How to Live in the Woods on Pennies a Day

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-09-15
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Bradford Angier did it, and now shows how anyone—even today—can find free or cheap land, build a home, find food, preserve it, keep warm, find employment, and even get a mail-order education out where the land is beautiful, game and fish abound, and man can reduce life to its essentials or live in great comfort on nature’s credit card.
Striking out for the northland is easy with this realistic look at the pros and cons of wilderness living and advice on where to write for specifics on transportation, local weather conditions, homesteading, and career opportunities.
For a week or for years, food—and electric bills—are never a problem with instructions on building underground, running-stream, or river bank refrigerators. The food cache stays full with details on:
  • Building a smoke house
  • Making jerky, covered-wagon style
  • Curing meat with salt and spices
  • Curing bear hams and bacon
  • Making wild game sausage
  • Using bayberries for seasoning, candles, soap
Building a log cabin is simple enough when a skilled woodsman explains how to:
  • Peel, season, and preserve logs
  • Lay out the floor plan
  • Prepare the foundation
  • Use pioneer ways of leveling, squaring
  • Lift logs easily
  • Make doors, windows, floor, roof
  • Do the caulking and chinking
  • Make basic furniture

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