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Gene Logsdon's Practical Skills: A Revival of Forgotten Crafts, Techniques, and Traditions

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The mundane and practical knowledge that keeps the world running is the topic of this book. Given a little knowledge and a little experience can make jobs of creating and maintaining a household and small farm very satisfactory. Logsdon gives detailed directions for carrying out many jobs around the house and farm, providing many illustrations. --- Contents: Part I: Home ...more
Hardcover, 460 pages
Published December 1st 1985 by Rodale Books (first published October 1st 1985)
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A solid read. This is a non-fiction reference book, one that I hope I get to use over and over again. Imagine your grandparents imparting to you all the things they used to do back "in their day" and this is that book. Things like now a wood stove heats a home, homestead building, gardening, farming. There is SO MUCH information on everything and since there is so much, he doesn't go into fine detail. You have to figure out the little points along the way. My favorite tip i learned - scrub your ...more
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This is an excellent excellent book. Want to know how to put in a cistern? He tells you? Want to dig a privy? He explains it. It's big and heavy and looks like a textbook and once I get on my land I'm sure I'll be referring to it often.
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