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Has anyone read The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient Living?  Was reading Countryside magazine and I saw and add for it. 

If you have read it what did you think?  Good enough for me to get a copy?
 
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I haven't seen it. I am curious to know if it is the author who is the complete idiot or if it is written for complete idiots...
 
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It sounds like one of the 'for dummies' books -- they are generally pretty good.  You might see if you can find it at a bookstore and look through it.  Or check out the comments section on that book at Amazon -- I use those a lot to decide which book I want to buy.  The more comments the better!

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I recently read a very good review of that publisher's guide to beekeeping:

Homegrown Evolution review

It apparently outlines a "beyond organic" chemical-free, minimal-intervention method, similar to what Paul described recently in the Critter Care forum. It's exciting when good ideas move from the fringe to the mainstream.
 
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The author managed countryside magazine for many years.  The good years.  I suspect there will be a lot of worthwhile stuff in there.
 
                              
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You could also try getting the book through your local library. If they dont have it, try requesting it on Inter-library Loan. This is a good way to check out a book BEFORE you lay down cash for it. Its what I do, all the time.

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