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New design and a fixed forum

August 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hi there Ishers, lurkers and other random viewers from the internet. We have a new design for the main site, all the content is there just a few tweaks for future expansion plans, things are still moving around as the team tie up loose ends and find more things for the sitegeek to fix. Also on the fixed list is The Forum search function, after another server move, a VERY long reindexing the [...]

Wild Ruins

June 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

Wild Ruins Kickstarter Campaign Over the next six months Dave Hamilton is searching the UK to put together a unique guide to the most hidden and romantic ruins of Britain. From ruined mines, churches, ironworks and deserted villages to abandoned farm houses, hunting lodges, manor houses and even airbases the book will cover the most diverse range of ruins possible.   Without a book such as [...]

In Memory of Nick Gooderham

May 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Last year I lost a very good friend, Nick Gooderham, to pancreatic cancer.  Nick ran a salad, vegetable and cut flower farm in Dartington, close to Totnes in Devon UK (pictured left). He  was an instantly likeable man, kind and generous and humble with his knowledge. One of the things I liked about Nick was his sense of humor, he managed to be very sharp, yet very corny at the same time. At [...]

Dave Hamilton

May 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Dave Hamilton is a freelance writer, forager, garden tutor and garden consultant. His main work is as a garden writer and in this capacity he has written for (amongst others) BBC Gardener’s World Magazine, The Guardian and Grow Your Own. He co-authored the Self-Sufficient-ish Bible with his brother Andy and wrote the award winning book Grow Your Food For Free. In addition to garden writing he [...]

The Selfsufficientish Book Shop – Your friendly indie book store

July 16, 2011 // 11 Comments

At present the newly opened Selfsufficient-ish book store can offer the grand total of ONE book – Dave’s new book ‘Grow your Food for free  …well almost’ Dave’s book, quickly becoming a cult classic. Buying from us direct means the author (Dave Hamilton) and publisher (Green Books) receive the maximum they can for their work. This will mean Dave can pay his [...]

Andy Hamilton

December 27, 2009 // 6 Comments

Andy is available for public speaking, freelance features, corporate and personal forages (wild food walks) and on a consultancy basis. To contact him please Email in the first instance - Andy at selfsufficientish dot com. (for Dave simply put Dave). [...]

Nettle Beer – Andy Hamilton

October 29, 2009 // 5 Comments

Nettle Beer This is an easy recipe to follow and creates a delightful, if not usual tasting beer. It is very cheap to make and follows a traditionally english recipe. Before hops were widely used in the 17th century all sorts of plant were used to flavor the ale including nettles.(Urtica dioica). It was also thought to help alleviate rheumatic pain, gout and asthma. Nettle beer can still be [...]

How to publish a Non-Fiction book

March 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

They say there is a book inside everyone, since getting my first book (The Self-Sufficientish Bible) published I now realise how much truth is in that statement. Friends and even family often ask for advice on publishing their own work. I know very little about fiction publishing, from what I understand you tend to offer a finished manuscript for a first book whereas for non-fiction you get the [...]

The urban guide to almost self sufficiency (Urban Homesteading)

February 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

SELFSUFFICIENTISH.COM the birth place of the Selfsufficient-ish Bible. Welcome to our corner of the internet. We have been bringing you advice and information on everything Selfsufficientish and self sufficient for almost five years. If this is the first time you have been here then Hello. We are selfsufficientish, a website for anyone who wants to be a little more selfsufficient – ish. See [...]

Quitting Smoking – Dave Hamilton

January 1, 2008 // 0 Comments

There is no magic cure to stop nicotine craving. There is no food wand a nutritionist can wave to stop you wanting craving a cigarette.  I myself have quit probably around nineteen or twenty times for at least three days, I did mange three months without and only cracked when I split up with my ex and subsequently re-discovered the delights of the pub.  I’m a bit more sober these days but I [...]
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