As a kid, I spent hours flipping through my Boy Scout handbook. Where else could I learn about snowshoeing, semaphore, knots, and flag etiquette? While I still consult BSA handbook — to be discussed in a future post — I’ve recently discovered THE resource for anyone interested in learning basic DIY skills. From welding to working with concrete to small-engine maintenance, you can learn the fundamentals of the skills you need to create, repair, and maintain a home.
For my fellow liberal arts majors and philosophers, this is your opportunity to the learn the skills your ancestors learned in shop class or on the farm.
I never had an opportunity in high school to learn these skills. Did you? If not, how have you learned these skills? What resources would you recommend?
**Update: You can purchase the 3rd edition of this book — the version I have at home — for as little as 99 cents on Alibris!**