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Table of Contents
from the book Wildwood Wisdom

1. The Woodsman of Yesterday

2. Outdoor Clothing

  • Blanket coats
  • Parka, a-tige or dickey
  • Hopi Indian buckskin shirt
  • A modern buckskin hunting shirt
  • Buckskin vests
  • Buckskin and rawhide buttons
  • Buckskin leggings
  • Cowboy chaps
  • How to make buckskin
  • Rawhide-furs
  • Indian tanning of pelts
  • Footwear
  • Gloves
  • Outdoor headgear

3. Packs and Packing

  • Packsack contents
  • Types of packs
  • Pack horses
  • Pack saddles
  • Riding and riding equipment

4. Blankets and Beds

  • Blankets
  • Beds
  • Sleeping bags

5. Shelters

  • Camp sites
  • Canoe shelter
  • Lean-tos
  • Tepees and wigwams
  • Tents
  • Eskimo snow-house
  • Adobe huts
  • Seminole shack

6. Fire Making

  • What is Fire?
  • Primitive fire making
  • Matches
  • Building Fires
  • Firewoods
  • Kinds of fire

7. Use of Ax and Knife

  • Tomahawk
  • Modern camp ax
  • How to chop
  • Knives

8. Outdoor Sanitation and Health

  • Drinking water
  • Latrines
  • Garbage disposal
  • Insect pests
  • Poisonous insects and spiders
  • Poisonous reptiles

9. Camp Cookery Equipment

  • Tin-can kits
  • Flat-stone cookery
  • Hot-stone cookery
  • Woods-made utensils
  • Hunter's kitchen
  • Protecting perishable foods
  • Cupboard cache
  • Camp kitchen rack

10. Camp Cookery

  • Camp breads
  • Camp pies
  • Corn cookin'
  • Fish in camp
  • Camp meats
  • Soups
  • Camp beverages

11. Useful Animals and Birds

  • Fresh- and saltwater food
  • Game birds
  • Small game
  • Large game
  • Unusual foods

12. Edible, Poisonous and Useful Plants and Trees

  • Edible shoots and leaves
  • Edible roots
  • Edible nuts and seeds
  • Edible fruits
  • Edible buds
  • Wild beverages
  • Sugars and syrups
  • Wild seasoning
  • Wildwood flavoring
  • Starvation foods
  • Chewing gum
  • Fungus foods
  • Some poisonous plants
  • Skin-irritant plants
  • Wildwood medicines
  • Soap plants
  • Cordage
  • Brushes and brooms

13. Barkcraft

  • The legend of birchbark
  • Gathering birchbark
  • Preparing bark
  • Uses of bark

14. Canoes, Canoeing and Portaging

  • Canadian voyageurs
  • Canoes
  • Canoe paddles
  • Paddling a canoe
  • Loading a canoe
  • Portaging
  • Landing and launching
  • Canoe repairs
  • Canoe shelter
  • Canoe upset
  • Canoe don'ts
  • Canoe and paddle decoration

15. Trailcraft

  • Trail blazes
  • Animal signs and blazes
  • Flatfoot fraternity
  • Long hind-leggers
  • Toe walkers
  • Toenail walkers
  • Bird tracks

16. Stalking and Calling Animals

  • Stalking
  • Indian decoys
  • Calling
  • Bird whistles
  • Animal voices
  • Artificial calling aids
  • Scent lures
  • Easily identified bird and animal voices

17. Lost

  • Nature's compasses
  • How to use a compass
  • Maps and map reading
  • Weather signs
  • Barometers

18. Indian Lore

  • Spears
  • Iroquois fish hooks
  • Bolas
  • Pueblo rabbit stick
  • Drills
  • Flint chipping
  • Stone ax
  • Cberokee blow gun
  • Saws
  • Adz
  • Pipe
  • Awls
  • War club
  • Knives
  • Sioux alarm clock

19. Camp Furnishings

  • Washbasin tripod
  • Hooks and hangers
  • Tepee back.-rest bed
  • Lamps and candlesticks
  • Chairs and tables
  • Rawhide couch
  • Rawhide lamp shade
  • Hopi Indian log ladders
  • Backwoods curtains and rods
  • Fungus craft
  • Totem cabin decoration
  • Cabin chests

20. Woods in Winter

  • Conditioning yourself for winter
  • Sleeping bag or robe
  • Winter shelters
  • Winter enemies
  • Sleds and sledges
  • Dog teams
  • Snowshoes
  • Some winter track
  • Winter sleep

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