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Friday, May 27, 2011

Book Review; Back to Basics Third Edition

EO(s) didn't turn out very tasty. I will try again tonight. For now, a book review.

A rep for Skyhorse publishing contacted me about doing a review. I had three to choose from and told them to surprise me.And so they did.

I rarely reference the first addition that was given to me years ago.And reading through the Third, I have come to the same conclusion. It's too general. But that is the issue with most homesteading books, generalities.

If you are looking for a project, the Back to Basics is a good place to start. It gives you a few of the details needed to complete a new project. It helps give you ideas on where to start and where you should finish. No trouble shooting (a few exceptions in the livestock area) you might find yourself in situations that you are not too sure to how to handle.

Great photos.

Back to Basics the Third Edition should be incorporated into your homesteading library. A good reference guide, but not a stand alone book. I give props to Abigail R Gehring for her research and staying in love with traditional skills over the years.

I am giving away a copy over at Girls gone Trashy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello, I just now found your blog and so glad that you are Honest, and decided to keep with it. I have an original copy I got from amazon two years ago. I like it better than the updated one. I found it at our local library an kept rechecking it out. Then when I left it for a bout a month or two the library had thrown it out! such an offense. Anyhoo... I do agree that it is general, but it gave me wonderful ideas to build on. I have yet to start homesteading, but hopefully I will be soon. Stay Encouraged! -AVA

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