Storey’s Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance,
Nearly 200 authors, experts in their fields, contributed to this massive book. It covers a wide variety of skills that contribute to creating and maintaining a self sufficient life. Like John Seymour’s book, it offers basic “how-to” instruction on a wide variety of topics. This is a fine, valuable overall reference, but for specific topics that you wish to go into greater depth, look to some of the other books that are recommended in later chapters of When Technology Fails.