CANADA: books on food storage and homesteading

Anything you buy on this page, will get me a small percent of the selling price to help offset the costs of the blog.
Either I own and love these items myself, or a very trusted friend does.
This is, I am still working on the US links, and will set up a separate page, so as not to confuse myself. And when you’re talking computer code, confusion reigns!


The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
It presupposes that you live where you can garden all year round, but still useful for northern gardeners  Good ideas on succession planting, planning your garden, etc.

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh Eggs, Collect Fresh Milk, Make Your Own Cheese, Keep Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle, & Bees

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the … and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture

All New Square Foot Gardening, Second Edition: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More In Less Space
I’ve been using this for years.  I love it! Another bonus to built up beds, they are much easier on your back.

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, 2nd Edition

Permaculture, perennial food plants!

The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic (DVD – English)
The awesomest how-to out there.  Shows both concept and practical instructions.  I know the guy in it, and his orchard is amazing.

Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening
Well, to be honest, this is on my wishlist.  But it’s the recognized coursebook for most permaculture courses.

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming
THE book that started the permaculture revolution.

Permaculture Design: A Step-by-Step Guide
I have this book, it helps figure out not only what goes where, but how to make it a cohesive system, rather than scattered perennials.


Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables
Traditional techniques using salt, oil, sugar, alcohol, vinegar, drying, cold storage, and fermentation

Bernardin Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today
The gold standard for canning, all approved of for safety by the USDA, and whoever does that in Canada

Gluten Free Food Storage: It’s in the Bag
How to replace the 400lbs of wheat most websites say you need to store.  All we need is the end of the world, AND me on a wheat diet!

It’s in the Bag: A New, Easy, Affordable, and Doable Approach to Food Storage
For those not on a Gluten Free diet.

Keeping the Harvest: Discover the Homegrown Goodness of Putting Up Your Own Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs

Putting Food By: Fifth Edition
A good book on pickling, canning, salting, etc…

Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
When you’re in a situation where canning is impractical.

The “I can can” series
Canning beef, chicken, ground meat, etc

Paleo Probiotics: Fermented Foods for the Paleo Diet
Fermented Foods for the Paleo Diet

The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving: Over 300 Recipes to Use Year-Round
Perfect for making small batches, rather than cases of the same thing.

Cooking Food

Back To Basics: 100 Simple Classic Recipes With A Twist

Everyday Paleo: Thai Cuisine: Authentic Recipes Made Gluten-free
OMG, yummy!  And while some ingredients require an ethnic grocery store, most can be bought on Amazon.

150 Best Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and More Slow Cooker Recipes
As above, it needs a few specialty ingredients, but each recipe only uses a little, so it’s good to stock up your pantry on fish sauce, lime leaves, and curry pastes.
Includes some recipes for making the curry pastes!

The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals
What to do with all that food storage.

The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle Featuring Bone Broths, Fermented Vegetables, Grass-Fed Meats, Wholesome Fats, Raw Dairy, and Kombuchas

Cultured Foods for Your Kitchen: 100 Recipes Featuring the Bold Flavors of Fermentation

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World

Honoring Our Cycles: A Natural Family Planning Workbook


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