The Encyclopedia of Country Living

The Encyclopedia of Country Living

The Encyclopedia of Country LivingThe Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery is a valuable resource for any prepper, homesteader, or self-sufficiency library. It’s also a jump-off point to find the information that you are missing. The writing is light-hearted, yet, it doesn’t lessen the value of its core message. You are a better person by country living.

There are several editions of TECL, get any! I have three of them, bought the 10th Edition on Amazon, and picked up two used at Volumes Bookstore in Houlton, ME.

Mrs. Emery worked for years to make this book a reality. She wrote it, edited it, and finally mimeographed it herself. Based on elbow grease alone you should buy this book to keep craft small business alive.

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Carla Emery


Sasquatch Books

From the Publisher

“From craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a want to reinvigorate a simpler way of life—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining way of life—that offers a more holistic approach to modern life.

The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process.

The 40th-anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, goats, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, much more (even how to deliver a baby)—everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century.

Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rur


al homes alike.”

Book Details

  • Price $29.95
  • Size 8-3/8 x 10-7/8
  • Pages: 928 pages
  • Format:
  • ISBN 9781570618413
  • Release date: October 30, 2012


This is a book that can lead to many other books and paths of learning. If your plans are long term and include homesteading, get this book while you’re still in the dream phase, it will help realize your country living.

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