american boys book of camp lore and woodcraft by Daniel Carter Beard

By Daniel Carter Beard

This is often our fourth "handy e-book" by means of Dan Beard, the founding father of the yankee Scouting circulation, who believed that having boys construct issues with their fingers was once not just a detriment to creating mischief, but additionally the root for construction nice lives. during this trust, Beard was once indefatigable, and each Scout worthy his advantage badge was once anticipated to learn his vintage tract on camp-lore and woodcraft, which incorporated directions on easy methods to construct a great fireplace, prepare dinner venison, organize for a tenting journey, and use an awl and a observed.

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Chills 49 FOURTH MOVE. In order toproperly open a knife, hold it in your left hand, and with the thumbnail of your right hand grasp the blade at the nail notch (Fig. 45) in such a manner that the line of the nail makes a very slight angle ; that is, it is as near per- HOW TO BUILD A (Fig. 46), otherwise may be pendicular as FIRE you 43 bend back will your thumbnail until it hurts or breaks. Pull the blade away from your body, at the same time dn:\ving the handle of the Continue this knife towards the body (Figs.

S. Bureau According to of Ethno! J. W. Powell, the Indians use but three kinds of signals, each of which consists of columns of smoke. CAMP-LORE AND WOODCRAFT 48 ALARM Three or more smoke columns reads impending danger This signal may be communicated flood, fire or foe. from one camp to another, so as to alarm a large section of from the country in remarkably quick time. The greater the haste desired the greater the number of smokes used. These fires are often so hastily made that they may resemble puffs of smoke caused by throwing heaps of grass and leaves upon the embers again and again.

Or "wiry willows," balsam boughs, pine and cedar boughs, because such material produces great volumes of smoke and may be seen at a long distance. The Apaches have a simple code which might well be adopted by all Director of U. outdoor people. S. Bureau According to of Ethno! J. W. Powell, the Indians use but three kinds of signals, each of which consists of columns of smoke. CAMP-LORE AND WOODCRAFT 48 ALARM Three or more smoke columns reads impending danger This signal may be communicated flood, fire or foe.

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