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More Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  92 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Bestselling author Caleb Warnock is back with a new collection of skills to help your family gain independence and self-reliance. Learn about self-seeding vegetables, keep chickens without ever buying feed, collect water from rain and snow, find wild vege
Paperback, 172 pages
Published February 11th 2014 by Cedar Fort (first published February 11th 2013)
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Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, reread
There's a lot of good stuff in here, especially in the first couple chapters and the second half of the book. There's also a fair amount of filler. It's a good introduction to the subject, but not a comprehensive guide. ...more
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-paperback
Our family is becoming much more self- sufficient as of late learning how to can and dehydrate what we plant in our garden. We've also begun planting perrennials instead of annuals and our raspberry, strawberry blackberry and mint bushes come back each year. I genuinely enjoyed Caleb Warnock's tips to help us apply useful knowledge and become more like the pioneers, able to survive with what they had on a harsh land. This is the first book I have read by Warnock and will be buying or checking ou ...more
Mar 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, garden
As always, Caleb inspires me to try something new. I may try making my own laundry detergent, I already sharpen my own razor, and I love reading about his gardening tips and seed saving. There is a lot of promotion of his seed business and his gardening tips are Utah specific (one reason I like him and purchase his books for reference), but may not be as useful outside the Wasatch Front. I will of course try some of his recommended seeds. He almost persuades me to raise chickens, but after a coo ...more
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I stumbled upon this book at the library and I'm so glad I did. Unfortunately my library doesn't have the first book. This book references the first book a few times.
This author talks about so much: how to make laundry soap, rain and snow collection, and general self-sufficiency. This is not a prepper book. It's mostly a book on gardening all year round with food and flowers.
The author has a good sense of humor he includes in his writing and shares his personal pictures of family and his garde
May 29, 2018 rated it liked it
A friend recommended this book and it does have a lot of information to offer. Warnock's main point is that there are so many skills of self-sufficiency that our grandparents or great-grandparent's knew that are being lost. While these skills may not be necessary today with technology, but they are very good to know and can save you a lot of money. And if you're growing and/or raising your own food you never need to worry about food recalls. It's a very easy to read book, but my main complaint i ...more
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: self-help
There are tons of useful tips in this book. I think the author comes off a bit self-righteous, but I totally agree with his way of thinking about being prepared. It is not about buying 40 cans of food storage and then calling it good. It is learning how to live off the land and live with what you have. I am inspired to try winter gardening (maybe not this year) so I will have to get my hands on his book on the subject. I am also going to try his method of sharpening disposable razors. Who knew?
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eye opening

It was astounding to realize that we had lost so much of our original vegetation to extinction, I for one did not know this sad fact and that greed led to this, well that part made sense. Overall this book is filled with so much information. How and when to plant, what to do and what not to do, and Questions that individuals have ask over the years and Caleb's Answers, an overall good read.
Jenny K
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gardening
I appreciate the authors straight talk about taking responsibility and the need for this type of knowledge. I haven't had a garden for several years and this really kicked me in the pants, making want to get out there and get one in this year. There were several helpful sections, and I am interested to end some his of other books. However, he is a desert gardener, and I'm not sure how well some of his ideas and timelines will transfer to other sections of the country. ...more
Gail Richmond
May 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Lots of ideas, lots of opinions. I take it with a grain of salt, but the soap recipes and gardening information are solid.
May 12, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked this book more than the first book from this author. There are a few specific ideas I want to try. The last third of the book about winter gardening and raised bed boxes I didn't enjoy quite as much. The best part was his overview about being prepared and what being self-sufficient really means. I love the idea how he can eat every day from his garden, I would love to be able to do that. I like his views on a variety of topics. ...more
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great Book, I need to re-read the first one again. Tons of great info for anyone who wants to save money or prepare for the zombie apocalypse. Seriously though, even if you only enjoy gardening, this book is awesome.
Michael Cunningham
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Nice style. Very informative. He makes me want to read more of his stuff and try out his techniques.
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great advice for the home gardener. I totally agree with his philosophy and want to implement his approach in my own yard.
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nutrition-health
This book is better than the first with a long term self-sufficiency perspective, instead of just being prepared. Great to get thinking about possibilities for own self-sufficiency!
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