Wildwood Wisdom
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Wildwood Wisdom

By (author) Ellsworth Jaeger

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This historical guide, originally written in 1945, includes information on making fires, canoeing, using axes and knives, and crafting shelters from hand-gathered materials. Readers also learn about clothing, gear, and useful plants. This book also is an account of life in the 1800s, when survival in the wild depended on one's skill and ingenuity.

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 35.56mm | 589.67g
  • 01 Feb 2000
  • Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • Bolinas
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • lin
  • 0936070129
  • 9780936070124
  • 59,613

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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)

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