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Camp-Lore and Woodcraft Paperback – February 10, 2006
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This book was first published in 1920, by a man who knew the woodsmen that lived the life, during his lifetime. The author, an experienced woodsman, or woodcrafter, interjects a more than a few personal antidotes throughout the book. It is well written and illustrated, even though at times, finding the correct figure and illustration can be a little frustrating to some.
Historically fascinating, as he comments on his talks with actual Civil War Veterans, and the wild men of the west. A lost art of actual surviving with what you have on your back...quite literally. I had to remind myself that when the author mentions "that back in the 60's" ...really meant, back in the 1860's, not the 1960's!
The book is actual a precursor to one of the first U.S.B.S. scouting books. It has a very "scouting" feel to it. From building "cooking" fires to "warming" camp fires, shelters, and how to load-up packing horses. You will find the book entertaining to say the least, if not for the historical aspect. The writing style reflects language of the 1920's, both in context references and humor.
I really enjoyed reading this and it's a good book to start on, for those interested in getting back to their frontiersman-like roots. This book will take you to a place before the industrial era. It's more of a starters guide and fairly basic. It will tell you the basics of gutting an animal, but not on how to hunt, trap or forage. There are more detailed books on these matters.Read more ›
There is something strangely compelling about a little campfire in front of a small tent or two and a couple makeshift seats. Life doesn't have to be complicated to be fulfilling.
It's fun to re-discover a bit of woodcraft. Good to see some of these old works brought back.
This is not for people looking for the newest and most high speed outdoor survival skills.
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