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Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making: Containing Comprehensive Hints on Camp Shelters, Log Huts, Bark Shanties, Woodland (Camp Life in the Woods & the Tricks of Trapping &

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A captivating, timeless classic for the libraries of all hikers, campers, and lovers of the outdoors

First published in 1881, this complete illustrated guide reveals how to catch everything from squirrels and mice to tigers and bears, and offers general advice on camping and hiking in the woods. Among the treasures within are easy-to-follow plans for building dozens of traps; comprehensive directions for the building of shanties and log cabins, and boats and canoes; hints on food and cooking utensils; instructions for the curing and tanning of hides; and much, much more, including these indispensable tidbits of advice:

• Smear oil of cumin on the trail of a wolf to lure him to the trap.

• Repel mosquitoes with oil from a pennyroyal plant’s leaves.

• Do not “calculate very confidently on securing a fox on the first attempt.”

• Combat a skunk’s odor with chloride of lime.

• Use a rabbit’s special fondness for salt to entice it into a trap.

• Make homemade flypaper out of molasses or spruce gum.

 

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First published in 1881, this complete guide is a practical addition to any hiker, camper, or outdoor lover's library.

About the Author

W. Hamilton Gibson (1850–1896) was an illustrator, author, and naturalist who illustrated for Harper’s Monthly and for approximately a dozen books, most of them his own, including Pastoral Days, Highways and Byways, and Happy Hunting Grounds.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599218038
Author:
Gibson, W Hamilton
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Author:
Gibson, William Hamilton
Author:
Gibson, W. Hamilton
Subject:
Hunting - General
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing and Hunting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Camp Life in the Woods & the Tricks of Trapping & Trap Making
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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