This site contains affiliate links to products. I may receive a small commission for purchases made through these links, but it does not change the price that you pay. All the books below are in our personal library and are thumbed through often. Now that we are retired we are gradually working our way through all the projects that caught our eye. So many projects and so little time! Though we are not preppers, after living through Hurricane Ike, being evacuated for one week for the Little Bear Fire and seeing how so many of our community members were wiped out and now dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a new appreciation for being somewhat prepared for the unexpected.
We are both do-it-yourselfers from a long way back. Unless a job requires a licensed contractor in order to be up to code or is just too big for the two of us, we generally do it ourselves. We also keep the current books for building codes, however those are updated every three years and there are general books as well as more detailed books for things like decks. Be sure you have the most recent version.