The Book of Camping and Woodcraft: A Guidebook for Those Who Travel in the Wild…


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(4.4 stars; 28 reviews)

In the Introduction to Camping and Woodcraft, Horace Kephart wrote: “My one aim in writing this little book is to make it of practical service to those who seek rest or sport in the wilderness, or whose business calls them thither.” The author further described the content of this book: “In the following chapters I offer some suggestions on outfitting, making camps, dressing and keeping game and fish, camp cookery, forest travel, how to avoid getting lost, and what to do if one does get lost, living off the country, what the different species of trees are good for (from a camper's viewpoint), backwoods handicrafts in wood, bark, skins and other raw materials, the treatment of wounds and other injuries, and some other branches of woodcraft that may be of service when one is far from shops and from hired help.” Camping and Woodcraft was his first book and is actually a collection of articles that had been published in Field and Stream magazine.

Horace Kephart, born in 1862, was raised in Pennsylvania and Iowa then trained as a librarian at Cornell University. He worked in St Louis near the Ozark mountains for a portion of his life (1890 – 1904) then moved to western North Carolina where he lived near Hazel Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains then near Bryson City. Kephart was a campaigner for the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which was created in 1926. He was the author of a number of books and articles on the outdoors. (Summary by Gail Timmerman-Vaughan, based on Wikipedia - Horace Kephart) (12 hr 31 min)

Chapters

FOREWORD and CHAPTER I: Outfitting 31:23 Read by James K. White
CHAPTER II: The Sportman's Clothing 25:22 Read by James K. White
CHAPTER III: Personal Kits 31:51 Read by Nathan Heck
CHAPTER IV: Tents and Tools 30:20 Read by Richard Shipp
CHAPTER V: Utensils and Food 20:53 Read by Michele Fry
CHAPTER VI: A Check-List--Packing Up 27:23 Read by Availle
CHAPTER VII: The Camp 21:52 Read by Nathan Heck
CHAPTER VIII: The Camp Fire 25:03 Read by John Lieder
CHAPTER IX: Marksmanship in the Woods 18:54 Read by E Snow
CHAPTER X: Dressing and Keeping Game and Fish 29:44 Read by Michele Fry
Part 1 of CHAPTER XI: Camp Cookery 30:27 Read by April Walters
Part 2 of CHAPTER XI: Camp Cookery 31:11 Read by April Walters
Part 3 of CHAPTER XI: Camp Cookery 23:45 Read by April Walters
Part 4 of CHAPTER XI: Camp Cookery 30:36 Read by Larry Wilson
CHAPTER XII: Pests of the Woods 31:29 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
CHAPTER XIII: Forest Travel. Keeping a Course 29:41 Read by TimoleonWash
CHAPTER XIV: Blazes--Survey Marks--Natural Signs of Direction 29:57 Read by Joseph Tabler
CHAPTER XV: Getting Lost--Bivouacs 23:01 Read by Larry Wilson
CHAPTER XVI: Emergency Foods--Living off the Country 35:26 Read by Michele Fry
Part 1 of CHAPTER XVII: Edible Plants of the Wilderness 30:33 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
Part 2 of CHAPTER XVII: Edible Plants of the Wilderness 43:52 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
CHAPTER XVIII: Axemanship--Qualities of Wood and Bark 40:28 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
CHAPTER XIX: Trophies, Buckskin and Rawhide 31:41 Read by E Snow
CHAPTER XX: Tanning Pelts--Other Animal Products 23:44 Read by TimoleonWash
Part 1 of CHAPTER XXI: Accidents--Their Backwoods Treatment 26:52 Read by MaryAnn
Part 2 of CHAPTER XXI: Accidents--Their Backwoods Treatment 26:15 Read by MaryAnn

Reviews

Camping and Woodcraft


(1.5 stars)

The narrators , some good others not, the reason I could not get through the book.


(3 stars)

Some readers are good, some are terrible. It's really too bad, the book is excellent.

A classic and insightful work on Bushcraft.


(3.5 stars)

This book is a classic among modern bushcafters. It is very insightful not to mention entertaining as the author spent a great deal of his life in the wilds, and is considered one of the forefathers of modern bushcraft. But please beware the information is very dated and some of it should not be used for practical use but just for entertainment's sake. Most of the readers did a pretty good job, thank you.

Great Book


(5 stars)

I felt a connection to the author directly and throughout this whole book. For me, a turning point.


(4 stars)

The book is so outstanding that I bought a harcdopy, and most of the readers did quite well.