By Daniel Carter Beard
This can be our fourth "handy ebook" via Dan Beard, the founding father of the yankee Scouting circulation, who believed that having boys construct issues with their fingers was once not just a detriment to creating mischief, but additionally 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 incorporated directions on the right way to construct a great fireplace, cook dinner venison, arrange for a camping out journey, and use an awl and a observed.
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Spark necessary to generate the flames. In the good old pioneer days, when we all wore buckskin and did not bother about the price of wool, when we wore coonskin caps and cared little for the price of felt hats, everybody, from JNIiles Standish and George Washington to clothes Abraham Lincoln, used flint and steel. different forms of steel used by Fig. 27 our shows ten and grandsires granddames. Flint in but, as a its may be found in many states, any stone which was used by the Indians for natural condition rule, CnO !
Personally the writer cannot claim any success with this method. THE PLOW STICK (American The simplest method of friction is Indian) that of the plow, which requires only a fire-board with a and a rubbing-stick and down the gutter push up Belmore 24). Captain (Fig. gutter in it to Browne of Mt. McKinley fame made a fire by this last method when his matches were soaked with water. /* CAMP-LORE AND WOODCRAFT 18 bow. It is still used in the Malay Islands ; the natives place the fire-board on a stump or stone, straddle it and with a pointed drill plow the board back and forth until they produce Time: Forty seconds.
The fire is fed by placing fuel between the front log and the fire-back. SIGNAL Frnz^ When smoke the greatest elevations of land are selected the may be seen at a distance of from twenty to signals fifty miles. grmss Signal fires are usually made with dry leaves, and weed? or "wiry willows," balsam boughs, pine and cedar boughs, because such material produces great volumes of smoke and may be seen at a long distance. The Apaches have a simple code which might well be adopted by all Director of U.