Woodcraft: A Guide to Camping and Survival

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If you have ever wished you could escape to your own Walden Pond, consider creating a unique wilderness haven with the instructions found in this book! While woodcraft usually brings furniture to mind, this book is a guide to the craft of extended camping and travel in the woods. First published in 1919, this wilderness book, complete with illustrations, teaches you how to construct a simple log cabin, live off the land, build different types of fires, make snowshoes, and use outdoor tools. With all the modern ...

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Overview

If you have ever wished you could escape to your own Walden Pond, consider creating a unique wilderness haven with the instructions found in this book! While woodcraft usually brings furniture to mind, this book is a guide to the craft of extended camping and travel in the woods. First published in 1919, this wilderness book, complete with illustrations, teaches you how to construct a simple log cabin, live off the land, build different types of fires, make snowshoes, and use outdoor tools. With all the modern conveniences of camping today, these forgotten skills are invaluable for those longing to return to a simpler, more self-sufficient time.

Written by an expert woodsman, the easy to follow sections make this suitable for both young and old adventurers. Exploring the unknown is often daunting, but with the lessons found in this book, even the most novice of backpackers will know how to use a compass so they won’t get lost, the types of camp foods they should bring to sustain their energy, and how to make shelter to stay safe from the elements. With the basics taken care of, go forth into the woods and trek the pathless forest—just don’t forget to bring this timeless guide with you!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620874813
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/2/2013
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 683,175
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

E.H. Kreps was born in 1880 in the woods of Central Pennsylvania, where his love of the outdoors began. He also wrote Science of Trapping.
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Table of Contents

Preface 1

Building the Home Camp 2

Furnishing the Home Camp 10

Outdoor Foods 16

Fires for Various Uses 24

Fire 30

Blankets 35

The Woodsman's Ax and Its Use 41

Snowshoes-How To Make Them 48

Snowshoes-How To Use Them 56

Winter Travel In The Woods 63

Traveling In The Pathless Woods, Part I 70

Traveling In The Pathless Woods, Part II 75

Packing 80

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