George Washington Sears
Woodcraft and Camping is a classic outdoors manual that has never been out of print. Author George Washington Sears, 'The Father of American Camping,' fills his short book with concise, essential advice on camping, hiking, building a fire, cooking out, shelters, tools and equipment, hunting and fishing, canoeing, and more.
Woodcraft is dedicated to the Grand Army of "Outers," as a pocket volume of reference on—woodcraft.
For brick and mortar breed filth and crime,
With a pulse of evil that throbs and beats;
And men are withered before their prime
By the curse paved in with the lanes and streets.
And lungs are poisoned and shoulders bowed,
In the smothering reek of mill and mine;
And death stalks in on the struggling crowd—
But he shuns the shadow of oak and pine.