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There are many skills a person may learn and some they may master with a little help from others who have gone down that path before.


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Open Source Ecology

The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS)

A Network of Farmers, Engineers, and Supporters Building the Global Village Construction Set

http://opensourceecology.org/

http://www.convergeproject.org/node/106

Preparedness Blogs

The Basic Life's Permanent Documentation Center!
http://thebasiclife.com/doku.php

Power generation

Wind

Missouri Wind and Solar, LLC.

http://www.mwands.com/index.php?main_page=index


WindBluePower

http://www.windbluepower.com

Build it Solar

http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Wind/wind.htm

ScoraigWind Hugh Piggott's Homepage

http://www.scoraigwind.com/

Water for the Thirsty

Philosophy - Drills - Pumps & Water Lifting - Solar Pasteurization Chlorination - Free Plans - Training Video & Programs - Think Tank (R&D)

http://www.hydromissions.com/products.htm


An Earthship

is a radically sustainable home made of recycled materials.

http://earthship.com/

http://youtu.be/97dD69BzCCg


The City People's Book Of Raising Food.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8103864/The-City-Peoples-Book-Of-Raising-Food


Encyclopedia of country living Carla Emery

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6449578/Encyclopedia-of-country-living-Carla-Emery


The complete book of self sufficiency by John Seymour

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6449749/The-complete-book-of-self-sufficiency-by-John-Seymour


Gardening, Permaculture, Aquaponics, Etc.

Vegetable Gardening Encyclopedia With Special Herb Section

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6412280/Vegetable-Gardening-Encyclopedia-With-Special-Herb-Section


Gardening Without Irrigation - Dry Farming

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8300483/Gardening-Without-Irrigation-Dry-Farming


Intensive Gardening For Profit And Self Sufficiency

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8301731/Intensive-Gardening-For-Profit-And-Self-Sufficiency


Joy of Gardening

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2296631/Joy-of-Gardening


Indoor Gardening Secrets

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6253964/Indoor-Gardening-Secrets


1 MILLION pounds of Food on 3 acres. 10,000 fish 500 yards compost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV9CCxdkOng&feature=related


Growing Power Urban Farm - Milwaukee, WI 10/09

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjY7RjLJMqc&feature=related


Growing Fish in Greenhouses

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qZPwBPAqks&feature=related


Will Allen on Urban Food Gardening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpVKK2BaSu8&feature=related


Food Love: Growing Power (Part 1 of 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k39D2myzRFQ&feature=related


Food Love: Growing Power (Part 2 of 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NutSMk2mpdM&feature=related


Food Love: Growing Power (Part 3 of 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kENge18wIqg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs7BG4lH3m4&feature=related


Wild Edibles - Nutrition & Medicine

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8100611/Wild-Edibles-Nutrition-Medicine


Herbal Manual - Herbal Medicine 1936

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8069412/Herbal-Manual-Herbal-Medicine


Culpeper's The Complete Herbal

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8067154/Culpepers-The-Complete-Herbal-Herbal-Medicine


Edible And Medicinal Plants

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8150505/Edible-And-Medicinal-Plants-Herbal-Medicine

Olive Leaf Extract

A New/Old Healing Bonanza for Mankind

by James R. Privitera, M.D.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7842270/Olive-Leaf-Extract?autodown=pdf

See our Olive_leaves_and_tinctures page


Survival - How To Make Herbal Preparations

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6535757/survival-how-to-make-herbal-preparations


Edible Rooftop Gardening

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7797894/Edible-Rooftop-Gardening


Handbook of Herbs and Spices, Vol. 1 - K. Peter

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7524448/Handbook-of-Herbs-and-Spices-Vol-1-K-Peter-Ed-CRC-2001


Handbook of Herbs and Spices, Vol. 2 - K. Peter

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7524451/Handbook-of-Herbs-and-Spices-Vol-2-K-Peter-Ed-CRC-2004


Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses by Kains, M. G.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2390089/Culinary-Herbs-Their-Cultivation-Harvesting-Curing-and-Uses-by-Kains-M-G


How-To Hydroponics - A HowTo Guide to Soilfree Gardening

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3858026/HowTo-Hydroponics-A-HowTo-Guide-to-Soilfree-Gardening


Bill Mollison - Permaculture Design Course

http://www.scribd.com/doc/5030/bill-mollison-permaculture-design-course


Saving Your Own Vegetable Seeds

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8226547/PROD6Saving-Your-Own-Vegetable-Seeds


Organic Gardener's Composting by Steve Solomon

http://www.scribd.com/doc/884545/Organic-Gardeners-Composting-by-Steve-Solomon


Growing & Curing Tobacco

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8227028/Growing-Curing-Tobacco


Organic Tobacco Production

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8226885/Organic-Tobacco-Production


Grow Organic Potatoes

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2548574/growing-potatoes


Home Composting Bins

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8330632/Home-Composting-Bins


Organic Insecticides For The Garden; Home & Garden

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8226741/Organic-Insecticides-Garden


Barrel-ponics

http://www.fastonline.org/images/manuals/Aquaculture/Aquaponic_Information/barrelponics_manual.pdf


An Integrated Fish Culture Hydroponic Vegetable Production System

http://www.fastonline.org/images/manuals/Aquaculture/Aquaponic_Information/An_integrated_fish_culture_and_vegetable_hydroponics_production_system.pdf


The One Straw Revolution _excellent (no tilling or plowing) permaculture

http://ebooks.du.ac.in/edu-resources/Resources/books/onestraw.pdf

Food Preservation, Cooking, Curing, Canning, Etc.

Preserving Food: Drying Fruits And Vegetables - Nutrition

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8086473/Preserving-Food-Drying-Fruits-And-Vegetables-Nutrition


Complete Guide To Home Canning

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8078550/Complete-Guide-To-Home-Canning-Nutrition


Canning Meat, Wild Game, Poultry, & Fish Safely

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8090308/Canning-Meat-Wild-Game-Poultry-Fish-Safely-Nutrition


Preparing And Canning Fermented Food And Pickled Vegetables

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8084385/Preparing-And-Canning-Fermented-Food-And-Pickled-Vegetables-Nutrition


Every Step in Canning

http://www.scribd.com/doc/934987/Every-Step-in-Canning


Small-Scale Food Drying Technologies

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8429418/SmallScale-Food-Drying-Technologies


Field Care Of Harvested Big Game

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8757590/Field-Care-Of-Harvested-Big-Game


How To Build A Wood-Fired Oven & Start A Home Bakery

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8451084/Building-A-Bread-Oven


Solar Cookers - Natural Living

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8102008/Solar-Cookers-Natural-Living


Earth-Friendly Cooking Technologies

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8347607/EarthFriendly-Cooking-Technologies


Solar Distillation & Water Purification

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8334119/Solar-Distillation-Water-Purification


Rain Water Harvesting

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7145044/Rain-Water-Harvesting


How To Make An Upesi Stove

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8333387/How-To-Make-An-Upesi-Stove


Wood Conserving Cook Stoves - A Design Guide

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9171909/Wood-Conserving-Cook-Stoves-A-Design-Guide


How To Make Liquor With Fruit And Berries

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8307739/How-To-Make-Liquor-With-Fruit-And-Berries


Cheese Making Made Easy

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8944050/Cheese-Making-Made-Easy


Cheese Making

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8307365/Cheese-Making


Canning Meat, Wild Game, Poultry, & Fish Safely

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8090308/Canning-Meat-Wild-Game-Poultry-Fish-Safely-Nutrition


Heating, Energy and Fuel

Solar Water Heaters

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9173638/Solar-Water-Heaters-In-Nepal


Water as Fuel http://www.scribd.com/doc/4123662/Water-as-Fuel


Run Car on Water - stanley meyer resonant electrolysis cell system collection

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4110288/Run-Car-on-Water-stanley-meyer-resonant-electrolysis-cell-system-collection


Homemade Batteries [2003, 14 Pages]

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3921621/Homemade-Batteries-2003-14-Pages


Wind Energy Systems

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9450845/Wind-Energy-Systems


Wood Burning Handbook

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8096896/Wood-Burning-Handbook-Natural-Living


Oil Drum Stove For Cooking And Water Heating

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9450853/Oil-Drum-Stove-For-Cooking-And-Water-Heating


Water Power For The Farm

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9165207/Water-Power-For-The-Farm


Pumping Water For Irrigation Using Solar Energy

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8617302/Pumping-Water-For-Irrigation-Using-Solar-Energy


Generator Power For The Homestead http://www.scribd.com/doc/9153427/Generator-Power-For-The-Homestead


How To Make Biodiesel Fuel

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9153517/How-To-Make-Biodiesel-Fuel


Build Your Own Biogas Generator

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8679538/Build-Your-Own-Biogas-Generator

Using A Biogas Digester

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8337831/Using-A-Biogas-Digester


Livestock

Small-Scale Chicken Production

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8422107/SmallScale-Chicken-Production


The Homesteader's Handbook To Raising Small Livestock

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8680857/The-Homesteaders-Handbook-To-Raising-Small-Livestock


A Poultry Mini-Manual

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8258787/A-Poultry-MiniManual


Small-Scale Freshwater Fish Farming

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8429562/SmallScale-Freshwater-Fish-Farming


Poultry a Practical Guide _Very old, Very excellent comprehensive guide

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8942814/Poultry-a-Practical-Guide

Medicine

Olive Leaf Extract

A New/Old Healing Bonanza for Mankind

by James R. Privitera, M.D.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7842270/Olive-Leaf-Extract?autodown=pdf

See our Olive_leaves_and_tinctures page


Holistic & Alternative Medicine 101

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6311011/Holistic-Alternative-Medicine-101


Herbal/Medical Contraindications_ Using herbal remedies and pharma products: interactions

http://www.swsbm.com/ManualsMM/HerbMedContra1.pdf


Herbal Formulas for Clinic and Home

http://www.swsbm.com/ManualsMM/Formulary2.pdf


First Aid Full Manual FM21-11

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4089404/First-Aid-Full-Manual-FM2111


Where There is No Dentist - Murray Dickson

http://www.scribd.com/doc/408523/Where-There-is-No-Dentist-Murray-Dickson


Where There Is No Doctor - A Village Health Care Handbook - David Werner

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6408748/Where-There-Is-No-Doctor-A-Village-Health-Care-Handbook-David-Werner-Rev1992


Wilderness Medicine Course

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8149708/Wilderness-Medicine-Course


Healing Pets With Alternative Medicine

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8515671/Healing-Pets-With-Alternative-Medicine


Physicians Desk Reference: Herbal Medicines

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7354348/Herbal-PDRsmall


How To Treat and Heal Your Pet at Home?

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2374175/How-To-Treat-and-Heal-Your-Pet-at-Home


One Mineral Can Help _Potassium Iodide

http://www.nogw.com/download/_07_sski.pdf


Ditch Medicine - Advanced Field Procedures For Emergencies (1993)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2205119/Ditch-Medicine-Advanced-Field-Procedures-For-Emergencies-1993

Survival Manuals & Info

Compact Survival Kits

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8698084/Compact-Survival-Kits


The Complete Outdoorsman's Handbook: A Guide to Outdoor Living and Wilderness Survival - PDF

http://www.ebook3000.com/The-Complete-Outdoorsman-s-Handbook--A-Guide-to-Outdoor-Living-and-Wilderness-Survival_88340.html


SAS Survival Guide

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6723318/SAS-Survival-Guide


Wilderness Survival (FM 21-76)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8085776/Wilderness-Survival-FM-2176-


Nuclear War Survival Skills

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2932392/Nuclear-War-Survival-Skills


USMC Winter Survival Course

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2960322/USMC-Winter-Survival-Course


US Marine Corps Summer Survival Course

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2960529/US-Marine-Corps-Summer-Survival-Course


Survival Attitude

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4020001/Survival-Attitude


Nuclear Contamination Avoidance

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6147889/NUCLEAR-CONTAMINATION-AVOIDANCE

Kearny Homemade Fallout Meter

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3082604/Kearny-Homemade-Fallout-Meter


Survival - Personal Wilderness Medical Kit

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6535775/survival-personal-wilderness-medical-kit


--- BUILDING RELATED _SURVIVAL SHELTERS AND MORE

Seven Survival Shelters That Could Save your life!

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3007857/Seven-Survival-Shelters-That-Could-Save-your-life

Building With Stone And Earth - Part 1

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8331565/Building-With-Stone-And-Earth-Part-1


Building With Stone And Earth - Part 2

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8331631/Building-With-Stone-And-Earth-Part-2


Barn Plans And Out-Buildings (1886)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8342942/Barn-Plans-And-OutBuildings-1886


How to build your own underground home

http://www.scribd.com/doc/5504156/How-to-build-your-own-underground-home-construction-plans-energy-efficient-save-money-secur


The Complete Book of Underground Houses _How To

http://www.scribd.com/doc/5902364/-Underground-Homes


The Manual of Free Energy Devices and Systems

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3152210/the-manual-of-free-energy-devices-and-systems


--- COMMUNICATION

The Complete Manual Of Pirate Radio

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8608511/The-Complete-Manual-Of-Pirate-Radio


Crystal Radio Project http://www.scribd.com/doc/8608892/Crystal-Radio-Project


Field Antenna Handbook

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8608089/Field-Antenna-Handbook


Shortwave Radio _Build Your Own http://www.scribd.com/doc/6472690/Shortwave-Radio


A Handbook On Shortwave Radio And LEO Sattelite Communication http://www.scribd.com/doc/8375638/A-Handbook-On-Shortwave-Radio-And-LEO-Sattelite-Communication


Shortwave 101 - How To Listen To World Radio http://www.scribd.com/doc/9614280/Shortwave-101-How-To-Listen-To-World-Radio

Shortwave Radio Networking When Phones Fail

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3195783/Shortwave-Radio-Networking-When-Phones-Fail


The Foxfire Books are simply some of the best old time skills books around!

Foxfire One http://www.scribd.com/doc/8961411/Foxfire-One


Foxfire Two http://www.scribd.com/doc/8961376/Foxfire-Two


Foxfire Three

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8961322/Foxfire-Three


Foxfire Four

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6476078/The-Foxfire-Book-Volume-05


The Foxfire Five

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6476078/The-Foxfire-Book-Volume-05


Water Well Manual

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9165499/Water-Well-Manual


Windmill Construction Manual

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9614230/Windmill-Construction-Manual


Sharpening Small Tools

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9231295/Sharpening-Small-Tools


Farm Shop And Equipment This publication offers suggested assortment of tools, special tools, and how to keep and care for them.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9153426/Farm-Shop-And-Equipment


Tools For Agriculture - A Guide To Appropriate Equipment Appropriate Equipment For Small Farms

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8681208/Tools-For-Agriculture-A-Guide-To-Appropriate-Equipment-


Soapmaking - How To Make Soap

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8304654/Soapmaking-How-To-Make-Soap


Village Technology Handbook

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8681380/Village-Technology-Handbook


W.F. Vickery, Advanced Gunsmithing, 1940

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8697640/Advanced-Gunsmithing-


Manual Of Bicycle Repair

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9452394/Manual-Of-Bicycle-Repair


The Formula Manual

Make your own recipes for almost everything other than food. http://www.scribd.com/doc/9452986/The-Formula-Manual


Land Clearing http://www.scribd.com/doc/9450761/Land-Clearing


Axe Manual of Peter McLaren

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9356136/Axe-Manual-of-Peter-McLaren


Crosscut Saw Manual http://www.scribd.com/doc/9450723/Crosscut-Saw-Manual


Basic Plumbing Skills

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8604200/Basic-Plumbing-Skills


Basic Plumbing Course http://www.scribd.com/doc/8603975/Basic-Plumbing-Course


Hoppe's Guide To Gun Care

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8457633/Guide-To-Gun-Care-


Pistol Preventative Maintenance Guide

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8457777/Pistol-Preventative-Maintenance-Guide


Emergency Sanitation At Home

Interesting DoD publication from 1958 http://www.scribd.com/doc/8259039/Emergency-Sanitation-At-Home


Spinning With Simple Tools

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8452139/Spining-With-Simple-Tools


Introduction To Spinning

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8451949/Introduction-To-Spining


Natural Dyeing Of Textiles

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8337045/Natural-Dyeing-Of-Textiles


Handloom Construction

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3799907/Handloom-Construction


Blacksmithing Basics

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8336508/Blacksmithing-Basics


Practical Blacksmithing 1891

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8802150/Practical-Blacksmithing-1891


Farm Blacksmithing 1921

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8802051/Farm-Blacksmithing-1921


Alternatives To Portland Cement

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8331447/Alternatives-To-Portland-Cement


How To Make Candles

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8304539/Candlemaking-How-To-Make-Candles


Candle Making http://www.scribd.com/doc/8303763/Candle-Making

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