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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Miracle of Vinegar: 150 easy recipes and uses for home, health and beauty

by Emma Marsden & Aggie Mackenzie HQ (January 10, 2019)

150 simple ways to use this amazing, low cost ingredient. Cleaning, cooking and everything in between!

• Make delicious dips and marinades

• Soften your towels

• Do away with dandruff

• Descale your kettle...


Wood Plank Projects

by Carrie Spalding Skyhorse (June 18, 2019)

Personalize your indoor and outdoor spaces with beautiful, rustic, reclaimed wood pieces.

Want to make a statement in your home? Look no further than the humble yet versatile wood plank! Reclaim, recycle, and...


The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide

by Len McDougall Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)

The world is changing before our very eyes. Today we deal with serious social, political, economic, and environmental issues that affect our everyday lives. With this change we must adapt, and by adapt we mean...


Office Zen

by Emma Silverman Skyhorse (May 16, 2017)

You do not need to climb to the top of the coldest, highest mountain to be Zen. You do not need to crawl on your hands and knees, seal yourself away in a cave, or stop eating birthday cake. Most importantly,...


Zero Waste

by Shia Su Skyhorse (April 03, 2018)

Easy and Effective Strategies to Jumpstart a Sustainable, Waste-Free Lifestyle

We have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254...


Can It & Ferment It

by Stephanie Thurow Skyhorse (July 18, 2017)

Welcome to the world of produce preservation. In Can It & Ferment It, blogger and preservation enthusiast Stephanie Thurow brings the canning and fermenting communities together by offering recipes that work...


Basic Survival

by David Nash & James Wesley Rawles Skyhorse (November 07, 2017)

Many people are beginning to become concerned by increasing natural disasters, global conflict, and political unrest and the smart ones want to do something about it. Unfortunately, increased awareness about...


Your Creative Work Space

by Desha Peacock Skyhorse (August 15, 2017)

We are all born with an innate desire to creatively express the essence of who we are. This desire is embedded into our soul, a gift at birth, our own Northern Star in a galaxy full of the unknown.

Your physical...


Be a Hero

by Alun Rees, John Geddes & Don Mann Skyhorse (August 08, 2017)

Dealing with the unthinkable

It’s never going to be you. Then one day you hear the clatter of automatic fire at the mall. You have been drawn into the chaos and terror of an active shooter event. What do you...


Screw It!

by Smith Skyhorse (November 20, 2018)

Have you ever wondered how you’d survive without a man to attend to the odd jobs around the house? Have you ever wished you knew how to put up a shelf or check the oil in your car? And, more importantly, not...


Weird Homes

by David J. Neff & Thanin Viriyaki Skyhorse (February 20, 2018)

Have you ever walked through your neighborhood, taken a look at a weird house, and thought “Who lives there?” or, “What in the world does it look like inside?” We’ve all been curious, which is why...