April 2012

Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

Here is another book that will provide you with help on how to handle an emergency. Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios provides you with advice on how those things that can come up at any minute and for which you may not be prepared. The nature of disasters in real life is that they often come at a time when we are most unprepared. They are also often things that we did not expect and have no experience with. Tornadoes are an example of this and tornado-preparation is an example of the subjects covered in Lisa Bedford‘s book.

If you have lived your whole life in a place where they were rare or have never occurred, then you probably have no idea what to do when faced with the prospect of dealing with one of the most destructive forces of nature. Preparation is one of the areas the author stresses. Avoid panic. Learn. Stock up on essential such as tools, water, food and certain toiletries.

Home Repair That Pays Off: 150 Simple Ways to Add Value Without Breaking Your Budget

A home improvement book

 

Apart from being the place where you live, your home is an investment. It has to be looked in this light as your ability to resell at a profit can provide great financial benefit or can be a catastrophe. No opportunity that allows you to build on your investment and to make your home a more enjoyable place to live in, should be neglected.

This is especially useful for the Do-It-Yourself hobbyist who may want something to do on the weekends. With Home Repair That Pays Off: 150 Simple Ways to Add Value Without Breaking Your Budget they can practice their hobby, while increasing the value of their home. The author is renowned home improvement coach, Hector Seda.

How to Live in Small Spaces

Design, Furnishing, Decoration and Detail for the Smaller Home

 

Home improvement books often assume that the reader has a moderate to large income, and a moderate to large house as a result. Those with smaller houses usually have to make do by adapting suggestions meant for larger living spaces, to their own. Well, now they do not have to. At least not as far as How to Live in Small Spaces: Design, Furnishing, Decoration and Detail for the Smaller Home is concerned. This book, written by Terence Conran, caters to people who prefer cozy over sprawl. Or at least, have no option but to live in a small home. The reasons that people choose small living spaces range from the neighborhood to economics.

Working Alone by John Carroll

A book of tips for solo construction projects

 

 

Whether you are building your top-secret apocalypse bunker in the desert or just have no friends, learning to build alone is a good skill to have. The term do-it-yourself sometimes means exactly what it says, and John Carroll’s Working Alone provides lone wolf builders with the knowledge of how to pull off major construction tasks without help.

Before purchasing this book, it should be noted that many of the techniques are not particularly beginner-friendly. That said, Carroll has included a section jobs that even amateurs should be able to handle.