Camp Life in the Woods
TRICKS OF TRAPPING
W. HAMILTON GIBSON
COMPREHENSIVE HINTS ON CAMP SHELTER, LOG
HUTS, BARK SHANTIES, WOODLAND BEDS AND
BEDDING, BOAT, AND CANOE BUILDING, AND
VALUABLE SUGGESTIONS ON TRAPPERS’ FOOD,
ETC. WITH EXTENDED CHAPTERS ON THE
TRAPPER’S ART, CONTAINING ALL THE “TRICKS”
AND VALUABLE BAIT RECIPES OF THE
PROFESSION; FULL DIRECTIONS FOR THE USE OF
THE STEEL TRAP, AND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION
OF TRAPS OF ALL KINDS; DETAILED
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CAPTURE OF ALL FURBEARING ANIMALS; VALUABLE RECIPES FOR
THE CURING AND TANNING OF FUR SKINS, ETC.,
Of all the various subjects in the catalogue of sports and pastimes, there is
none surer of arousing the enthusiasm of our American boys, than that which forms the title of this book. Traps and Trapping, together with its kindred branches, always have been and always will be subjects of great interest among boys, and particularly so to those who live in the country.
It is a fact to be regretted that we have so few examples of “Boys’ Books” published in this country. There are a few English works of this character, which are very excellent as far as they go, but are nevertheless incomplete and unsatisfactory to the wants of American boys, dwelling on sports which are English, and merely touching upon or utterly excluding other topics which are of the utmost interest to boys in this country.
In not one of these books, as far as the author of the present volume knows, is the subject of Traps considered to any fair extent, and those examples which are given represent only the most common and universal varieties already known to the public.
With these facts in mind, the author has entered with zealous enthusiasm upon the preparation of a work which shall fill this odd and neglected corner in literature, and judging from the reminiscences of his own boyish experiences, he feels certain that in placing such a volume within reach of the public, he supplies a long felt want in the hearts of his boy friends
throughout the land.
257 Pages of Wonderous Adventures and Training.