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Woodcraft and Camping   By: (1821-1890)

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[Transcriber's note: Italics rendered as: italics .]

WOODCRAFT AND CAMPING

by " Nessmuk "

[Illustration]

DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC. NEW YORK

This Dover edition, first published in 1963, is a slightly abridged and edited republication of the work published by Forest and Stream Publishing Company, New York, in 1920 under the title Woodcraft .

International Standard Book Number: 0 486 21145 2 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 63 21680

Manufactured in the United States of America Dover Publications, Inc. 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola, N.Y. 11501

Preface

Woodcraft is dedicated to the Grand Army of "Outers," as a pocket volume of reference on woodcraft.

For brick and mortar breed filth and crime, With a pulse of evil that throbs and beats; And men are withered before their prime By the curse paved in with the lanes and streets.

And lungs are poisoned and shoulders bowed, In the smothering reek of mill and mine; And death stalks in on the struggling crowd But he shuns the shadow of oak and pine.

NESSMUK.

Contents

CHAPTER I 1

Overwork and Recreation Outing and Outers How to Do It, and Why They Miss It

CHAPTER II 6

Knapsack, Hatchet, Knives, Tinware, Rods, Fishing Tackle, Ditty Bag

CHAPTER III 13

Getting Lost Camping Out Roughing It or Smoothing It Insects Camps, and How to Make Them

CHAPTER IV 28

Camp Fires and Their Importance The Wasteful, Wrong Way They Are Usually Made, and the Right Way to Make Them

CHAPTER V 35

Fishing, With and Without Flies Some Tackle and Lures Discursive Remarks on the Gentle Art The Headlight Frogging

CHAPTER VI 49

Camp Cooking How It Is Usually Done, with a Few Simple Hints on Plain Cooking Cooking Fire and Out Door Range

CHAPTER VII 62

More Hints on Cooking, with Some Simple Receipts Bread, Coffee, Potatoes, Soup, Stews, Beans, Fish, Meat, Venison

CHAPTER VIII 77

A Ten Days' Trip in the Wilderness Going It Alone

CHAPTER IX CANOEING 87

The Light Canoe and Double Blade Various Canoes for Various Canoeists Reasons for Preferring the Clinker Built Cedar

CHAPTER X 95

Odds and Ends Where to go for an Outing Why a Clinker? Boughs and Browse

INDEX 103

Illustrations

Page "Nessmuk" Frontispiece Knapsack and Ditty Bag 7 Hatchet and Knives 8 Indian Camp 19 Shanty Tent and Camp Fire 24 Shanty Tent Spread Out 26 Camp Fire as it Should Be Made 33 Frog Bait 41 Three Hook Gang 41 G. W. Hatchet 56 Out Door Cooking Range 58

Chapter I

OVERWORK AND RECREATION OUTING AND OUTERS HOW TO DO IT, AND WHY THEY MISS IT

It does not need that Herbert Spencer should cross the ocean to tell us that we are an overworked nation; that our hair turns gray ten years earlier than the Englishman's; or, "that we have had somewhat too much of the gospel of work," and, "it is time to preach the gospel of relaxation... Continue reading book >>




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