Wildwood Wisdom

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This historical guide, originally written in 1945, includes information on making fires, canoeing, using axes and knives, and crafting shelters from hand-gathered materials. Readers also learn about clothing, gear, and useful plants. This book also is an account of life in the 1800s, when survival in the wild depended on one's skill and ingenuity.
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Overview


This historical guide, originally written in 1945, includes information on making fires, canoeing, using axes and knives, and crafting shelters from hand-gathered materials. Readers also learn about clothing, gear, and useful plants. This book also is an account of life in the 1800s, when survival in the wild depended on one's skill and ingenuity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780936070124
  • Publisher: Shelter Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 196,432
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Woodsman of Yesterday 1
Chapter 2. Outdoor Clothing 6
Blanket coats
Parka, a-tige or dickey
Hopi Indian buckskin shirt
A modern buckskin hunting shirt
Buckskin vests
Buckskin and rawhide buttons
Buckskin leggings
Cowboy chaps
How to make buckskin
Rawhide
Furs
Indian tanning of pelts
Footwear
Gloves
Outdoor headgear
Chapter 3. Packs and Packing 63
Packsack contents
Types of packs
Pack horses
Pack saddles
Riding and riding equipment
Chapter 4. Blankets and Beds 99
Blankets
Beds
Sleeping bags
Chapter 5. Shelters 111
Camp sites
Canoe shelter
Lean-tos
Tepees and wigwams
Tents
Eskimo snow-house
Adobe huts
Seminole shack
Chapter 6. Fire Making 135
What is Fire
Primitive fire making
Matches
Building Fires
Firewoods
Kinds of fire
Chapter 7. Use of Ax and Knife 156
Tomahawk
Modern camp ax
How to chop
Knives
Chapter 8. Outdoor Sanitation and Health 171
Drinking water
Latrines
Garbage disposal
Insect pests
Poisonous insects and spiders
Poisonous reptiles
Chapter 9. Camp Cookery Equipment 190
Tin-can kits
Flat-stone cookery
Hot-stone cookery
Woods-made utensils
Hunter's kitchen
Protecting perishable foods
Cupboard cache
Camp kitchen rack
Chapter 10. Camp Cookery 209
Camp breads
Camp pies
Corn cookin'
Fish in camp
Camp meats
Soups
Camp beverages
Chapter 11. Useful Animals and Birds 229
Fresh- and salt-water food
Game birds
Small game
Large game
Unusual foods
Chapter 12. Edible, Poisonous and Useful Plants and Trees 245
Edible shoots and leaves
Edible roots
Edible nuts and seeds
Edible fruits
Edible buds
Wild beverages
Sugars and syrups
Wild seasoning
Wildwood flavoring
Starvation foods
Chewing gum
Fungus foods
Some poisonous plants
Skin-irritant plants
Wildwood medicines
Soap plants
Cordage
Brushes and brooms
Chapter 13. Barkcraft 307
The legend of birchbark
Gathering birchbark
Preparing bark
Uses of bark
Chapter 14. Canoes, Canoeing and Portaging 328
Canadian voyageurs
Canoes
Canoe paddles
Paddling a canoe
Loading a canoe
Portaging
Landing and launching
Canoe repairs
Canoe shelter
Canoe upset
Canoe don'ts
Canoe and paddle decoration
Chapter 15. Trailcraft 348
Trail blazes
Animal signs and blazes
Flatfoot fraternity
Long hind-leggers
Toe walkers
Toenail walkers
Bird tracks
Chapter 16. Stalking and Calling Animals 367
Stalking
Indian decoys
Calling
Bird whistles
Animal voices
Artificial calling aids
Scent lures
Easily identified bird and animal voices
Chapter 17. Lost 391
Nature's compasses
How to use a compass
Maps and map reading
Weather signs
Barometers
Chapter 18. Indian Lore 405
Spears
Iroquois fish hooks
Bolas
Pueblo rabbit stick
Drills
Flint chipping
Stone ax
Cherokee blow gun
Saws
Adz
Pipes
Awls
Warclub
Knives
Siouxalarm clock
Chapter 19. Camp Furnishings 420
Washbasin tripod
Hooks and hangers
Tepee back-rest bed
Lamps and candlesticks
Chairs and tables
Rawhide couch
Rawhide lamp shade
Hopi Indian log ladders
Backwoods curtains and rods
Fungus craft
Totem cabin decoration
Cabin chests
Chapter 20. Woods in Winter 438
Conditioning yourself for winter
Sleeping bag or robe
Winter shelters
Winter enemies
Sleds and sledges
Dog teams
Snowshoes
Some winter tracks
Winter sleep
Index 475
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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Excellent addition to my library. This book includes the REAL b

    Excellent addition to my library. This book includes the REAL backwoods knowledge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2000

    The best field guide

    Forget the Boy Scout handbook... no other book comes close to giving you the tools you need not only to survive in the great outdoors, but to do it in style... chalk full of illustrations of everything from how to skin a rabbit to designing makeshift bed mattresses! I take this one with me EVERY time I go backcountry. Good to see it back in print.

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