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

By Daniel Carter Beard

This can be our fourth "handy e-book" through Dan Beard, the founding father of the yank Scouting flow, who believed that having boys construct issues with their palms used to be not just a detriment to creating mischief, but in addition the root for development nice lives. during this trust, Beard was once indefatigable, and each Scout worthy his benefit badge was once anticipated to learn his vintage tract on camp-lore and woodcraft, which integrated directions on find out how to construct a very good fireplace, cook dinner venison, organize for a camping out journey, and use an awl and a observed.

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44. will in splitting not strain the spring at the back of the CAMP-LORE AND WOODCRAFT 44 handle of the knife, and at the same time it will help you guide the knife blade and tend to make a straight split. Do not try to pry the stick apart with a knife or you will sooner or later break the blade, a serious thing for a wilderness man to do, for it leaves him without one of the most useful tools. Remember that fine slivers of wood make a safer and more certain start for a fire than paper. All tendprfeet first try and dry grass to start their fires.

Boys handle their knives so rrrirRD movt awkwardly as to make the run down the back of an onlooker. 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.

Figs. Fig. 22 is the fire-pan. 20 and 21). "After a dozen strokes," says our authority, Mr. Albert Ernest Jenks, "the sides of the groove and the edge of the piece are burned down; presently a smell of smoke is plain and before three dozen strokes have been made, smoke may Usually before a hundred strokes a larger volume of smoke tells us that the dry dust constantly falling on the pile be seen. " The of dust hand then carefully lifted and if the pinch smouldering it maynowbe gently fanned with the fire-board is is until the tinder catches; then it may be blown into a flame.

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