Health, Lifestyle & Well-being

Self-sufficiency : 1-12 of 12

  • NYBB
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    Written by the highly respected specialists at Neal's Yard Remedies, this book will help you discover how beneficial ingredients work - and how you can use them to create over 100 organic well-being products, ranging from anti-ageing eye creams to exfoliating masks!

    The guide will also show you how to refresh cosmetic and skin-care routines, as well as advice on using the right make-up for your skin tone and how home-made natural remedies can enhance your natural beauty.

    There are also step-by-step guides to simple pampering techniques that will improve your well-being, including feet and hand massages. As well as this, the book will show you how to enjoy glowing skin, a younger-looking complexion and stronger hair - without having to buy commercial products!
  • SSCC

    Authors vary

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    The Self-Sufficiency Collection can help you learn new skills and change the way you live. A collection of 12 diverse titles that could lead to life improvement, the books cover everything from weaving your own textiles to keeping bees and making cheese, soap and natural remedies. A brilliantly practical series that will help you master the basics of new activities in a very short space of time, each book contains colour illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. You can either tackle one hobby at a time, or perhaps share the books out amongst your friends!

  • HERB
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    This comprehensive yet easy-to-follow guide provides simple instructions for mixing and preparing herbs and traditional remedies to aid in relieving common ailments. In an oversized, beautifully presented format featuring over 750 colour photographs, the book also contains a 235-herb dictionary with short descriptions, medicinal and culinary uses, and cultivation tips. Readers interested in home remedies will find this an absolutely vital resource for the bookshelf as it explains 40 often-experienced conditions on clear 1-2 page spreads, so you can find the exact symptoms to match your 'patient' and the reliable solution to help cure it.
  • FLFM

    Jimmy Doherty

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    Packed with the knowledge and experience of popular farmer, entrepreneur and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty, A Farmer's Life for Me is a wonderfully enthusiastic guide to self-sufficient living. Covering everything from farming equipment through to preparing pork sausages and lamb burgers for either personal pleasure or to sell on to local businesses, this useful guide could be all the inspiration you need to start growing and raising your own food.

  • MAHE

    Dick & James Strawbridge

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    Dick and James Strawbridge's Made at Home: Eggs and Poultry is the perfect book for anyone intending to embrace the Good Life. It describes how whether you have a large country garden or small city enclosure, keeping a couple of hens is essential for fresh eggs every day. The hardback covers everything you need to raise chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys for eggs and for eating, from the best housing to feeding and breeding. Among the recipes featured in the book are poached eggs, smoked eggs with beetroot, braised duck with peas and south-western fried chicken.

  • NEGA

    Bridget Jones

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    The first half of Vinegar and Oil: More Than 1001 Natural Remedies, Home Cures, Tips, Household Hints and Tempting Recipes covers the history, folklore and science of vinegar before moving on to a thorough guide of its many varieties.

    The book will show you how you can use vinegar to care for your skin and hair as well as using it to mix natural pesticides, limescale removers and furniture restorers. It also contains 60 simple recipes to be used in salads and pasta.

    The second section gives an overview of the history and traditions surrounding oil and its production and shows how different types can be used as massage aids, protection against disease and to treat dry skin and hair. It also shows how oil can be used in various culinary techniques and recipes.
  • MAHC

    Dick & James Strawbridge

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    Written by Dick and James Strawbridge, both of whom are experts in the Good Life, Made at Home: Curing & Smoking is a guide to transforming fresh meats, fish, seafood and even eggs and cheese into flavoursome treats to share. Curing and smoking are two of the best ways to preserve and enjoy meats and these methods do not have to be out of reach of the home cook. From creating your own curing oven to smoking salmon, this is an enormously practical book that also offers simple instructions on brining, curing, drying and smoking fresh food, as well as dozens of fantastic recipes.

  • MEAN

    Jane Thynne

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    If you know someone who always likes to remain frugal (or penny-pinching!) with their money, then Tips for Meanies: Thrifty Wisdom for the Oldie will quickly become their favourite book - it's full of thrifty and irreverent tips for the household!

    Taking the advice from the bestselling magazine The Oldie, the book shows 'Meanies' how to keep their homes clean, green and very mean. Tips range from the unlikely miracles that toothpaste and vinegar can perform to cunning ways to curb household shopping and lower energy bills.

    There are also home remedy solutions and other austerity-busting tips that will delight anyone who tends to be a bit tight when it comes to money. Pocket-sized, this is the perfect stocking filler!

    Alan Bridgewater

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    As consumers become ever more eco-conscious, many people nurture a dream of a 'self-sufficient' lifestyle. "The Self-Sufficiency Handbook" is an introduction to the possibilities and methods involved in setting up the different aspects of a greener way of living. Authors Alan and Gill Bridgewater recently moved to a smallholding, so they are well equipped to answer all the fundamental questions that anyone considering a similar lifestyle shift might ask. Subjects covered in the book include: the self-sufficient house, the organic food garden, animal husbandry and the pantry. The book runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating through to crop rotation and making your own soap. It emphasises the positive aspects of adapting to a self-sufficient lifestyle, such as cutting living costs and eating well, and the sheer fun of rolling your sleeves up to get things going. Packed with informative illustrations and diagrams, and a wealth of useful advice, "The Self-Sufficiency Handbook" is the perfect guide for the increasing number of people who are keen to join the green revolution.

    John Seymour

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    Make the break, realise the dream and start living "The Good Life!" with John Seymour. The new edition of this enduring classic from the founding father of modern self-sufficiency, John Seymour, is still the key reference to living off the land. Covering all the practicals from ploughing fields to milking cows as well as information on how to create an urban organic garden and harness natural energy, this is perfect for anyone aspiring to the self-sufficient lifestyle. Packed with Seymour's tried-and-tested tips and invaluable nuggets of advice, discover how to reap the harvest, respect the land, stay healthy and waste nothing.

    Alison Candlin

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    Garden-fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs still warm from the hen, a storecupboard packed with pickles, chutneys and jams and a feeling of being really in tune with the seasons ...these are the notions that drive many people to take their first steps towards self sufficiency. You will also be cutting down on food miles, reducing your reliance on supermarkets and you will know exactly what goes into your food. Even with an average-sized back garden, you can raise a host of produce. Start with a fruit and vegetable plot and, with the practical advice in this book, you'll soon grow in knowledge and confidence. You may want to enlarge your plot or keep a few chickens, a goat, or even a pig. You'll also find advice on conserving energy and water and even generating electricity.

    Eve McLaughlin

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    This is an inspirational guide to teach you everything you need to know about growing your own food and becoming self-sufficient. This updated version of the original guide to self-sufficiency has everything you need to start the good life. It includes the very latest gardening advice to help you grow fresh fruit and vegetables on your land, be it a garden or allotment, small or large. You can discover how to plan your site to make the most of it. Expert gardening tips explores the best planting times, how to start a garden from scratch and how to plan your crops. You can move closer to self-sufficiency with unusual ideas for how to store, process and preserve your homegrown harvest to make it last longer. You can brew your own beer and cider and learn how to bottle, cure, smoke and pickle your produce.