The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide
How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Master Other Simple Pleasures
Alexandra Redgrave, Jessica Hundley
200 color illustrations
Publication date: 10/06/2015
|Modern living isn't easy. It often seems to require'some know-how our parents didn t pass on, or a special tool. Happily, Kaufmann Mercantile has both, and in this comprehensive field guide, they share their expertise on a huge range of topics, from frying an egg, tying a tie, or brewing coffee to things the inner utilitarian in all of us aspires to do, like splitting wood, building a fire, growing our own food, or making our own soap. Forty-eight how-tos are organized into five sections: Kitchen, Outdoors, Home, Garden, and Grooming. Written in clear detail and extensively illustrated,The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide teaches us what we ought to know how to do, as well as what we d like to. Supplemental sidebars feature the best tool for the job, whether a dibber for planting, the best rawhide- and-ash snowshoes, or flammable smoking bags'for making authentic BBQ. This book is a must-have reference tool for living well in the twenty-first century.
Editorial ReviewsNew York Times:
"Forty-eight how-tos that reflect Kaufmann Mercantile's larger philosophy about life. Included are instructions for starting a campfire, repairing a bicycle tire flat, building a lean-to shelter, sewing a button and sabering a bottle of Champagne, along with suggested tools for the jobs."