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Life Hacks

by Grant Thompson 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 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...


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...


The Country Living Handbook

by Abigail 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...


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...


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...


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...


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 Mini Farming Guide to Composting

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

Maximize your vegetable output! Increase your self-sufficiency! And be kind to the ecosystem! Brett L Markham, author of Mimi Farming: Self Suffering on 1/4 Acre, is here to help you get started in his new...


52 Prepper Projects

by David Nash & James Talmage "Dr Prepper" Stevens Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

Are you and your family self-reliant? Will you be able to provide for them and keep them safe? The best way to prepare for the future is not through fancy tools and gadgets--it's experience and knowledge that...


50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Goats

by Janet Garman Skyhorse (March 24, 2020)

Build Fences, Make Goat Milk Soap, Create Goat Play Structures, and Much More!

Get ready to jump into the world of goats, one DIY project at a time. Owning and raising goats doesn't have to be an expensive venture....


Do-It-Yourself Projects to Get You Off the Grid

by Noah Weinstein Skyhorse (September 04, 2018)

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


Rustic Carpentry

by Paul N. Hasluck & Ralph Kylloe Skyhorse (August 17, 2007)

With an introduction by master craftsman Ralph Kylloe, this manual on rustic carpentry is a superb resource for woodworkers, furniture makers, and carpenters of all skill levels. Here are clear and concise instructions...


Homemade Contrivances and How to Make Them

by Skyhorse Publishing Skyhorse (April 17, 2007)

The traditional American devices contained in this intriguing compilation date from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay bailers. Yet the simple inventions described for...


Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Homes and Bungalows

by Gustav Stickley Skyhorse (March 01, 2009)

In 1901, Gustav Stickley began to create the first uniquely American style of furniture and home designknown as Craftsman. Stickley's principles of home design include construction that is in harmony with its...


Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

by D. C. Beard Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Nineteenth-century building advice that is eminently practical in the twenty-first century. 330 b/w illustrations


Awesome Projects from Unexpected Places

by Instructables.com & Noah Weinstein Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

Awesome Projects from Unexpected Places features more than thirty projects designed by the users of instructables.com. These users have repurposed and reused everyday items they've found around their homes,...


Fences, Gates, and Bridges

by George A. Martin Skyhorse (February 14, 2011)

First published in 1887, Fences, Gates, and Bridges is an instructional guide to the best ways to build a variety of fences, gates, hedges, bridges, and culverts. The section on fences boasts a wealth of information...


Log Cabins

by William S. Wicks Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Ever wanted a cabin or little cottage in the woods but don't know where to start? With Log Cabins, author William S. Wicks offers clear, practical instructions on how to build your own log cabinand furnish it,...


The Mini Farming Bible

by Brett L. Markham Skyhorse (November 04, 2014)

When Brett Markham published a small black and white handbook about how to run a successful mini farmhe never dreamed how popular the book would soon become. In 2010 Skyhorse Publishing Inc. published Brett's...


The Bed Bug Book

by Ralph H. Maestre Skyhorse (February 23, 2011)

The definitive handbook on the detection, treatment, and prevention of bed bugs--a must have guide for every homeowner, renter, landlord, and traveler.

Bed bugs were believed to have been eradicated by DDT and...


The Homesteading Handbook

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (May 25, 2011)

With the rapid depletion of our planet’s natural resources, we would all like to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. But in the midst of an economic crisis, it’s just as important to save money as it...


Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them

by Rolfe Cobleigh Skyhorse (October 17, 2007)

Dating from the Golden Age of American Farming, this volume is both a tribute to days gone by and a resource for present day homeowners, farmers, and ranchers striving toward greater self-sufficiency. Here you...


Woodwork Projects for Your Garden and Porch

by Mattias Wenblad & Malin Nuhma Skyhorse (September 20, 2016)

Give your garden a unique, do-it-yourself charm with practical and decorative woodwork projects.

Do you have a bare, uninspired garden or porch? Instead of overhauling and reconstructing the entire design, simply...


Modern Lumberjacking

by Len McDougall Skyhorse (May 17, 2016)

Timber! Learn how to wield a chainsaw safelyand other lumberjacking skills.

While the lumberjack look may be trending among the fashion-forward crowd, lumberjacking is a useful real-world skill. An amateur with...


Self-Sufficiency

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (July 07, 2015)

A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More!

The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated!

Now, more than ever, people...


Old-Fashioned Labor-Saving Devices

by Skyhorse Publishing Skyhorse (January 20, 2015)

The practical, intriguing American devices contained in this handbook come from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay balers. Designed to speed and simply everything from...