Daniel C. Beard was not only a founder of Boy Scouting in America, but also a prolific and engaging author. His great passion was making boys and girls feel at home in nature, to allow them to experience its wonders while fostering their sense of self-sufficiency and independence.
The Field & Forest Handy Book introduces young people to the pleasures & challenges of camping. The author Daniel C. Beard suggests any number of projects, plans, and schemes to entertain those whose travels take them into the open fields and forests, who want to know everything from hoe to build kites and birdhouses to snow houses and snow men.
There are chapters on packing a horse, on making clothes and moccasins, on camp cooking, on building piers, boats, and sleds. As usual, the directions are clear, the diagrams simple, and the activities seductive.
ISBN – 978-1-56792-165-6
Nonpareil Books, 2019 (15th Printing)