Storey’s Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance

Book Review: Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance

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I am partial to Storey’s books, they are great all around reference books.  While it is not as complete as a book dedicated to a single topic, Basic Country Skills gives basic information on a variety of topics.  Which is great if either your knowledge is limited, and you need to know basics, or you space is limited.  Either way, this is a great book to have in your prepper library.

Inside Storey’s Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance you will find illustrated instructions on topics such as:

  • Finding country land
  • Buying, building, and renovating a home
  • Developing water sources and systems
  • Understanding wiring, plumbing, and heating
  • Using alternative heating and energy sources
  • Vegetable, flower, and herb gardening
  • Traditional cooking skills such as baking bread and making maple syrup
  • Preparing and preserving meat, fruits, and vegetables
  • Building and maintaining barns, sheds, and outbuildings
  • Caring for common farm and ranch animals, and pets

As I said, I really like the Storey books, and I have several of them.  This one and the guide to rabbits are two that I use most often though.  I would recommend any prepper or homesteader look at Storey publishing as their titles are perfect for you.

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