The Urban Homestead
04 August 2013, 07:32
2010 | EPUB | 2.2MB
This celebrated, essential handbook shows how to grow and preserve your own food, clean your house without toxins, raise chickens, gain energy independence, and more. Step-by-step projects, tips, and anecdotes will help get you started homesteading immediately. The Urban Homestead is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the best books and Internet resources on self-sufficiency topics.
Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this copiously illustrated, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will improve our lives, our community, and our planet. By growing our own food and harnessing natural energy, we are planting seeds for the future of our cities.
Learn how to:
- Grow food on a patio or balcony
- Preserve or ferment food and make yogurt and cheese
- Compost with worms
- Keep city chickens
- Divert your grey water to your garden
- Clean your house without toxins
- Guerilla garden in public spaces
- Create the modern homestead of your dreams
The Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing
01 July 2013, 06:18
2012 | EPUB | 3.97MB
The definitive guide of practical information for freshwater fishing. Whether you are a novice angler or a seasoned veteran, "The Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing" is a book for you. It makes the complicated subject of freshwater fishing easy-to-understand for both the youngster and the adult and demystifies myths about freshwater fishing that have scared away novices from pursuing the sport.
This book presents a wealth of angling information in an easy-to-read style; yet, the work serves as a reference book on all topics related to freshwater fishing. Here's a look at some of the topics the book discusses.
Part One: Freshwater Fishing, Benefits of Fishing, Learning How to Fish, Places to Fish, Rods, Reels, Lines, Terminal Tackle, and Accessories, Setting the Drag and Casting, Understanding Fish Senses, Using Natural Baits and Artificial Lures, Bobber Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Casting, Drifting, and Trolling, Finding the Fish, Best Fishing Times, Detecting a Bite, Setting the Hook, Playing the Fish, Landing the Fish and Unhooking the Fish, Fish for the Dinner Table and the Den Rules, Ethics, Safety, and Health.
Part Two: Fly Fishing and Ice Fishing, Anyone Can Fly, Fish Rods, Reels, Lines, Leaders, and Tippets, Flies and Fly Casting, Reading the Water, Attraction of Ice Fishing Safety and Comfort.
Part Three: Descriptions of specific species of freshwater fish that you can catch from season to season ranging from trout to bass to catfish to sturgeon. You will learn their habitat, their habits, what bait and lures to use to catch them and what seasons to look for them.
Hooch: Simplified Brewing, Winemaking, and Infusing at Home
25 June 2013, 12:28
2013 | EPUB | 1.6MB
For anyone who has considered brewing a batch of beer or mead at home, or making a custom barrel of wine with local fruit, this thorough guide will clear a path to the bottle. It demystifies the process: from planting hops and fruits to pruning, harvesting, fermenting, flavoring, and bottling one-of-a-kind drinks from your own backyard. It serves as a starting point not only for wines and beers, but also hard ciders, meads, and infusions, and even touches on at-home distilling.
Perfect for the city-dweller, urban gardener, or anyone with limited space and a desire to make custom concoctions, Hooch offers projects to suit any lifestyle. With recipes for brews made from grapes, hops, and herbs, DIY boozers will find everything they need to begin a brewing journey.