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.
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)