THE BOOKOF. CAMPING AND WOODCRAFT. A GUIDEBOOK FOR THOSE WHO TRAVEL. IN THE WILDERNESS. BY. HORACE KEPHART. NEW YORK. 23 Nov In , Horace Kephart published The Book of Camping and Woodcraft. In , he published the second edition under the name Camping. A standard manual for campers and a veritable outdoor enthusiast’s bible for over four decades, this book reflects Horace Kephart’s practical knowledge and.

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Aug 15, Tim wooddraft it it was amazing. Unfortunately apart from the copy in my library, which I managed to purchase when withdrawn, I have never seen it in print. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Shane Schmidt rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Amanda marked it as to-read Czmping 05, A Guidebook for Those Who Travel in the Wilderness As for camps situated within easy reach of towns or supply-posts, every one, I suppose, knows best how to gratify his own tastes in camping and woodcraft by horace kephart them up, and prefers to use his own ingenuity rather than copy after others.

And it is conceivable that some hotace might call it extravagant to pay thirty-five dollars for a thing to sleep in when you lie out of doors on the ground from choice, or thirty dollars for pots and pans to horwce with when you are “playing hobo” as the unregenerate call our sport. The perspiration freezes in the hay, and after a hard day’s tramp a solid cake of ice will often be found, while the feet are warm and dry.

If this is a book that’s meant to woorcraft read and used in the csmping, this is just too dense and large of a book to do it – and, today, so much of the information given feels obsolete and anachronistic.

He also collected notes in a variety of bound notebooks. If anyone in the US, or Canada for that matter, wants to know all that they need to know about venturing into the inhospitable areas of their countries, this is the man, this is the book. Lists with This Book. The latter are quite waterproof, but do not last long, being merely green hide stripped from the beast’s hock and then sewn up with waxed thread.

Caribou moccasins are not sold by the sporting camping and woodcraft by horace kephart houses but are procured from natives “on the spot.

When Kephart expanded Camping and Woodcraft into two volumes in camping and woodcraft by horace kephart edition, he adapted the earlier book for more of a kephatr camper than hard core outdoorsman. This gives your pastime an air of thrift, and propitiates the Lares and Penates by keeping you home o’ nights. Excerpt from The Book of Camping and Woodcraft: To conquer the cammping man must be born anew.

Camping and Woodcraft republished!

It is a classic, by a true giant in the field, Horace Kephart, who spent much of his life after age thirty living alone in the wilds. The Indian [woman] uses no last in making moccasins, but simply measures the man’s foot and then works by eye alone.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. JTrav rated it it was amazing Oct 13, This provided readers with additional information and Kephart with additional income since he was paid by the word.

Camping and Woodcraft republished! | Master Woodsman

The book that is. Marshall Hunt is currently reading it Dec 26, Daniel rated it it was amazing Aug 15, However, the photographs from the first edition were removed.

We would like silk tents, air mattresses, fibre packing cases, and all that sort of thing; but we would soon ” go broke ” if we started in at that rate. Anyone who wishes to return to their roots should consider reading this.

The book of camping and woodcraft : a guidebook for those who travel in the wilderness

He would then mark changes and make the corrections on a future draft. Consequently, he became an expert on all aspects of camp life from living in a semi-permanent lean-to to traveling with only the bare essentials in a backpack. A glimpse into wilderness lore from The first edition of Camping and Woodcraft also included photographs.

The pratical skills of this book have not been replaced by modern technologies and the ornate and lovely prose has not lost any of its appeal.

I read it as an adventure story with the most amazing details of practical self sufficiency in the backwoods of some of the American states, camping and woodcraft by horace kephart knowing that everything Kephart was relating was true.

I assumed it was available everywhere, i. He must relearn an art so ancient that it has long since been forgotten by urban society — the art of wildcraft.

From the first-named firm I think you could procure caribou skins, Indian tanned. Return to Book Page.

Dan White rated it it camping and woodcraft by horace kephart amazing Mar 21, Here the following quotes are collected:. Camping and Woodcraft has had many printings 70 actuallyand now somebody went to the trouble of revising with clean text.

The Book ekphart Camping and Woodcraft: Still relevant, although more suited for camping in Alaska or the big wild places. This page from journal seven covering footgear begins with the subject of moccasins.