The Useful Book

Autor: David Bowers
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761187146
File Size: 24,86 MB
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A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you'd had them. The Useful Book features 138 practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There’s a kitchen crash course, including the must-haves for a well-stocked pantry; how to boil an egg (and peel it frustration-free); how to grill, steam, sauté, and roast vegetables. There’s Sewing 101, plus how to fold a fitted sheet, tie a tie, mop a floor, make a bed, and set the table for a formal dinner. Next up: a 21st-century shop class. The tools that everyone should have, and dozens of cool projects that teach fundamental techniques. Practice measuring, cutting, and nailing by building a birdhouse. Make a bookshelf or a riveted metal picture frame. Plus: do-it-yourself plumbing; car repair basics; and home maintenance, from priming and painting to refinishing wood floors.

Life Skills For Kids

Autor: Christine Field
Publisher: Shaw Books
ISBN: 0307768880
File Size: 65,75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Does your child know how to use a check book? Boil an egg? Do the laundry? Read a map? Homeschooler Christine Field helps parents systematically teach kids - from preschool to the teen years - what they need to know to thrive as adults. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How To Sew A Button

Autor: Erin Bried
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345520149
File Size: 21,45 MB
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“Waste not, want not” with this guide to saving money, taking heart, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Nowadays, many of us “outsource” basic tasks. Food is instant, ready-made, and processed with unhealthy additives. Dry cleaners press shirts, delivery guys bring pizza, gardeners tend flowers, and, yes, tailors sew on those pesky buttons. But life can be much simpler, sweeter, and richer–and a lot more fun, too! As your grandmother might say, now is not the time to be careless with your money, and it actually pays to learn how to do things yourself! Practical and empowering, How to Sew a Button collects the treasured wisdom of nanas, bubbies, and grandmas from all across the country–as well as modern-day experts–and shares more than one hundred step-by-step essential tips for cooking, cleaning, gardening, and entertaining, including how to • polish your image by shining your own shoes • grow your own vegetables (and stash your bounty for the winter) • sweeten your day by making your own jam • use baking soda and vinegar to clean your house without toxic chemicals • feel beautiful by perfecting your posture • roll your own piecrust and find a slice of heaven • fold a fitted sheet to crisp perfection • waltz without stepping on any toes Complete with helpful illustrations and brimming with nostalgic charm, How to Sew a Button provides calm and comfort in uncertain times. By doing things yourself, with care and attention, you and your loved ones will feel the pleasing rewards of a job well done. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How To Build A Fire

Autor: Erin Bried
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345525108
File Size: 21,21 MB
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A HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW-TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II. Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones. They also know how to have a rollicking good time. Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier. Inside are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to • buck up and be brave in the face of adversity • play hard and break in a baseball mitt • bait a hook and catch a big fish • look dapper and tie a perfect tie • get a raise and earn more • write a love letter and kindle romance • change a flat tire and save the day • stand up and give a sparkling toast • play the harmonica and make your own music Loaded with charming illustrations, good humor, and warm nostalgia, How to Build a Fire is the perfect handbook for guys or gals of any age. The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers’ hard-earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what’s really important in life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Home Economics

Autor: Jennifer Mcknight Trontz
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594747504
File Size: 33,83 MB
Format: PDF
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“Housekeeping is becoming more and more a matter of science, and the laurels are bound to fall to the woman who conducts her household in a business-like way.” Let the thrifty sensibility of yesteryear be your guide as you shop for the most economical foods, choose wall colors scientifically, clean with natural products, look your best without breaking the bank, and budget your way to frugal efficiency. In this amazing collection of clever wisdom and practical advice drawn from vintage home-economics textbooks, you’ll find everything you need to get back to basics and run a healthy and happy household. Home Economics covers all the categories of delightful domesticity: • Health & Hygiene • Cookery & Recipes • Manners & Etiquette • Design & Decoration • Cleaning & Safety • Gardening & Crafts Rediscover the art and science of keeping house—economically!

The Indispensable Book Of Practical Life Skills

Autor: Nic Compton
ISBN: 9780843716412
File Size: 10,88 MB
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Describes how to do different activities in order to deal with both everyday and extreme situations, including setting the table, escaping from a sinking car, and surviving a blizzard inside a car.

Home Ec 101

Autor: Heather Solos
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781440314155
File Size: 23,29 MB
Format: PDF
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Real Skills for Real Life From keeping your home clean and in good repair to preparing your own food, self-sufficiency rocks. Having an understanding of the domestic arts gives you a sense of control over your life. These skills also help you save money, not by chasing deals, but by teaching the principle of the mantra: Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. Life skills are the essence of frugality. Whether you just moved out of your parent’s basement or you cut the apron strings a while ago, you’ll learn the skills you need to manage your household. Inside you’ll find: Quick, easy cleaning solutions for every room of the house, so you can get the job done and get on with life Instructions for removing stubborn stains and offensive odors from fabric Simple fixes to wardrobe malfunctions including broken zippers, missing buttons, and fallen hemlines Troubleshooting advice for common problems with home appliances A minimum home maintenance guide to prevent or catch major repair problems A basic plumbing tutorial that includes clearing and preventing clogs, stopping a running toilet and retrieving items dropped down a drain Ideas for healthy and fast meal planning so you can start cooking and stop relying on takeout or preservative-packed convenience food Definitions of common cooking terms and techniques found in recipes Plans for stocking a pantry so you can make dinner (even if you haven’t been grocery shopping in a week) and be prepared when disaster strikes A complete rundown of essential kitchen equipment from knives to pans to small appliances Equip yourself with the skills you need for everyday life.

Life Skills

Autor: Nic Compton
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785834699
File Size: 68,82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Behold, a comprehensive visual guide on everything you've thought learning might be useful but never got around to doing just yet. Whether you're 17 or 700, Life Skills is your personal road map to becoming a fully functioning adult - it's your mentor, tutor, driving instructor, mom and dad, grand parent, scout master, and coach rolled up into one. In user friendly, terms and with a witty voice, Life Skills will be your go-to guide for most (if not all) of your problems. Whether crafts or camping tickles your fancy (as well as every subject in-between) you'll be well disposed to have this guide on yours side. Simple instructions direct you through the essential steps to make you a fully functioning adult. From patching a whole in your pocket to preforming the Heimlich Maneuver, you'll be hard pressed to find a book that covers your needs so extensively. With beautiful engravings and clear step-by-step instructions, this book contains everything you need to become a fully functioning adult. If you didn't know where to look to learn first aid techniques that could save someone's life; alternative cleaning methods to make your home look immaculate; instant gourmet recipes to impress your friends; basic car and bicycle maintenance techniques and fantastic DIY tips... well you do now. Almost every dilemma you could possibly be faced with, for making the best martini to escaping a sinking car are bundled up in this handy little book.

Show Me How

Autor: Lauren Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061992348
File Size: 41,81 MB
Format: PDF
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Show Me How is a revolutionary reimagining of the reference genre, one part how-to guide, one part graphic art showpiece, and one part pure inspiration. In a series of 500 nearly wordless, highly informative step-by-step procedurals, readers 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 . . . and 493 more essentials of modern life. Packed with useful hands-on reference material, Show Me How is a work of art that just happens to also be an indispensable real-life resource. Visit showmenow

Home Economics Kitchen Skills

Autor: Amy Maryon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781508621256
File Size: 34,77 MB
Format: PDF
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Home Economics Kitchen Skills is an easy and precise way to help train up your daughters in the art of cooking. It is presented in weekly format and gives you all of the information and tools necessary to teach for one semester of school. It begins with the basics and builds upon each skill with new levels of learning. It includes over 170 personal favorite recipes from the authors large family kitchen. It is meant to equip your daughters to give them purpose and know-how in the home. Everyone needs to eat, but not everyone is skilled in cooking. This book will give you a foundation in learning how to prepare nutritious and delicious meals.