Wednesday, April 11, 2012

E-booklets are available!!!!!

At long last -- drum roll, please -- the e-booklets are available! Whoo-hoo!

We tested the system last night and it works perfectly. So please make note of the following website:

Self-Sufficiency Series

These are pdf downloads. The advantage of pdf is (a) everyone with a computer can download; and (b) I was able to use a lot of nice color photos. A pdf download also means you can enlarge it if you want to see a photo more clearly.

I need to clarify these are e-publications only -- there are no print versions available. On the other hand, there's no reason you can't print them yourself. I deliberately set them up so they'll print on 8.5 x 11 paper.

An additional note of clarify, particularly for readers outside the United States: all companies, measurements, temperatures, products, etc. are, of necessity, American. It's impossible for me to know all the products or companies in other countries/continents, so I apologize if some of the specific product recommendations don't apply to you.

I hope you find these booklets useful. My goal is to keep them coming -- I have upwards of about thirty titles planned.

By the way, it's time for a note of thanks. All of you have helped so much in bringing these booklets to life that I can quite literally say I couldn't have done it without you. So... thank you!!!

Happy reading -- and canning!


  1. Would like to order all three canning books but unable to order together. Only lets me order one at a time what am I doing wrong?

    1. Nothing, that's the way the system is set up. We thought about offering the option to order multiples, but it turned into too complex of a situation because we'd have to offer every kind of permutation, i.e. you only want Booklet 1 and 2 but not 3, or Booklet 1 and 4 but not 2 or 3, etc.

      So yes, I'm sorry, you'll have to order them one at a time.

      - Patrice

    2. This is very exciding. Kudos! Can Don set up a "cart" for multitple purchases.

    3. Thank you I will. Lived in Post Falls and Moscow and Harvard in the mid 70's. Great area. Love your blog.

    4. Herdog, we can't really do that. The problem is the number of permutations involved. Right now we only have four booklets available, but as time goes on we plan to have dozens. We simply can't offer multiple purchases on a practical level.

      Besides, these are downloads rather than physical purchases, so it's not possible to group things together and have multiple downloads all at once.


      - Patrice

  2. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)April 11, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Just ordered, downloaded and printed your three canning books!
    The instructions are crystal and they are easy to understand. Love the pics! Now, I am not afraid to tackle that pressure cooker 'monster' any more!
    Thank you .... thank you .... thank you!

  3. Great timing! I just went yesterday to get my gauge checked for my brand new pressure canner. I'm super thrilled!

  4. I purchased and just finished reading the pressure canning e-book. You make it sound so easy... but I know, I know, don't take shortcuts! :) I'm really thrilled to get started.