As far back as James Ballou can remember, his interests have included survival activities - hunting, fishing, exploring, treasure hunting, backpacking, shooting, making and using tools, and just plain improvising. The author of dozens of magazine articles on various subjects, he also served four years in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.
More Makeshift Workshop Skillsby James Ballou
James Ballou tapped a nerve with his best-selling Makeshift Workshop Skills for Survival and Self-Reliance , and now he's back with even more plans, projects, and concepts for do-it-yourself craftsmen, preppers, and anyone interested in creative improvised workshop methods. Get set to learn how to make dozens of useful/font>/u>/b>
James Ballou tapped a nerve with his best-selling Makeshift Workshop Skills for Survival and Self-Reliance , and now he's back with even more plans, projects, and concepts for do-it-yourself craftsmen, preppers, and anyone interested in creative improvised workshop methods. Get set to learn how to make dozens of useful items out of nothing more than scrounged materials or common, inexpensive products found in every home.
- MORE HOMEMADE TOOLS AND HARDWARE—When there is no hardware store, you'll need to know how to make your own tools and parts. Learn even more clever ways to make your own screwdrivers, scissors, saws, screws, nuts, hinges . . .
- MORE MANUALLY POWERED MACHINES—When there is no electricity, manually powered machines will need to replace your power tools. Learn how to make workshop machines operated by foot pedals, hand cranks, treadles, spring-poles . .
- MORE MAKESHIFT CONSTRUCTION—When you're low on cash, it's convenient to be able to construct your own useful things instead of shelling out money at the store. Now you can create all sorts of functional items out of discarded plastic, scrap metal, duct tape, empty bottles, spent ammo . . .
- MORE MAKESHIFT MINDSET—When you can't just drop by the store for the parts or tools needed to complete a project, your most important tool will be your mind. Ballou helps you develop a "makeshift mindset" so you, too, can come up with unconventional ways to accomplish your workshop goals . . .
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I subscribe to Backwoods Magazine. James Ballou's many articles about using found objects to fix all sorts of strange things you'd otherwise give up to the town landfill have always come in handy, so when I saw he'd gathered together a compilation of them, I snapped it up to add to my 'Suburban Prepper' library. McGuyver has nothing on this guy!