February 19, 2018

Miscellaneous Skills



Practical Forging and Art Smithing

American blacksmithing, toolsmiths’ and steelworkers’ manual .. (1911)

Long Term Survival Guide Scrounging Metal and Survival Blacksmithing

Experimental IRON SMELTING

Farm Blacksmithing

Misc Skills

Make Your Own Treadle Lathe

The Axe Book

Lightweight Backpacking The Importance of Good Form

Scout Engineering (very cool Boy Scout projects)

Long Term Survival Guide Improvised Towers

Knife Sharpening Instructions

HUGE amount of DIY projects

How to Make Black Powder


The Art of the Straight Razor Shave (the Mach 3 won’t be available for long post hitting the fan)

How to Make Lye

Tanning Deer Hides and Small Fur Skins

Mastering the Art of Knots and Splices


Candle Making




Soap Making

Making Soap

Making Organic Soap At Home

Making Soap Bars

Can you make soap without lye? (Hand Made Olive Oil SOAP)


Primitive skills

1881 Household Cyclopedia (a HUGE amount of information from 1881)

Pioneering Principles

Introduction to Human Tracking for Search and Rescue Volunteers

The Evenfall Studios – A unique collection of over 200 complete books on woodworking and related topics of interest to woodworkers, available for historical research and education.


Finding your way

Finding Your Way with Map and Compass (FS03501, March 2001)

Outdoor Navigation With Map and Compass

FM 3-25.26 Map Reading and Land Navigation

Basic Land Navigation

Basic principles of celestial navigation