By Daniel Carter Beard
This is often our fourth "handy booklet" by means of Dan Beard, the founding father of the yank Scouting stream, who believed that having boys construct issues with their palms was once not just a detriment to creating mischief, but in addition the foundation for development nice lives. during this trust, Beard used to be indefatigable, and each Scout worthy his benefit badge used to be anticipated to learn his vintage tract on camp-lore and woodcraft, which integrated directions on the way to construct an exceptional fireplace, prepare dinner venison, organize for a camping out journey, and use an awl and a observed.
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Weight wheel in a gravel-pit in Mills It was brick-red which I found Creek bottoms at in color and decorated FIRE MAKING BY FRICTION 17 with strange characters. For many, many years 1 did not know for what use this unique instrument was intended. 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.
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.
Will in splitting not strain the spring at the back of the CAMP-LORE AND WOODCRAFT 44 handle of the knife, and at the same time it will help you guide the knife blade and tend to make a straight split. Do not try to pry the stick apart with a knife or you will sooner or later break the blade, a serious thing for a wilderness man to do, for it leaves him without one of the most useful tools. Remember that fine slivers of wood make a safer and more certain start for a fire than paper. All tendprfeet first try and dry grass to start their fires.