From the Author
Sweat bathing has been as common to people as the making of bread and the squeezing of the grape. Numerous cultures through history have discovered that the sweat bath, in one form or another, enlivens both body and spirit.
Several years ago, before I got married and had a family, I spend three continuous years visiting sweat baths in far corners of the world. (Someone had to do it!) My photos and text were published by Capra Press in a book with the appropriate title: Sweat, the Illustrated History and Description of the Finnish Sauna, Russian Bania, Islamic Hammam, Japanese Mushi-buro, Mexican Temescal and American Indian & Eskimo Sweatlodge.
The book is available on Amazon but I have also put much of the material on the web at theperfectsweat.com.
The book Sweat included a how-to-build section and recently I re-wrote and updated the material for an eBook titled, How To Build Your Own Sauna & Sweat. In the past I sold the how to build text from Sweat by mail-order for $25. I am so happy now to offer it in a revised and updated eBook form. Now I can substantially lower the price to only $4.99, and deliver the material instantly via the web. What a wonderful world!
It's my dream to visit and update the rest of the material in Sweat. I'll let you know when it happens! In the meanwhile, Happy Sweating.
From the Back Cover
Building a Sauna
The Stove, Heart of the Sauna
Shopping for an Electric Sauna Stove
Pre-fab Sauna Room
Build a Sauna Room
Creating Good Climate
Building a Trail Sweat
The Tent Sauna
Using the Sauna or other Sweat Bath