DIY Sunday – Modern Corner Desk in Plywood

DIY Sunday - Modern Corner Desk in Plywood

Plans for a space saving desk for small flats or cabins published
in the 1943 January issue of Popular Mechanics. And as usual
you can download the plans simply by clicking the icon below

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Meals on Wheels by Lou Willson & Olive Hoover from 1937 in PDF

Meals on Wheels by Lou Willson & Olive Hoover from 1937 in PDF

Meals on Wheels

by
Lou Willson and Olive Hoover

Published by
Rumford Press
in
1937

Meals on Wheels is a book which solvesthe problems of cooking
in a trailer. The difficulties of cooking in  small space  are
overcome by following the expert suggestions of these authors.
The list of  essential equipmentwill save you money and space.
Complete menus, with recipes, are given for delightful
meals that can be prepared in half an hour.


This very entertaining book has in all honesty tips more
suited for the camping crowd than the hiking crowd.
Having said as much, the recipes are of course
well suited for both.
You can download the book in pdf format
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The Cosmopolitan Cook & Recipe Book from 1882 in PDF

The Cosmopolitan Cook & Recipe Book from 1882 in PDF

The Cosmopolitan Cook & Recipe Book

Compiled, Edited and Published by
Dingens Brothers

in
1882

The object of the Cosmopolitan Cook and Recipe Book is
to provide the Public with a cheap but honest and practical
Cook Book, containing Recipes for the preparation of dishes
to suit all tastes and purses.

The compilers of this work have examined a large number
of Cook Books varying in price from one to five dollars, and
while they all contained some good Recipes, still they seemed to
a great extent to be copies of each other, most generally lacked
the details required to successfully produce the dish required,
and frequently seemed to be intended for persons of large
means only—that is, there was no attempt at economy.


This comprehensive 530 page cook & recipe book
published in 1882 can be yours for free
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Hungrytime Outdoors from 1940 in PDF

Hungrytime Outdoors from 1940 in PDF

HUNGRYTIME OUTDOORS

by Bill Kraus

Explorer – Scout Commissioner – Creve
Coeur Council. Member of Adventurers’
Club in Chicago

From the book intro: You can use it at home . . . for trips . . . for the family and friends. It is a valuable meal planner for that organization that counts on you for leadership in FUN and in GOOD EATING, which make for good health and snappy program. Keep this book always handy – ready to plan keen adventures in eating. Pass it on to friends that need help in planning picnics, trips, hikes, outings, and all the other excuses for GOOD EATING. They say when you eat outdoors . . . “everything you eat goes to your stomach . . .”

The book was published by
American National Dairy Council
in 1940


This gem of camping and hiking cook book full of
recipes  and outdoor tips can be yours for free
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The Century Cook Book & Family Medical Adviser from 1893 in PDF

The Century Cook Book & Family Medical Adviser from 1893 in PDF

The Century Cook Book
& Family Medical Adviser

by
Jennie A Hansey

In preparing this book for the public our object has been to fill a long-felt want, namely a book to which perplexed and inexperienced housekeepers can go and be sure that they will find therein something to tide them over the emergencies that occur in every household. In compiling the recipes for cooking we have aimed at simplicity and practicability, avoiding, as far as possible, all foreign and ambiguous terms; claiming that, as a rule, American names are good and explicit enough for American cooking.

Laird & Lee Publishers
1893


This 400 page cook book with more than 300 illustrations
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NOTE! The pdf does not open with the cover on the picture
above, but if you go a few pages down it will turn up.

DIY Sunday – Homemade Havaiian Ukelele

DIY Sunday - Homemade Havaiian Ukelele

I guess the hardest part of this project is to get hold of a cigar box. Smokers are as we all know a dying breed.
Anyway, the project was published in the 1917 September edition
of Popular Mechanics and you can download the plans in pdf
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The Complete American and Canadian Sportsman’s Encyclopedia of Valuable Instruction – 1913 Revised Edition in PDF

The Complete American and Canadian Sportsman's Encyclopedia of Valuable Instruction - 1913 Revised Edition in PDFFrom the book intro: This volume is respectfully tendered to its readers simply as a series of practical aid and suggestions about equipment, its selection, uses and care compiled in handy form, for the purpose mostly of aiding those about to start out for a “Trip to the woods”—especially so for those who desire and contemplate using a light (and a right outfit) which can be depended upon to smooth out the rough parts of a trip thus contributing to its success and the resultant benefits that accrue therefrom.


This 560 page book features anything you need to know about setting
up a camp, how to build fires, using camping cooking equipment,
setting up camp menus and the recipes to fill them with.
We’re talking retro camping at its best here
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Favorite Southern Recipes from1915 in PDF

Favorite Southern Recipes from1915 in PDF

The Southern Ruralist’s

Favorite Southern Recipes

published in 1915

This book was not for sale but was given free
as a premium with a 3 year subscription to
the Southern Ruralist at 1 dollar


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The Camping Cook Book in PDF

The Camping Cook Book in PDF

The Camping Cook Book

a free e-book published by
www.gooutdoors.co.uk

From the intro in the book:
Make your next outdoor adventure one to remember with
our selectio of easy-cook camping recipes from top camping
and outdoors bloggers.

We’ve got all of your needs covered – whatever your tastes, with
a varied range of food for every meal. Forget your typical campfire
burgers and sausages; these recipes create wholesome, healthy
and tasty food you’ll want to make again and again.

If you live in the UK or plan to go there
don’t miss out on Go Outdoor’s blog:

blog.gooutdoors.co.uk/


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Mrs De Graf’s Cook Book from 1922 in PDF

Mrs De Graf’s Cook Book from 1922 in PDF

Mrs De Graf’s Cook Book

Published by
H S Crocker Co Inc
San Francisco, California
in 1922

Belle de Graf

To the many whose requests that the works of the author
be put into book form, and whose interest was the main
influence that prompted the publication of this book, a deep
feeling of thanks is extended.

To the San Francisco Chronicle and the H. S. Crocker Co., Inc.,
whose cooperation made possible the printing and distribution
of this book, sincere appreciation is offered.

Belle de Graf - signature


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DIY Sunday – Folding Porch Chairs

DIY Sunday - Folding Porch Chairs

A set of plans for a couple of really nice retro porch chairs for you here. The plans were published in the May 1952 issue of Popular Mechanics
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Nothing’s More Fun Than … Eating Outdoors in PDF

Nothing's More Fun Than ... Eating Outdoors in PDF

Nothing’s More Fun Than … Eating Outdoors

by Milton Youngren

Published by National Dairy Council in 1958


It’s a book full of recipes tested by experience . . . cookery hints . . . camp tricks . . . outdoor merriment.

When you and your friends head for the wonderland of the great outdoors, everybody’s going to want to eat! You’ll get a real kick out of being able to produce a delicious outdoor meal – one that’s fun and easy to fix.

I’ve camped on the banks of the Yellowstone River—by the clear waters of Bright Angel Creek at the bottom of the Grand Canyon—on the picturesque shores of Lake Champlain. I’ve toted a pack across Death Valley—carried grub along the Mohawk—enjoyed bear stew in Michigan—venison steaks on winter trails. You never need be hungry on a camping trip. At the end of each day’s going there’s the cheerful cooking fire the fragrance of food steaming in the pot—of Hunter’s Biscuits ready in a jiffy and maybe spiced with fresh, wild berries. Find your campsite, build the right kind of a cooking fire, get a supply of water at hand, and fill the air with that irresistible smell of food cooking in the open. There’s nothing else like it – From the intro by the author


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Lowney’s Cook Book by Maria Willett Howard from 1907 in PDF

Lowney's Cook Book by Maria Willett Howard from 1907 in PDF

Lowney’s Cook Book

A new guide for housekeepers, especially intended as a full record
of delicious dishes sufficient for any well-to-do family, clear enough
for beginner, and complete enough for ambitious providers

prepared  by

one of the most experienced and successful teachers of cooking
in  the country, as the latest fruits of practical and scientific
knowledge of the art

Maria Willett Howard

Published by
The Walter M Lowney co.
486 Hanover Street, Boston
1907

The 370 page book is illustrated in beautiful
detailed colour illustrations and you can
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DIY Sunday – Build a Log Cabin

DIY Sunday - Build a Log Cabin

I admit that building a log cabin this size might take
a little more than a Sunday, even a little more than a few Sundays.
But think of how proud you will feel when it is finished.
The plans were published in Popular Mechanics in 1983
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“Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners” from 1913 in PDF

“Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners” from 1913 in PDF

Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners

A book of recipes arranged on a unique plan, combining
helpful suggestions for appetizing, well-balanced menus,
with all the newest ideas and latest discoveries in the
preparation of tasty, wholesome cookery.

Wrillen and Compiled by

Mrs Elizabeth O Hiller

Founder and Principal of the Chicago Domestic Science School,
and a noted writer and lecturer on culinary subjects

Published by
The N K Fairbank Company
in 1913

This is Volume One – First Edition of the most delicious classic recipes available. These recipes provide the perfect way to get dinner on the table quickly and easily. Each tasty recipe is packed with flavor that your family will appreciate. These tasty, easy to follow recipes are organized within the respective chapters and a Time Tables for Cooking is provided, for cook time.

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