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on 28 March 2017
nice guide for those who are interested in a little learning .
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on 21 September 2017
wonderful book
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on 23 May 2017
awesome book, the bible of self sufficiency,easy to read,good diagrams ,no nonsense common sense book .BUY IT !!!!,
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on 31 January 2013
excelent book used to own a book befor lent out and never got back a very interesting read and very interesting
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on 22 June 2007
This is the best book I have read on the subject of self sufficiency and I have read quite a number since I have been researching the subject, this shows you everything you need to know, laying out your land, how to heat your house with renewable energy sources, waste reduction, crop rotation, butchering your own meat, trussing, cheesemakeing, the layout of your workshop simply everything, a well researched, well thoughtout book.... it really makes you want to go and find a few acres and opt out of the rat race.
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on 7 February 2005
An excellent book to dip in to and dream with. Accessible and interesting. Covers everything for the self sufficient home. Pictures are clear as per most other DK publications.
Really enjoyable.
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on 21 September 2017
I completely agree with most of the very low scores in that it isn't actually the full guide or realistic in its entirety.

With that having been said I think it is a fantastic starting point if you do want to become partially self-sufficient. It provides you with short pieces on many of the things possible within self-sufficiency. Of course it doesn't contain everything there is to say about self-sufficiency, and those who were expecting that were being unrealistic in their expectations.

Buy this book as a great starting point to find out what parts of self-sufficiency might suit you and work from there!
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on 22 July 2003
What can i say about this book, if you have read or seen the first this is a brilliant book, its longer, and hasnt lost any of the detail of the first one. Its full of information about skills, crops, livestock and all the things you need to know to live the good life!
Brilliant hardback book, from the guru of the self sufficiency movement, John Seymour, himself. If you ever meet this man, You will know that you have met a man thats know whats hes talking about, he has done this himself and through his writing, it shows!
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on 25 September 2005
As some one has already said, this book is only a brief introduction to most things but, for one, it is just that - most things! The natural style of writing, the drawings but, above all, the simple matter of fact explanations make the whole thing seem much more do-able than some of the more detailed books. If your really want to go into self sufficiency, you will need other books but this one is the one that will inspire you in those dark moments and make you feel that you really can do it after all.
My first and still my favourite!
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on 2 October 2003
Here is a bible for the self-sufficiency enthusiast.
If you already manage a smallholding, or if you are happy to cultivate a corner of your suburban garden, there is something here for you.
Be careful if you are still at the stage of deciding whether or not self-sufficiency is for you. Because to read this book is to be in doubt no longer and you'll be putting a For Sale sign up outside your urban abobe.
You too can live off the fat of the land!
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