How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster and Master Other Simple Pleasures
In this comprehensive field guide, Kaufman Mercantile share their expertise on a huge range of topics, from frying an egg, tying a tie, or brewing coffee to things the inner utilitarian in all of us aspires to do, like splitting wood, building a fire, growing our own food, or making our own soap. Fifty how-tos are organised into five sections: Kitchen, Outdoors, Home, Garden, and Grooming. The Kaufman Mercantile Guide teaches us what we ought to know how to do, as well as what we'd like to. Supplemental sidebars feature the best tool for the job, whether a dibber for planting, the best rawhide-and-ash snowshoes, or flammable smoking bags for making authentic BBQ. This book is a must-have reference tool for living well in the twenty-first century.