This historical guide, originally written in 1945, includes information on making fires, canoeing, using axes and knives, and crafting shelters from hand-gathered materials. 425 illustrations.This historical guide, originally written in 1945, includes information on making fires, canoeing, using axes and knives, and crafting shelters from hand-gathered materials. 425 illustrations.Read Less
Good/No Jacket. 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" Camping Ex Lib GOOD /NO JACKET. xix, 491 pp. Text clean and unmarked except for usual library treatments. Pages slightly yellowed. 193 plates consisting of line drawings that illustrate the text. Grey cloth boards decorated on the front with a yellow illustration, yellow lettering on spine. Minor edgewear, spine slighyly sunned, fore edge of front cover soiled, corners bumped. Binding firm and stable.
A useful and broad overview of pioneer and Native survival skills, but not much different from the series of native craft books published by Ben E. Hunt and familiar to Boy Scouts of the 50s and 60s. If you need a book like this, it probably will not make up for actual experience or survival-crafting skills, but is a useful pocket-able refresher of proven stratagems for those of us who have need to live off the land with a minimum of manufactured conveniences.
Dec 25, 2008
Book was used but looked new. This is a very useful book for ordinary outdoor survival.
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