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Wildwood Wisdom : SHELTER - Ellsworth Jaeger

Wildwood Wisdom


By: Ellsworth Jaeger, Lloyd Kahn (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 20th December 1999
ISBN: 9780936070124
Number Of Pages: 520

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Addressed mainly to campers, with information on clothes and gear, making fires, and a wonderful section on shelters made with handgathered materials. It can also be read for historical accuracy--a well-researched account of life in America in the 1800s, when survival depended not only on coping with daily perils, but also on one's ability to use wits as well as hands for survival.

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The how-to-do book for out-of-door living - that not only includes cookery, nature lore, camp making, care and equipment, but clothing, what to buy or how to make it. Besides information on all these subjects, the background of the article and its history is given, making this a library as well as a guidebook. Invaluable for summer camps, Boy Scouts, similar organisationsm for details of packs and packing, blankets and beds, shelters, fires and fire making, sanitation, care and use of ax and knife, insects and dangers from animal life, crafts, canoes, canoing and portaging, trailcraft, stalking and calling animals, what to do if lost, Indian lore, camp decorations, winter camping, - an excellent compendium of information covering all areas of the country. (Kirkus Reviews)

The Woodsman of Yesterdayp. 1
Outdoor Clothingp. 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
Indian tanning of pelts
Outdoor headgear
Packs and Packingp. 63
Packsack contents
Types of packs
Pack horses
Pack saddles
Riding and riding equipment
Blankets and Bedsp. 99
Sleeping bags
Sheltersp. 111
Camp sites
Canoe shelter
Tepees and wigwams
Eskimo snow-house
Adobe huts
Seminole shack
Fire Makingp. 135
What is Fire
Primitive fire making
Building Fires
Kinds of fire
Use of Ax and Knifep. 156
Modern camp ax
How to chop
Outdoor Sanitation and Healthp. 171
Drinking water
Garbage disposal
Insect pests
Poisonous insects and spiders
Poisonous reptiles
Camp Cookery Equipmentp. 190
Tin-can kits
Flat-stone cookery
Hot-stone cookery
Woods-made utensils
Hunter's kitchen
Protecting perishable foods
Cupboard cache
Camp kitchen rack
Camp Cookeryp. 209
Camp breads
Camp pies
Corn cookin'
Fish in camp
Camp meats
Camp beverages
Useful Animals and Birdsp. 229
Fresh- and salt-water food
Game birds
Small game
Large game
Unusual foods
Edible, Poisonous and Useful Plants and Treesp. 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
Brushes and brooms
Barkcraftp. 307
The legend of birchbark
Gathering birchbark
Preparing bark
Uses of bark
Canoes, Canoeing and Portagingp. 328
Canadian voyageurs
Canoe paddles
Paddling a canoe
Loading a canoe
Landing and launching
Canoe repairs
Canoe shelter
Canoe upset
Canoe don'ts
Canoe and paddle decoration
Trailcraftp. 348
Trail blazes
Animal signs and blazes
Flatfoot fraternity
Long hind-leggers
Toe walkers
Toenail walkers
Bird tracks
Stalking and Calling Animalsp. 367
Indian decoys
Bird whistles
Animal voices
Artificial calling aids
Scent lures
Easily identified bird and animal voices
Lostp. 391
Nature's compasses
How to use a compass
Maps and map reading
Weather signs
Indian Lorep. 405
Iroquois fish hooks
Pueblo rabbit stick
Flint chipping
Stone ax
Cherokee blow gun
Siouxalarm clock
Camp Furnishingsp. 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
Woods in Winterp. 438
Conditioning yourself for winter
Sleeping bag or robe
Winter shelters
Winter enemies
Sleds and sledges
Dog teams
Some winter tracks
Winter sleep
Indexp. 475
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780936070124
ISBN-10: 0936070129
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 20th December 1999
Publisher: Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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