Filled with valuable information for hobbyists, survival enthusiasts, family campers, and everyone who enjoys outdoor life, Mountainman Crafts and Skills is the essential illustrated guide to wilderness living and survival. Subjects covered include: How to make your own clothing, shelter, and equipment are all covered in step-by-step detailthrough illustrations by the author himself. Learn how to make and use hunting tools and utensils, wild-game traps, mountainman clothing, powder flasks and horns, tents, deer-horn jewelry, and much more. Wilderness survival skills are also covered, with instruction geared for both novice and expert. Learn how to trap wild game, tan hides, shoot with black powder, make a fire, and cook a hearty meal with only the barest of essentials. Montgomery, an avid outdoorsman, presents information using a concise, no-nonsense approachhe shows you how to set traps without mashing a thumb, what clothing is most comfortable and durable for the seasoned mountainman, and the dos and donts of handling black powder safely. Also provided are an extensive glossary and an annotated bibliography. Rich in mountainman historical lore, from descriptions of foods and living habits to campfire yarns, Mountainman Crafts and Skills is for everyone who loves the great outdoors.B&W illus; 6x9 inches, 240 pgs.
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