Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness by Horace KephartOriginally published in 1906 as one volume, Camping and Woodcraft was expanded into a two-volume edition in 1916-17. Camping and Woodcraft ranks sixth among the ten best-selling sporting books of all time. A standard manual for campers and a veritable outdoor enthusiast’s bible for over four decades, this book reflects Horace Kephart’s practical knowledge and covers, in depth, any problem that campers might confront.
Kephart lived in the Great Smoky Mountains and spent most of his time in the wild. Consequently, he became an expert on all aspects of camp life from living in a semi-permanent lean-to to traveling with only the bare essentials in a backpack. More than simply a hunting or fishing guide, Kephart’s book covers a wide variety of subjects from how to dress game and fish to how to shoot accurately. Every chapter is filled with tips that remain useful even after fifty years of improvements in equipment and technology.
Jim Casada, who has provided an informative introduction to this edition, is professor of history at Winthrop College. He has written numerous articles on sporting figures and outdoor literature and is editor-at-large for Sporting Classics and contributing editor for Fly Fishing Heritage.
The Book of Camping & Woodcraft: 1906 Edition (LIMITED TIME SALE)
The bottom photograph of Horace Kephart was taken by George Masa, a photographer and hiking companion. Though schooled as a librarian, he became the consummate outdoorsman while spending years in the Smokies, which he promoted for a national park. Those years in the woods taught Kephart much, and he, in turn, passed that education on in the form of a book, Camping and Woodcraft. Several of Kephart's books have never been out of print since they were first published in the early s. Now the Great Smoky Mountains Association has published a new edition of Camping and Woodcraft , a remarkable historic tome of useful information, lore, stories about surviving and enjoying the woods. In addition -- and alone worth the price of the -- George Ellison and Janet McCue, two Kephart scholars, have written an page introduction on Kephart's life.
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Paper Back. New. Lang: English, Pages Reprinted in with the help of original edition published long back . This book is Printed in black.
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A standard manual for campers and a veritable outdoor enthusiast's bible for over four decades, this book reflects Horace Kephart's practical knowledge and covers, in depth, any problem that campers might confront. Kephart lived in the Great Smoky Mountains and spent most of his time in the wild, living in a semi-permanent lean-to, traveling with only the bare essentials in a backpack. More than simply a hunting or fishing guide, Kephart's book covers a wide variety of subjects from how to dress game and fish to how to shoot accurately. Every chapter is filled with tips that remain useful even after In , Horace Kephart left his job as director of the St. He was a pivotal figure in the campaign for the establishment of a National Park in the Great Smoky Mountains, and was influential in establishing the route of the Appalachian Trail through the Smokies.