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The Hard Times Handbook - Keith and Irene Smith - used softcover book Self-Sufficiency

The Hard Times Handbook - Keith and Irene Smith - used softcover book Self-Sufficiency

The Hard Times Handbook - Keith and Irene Smith - used softcover book Self-Sufficiency


A practical guide to help you do more with less

by Keith and Irene Smith

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Used softcover book in good condition with yellowing to pages. No writing, marks, tears, loose or missing pages. Published 1984. 236 pages.

The Hard Times Handbook will change your life. Here is a wealth of practical information and advice to help you become more self-reliant and less dependent on traditional sources of food, clothing and energy.

It includes

  • 180 practical household hints including recycling, cleaners, repairs and medicines
  • 150 recipes for cheap, healthy meals including vegetarian dishes and cheap meat cuts
  • How to manage your supplies - bartering, markets, food co-ops
  • Information on growing your own food - rooftop and backyard vegetables, compost and mulch
  • Being prepared for emergencies - blackouts, shortages, stockpiles
  • Tips on making your own bread, yoghurt, cheese, preserves, candles, soap, insect repellent, glue, ink and lots more.

By following the authors' sensible, realistic advice you will be able to survive the hard times, save money and consume fewer of the world's diminishing resources.

About the authors

Keith and Irene Smith have promoted organic gardening and the conservation of the bush since they started Earth Garden magazine in 1972. They have written several books, including The Hard Times Kitchen Book and The Bushfood Garden - click on each title for more information. Their dream is to turn Australia into a giant bush garden before it is too late.

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The Hard Times Handbook - Keith and Irene Smith

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