How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew

A HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved oneA HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones They also know how to have a rollicking good time.Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier Inside are than one hundred essential step by step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to buck up and be brave in the face of adversity play hard and break in a baseball mitt bait a hook and catch a big fish look dapper and tie a perfect tie get a raise and earn write a love letter and kindle romance change a flat tire and save the day stand up and give a sparkling toast play the harmonica and make your own music Loaded with charming illustrations, good humor, and warm nostalgia, How to Build a Fire is the perfect handbook for guys or gals of any age The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers hard earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what s really important in life From the Trade Paperback edition.
How to Build a Fire And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew A HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS As members of the Greatest Generation our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to

  • Title: How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew
  • Author: Erin Bried
  • ISBN: 9780345525109
  • Page: 281
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    • Gospodyina said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Since I read it at the gym, I can confidently state it took less than 4 hours to read: two on a recumbent bike, less than two on a treadmill.It's cute. The task-based how-tos are quite brief, obviously, since it's possible to write an entire book about any one of them, but the more esoteric how-tos were the ones I really enjoyed: how to be a friend, apologize, be brave, etc.I'm interested in reading the other one, How to Sew a Button, and I suspect both would be suitable gifts for teens. Ha! Now [...]

    • Kathleen said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Handy, indeed, and fun to read; I never intended to actually finish it, it was brought home from the library by somebody else and found its way into my hands. The actual grandfatherly advice takes the form of a short quote at the start of each instruction whether it be for consoling a loved one or shopping for a car. I'll be looking for the grandmother version and intend to read that as well. This would make a decent gift for just about anyone.

    • Kristi said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      This has information on just about EVERYTHING!! While it does seem to be slanted towards males, the skills inside the book are definitely ones everyone should know (changing a tire, buying meat, starting a fire, etc.). This is a book I come back to again and again to learn/remember new skills. Plus, its humorous and sarcastic in many places (as well as simplistic)!

    • Manda said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Nomadic SA Chick's Book ReviewsReviewI have always been a tomboy, playing in the dirt, climbing corn cribs, and running through the pastures. Growing up, I was happy to hang out with father and grandfather in the fields or in the tractors. Following them around as they did chores and helping them out however I could. I also played with my Barbies, and they helped out on the farm as well. Some days, my dolls came home dirtier than I did. My mom wasn't as thrilled about this as I was, but I think [...]

    • Stacy said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      If Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation and the Boy Scout Handbook had a baby, it would be this book. Nice grandfathers, simple advice from their lives and some humor that just tried too hard. Cute book to read while waiting at appointments or while killing time at an airport but nothing you would buy with intentions to use as an advice book.

    • Brianne said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I really think that every teenage male (or, heck, female) should be given this book upon hitting puberty. This stuff should be taught in a high school class. Some of the advice is a tad bit clichéd, kind of "Well, duh" instead of any real insider advice or anything in-depth, but it's a great starter skill set for the well-rounded young man.

    • Weston said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I didn't read the entire thing, as it isn't so much a 'read through' type book. But I skimmed through most of it, and read the portions that I considered interesting / useful. I think it will be a good reference book though.

    • Margie said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Covers a lot of subjects, though it could have gone more in-depth with any of them. Good enough that I'm considering buying a copy for a certain nephew about to start college.

    • Cindy said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Stuff everyone should know.

    • Kayla said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I read this after reading "how to sew a button" - the version of this book for females- and found this version extremely offensive. Maybe I should have found the other one offensive. The male version contains all kinds of useful information about how to do well at work, how to provide for your family, how to be a role model, etc. The female version contains tips and tricks on cleaning your house, saving money, and hosting parties. I found the male version more applicable and useful to my life as [...]

    • Jane said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Bried's book charmingly takes us into the lives of ten men from the greatest generation to share their insight and wisdom on varying topics such as how to hold a baby and how to hold onto your sweetheart with the current generation. Each lesson begins with a quote from one of these men and is approximately two pages, which makes it a quick read, and in some cases there are some illustrations to help with step-by-step instructions. One of the most fascinating items in the book is a history of the [...]

    • Emily said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      A good read for those wanting to brush up on some essential, time-honed skills. A fun read.

    • Flying Off The Shelves said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      In my review of this book's mate, How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew I stated all my thoughts on how important a series like this is. These books aren't just about our connection with our predecessors, or survival. They are about living and being better through respecting what has come before so that we are ready for the future.What this book brings to the table what the other book didn't is the voice of the grandfathers. Grandfathers for many people are these amaz [...]

    • Barrett said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I've been reading this one up intermittently for a few years now. Given the format of the book -- divvied up into individual skills, about five pages each, with a little quote from a "grandfather" offering up a personal anecdote -- it was easy to pick up without losing the thread. But. I was expecting more in-depth and more detailed write ups. Some I found useful: How to tie a tie. How to build a fire. How to select the right cut of meat (okay, so I won't use that one, but still-- that one was w [...]

    • Filipe Dias said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I was hoping that this would be a good book on learning useful skills, but turned out that I already knew how to do most of the things there, and many others would be easy to figure out.Now, if you're 29 like me and you don't know how to do most of these things already, then I have to be blunt here, you're pretty useless. In that case, this book should be mandatory for you.I did enjoy a lot the grandfather's life stories, it made the book shine and was very interesting to know a bit from people [...]

    • Ms.Wietecha said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      This has information on just about EVERYTHING!! While it does seem to be slanted towards males, the skills inside the book are definitely ones everyone should know (changing a tire, buying meat, starting a fire, etc.). This is a book I come back to again and again to learn/remember new skills. Plus, its humorous and sarcastic in many places (as well as simplistic)!

    • Megan said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      A fun little book, but it didn't really contain much that I didn't already know how to do (or didn't apply to me). If there was really something that I wanted to learn how to do (paint a room, refinish a dresser, write a love letter), I'd be better off doing a Google search as you won't find any in depth instructions here. A good graduation gift idea.

    • Bao Thai said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      It's a pretty interesting book. It contains many different instruction for many basic skills in life ranging from household stuff to survival skills. While some of the skills mentioned in the books are not always used in life but overall, it really helps knowing the things said in the book. Strongly recommended for young boys.

    • Nan said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      A panel of grandfathers have assembled good advice and instruction for topics ranging from how to be brave to how to mow the lawn. I preferred the concrete informative sections (how to play bocce ball, how to identify animal tracks) over the big existential issues, but I think that is partly a product of the book's format. Anyone up for bocce?

    • Steven said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Not to bad. It rare that theres a book that actually gets things right. Especially when dealing with doing stuff for yourself. I'd rate it correct about 95% of the book. But the fishing and wood splitting is written from some romantic point of view that I personally know could use some better insights.

    • Robert Joseph said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      This book I originally bought for my nephews. I think the perspective of the female author in this case tainted her research. I think some of the grandfathers would've been more forthright with a male and the lack comes through. That being said the information, although pedantic and at times trite, is presented thoroughly and that's at least refreshing.

    • Gen said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      I had such an amazing time reading this book - it was like growing up at our house all over again. People just don't teach these skills and wisdoms anymore, and it's a shame. Do yourself a favour and grab this book and take its priceless lessons to heart.

    • Brad said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Great concept, but it was hard to believe that some of the "advice" was coming from the grandfathers. For instance, I find it hard to believe that these grandfathers know enough about Lady Gaga to make a joke about her.

    • Sara said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      This was a fun collection of all the handy old-fashioned how-tos you need to live a happy and productive life. Well, maybe not all. *grin* But it was a really nice read, the stories were interesting, and I did actually learn some stuff.

    • Brett said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      This was a little gift from my Aunt-in-law that I read on the can. Not much of real value advice-wise here and Bried is more interested in making tons of little jokes than giving useful info, but it made me feel smart to say "no duh" to most of the stuff in the book.

    • Bfg1971 said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      This book was very similar to "Man Up!: 367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy" and honestly if you are over 25 there is no reason for you to not know 80% of the things in this book before reading it.I did enjoy that the advice was dispensed by grandfathers which gave it a more personal feel.

    • Jeanette said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      Another book I found to be a great idea badly executed. The idea and content of this book was intriguing to me, but the writing was flat, the information simplistic.

    • Terrance said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      This is a great book. I knew much of the things, my dad had taught them to me. I am sure my sons know much of this book also from their grandfathers. I think the book is very practical advice

    • Robin said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      This a book that every young man should get once they are out on their own. Much of it is common sense, however, that tends to be somewhat rare these days.

    • Josh said:
      Sep 18, 2018 - 20:05 PM

      A quick read with a writing style that often detracts from the theme of the book. I could have lived without reading it, but I will keep my copy around for occasional reference.

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