Sunday Morning Reading list. Must add to library for coming events, survival, housing, gardening.Submitted by Dale in Oklahoma on Sun, 10/12/2008 - 11:56
Good morning to all my fellow Daily Paul friends and acquaintances. First off I want to let you all know how much I appreciate the knowledge and the differing views that I see on here. Most of all I enjoy the debates about subjects such as masons, religion, NWO, the coming collapse, gold, silver, you name it really , and I enjoy it. I love to hear different people's views on the subjects, and though some go a little to far in their ridiculing of different beliefs, overall this has been an awesome experience.
There isn't one of you, that's not on my personal "Hates People With Faith" list, that I wouldn't help out of a bind, hide out, or help out. I don't hold differences of opinion against people, and if we were all the same it would be one boring world. I do hold outright hatefullness against people, as I don't see them being true to the cause of liberty and freedom. They shall starve.
I was raised on a farm with my Grandparents, and my dad has always been an "alternative home building" freak, so our libraries are full of good information. Some I have "borrowed", and some were so good that I bought my own, but here are 6 books that I think everyone should have in their library, whether you're in the country or in the city. These can be put in a library, but you would be better off having them where you could just take time and study up for the coming times. Putting them to immediate use would be even better, but at least have them and know them.
Country Wisdom and know-how "Everything you need to know to live off the land" -from the editors of Storey Books
This is the most important book I have, and I found it at Hastings. It covers everything you could possibly want to ask a farmer or rancher. How to feed, house, slaughter, and generally raise any kind of livestock. How, What, when , where to grow any type of garden. It covers smoke houses, meat curing, veggie storing, dehydrating, canning, beer making, wine making, soap making, herbal elixirs and cures, drawing maple syrup, candles, cane chairs, building barns and cabins...you name it, I promise you it is in here. This is a MUST HAVE! 41 available from $9.50
The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy
Replace your landscaping with food. You would be surprised at how much food people could grow in town, if they would just do it. Get some people together on your block, take advantage of back yards that people don't use, or even an empty lot. Start a garden co-op to feed those around you. You would have the chance to have great conversations and share "the word" with your neighbors. The more people who are awakened by what is happening the better. This is a fantastic book, especially for those in town and in the cities. You would be surprised at where and how you can grow many veggies! 32 available from $19.99
Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman
This is great for us all. We never gardened in the colder months, and this book explains how to properly rotate your crops, and what, when, where, to grow crops year round. If you properly grow veggies year round, your not absolutely required to can food during the summer. It is nice to have tomato's year round, but not required. For those of us who are new to winter gardening, this is the book for you. Please consider adding this to your "survival library". 37 available from $15.59
Alternative Housebuilding by Mike McClintock
This is my dad's specialty, he has always been interested in cheaper means to building a home, taking advantage of natural resources, and keeping it energy efficient and basic. This book covers everything from building a home using Log construction, Timber Frame, Earth Shelters, Pole Building (my personal favorite), and cordwood, stone, and earth Masonry. We are going to use the Pole Building method to build our home using non-creosote utility poles that we get free from our Electric Co-Op. It is easy, basic, and only REQUIRES hand tools and friends to build. I'm gonna use a tractor, my nail guns, and scaffolding...I cheat what can I say. 31 available from 78 CENTS!! MUST GET THIS!
Here are two great books on using the pole building method for homes, barns, outbuilding, garages, smoke houses, you name it. These are great reads and a must have for anyone considering a low cost pole home. If you can do simple math, you can build a pole home safely. I suggest you get these two books if you see a need for low cost housing in your future, or the future of others.
Low-Cost Pole Building Construction, The complete how-to book by Ralph Wolfe 63 available from $6.00
Building Small Barns, Sheds, and Shelters by Monte Burch
106 available starting at $1.99
These are the things that interest me, and keep my attention the most so I wanted to share them with you. If I can keep my family, and those around me, in comfortable shelter, well fed, and protected, we can weather any storm. I hope that you and yours will be prepared if and when things get bad. Thanks to all of you for your wisdom, knowledge, and input on so many of the great subjects we cover here on the Daily Paul. I don't know any of your faces, but you are in my heart and in my prayers.
Peace be with you all.