Field & Forest Handy Book
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HOW TO MAKE A TAILLESS FILIPINO
The Bones; Backbone; Ribs; Pelvis; Neck Sticks; Illium Sticks; Skeleton; How to Put on the Skin; To Change Tailless Filipino to an Owl.
AIRSHIPS, BROOM STRAW FLYING MACHINES AND KITES
luna Kite; Details for Making Luna; How to Make Equal Lateral Triangles; A Paper Ruler; To Keep Wings From Closing; Second Set of Wings; Belly Band; A Broom Straw Hargrave; Broom Straw Frame of Fish Kite; Advantage of Broom Straws.
HOW TO MAKE A HERBARIUM
Collecting Case; A Make shift Vasculum; Specimens; Knife; Press as Soon as Possible; How to Press; The Press; To Make a Portable Press; Dryers and Wrappers; Preparing Specimens; How to Take Field Notes; To Poison and Mount Specimens; Standard Herbarium Sheets.
H0W TO PLANT QUAIL
Quail Farming; Breeding Field; Nest Boxes; How to Plant the Quail; Seed Birds.
HOUSES FOR USEFUL BIRDS
How to Make Swallow Boards, Robin Shelves, and Phoebe Brackets; Material for Nests; Bird Shelves; To Entice Barn Swallows to Build; Swallow Board; Roof; Bird Elocutionist.
HOW TO MAKE FLYING CAGES
Mr. Dooley; Squirrel's Flying Cage; Wire Cloth; Make Plans Fit Purse; Framework; End Sills; Ridge Pole; Rafters; Doorway; To Make a Swinging Nest; Artificial Stump.
HOW TO MAKE A LAND AND WATER AQUARIUM AND HOW TO MAKE AND STOCK A VIVARIUM
Sides of Box; Aquarium Cement, Another Cement; Waterproof Paint; Bank board; Base board; Glass Front; Paint Thoroughly; Glass Top; To Prepare Land; Newts and Salamanders; A Vivarium.
HOW TO BUILD A FIRE ENGINE
Material; Valves, Blocks, Pump; Tin Pump; Pump Interior Arrangement; Truck; Tongue.
HOW TO MAKE A DIVING CART, POLES, SLINGS AND CHUMP'S RAFTS FOR BATHERS
Chump's Pole and Sling; Sling; Towel Loop; How to Use Rod and Sling; Swimming Master's Duty; Chump's Raft; Spring Board; Diving Cart.
How To BUILD A CHEAP BOAT
Side boards; Spreader; Stem piece; Seats; Keel Board; Skeg; To Fasten on Skeg; Guard Rail.
TO CROSS A STREAM ON A LOG
A Logomaran; Notch; Top view; To Make a Fibre Rope; A Dunnage Crib; A Blow Bed Raft; Fording Swift Streams; A One-man Ford; Pole Fording.
HOW TO MAKE A BRIDGE FOR SWIFT WATERS
Dams for Swimming Holes; Trout or Duck Ponds; A Brush Bridge; Straddle Bug; Straddle Bug Bridge; Dams; A Swimming Hole; Beaver Mats; Jack knife Water Wheels; Bridge Over Still Water.
HOW TO BUILD SUBSTANTIAL PIERS AND BRIDGES AT YOUR CAMP OR SUMMER HOME
The Crib; The Maul; King Post; Driving the Piles; Queen Post; Effect of Frost.
GATEWAYS FOR PERMANENT CAMPS OR COUNTRY HOUSES
Daniel Boone Gateway; A Small Loophole; Davy Crockett Gateway; Base Wall; Stone Foundations; Methods of Preserving Timber.
HOW To BUILD INDOOR PLAY HOUSES, SECRET CASTLES, AND How TO MAKE MYSTERIOUS TREASURE CHESTS
Making a Play House Out of Packing Cases; An Alcove Play House; Sidings; Two-story House; Captain Kidd's Treasure Chest; Concealed Castle; To Make a Chest; A Swinging Door; The Drop; How to Play Pirate; Captain Kidd's Men.
HOW TO CAMP OUT IN YOUR BACK YARD
A Real Camp; Gypsy Crane; To Make a Pot Hook; A Camp Fire; A Good Cooking Fire; A Tent.
HOW TO MAKE A REAL HUNTER'S CLOTHES AND MOCCASINS
A Uniform; The Front; The Back; To Sew and Fit Sleeves and Cape; Cape Material; Fringe; To Make Buckskin Leggings; To Make Your Own Moccasins.
HOW To BUILD BEAVER MAT HUTS, CAMPS AND COTS, FAGOT HOUSES, ROADS AND FENCES
Camp of Beaver Mats; Thatching; Beaver Mat Cottage; Fagot Hut; Fagot Roads, Paths, and Fills; Fagot Fence; Adobe House.
EVERY DAY WOODCRAFT FOR EVERY DAY PEOPLE
To Make a Puncheon; To Chop Down a Tree; To Enlarge a Notch; Clapboards, Splits or Shakes; A Complete Outfit; Canoe Skids; To Split a Log; Rustic Vise; To Make a Withe; Fibre Rope and Twine; Thongs; Drinking Cup; Filtered Water; Blazed Trails; Camp Fire; Camp Kitchen Stove.
CAMP COOKING AND HOW To BUILD AN ALTAR CAMP STOVE AND A CLAY OVEN
Altar Camp Stove; Fireplace; Oven of Clay; How to Use Oven; A Skinning Stick; To Cook a Muskrat; Flapjacks; Baked Beans; Bean Hole; To Plank a Fish; Log Cabin Stew.
HOW TO KEEP GAME AND FISH IN CAMP
Big Tink Meat Safe; Macdonald Lake Meat Safe; Hot Air; Kootenay Fish Safe; Birch Bark Kootenay Fish Safe; A Stone Kootenay.
HOW T0 PACK AND UNPACK IN THE WOODS
Fish Rods; A Pillow; The Kitchen; Big Packs; Roping Packs; Shape of Packs; Man Packing; Portage Packing; Wilderness Packing; Bedroll.
THROWING THE SQUAW HITCH
A Pack That Will Stay an a Horse; Diamond Hitch.
HOW TO PACK A PACK HORSE AND HOW TO THROW THE DIAMOND HITCH
How to Use Sling Rope; How to Tie Sling Rope with Top; Sling Rope for Mountain Saddle; North Rocky Mountain Diamond; U. S. Cavalry Diamond; Load; For Practice.
PAGE HOW TO PACK A DOG AND HOW TO MAKE THE PACK SADDLE
A Dog's Pack; To Pack the Dog; The Lash Rope; How to Tic a Halter Knot; To Lash the Pack; The Bags; A Dog Saddle; Decorations.
MAKING DIFFICULT CAMPS OVER THE WATER OR ON A SWAMP
Real Difficulties; The Crib; A Comer Post; Layer of Small Boughs; Camp on the Marsh; Lodge Poles.
HOW TO MAKE JACK KNIFE DOOR LATCHES
Most Simple and Primitive Latch; Pioneer Latch String; Foot Latch; Gunner's Latch; Tippecanoe Latch; Secret Locks.
HOW TO BUILD A REAL LOG HOUSE
Gumption; Straight Spruce Logs; After Logs Are Peeled; Door, Window and Fireplace Openings; The Chimney; Fireplace; Plainest Forms of Mantels; Oiled Clay as Cement; Roof.
HOW TO BUILD AND FURNISH A SURPRISE DEN IN A MODERN HOUSE
The Surprise Den, 325; If Your House is in the Country, 327; Doorway, 3 2 7; I low to Make a Door Latch, 3 2 7; The Interior of a Den, 330; Luxury of an Open Fireplace, 332; How the Puncheon is Cut, 333; Furniture, 334.
NEW WINTER CAMPS, AND HOW TO BUILD THEM AND HEAT THEM.
Comfortable Camp; A More Elaborate Camp; The Door; The Birch Bark Roof; A Winter Camp; A Dixie; The Mossback; The Brunswick and the Northwood; The Red jacket; Pontiac; A Safe Heater; A Camp for the Night; A Big Bonfire; Wind Shields.
HOW TO MAKE SNOW HOUSES AND SNOW MEN
After the Snow Balls Have Been Welded; The Igloo; Excavating; The Site; Snow Men and Animals; The British Lion.
HOW TO PUT ON SNOW SHOES
Tussle Logan Toe Strap; Details of Process of Fastening a Snow Shoe; Snow Shoe in Use; Proper Snow Shoe Costume; Positions.
HOW TO BUILD A JUMPER, OR HUMPDURGIN, AND A GUMMER, IN THE WOODS
Tools and parts of Jumper; The Runners; The Shafts; Auger Holes; Frame; Braces; Gummer; Runners; A Tandem Rig; Body of jumper; Whiffletree; Horne Made Sleigh Bells.
HOW TO MAKE A SKIBOGGAN, A BARREL STAVE TOBOGGAN, AND A TOBOGGAN-BOB
Skiboggan; Barrel Stave Toboggan; Materials Necessary; Stem Blocks; A Third Runner; A Light Toboggan Bob; Rear Axle Blocks; King Bolt; Front Axles; To Prevent Sheering.
HOW TO MAKE PLAIN SLEDS AND BOB SLEIGHS
Native Sleds of the Ohio Valley; Double Runner, Traverse or Bob sleigh; Reach Board; Flushing Bob Sleigh.
THE VAN KLEECK BOB
The Sleds for the Bob; Reach Board; Van Kleeck Device; Steering Apparatus.
HOW TO STEER A BOB SLED
Belly-buster; The Wheel; Belly-whopper.
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Last modified: August 20, 2012.