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Woodcraft and Camping

Woodcraft and Camping

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Woodcraft and Camping 1
 Foreword 
"Woodcraft and Camping" is a classical of US American literature on the outdoors. Even if it dates from more than a century, it is still terribly accurate to our times. Nessmuk had the same concerns about pollution, weight, nature, cooking and survivalthan we do. He was advocating very light and well proved gear well before the modernultralight hikers. All my research on this book from George Washington Sears, which wrote under the pen name "Nessmuk" show that "Woodcraft and Camping" is not copyrighted. At least,if it is, the US government has no trace of it:www.copyright.gov(search for "sears,george" or "nessmuk"). If someone can show us a copyright, we will remove it from the site, but for the moment all our investigations lead us to consider this book has fallen into public domain. It is therefore our pleasure to provide our readers this great book in an pdf format.There are 10 chapters.Good reading!
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Woodcraft and Camping 2Preface: Woodcraft is dedicated to the Grand Army of "Outers," as a pocket volume of reference onwoodcraft.
For brick and mortar breed filth and crime,With a pulse of evil that throbs and beats;And men are withered before their primeBy the curse paved in with the lanes and streets.And lungs are poisoned and shoulders bowed,In the smothering reek of mill and mine;And death stalks in on the struggling crowd--But he shuns the shadow of oak and pine.NESSMUK.
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Table of Contents
.............................................................................................................................................................. ..2CHAPTER I.................................................................................................................................. ..........4OVERWORK AND RECREATION—OUTING AND OUTERS—HOW TO DO IT, AND WHY THEYMISS IT................................................................................................................................... ...............4CHAPTER II........................................................................................................................................ ...7KNAPSACK, HATCHET, KNIVES, TINWARE, FISHING TACKLE, DITTY-BAG, RODS..................7CHAPTER III....................................................................................................................................... .12GETTING LOST—CAMPING OUT—ROUGHING IT OR SMOOTHING IT—INSECTS—CAMPS,AND HOW TO MAKE THEM.................................................................................. ...........................12CHAPTER IV..................................................................................................................... ..................22CAMP-FIRES AND THEIR IMPORTANCE—THE WASTEFUL WRONG WAY THEY AREUSUALLY MADE, AND THE RIGHT WAY TO MAKE THEM.........................................................22CHAPTER V.............................................................................................................. ..........................26FISHING, WITH AND WlTHOUT FLIES-SOME TACKLE AND LURES-DISCURSIVE REMARKSON THE GENTLE ART-THE HEADLIGHT-FROGGING ..................................................................26CHAPTER VI..................................................................................................................... ..................35CAMP COOKERY—HOW IT IS USUALLY DONE, WITH A FEW SIMPLE HINTS ON PLAINCOOKING—COOKING FIRE AND OUT-DOOR RANGE............................................. ....................35CHAPTER VII........................................................................................................................... ...........43MORE HINTS ON COOKING, WITH SOME SIMPLE RECEIPTS- -BREAD, POTATOES, SOUPS,STEWS, BEANS............................................................................................................................. ......43CHAPTER VIII.................................................................................................................................. ...52A TEN DAYS’ TRIP IN THE WILDERNESS—GOING IT ALONE................................................ ....52CHAPTER IX-Canoeing .............................................................................................. ........................58THE LIGHT CANOE AND DOUBLE BLADE-VARIOUS CANOES FOR VARIOUS CANOEISTS-REASONS FOR PREFERRING THE CLINKER-BUILT CEDAR.................................................... ....58CHAPTER X.............................................................................................................. ..........................63ODDS AND ENDS-WHERE TO GO FOR AN OUTING—WHY A CLINKER?-BOUGHS ANDBROWSE........................................................................................................................... ...................63
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