Camping in the Old Style

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David Wescott
Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 226 pages
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Back before the days of trailors, coleman stoves, RV's nylon sleeping bags, and all the other modern camping conveniences, people still went camping. Camping in the Old Style eplores the methods used by campers prior to the advent of modern technology Everything from laying and setting a campfire to creating and pitching a tent, telling camp lore, canoeing, horseback camping, jack-knife cooking, woodcrafting, using an ax and saw, choosing and preparing camp food, setting up camp kitchens, and more is included.

Dave WEscott has complied old-style camping techniques from some of the great authors on the topic, including Dan Beard's Camp Lore and Woodcraft, Warren H. Miller's Camping Out, James Austin Wilder's Jack-Knife Cookery, and Ernest Thompson Seton's The Birch Bark Roll of Woodcraft. T othese camping classics he adds his own methods. The result is a clever new take on this time-honored and popular form of recreation.

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Dave Wescott has compiled old-style camping techniques from some of the great authors on the topic including Dan Beard's Camp Lore and Woodcraft, Warren Miller's Camping Out; James Austin Wilder's Jack-Knife Cookery; and Earnest Thompson Seton's The Birch Bark Roll of Woodcraft. To these camping classics he has added his own methods. The result is a clever new take on this time-honored and popular form of recreation.

Director of the Society of Primitive Technology, Dave Wescott is the author of Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills. He has been a leading figure in the wilderness education industry for over thirty years and is a lifelong enthusiast in primitive technologies. The trail-tough lifestyle of western Americana -- the Spartan simplicity of wood smoke, canvas, and cast iron -- has always appealed to his respect for the past and his belief that less is more.

The managing editor for Bulletin of Primitive Technology, Wescott has also been the director of Backtracks and the education director for Boulder Outdoor Survival School. He lives in Rexburg, Idaho, with his wife and four children.

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