By Daniel Carter Beard
This can be our fourth "handy e-book" by way of Dan Beard, the founding father of the yankee Scouting move, who believed that having boys construct issues with their palms used to be not just a detriment to creating mischief, but in addition the foundation for development nice lives. during this trust, Beard was once indefatigable, and each Scout worthy his advantage badge used to be anticipated to learn his vintage tract on camp-lore and woodcraft, which integrated directions on tips to construct a great hearth, cook dinner venison, arrange for a camping out journey, and use an awl and a observed.
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Have the sharp edges steel twisted have your you may you any of the shapes shown in Fig. 27 to imitate the ones used by your great granddaddies. off. desire If in THE CHUCKNTJCK But the neatest thing in the way of flint and steel which has come to the writer's attention is shown by Fig. 31. This * York flint To-day may be obtained at Bannermans, 501 Broadway, New have ancient steels which were used by the U. S. City, where they also soldiers. The flints may also be purchased Establishment at Rochester, supply of flints at one of the New from Wards Natural Sciene* York, and the author found a plentiful Army and Navy stores in New York.
With then* axe they split a pine log (Fig. 4), then cut it into sticks about a foot long and about the thickness of their own knotted thumbs, or maybe a trifle thicker (Fig. 40) after that they proceed to whittle these sticks, cutting ; deep shavings (Fig. 37), but using care to leave one end of the shavings adhering to the wood; they go round and round the stick with their knife blade making curled shavings until the piece wooden trees one used of kindling looks like one of those toy to find in his Noah's Ark on Christmas morning (Fig.
The platform is made of anything handy covered with a thick flooring of sod, sand or clay for "torch his and is the fire-place. The tower is built exactly similar to the towers but on a smaller scale ',Fig. 52). Boy Scout signal DANGER OF EXPLODING STONES However tempting a smooth rock may look as a convenient spot on which a fire may be built, do not fail to spread a few shovels of sand, earth or clay on the stone as a fire bed, rock on becoming heated may generate steam expand with some violence or burst like a bomband scatter far and wide the fragments, even endanger- for the and shell damp either ing the lives of those gathered around the CHARACTER The length, fire in fire.
american boys book of camp lore and woodcraft by Daniel Carter Beard