This book is produced by Reader's Digest. The subtitle on it is "How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional Amerian Skills". Topics included are land, buying and building on it; energy from wood, water, wind and sun; raising your own vegetables, fruit, and livestock; enjoying your harvest yearround; skills and crafts for house and homestead and recreation at home and in the wild.
Melissa V. (abbynormal) reviewed Back to Basics: How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills on
A Reader's Digest Book.
"How to learn and enjoy traditional American skills".
This is a fascinating learning/reference book.
Comments from inside page: "a book about the simple life. It is about old-fashioned ways of doing things, and old-fashioned craftmenship, food, and fun. It is also about independence - the kind of down-home self-reliance that our grandparents and great grandparents took for granted, but that we moderns often think has vanished forever, along with supermarket tomatoes that taste good, packaged bread that does not have additives, and holidays that are not commercialized."
Chapters include: Land: Buying it-building on it....energy from wood, water, wind and sun.....raising your own vegetables, fruit and livestock.....enjoying your harvest the year round.....skills and crafts for house and homestead....recreation at home and in the wild....