Storey’s Basic Country Skills

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Storey’s Basic Country Skills

Post: #53559 contadina
Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:08 pm

Storey’s Basic Country Skills - by John and Martha Storey

Subtitled A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance, this encyclopedia contains a collection of 150 different authors specialising in different areas of expertise. Covering almost every area of rural living this is a great reference book to have and makes a perfect companion to John Seymour’s Guide to Self Sufficiency.

It covers similar ground to Seymour (gardening, home maintenance, care of livestock, installing water systems, country housekeeping, farm layout, going off grid etc etc) that a read of both books on most topics will generally point you in the right direction. With so many topics included not all of the information is fully detailed but it should give you the confidence to tackle many projects as well as inspiring you to embark upon many more.

The book is easily readable, straightforward and full of useful diagrams.

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Post: #53585 ohareward
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:16 am

Hi contadina, is that book's authors American? I have a book titled 'Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry'. It is one of a series of books on different subjects, ie. raising cattle, goats, horses etc. Each one is by a different authors.

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Post: #53621 Wombat
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:25 am

Yup Robin! Same series.

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Post: #53642 contadina
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:05 pm

At the back of the book there is a list of other titles including the one that you mentioned Robin. I can't comment on them as I've never read any, but I'm guessing that Storey’s Basic Country Skills contains a synopsis of each title.


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