- Paperback: 250 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber; First Reprinted edition (May 1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571106358
- ISBN-13: 978-0571106356
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 784,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Self-sufficiency: the science and art of producing and preserving your own food Paperback – May 1973
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Though written four decades ago it remains a source of inspiration for anyone starting out or needing a hint in the challenging work of being your own grocer. Whilst providing insight into the complex oganizing needed o maintain self-sufficiency, Seymour remains concrete and easy to read. Naturally, comments along the way help to understand the vision and the theme is as important now as it ever was.
There is a lot of detail about slaughtering animals, not really relevant today because it's illegal. And if you were to attempt any of these things in a serious way you would probably want, at the very least, an entire book about each of the subjects Seymour has a chapter about.
So it kinda falls between two stools. Though a very interesting book, if you already have Complete Self Sufficiency you don't need this as well.
This slighter larger than A5 hardbacked book was first published in 1973 and has been reprinted in a number of formats. 249 pages in black and white with a few line drawing illustrations take you through all manner of ways to become virtually self sufficient.
There are chapters on land, horses, cows, dairy, pigs, bacon, poultry,sheep,goats,rabbits,pigeon,meat,wheat and bread,barley and beer,other field crops,garden crops,fruit and nuts,storage of vegetables,fish, bees, wild food, wine, wood, smoke house and seaweed.
I found the section on butchering meat really helpful and informative-a useful skill for anyone keeping animals for food who don't have the spare money to pay a butcher to do it for them.
This book pretty much covers everything you would want to know about becoming self sufficient.
Its an old book but still very useful and informative.
Good reading, Bwana Foster
Most Recent Customer Reviews
John Seymour is probably the father of the self sufficiency movement. Despite being dated, this a must read book for anyone even contemplating any form of self sufficiency.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I had hoped for more emphasis on the fruit and vegetable side of things, with much more detail on preserving such foods. Read morePublished 4 months ago by debhenri