Présentation de l'éditeur
Complete plans, instructions, and color photos show precisely how to make 30 original projects to help you live a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
Have you ever wanted to build your own chicken coop, cider press, or herb-drying rack? How about a clever two-bin composter, horse-blanket washing machine, or genuine Langstroth beehive? In Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency, you’ll find these projects and a couple of dozen more to help you develop and grow your self-reliant lifestyle. Where most books in the popular self-sufficiency category give you pages of words and a couple of small drawings by way of explanation, this book shows you exactly how to do things, employing beautiful photos and complete plans in the best Cool Springs Press tradition. The book’s projects are organized into four categories: Food Prep & Preservation, Homestead, Garden, and Animals. Within these categories we’ve carefully chosen a broad range of popular projects, often with a creative touch or two to make them easier to build or more efficient to use. A simple brooder box for chicks, a jumbo cold frame, a basic loom, a large-capacity soil sifter that won’t give you a backache, fencing, trellises, and even a solar oven are included in the list of dynamic project plans. So whether you’re a longtime do-it-yourselfer looking to complete your skill set or a newcomer taking your first step toward sustainability, Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency is the book to get you there.
Biographie de l'auteur
Chris Peterson is a professional writer and editor based in Ashland, Oregon. An expert in home design, repair, and renovation and an avid cook, he’s the author of Manskills: How to Avoid Embarrassing Yourself and Impress Everyone Else; and many other books. Most recently, Peterson has written the Ideas You Can Use series for Cool Springs Press.
Veteran author Philip Schmidt (Golden, CO) has written bestselling DIY volumes on a wide range of home subjects, from green remodeling to storage to building treehouses. He is the author of Cool Springs Press Black & Decker titles The Complete Guide to a Clutter-Free Home, The Complete Guide to Greenhouses & Garden Projects, and The Complete Guide to Treehouses (2nd Edition).