Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Book of Camping and Woodcraft

The Book of Camping and Woodcraft, by Horace KephartRead the complete book online, written in 1910.  It began as a series of articles from 1904 Field and Stream magazine,  It is rustic and interesting to read about how to hang outdoors before MREs and Kelty made even our camping easier.  Favorite quote (thanks Spencer):

"An Indian runner would strip to his G-string and moccasins, roll up in his small blanket a pouch of rockahominy (ground corn), and, armed only with a bow and arrows, he would perform journeys that no mammal but a wolf could equal."

Click here to read the book then click 'read online'.