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The Field and Forest Handy Book: New Ideas…

The Field and Forest Handy Book: New Ideas for Out of Doors (Nonpareil…

by Daniel Carter Beard

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This is a reprint of a 1912 book about camping, scouting, outdoor recreation, hiking, etc., and includes great illustrations, which I think were made by the author as well. Daniel Beard was a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America, and boy, is this a boyish book. Girls do not exist. At least not outside any house. The book is really a time capsule of how things were back then.

There are many useful skills described in here, how to make a raised platform for a place to sleep in a swamp, how to make a logomaran so you can drift down a river (never ever use fresh wood, or you might sink), how to make fire without matches, how to make a play house, what to eat in camp, and that you should bring a flour sack to make into a pillow case. He even have instructions on how to build a fire engine. Oh, and even how to make a herbarium is in here.

Read more: http://pondpond.blogspot.com/2012/06/bunch-of-books.html#ixzz1x4Cbwjgq
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486461912, Paperback)

Written by a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this appealing guide introduces the pleasures and challenges of the outdoors. With a cheerful, "can-do" attitude, Beard presents clear directions and simple diagrams for building kites, birdhouses, boats, igloos, and other fun projects, along with numerous helpful tips for campers.

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