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Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making : Containing Comprehensive Hints on Camp Shelters, Log Huts, Bark Shanties, Woodland
by W. Hamilton Gibson


Overview - First published in 1881, this complete, illustrated guide reveals how to catch everything from tigers and bears to squirrels and mice, and offers general advice on camping and hiking in the woods. Among the treasures within are easy-to-follow plans for building dozens of traps; full directions for the building of shanties and log cabins, and boats and canoes; hints on food and cooking utensils; instructions for the curing and tanning of fur skins; and much, much more, including these indispensable tidbits: * Smear oil of cumin on the trail of a wolf to lure him to the trap* Repel mosquitoes with oil from a pennyroyal plant s leaves* Do not calculate very confidently on securing a fox on the first attempt * Combat a skunk s odor with chloride of lime* Use a rabbit s special fondness for salt to entice it into a trap* Make homemade flypaper out of molasses or spruce gum This captivating, timeless book is a practical addition to any hiker, camper, or outdoor lover s library."  Read more...

 
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Overview
First published in 1881, this complete, illustrated guide reveals how to catch everything from tigers and bears to squirrels and mice, and offers general advice on camping and hiking in the woods. Among the treasures within are easy-to-follow plans for building dozens of traps; full directions for the building of shanties and log cabins, and boats and canoes; hints on food and cooking utensils; instructions for the curing and tanning of fur skins; and much, much more, including these indispensable tidbits: * Smear oil of cumin on the trail of a wolf to lure him to the trap* Repel mosquitoes with oil from a pennyroyal plant s leaves* Do not calculate very confidently on securing a fox on the first attempt * Combat a skunk s odor with chloride of lime* Use a rabbit s special fondness for salt to entice it into a trap* Make homemade flypaper out of molasses or spruce gum This captivating, timeless book is a practical addition to any hiker, camper, or outdoor lover s library."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781599218038
  • ISBN-10: 1599218038
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds

Series: Camp Life in the Woods & the Tricks of Trapping & Trap Making

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