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1 10 Easy-Care Perennials

Shaffer, Marcella, and Schaffer, Marcella Storey Books 2001 9.78E+12 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
2 100 Ways to Disappear and Live Free



New 

Anyone who uses an alternate identity needs to know all the "side effects" as well as ways of using it safely. Here's a very valuable companion to the PAPER TRIP books which covers many of the problem areas of establishing a new identity. Included are many tips on achieving privacy, keeping kids out of public schools, avoiding fingerprinting, using P.O. boxes and checks, finding employment-all in a new name. Lots of sound advice for greater privacy with mail and phone, avoiding potential hassles with cops and neighbors, and much more. Absolutely "must" reading for privacy seekers. 
Price: 7.00 USD

 
 
3 21st Century Fraud



New 


Price: 15.95 USD

 
4 21st Century Revenge

Loompanics Paperback

New 

Technology has opened the door to a slew of modern revenge methods. Master revenge writer Victor Santoro, author of many revenge and ripp-off books, explains how to turn technology to your advantage in the art of revenge . In 21st Century Revenge: Down & Dirt Tactics in the Millennium, you will learn: * How to protect yourself from caller ID - and how to make it work for you. * How to turn political correctness into political chaos * The "multiplier effect": how to make others do the work for you * The best ways to cover your tracks - physically & electronically * Why your target's garbage can be their undoing * How the Internet is your world-wide resource for revenge This book not only shows you how to form the ultimate revenge plan, but also how to protect yourself from those seeking revenge on you! You may think you'll never need to take justice into your own hands, get even with a vicious boss or co-worker, or seek vengence against someone who has wronged you, your family, or your friends. But this knowledge is power, and one day, your peace of mind may depend on it. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
5 A Book for Midwives: Care for Pregnancy, Birth, and Women's Health

Klein, Susan, and Hesperian Foundation Hesperian Foundation 2004 942364236 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New 

Trade paperback (US). 527 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
6 A Glassblower's Companion: A Compilation of Studio Equipment Designs, Essays and Glassblowing Ideas

Giberson, Duudley F., and Dreisbach, Ftritz (Editor), and Giberson, Dudley F. Joppa Glassworks, Incorporated 1998 966571304 Unabridged. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). 136 p. 

This book is about Giberson's views on glass technology. It is a collection of designs, essays, and glassmaking ideas which focus on the underlying philosophy of hot glass. It is a document that will be of interest to anyone who works with glass whether he/she is a glassblower, a pate de verre caster, or a modern beadmaker‒ even someone who simply collects and loves glass. Archaeologists will be especially interested in the ancient glass explanations, as Giberson focuses on simple ideas that actually work. Dudley Giberson is one of the early pioneers of the Studio Glass Movement whose professional involvement dates from 1968 when he began his glassblowing career making art vases. In the mid-1970s he began making beads with an ancient drawn tube method. Giberson is both an inquisitive inventor and designer, mostly self-taught, who has made many contributions to the current technology of the Studio Glass Movement. His unique patented burner is used in many studios. He is an accomplished equipment builder and blacksmith. All of these skills are revealed in this multi-layered treatise. 
Price: 34.95 USD

 
 
7 A Popular Guide to Building a Community FM Broadcast Station

Free Radio Berkeley 2005 977115208 Illustrated. 

New 24 page stapled pamphlet Enrile, T J 

An illustrated guide to setting up a micropower broadcasting station. 
Price: 5.99 USD

 
8 A Steampunk's Guide to the Apocalypse

Killjoy, Margaret 9781940000000 Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

A courageous future lies ahead of us. We wave goodbye, on no uncertain terms, to the invisible workings of the cyberian world. Our future lies in an honest technology, a technology that is within our reach, a technology that will not abandon us, a technology that requires not the dark oils of subterranean caverns. Consider this book to be your boon companion during the trying times that lie ahead. No single tome梟o matter how voluminous梒ould be complete, of course, but this little handbook should aid in keeping you fed, watered, clothed, and protected from the myriad hazards of weather, human, and beast. 
Price: 10.00 USD

 
 
9 A Thousand and One Formulas

Gernsback, Sidney 1559180811 / 9781559180818 Paperback

Brand New! 

Back in 1920 people were hot to set up their own laboratories and invent something and become rich. Experimenter Publishing Company published books and magazines to whet their appetite. They reprinted the best information from the magazines in this book. Here you get formulas on cements and glues, compositions of all kinds, glass and glass working, inks, leather polishes, metal-craft, perfumes, soaps, photography, blue-print and other papers, plating, pyrotechny, polishes and stains, varnishes and paints, cleaning compounds, wood-craft, chemical lab hints, mechanical lab hints, electrical lab hints, miscellaneous formulas and an appendix. Not everything here is useful in my opinion, and some of it is downright dangerous. Some of this looks like it came out of the Boy Mechanic books. Learn how to convert coin silver into pure silver, formulas for solders, lithographic ink, how to make a gasoline torch, recipes for killing flies, proper use of sulphuric acid, hand grenades ???, flashlight powder like the old photographers once used, how to make gas (you need a book for this??), homemade carbon crucible, methods to copper-plate carbon motor brushes, and on and on. A lot of this is quaint, and not directly useful. It's for kitchen chemists. But a few of the formulas and ideas are worth the entire price of the book. If you're trying to build a master reference library of unusual secret formulas, this book is certainly worth considering. Check it out. It's been five or six years since I last offered this, I believe. I wouldn't have reprinted it if I didn't think it had merit. Fun reading if nothing else. Get a copy! 51/2 x 81/2 paperback 160 pages. 
Price: 9.95 USD

 
10 Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously

Gurstelle, William Paperback

Brand New 

Want to add more excitement to your life? This daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects will show you how. Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. Risk takers are more successful, more interesting individuals who lead more fulfilling lives. Unlike watching an action movie or playing a video game, real-life experience changes a person, and Gurstelle will help you discover the true thrill of making black powder along with dozens of other edgy activities. All of the projects梖rom throwing knives, drinking absinthe, and eating fugu to cracking a bull whip, learning bartitsu, and building a flamethrower梙ave short learning curves, are hands-on and affordable, and demonstrate true but reasonable risk. With a strong emphasis on safety, each potentially life-altering project includes step-by-step directions, photographs, and illustrations along with troubleshooting tips from experts in the field. 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 
11 Access All Areas: A User's Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration

Ninjalicious Coach House Press 2005 973778709 Trade paperback

New 

Ever wonder what lies beyond the doors, fences, and ladders you pass every day? A hidden world of mystery, beauty, and free fun awaits the curious who choose to seek adventure off the beaten path. This book takes you behind the scenes to little-known urban spaces like utility tunnels, rooftops, abandoned buildings, construction sites, and storm drains, unveiling the possibilities--and perils--of the world of urban exploration. With step-by-step explanations and examples, this illuminating off-limits tour of the urban landscape will spark the curiosity of eager initiates and armchair explorers alike. Jeff Chapman (19 September 1973 23 August 2005), aka Ninjalicious, was a well-known Toronto-based urban explorer, fountaineer, and founder of Infiltration: the zine about going places you're not supposed to go. He was also a prominent author and editor for YIP magazine. [1], as well as its website, yip (dot) org. Chapman died of cholangiocarcinoma on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 three years after a successful liver transplant at Toronto General Hospital (a location he loved to explore). He was 31 years old. Family members say that doctors believe the cancer was caused by exposure to carcinogens Jeff encountered while exploring abandoned industrial sites. Chapman first published Infiltration in 1996. In total, 25 issues were published covering such urban exploration topics as the navigation of storm drains, evading hotel security and adventuring through abandoned military shelters. He also launched infiltration (dot) org, an online version of the zine, in 1996. His book, Access All Areas: a user's guide to the art of urban exploration, was published in July 2005, shortly before his death. The book serves as a how-to-guide to urban exploration covering topics from basic stealth and concealment, to social engineering techniques to ethics. Chapman is credited with coining the term credibility prop, which describes a device, uniform, piece of equipment or other appurtenances used solely to reduce suspicion if one is encountered in a normally restricted area. A specific example of credibility prop is simply being wet (wetness being a good credibility prop for infiltration of a hotel pool) A Guide to Getting Wet in Toronto Hotels. 
Price: 19.99 USD

 
12 Action! Professor Know-it-all's Illustrated Guide to Film & Video Making

Brown, Bill 1621060306 / 9781621060307 Trade Paperback

Brand new! 

Have you ever wanted to make your own movies? In this easy-to-read and lavishly illustrated volume, you will learn why movies move; how film and video cameras work; how to light and expose your shots to get the best results; how to create eye-pleasing compositions; and how to record crystal clear sounds. It's a do-it-yourself guidebook for film and video makers of all ages and experience levels. 
Price: 11.95 USD

 
 
13 Advanced Fugitive: Running, Hiding, Surviving and Thriving Forever

Abaygo, Kenn Paladin Press 1997 873649338 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New 

Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 144 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 20.00 USD

 
14 Alcohol Distiller's Handbook

Desert Publications 1980 879473037 Trade paperback

New 

193 p. Covered in this one great book are Milling, Mashing, Fermentation, Distillation, Distillers dried grain and solubles and Laboratory control. Perfect for personal fuel self-sufficiency or commercial production. Softcover, 195 pages, illus., fill appendix. 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
 
15 All the Onions: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-204

Jacobs, Betty E M Storey Publishing 1999 9.78E+12 Rev and Updated ed. 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
16 Amphibians of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

Corkran, Charlotte C, and Thoms, Chris Lone Pine Publishing 2006 9.78E+12 Revised ed. Illustrated. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 176 p. Contai 

THIS TITLE IS OUT OF STOCK UNTIL 2010, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ORDER. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Frogs, toads and salamanders are important indicators of the quality of the environment, and they re cute little critters too. Newly revised and updated, this innovative field guide describes the life histories, habitat requirements and vulnerabilities of 38 species of amphibians in the Pacific Northwest, plus a new appendix of additional species. Color photographs and illustrated keys help identify all life stages of each species. As well, a multitude of fascinating details about amphibians are provided, including: 路 habitat preferences 路 tips for finding them 路 planning amphibian surveys 路 their activity through the seasons 路 guidelines for handling and measuring them 路 photography tips 路 a table that compares confusing species 路 current status. This handy, informative book is sure to be invaluable to biologists and field technician experts as well as to individuals on a family outing or school field trip. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
17 An Herbalist's Guide to Growing & Using Echinacea: A Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin

Brown, Kathleen, Professor Storey Publishing 1999 9.78E+12 Illustrated. 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
18 Anarchist Cookbook

Powell, William 

New 


Price: 29.95 USD

 
 
19 Anarchist Survival Guide for Understanding Gestapo Swine Interrogation Mind Games: Staying Free by Shutting the Fuck Up!

by Anarchist Author, Poet, Jailhouse Lawyer & Prisoner Harold H. Thompson Anarchist Prisoners' Legal Aid Network 2000 

New 

16 p. stapled zine/pamphlet 
Price: 3.00 USD

 
20 Animal Tracks of Washington and Oregon

Sheldon, Ian Lone Pine Publishing 1997 9.78E+12 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 160 p. Contai Ross, Gary, M.D. 

Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Concise descriptions of the animals and their tracks are combined with detailed drawings of the front and back prints, stride patterns and other important identifying aspects. Each animal is captured in accurate black-and-white illustrations, including pattern and print comparisons. A perfect guide for teachers, parents, hikers and urban adventurers. 
Price: 8.95 USD

 
 
21 Armed Defense Gunfight Survival for the Householder and Businessman

Rapp, Burt Loompanics Unlimited 1989 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New 

There have been lots of books and articles written dealing with defense against crime. Most give advice about locks and alarms. Some even advise the reader not to buy a gun because it could be more dangerous to himself than to the criminal. This defeatist viewpoint is typical of the person who knows nothing about guns. This book is for the person who has decided to use a gun for protection. If you prefer to hand over your wallet to the thug, stop reading right here. If you feel that extra locks and alarms are all you need, don't read any more. If you truly feel that you could not use deadly force against a person threatening your life, this book is not for you. Make out your will and be sure your insurance is paid up. This book will show you how to teach yourself to shoot well enough to save your life in a variety of situations. You will learn techniques and tactics that work, not just reflections of somebody's theories. You will find out how to protect yourself by deciding what tactics you need. This book also covers what you need to know about the legal and emotional aspects of surviving a gunfight. Armed Defense is a book that should be read by every householder and business owner ­p; it could save your life and the lives of your loved ones. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 214 pages 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
22 Arson Around With Auntie ALF: Your Guide for Putting the Heat on Animal Abusers Everywhere

Auntie A.L.F., Uncle E.L.F. & the Anti-Copyright Gang Earth Liberation Front 

New 20 p. stapled zine/pamphlet 

short booklet on incendiary devices used by the Animal and Earth Liberation Fronts. 
Price: 5.00 USD

 
 
23 Art and Science of Dumpster Diving

Paladin Press Trade Paperback

New 

Want to find out how to get anything you want or need absolutely free? In step-by-step illustrated detail John Hoffman shows you how to use dumpster diving for food, clothing, appliances, furniture, books and other treasures. Discover how to dress for dumpster diving success, work your neighborhood dumpsters, dive a restaurant, use a "bag blade" and "dive stick," handle run-ins with the authorities, convert your trash to cash and much more! While you are learning all these professional secrets, you will be entertained by outrageous anecdotes from a life-long master diver. John Hoffman is a bona fide fringe writer, and his previous employment is equally checkered � he has worked as a psychiatric counselor, printer's assistant, security guard, pizza cook, soldier, activist, newspaper reporter, hotel clerk, apartment manager and city councilman. He is now studying for a law degree. 
Price: 20.00 USD

 
24 Assorted Nasties: The Ultimate Handbook on Poisons & Application Devices

Harber, David El Dorado, AR Desert Publications 1993 879472316 Trade paperback

New viii, 138 p. : ill.; 22 cm. Includes Illustrations 

Here is a triumphant effort to bring back from oblivion a book that the CIA was alleged to have commissioned detailing the construction and utilization of various chemical and biological weapons. It covers a myriad of lethal materials, including those which may be cooked up in the kitchen. A major breakthrough in the realm of improvised munitions. 51/2x 81/2, 138 pgs, illus. soft cvr. 
Price: 28.95 USD

 
 
25 Attracting, Feeding & Housing Birds: Feeding, Habitat & Housing

Russell, Dawn Riggins, Idaho Bring Nature Close 2008 

New 32 p. stapled pamphlet 


Price: 5.00 USD

 
26 Aunt bessie's wood stove cookbook

Desert Publications 1980 879475528 

New 

68 p. stapled oversized pamphlet 
Price: 9.95 USD

 
 
27 Axes & Chainsaws: Use and Maintenance / A Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-13

Stephens, Rockwell Storey Publishing 1979 882661876 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.95 USD

 
28 Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills

Gehring, Abigail R (Editor) Skyhorse Publishing 2008 9.78E+12 3rd ed. Hard cover

New Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 456 p. Contains: 

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills the kind employed by our forefathers and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available. 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
 
29 Backyard Catapults: How to Build Your Own

Wilson, Bill Loompanics Unlimited 2005 9.78E+012 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New 

Bill Wilson provides photos of the building process, detailed and updated plans, plus construction information on ballistas, onagers and trebuchets. You will aso find information on catapult web sites and how to be included in some of the catapult contests around the country. Also included is some interesting catapult history, as well as discussion of its strength and weakness as a weapon, and what it was that led to its demise as a functional war machine. There's no question that warriors have found more efficient means of lobbing projectiles at enemies, real and imagined, but has it ever been as much fun? Bill Wilson grew up near Atlanta, Georgia, and has spent most of his adult life avoiding things that would limit his freedom, such as credit, relationships and responsibilities. He has, however, nurtured a passion for writing, and describes himself as "a happy bohemian, slightly insane but completely harmless." 
Price: 10.00 USD

 
30 Backyard Meat Production

Evangelista, Anita Loompanics Unlimited 1997 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: Gen Blanchard, Jim 

Tired of paying skyrocketing meat prices at your local grocery store? Concerned about the unhealthy food additives in the meat your family consumes? Worried about slipshod processing procedures that may lead to the transmission of possibly fatal diseases in your meat supply? Then it's time to bypass the conventional sources of meat that most people utilize, and get involved in Backyard Meat Production! Contents include: 路 Why Grow Meat at Home? 路 The Next White Meat--Rabbit 路 The Portable Egg Factory--Chickens 路 The Wild Things--Quail, Pheasants, Guineas, and Ducks 路 Porky's Pets--Mini Pigs 路 The Milk and Meat Factory--Mini Goats 路 Leather, Feathers, Bones, and Fibers 路 Butchering Tips 路 And Much More. Backyard Meat Production provides all the information an average family needs to have in order to start saving money while becoming more self-sufficient and improving their diet! So, when you're sitting at the well-laden dinner table a few months after reading this book, enjoying a nutritious, inexpensive home-cooked meal, be sure to give thanks for the many practical tips contained in Backyard Meat Production--and pass the gravy! 
Price: 17.99 USD

 
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