Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: A Classic Guide to Building Shelters and Log Cabins in the Wilderness

Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: A Classic Guide to Building Shelters and Log Cabins in the Wilderness
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Originally published in 1916, this classic hands-on guide, written by one of the principal founders of the Boy Scouts of America, gives easily workable directions illustrated by more than 300 of the author's own pen and ink drawings, for over 50 shelters, shacks, and shanties, ranging from the most primitive shelter to a fully equipped log cabin. Boys of all ages will find it an invaluable guide in constructing temporary or permanent shelters in their hikes or encampments.

After 100 years, all the primitive construction techniques and survival skills described in this book are still very relevant and practically useful today. Any outdoorsman will not be displeased by an investment in this wonderful book!

About the author:

Daniel Carter Beard (1850 - 1941) was an American illustrator, author, youth leader, and social reformer who founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905, which Beard later merged with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) when it was founded in 1910. In the United States, many Scout camps have their sites or programs named after Beard. He authored and illustrated more than twenty books, including The American Boy's Handy Book, first published in 1882 and still in print today. The 2010 Centennial Edition of the book was granted the Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award in the Sports and Hobbies category.

Contents Covered:

  • Foreword
  • Where to Find Mountain Goose; How to Pick and Use Its Feathers
  • The Half-Cave Shelter
  • How to Make the Fallen-Tree Shelter and the Scout-Master
  • How to Make the Adirondack, the Wick-Up, the Bark Teepee, the Pioneer, and the Scout
  • How to Make Beaver-Mat Huts, or Fagot Shacks, without Injury to the Trees
  • Indian Shacks and Shelters
  • Birch Bark or Tar Paper Shack
  • Indian Communal Houses
  • Bark and Tar Paper
  • A Sawed-Lumber Shanty
  • A Sod House for the Lawn
  • How to Build Elevated Shacks, Shanties, and Shelters
  • The Bog Ken
  • Over-Water Camps
  • Signal-Tower, Game Lookout, and Rustic Observatory
  • Tree-Top Houses
  • Caches
  • How to Use an Axe
  • How to Split Logs, Make Shakes, Splits, or Clapboards; How to Chop a Log in Half; How to Flatten a Log; Also Some Don'ts
  • Axemen's Camps
  • Railroad-Tie Shacks, Barrel Shacks, and Chimehuevis
  • The Barabara
  • The Navajo Hogan, Hornaday Dugout, and Sod House
  • How to Build an American Boy's Hogan
  • How to Cut and Notch Logs
  • Notched Log Ladders
  • A Pole House; How to Use a Crosscut Saw and a Froe
  • Log-Rolling and Other Building Stunts
  • The Adirondack Open Log Camp and a One-Room Cabin
  • The Northland Tilt and Indian Log Tent
  • How to Build the Red Jacket, the New Brunswick, and the Christopher Gist
  • Cabin Doors and Door-Latches, Thumb-Latches and Foot Latches and How to Make Them
  • Secret Locks
  • How to Make the Bow-Arrow Cabin Door and Latch and the Deming Twin Bolts, Hall, and Billy
  • The Aures Lock Latch
  • The American Log Cabin
  • A Hunter's or Fisherman's Cabin
  • How to Make a Wyoming Olebo, a Hoko River Olebo, a Shake Cabin, a Canadian Mossback, and a Two-Pen or Southern Saddle-Bag House
  • Native Names for the Parts of a Kanuck Log Cabin, and How to Build One
  • How to Make a Pole House and How to Make a Unique but Thoroughly American Totem Log House
  • How to Build a Susitna Log Cabin and How to Cut Trees for the End Plates
  • How to Make a Fireplace and Chimney for a Simple Log Cabin
  • Hearthstones and Fireplaces
  • More Hearths and Fireplaces
  • Fireplaces and the Art of Tending the Fire
  • The Building of the Log House
  • How to Lay a Tar Paper, Birch Bark, or Patent Roofing
  • How to Make a Concealed Log Cabin Inside of a Modern House
  • How to Build Appropriate Gateways for Grounds Enclosing Log Houses, Game Preserves, Ranches, Big Country Estates, and Last But Not Least Boy Scouts' Camp Grounds
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 258
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 28.0 MB
Product Code SHEOMPAU29
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