New PDF release: american boys book of camp lore and woodcraft

By Daniel Carter Beard

This can be our fourth "handy ebook" by way 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 in addition the root for development 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 integrated directions on tips to construct an excellent fireplace, prepare dinner venison, arrange for a camping out journey, and use an awl and a observed.

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P. According to the Pall Mall invention of Isaac Holden, Gazette, Mr. Holden said, "In the morning I used to get up at 4 o'clock in order to pursue my studies, and I used at that tune the flint and steel, in the use of which I found very great inconvenience. Of course, I knew, as other chemists did, the explosive Material that was necessary in order to produce instantaneous M^bi, but it was very difficult to obtain a on wood */ that explosive material, and the idea ocme to put sulphur under the explosive mixture.

City, where they also soldiers. The flints may also be purchased Establishment at Rochester, supply of flints at one of the New from Wards Natural Sciene* York, and the author found a plentiful Army and Navy stores in New York. CAMP-LORE AND WOODCRAFT 28 is a small German silver original fungus used for piece of box which still punk and an contains some of the ancient, well-battered Around the box is fitted the steel in the form and the whole thing is so small that it may be flint. of a band, This was once the property of Hagner, Lieutenant, of the City of Philadelphia at the carried in one's vest pocket.

Punk against Loose cotton and various vegetable fibers twisted into a would with flint rope soaked in water and gunpowder will when make good punk dry. To GET THE SPARK Place the charred end of the rope on the flint, the charred portion about one thirty-second of an inch back of the edge of the flint where the latter is to be struck by the steel; hold the punk in place with the thumb of the left hand, as in the diagram (Fig. 29). Hold the knife about six inches above at an angle of about forty-five degrees from the flint, turn your knife so that the edge of the back of the blade will then come down at an angle about thirty-five degrees with a sharp scraping blow.

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