So. You need booze but lost your job. You've grown tired of infusing store-bought liquor. Your job as a drug runner just isn't dangerous enough. Whatever the case, The Secrets of Building an Alcohol Producing Still will have you up and running 'shine in no time. Technically, the book is written for people looking to brew up their own alcohol fuel — very high proof stuff that can used in a variety of internal combustion engines, providing you with a fuel source should society go south. But where's the fun in that?
Already finished William Shakespeare's Star Wars? Well, we got some good news for you. Ian Doescher, The Bard's great great great great grandson, has been hard at work on the sequel, William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back. As you might expect, this book is based on the events of Episode V, but recounts them in iambic pentameter, and, like its predecessor, brings the story to life through black-and-white Elizabethan-style illustrations. By the way, that grandson stuff? We totally made that up.
For the serious collector, a pair of shoes is only as good as the jealousy it inspires among your friends and colleagues — and with Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide you get a definitive guide to every envy-inspiring pair of kicks available. Whether it's covering limited edition sneakers from the brands themselves or collaborations between shoe companies and individual designers, this book details over 300 examples of the best exclusive shoes. With beautiful photography, insider information, and an in-depth look into what makes these shoes special, this book is the guide to some of the most coveted footwear to date.
The past decade has seen beer go from mass produced, yellow, fizzy stuff to the craft beer explosion we are all witnessing today. Much of that development can be traced back to the Midwest, where a handful of breweries have made inroads for all the new brewers that seem to be popping up across the country. Locally Brewed profiles 20 of those breweries, providing great stories and photos throughout the book. It's a good read that will look nice on your bar next to your next local craft beer of choice.
Sure, you can pack a tent into the wilderness, but it never hurts to have a Plan B. Penned by Boy Scouts co-founder D.C. Beard, Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: The Classic Guide to Building Wilderness Shelters can provide you with all the know-how necessary to build your own shelters using nothing but simple tools and your bare hands. From splitting logs and making fireplaces to building everything from teepees to log cabins, this classic book is filled with valuable knowledge, accompanied by over 300 illustrations created by the author himself.