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"One is rich in proportion to the things one doesn't need."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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One of the best ways to embrace frugality is through Energy self-reliance.

Here are some others:

Title Author, etc. Medium Topic Library Description
The Formula Book Stark, Norman Book Living Sust. Both Make the products you use everyday
In Cheap We Trust Weber, Lauren Book Living Sust. Kl Co The story of a misunderstood American virtue
Living More with Less Longacres, Doris J. Book LS Both
Making It Coyne & Knutzen book Frugality Kl Co Subtitled "Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World". "Spending money is the last thing anyone wants to do right now. We are in the midst of a massive cultural shift away from consumerism and toward a vibrant and very active ..." -- from an Amazon review.
Make the Bread, Buy the Butter Jen. Reese Book Frugality/food KlCo A lovely exploration of cooking economics -- aprx. 140 recipes that also discuss cost of ingredients, cost of pre-made, and the hassle of doing it oneself.
No Impact Man Colin Beavan Book Living Sust. Both A NY nuclear family living for a year with next to no impact on the environment
No Impact Man Beavan / Conlin Video Frugality Kl Co A dramatization of the frugal life-style Beavan & his family followed for a year in NYC.
Northwest Foraging Doug Benoliel Book Food Kl Co A guide to edible plants of the Pacific Northwest
Possum Living Dolly Freed Book LS Kl Co "Living Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money"
Reuse It City of Eugene Video Recyc. KSC Ideas and urgings about reusing all and sundry items.
The Tightwad Gazette Amy Dacyczyn Book Frugality KSC A collection of columns from her "Frugal Zealot" column. "Promoting thrift as a viable alternative lifestyle." Full of delicious money-saving ideas. ("A penny saved is _two_ pennies earned.")
Voluntary Simplicity Elgin, Duane Book Living Sust. Kl Co Several other related bx also turned up in library database search.
The Whole Earth Catalog (several editions) Brand, Stewart, et al. Book Living Sust. Both Generally subtitled 'Access to tools', many of which are books and other information sources. Covers low-cost, creative, self-reliant living, with emphasis on nomadics, crafts, communications, community, shelter, and land occupations. Listed libraries have editions from 1970 to 1986, at least.

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