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What To Do And How To Do It

Author : Daniel Carter Beard
ISBN : NYPL:33433066624838
Genre : Amusements
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A manual of pastimes which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising dogs, stuffing animals, stocking an aquarium, and camping. Arranged by season.

What To Do And How To Do It

Author : Daniel Carter Beard
Genre : Amusements
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How To Amuse Yourself And Others

Author : Lina Beard
ISBN : NYPL:33433082505631
Genre : Acting
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These descriptions of leisure-time activities for Victorian girls were designed to cultivate their curiosity and inventiveness, and to help them gain self-confidence regarding their competence and talents.

The Book Of Camp Lore And Woodcraft

Author : Daniel Carter Beard
ISBN : 9781567923520
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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For Dan Beard, founder of the American Scouting movement, every scout worth his merit badge was expected to read this book, which includes instructions on how to build a fire, cook venison, prepare for a camping trip, use an axe and a saw, and more.

New Ideas For Out Of Doors

Author : Daniel Carter Beard
ISBN : UOM:39015049043584
Genre : Amusements
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Boat Building And Boating

Author : Daniel Carter Beard
ISBN : 9781465594990
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There is a widespread notion that all wood will float on water, and this idea often leads to laughable errors. I know a lot of young backwoods farmers who launched a raft of green oak logs, and were as much astonished to see their craft settle quietly to the bottom of the lake as they would have been to see the leaden sinkers of their fish-lines dance lightly on the surface of the waves. The young fellows used a day's time to discover what they might have learned in a few moments by watching the chips sink when they struck the water as they flew from the skilful blows of their axes. The stream which cuts your trail is not always provided with bridges of fallen trees. It may be a river too deep to ford and too wide to be bridged by a chance log. Of course it is a simple matter to swim, but the weather may be cold and the water still colder; besides this, you will probably be encumbered with a lot of camp equipageÑyour gun, rod, and cameraÑnone of which will be improved by a plunge in the water. Or it may so happen that you are on the shores of a lake unsupplied with boats, and you have good reasons for supposing that big fish lurk in some particular spot out of reach from the shore. A thousand and one emergencies may arise when a craft of some kind will be not only a great convenience, but almost a necessity. Under these circumstances a Logomaran may be constructed in a very short time which can bear you and your pack safely to the desired goal. In the Rocky, Cascade, and Selkirk Mountains, the lakes and streams have their shores plentifully supplied with "whim sticks," logs of fine dry timber, which the freshets have brought down from the mountain sides and which the rocks and surging torrents have denuded of bark. These whim sticks are of all sizes, and as sound and perfect as kiln-dried logs. Even in the mountains of Pennsylvania, where the lumberman's axe years ago laid waste the primeval forest, where the saw-mills have devoured the second growth, the tie-hunter the third growth, the excelsior-mills and birch-beer factories the saplings, I still find good sound white pine-log whim sticks strewn along the shores of the lakes and streams, timber which is suitable for temporary rafts and logomarans. In the North Woods, where in many localities the original forest is untouched by the devouring pulp-mills, suitable timber is not difficult to find; so let the green wood stand and select a log of dry wood from the shore where the floods or ice have deposited it. Cut it into a convenient length, and with a lever made of a good stout sapling, and a fulcrum of a stone or chunk of wood, pry the log from its resting-place and roll it into the shallow water.

Handy Projects For Boys

Author : Popular Mechanics Press
ISBN : 9781629141435
Genre : House & Home
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The projects in Handy Projects for Boys first appeared in a major collection arranged by the editors of Popular Mechanics Press in 1913. During this time period, the methods and techniques used to create these items were just as important to the boys and men building them as the final projects themselves. They took care with their materials; they were precise and they labored over the smallest details. To know something was handcrafted was to know it was a quality piece. Because of the exactitude of the craftsmen's methods in the early 1900s, this historical and practical text features specific step-by-step instructions and includes many detailed illustrations for even the smallest or quickest jobs, including: Eskimo snow houses Box kites Boomerangs Chair sleighs Homemade roller skates Catapults Canoes And more More important than building the projects inside, this book offers fathers and sons, grandfathers and grandsons, and even uncles and nephews an opportunity to spend some time together, learn a bit about history, and produce fully functional pieces.

Ersatz In The Confederacy

Author : Mary Elizabeth Massey
ISBN : 0872498778
Genre : Business & Economics
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A study of the South's efforts to overcome shortages of food, medicine, clothing, household goods, farming supplies, and tools.

Handicraft For Handy Girls

Author : Albert Neely Hall
ISBN : NYPL:33433075994172
Genre : Handicraft
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The Adventurous Boy S Handbook

Author : Stephen Brennan
ISBN : 9781626369580
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Stephen and Finn Brennan, father and son, know what's really fun for boys of all ages. The Adventurous Boy's Handbook is filled with idea, explanations, and instructions for games, sports, and activities ranging from stargazing, baseball, and animal tracking to sign language, magic and archaeology. Included in this invaluable book: step-by-step guides to pitching a tent, building an ice-yacht, shooting a bow and arrow, and fending off a shark attack. The Adventurous Boy's Handbook promises endless days and nights filled with orienteering, cowboying, sailing, and so much more. No boy should leave home without it!

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