How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew
“If I had read Erin Bried’s How to Build a Fire when I was young, I’d be a better man.”

— Chuck Tatum of HBO’s The Pacific

It’s Time to Get Back to Basics

Life can be simpler, more satisfying and way more fun if we learn to do things for ourselves, just like our grandfathers did. As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Great 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.

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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. There are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, hosting and more.