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* distilling your own moonshine
Mainly, however, through her own example, she hopes to inspire you to do some independent thinking
about how economics affects the course of your life now and may do so in the coming "age of
shortages."
If you ever wondered what it would be like to be in greater control of your own life, POSSUM LIVING
will show you--and help you do it for yourself.
DOLLY FREED and her father have lived outside of Philadelphia in their own house on a half-acre lot
for almost five years. They produce their own food and drink and spend about $700 each per year. Dolly
is 19 years old and lists her occupation as "chief possum."
UNIVERSE BOOKS 381 Park Avenue South New York, N.Y. 10016 ISBN 0-87663-987-2

Contents
Introduction
1. We Quit the Rat Race
2. The Cost of Living
3. Income
4. We Rassle with Our Consciences
5. Meat: About Killing Meat--Presenting a Case; Rabbits; Slaughtering Rabbits; Chickens; Pigs ; Goats;
Game Meat

6. Fish: Catching Fish; Cooking Fish; Turtles
7. Gardening: Herbs; Garden Cultivation; Foraging; Yellow Rocket; Mushrooms
8. Grain
9. Groceries
10. Preserving Food: Canning; Smoke-Curing
11. Nutrition
12. The "Necessities of Life": Glossary; Yeast; Sugars; Equipment; Freeze-Concentrating; Winemaking;
Recipes

13. Housing: Low-Cost Housing; How Foreclosure Sales Work; Back-Tax Sales; Home Repairs; Your
Property Tax Assessment

14. Heating

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1/12/2010