Making Stuff & Doing Things: DIY Guides to Just About Everything by Kyle Bravo
A compilation of a popular 90's zine that offers hundreds of do-it-yourself tips, skills and life hacks for adventurous souls.
MAKING STUFF AND DOING THINGS is probably the most useful book on the planet. It's been called 'more important than the Bible.' It's an indispensable handbook full of basic life skills for the young punk or activist, or for anyone else who's just trying to get stuff done - without having to have loads of money.
The book started as a 90's zine with dozens of contributors setting down the most important skills they knew in concise, often hand-written pages. If you want to do it all yourself or do it together, this book has it all, from making your own toothpaste to creating your own art and media; feeding, clothing, cleaning and entertaining yourself; surviving on little, living on less and staying healthy on all your adventures.
Honestly, you'll never be bored again.
"You probably need this book. Dozens of underground zinesters compile their essays, diagrams, and comix about how to do things and how things work that will explain how to compost, fix a toilet, make toothpaste, clothes, and root beer, take care of sick animals, understand how your penis works, organize your day, or create your own buttplug." --Rocktober