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Homesteading: A Backyard Guide To: Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal
Who doesn't want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully-illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It's written with country lovers in mind-even those who currently live in the city. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the wilderness, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. Got sunlight? Start container gardening. With a few plants, fresh tomatoes, which then become canned tomato sauce, are a real option. Reduce electricity use by eating dinner by candlelight (using homemade candles, of course). Learn to use rainwater to augment water supplies. Make your own soap and hand lotion. Consider keeping chickens for the eggs. From what to eat to supporting sustainable restaurants to avoiding dry cleaning, this book offers information on anything a homesteader needs-and more.
This is Carol Bowen's sequel to her "Basic Basics Combination and Microwave Handbook," and it follows the same formula as an A to Z compendium. The reader looks up the fruit, the vegetable, the fish, the meat, the sauces, cakes or herbs, and there are quick guidelines on freezing each type of food. The author also explains how a freezer works, gives advice on choosing and siting a freezer, insurance, cleaning, maintenance, what to do in emergencies, packaging and accessories, freezing techniques and defrosting, refreezing and thawing as well as storage times.
Grab and Go Food Kits are perfect for any unplanned emergency. Our ready-made meals are packed in airtight NITROGEN PACKED Mylar pouches, and then encased in durable plastic containers: 1,440 total servings with 2 servings of food per day for 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 children for 6 months packaged in 12 - 120 Serving Buckets (6 - Breakfast & 6 Entr f e Buckets). Entrees and Breakfasts within these packages: Savory Stroganoff. Cheesy Macaroni. Pasta Alfredo. Creamy Pasta and Vegetable Rotini. Teriyaki and Rice. Cheesy Lasagna. Chicken a la King and Rice. Chili Macaroni. Tomato Basil Soup. Hearty Tortilla Soup. Apple Cinnamon Cereal. Brown Sugar and Maple. Crunchy Granola. 25 Year Shelf Life (With Proper Storage).
These generously portioned cook in the pouch meals are great for any outdoor or emergency type situation you may find yourself in. Simply add warm water, stir and eat: 2 - 10 ounce serving cook in the pouch Savory Stroganoff entree. 7 Year Shelf Life (With Proper Storage).