Self Sufficiency and Survival Foods
This book is a valuable self sufficiency reference manual for every person and family. This book offers encouragement about the importance of being as self sufficient as you can, and an action plan to help you ‘ride the storms’.
Author and herbalist, Isabell Shipard, shows you how to be prepared with a step-by-step emergency management plan for food provisions and essential supplies.
Self Sufficiency – You will learn how to:
- plan for a 72-hour kit.
- prepare sufficient food, water and essentials for a 3-month period.
- store 12-months’ supply of food for extra protection (including hardy survival food plants to include in your garden).
- preserve and store foods.
- know and use edible weeds and flowers in your garden.
- avoid poisonous plants.
- identify edible native bush food plants.
- make herbs a part of your survival plan.
- save seeds.
- and much more!
The book is A4 size, 136 pages, and beautifully illustrated with over 100 coloured pictures. The full colour cover is celloglazed, with a durable stitched and bound spine.
“For many years I taught Herb Courses, covering many edible plants, and included a segment on survival foods and the importance of self-sufficiency for possible hard times. People often expressed that I should put this information into a book.
With the economic squeeze in Australia, and severe drought experienced over large areas of farmland, just what will the future hold for average Australian families? Everyone is experiencing the pressure, as food, fuel and the cost of living has dramatically risen in price. In this 21st century, we are seeing major disasters that are disrupting peoples lives in so many areas of the world. We must all be more conscious of ways to reduce, recycle, repair and reuse items and consider how we can all tread more softly on Planet Earth.
What I desire is that all who read this book will be inspired and motivated to take action for the benefit of the planet.
We need to encourage one another to be as self sufficient as possible… now… in our gardens, as this is the most nutritious fresh food and and cheapest way to live in these times of rising prices. Growing our own food is very satisfying as well as beneficial to health and well-being.” – Isabell Shipard, Author
Isabell Shipard (who sadly passed away in 2014), was one of Australia’s most knowledgable and sought after authorities on herbs. She was author of the acclaimed books How can I Use Herbs in my Daily Life? and How can I Grow and Use Sprouts as Living Food? The book is A4 size, 136 pages, and beautifully illustrated with over 100 coloured pictures. The full colour cover is celloglazed, with a durable stitched and bound spine.
“Personally, I’ve learned a tremendous amount of practical information from this book and also the companion Self Sufficiency Course on DVD. I have been applying this knowledge gradually so our family is better prepared. Our garden is more resilient with plants that perform multiple functions. Our goal is to keep taking small steps regularly to add new species to our garden. To learn how to use a diverse range of herbs and medicinal plants especially those high in protein and energy. To preserve some of our harvest and implement the strategies in this book. Doing so helps us feel more in control, self-reliant, empowered to grow, cook, store and preserve our food. It’s an invaluable resource.” – Anne Gibson