These books feature an easy guide to cooking from scratch, what homesteading means, how to live off food storage, getting the most out of your clothes, and a beginner’s manual to an emergency plan.
Whether your goal is to save money, be self-sufficient, live a more sustainable lifestyle or all three, these homesteading books include everything from real food storage and emergency preparation to repurposing old clothes and rediscovering the lost skills of past generations.
Pioneering Today by Melissa K. Norris
In Pioneering Today: Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way, Melissa offers a practical and easy guide to cooking from scratch, gardening and preserving your own food. Learn to decrease your grocery and energy bills, improve your family’s health (with over 40 delicious recipes!) and reduce your time in the kitchen without sacrificing taste and nutrition. Whether you live in the middle of the asphalt jungle or on the side of a mountain, you can start your homesteading journey today and discover a simpler life!
Your Custom Homestead by Jill Winger
Homesteading doesn’t only happen when you live on hundreds of acres with the perfect red barn and white picket fence, and in Your Custom Homestead, Jill takes you through a 21-day process to discover your motivations for homesteading, define what homesteading means and actually begin a homesteading lifestyle that will perfectly fit your unique situation.
Food storage and preservation has been practiced from the times of our ancestors and this book reveals how you can get started on the process. There are various methods of proper food storage you can use to ensure your food maintains its natural nutritional value and flavor and these are highlighted in the book.
Cut-Up Couture: Edgy Upcycled Garments to Sew by Koko Yamase
Cut-Up Couture is a cutting-edge design book that teaches how to use the copious fabric in men’s clothing items to make 34 innovative garments and accessories. The simple sewing techniques showcase how to turn men’s shirts, t-shirts, and sweatshirts into beautiful dresses, ruffled blouses, draping tops, and gorgeous jackets for women.
You’ll learn how to cut, re-sew, and re-shape clothing into cherished garments that resemble trendy, urban boutique findings with lessons in creative “upcycling” and stylish yet simple sewing. Plus, several of the garments in Cut-Up Couture are reversible or can be worn in several ways, such as a dolman-style top that transforms into a skirt, or a skirt/cape variation. Explore a wealth of innovative advice and inspiration for making each project inexpensive, and still very chic.
The stylish projects featured are for beginner and advanced sewists or for those simply interested in fashion design.
Getting Prepared by Robin Egerton and Angela England
Getting Prepared is a beginner’s manual to help prepare you for life’s unexpected happenings. Find step-by-step guidance for prioritizing your preparations, creating a 72-hour emergency kit, preparing for a month of survival with your family, including your family in emergency preparations and more. If you’ve thought about trying to get better prepared and develop an emergency plan, but aren’t sure where to start, this is the book for you!