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The Boy Camper : 200 Outdoor Projects & Activities

Book - 2008
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Remember those great summer camping trips from your childhood--the magical ones when you discovered the fish hiding in the shaded swimming spot and cooked a meal over an open fire? This collection of outdoor activities from long ago pays tribute to an age when every kid knew how to bait a hook. And there's plenty in these vintage pages that children of all ages will still find worth learning...and lots of fun. We've included choice camping and fishing ideas; gadgets, projects, and appliances to construct (including an improved tent peg and an outdoor fireplace); advice for making the most of your time on the water; all the basics of creating a temporary or permanent camp structure; and fundamental skills such as archery. You'll even discover lesser-known secrets for taking full advantage of a winter camp-out. Campers will be amused and amazed by some of the ways yesterday's adventurers kept themselves busy. From the fascinating (making a bed of boughs and a paddle-wheel boat) to the fantastic (building a log cabin), everybody will find a panorama of entertaining possibilities represented here.


Publisher: New York :, Hearst Books,, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781588167033
Branch Call Number: 796.54 PO
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm

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