Mountainman Crafts and Skills: A Fully Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Living and Survival

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The definitive guide to all aspects of wilderness living and survival Filled with valuable information for hobbyists, survival enthusiasts, family campers—and everyone who enjoys outdoor life, Mountainman Crafts and Skills, Second Edition is your essential illustrated guide to wilderness living and survival. Instructions on how to make your own clothing, shelter, and equipment are all covered in step-by-step detail through illustrations by the author himself. You will also learn how to make and use hunting tools ...
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Overview

The definitive guide to all aspects of wilderness living and survival Filled with valuable information for hobbyists, survival enthusiasts, family campers—and everyone who enjoys outdoor life, Mountainman Crafts and Skills, Second Edition is your essential illustrated guide to wilderness living and survival. Instructions on how to make your own clothing, shelter, and equipment are all covered in step-by-step detail through illustrations by the author himself. You will also learn how to make and use hunting tools and utensils, wild game traps, mountainman clothing, powder flasks and horns, tents, deer-horn jewelry, and much more. Wilderness survival skills are also covered, with instruction geared at both novice and expert. You will learn how to tan hides, shoot with black powder, make a fire, and cook a hearty meal with only the barest of essentials. Rich in mountainman historical lore, from descriptions of foods and living habits to campfire yarns, Mountainman Crafts and Skills, Second Edition is your essential guide to the great outdoors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599213439
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 699,163
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

David Montgomery is a professional teacher and artist. He is also the author of Native American Crafts and Skills. He was born in Tucson, Arizona.
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Table of Contents

Mountain Man Tools and Materials     13
The Work Area     13
Tools and Equipment     13
Suggested Work Area for Mountain Man Crafts     14
Tanning Tools     16
Clothing-Making Tools     16
Tools for General Craft Work     16
Traps     17
Tools for Tanning Hides     18
Traps and Trappings     21
Types of Traps     22
Setting Your Traps     23
Trapping Muskrat     24
Trapping Beaver     26
Beaver Dam Set     28
Beaver Run Set     29
Beaver Lodge Set     29
Scent Set     30
Bank Hole Set     30
Buckskin and Fur Hide Tanning     31
Buckskin Tanning     32
Skinning Muskrat and Beaver     35
Fur Tanning     36
Making Rawhide     38
Making Mountain Man Clothing     41
Buckskin Shirt     43
Cotton or Muslin Shirts     45
Mountain Man Pants     47
Trapping Pants     50
Buckskin Leggings     51
Blanket Leggings     52
Buckskin Dress     53
Sioux Indian Dress     56
Moccasins     60
One-Piece Plains Moccasin     61
Apache Style Moccasins     62
Wool Booties for Moccasins     65
Two-Piece Plains Moccasins     66
Buckskin Coat, Lewis-and-Clark Style     67
Capote (Blanket Coat)     72
Belts and Sashes     77
Beaver Mittens     80
Snowshoes     83
Rifles, Knives and Throwing Ax     85
Rifles     85
Rifle Building     86
Shooting Accessories     90
Short Starts     91
Wooden Short Start     92
Horn-Handled Short Start     93
Cleaning Your Rifle     94
Black Powder Safety     94
Mountain Man Shoot     95
Shoots     96
Knives     99
The Throwing Ax     101
Rifles, Knives and Hatchets     102
Mountain Man Hats     103
Simple Fur Cap with Ear Flaps     105
Coon-Skin Cap     106
Beaver Felt Hat     107
Other Types of Trappers Hats     108
Homemade Knife     109
Powder Flask and Horns     111
Leather Powder Flask     111
Powder Horns     113
Flintlock Primer Horn     116
Scrimshaw     118
Fur Trapping Area for Scrimshaw     122
Forts for Scrimshaw     123
Animals for Scrimshaw     124
Deer and Cow Horn Uses     125
Bone and Horn Use     126
Deer Horn Jewelry     127
Horn Powder Measure     129
Pouches     131
Possible Bag     132
Buckskin Strike-A-Lite Pouch     134
Buckskin Neck Pouch     136
Rawhide Bullet Pouch     137
Bullet Pouches     138
Parfleches     139
Rawhide Medicine Parfleche     142
Scabbards     144
Knife Scabbard     145
Blanket Scabbard     149
Leather Scabbard     150
Beadwork     151
Quillwork     155
Picking and Dyeing Porcupine Quills     158
Firemaking     160
The Tipi     164
Tipi Construction     166
Smoke Flap Pole Pocket     169
Dewcloth Liner      170
Ozan     171
Stripping Poles     178
Tipi Pole Racks     179
Latrine     180
Fire Pits for the Tipi     181
Tripod for Cooking     183
Metal Tipi Fire Pit     184
Fire Pit Accessories     186
The Tipi     187
Baker's Tent and Snow Cave     188
Willow Backrest Chair     192
Trade Box     196
Grub Box     200
Eating Utensils and Cookware     204
Steel Knife, Fork and Spoons     205
Eating Utensils     206
Cookware     207
Forging a Knife     208
Cow-Horn Spoon     210
Mountain Man Foods     211
Recipes     212
Edible Plants     213
Rendezvous Time     214
Rendezvous Today     214
Black Powder Shoots     215
Trading Session     216
Clubs     216
Mountain Man Stories     217
The Grandmas' Bear Hunt     217
The Cougar Bear Hunt     219
Herb the Great Beaver     220
Jedediah Smith, Trapper and Explorer     221
Hugh Glass, "Almost Bear Meat"     222
James P. Beckworth, "Trapper and Chief of the Crows"     224
Jim Bridger     224
Glossary     226
Annotated Bibliography of Selected Books     231
Appendix     235

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