Building Outdoor Gear: Easy-to-make Projects for Camping, Fishing, Hunting, and Canoeing

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Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 119 pages
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Outdoor people don't make their own gear to save money. The fly fisherman who ties his own flies or makes her own rods will readily admit, if they are honest, that they have more money tied up in inventory and tools than they would ever have spent on store-bought flies or fly rods. Economy isn't the objective; it is the satisfaction of making something and then seeing it do what it was designed to do. And, they will argue, what they make is better than what they can buy. They are right!In this book, you'll find a variety of fun and functional projects for the outdoor enthusiast. From a canoe paddle to a pack frame to a reflector oven-you'll find the instruction you need to for items to keep you safe and comfortable on your adventures. Besides the great outdoor equipment you can build from this book, there is detailed information on the use of epoxy technology-the greatest boon to the outdoorsman since the birch bark canoe. And a generous collection of hints, tips, ideas, and recipes will make your days outdoors more enjoyable and productive.

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About the author (2012)

Gil Gilpatrick has been a Master Maine Guide for over 40 years and taught Outdoor Resources at the Skowhegan Vocational Center in Maine for nearly 30 years. He has written extensively about his experiences in the outdoors and his knowledge of how to build outdoor equipment. His titles include: Building Snowshoes and Snowshoe Furniture, The Outdoor Leader's Handbook, Building Outdoor Gear, Building a Strip Canoe, Allagash, and The Allagash Guide. He is a member of the New England Outdoor Writers Assn. and a columnist for Northwoods Sporting Journal.

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