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.
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... Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by Anna Erishkigal
The information provided is solid and easy to follow but very entry level. I'm not a pro-makeshifter but if you are already a do-it-your-selfer, mechanic, plumber, or even just a... Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by wrenchman
I was surprised at the handy info on properties of metals, glues and woods.
This book contained handy fixes for most anything made of wood. Read more
Many of the ideas were nothing new to me as I am a make-do, function over form kind of guy, but some were. I liked several of the ideas and plan on using them. Read morePublished on December 21, 2012 by Woodburn
This book has some good tips and ideas to do with less and make items. I have yet to try these ideas but over all it is a useful book to have around. Read morePublished on December 16, 2012 by ric
Fast shipping. Item as described. Sweetie loved it.
A good gift for a craftsman!
Christmas gift 2012. A good book to add to your library!
Easy to read, good fotos. Straight to the point.
Read it fast and practice!
Can't wait to try some of the projects presented.