Boy Scouts co-founder and avid outdoorsman "Uncle Dan" Beard provides a clear, enthusiastic introduction to the joys of camping, trapping, and wilderness survival. Originally published nearly a century ago, this engagingly written and charmingly illustrated guide to bushcraft provides an atmospheric reminder of a simpler time. Filled with practical tips on conversing with nature, the book also constitutes a source of timeless wisdom, offering advice on fishing, canoeing, and other aspects of outdoor life. A classic for the outdoors enthusiast.
Known as "Uncle Dan" to his friends, Daniel Carter Beard (1850-1941) was a famed author, illustrator, and social champion. Inspired by the rugged traditions of the American frontier, Beard founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905. Five years later, he merged the organization with the newly formed Boy Scouts of America.