As evident in our other offerings, Langsom is big on doing things for yourself, and doing them slowly, thoughtfully and well. Along these same lines, The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster and Master Other Simple Pleasures allows you to experience the satisfaction of doing common projects for yourself.
Organised into five sections—Kitchen, Outdoors, Home, Gardening, and Grooming—the how-to guide features detailed instructions and original artwork for an array of tasks. Each project comes with expert tips to inspire and empower, as well as suggestions for the necessary tools to get the job done and enjoy the process. These range from straightforward tasks such as starting a campfire, through to more involved tasks such as home herbal remedies, reading the sky, or building a shelter.