The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency - John Seymour - Bok () | BokusJohn Seymour 12 June — 14 September was a prolific early author in the self-sufficiency movement. He had multiple roles as a writer, broadcaster, environmentalist , agrarian , smallholder and activist; a rebel against: consumerism , industrialisation , genetically modified organisms , cities, motor cars; an advocate for: self-reliance , personal responsibility, self-sufficiency, conviviality food, drink, dancing and singing , gardening, caring for the Earth and for the soil. His parents separated and his mother, Christine Owens, remarried and the family moved to the seaside town of Frinton-on-Sea in north-east Essex. After schooling in England and Switzerland, [ citation needed ] he studied agriculture at Wye College ,  In , at the age of 20, he went to Southern Africa where he held a succession of jobs: a farmhand and then manager of a sheep farm, a deckhand and skipper of a snoek fishing boat operating from Namibia then South-West Africa along the Skeleton Coast , a copper mine worker in Zambia then Northern Rhodesia , and a worker for the government veterinary service. Whilst in Africa he spent some time with bushmen where he gained friendship and an insight into the life of hunter gatherers. The regiment was then posted to Sri Lanka formerly Ceylon and afterwards to Burma , where allied forces were fighting against Japan. For Seymour the war ended on a low note; he expressed his disgust when the Allies used fission bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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