Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties Book: The Classic Guide to Building Wilderness Shelters

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Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties Book: The Classic Guide to Building Wilderness Shelters by D.C. Beard


This excellent hands-on guide by one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America contains a wealth of practical instruction and advice on how to build everything from a bark teepee and a tree-top house to a log cabin and a sod house. No professional architects are needed here; and knowing how to use an axe is more important than possessing carpentry skills. More than 300 of the author's own illustrations and a clear, easy-to-follow text enable campers to create such lodgings as half-cave shelters, beaver mat huts, birch bark shacks, over-water camps, a Navajo hogan, and a pole house. Additional chapters provide information on how to use an axe, split and notch logs, make a fireplace, and even build appropriate gateways to log houses, game preserves, ranches, and other open areas. An invaluable book for scouts, campers, hikers, and hunters of all ages, this guide and its fascinating collection of outdoor lore ""still has intrinsic value,"" said Whole Earth Magazine, and will be of keen interest to any modern homesteader.

About the Author
Known as Uncle Dan to those who knew him well, Daniel Carter Beard (June 21, 1850-June 11, 1941) was a famed author, illustrator, and social champion. Inspired by the rugged traditions of the American frontier, Beard founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905. Five years later, he merged the organisation with the newly formed Boy Scouts of America.
  • Dimensions: 13.97 x 1.91 x 20.96cm
  • Author: D.C. Beard
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (10 September 2004)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0486437477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486437477
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