Camp craft: modern practice and equipment

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C. Scribner's sons, 1915 - Camping - 282 pages

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Page viii - The man who shows us the simple, effectual, inexpensive ways of winning all the joys and dodging all the sorrows has done no small thing.
Page vii - No one who studies man's beginnings in the light of modern research can doubt that Woodcraft was the earliest of our sciences. It was Woodcraft indeed...
Page 165 - Without either chains or hooks, use forked short branches with a notch in the lower end to take the bail of the pail.
Page 224 - Clean out the old stitch-holes back to where the twine is sound and start your repair seam a couple of stitches back, using both needles stitched opposite and cinched as taut as they will go, finishing with a hard knot.
Page 233 - The sportsman can spend several weeks in an almost normal condition of wet feet without suffering in mild fall weather, since his wool socks keep his feet warm in spite of the wet; but in midwinter and raw March such a course would result in cold and pneumonia.
Page 235 - He has gotten past the stage of unnecessary roughing it, knowing well that the hardships of the hunting trail will be quite enough without imposing any additional burdens in camp.
Page 115 - Further than this, he should know how to serve these things without letting them get cold and indigestible.
Page 87 - The logs for this may be of any wood, and the fire-wood should be "trash," for baking must be done hot from the start and finished in fifteen minutes if the biscuit or corn bread is to rise properly.
Page 164 - Never use a mushroom with white or yellow gills, growing out of a bulb or cup, as these are poisonous, some of them so deadly that there is no known remedy.
Page 172 - English longbow was 3 inches wide and an inch and a half thick at the middle.

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