Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

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Known to millions of Boy Scouts as “Uncle Dan,” Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many “how-to” books is this entertaining collection of camp lore and practical notes on woodcrafting.
In Camp-Lore and Woodcraft, Beard, an avid outdoorsman, provides youngsters and campers of all ages with detailed, easy-to-follow advice on building campfires for light and warmth; making a good fire for cooking; and packing, saddling, and mounting a horse. There are also some fine tips on preparing for a camping trip, choosing a camp site, and pitching a tent, plus notes on how to cut down a tree and the proper way to chop wood.
First published nearly a century ago, and enhanced with more than 370 of the author’s own illustrations, this engagingly written book by a man with a keen appreciation of the joys of nature will delight and instruct boys and girls with its celebration of traditional Native American lore and its helpful hints on how to safely enjoy hiking, camping, and exploring the great outdoors.


Anonymous says:

this book in its original form had great information, This edition is very poorly copied and … this book in its original form had great information, This edition is very poorly copied and translated from its original text (via computer download ) the chapters are a mish mash .. the paragraphs are poorly edited buy the “publisher”,..and I am not sure how long the binding will last …My copy even has the Library stamps it was “borrowed” from on the scanned in pages ……

Anonymous says:

Helping to build the excitement of the outdoors with my young son. I recently discovered Daniel Beard’s “Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties” and really enjoyed the ideas, illustrations, and personality of the book. My family and I take camping trips regularly and I have tried to provide many opportunities for them to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors. This particular book by Beard…

Anonymous says:

Camp-Lore and Woodcraft… A basic camping guide for under the stars favorite! Great read, even if you aren’t planning on using the information immediately. If your idea of “camping” is the Hilton, then this book is not for you.This book was first published in 1920, by a man who knew the woodsmen that lived the life, during his lifetime. The author, an experienced woodsman, or woodcrafter, interjects a more than a few personal antidotes throughout the book. It is well written and illustrated, even though at times, finding the correct figure and…

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