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

By Daniel Carter Beard

This is often our fourth "handy publication" via Dan Beard, the founding father of the yank Scouting stream, who believed that having boys construct issues with their palms used to be not just a detriment to creating mischief, but in addition the foundation for construction nice lives. during this trust, Beard used to be indefatigable, and each Scout worthy his benefit badge was once anticipated to learn his vintage tract on camp-lore and woodcraft, which incorporated directions on the right way to construct a very good hearth, cook dinner venison, arrange for a camping out journey, and use an awl and a observed.

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Different forms of steel used by Fig. 27 our shows ten and grandsires granddames. Flint in but, as a its may be found in many states, any stone which was used by the Indians for natural condition rule, CnO ! n pi? rz - 2 - f||3 W r> vi ^. >! "v - I - yi i 0/-\,-\ " **"" ^ FIRE MAKING BY PERCUSSION arrowheads will answer as a substitute for flint,* f7 that is, gritty or glassy stone, like quart/, agate, jasper or iron any Soft stones, limestones, slate or soapstones are not pyrites. for this purpose.

I presented it to the Flushing High School (Long Island), where I trust it the still remains. bow up and down THE TWIRLING Fig. 7 is The same bow and thong spindle twirled between the by the practised is twirled by moving and forward. STICK (American Indian) practically the difference: the fire-drill instead of backward as Figs. 16 and 17, are dispensed with palm with this and the of the hands, as formerly California Indians, the natives of Australia, Caroline Islands, China, Africa and India. Many of the American Indians made friction fire in this They spun the thin spindle by rolling it between the palms of their hands and as pressure was exerted the manner.

There are who know how to build a fire even when supplied with plenty of fuel and abundant matches. MATCHES may be It that it well to call the reader's attention to the fact takes very little moisture to spoil the scratch patch 35 CAMP-LORE AND WOODCRAFT 36 on a box of safety matches and prevent the match itself from igniting. The so-called parlor match, which snaps when one lights it and often shoots the burning head into one's face or on one's clothes, is too dangerous a match to The take into the woods.

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