Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness (Volume II) (Paperback)

Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness (Volume II) By Horace Kephart Cover Image
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By Horace Kephart

Excerpt from Preface
The present work is based upon my "Book of Camping and Woodcraft," which appeared in 1906. All of the original material here retained has been revised, and so much new matter has been added that this is virtually a new work, filling two volumes instead of one.
My first book was intended as a pocket manual for those who travel where there are no roads and who perforce must go light. I took little thought of the fast-growing multitude who go to more accessible places and camp out just for the pleasure and healthfulness of open-air life. It had seemed to me that outfitting a party for fixed camp within reach of wagons was so simple that nobody would want advice about it. But I have learned that such matters are not so easy to the multitude as I had assumed; and there are, to be sure, "wrinkles," plenty of them, in equipping and managing stationary camps that save trouble, annoyance, or expense. Consequently I am adding several chapters expressly for that class of campers, and I treat the matter of outfitting much more fully than before.
I. Woodcraft
II. Getting Lost--Bivouacs
III. Pathfinding
IV. Nature's Guide Posts
V. Blazes-Survey Lines-Use of the Compass
VI. Route Sketching-Mapping-Measuring
VII. Trips Afoot
VIII. Packs for Pedestrians
IX. How to Walk-A Hunter's Pack-Going Alone
X. Concentrated Foods
XI. Marksmanship in theWoods
XII. Axemanship-Qualities and Utilization of Wood
XIII. Tomahawk Shelters-Axemen's Camps-Caches-Masked Camps
XIV. Cabin Building-Rustic Furniture
XV. Bark Utensils-Bast Ropes and Twine-Root and Vine Cordage-Withes and Splits
XVI. Knots, Hitches and Lashings
XVII. Trophies-Pelts, Buckskin and Rawhide
XVIII. Tanning Skins-Other Animal Products
XIX. Cave Exploration
XX. Bee Hunting
XXI. Edible Plants of the Wilderness
XXII. Living off the Country-In Extremis
XXIII. Accidents and Emergencies: their Backwoods Treatment
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Product Details
ISBN: 9781628451665
ISBN-10: 1628451661
Publisher: Windham Press
Publication Date: August 7th, 2013
Pages: 480
Language: English

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