Camping in the Old Style

Camping in the Old Style

by David Wescott
     
 

Back before the days of trailors, coleman stoves, RV's nylon sleeping bags, and all the other modern camping conveniences, people still went camping. Camping in the Old Style eplores the methods used by campers prior to the advent of modern technology Everything from laying and setting a campfire to creating and pitching a tent, telling camp lore, canoeing,

Overview

Back before the days of trailors, coleman stoves, RV's nylon sleeping bags, and all the other modern camping conveniences, people still went camping. Camping in the Old Style eplores the methods used by campers prior to the advent of modern technology Everything from laying and setting a campfire to creating and pitching a tent, telling camp lore, canoeing, horseback camping, jack-knife cooking, woodcrafting, using an ax and saw, choosing and preparing camp food, setting up camp kitchens, and more is included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879059569
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
06/26/2000
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Read an Excerpt

Camping in the Old Sty,e is a journey through time, not only for the saqke of nostalgia (although that is a legitimate reason for beibg here--a reverence for time-honered tradition is good enough), but also to bring thre skills and technigues of our camping traditions back to life and blend them with our modern times for a more fulfilling future.

Meet the Author

David Wescott is author of Camping in the Old Style and editor of Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills. Formerly education director for the Boulder Outdoor School, he has been a leading figure in wilderness education for more than thirty years. He lives with his wife in Rexburg, Idaho.

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