The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide
Any fellow worth his salt is always looking to expand his arsenal of manly abilities – and this is just the book to help him do it. Dedicated to the belief that there’s an art to a simple task done well, this 228-page compendium equips the reader to tackle a broad swath of useful skills. With clear, concise instructions and dozens of illustrations, The Kaufman Mercantile Guide explains the ins and outs of dozens of DIYs – from poaching the perfect egg and foraging for wild food to smoking meat, starting a garden, knotting a tie, concocting the perfect cocktail and honing a knife. Mastering all these tasks may be a challenge, but persevere and the editors say you’ll know the “singular satisfaction” of doing it all yourself.
- Expand your manly abilities with 48 step-by-step how-tos for mastering common and not-so-common tasks
- Clear, concise instructions cover 5 categories of DIYs: kitchen, outdoors, home, gardening and grooming
- More than 150 illustrations and diagrams show you how to complete projects from simple to complex, including mending a hem, stocking a pantry, sabering a champagne bottle, fording a stream and much more
- Sidebars highlight 30 Tools of the Trade to get the job done right
- Hardcover; 228 pages
- 7¼"H x 8¾"W x ¾"D