Experience a sustainable lifestyle by living harmoniously with nature.
Embrace a green off-grid existence with the timeless, best-selling guide to a more environmentally responsible way of life, now featuring a new introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
John Seymour has motivated countless individuals to make conscientious, fulfilling, and eco-conscious decisions through his guidance on sustainable living. “The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency” provides detailed instructions on a wide range of activities, from felling trees to harnessing solar energy, from cultivating fruits and vegetables and preserving your harvest to baking bread, brewing beer, and crafting cheese. Seymour imparts the knowledge to live self-sufficiently, managing your small farm or homestead, raising chickens, and handling livestock (including butchering).
In a world dominated by mass production, industrial agriculture, and extensive transportation of food, Seymour’s words present an alternative approach: a celebration of finding joy in dedicating time, effort, and affection to the essentials in life. While not all of us can relocate to the countryside, we can acknowledge the importance of consuming ethically grown food or creating cherished items, utilizing skills passed down through generations. With updated, retro-style illustrations and a new foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, this revised edition of Seymour’s enduring work serves as a source of solace for anyone seeking refuge from the tumult of modern life.
Published: 8 January 2019
Imprint: Dorling Kindersley