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91 Defending Your Retreat: A Manual for Combat After the Collapse

Desert Publications 1978 Trade paperback


short pamphlet style publication; If you feel that anything you have earned is worth fighting to keep, then this manual is for you! The author, a military academy graduate and Vietnam veteran, explains exactly how to establish a defensive position and protect it against rioters, looters and other rabble. This book covers weapons, supplies, equipment, field fortifications, entrenchments, camouflage and much more. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 
Price: 9.95 USD

92 Depression 2.0: Creative Strategies for Tough Economic Times

Nelson, Cletus Process 2009 9.78E+12 Trade paperback


With Contributions from Douglas Rushkoff, Claire Wolfe and Charles Hugh Smith We have grown accustomed to life in a stable and prosperous society, and many of us are not prepared for financial uncertainty. Depression 2.0 is a practical, empowering, hands-on guide to persevering and even thriving in the event of an economic crisis. Placing particular emphasis on self-sufficiency, community-building, and personal resilience, this timely, informative book offers a hopeful way forward in a time of great uncertainty. Bankruptcy, barter, and survival investing are just a few of the important topics explored. Chapters include: Worst Case Scenario: Contemplating Unemployment Down but Not Out: Economics for Leaner Times Walking Away: Thinking about Bankruptcy In Case of Emergency: The Resilient Home Return to Simplicity: Retreat Options Keeping the Lights on: Home Energy Solutions Between the Cracks: When You Have No Shelter Beyond Currency: When Greenbacks Go Bad Survival Finances: Crisis Investing Future Shift: The Road Ahead Depression 2.0 is the fourth title in Process celebrated Self-Reliance Series, created to help urbanites make smart choices to live sustainably in the twenty-first century. 
Price: 16.95 USD

93 Designing & Building Automatic Stills

Riku New Zealand Amphora Society 2007 473126559 First edition. Trade paperback


117 p. Includes: illustrations, diagrams, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD

94 Dig Your Hands in the Dirt: A Manual for Making Art Out of Earth

Denzer, Kiko Hand Print Press 2005 967984661 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 128 p. Contai 

* Turn the earth under your feet into natural, cheap, beautiful art: African-inspired murals, fanciful playground sculptures, labyrinths, sundials, sculpted benches, bird houses, & more. * Complete illustrated how-to guide to mud, art, & community. * Inspiring stories & color photos from earth-artists here & abroad. * For teachers, parents, activists, builders, artists, & other kids. Here is inspiration and instruction for anyone interested in making beautiful art out of earth. The author of Build Your Own Earth Oven teaches you to find, mix, and sculpt the right mud; develop group goals and vision, and translate simple, natural (and easy to draw) patterns into sophisticated and complex designs. The resulting murals will transform anonymous spaces into real places. Or make garden art you can sit on (or in). Get inspirated by earth artists across the country and over the sea. Extensive resources for further study. Join them all in making art to help join us, harmoniously, to a whole. Brief, elegant, wonderfully and generously illustrated with drawings and 32 pages of color photos. 
Price: 12.95 USD

95 DISGUISE TECHNIQUES Fool All of the People Some of the Time

MacInaugh, Edmund A. 


Price: 34.95 USD

96 Disk Detective


Price: 20.00 USD

97 Divorce Dirty Tricks

Morrison, Robert H. Phoenix, Ariz. Intrepid Pub. 1988 Trade paperback


2 volume set. Eden Press photocopy edition in two volumes 
Price: 22.00 USD

98 Donde No Hay Doctor

Werner, David Hesperian Foundation 1995 942364015 Ed Actualizada y Aum ed. Illustrated. Trade paperback


Text in Spanish. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 455 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 20.00 USD

99 Donde No Hay Doctor Para Mujeres: Un Manual Para La Salud de La Mujer

Burns, A August Hesperian Foundation 1999 942364317 Trade paperback


Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 19.99 USD

100 DONT GET MAD - GET EVEN The Fine Art of Revengemanship

Inder, Jane & Eyre, Hilary 


Price: 22.95 USD

101 Drying Fruits & Vegetables

Russell, Dawn Riggins, Idaho Bring Nature Close 2007 


28 p. stapled pamphlet 
Price: 5.00 USD

102 DUMPSTER DIVING:THE ADVANCED COURSE How to Turn Other People's Trash into Money, Publicity, and Power

Hoffman, John Paladin Press 158160369X / 9781581603699 


It's been several years since the publication of John Hoffman's cult classic of urban scavenging, The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving. Now the Garbage Guru is back with an advanced course in the unconventional economics of exploring the trash for fun and profit. Just some of the lessons you will learn include: the key secret to dealing with locked dumpsters how to dive for information and use it to humiliate corporations, politicians and other evil-doers the unusual profitability of diving for movie and celebrity castoffs the BIG-bucks potential of industrial diving, including the top 10 most lucrative places to do it how to sell your dumpster-dived wares through the flea market of the 21st century - eBay how to parlay dumpster diving consciousness into finding cheap property, supporting radical causes, even landing political office New readers, as well as those familiar with Hoffman's work, must be warned that Dumpster Diving: The Advanced Course is decidedly weirder, more ambitious, more disturbing, and profoundly more subversive than his first book. You're gonna dig it! John Hoffman's career as a bona fide fringe writer began with the publication of his cult classic, The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving. 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

103 Dwelling Portably 1980-89

Davis, Holly, and Davis, Burt Microcosm Publishing 2008 9.78E+12 Trade paperback


Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 164 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 10.00 USD

104 Dwelling Portably 1990-1999

Davis, Bert & Holly Paperback

Brand New 

For the past 30 years, Bert and Holly have been cranking this out on a manual typewriter in their yurt. You'll find diagrams and notes on how to make tools, portable showers, find seasonal jobs, stay warm at night while Winter camping; hitchhiking and freight train hopping guides; suggestions from people who live in their car, in tents, yurts, tipis, or nowhere at all. And perhaps my favorite thing about Dwelling Portably are the personal stories that surround the helpful information. -Print Fetish 
Price: 8.00 USD

105 Dwelling Portably 2000-2008

Davis, Bert & Holly Microcosm Publishing 2009 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New 168 p. 

Practical advice about low-budget motion by choice--camping on the edges, living simply, getting by on the road and loving it. It's for modern nomads in the US choosing alternative lifestyles to working 9-5 in the same place. You get hard-won need-to-know wisdom like: How to live in cars. How to buy staples for 25 cents per pound. Can you camp in U-Hauls? Where can you find a cheap dentist? The dangers of social services taking kids without a house. Fixing a free bike for long-haul travel. etc. -Cool Tools Lots and lots about things such as where in the wilds to put your poop in any given season, using a venom extractor to remove a tick, and how to recycle damaged plastic buckets with new uses. Also, if you re into camping (I mean into REAL camping, not living off of Ding Dongs stowed in the trunk) I m sure that this would be a great mag. Razorcake One of the finest publications we have ever come across. This is a guide by homeless folks for homeless folks. Holly and Bert Davis have been putting this collection of tips and anecdotes out for decades. Content ranges from cooking and bathing out of your car, to edible weeds, to improvised bicycle panniers, to musings on 12 volt microfiche readers and the practicalities of nudism. Home Grown Evolution 
Price: 8.00 USD

106 Earth Knack: Stone Age Skills for the 21st Century

Blankenship, Bart, and Blankenship, Robin Gibbs Smith Publishers 2001 879057335 Trade paperback


huck it all and live in a cave? No way! Adopt some Stone Age skills? Absolutely! This information-packed book doesn't just talk, it shows you ways to bring the best of our environment into your life. The relevant skills and ideas in EARTH KNACK will not only have you creating objects, but will also give you a new sense of self-fulfillment and self-worth. 
Price: 18.95 USD

107 Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book

Oehler, Mike Mole Publishing Company 2007 960446400 Trade paperback


230 p. 
Price: 24.44 USD

108 Earth-Sheltered House: An Architect's Sketchbook

Wells, Malcolm Chelsea Green Publishing Company 2009 9.78E+12 Revised ed. Trade paperback


The Earth-Sheltered House is a classic in the annals of sustainable building books, written by a legend in the field of environmentally responsible architecture. Malcolm Wells has a fundamentally different way of looking at the design and building process, and his iconoclastic perspective has never been more apparent. Wells s work is revolutionary, but readers will find his message to be pure common sense. Earth sheltering offers superior comfort with minimal energy input, and it is adaptable to diverse terrains as well as a variety of architectural aesthetics. 
Price: 24.95 USD

109 Earth-Sheltered Houses: How to Build an Affordable Underground Home

Roy, Rob Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

An earth-sheltered, earth-roofed home has the least impact upon the land of all housing styles, leaving almost zero footprint on the planet. Earth-Sheltered Houses is a practical guide for those who want to build their own underground home at moderate cost. It describes the benefits of sheltering a home with earth, including the added comfort and energy efficiency from the moderating influence of the earth on the home's temperature - keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer - low maintenance, and the protection against fire, sound, earthquake and storm afforded by the earth. Extra benefits from adding an earth or other living roof option include greater longevity of the roof substrate, fine aesthetics, and environmental harmony. The book covers all of the various construction techniques involved including details on planning, excavation, footings, floor, walls, framing, roofing, waterproofing, insulation and drainage. Specific methods appropriate for the inexperienced owner-builder are a particular focus and include: pouring one's own footings and/or floor; the use of dry-stacked (surface-bonded) concrete block walls; post-and-beam framing; plank-and-beam roofing, and drainage methods and self-adhesive waterproofing membranes.The time-tested, easy-to-learn construction techniques described in Earth-Sheltered Houses will enable readers to embark upon their own building projects with confidence, backed up by a comprehensive resources section that lists all the latest products such as waterproofing membranes, types of rigid insulation and drainage products that will protect the building against water damage and heat loss. 
Price: 27.95 USD

110 Easy Composters You Can Build: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-139

Noyes, Nick Storey Publishing 1995 9.78E+12 

New stapled pamphlet, 32 pages 

Contents: Introduction, Why Make Compost? , Composting SYstems at a Glance, Wood & Wire Compost Bins, Cement Block Bins, Composting Accessories, Selecting the Compost Pile Location, Ingredients for Compost: What to Use, What to Avoid, Stuff to Keep Out of Compost Pile, Composting Without a Pile, Using Compost 
Price: 3.95 USD

111 Easy Game Cookery: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-56

Hobson, Phyllis Storey Publishing 1981 882662317 

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

112 Easy Water Systems: How to gather and move water easily from one place to another

Russell, Dawn Riggins, Idaho Bring Nature Close 2009 

New 24 p. stapled pamphlet 

Price: 5.00 USD

113 Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching Third Edition

Foreman, Dave & Haywood, Bill (eds.) - Forwarrd! By Edward Abbey Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Ned Ludd Books published the first two editions, with Abbzug Press publishing a third edition. The book was first published in 1985. Much of the inspiration for the book, as well as the term monkeywrenching, came from Edward Abbey's 1975 novel The Monkey Wrench Gang. Other inspiration for the book likely came from the 1972 book Ecotage!, which was published by the group Environmental Action and was in turn inspired by the actions of an activist in the Chicago, Illinois area who called himself The Fox, and engaged in such vigilante actions to protect the environment as plugging smokestacks. Much of the actual content for Ecodefense came from the Dear Ned Ludd column in the newsletter of the group Earth First! during the 1980s. Monkeywrenching is a form of ecodefense. So are temporary restraining orders and tree sitting, as well as non-violent blockade and civil disobedience. Other forms include tree spiking, and billboarding. These are more controversial because they involve destruction, vandalism, and/or the potential for injury. “Tentatively called Ecodefense: A Handbook on the Militant Defense of the Earth, the publication was to be a radical environmental version of William Powell's Anarchist Cookbook. In its final form, brought out by Foreman's own Ned Ludd Books (suitably named after the nineteenth-century British worker who destroyed supposedly labor-saving machinery), Ecodefense: A Field Guide To Monkeywrenching gave practical , detailed instructions on how to decommission bulldozers, pull out survey stakes, spike trees, and generally harass and delay resource industry plans. It was an immediate success; dog eared copies of it could be found in the backpacks of young environmental militants literally throughout the world. This kind of popularity led Oregon's Williamette National Forest supervisor Michael Kerrick to denounce the book in a white paper presented at a congressional hearing, in which he peevishly threatened to 'close the entire [national forest logging] area to unauthorized entry' if the ecotage described in the book took place. As good as his word, Kerrick soon thereafter introduced the controversial and legally questionable policy of closing national forests to the public whenever environmental protests were expected. It is no exaggeration to say, therefore, that Ecodefense changed forever the way public lands policy was made in this country and perhaps even abroad. Ecotage was, as Getty learned, a new factor in making environmental policy. 
Price: 20.95 USD

114 Elementary Field Interrogation

Desert Publications 

New 40 p. 

A manual on physical & psychological torture written by a former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who took part in the notorious Phoenix Counterterrorism Program in Southeast Asia...an operation so successful that the mere name still sends shivers down the backs of Communist sympathizers. Von Schrader was yanked out of Cambodia by the Section Chief of SPECIAL OPS GROUP before the Viet Cong and Khmer Rouge could pay the bounty they placed on him. Not for the squeamish. Illus. softcvr, 51/2x81/2, 40 pgs. 
Price: 9.94 USD

115 Emergency Medical Care for Disaster

Desert Publications 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New 72 p. 

This manual was designed as a quick reference guide for health workers and trained laymen charged with the responsibility of administering medical care in the absence of a physician. It will aid you in quickly determining the treatment of diseases, disorders, and injuries. Included in this manual are sections on stocking medical kits, use of basic medical supplies and use of special medicines. A top quality reference. 8 1/2 x 11. 72 pages, illus., & softcover. 
Price: 14.95 USD

116 Espionage: Down and Dirty

Lesce, Tony Port Townsend, WA Loompanics Trade Paperback


Price: 17.95 USD

117 Even More Dangerously Fun Stuff for Boys Who Never Really Grew Up

Paladin Press Trade Paperback

NEW! The original Paladin Book of Dangerously Fun Stuff hit a nerve with thrill seekers and information junkies everywhere. Now, we've dug even deeper into the Paladin archives and commissioned more new articles for a second volume of action arcana, handy how-to, taboo topics, comical capers, and just plain weird stuff that we're sure will delight all you guys who've never really grown up. What's on the menu this time? This action-packed sequel will teach you how to: survive an armed roadblock without getting shot; live high on the hog without a job; buy and sell precious metals without getting screwed; keep a military coup covert . . . or improvise when it gets discovered; defuse a barroom brawl (four strategies!); outwit your interrogator on the witness stand; remember where you stashed your valuables in that place no one would ever think to look but now even you forgot; identify five deadly firearm training traps. All this and much more on gangs, guns, drugs, bears, propaganda! Driving drunk, picking locks, hitchhiking intelligently, snatching prisoners! Crooked cards, mantraps, gunpowder, tractors! (Tractors?) The dozens of authors represented here are not only the top researchers, practitioners, and writers in their fields, they are also largely the cognoscenti to whom the authorities and experts go for advice. And they deal with topics you will find covered nowhere else. Some of your favorite Paladin authors included in this book are: Max Edison, Marc Animal MacYoung, James Ballou, George Hayduke, Ragnar Benson, Jeff Cooper, Paul Kirchner, and more. So read on, and as we said before: Live dangerously. Live free. And have fun. 
Price: 35.00 USD

118 Execution Tools and Techniques


Price: 14.95 USD

119 Explosives and Propellants From Commonly Available Materials

Desert Publications 

New 56 p. 

Another great book from the Golden Era of Improvised Munitions at Frankfort Arsenal, with in depth coverage of: Manufacturing Black Powder from Field Grade Potassium Nitrate, Improvised Primary High Explosive, Optimized Procedure for Field Manufacture of Improvised Detonators and more. Loaded with illustrations and tables. 81/2x11, 56 pp., softcover. 
Price: 19.95 USD

120 Favorite Pickles & Relishes: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-91

Chesman, Andrea Storey Publishing 1984 882663348 

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

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