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By Daniel Carter Beard

This can be our fourth "handy e-book" through Dan Beard, the founding father of the yankee Scouting move, who believed that having boys construct issues with their fingers was once not just a detriment to creating mischief, but additionally the foundation for construction nice lives. during this trust, Beard used to be indefatigable, and each Scout worthy his advantage badge was once anticipated to learn his vintage tract on camp-lore and woodcraft, which incorporated directions on find out how to construct a superb hearth, cook dinner venison, organize for a camping out journey, and use an awl and a observed.

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Isaac Sutton, Scout Commissioner for Delaware and Montgomery CounPhillip ties, Boy Scouts of America. PUNK BOXES The cowhorn punk box is made by sawing off the small then of end and the point a cow's horn (Fig. 30). A small hole is next bored through the solid small end of the horn to connect with the natural open space further down, a strip of rawhide or whang string larger than the hole is forced through the small end and secured by a knot on the inside, which prevents it from being pulled out.

Three good logs thus arranged will burn all day or all someone must occasionally push them so that together, when they send their heat from night, but come their ends one to the other, backwards and forwards, and thus keep the But who want< to sit up all night embers hot (Fig. 58 . watching a fire? sleep all I prefer to use the modern method and night. Sharpen the ends of two strong heavy stakes each about 5 ft. in length, cut a for the support or ground about 6 notch ft. apart. a log wall for the making two shorter logs in the rear of back to key each near the top.

38). The three sticks having been cut from the centre of a pine log, are dry and maybe resinous, so all that is necessary to start the flame is to touch a match to the bottom of the curled shavings (Fig. 38). Before they do this, however, they are careful to have a supply of small slivers of pitch pine, white pine or split pine knots handy (Fig. 36). These they set up around the shaved sticks, maybe adding some hemlock bark, and by the time ablaze they are already putting on larger sticks of black ash, birch, yellow birch, sugar maple or oak.

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