by W. Hamilton Gibson
Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making was first published in 1881. The book is a complete, illustrated guide revealing how to catch everything from bears to squirrels and mice. There is general advice on camping and hiking in the woods and details how to do various forgotten tasks such as building traps, camps and cabins, and boats and canoes. There are pages of helpful hints on food and cooking, curing and tanning animal hides, and much more.
This book has been reprinted by Prepper Press to bring this knowledge from the “olden days” to the present for people who want to explore the skills of pioneers and frontiersman or to learn the tricks employed in the past to prepare for an uncertain future.