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Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: The Classic Guide to Building Wilderness Shelters (Dover Books on Architecture)

by Dover Publications


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This excellent hands-on guide by one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America contains a wealth of practical
instruction and advice on how to build everything from a bark teepee and a tree-top house to a log cabin and a sod
house. No professional architects are needed here; and knowing how to use an axe is more important than possessing
carpentry skills.
More than 300 of the author's own illustrations and a clear, easy-to-follow text enable campers to create such lodgings
as half-cave shelters, beaver mat huts, birch bark shacks, over-water camps, a Navajo hogan, and a pole house.
Additional chapters provide information on how to use an axe, split and notch logs, make a fireplace, and even build
appropriate gateways to log houses, game preserves, ranches, and other open areas.
An invaluable book for scouts, campers, hikers, and hunters of all ages, this guide and its fascinating collection of
outdoor lore "still has intrinsic value," said Whole Earth Magazine, and will be of keen interest to any modern
homesteader.

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