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How to Catch a Pig : Lots of Cool Stuff Guys Used to Know but Forgot About the Great Outdoors

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Way back before man abandoned the woods for the cities-and traded his hunting rifle for a BlackBerry-he had to know how to do certain things to survive. He had to trap and build and grow things, using his calloused hands and valuable knowledge passed down through the generations. For most men today, these once-cherished skills are as dead as the dodo.

But take heart! Now guys can reconnect with those less-complicated times, rediscover how to embrace adventure, and appreciate the outdoor life. Denis Boyles, principal author of A Man's Life, has culled a wealth of essential, nearly lost manly endeavors from U.S. government pamphlets, century-old publications, and ancient scouting manuals to help reeducate us in the fine macho arts of:



Tracking a bobcat
Splicing a rope
Rescuing someone from drowning
Sending a smoke signal
Building a log cabin

And much, much, much more-including, of course, how to catch a pig!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061688495
  • 9780061688492
  • 1,172,096

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To restore men's rightful heritage, Denis Boyles and Gregg Stebben, the coauthors of A Man's Life: The Complete Instructions, have compiled a priceless treasury of forgotten lore and rustic hobbies that our forefathers possessed but that we have lost. Culled from turn-of-the-century publications and old scouting-type manuals, this guide is written in our grandfathers' language, with their sensibility and wisdom. Since the outdoors is one place where almost all good advice is old advice, the focus is on a man's life lived outdoors camping, hunting, and fishing. With these instructions and advice, man can once again learn how to build a fly fishing rod, shoot a rifle with both eyes open, hit a flying target, start a fire without matches, travel light - but right, keep cool when lost, splice a rope, catch a pig, predict the weather from the color of the sky, rescue someone drowning, send a smoke signal, track a bobcat or a moose, build a log cabin, buy and sort fishing hooks, make a canoe, choose the perfect tent, plan a one-day hike, play golf on a five-acre meadow ... and much, much more. With its mix of essential and extraordinary vintage wisdom, The Lost Lore of a Man's Life is a must for every man's back pocket and backpack.
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About Denis Boyles

Denis Boyles is the author of African Lives; Man Eaters Motel; Superior, Nebraska; and several books on living a manly life. He lives in rural France, where pigs sniff out thousand-dollar truffles.
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