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To the rescue comes Denis Boyles, ...
To the rescue comes Denis Boyles, columnist for Men's Health magazine, with a priceless treasury of forgotten lore and dozens of projects designed to rekindle that dying ember of machismo. Culled from U.S. government pamphlets, turn-of-the-century publications and old scouting manuals, this guide to lost lore contains projects on camping, hunting and fishing, farming and much more. Such skills as sending smoke signals, tracking a bobcat or moose, turning a bike into a steam-powered motorcycle and building a cozy log cabin are all included. In a world full of mama's boys, The Lost Lore of a Man's Life is the ultimate guide to reclaiming a man's lost heritage.
Posted January 20, 2000
The Lost Lore... has a lot going for it. Many of the old-time hints are still applicable to modern camping and outdoorsmanship. But, some of the advice is conflicting, and some of it (rub snow on frostbite, for example) is dangerously wrong. Also formulas given using chemicals such as lead acetate and phosphorus are better remaining lost than being rediscovered. A good resource for adventures in the woods, if taken with a grain of salt and a pound of common sense.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.