D. C. Beard
A year’s worth of outdoor activities and projects from the author of The American Boy’s Handy Book.
This is the Handy Book I wish I had when I was growing up. I longed to know how to go out into nature and create shelters, find food, keep myself safe. It’s all here in this great book which introduces young people to the pleasures and challenges of camping. There are chapters on packing a horse, on making clothes and moccasins, on camp cooking, on building piers, boats, and sleds. Not to mention the serveral designs for simple shelters – from lean-tos to cabins sturdy enough to last the whole summer.
Beard also suggests any number of projects, plans, and schemes to entertain those whose travels take them into the open fields and forests, who want to know everything from how to build kites and birdhouses to snow houses and snow men.
Hard to imagine ever hearing “I’m bored” with this book around!