Life Skills

How to Chop Wood, Avoid a Lightning Strike, and Everything Else Your Parents Should Have Taught You!

Life Skills How to Chop Wood, Avoid a Lightning Strike, and Everything Else Your Parents Should Have Taught You!
Format: Paperback / softback, 352 Pages
ISBN: 9780785838876
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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Behold, a comprehensive visual guide on everything you've thought would be useful to know but haven't gotten around to learning just yet. Whether you're 17 or 70, Life Skills is your personal road map to becoming a fully functioning adult—it's your mentor, tutor, driving instructor, mom and dad, grandparent, scout master, and coach rolled up into one.

This indispensable reference features over 900 illustrations, classic "period" drawings, and hundreds of easy-to-follow instructional examples. In user-friendly terms and with a witty voice, Life Skills will be your go-to guide for most (if not all) of your problems. Whether crafts or camping tickles your fancy (as well as every subject in-between) you'll be well disposed to have this guide on your side. Simple instructions direct you through the essential steps to make you a fully functioning adult. From patching a hole in your pocket to performing the Heimlich Maneuver, you'll be hard pressed to find a book that covers your needs so extensively.

If you didn't know where to look to learn first aid techniques that could save someone's life; alternative cleaning methods to make your home look immaculate; instant gourmet recipes to impress your friends; basic car and bicycle maintenance techniques and fantastic DIY tips...well, you do now. Almost every dilemma you could possibly be faced with, from making the best martini to escaping a sinking car, are bundled up in this handy little book.

The author

Kim Davies is a writer on alternative health and Eastern holistic practices. She has written on yoga, reflexology, natural pregnancy, and the spiritual aspects of relationships. She has traveled widely in India and South-East Asia, and now lives in Brighton, UK. 

David Martin is an Adventurer and explorer whos favorite pastimes include sailing motorcycle touring, trekking, and camping. To pursue safely his love of the outdoors, David has undergone a number of first aid and other sport-related safety courses, as well as developing a good understanding of field craft and how to react in adverse conditions.

Sara Rose has written many books on nutrition, health, and fitness, and is the best-selling author of Vitamins and Minerals. A busy mother of two and a proud professor of an allotment, her indispensable advice will help you maintain your home, impress others with your culinary skills, and make the most of your garden in a practical, time-saving way.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 352 Pages
ISBN: 9780785838876
Illustrations: 900 color photos
Size: 5.2 in x 8.625 in / 132.08 mm x 219.08 mm