Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making

Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making

by Hamilton Gibson
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Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making by Hamilton Gibson

Of all the various subjects in the catalogue of sports and pastimes, there is none more sure of arousing the enthusiasm of our American boys generally, than that which forms the title of this book. Traps and Trapping, together with its kindred branches, always have been and always will be subjects of great interest among boys, and particularly so to those who live in the country.
It is a fact to be regretted that we have so few examples of "Boys' Books" published in this country. There are a few English works of this character, that are very excellent as far as they go, but are nevertheless incomplete and unsatisfactory to the wants of American boys, dwelling largely on sports which are essentially English, and merely touching upon or utterly excluding other topics which are of the utmost interest to boys of this country. In no one of these books, so far as the author of the present volume knows, is the subject of Traps considered to any fair extent, and those examples which are given, represent only the most common and universal varieties already known to the general public.
With these facts in mind, the author has entered with zealous enthusiasm upon the preparation of a work which shall fill this odd and neglected corner in literature, and judging from the reminiscences of his own boyish experiences, he feels certain that in placing such a volume within reach of the public, he supplies a long felt want in the hearts of his boy-friends throughout the land.

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BN ID: 2940148359647
Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date: 02/06/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 MB

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Camp Life In The Woods And The Tricks Of Trapping And Trap Making 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Mason Otto More than 1 year ago
This book has wonderful descriptions of the devices, but not diagrams to go by. i would not suggest this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a gem. The comprehensive methods of every day living in the wild combined with specialized knoweldge of trappers from the past, make this an invaluable resource for any library. The methodology covered includes,animal baits,traps,boat and canoe building,shelters and huts. A huge book that you will refer back to many times and be enthralled with the timeless wisdom of the past that you can apply to the here and now. Thumbs up!