Living on the Earth: Celebrations, Storm Warnings, Formulas, Recipes, Rumors, and Country Dances Harvested by Alicia Bay Laurel. Paperback – March 1, 1971 Random House Inc 0394710568 Decoration & Ornament Handicraft.

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November 15, 2016
My sister gave me this book when I was a kid and it got lost over the years. I thought about it one day when we had a young plumber here that was building a house off the grid. Tried to remember the name but I kept putting in Living OFF the Earth and a million other books came up - newer ones. Drove me nuts. Then while reading a new popular Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life... Finnegan mentioned selling this book in Hawaii in the late 70's. I ordered a used copy for nostalgia. Probably not so practical anymore.
March 3, 2017
This book is adorable, yet informative. One, this is full of valuable information whether you need it or not. You can totally adapt it to current times. Brings you to desire living a simpler life. I love the illustrations!
Cindy Stodola
October 12, 2018
Great seller and the product was just as described.
Patricia Harman
July 28, 2013
I owned this book years ago and was happy to find it again. Alicia Bay Laurel speaks to the old and new hippie of a simpler life connected to the earth. Her recommendations for a life style are more relevant today than when I was 20.
May 9, 2011
If you are a hippie and you love hippie history, BUY THIS BOOK. Seriously.

Forty years of hippie development certainly has antiquated a few of the ideas but the soul of this book is so very, very pure. Whenever I feel down and don't have much strength to feed my soul, this book can always, at least, get me upright again. It's purity, beauty, and honesty are irresistible. This book just feels like home.

If you have a hippie soul, buy it.. you'll know what I mean when you read through it the first time. I count myself blessed to have a copy.
Amazon Customer
January 23, 2010
Truly inspirational. Relevant information. Make sure you get first edition. I believe they reprinted and left out quite a bit in the second edition. Apparently the author had second thoughts about marijuana and decided to censor herself. A shame really.
February 15, 2014
While much of the info is handy many parts of the book seem liked something she skimmed from other books.. Her list of things to bring when living on the road for example... You would need a I haul just to carry the supplies.
Keli L. Semelsberger
January 21, 2010
This is a playfully illistrated book that tells about everything you need to know to live off of the land in harmony with the land. I think it's amazing and has so much consise information from natural herbs you can eat, preparing food, shelter and surviving out in the world. All campers should see this and certainly people who are thinking about roughting it or just abandoning the status quo and living a free life.

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