Sunday, April 28, 2013

"Strong and Independent" by Yarrow Alpine

When I travel, I love to visit used bookstores. You just never know what treasures you will find. Recently when I went Hope, BC, I found Pages Bookstore and Fraser-Cascade Literacy Centre. They have an awesome selection with used books for $2.00 each (except for new and rare editions). I found several books including one that was quite unique.

Strong and Independent: A system of food storage, and homesteading ... with nutritional guidelines was written by Yarrow Alpine. It was published in 1983 before self-publishing was a common practice.

The system presented includes a combination of growing your own food, buying healthy foods in bulk, food storage, and self-sufficiency for individuals, families and communities. The text is typed interspersed with hand written titles and illustrations. The list of chapters for this 110 page book gives you a feel for what is included:

  •  The Feel of the System
  • The Role of Protein
  • The Role of Carbohydrates and Fats
  • Stocking Up
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Food System with a Heart
Alpine Yarrow is from Salmon Arm in the southern interior of British Columbia. Her bio on the back cover states that she's a nutritional consultant working in the small community's natural food store. The book is based on her training as a nutritionist, personal experience, and childhood memories.

Trying to live a more simple life at the cabin, it will be a good resource for my library.

Do you love visiting used bookstores? What are some of the treasures you've found? -- Margy

3 comments:

  1. Very belatedly, «Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

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  2. We have several awesome used book stores in our area that we visit, our favorite is City Lights Bookstore. I'll have to look for this book, sounds like a perfect addition to our living off the land collection. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for returning Louis. I need to get out and find some bridges soon.

    Lise - Isn't it fun to find those perfect old books? I would have expected this one would have had a high price tag because it must be rare, but it was only $2 just like all the other regular books in the store.

    Margy

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