Something to read when you’re off the grid
The Complete Modern Blacksmith by Alexander G. Weygers is a labor of love written and illustrated beautifully by one guy who was obviously fascinated by detail, frank about his intentions, and delighted by the ability to create something out of nothing. Make tools, like gardening tools, chisels, pliers, hammers, scythes, etc, out of car parts from the dump. A study in ingenuity and commitment of a kind rarely seen these days, worth having (I think) even if you never intend to forge anything, because the attitude is one worth keeping in mind. Serves as a reminder that all those tools at the hardware store really are just machine made for our convenience, not because they wouldn't be available otherwise. Old-style thinking out of the box. Available at Amazon, of course.
Along the same lines, the Art of Engraving by James B. Meek is a painstakingly detailed book with incredible drawings that covers everything you ever wanted to know about how to turn metal into your canvas, from basic cuts to gold inlay in steel. Hardcore. Not that this will catch you rabbits or light a fire when the lights go out, mind you. But you'll get to hunt with a really pretty gun.