Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness (Volume I)

Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness (Volume I)

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by Horace Kephart
     
 

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CAMPING AND WOODCRAFT, VOL. 1

By Horace Kephart

Excerpt from Preface

The present work is based upon my Book of Camping and Woodcraft, which appeared in 1906. All of the original material here retained has been revised, and so much new matter has been added that this is virtually a new work, filling two volumes instead of one.

My first

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CAMPING AND WOODCRAFT, VOL. 1

By Horace Kephart

Excerpt from Preface

The present work is based upon my Book of Camping and Woodcraft, which appeared in 1906. All of the original material here retained has been revised, and so much new matter has been added that this is virtually a new work, filling two volumes instead of one.

My first book was intended as a pocket manual for those who travel where there are no roads and who perforce must go light. I took little thought of the fast-growing multitude who go to more accessible places and camp out just for the pleasure and healthfulness of open-air life. It had seemed to me that outfitting a party for fixed camp within reach of wagons was so simple that nobody would want advice about it. But I have learned that such matters are not so easy to the multitude as I had assumed; and there are, to be sure, "wrinkles," plenty of them, in equipping and managing stationary camps that save trouble, annoyance, or expense. Consequently I am adding several chapters expressly for that class of campers, and I treat the matter of outfitting much more fully than before.

It is not to be supposed that experienced travelers will agree with me all around in matters of equipment. Every old camper has his own notions about such things, and all of us are apt to be a bit dogmatic. As Richard Harding Davis says, "The same article that one declares is the most essential to his comfort, health, and happiness is the very first thing that another will throw into the trail. A man's outfit is a matter which seems to touch his private honor. I have heard veterans sitting around a camp-fire proclaim the superiority of their kits with a jealousy, loyalty, and enthusiasm they would not exhibit for the flesh of their flesh and the bone of their bone. On a campaign you may attack a man's courage, the flag he serves, the newspaper for which he works, his intelligence, or his camp manners, and he will ignore you; but if you criticise his patent water-bottle he will fall upon you with both fists."

Contents

I. Vacation Time

II. Outfitting

III. Tents for Fixed Camps

IV. Furniture, Tools, and Utensils for Fixed Camps

V. Tents for Shifting Camps

VI. Types of Light Tents

VII. Light Camp Equipment

VIII. Camp Bedding

IX. Clothing

X. Personal Kits

XI. Provisions

XII. Camp Making

XIII. The Camp-fire

XIV. Pests of the Woods

XV. Dressing and Keeping Game and Fish

XVI. Camp Cookery - Meats

XVII. Camp Cookery - Game

XVIII. Camp Cookery - Fish and Shellfish

XIX. Camp Cookery - Cured Meats, Etc. - Eggs

XX. Camp Cookery - Breadstuffs and Cereals

XXI. Camp Cookery - Vegetables - Soups

XXII. Beverages and Desserts

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781628451658
Publisher:
Windham Press
Publication date:
08/07/2013
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.83(d)

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Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Horace Kephart lived for years at a camp in the Appalachians. He distilled his experience into two highly readable volumes, now published as one. Here you can learn about home made insect repellent, how to make soap, 'utensil-less' cooking, sleeping in a bough bed. Kephart's narration can't be beat, and if you are a serious camper, you can learn some of the rich woodsman's lore that is nearly lost these days.
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