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How to Survive The End Of The World As We Know It - From Financial Crisis to Flu Epidemic (Paperback): James Wesley Rawles How to Survive The End Of The World As We Know It - From Financial Crisis to Flu Epidemic (Paperback)
James Wesley Rawles 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Out of stock

The definitive guide on how to prepare for any crisis--from global financial collapse to a pandemic
It would only take one unthinkable event to disrupt our way of life. If there is a terrorist attack, a global pandemic, or sharp currency devaluation--you may be forced to fend for yourself in ways you've never imagined. Where would you get water? How would you communicate with relatives who live in other states? What would you use for fuel?
Survivalist expert James Wesley, Rawles, author of "Patriots" and editor of SurvivalBlog.com, shares the essential tools and skills you will need for you family to survive, including:
Water: Filtration, transport, storage, and treatment options.
Food Storage: How much to store, pack-it-yourself methods, storage space and rotation, countering vermin.
Fuel and Home Power: Home heating fuels, fuel storage safety, backup generators.
Garden, Orchard Trees, and Small Livestock: Gardening basics, non-hybrid seeds, greenhouses; choosing the right livestock.
Medical Supplies and Training: Building a first aid kit, minor surgery, chronic health issues.
Communications: Following international news, staying in touch with loved ones.
Home Security: Your panic room, self-defense training and tools.
When to Get Outta Dodge: Vehicle selection, kit packing lists, routes and planning.
Investing and Barter: Tangibles investing, building your barter stockpile. And much more.
"How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It" is a must-have for every well-prepared family.

Good Housekeeping: Simple Organizing Wisdom - 400 Quick and Easy Clutter Cures (Hardcover): L. Jennings Good Housekeeping: Simple Organizing Wisdom - 400 Quick and Easy Clutter Cures (Hardcover)
L. Jennings
R438 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R73 (17%) Out of stock

The ultimate guide to decluttering! Good Housekeeping helps you organize your home, simplify any task, and tidy up fast. Let the experts at Good Housekeeping help you get organized with this inspirational room-by-room guide to tidying up! Hundreds of tips and tricks include how to keep a well-ordered fridge, gain extra counter space, conquer cookware clutter, choose the best shelving, clear up your desk and digital spaces, and streamline your closet and garage. You'll find pro organizer ideas for every area in your home, must-have Good Housekeeping Institute-approved products, and advice on finding a place for everything and putting everything in its place. Keep this book handy, refer to it often, and say goodbye to the mess! Chapters: Organizing Must-Haves, Kitchen & Pantry, Living & Family Rooms, Work & Craft Spaces, Bedrooms, Bath & Laundry Rooms, Entryways, and Garages.

Handy Household Hints from Heloise (Paperback): Heloise Handy Household Hints from Heloise (Paperback)
Heloise
R325 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R65 (20%) Out of stock

This title offers almost 3,000 time and money-saving tips, shortcuts, and quick fixes from the 'First Lady' of household hints. Whether it's unclogging drains with dryer sheets, raising the best tomatoes - with the help of panty-hose - or sharing hundreds of ways to make doing laundry better, cheaper, and faster, Heloise has the answer. More relevant than ever when time and money are tight, these shortcuts and solutions for cleaning up, entertaining with ease, making repairs, getting organized, and coping with nuisances guarantee a hassle-free home. Beloved by millions of readers around the world, Heloise's down-to-earth tips have been the backbone of the Hints from Heloise brand for more than 50 years. In Heloise's first new book in more than five years, she offers thousands of no-nonsense solutions that address: the worst (and best) day to do laundry; how to clean up a broken compact fluorescent light bulb; dusting baseboards without bending; and, deterring kitchen pests with crushed peppermint candies.

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions - Money-Saving Tips, DIY Cleaners, Kitchen Secrets, and Other Easy Answers to Everyday... Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions - Money-Saving Tips, DIY Cleaners, Kitchen Secrets, and Other Easy Answers to Everyday Problems (Hardcover)
Bruce Lubin, Jeanne Lubin
R566 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R97 (17%) Out of stock

A fresh take on the bestselling Who Knew? series (which has sold more than 5 million copies), 10,001 Household Solutions makes household tips more accessible and easier to use than ever. Each tip - such as Magic Bug Spray, Orange Peel All-Purpose Cleaner, and How to Make Lemons Last Forever - is listed briefly with easy-to-follow instructions in the trademark chatty Who Knew? style. Tips are organised into chapters by subject (Cleaners, Pets, Bugs and Other Pests, Kitchen, Holidays, Health and Beauty, etc.) and the book includes a full index.

Essential Uses: Baking Soda, Salt, Vinegar, Lemon, Coconut Oil, Honey, and Ginger - The Ultimate Wellness, Beauty, and... Essential Uses: Baking Soda, Salt, Vinegar, Lemon, Coconut Oil, Honey, and Ginger - The Ultimate Wellness, Beauty, and Healthy-Home Bible (Paperback)
Tricia Swanton
R553 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R97 (18%) Out of stock

Explore all the ways in which some basic household items can pave the way to better health. Whatever your goals, Essential Uses will teach you new ways to use baking soda, salt, vinegar, lemons, coconut oil, honey, ginger, and a myriad of other natural items. Discover how to take better care of your skin, your health, and your home--all while saving money, getting better results out of your products, and using eco-friendly options. With a focus on personal wellness, home cleaning, and pet care, Essential Uses provides simple and effective options to live a healthier, more natural life.

Back to Basics - A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills (Hardcover, 3rd ed.): Abigail Gehring Back to Basics - A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills (Hardcover, 3rd ed.)
Abigail Gehring
R583 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R98 (17%) Out of stock

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.

Mary's Household Tips and Tricks - Your Guide to Happiness in the Home (Hardcover): Mary Berry Mary's Household Tips and Tricks - Your Guide to Happiness in the Home (Hardcover)
Mary Berry 2
R465 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R94 (20%) Out of stock

Britain's best-loved cook and national treasure Mary Berry lets readers in on her very own household secrets . . . A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide that shares her greatest tips on how to care for your home. 'It's practical AND beautiful . . . an ideal gift ' Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2 'This book is a collection of skills I've learned for running a home. Gleaned from years of practical experience, along with all the hints that friends and family have imparted to me, I hope it will be a helping hand' - Mary Berry Inside you'll find . . . A KITCHEN KNOW-HOW for the heart of your home - Freezer tips - Organize your food - CLEANING & CONFIGURING YOUR HOME - Create cleaning products from store cupboard items - LAUNDRY & WARDROBE WISDOM - Banish moths from your home for good - Remove stains from every kind of fabric - get green fingered with GARDENING & FLOWERS - Bring greenery into your home even without a garden - Create beautiful flower arrangements - And finally master the art of HOSTING & ADDING THE EXTRA TOUCHES for sparkling parties at home. Easy to use, practical and gorgeously illustrated, Mary's Household Tips & Tricks covers everything from Mary's golden rules for baking to her favourite flowers for each season, from how to polish silver to whether tea should be poured before or after milk. With secrets for accomplishing the most challenging home-keeping tasks with ease, Mary's wonderfully simple book will help turn any house into a home. 'The Queen of British baking has whipped up a recipe for home happiness' The Independent 'A domestic goddess' The Daily Telegraph

Urban Homesteading - Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living (Paperback): Rachel Kaplan, K. Ruby Blume Urban Homesteading - Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living (Paperback)
Rachel Kaplan, K. Ruby Blume
R480 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R71 (15%) Out of stock

The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. "Urban Homesteading" is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical information, as well as inspiring stories from people already living the urban homesteading life, this colorful guide is an approachable guide to learning to live more ecologically in the city. The book embraces the core concepts of localization (providing our basic needs close to where we live), self-reliance (re-learning that food comes from the ground, not the grocery store; learning to do things ourselves), and sustainability (giving back at least as much as we take). Readers will find concise how-to information that they can immediately set into practice, from making solar cookers to growing tomatoes in a barrel to raising chickens in small spaces to maintaining mental serenity in the fast-paced city environment. Full of beautiful full-color photographs and illustrations, and plenty of step-by-step instructions, this is a must-have handbook for city folk with a passion for the simple life.

Dairy Diary Set 2021 - A British icon used by millions since its launch. Updated for 2021; this gorgeous Set is incredibly... Dairy Diary Set 2021 - A British icon used by millions since its launch. Updated for 2021; this gorgeous Set is incredibly useful, comprising: A5 week-to-view diary with 52 triple-tested weekly recipes, a handy Pocket Diary with pen, plus a Meal Planner Pad with perforated shopping list. (Hardcover)
Emily Davenport; Designed by Graham Meigh; Edited by Louise Burfitt; Photographs by Steve Lee; Contributions by Kathryn Hawkins, …
R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Out of stock

Practical and pretty, the Dairy Diary Set is perfect for organising and planning throughout 2021. Day-to-day, month-to-month, it's both an indispensable help and a source of information. You can customise your diaries with the coordinated stickers - easily identify your most important events. And the weekly recipes and food features will inspire you throughout the year. The Pocket Diary is the perfect size for your handbag or pocket, and even has a pen attached for convenience. The Meal Planner Pad allows you to plan your weekly meals and what's needed with ease; simply tear of the shopping list when required. *A5 week-to-view diary * Delicious triple-tested weekly recipes * Lots of writing space * Memorable dates stickers * Useful notes pocket * Calendars * Gifts records * Information for cooks. * New for 2021: fascinating features on houseplants, gardening for wildlife and quirky museums*Pocket Diary with pen and elastic pen holder *Meal Planner Pad with perforated shopping list. "An absolutely fantastic set. I could not recommend it more highly. BRILLIANT."

Bugman on Bugs - Understanding Household Pests and the Environment (Paperback): Richard Fagerlund, Johnna Strange Bugman on Bugs - Understanding Household Pests and the Environment (Paperback)
Richard Fagerlund, Johnna Strange
R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Out of stock

This sequel to the authorsa "Ask the Bugman" (2002) contains more valuable information on how to identify assorted insects and arthropods and the best ways to keep them out of your house, all presented with the wry humor that fans of Fagerlundas nationally distributed newspaper column have come to treasure. Fagerlund and Strange are proponents of Integrated Pest Management rather than the technique they label aSpray and Praya used by most exterminating businesses. Anyone concerned about the health effects of pesticides will want to follow the useful advice in "The Bugman on Bugs," including specific information on what kinds of substances and techniques work best for particular pests.

In addition to illustrated chapters on roaches, ants, flies, spiders, centipedes and scorpions, fleas, lice, bed bugs, mice, termites, and other kinds of pests, the authors discuss human reactions to these creatures, turning their attention both to phobias and to the place of insects in our religious and spiritual lives. Amazing pest control tales are sprinkled throughout the book (have you thought about greasing your linens with hog lard to make yourself disgusting even to fleas?), as well as peculiar facts and even a recipe for sautA(c)ed termites.

Spotless Pets (Paperback): Jennifer Fleming, Shannon Lush Spotless Pets (Paperback)
Jennifer Fleming, Shannon Lush
R321 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R22 (7%) Out of stock

SPOTLESS PETS is an essential guide for anyone who owns a pet, from Australia's favourite domestic gurus. The messiest member of any household is often a pet! All that hair, all those unfortunate accidents ...SPOTLESS PETS helps you solve your pet stain dilemmas and saves you oodles of money at the same time. Using inexpensive and low-toxic remedies to every pet stain imaginable, there are chapters on dogs, cats, birds, fish, small animals, exotic animals. Not only is SPOTLESS PETS packed with advice on removing stains and smells, but it covers everything from cleaning cages, tanks and bedding to removing hair from upholstery. With more than a million copies of their books sold in Australia alone, Shannon and Jennifer are the experts you will turn to time and time again when your pet makes a mess!

H.O.M.E (Paperback): Adele Blair H.O.M.E (Paperback)
Adele Blair
R541 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R41 (8%) Out of stock

Most people believe that being disorganized is just the way it is in today's busy world, but it doesn't have to be that way. A clear and organized home environment for you and your family can provide space to live your life well. Home gives you all the tips and tricks of how to create a system of storage and retrieval that will work for your home. The step-by-step approach in the book allows you to find what you need to achieve order in your home and other aspects of your life. From home and work to leisure and social activities, learn how to rearrange and declutter your life. Make the choice to free up your life today.

The Miracle Of Garlic (Paperback): Penny Stanway The Miracle Of Garlic (Paperback)
Penny Stanway 1
R183 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R35 (19%) Out of stock

The Miracle of Garlic is a compact yet comprehensive and authoritative guide to garlic, with helpful information on every possible way to use this wonderful product of nature - not only in cooking but also for health and well-being. The book opens with the history of garlic, its importance in the Mediterranean diet and its popularity around the world. The author discusses whether garlic is a miracle medicine, a valuable natural remedy, or just a useful part of a healthy diet. The first part outlines the varieties of garlic and how to grow it. A digest of the contents of garlic and how they affect health is followed by guidance on how to choose, use and store garlic. The second part offers well-tested recipes for well-loved garlic-containing dishes from around the world. The final part offers help on how to use garlic safely to aid health. The A-Z of ailments that can respond to garlic includes the possible causes of each ailment, how garlic can help, and how best to use garlic.

Vinegar - 100s of Household Uses (Paperback, New edition): Maria Costantino Vinegar - 100s of Household Uses (Paperback, New edition)
Maria Costantino; Contributions by Gina Steer
R290 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R45 (16%) Out of stock

Vinegar may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you need to get rid of a stubborn wine stain or soothe a tickly cough, but this ancient cupboard staple is regaining its rightful place as a cheap, versatile and environmentally friendly solution to many household tasks. This invaluable book has sections on how to use vinegar in the laundry, DIY, gardening, health and beauty, pet care and of course in the kitchen. Hundreds of hints, tips, advice and recipes are provided in a clear, accessible style. Attractively illustrated, this brilliant little book is a visual treat as well as an invaluable practical aid.

Vinegar - House & Home (Paperback, New edition): Maria Costantino, Gina Steer Vinegar - House & Home (Paperback, New edition)
Maria Costantino, Gina Steer
R322 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R17 (5%) Out of stock

Vinegar may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you need to get rid of a stubborn wine stain or soothe a tickly cough, but this ancient cupboard staple is regaining its rightful place as a cheap, versatile and environmentally friendly solution to many household tasks. This invaluable book has sections on how to use vinegar in the laundry, DIY, gardening, health and beauty, pet care and of course in the kitchen. Hundreds of hints, tips, advice and recipes are provided in a clear, accessible style. Attractively illustrated, this brilliant little book is a visual treat as well as an invaluable practical aid.

Lemons - House & Home (Paperback, New edition): Diane Sutherland, Jon Sutherland Lemons - House & Home (Paperback, New edition)
Diane Sutherland, Jon Sutherland
R323 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R18 (6%) Out of stock

Lemons are cheap, eco-friendly and multi-talented as well as deliciously flavoured and aromatic. If you are fed up with using detergents that are less than kind to your skin, then take a look at this all-natural, safe alternative. Packed full of tips and suggestions for how to put the humble lemon to good use, this chunky, attractively illustrated, essential guide shows you how to clean around the home, polish, deodorize, deter pests, protect pets, take care of your skin, improve your health and cook tasty dishes.

The Little Book of Cleaning Tips (Paperback): William Fortt The Little Book of Cleaning Tips (Paperback)
William Fortt
R70 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R14 (20%) Out of stock

The Little Books of Tips series is a collection of books, each 50 tips in size, delivering wisdom and advice on a whole range of popular subjects covering food, gardening, craft, sports and hobbies. Over quarter of a million copies sold across the series. Including plenty of tips on household cleaning, for all sorts of domestic mess and disorder, this little book will help you find shine and perfection in your lives once more. From natural solutions to tackling the most stubborn of stains to keeping clutter at bay, this small volume is packed with useful advice.

Miracle of Lemons (Paperback): Penny Stanway Miracle of Lemons (Paperback)
Penny Stanway 1
R185 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R34 (18%) Out of stock

Lemons have been hailed as a super-food, an effective natural remedy and an invaluable multi-purpose household cleanser and freshener. Dr Penny Stanway's well-researched and authoritative little book debunks the myths and reveals which health claims are backed by evidence-based research and which are not, whether lemons deserve their cult status as a panacea and just how much they can improve your diet and well-being. As well as expounding the health-giving and practical properties of lemons, the author provides an A-Z section of ailments that can respond to lemons - each entry outlines possible causes of the ailment, discusses how lemons can help, and suggests how to use them as a remedy. She gives lemon-containing recipes that will help care for, beautify and scent your skin and hair and room-by-room ideas for using lemons to keep your home fresh and clean, fragrant and sparkling. There are inspiring and delicious recipes for using lemons in food - they add a touch of magic both to the simplest snack and to sweet or savoury dishes to linger over.
The book is completed with instructions on how to grow lemons indoors in a greenhouse, and outside in a warm climate; how to choose which lemons to grow; and how best to store them.

Scandi Rustic - Creating a Cozy & Happy Home (Hardcover): Rebecca Lawson, Reena Simon Scandi Rustic - Creating a Cozy & Happy Home (Hardcover)
Rebecca Lawson, Reena Simon
R523 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R101 (19%) Out of stock

'The emphasis that Scandinavians place on the home being a source of happiness and wellbeing is one we identify with. We believe that everyone should have a home they don't want to leave!' Award-winning bloggers and instagrammers Reena Simon and Rebecca Lawson are renowned for their love affair with all things Scandi. In their first book, Scandi Rustic Style, they reveal how to create a home that takes elements of Scandinavian design and introduces rustic natural materials and textures to create a Scandi-inspired interior that is cosy, relaxed and inviting. Come with Rebecca and Reena on a journey across the UK and Europe showcasing the very best in Scandi Rustic homes. Whether you live in an urban apartment, a country cottage or a blank canvas new-build, this relaxed, sustainable, modern rustic style will work perfectly for your home.

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