Storey's "Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills"
So much has been canceled or postponed lately, but the excitement of learning something new doesn't have to be one of them. Storey’s Curious Compendium is the perfect book to spark a new interest or passion.
For the casually curious and those more invested in a self-sufficient lifestyle, Storey's Curious compendium teaches just about anything anyone could ever wish to do themselves. A compilation of valuable instructions in gardening, building, cooking, crafting, and natural medicine and body care, the wisdom in these pages ranges from small to the substantial, including how to: Capture a swarm of bees; sharpen a knife; navigate by the stars; pour a beer with great foam; predict weather by the clouds; put a bike chain back on; darn socks; and how to build a homestead from (and in) the woods. Some skills are purely entertaining — like teaching a cat to jump through a hoop — while others can be lifesaving, such as how to find fresh water when water is scarce.
A remarkable reference book celebrating the joy of self-sufficiency, and the pleasure of a job well done.
Hardcover, 344 pages, 12 x 9 3/4 inches