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Does anyone know a site that list old fashion methods for living? Like how to butcher hogs, make lye soap, can sausage, etc.? If there is no such place, I wish someone would start one.

Jenjen from Berea, KY

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February 5, 20060 found this helpful

If you can't find specific information on other sites, you can always try submitting your requests here.

http://www.thri … ost_request.ldml

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February 6, 20060 found this helpful

try homesteadingtoday.com

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February 7, 20060 found this helpful

Reader's Digest published a great book called "Back to Basics" that has all of this kind of stuff in it. It is really an amazing resource. You could check their website and see if it is still published, otherwise, you might need to check at the library.

How ironic is it that we can search for the "back to the land" stuff on the internet!? I swear, if I ever decided to live "off the grid", I would have to have some sort of bicycle generator and satellite set up just so I could cruise the web!

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February 7, 20060 found this helpful

Hi this is an australian site, lots of tips etc. so please come and have a look

http://groups.m … er/welcome1.msnw

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February 7, 20060 found this helpful

I agree, homesteadingtoday.com is great. You might also look at http://www.backwoodshome.com/ There is a published homesteading magazine, but there are also articles and message boards online.

Trudy Powell

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February 7, 20060 found this helpful

Hi JenJen,

I really really like getting back to the basics of living. Here is a site I rely on alot.

I think everyone should check it out.

http://www.geoc … index.html?20067

I'm going to look at the sites everyone has posted here.

Laurie

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February 7, 20060 found this helpful

www.motherearthnews.com been my favorite for over 20 years. I have also had Readers Digest Back to Basics for over 20 years and keep it next to my Bible. I look through it over and over and over. I got one for a friend last year. It was only 8.00 used from www.abebooks.com hardcover, used.

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February 8, 20060 found this helpful

There is a site http://www.waltonfeed.com Go to the top of the homepage and you will see where it says sitemap, scroll down until you see Old Timers page and click on that, and there all kinds of neat pages that have all kinds of things about self sufficent living. The whole site is interesting. Hope this helps

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August 6, 20090 found this helpful

Check out www.therecycleranch.com it has serious projects for country living like home made garden tools and the like.

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January 28, 20120 found this helpful

I have started a website at thecountryfair.net. Please let me know what you think of it. I am trying to incorporate all of the things you are talking about here. It is a labor of love. Maybe some of you could help me with ideas.

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