Country Wisdom Almanac and Know-how : Everything You Need to Know to Live Off the Land, Paperback

Country Wisdom Almanac and Know-how : Everything You Need to Know to Live Off the Land Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living.

Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of 'Country Wisdom Bulletins,' this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from 'Building Chicken Coops' to 'Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt' to 'Improving Your Soil' to 'Restoring Hardwood Floors.' Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 488 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
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  • Category: The natural world, country life & pets
  • ISBN: 9781579123680



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If you really want to do it yourself, this oversize book may be just the thing. Want to make a chicken coop? This is the book. Want to know what berries are good to eat or what plants can be used for medicinal purposes? This is right up your alley. The size of the book is a bit unwieldy, but it remains a valuable resource.

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a great overview of self suffiency. many things dont go into enough depth for a complete understanding. but hey, you cant expect everything from this book.highly recommend