The Forgotten Skills of Self-sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers

The Forgotten Skills of Self-sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers

Book - 2011
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Many people dream of becoming self-reliant during these times of fluctuating prices and uncertain job security. Using truly simple techniques, you can cultivate the pioneer's independence to provide safety against lost wages, harsh weather, economic recession, and commercial contamination and shortages. Strengthen your family's self-reliance as you discover a new the joy of homegrown food, thrift, and self-sufficient living.

Publisher: Springville, Utah : Bonneville Books : Distributed by Cedar Fort, Inc., [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781599555102
1599555107
Branch Call Number: 640 W249
Characteristics: xii, 145 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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jquick99
Nov 02, 2018

Very disappointed in this book. Title says “Skills” which to me means learning how to do something, but, besides learning to hand pollinate, there wasn’t any how to descriptions/instructions. Just general information of how pioneers/his ancestors lived, and how the author lives.
Most sections are like the one on fruit trees...fruit is good, growing your own organic fruit is best, here’s a photo of some of our fruit. Zero information on old timey advise on how to care for or prune the trees.

About half of the book is about vegetable gardening, then flowering plants, then chickens.

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Miketree
Nov 24, 2017

good discussion on home made yeast and health benefits. It pre-digests gluten.
Discusses the difference between sourdough and this starter.

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