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The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency

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Packed with comprehensive information on practical details, as well as information on how to create an urban organic garden and harness natural energy, this new and revised full-colour edition of the classic illustrated title is a useful handbook for realists and dreamers alike.
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Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation by Martin Millar.

This book was given to me by my first girlfriend. She died some time later, and I've found her death hard to deal with.

A few things bring back really strong memories of her - drinking tea and eating buttery pikelets and jam, listening to Ivor Cutler or Tallulah Gosh.

This book (and his others) do that.

The new Guide to Self Sufficiency by John Seymour.

We used to live in the country side, and I had to chop wood for our family, our neighbours, and my aunt who lived nearby. It's almost meditative. You start with a big pile of logs, and a sharp ax, and you end with more wood on the stack. It's surprising how quickly you can burn wood, especially if you're using it to cook food and heat your home.

In the UK this book started a movement of people wanting to be more self-sufficient, using small gardens and allotments to grow food and sometimes livestock.

We had chickens when I was young (about four, five?) and goats when I was a bit older.

(It would be nice if Amazon could offer cleaner URLs for sharing.)

> (It would be nice if Amazon could offer cleaner URLs for sharing.)

I do this a lot by cleaning up the URL by hand. Use dp/ followed by the ISBN number, like so:

They do exist, I don't know why they don't publish them more.

The following are valid on the UK store:

and on the US store they have even shorter variants:

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