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Making the Best of Basics: Family Preparedness Handbook

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Twenty years ago, Making the Best of Basics -- Family Preparedness Handbook became the family preparedness bible for a generation. The '90s have brought their own litany of worries -- company downsizings, severe hurricanes and winter storms, flooding, government shutdowns -- that make in-home storage an attractive proposition again.The recently updated and expanded Ninth ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Gold Leaf Press (WA)
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Karen
Jul 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Good choice for family preparedness. If you only buy one book, this would be the one.
Yasjencon
Dec 11, 2007 rated it it was ok
it was great. a little more indepth than what i was looking for. explains in great detail canning, drying food, and all that.
Miss Lilli
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love this book. I started using it over twenty years ago to put together our family's emergency supplies. I still use it. The recipes are terrific. In fact, every time I bake bread, I use the recipe from this book. It is pretty much the only bread I eat. Also, the cracker recipes are family favorites.
Katie
Aug 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: household, reference
This is THE best home storage book I have ever seen...and I've seen so many boring ones, I could build a library on those alone.
This book is one that should be owned and I'm going to start looking for one to purchase. There are charts galore, ideas, tips, and information about so much.
Yes, if you believe in being prepared as far as home storage goes....this is the book to have.
Melissa
Jan 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: resource
Louisville Library carries this book, for anyone that cares. A really great resource if you are clueless to food storage. I'm sure it will have to be rewritten, now that the LDS church has changed their recomendations for storing food, but a great place to start reading regardless.
Danielle
Aug 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing
great reference book
Martha
May 16, 2008 rated it it was ok
It had some good stuff, including some I didn't know (like recipes for triticale), but also some stuff I don't foresee ever needing (like recipes for triticale).
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