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"A treasure-trove of brilliant ideas and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions" - Adam Henson, BBC One's Countryfile
In our current era of pandemic and environmental crisis, self-sufficiency is a means of taking control of our lives and safeguarding for the future - and this new, fully updated edition of the sustainability classic will help every householder do just that. You'll find all the practical information and expert guidance you need on every aspect of self-sufficiency, from gardening and baking through health, beauty and cleaning to foraging and livestock, whatever your needs, circumstances and resources. This means that the gardening chapter, for example, is appropriate both for people with an urban back yard or a more substantial plot of land.
Written in a down-to-earth, engaging and often amusing style, and charmingly illustrated with line drawings, the book will appeal to anyone who wants to be more creative, resourceful and independent, who wants to rediscover their inner hunter-gatherer, to single people as much as to large families, and to parents looking to equip their children with basic life skills.
'A treasure-trove of brilliant ideas and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.' - Adam Henson, BBC One’s Countryfile
This book creates the same feeling that we all enjoy when our first course arrives at the table. Page after page, as course after course, new flavours are experienced, excitement grows and a true enthusiasm and dedication develops. The book captures Simon and Debbie’s passion for food, and the land it comes from, so by the last page I feel hungrier than ever!' - Gary Rhodes, OBE
'Simon’s quest for self-sufficiency might not save the planet, but in a world obsessed by innovation and technology, he’s discovered that our path to salvation is rooted in the simplicity of the past.' - David Kennard, author of A Shepherd’s Watch and Channel 4’s Mist: Sheepdog Tales
'The proof is in the pudding, and I can testify that Simon’s bacon is delicious. Therefore he is clearly doing something right!' - Tom Hodgkinson, Sunday Telegraph