Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Self Sufficiency books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre (2010)
- Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century, Revised & Updated (2017)
- Gene Logsdon’s Practical Skills: A Revival of Forgotten Crafts, Techniques, and Traditions (2017)
- A Year Without the Grocery Store: A Step by Step Guide to Acquiring, Organizing, and Cooking Food Storage (2018)
- 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-on, Step-by-Step Sustainable-Living Guide (Creative Homeowner) Includes Fences, Coops, Sheds, Wind & Solar Power, Rooftop & Vertical Gardening (2013)
- The Mini Farming Bible: The Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre (2014)
- The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers (2011)
- The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency (2012)
- Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival: The Essential Guide for Family Preparedness (2014)
- Make Your Place: Affordable & Sustainable Nesting Skills (DIY) (2008)
- Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Self-Sufficiency from Asparagus to Zucchini (Mini Farming Guides) (2012)
- Going Off the Grid: The How-To-Book of Simple Living and Happiness (2017)
- The Mini Farming Guide to Composting: Self-Sufficiency from Your Kitchen to Your Backyard (2013)
- Self-Sufficiency: Natural Home Remedies (IMM Lifestyle) Soothe Your Family’s Aches & Pains Naturally with Easy-to-Follow Recipes from Mother Nature Using Herbs, Essential Oils, & Common Ingredients (2015)
Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require.
With step-by-step guidance and techniques, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century teaches you how to reduce waste, use wind and solar energy to power your home, and grow your own food.
Gene Logsdon has long served as a voice of grounded agricultural wisdom. His wry humor and keen insights have made him a favorite among homesteaders, gardeners, orchardists, and farmers.
A Year Without the Grocery Store: A Step by Step Guide to Acquiring, Organizing, and Cooking Food Storage (2018)
Do you hate to grocery shop? Do you detest incessant menu planning, or do you spend more on your family’s food needs than you do on your mortgage? Feel as if you’re running to the grocery store before a storm or other potentially disruptive event because you need to stock up? Food storage is the answer to each of those problems.
40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-on, Step-by-Step Sustainable-Living Guide (Creative Homeowner) Includes Fences, Coops, Sheds, Wind & Solar Power, Rooftop & Vertical Gardening (2013)
Learn all about how to build sheds, feeders, fences, and other backyard structures to enhance your sustainable living! A companion volume to Backyard Homesteading, 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead provides details on how to build more than 40 projects to enhance your sustainable living.
When Brett Markham published a small black and white handbook about how to run a successful mini farm—he never dreamed how popular the book would soon become. In 2010 Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Many people dream of becoming self-reliant during these times of fluctuating prices and uncertain job security. Using truly simple techniques, you can cultivate the pioneer’s independence to provide safety against lost wages, harsh weather, economic recession, and commercial contamination and shortages.
The Weekend Homesteader is organized by month—so whether it’s January or June you’ll find exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed.
Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival: The Essential Guide for Family Preparedness (2014)
Be Well Prepared and Well Fed!With all the uncertainty in the world today, there is peace in preparing. In an emergency, you don’t want to depend on a grocery store or government agency to feed your family.
Raleigh Briggs collects her zines, illustrations, and thoughts around what it is that makes a great DIY householdhomemade cleaning solvents that aren’t made from poison, herbs that will heal you, and how to setup a great garden. These tips and tricks fill in the gaps for those of us longing to live this lifestyle but lacking the necesary know-how.
Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Self-Sufficiency from Asparagus to Zucchini (Mini Farming Guides) (2012)
Make the most of your vegetable garden with Brett Markham, author Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre. This comprehensive new handbook covers everything you need to know about maximizing and harvesting the best vegetables you can possibly produce.
Is city life fencing you in? Break free of the daily grind with off-the-grid solutions for a simpler, stress-free tomorrow. Are you overworked and overcrowded? Do you dream of dropping off the radar? Do you crave the peace of mind that only nature can provide?
Maximize your vegetable output! Increase your self-sufficiency! And be kind to the ecosystem! Brett L Markham, author of Mimi Farming: Self Suffering on 1/3 Acre, is here to help you get started in his new handbook that covers everything you need to know about composting.
Self-Sufficiency: Natural Home Remedies (IMM Lifestyle) Soothe Your Family’s Aches & Pains Naturally with Easy-to-Follow Recipes from Mother Nature Using Herbs, Essential Oils, & Common Ingredients (2015)
What could be more wonderful than being able to soothe your own and your family’s aches and pains naturally?In Self-Sufficiency: Natural Home Remedies, author Melissa Corkhill gives advice for treating common conditions and illnesses at home using remedies provided by Mother Nature.
Best Self Sufficiency Books That You Need
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some self sufficiency books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
The Self-sufficiency Bible
Author(s): Simon Dawson
ID: 2909524, Publisher: Watkins Media, Year: 2021, Size: 16 Mb, Format: epub
Self-sufficiency for the 21st century the complete guide to sustainable living today
Author(s): Dick Strawbridge; James Strawbridge
ID: 2858880, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 74 Mb, Format: pdf
The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency ; The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers
Author(s): Jane Seymour
ID: 2517193, Publisher: Penguin Random House DK UK, Year: 2019, Size: 197 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.