Modern Technology And Its Impact On Society Essay

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Introduction

Modern homesteading, also known as the back-to-the-land movement or self sufficient living, is made up of a community of people seeking independence through small scale independent farming, food preservation, and crafting. The above-mentioned were the “modern worker, who dependent on wage or salary, lodged in city flat or closely built-up suburb and held to the daily grind by family demands or other complicating circumstances, has watched for a chance to escape the cramping limitations of his surroundings, to take his life into his own hands and live it in the country, in a decent, simple kindly way” (Nearing, 1970, p. 11). The information needs of these would be homesteaders and the modern homesteaders, include an orientation to this self reliant style of living, as well as aids that teach the skills required to live the lifestyle successfully. Their needs are met by reading the written biographies of other homesteaders and homesteading reference books as well as skill-specific books, internet websites, and joining online communities.
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Researched-Based Information Resource
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills is a reference book that covers a wide assortment of skills needed by the modern homesteader in the form of projects. These projects include, but are not limited to, choosing a homestead site, raising livestock and gardening, food preservation, and crafting.
Gehring, A. (Ed.). (2014). Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to…

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