The Complete Idiot’s Guide® To Self-Sufficient Living
Live a simpler, less dependent lifestyle without feeling deprived
Jerome D. Belanger
Self-sufficient living can mean a healthier life, a way to protect the earth, or a way to save money. This guide helps readers find their perfect degree of self-reliance in the areas of food, shelter, energy, clothing, and more. For both the urban and rural dweller, it covers gardening, cooking from scratch, preserving food, raising livestock, keeping chickens, generating or supplementing energy, essential tools and equipment, foraging for wild foods, hunting, fishing, and trapping. Saving money in today’s economy and self-sufficiency go hand-in-hand For the growing number of eco-friends considering self-sufficiency Existing books focus on either rural or urban self-sufficiency, but this covers both About the Author Jerome D. Belanger started and ran Countryside magazine for 30 years. Along with magazine articles, he has written six books on country living. He and his wife also operated a general store for tools and supplies for simple living, while they lived self-sufficiently on a small farm.