PRLog - Nov. 14, 2012 - SEATTLE -- Carla Emery's The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition (Sasquatch Books; October 2012; $29.95) is the essential resource for living off the land and “doing it yourself”, also preparing one for survival in a natural disaster without infrastructure.
The practical, step-by-step advice in this exhaustive encyclopedia includes thorough, step-by-step instructions for how to store water and medical supplies, bathe in primitive conditions, stay warm without heat, keep cool without air conditioning, keep food cool in hot weather, forage for wild food, cook on a fire, wash clothes by hand, make emergency light with oil and string, harvest ice, treat poisonous bug bites, butcher animals, and even how to care for the dead and have a baby all alone at home.
Continually updated since its inception in 1969 and first edition in 1974, The Encyclopedia of Country Living is the culmination of Carla Emery’s life’s work. A proponent of the 1960s and 1970s back-to-the-
The Encyclopedia of Country Living’s 40th Anniversary Edition includes fully updated resource information. Emery’s lifelong personal experiences, advice and anecdotes remain, as does the incorporated feedback, tips, and letters from her many readers, making it as enjoyable to read as it is a wealth of relevant, useful information.
For excerpts and tidbits from The Encyclopedia of Country Living, visit: http://www.encyclopediacountryliving.blogspot.com.
About Carla Emery
Carla emery grew up on a sheep ranch in Montana and was educated at Columbia University. In the early 1970s she settled on a 115-acre farm in northern Idaho as a wife, mother, home schooler, goat-keeper, gardener, writer, and country living instructor.
Originally entitled Carla Emery's Old Fashioned Recipe Book and produced on a mimeograph machine in the living room, The Encyclopedia of Country Living is Carla's life's work. The book launched its author to the forefront of the back-to-the-