The Field and Forest Handy Book

The classic book of outdoor fun! Written by the founder of the Boy Scouts in America, The Field and Forest Handy Book is filled with nature-oriented activities perfect for those on vacation or who live permanently close to the outdoors. Learn how to make various kits out of sticks and paper; a herbarium; "plant quail"; how to build bird houses, a fire engine, an indoor play house, a log cabin, and a boat; notes on camping in the backyard; woodcraft; camp cooking; how to pack a dog; cross a stream on logs; carve a lion out of snow, and other old-timey fun ideas. Diagrams, instructions and detailed illustrations provide clarity.


Please note that this original 1906 text contains some stereotypical/offensive illustrations and remarks pertaining to African Americans and Native Americans.

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