*(Medical Reference books purposefully omitted, for now)


How-To Books: (check used book sellers, yard sales, auctions and flea markets)
• Food Preservation & Storage
• Food Preparation
• Basic Cookbooks
• Foraging / Edible Wild Plant Identification
• Camp/Outdoor Cooking
• Gardening (Vegetables, Grains, Fruit & Herbs)
• Farming (Small-Scale, Traditional, “Old-Time” Skills)
• Raising Small Animals / Livestock
• Self Sufficiency, Wilderness Living, Homesteading

• Mending, Sewing, Repair
• Knitting, Weaving, Quilting, Crochet (patterns as well)
• Clothing Patterns
• Leatherwork
• Leather Preparation/Tanning
• Traditional Shoe Making/Repair

• Camping/Backpacking
• Survival
• Older Boy Scout Handbooks/Fieldbooks (newer versions are politically correct, and worthless)
• Older First Aid Books (newer versions are mostly worthless, they don’t contain basic bandaging or splinting)
• Hunting (basic)
• Fishing (basic)

• Woodworking (Traditional and Basic)
• Using Basic Handtools
• Building and Repair of Simple Furniture
• Metalwork / Blacksmithing
• Basic Construction
• Plumbing, Electrical Wiring, Masonry
• Do-It-Yourself Handyman / Fix-it
• Useful Crafts:
o Basketmaking
o Leatherwork/craft
o Weaving
o Soapmaking
o Candlemaking

• Alternate Energy
o Solar, Wind, Water, etc., etc.
• Well Drilling / Pumping Water
• Small Engine Repair