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Summary

From Paul Wheaton, "People with homesteads are seeking people with REAL experience and skill. People seeking homesteading opportunities want to build REAL experience and skill.

This book is an attempt to bridge these two communities.  People seeking homesteading opportunities are provided a way to accomplish hundreds of things and document them for free.  Eventually, they will be able to peruse hundreds of homestead opportunities. And people with homesteads will be able to peruse hundreds of homesteaders that have proven their worth.

Active homesteaders use SKIP to build their skills for their own benefit. The verification of their skills lends weight to their words on our forums.  Some people already have land and use SKIP to build their skills for caring for their land."


From Mike Haasl, "The purpose of the book is to:
    - fully describe the SKIP system
   - show potential benefactors how robust the program is
   - give aspiring homesteaders/permaculture folks a list of skills that they can complete
   - summarize a huge amount of details into a format that is easy to read, distribute and gift

This book does not:
   - teach you how to do each skill
   - directly connect you with an heir/benefactor/land share'

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podcast 419 – PEP Program
podcast 430 - Otis
podcast 446 - PEP1 event summary - part1 and Part 2
podcast 463 – PEP-Skip Foraging – Part1 and Part 2
podcast 480 - PEP Badge Gardening
Podcast 503 - PEP Badge Animal Care
Podcast 504 - PEP Badge Animal Care Session 2
Podcast 507 - PEP Badge Animal Care Session 3 - Part 1 and Part 2
Podcast 515 - BB20 Event 2020 - Part 1 and Part 2
Podcast 523 - The Click - Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
Podcast 529 - Permaculture Smackdown 2 - Part 1 and Part 2


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I give this book 10 out of 10 acorns.

First off, how am I the first one to offer a review for this excellent book? I feel an undue self applied pressure to try and set the bar for a decent review! I will try my best. SKIP: A Book Connecting Industrious People with Land Owners written by Paul Wheaton and Mike Haasl is a physical paper trove of knowledge behind how the Permies SKIP program functions and the background to how the program came to be currently.

The writing is relaxed, feeling more like having a casual conversation, and it is quite a quick read if you really put your mind to it. This however is slowed due to the incredible illustrations throughout the book. I admit, I was worried that the book would be more of a boring how-to guide as I wasn't sure how you would spice up talking about each individual badge. I was pleasantly surprised all the things to observe and relate to the writing. The information lifted from both reading and appreciating the included art 'sticks' better in my mind.

This book is going to end up being one of my more worn books, I can already tell. I would get the needed information for my BB submissions from the forum online but I don't always carry my laptop where I am doing the work. A book is something I would rather bring out into the woods than a piece of sensitive technology. I will need to invest in a Permie inspired bookmark but it will be useful while conducting projects.

I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to develop their skills for being a little more self sustaining. I'm doing a lot of this BB work for fun, and I'm glad that I can support the creators of this program by buying the book and sharing the message with others.
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I give this book 9.5 out of 10 acorns.

You might think this book is simply a duplicate of the SKIP program at Permies.com.

Don't fool yourself into thinking that. The introduction chapters do a good job of explaining the problem facing many landowners who have invested their lives improving a property and don't want to see their hard work razed and replaced with cul-de-sacs or strip malls. It also lays out the philosophy behind the SKIP system: Namely, that there is a cheaper and more mentally-healthy way to gain an education that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

Some might call this a DIY guide to "adulting" if such adulting is done right. Others might call it a nearly comprehensive "merit badge" catalog for gaining the permaculture equivalent of an Eagle Scout award, or a master's degree in practical skills. These skills won't make you a specialist in any field. They will make you a generalist in many fields. And that is a much more useful course to take. We should all strive to be generalists in a bunch of useful skills.

One thing the book lacks, however, is the extensive list of how-to videos and combox discussions available online at Permies. Used hand-in-hand, which you will want to, will fill that void.

I'm using the book as a record-keeping journal for my badge bits.

You need this book. You need to give a copy of this book to any young man or woman you know who seems to be adrift, glued to their phone, or even depressed by the trajectory of their life.

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Maybe Paul will do a baker's dozen sale on SKIP once the promotion for BBIYB is over...

One can hope!

j

Jim Garlits wrote:I give this book 9.5 out of 10 acorns.

You might think this book is simply a duplicate of the SKIP program at Permies.com.

Don't fool yourself into thinking that. The introduction chapters do a good job of explaining the problem facing many landowners who have invested their lives improving a property and don't want to see their hard work razed and replaced with cul-de-sacs or strip malls. It also lays out the philosophy behind the SKIP system: Namely, that there is a cheaper and more mentally-healthy way to gain an education that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

Some might call this a DIY guide to "adulting" if such adulting is done right. Others might call it a nearly comprehensive "merit badge" catalog for gaining the permaculture equivalent of an Eagle Scout award, or a master's degree in practical skills. These skills won't make you a specialist in any field. They will make you a generalist in many fields. And that is a much more useful course to take. We should all strive to be generalists in a bunch of useful skills.

One thing the book lacks, however, is the extensive list of how-to videos and combox discussions available online at Permies. Used hand-in-hand, which you will want to, will fill that void.

I'm using the book as a record-keeping journal for my badge bits.

You need this book. You need to give a copy of this book to any young man or woman you know who seems to be adrift, glued to their phone, or even depressed by the trajectory of their life.

j

 
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