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The Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with Pickles, Preserves, and Aigre-doux

The first canning manual and cookbook authored by a Michelin-starred chef and restaurant owner, The Preservation Kitchen reveals a world of endless flavor combinations using revolutionary ideas that bring homemade preserves deliciously to life. … [Read more...]

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

This classic has now taught generations of gardeners how to use the natural benefits of plants to protect and support each other. Here is a reader's complete reference to which plants nourish the soil, which keep away bugs and pests, and which plants … [Read more...]

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)

Safety skills for children outside the home Warning signs of sexual abuse How to screen baby-sitters and choose schools Strategies for keeping teenagers safe from violenceAll parents face the same challenges when it comes to their children's safety: … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail

Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka shares his hard-earned knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Described by National Geographic as “one of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet,” and named “Adventurer … [Read more...]

The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

The worst of the worst, all in one place! This deluxe desk reference includes a hardbound volume of the most popular scenarios from all 11 Worst-Case Scenario handbooks, plus the entire contents of all the books on a fully searchable CD. Avoid the … [Read more...]

Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen

Preserve your favorite foods through every season with Real Food Fermentation. Control your own ingredients, techniques, and additives. Learn a practical food-preparation skill you’ll use again and again. And express yourself by making something … [Read more...]

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 10th Edition

No home, whether in the country, the city, or somewhere in between, should be without this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia — the most complete source of information available about growing, processing, cooking, and preserving homegrown foods from the … [Read more...]

Responding to Emergency: American Red Cross

Designed specifically for the academic market, this textbook facilitates learning and understanding of the knowledge and skills required to effectively respond to emergency situations. Updated with the latest science in first aid and emergency … [Read more...]

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

“Makes you feel the pain and joy of an Appalachian Trail thru-hike . . . In vivid colors, David paints a picture of his memorable journey.”—Larry Luxenberg, president of the Appalachian Trail Museum SocietyIn 2003, David Miller left his job, family, … [Read more...]

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

"Unique among survival books...stunning...enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading."—Penelope Purdy, Denver PostAfter her plane crashes, a seventeen-year-old girl spends eleven days walking through the Peruvian jungle. … [Read more...]

The Joy of Pickling: 250 Flavor-Packed Recipes for Vegetables and More from Garden or Market (Revised Edition)

Since its original publication in 1998, this book has been considered the go-to guide for those who like it sour, salty, and tangy. Author Ziedrich goes far beyond the classic bread-and-butters and dills with recipes that showcase the worldwide … [Read more...]

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part … [Read more...]

Holding Your Ground: Preparing for Defense if it All Falls Apart

HOLDING YOUR GROUND is an instructional guide and planning tool that addresses defensive preparation of a location. If the government can no longer protect your home, farm or property, HOLDING will teach you how. HOLDING covers virtually every aspect … [Read more...]

Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills

Following the success of The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (more than 150,000 copies sold!), this ruggedly handsome hardcover collection brings together new and classic advice from Worst-Case experts to help readers master the manly … [Read more...]

Contact!: A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival

This manual is the result of a detailed consideration of a societal collapse and the civil shift and aftermath that would impact individuals and families who are intent on survival. The purpose of this manual is to provide information to enhance … [Read more...]

Mary Bell’s Complete Dehydrator Cookbook

Far from being a fad, food dyhydrating is one of the most ancient, effective, and nutritous ways of preserving food. Now, at last, there is a book that teaches absolutely everything there is to know about using an electric food dyhydrator to dry … [Read more...]

Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter

There's a grassroots movement in tiny homes these days. The real estate collapse, the economic downturn, burning out on 12-hour workdays -- many people are rethinking their ideas about shelter -- seeking an alternative to high rents, or a lifelong … [Read more...]

Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere – Alive

From the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon, Les Stroud has made a life of surviving in the harshest—and most remote—regions on Earth. Now, the creator, producer, and host of the hit television program … [Read more...]

Country Wisdom & Know-How

Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in … [Read more...]

Wildwood Wisdom

This historical guide, originally written in 1945, includes information on making fires, canoeing, using axes and knives, and crafting shelters from hand-gathered materials. Readers also learn about clothing, gear, and useful plants. This book also … [Read more...]

Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round

Popular food blogger Marisa McClellan takes you through all manner of food in jars, storing away the tastes of all seasons for later. Basics like jams and jellies are accompanied by pickles, chutneys, conserves, whole fruit, tomato sauces, salsas, … [Read more...]

Home Cheese Making: Recipes for 75 Homemade Cheeses

The classic home cheese making primer has been updated and revised to reflect the increased interest in artisanal-quality cheeses and the availability of cheese making supplies and equipment. Here are 85 recipes for cheeses and other dairy products … [Read more...]

31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness

People are born with the innate desire to survive, but sadly, many in our increasingly dependent society look to others for relief and assistance following a disaster. The fact is that help from government, family, or neighbors is often unavailable … [Read more...]

The Double-Daring Book for Girls

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling phenomenon The Daring Book for Girls is an even more daring guide to everything from making a raft to learning how to play football to the art of the Japanese Tea ceremony. This second volume, with … [Read more...]

98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive

Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. … [Read more...]

Home Sausage Making: How-To Techniques for Making and Enjoying 125 Sausages at Home

HOME SAUSAGE MAKING is the classic in the field. Now completely revised and updated to comply with current USDA safety standards, this new edition features 150 recipes. Included in the lineup are 100 recipes for sausages (cased and uncased) and 50 … [Read more...]

The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!

Put your backyard to work! Enjoy fresher, organic, better-tasting food all the time. The solution is as close as your own backyard. Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. The Backyard … [Read more...]

Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergency, 5th Edition

Named a top 10 medical title in 2009 by the Wall Street Journal. Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions, how-to explanations, and practical … [Read more...]

The Trapper’s Bible: Traps, Snares & Pathguards

The traps, snares and pathguards detailed here can be constructed out of the most basic materials, keeping your expenses down and your net profits up. Includes pest snares, large animal snares, and transplant traps, plus camp alarms that alert you to … [Read more...]

Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography

Bear Grylls has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on a remote island off of Britain's windswept coast, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. Inevitably, it wasn't long before the young explorer was sneaking … [Read more...]

The America’s Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook

With a good recipe guiding the way, homemade is always better. So why should today's home cooks stop at dinner? In this groundbreaking new cookbook from America's Test Kitchen, our editors and test cooks walk home cooks step-by- step through more … [Read more...]

Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty: The Best Hair, Skin, Nails & Makeup Ideas For You

When it comes to teen beauty advice, no brand is more trusted than Seventeen, the #1 best-selling monthly teen magazine. Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty is a girl's handbook to celebrating her natural beauty. It’s packed with clear, customized … [Read more...]

Toxic Free: How to Protect Your Health and Home from the Chemicals ThatAre Making You Sick

From the The New York Times'"Queen of Green" comes the ultimate guide for finding and eliminating the toxic chemicals in your home today. There is no longer any question that consumer products contain toxic chemicals harmful to our families. But … [Read more...]