densely
populated cities, garden centers and manufacturers have created kits that enable you to grow upward, if you can't grow outward.
BLACKSMITHING FORGING WELDING METALLURGY - This DVD will teach you everything you need to know about blacksmithing,
metallurgy, forgecraft and how to harden and temper steel and create any object you wish
Dehydrating Food - This DVD will teach you everything you need to know about canning, pickling, dehydrating, preserving and storing vegetables, fruit, meat and more.
This is the only collection you will ever need to have your food preservation needs covered.
Finally > the SOLAR food Dehydrator DIY:
Drying is an excellent way to preserve produce, but exposing fruits and vegetables to direct light can cause vitamin loss. This design relies on indirect
solar power, meaning the drying food is not exposed to the sun but instead to solar-heated air.
Soap - this tutorial will provide a basic overview on how to make your own all natural cold process soaps
the Liberator - What is a
compressed earth brick press and why is it important? We redesigned the brick machine thoroughly for
digital fabrication – via CNC cutting. "To my mind, the GVCS Liberator is the single most important technology for global housing anywhere. No machine produces the uniformity and
strength of block for the cost as this machine."
From Bare Dirt To Abundance
- A Year In The Life Of The Love For Life Food Forest. We Are Living In Paradise. This Is The ONLY Way To Create
Community/Family. What A Contrast To "The System" Where We Are Taught To Live For Our-Selves.
Blanching- one of 5 ways to keep your vegetables fresh: In a large pot, boil a gallon of water per pound of produce and dunk your vegetables into it for 3
to 7 minutes depending on the type (Find an easy reference chart here).
Start the blanching timer when the water returns to a boil. After the allotted time has elapsed, plunge them into ice water immediately to stop the cooking process.Blanching is
important in vegetables because it neutralizes enzymes that cause vegetables to ripen.
TIRE PLANTER - THERE ARE ONLY THREE things you MUST to know, to make a planter out of a used
Mitti Cool - A fridge for the common man that does
not require electricity and keeps food fresh too. With this basic parameter in mind Mansukhbhai came up with Mitticool, a fridge made of clay. It works on the principle of evaporation
save heirloom tomato seeds - Saving
your own tomato seeds is rather fun and has all sorts of benefits. Preserving heirloom seeds, ensuring a
supply of your own favourites for next year, helping protect seed diversity, making a giant mess of stinky fermenting goo, it’s all there! It’s also pretty easy.
engeye - rammed earth construction, what’s beautiful about rammed earth is once the wall is set to cure, then revealed,
it doesn’t need a finish or additional maintenance like coating; it simply exists in a pure state.
Cob Oven Workshop - you
will learn how to build your own inexpensive outdoor oven for baking delicious pizza and breads — all with natural and reclaimed materials
hand print press - build an
adobe oven." It encourages and inspires your native creativity and also provides a clear, simple process for making authentic whole-wheat sourdough bread in the artisan
tradition. Many readers have gone on to build their own bread-businesses or homes!
the vertical farm - Vertical farms, many stories high, will be situated in the
heart of the world's urban centers. If successfully implemented, they offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply (year-round crop production),
and the eventual repair of ecosystems that have been sacrificed for horizontal farming.
Israel21c - From drip irrigation to natural pesticides, Israeli innovations are helping to fill hungry bellies
everywhere, but particularly in the developing world. Here are 12 major ways Israel helps feed the world.
make a vertical strawberry tube
planter - After I built this, I found a version for sale at a major garden retailer so you can just go and buy one if you can’t be bothered making it but they’re pretty
easy to make.
Marcin Jakubowski - believes that only by opening the
means of production can we achieve abundance for all. Though he has a Ph.D. in fusion physics, he became dissatisfied with its remoteness, and turned back to the earth as a farmer and social
innovator. He is the founder of Open Source Ecology, which is creating the Global Village Construction Set —
the blueprints for simple fabrication of everything needed to start a self-sustaining village. At Factor e Farm in rural Missouri, he's been successfully putting those ideas to the test.
book of Threes - The ancient Native American technique of growing Corn, Beans, and Squash together in an arrangement called the Three
Sisters is the ultimate in companion planting and helps increase harvests, naturally!