The Field & Forest Handy Book: New Ideas for Out of Doors

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The Field & Forest Handy Book: New Ideas for Out of Doors

Enjoy the great outdoors through the folksy wisdom in this classic companion to camping, exploring, and hiking.

This Handy Book was written in 1906 by a pioneer of the scouting movement, Daniel C. Beard, whose great passion was making boys and girls feel at home in the great outdoors. Then, as now, the reward is to experience nature's wonders while fostering self-sufficiency and independence. That is what The Field and Forest Handy Book provides.

There are chapters on packing a horse, on sewing clothes and moccasins, on camp cooking, on building piers and boats, making sleds and kites and birdhouses, crafting snow houses, and much more. Everything imaginable for all ages to have some serious fun.

Daniel Carter Beard was a founder of the scouting movement in America and wanted kids to enjoy the out-of-doors as much as he did. In his books, Beard helped preserve invaluable folkways that can instill self-reliance and a deeper appreciation of nature--all while having a world of fun. This is truly a book for all ages--including adults.

Publication Date: 
January 1, 2001