Camping in the Old Style

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Camping in the Old Style

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Back before the days of trailors, coleman stoves, RV's nylon sleeping bags, and all the other modern camping conveniences, people still went camping. Camping in the Old Style eplores the methods used by campers prior to the advent of modern technology Everything from laying and setting a campfire to creating and pitching a tent, telling camp lore, canoeing, horseback camping, jack-knife cooking, woodcrafting, using an ax and saw, choosing and preparing camp food, setting up camp kitchens, and more is included.

Dave WEscott has complied old-style camping techniques from some of the great authors on the topic, including Dan Beard's Camp Lore and Woodcraft, Warren H. Miller's Camping Out, James Austin Wilder's Jack-Knife Cookery, and Ernest Thompson Seton's The Birch Bark Roll of Woodcraft. T othese camping classics he adds his own methods. The result is a clever new take on this time-honored and popular form of recreation.

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David Wescott is author of Camping in the Old Style and editor of Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills. Formerly education director for the Boulder Outdoor School, he has been a leading figure in wilderness education for more than thirty years. He lives with his wife in Rexburg, Idaho.

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Camping in the Old Sty,e is a journey through time, not only for the saqke of nostalgia (although that is a legitimate reason for beibg here--a reverence for time-honered tradition is good enough), but also to bring thre skills and technigues of our camping traditions back to life and blend them with our modern times for a more fulfilling future.

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