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Has anyone read "Back to Basics" by Abigail Gehring?  RSS feed

 
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Lastly, (thanks for putting up with all of my "Have you reads..." has anyone read "Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills"? Here is the amazon link to it: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1602392331/rs12-20
 
                        
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Yes I got from my local library and it is a good read it has alot of good but dated information the one I read is the original version it still talks about using asbestos
 
                  
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I used to pour myself over that book when I was 12 or so.  I have a yard sale copy about 50 cents. Still a good book lots of info
 
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i have a copy of that one
 
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Thirty years ago I read it and then I have purchased and given as gifts close to 20 in the years since.
 
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I have (or had) a copy of an earlier edition.  It's a good book, pretty basic, good for giving ideas to beginners.

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I love that book. It breezes over a lot of material with nothing too in depth... just enough to get one interested in learning more, it's what got me interested in homesteading.
 
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I am putting together a book/dvd/magazine page for Paul, and to save him some time from making a (short paragraph) written review of everything, I figured I'd ask permie folks to write "what Paul would say" in each thread something is talked about.

So what would Paul say about Back to Basics?
 
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