the only self sufficiency book

It is time to cut out what we do not need so we can live more simply and happily. Good food, comfortable clothes, servicable housing and true culture – these are the things that matter.

now a legend...

now a legend...

I absolutely love this book. I love the ‘classic guide for realists and dreamers’ for which I am probably both 😆 Funnily, it was first written in 1975. Now, a little moreso it is considered ‘the’ bible.

Is it because of changing times? Is it because we are going full circle back to the days of old? Even the quotes from John are inspiring… but also how it should be…?

The thing about this book… is it tells you what to do with the fruits of your labour. Be it cooking, storing, growing –  a small garden or an acre… It explains it so anyone can understand. It is about having a go, taking it easy and enjoying the great outdoors. It is the reason why John is considered the ‘Godfather of Self Sufficiency’.

The reason why I haven’t reviewed this book until now? It’s because it was being used and it was in the house 🙂 I paid €29.90 for it – some time ago.

Nothing should be wasted on the self sufficient holding. The dustman should never have to call

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  1. Susan
    Susan says:

    Mine is the old paperback version; it looks hopelessly old-fashioned now and the pages are worn down at the corners, and it’s been borrowed by maybe fifty friends over the years (I’d nag mercilessly to get it back until they bought their own copy!). I was lucky enough to get it in a used bookshop for a fiver, and back then thought I was being extravagant–but wow, such a book. It kept me going when we lived in the city, and was a huge help getting re-started in the country.

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