Multcolib Research Picks: DIY Living

The Ultimate Self-sufficiency Handbook
The Ultimate Self-sufficiency Handbook A Complete Guide to Baking, Crafts, Gardening, Preserving your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More By Gehring, Abigail R. Book - 2012 640 G311u 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:From growing your own grain to butchering your own meat, this book has you covered.

Show Me How
Show Me How 500 Things You Should Know, Instructions for Life From the Everyday to the Exotic By Fagerstrom, Derek Book - 2008 640 F153s 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:In a series of 500 nearly wordless, highly informative step-by-step procedurals, learn how to do hundreds of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes downright bizarre) tasks, including: Perform CPR, dance the tango, pack a suitcase, win a bar bet, play the blues, make authentic sushi rolls, fight a shark ...

The Big Book of Self-reliant Living
The Big Book of Self-reliant Living Advice and Information on Just About Everything You Need to Know to Live on Planet Earth Book - 2010 640 B592 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A selective compendium of public-domain documents that brings together in one volume a wealth of knowledge and useful instruction on just about every imaginable aspect of self-sufficiency-from building a dwelling and growing food to raising children, using tools of all kinds, and, getting more mileage out of your car.

How to Sew A Button
How to Sew A Button And Other Nifty Things your Grandmother Knew By Bried, Erin Book - 2009 640 B8531h 2009 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:"Unlike dry household manuals or tomes of thrifty tips, this is filled with brief, clear, step-by-step advice coupled with good-natured humor and the loving spirits of grandmothers teaching us to take good care of ourselves, our relationships, and our treasures." -Library Journal

Making Stuff and Doing Things
Making Stuff and Doing Things A Collection of DIY Guides to Doing Just About Everything By Bravo, Kyle Book - 2005 ZINE 602 BRAVO

Annotation:"Kyle Bravo has assembled his HOW2 zines into a comprehensive book along with dozens of other instructional articles that tell you how to do...just about everything." -from Microcosm Publishing

Make your Place
Make your Place Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills By Briggs, Raleigh Book - 2009 ZINE 640 BRIGGS 2009 All copies in use Availability details
Making It
Making It Radical Home Ec for A Post-consumer World By Coyne, Kelly Book - 2010 640 C881m 2010 Available in some locations
Urban Homesteading
Urban Homesteading Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living / Rachel Kaplan With K. Ruby Blume By Kaplan, Rachel Book - 2011 640 K175u 2011 Available in some locations
The Bust DIY Guide to Life
The Bust DIY Guide to Life Making your Way Through Every Day By Henzel, Laurie Book - 2011 640 H528b 2011 Available in some locations
Making Things Move
Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists By Roberts, Dustyn Book - 2011 621.8 R6438m 2011 Available in some locations
Made From Scratch
Made From Scratch Discovering the Pleasures of A Handmade Life By Woginrich, Jenna Book - 2008 640 W845m 2008 Available in some locations
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Whether you want to live off the grid or just learn how to fix your toilet, these books will help you do it yourself.

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