A fully revised and updated edition of the self-sufficiency classic. Packed with practical information and expert advice on everything from gardening to cooking, and from health and beauty to raising livestock, this is the indispensable guide to living more sustainably, whether you live in a city apartment block or on a rural smallholding.
“A treasure-trove of brilliant ideas and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions” – Adam Henson, BBC One’s Countryfile In today’s environmental crisis, self-sufficiency is increasingly seen as a viable means of taking control of our lives and safeguarding for the future – this is the book that will help every householder do just that. Each of the twelve chapters focuses on key topics for living a more self-sustainable life, with practical information and expert guidance that will make the subject come alive for everyone, whatever their needs, circumstances and resources. This means that the gardening chapter, for example, is appropriate both for people with an urban back yard or a more substantial plot of land.
Written in a down-to-earth, engaging and often amusing style, the book will appeal to single people as much as to those with large families, to anyone who wants to be more creative, resourceful and independent, to those who want to rediscover their inner ‘hunter-gatherer’, and to parents looking to equip their children with basic life skills.
About The Self-Sufficiency Bible
Packed with practical information and expert advice on everything from gardening to cooking, and from health and beauty to raising livestock, this is the indispensable guide to self-sufficiency. Whether you live in a small flat in the city or have land of your own in the countryside, The Self-Sufficiency Bible encourages you to sit up and say, ?I can do that’!
“A treasure-trove of brilliant ideas and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.” - Adam Henson, BBC One’s Countryfile
“The book captures Simon and Debbie’s passion for food, and the land it comes from.” – Gary Rhodes, OBE
In a world obsessed by innovation and technology, he’s discovered that our path to salvation is rooted in the simplicity of the past. - David Kennard, author of A Shepherd’s Watch and Channel 4’s Mist: Sheepdog Tales
“The proof is in the pudding, and I can testify that Simon’s bacon is delicious. Therefore he is clearly doing something right!” - Tom Hodgkinson, Sunday Telegraph
“I just love the philosophy which they bring to Hidden Valley Pigs and now through this wonderful book, which is all about great, local food and its relationship with the land.” - Michael Caines, MBE, two-star Michelin chef
“Self sufficiency is all about having a go … Simon has actually been there and done that’ so this book is essential reading if you are planning your idyllic future or actually living it now.” - Dick Strawbridge