Woodcraft (Legacy Edition) (Hardcover)
Nessmuk - The Dean of the Outdoors
Pick up your premium reprint Legacy Edition of Nessmuk's Woodcraft In perhaps the best-known and best-selling book on camping of all-time, Nessmuk (George W. Sears) shares his vast knowledge of the wild ways and life outdoors. Finding solace in the woods from ill health in the city, Nessmuk found himself a solo canoe and traveled the American Adirondacks. Inspired by the natural beauty and the ability of nature to restore vitality, Nessmuk penned this oft-cited classic volume on camping, wilderness, and woodcraft skills.
After collecting stories, tips, tidbits, and tricks of the outdoors, Nessmuk's first version of Woodcraft was published in 1884, representing the first well-known how-to manual for the outdoors.
Perhaps Nessmuk's most famous line in this book inspires folks to get outside and enjoy nature's way of recharging our batteries: "We do not go out to the woods to rough it; we go to smooth it - we get it rough enough in town. But let us live the simple, natural life in the woods, and leave all frills behind."
This Legacy Edition of Woodcraft is a facsimile reprint of the twelfth printing (1900). Its many printings have been consistently published throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries. Enjoy this handbook by the Dean of the Outdoors - there's a ton of tricks and tips to glean from its pages
About the Doublebit Press Library of American Outdoors Classics
With technology playing a major role in everyday life, sometimes we need to take a step back in time to find those basic building blocks used for gaining mastery - the things that we have luckily not completely lost and has been recorded in books over the last two centuries. These skills aren't forgotten, they've just been shelved. It's time to unshelve them once again and reclaim the lost knowledge of self-sufficiency.
As a part of the Doublebit Press Library of American Outdoors Classics, this Legacy Edition volume is reprinted in the exact form as it was presented in the original publication. Great care has been taken by the publishing team to preserve this work with clean images, clear text, and high-quality photographic editing.
For outdoors enthusiasts who demand the best from their equipment, this Doublebit Press Legacy Edition reprint was made with you in mind. Both important and minor details have equally both been accounted for by our publishing staff, down to the cover, font, layout, and images. It is the goal of Doublebit Legacy Edition series to preserve outdoors heritage, but also be cherished as collectible pieces, worthy of collection in any outdoorsperson's library and that can be passed to future generations.
The goal of the Library of American Outdoors Classics is to preserve and share the works from forgotten teachers of outdoors life that form the cornerstone of the history of the American outdoors. Through remastered reprint editions of timeless classics of outdoor recreation, perhaps lost knowledge can be regained for future generations. The books in this library have been chosen because much of the basic skills and knowledge they contain have been forgotten or put to the wayside in lieu of more modern conveniences and methods. This volume is worth close study as well as collection by outdoors folk in the modern era of outdoors and traditional skills life.