If you already are, or desiring to become a person, who is more self-reliant then this just might be a book you want to add to your shelf. Attainable sustainable book review: The lost art of self-reliant living.
The book Attainable Sustainable : the lost art of self-reliant living is all about everything I love and then some, so needless to say I am absolutely in love with this book!
When I was asked to do an attainable sustainable book review I was just about tripping over myself to say yes. I am glad I did too. As a homestead self-reliant living person myself there are so many things in this book I have only dreamed of learning and haven’t yet even come close.
With over 300 pages packed full of useful knowledge, DIY’s, recipes, this is one amazing How-To manual to have on hand.
Attainable Sustainable is a beautifully designed hardback book broken into 6 sections or chapters. Basically 3 for indoors and 3 for outdoors.
These chapters include:
The Eat chapter is full of everything from teaching yourself to can to making sourdough breads. Drying herbs, dehydrating foods, pickling, fermenting, making infused oils and vinegars and not to mention lots of easy but healthy recipes.
You will find in the Make chapter a long list of practical living things like candle making, making and using natural dyes, sewing, macrame and even basket making just to name a few. This chapter really excited me as many things are things I would love to try but never have, and this book breaks it down into easy simple steps.
Clean the 3rd chapter in this book is full of a long list of ways and recipes to use for natural cleaning house, skin care, hair care, air fresheners and more. With plastics and trash at an all time high I find this chapter so helpful in healthy ways to not only make a healthier home but reduce trash and household waste.
Chapter 4 is titled grow which is a subject very near and dear to my heart. As a homesteader in the country finding space is not usually a problem I face. However many people today are facing issues like how to grow in small spaces or how to grow with limited water. Both of these issues are addressed with helpful tips and DIY’s to overcome this. I think that is so helpful for the average person looking to grow more of their own food.
Chapter 4 also covers things like vertical gardening, pest and weed control in an organic fashion, greenhouse growing, soil management and so much more.
In chapter 5 it’s all about farming which covers areas like growing an orchard, beekeeping, raising chickens and other small livestock. Which many of these things can and are being done by even those in urban areas! I find that so inspiring.
Trek is chapter 6 is all about taking it to the outdoors. Learning to forage, building and cooking over a fire, identifying plants, tracking animals and even tapping trees for syrup.
Attainable sustainable book review
I honestly find this a book perfect for our times. With the uncertainty of markets and food supply, pandemics, oil prices and world conflicts. Our food and resources supplies that we have become so accustomed to are starting to show how truly weak they are.
Learning to be more self-reliant, foraging, growing, raising and making your own food is not only a lost art but an art that needs to be relearned.
With the handful of homesteading and gardening books I keep on my shelf for furthering my knowledge and reference this one defiantly has a place, and I for one, am so grateful to have it.
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If you are looking for ways to learn to be more self-reliant, this book just might be your new BFF. It has a wealth of knowledge on just about every subject one needs to live and thrive in todays times. Self-reliant living doesn’t have to be hard, or complicated and this book shows you just that ♡♡♡
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Beth is a mother of 5 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.