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Projects to Get You Off the Grid

by Instructables.com & Noah Weinstein Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

Instructables is back with this compact book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about thinking green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your...


Back to Basics

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

The classic guide to self-sufficiency, with more than 200,000 copies sold—now fully updated!

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better...


Black Ops Bricks

by Nick Grant Skyhorse (November 25, 2014)

Twenty of the coolest vehicles ever dreamed up, ready to come to life brick by brick!

Black Ops Bricks reconstructs the finest military and spy jets, trucks, and ships ever built. Inside you’ll find step-by-step,...


Homesteading

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (October 07, 2014)

The companion to the bestseller Back to Basics for country, urban, and suburban folks—now fully updated!

Who doesn’t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible?...


Life Hacks

by Grant Thompson & Instructables.com Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

For the past few years, Grant Thompson has spent his weekends starting fires, building cannons, and experimenting with dry ice and liquid nitrogen. He’s made pumpkins explode, defied gravity, and discovered...


The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Whether you’re a suburbanite looking to live more simply or a die-hard homesteader interested in taking your garden to the next level, this guide is packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, vintage...


The Home Security Handbook

by Lynne Finch & Mike Seeklander Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

Do you know what to do if you think someone is in your house? What if an unmarked car is trying to pull you over on a dark and lonely? Author Lynne Finch takes a comprehensive look at ways to improve your family’s...


Simpler Living

by Jeff Davidson & Mark Victor Hansen Skyhorse (July 08, 2014)

Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. Finding yourself stressed over the clutter in your kitchen or the mass of paper...


Create the Style You Crave on a Budget You Can Afford

by Desha Peacock Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

An Inspiring, Eclectic, and Practical Guide to Creating Your Dream Living Space, on a Budget

In this unique and hip home decor style guide, you will find the inspiration to explore your own sense of style, discover...


Hunt Club Management Guide

by J. Wayne Fears Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

If you ever wanted to create your own hunting club, this book is for you.

In Hunt Club Management Guide, wildlife management consultant J. Wayne Fears teaches you how to take your dreams of owning and operating...


The Ultimate Prepper's Guide

by Jay Cassell Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

The Ultimate Preppers' Guide is packed with practical approaches, step-by-step instructions, and how-to explanations for disaster and emergency preparation. Knowledge maps, flow charts, and templates provide...


The Country Living Handbook

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (May 20, 2014)

Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this compact guide has everything you need to dive into a more self-sufficient life. From canning...


How to Fix Absolutely Anything

by Instructables.com & Nicole Smith Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

The one book that shows you how to fix anything anywhere in your home!

There are a million things that can go wrong in your home. Faucets leak. Floorboards creak. Paint flakes. Chairs break. With How to Fix Absolutely...


Backyard Rockets

by Instructables.com & Mike Warren Skyhorse (June 04, 2013)

Originating from Instructables, a popular project-based community made up of all sorts of characters with wacky hobbies and a desire to pass on their wisdom to others, Backyard Rockets is made up of projects...


Handy Projects for Boys

by Popular Mechanics Press Skyhorse (April 15, 2014)

The projects in Handy Projects for Boys first appeared in a major collection arranged by the editors of Popular Mechanics Press in 1913. During this time period, the methods and techniques used to create these...


Country Style

by Anna Örnberg Skyhorse (April 15, 2014)

A beautiful, rustic home isn’t hard to create. With a splash of color, some pieces that pop, and a little bit of inspiration, even the most standard unit can be flipped into a country haven. Try elegant whites,...


The Rock 'N' Roll Exterminator

by Caroline Knecht & Jed Collins Skyhorse (April 01, 2014)

The Rock 'N' Roll Exterminator: A Hip and Happening Guide to Getting Rid of Rats, Mice, Bugs, and Other Annoying Creatures is a fun, practical, and easy-to-read guide to getting rid of pests in your home. It's...


The Grow Your Own Food Handbook

by Monte Burch Skyhorse (April 01, 2014)

Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, concerns of the overuse of chemicals...


How to Build Cabins, Lodges, and Bungalows

by Popular Science Monthly Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

Many generations ago, the cabin was the backbone of American life; it was the headquarters of that important unit—the home. It provided shelter, protection, and a foundation upon which to build a great empire....


Handy Farm Equipment and How to Use It

by Harry C. Ramsower Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

This classic guide presents practical information on virtually every aspect of farm equipment, machinery, and organization. Originally published in 1917, Handy Farm Equipment and How to Use It surveys every...


The Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living

by Jay Cassell Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

Being a homesteader today may seem difficult; the world is full of so many gadgets and conveniences, many of which most of us consider necessary to live a full and happy life. In this collection, edited and...


Souped Up

by Instructables.com & Michael Huynh Skyhorse (October 23, 2013)

Ever look around your house and get bored with the things you have? Too ordinary? Used it a million times? With Instructables.com’s latest compilation, Souped Up, you can turn your ordinary into the extraordinary....


Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (May 22, 2012)

Make the most of your vegetable garden with Brett Markham, author Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre. This comprehensive new handbook covers everything you need to know about maximizing and harvesting...


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

by Abigail Gehring Skyhorse (October 26, 2011)

Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans...


The Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots

by Lindsey Philpott Skyhorse (September 13, 2013)

All knots are useful, but many can also be very beautiful. Here, Lindsey Philpott, expert knot tyer, sets out to provide the most comprehensive, useful, and attractive book of decorative knots from around the...


The Joy of Keeping a Root Cellar

by Jennifer Megyesi & Geoff Hansen Skyhorse (October 01, 2010)

The winning team behind The Joy of Keeping Chickens returns, this time with a complete guide to building and maintaining a root cellar—even if it’s just a dark and cool closet. This cheap, easy, energy-saving...


Mission Furniture

by H. H. Windsor Skyhorse (March 01, 2010)

Mission style has withstood the test of time. In homes across America and around the world, Mission furniture creates a look and feel to a home that few others styles can—elegant and homey, all at once. This...


Swedish Christmas Traditions

by Ernst Kirchsteiger Skyhorse (December 08, 2010)

Here readers will learn how to bring those warm traditions into their own homes, wherever they live. Included are instructions to make mulled wine, homemade peanut brittle, red candied apples, crisp pepparkakor...


Windmills and Wind Motors

by F. E. Powell Skyhorse (December 03, 2011)

Free, clean, and sustainable energy: wind power is an essential resource everyone can harness. This comprehensive and compact historical work provides everything you need to learn about the theory and construction...


Back to Basics

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (April 17, 2008)

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color...


Barns and Outbuildings

by Byron D. Halsted Skyhorse (February 23, 2011)

First published in 1881, this classic volume presents dozens of practical examples of barns and outbuildings—including floor plans and building instructions—and contains two hundred and fifty-seven engravings,...


The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (June 01, 2012)

This compact guide provides advice, tips, and step-by-step instructions for hundreds of projects, offering the entire family the tools they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Readers will...


We'll All Be Eating In 15 Minutes . . . No Matter What

by Don Rutberg eBookIt.com (July 14, 2013)

Cooking on the fly? This book is for people who think they don't have time to cook or aren't sure where to begin when stocking a kitchen and planning meals. Don Rutberg has experience as a student, as a young...


Condominiums and Townhouses - What You Need to Know Before and After Buying

by Irfan Alli eBookIt.com (April 18, 2013)

Condominiums are going up in cities all over the world at a rapid pace. For many people it will be their first home. Many buy without knowing what they are getting themselves into. In this book you will:

1....


The Old-House Doctor

by Christopher Evers Skyhorse (April 01, 2013)

Old houses are charming, but owning one can be a labor of love. Expert carpenter and house "doctor" Christopher Evers equates old homes with ailing patients, describing how you can successfully "treat" your...


Fairy Gardening

by Julie Bawden-Davis & Beverly Turner Skyhorse (February 22, 2013)

Fairy gardens are enjoying an astonishing surge in popularity and now you can begin making your own enchanting miniature landscapes, complete with pint-sized accessories, diminutive plants, and quaint fairy...


The Mini Farming Guide to Composting

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (January 23, 2012)

<p>Composting has never been easier—learn how to incorporate Brett Markham’s amazing composting techniques to maximize your vegetable output, increase your self-sufficiency, and be kind to...


Firewood: An Expert Introduction to Equipment, Trees, Harvesting and Understanding This Valuable Resource

by Troy Jd McClain eBookIt.com (January 03, 2013)

Have you ever contemplated venturing out into the world with the intent of harvesting a tree or two for firewood? Do you know what to do and how to do it? Are you familiar with trees, the differences between...


Satan: The Defeated Foe

by Kenneth B. Alexander Bsl, Jd, Deacon & Sherry Mobley eBookIt.com (January 03, 2013)

In subsequent pages we will learn much about Satan: his ways, how he works deception on the whole world, his role as the accuser, his vicious, murderous nature, his role as God's servant, his power, his weaknesses,...


The Weekend Homesteader

by Anna Hess Skyhorse (December 18, 2012)

The Weekend Homesteader is organized by month—so whether it’s January or June you’ll find exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting...


Decluttering Book: The Quick Guide to Getting Your Home Organized Almost Instantly

by Andrea Inc. Luis eBookIt.com (December 12, 2012)

Let's face reality, not very many people enjoy cleaning up their house when it looks like there's too much work that's needed for them to clean it. It's even harder to start when you know that you would have...


The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture

by Nicole Faires Skyhorse (May 04, 2012)

Permaculture is an important but often misunderstood method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature, rather than against it, to create beautiful, healthy, and useful gardens. Blending...


Maximizing Your Mini Farm

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (March 21, 2012)

Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending...


Cashing In On a Second Home in Central America: How to Buy, Rent and Profit in the World's Bargain Zone

by Tom Hammond Kelly & Mitch Creekmore, Jeff eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

In their newly updated book Cashing In on a Second Home in Mexico - How to Buy, Rent and Profit from Property South of the Border, authors Tom Kelly and Mitch Creekmore guide readers on topics like safely holding...


Bargains Beyond the Border - Get Past the Blood and Drugs: Mexico's Lower Cost of Living Can Avert a Tearful Retirement

by Tom Md Kelly eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

News reports – including a segment on 60 Minutes – have depicted the entire country of Mexico as being an absolute mess, awash in blood and guns on every street corner. Ironically, people living there have...


Cool Camping: Sleeping, Eating, and Enjoying Life Under Canvas

by Laura James Collins (April 18, 2019)

“Don’t even think about setting foot in a tent without this book. It shows just how stylish outdoor life can be.” Jodie Kidd

With celebrity contributions from cool campers Hugh-Fearnley Whittingstall,...


Mind Over Clutter: Tidy Up for a Calm and Happy Home

by Nicola Lewis Thorsons (March 14, 2019)

The ultimate guide to decluttering your home in a fun, sustainable and meaningful way.

Are you drowning in clutter? Do you dread opening your cupboards because of the mess that awaits inside? Are you ready...


7 Steps to a Safe, Nurturing Nursery

by Dr. Frank Boone's Lipman & Robyn Griggs Lawrence eBookIt.com (September 06, 2012)

Creating the ultimate healthy, toxin-free environment for your baby — without stressing out Mom and Dad — is what this e-book is all about. Full of essential tips and buying guides, it's a handy digital...


Straw Bale Building Details

by Casba New Society Publishers (April 23, 2019)

The devil is in the details-the science and art of designing and building durable, efficient, straw bale buildings

Straw bale buildings promise superior insulation and flexibility across a range of design aesthetics,...


Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management

by Isabella Beeton & Sarah A. Chrisman Skyhorse (November 03, 2015)

Originally published as twenty-four newspaper columns from 1859 to 1861, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management is many things, but it is first and foremost a guide to managing a household during the nineteenth...