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Wildwood Wisdom

Wildwood Wisdom

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By (author) Ellsworth Jaeger

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  • Publisher: Shelter Publications Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 214mm x 33mm | 610g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Bolinas
  • ISBN 10: 0936070129
  • ISBN 13: 9780936070124
  • Edition: 2, New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: lin
  • Sales rank: 49,136

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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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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)