Extreme Wilderness Survival is a compilation of the real-life tactics that wilderness instructor Craig Caudill has built and really used, especially during two nature sabbaticals when he lived in the woods for nearly 30 days with only a knife. Through his extensive training with some of the best martial artists in the country and his experience as the chief instructor at Nature Reliance School, Craig has become a go-to expert in the outdoor survival community. In the book, he first teaches readers the most important safety tactic—how to set the right mentality and awareness before heading outside. Craig then teaches about basic survival needs and how to meet them depending on whether you have reliable man-made gear or no gear. He covers navigation, self-defense, shelter and warmth, water and food. Each chapter starts with a true story of outdoor adventure gone right or wrong, analyzing what should have been done differently.
The book covers the basics for outdoor enthusiasts who want to stay safe but have limited survival knowledge. It then dives into tactics for those ready for more advanced wilderness survival long-term, either solo or in a group. Extreme Wilderness Survival is an experience-based resource for keeping yourself and others safe on any nature excursion.
Journey into the good food movement by unleashing the potential of your yard, transforming it into a beautiful and vibrant space that offers a continuous supply of food.
Using dozens of beautiful color photographs and watercolor planting charts, infographics, and landscaping designs, Your Edible Yard is the comprehensive how-to guide you need to turn your yard into a bountiful feast.
This guidebook, Healthy Snacks, builds on the concept of snacking that began with the cookbook, Stacked With Flavor. In these pages, you will discover recipes for raw snacks, like Rainbow Snack Boats or Chunky Orange-Guacamole with Bell Peppers; for protein snacks, like Chia Seed Pudding or Frisky Crispy Jicama Sticks; for baked snacks, like Cauliflower Popcorn or Grain-Free Biscuits; and for party snacks, like Curried Deviled Eggs or Italian Roasted Butternut Squash Bites. Coronado has also included directions to create an anti-inflammatory charcuterie board using nitrate-free meats, lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, and gluten-free crackers and chips.
Having healthy skin and natural beauty is something we are all trying to achieve. The Mother Earth News Guide to Natural Beauty is filled with tips, tricks, and techniques to help you bring herbal alternatives into your personal-care routine. Inside you’ll learn to make simple skin-care recipes and discover how going all-natural can benefit your health. Split into four chapters that cover beauty essentials, natural skin-care solutions, recipes for skin products from head to toe, and recipes for facials, face masks, and makeup, this guide has everything you need to start making your own beauty products! Whether it’s choosing the right care for your skin type, making your own shampoo, or customizing your makeup, this guide will help you with everything you need to get started and prove a useful resource that you’ll turn to again and again.
In this 4th edition of Mother Earth News Modern Homesteading, we’ve included over 40 articles that will help you start homesteading or prove a useful tool for those who have already taken the plunge. Split into five sections that cover self-reliance, food and recipes, DIY, farm animals, and gardening techniques and methods, this special issue is filled with resources that will make life on the homestead a little simpler. Whether it’s building a solar cabin, brewing your own beer, keeping a family cow, or starting a food garden, there’s something in this guide for everyone to try.
In No-Till Intensive Vegetable Culture, O’Hara describes the methods he has developed, which are completely free of herbicides or other pesticides and require only a few acres of land and minimal capital investment. He asserts that this flexible, ecological methodology is as important for soil fertility as it is for his economic success.
Healthy soil means thriving plants. Yet untangling the soil food web and optimizing your soil health is beyond most gardeners, many of whom lack an in-depth knowledge of the soil ecosystem.
Soil Science for Gardeners is an accessible, science-based guide to understanding soil fertility and, in particular, the rhizosphere – the thin layer of liquid and soil surrounding plant roots, so vital to plant health.
Eating diversely may be the most revolutionary action we can take to ensure the sustainability of our food system. The Ethical Meat Handbook, 2nd Edition challenges us to take a hard look at our dietary choices, increase self-reliance, and enjoy delicious food that benefits our health and our planet.
In this empowering book, Stephen Buhner offers conclusive evidence that plant medicines, with their complex mix of multiple antibiotic compounds, are remarkably effective against drug-resistant bacteria.
Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary offers safe, trusted natural remedies written by a board-certified naturopathic physician. It starts with master recipes for tinctures, salves, teas, capsules, oils, washes, and more. Once you understand how to make these basic formulations, you can access the more than 375 specific recipes that address a range of health concerns from the common cold and headaches to insomnia and digestive issues.
Whether you're an architect, engineer, contractor, or owner-builder interested in making informed choices, Straw Bale Building Details is the indispensable guide to current practice in straw bale design and construction.