Looking to get into backyard homesteading? Then check out these book deals from Ebay. Whether you are looking to go off the grid, or just supplement your food bill with nutritious backyard produce, one of the first places to start is with an assortment of homesteading books.
The Doable Off-Grid Homestead: Cultivating a Simple Life by Hand – $9.98
The Backyard Homestead: Produce All the Food You Need on Just a Quarter Acre! – $16.41
40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-On, Step-By-Step – $14.08
Living Off the Grid: A How-To-Guide for Homesteading and Sustainable Living, …
Garden gardening books Book Lot 1 — container heirloom urban homesteading etc.
The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
In the preservation of foods by canning, preserving, etc., the most essential things in the processes are the sterilization of the food and all the utensils and the sealing of the sterilized food to exclude all germs.
BACTERIA, YEASTS, AND FERMENTATION
Over one hundred years ago François Appert was the first to make practical application of the method of preserving food by putting it in cans or bottles, which he hermetically sealed. He then put the full bottles or cans in water and boiled them for more or less time, depending upon the kinds of food.
In Appert’s time and, indeed, until recent years it was generally thought that the oxygen of the air caused the decomposition of food. Appert’s theory was that the things essential to the preservation of food in this manner were the exclusion of air and the application of gentle heat, as in the water bath, which caused a fusion of the principal constituents and ferments in such a manner that the power of the ferments was destroyed.
The investigations of scientists, particularly of Pasteur, have shown that it is not the oxygen of the air which causes fermentation and putrefaction, but bacteria and other microscopic organisms.
Appert’s theory as to the cause of the spoiling of food was incorrect, but his method of preserving it by sealing and cooking was correct, and the world owes him a debt of gratitude. […]
40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-on, Step-by-Step Sustainable-Living Guide (Creative Homeowner) Fences, Chicken Coops, Sheds, Gardening, and More for Becoming Self-Sufficient
Thinking about getting into backyard homesteading? Shop this selection of books to help you get started. Check back often as we post new books on a regular basis.
40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-on, Step-by-Step Sustainable-Living Guide – $16.95 / $14.29
Learn all about how to build sheds, feeders, fences, and other backyard structures to enhance your sustainable living! Garden structures: Raised beds, planters and arbors, self-watering beds, grow-light stand, soil blocks
Fences and pens: Fence post basics, picket fence, solar electric fence, installing and stretching…
Wilderness Survival Guide: Practical Skills for the Outdoor Adventurer – $15.99 / $13.46
Learn the skills you need to thrive in the wild. Whether you’re an avid adventurer or a bushcraft beginner, this wilderness survival guide can help you level up your outdoor IQ and boost your confidence on remote trips and treks. Get pro tips for navigation, finding food, building shelters, and even applying basic first aid. Discover how to tackle any situation, from…
Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living – $15.95 / $6.58
Prepare your home and family for any life-threatening catastrophe with this step-by-step survivalist guide filled with techniques, strategies, and DIY projects from a lifelong prepping expertThe preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by pandemic, failure of the grid or other…
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival – $16.99 / $10.39