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It includes everything from building log cabins to churning butter the old fashioned way. It has pages of information. The book is divided up into six major sections.
The book is fairly easy to understand, there are some parts that are illustrated in great detail but they are not overly technical. The book is full of pictures and illustrations. Throughout the book there are interviews with people that have applied the skills described and their experiences.
I am not aware of the individual qualifications of the authors but I do know that the book was very skillfully put together. Back To Basics is written to assist people in being self sufficient and in homesteading, not survival. It has in depth info on planning homes and building them out of a variety of materials including logs, adobe and stone.
It also talks about developing a water supply and sanitation, as well as fireplace construction and design. The energy section covers how to build and install wind mills and to harness the power of water. The farming and livestock section is full of great ideas on growing all sorts of plants and also gardening in limited spaces.
It also covers the basics of animal husbandry. Part Four: Enjoying Your Harvest Year Round is full of recipes and advice for drying, canning, baking and lots more. Skills and Crafts for House and Homestead talks about spinning, weaving, rug making, quilting, rope-making, tanning and leather-working, wood-working, broom-making, metal-working, soap-making and candle-making.
The last part covers more modern outdoor activities like camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and wilderness survival. I remember going over to my great-grandparents house when I was younger and spending hours on end looking though this book.
My favorite part was probably the part on skills and crafts. Everything in that chapter I found useful. I really got a lot from the part on soap making.