Mountain Man Crafts and Skills: An Illustrated Guide to Clothing, Shelter, Equipment, and Wilderness Living

Mountain Man Crafts and Skills is a useful book filled with ideas and projects that are fun to make! The author, a professional artist, has drawn the instructions for the items and skills he is demonstrating, making a book that an be easily utilized by people of many age and ability levels. There’s valuable information here for hobbiests, Boy Scouts, survival enthusiasts, family campers—for anyone who enjoys outdoor life! The author knows what information is needed and presents it concisely—things like how to set traps without mashing a thumb, what clothing is most comfortable and durable, and the aspects of black powder safety. He even provides an extensive glossary, an annotated bibliography, and suggestions for teaching mountain man crafts as a secondary school course. This book is rich in mountain man historical lore too, describing foods and living habits, and even sharing some favorite yarns! Mountain Man Crafts and Skills is a must for everyone who loves outdoor life and for all those who enjoy working with their hands.

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    by David Montgomery

    Mountain Man Crafts and Skills is a useful book filled with ideas and projects that are fun to make! The author, a professional artist, has drawn the instructions for the items and skills he is demonstrating, making a book that an be easily utilized by people of many age and ability levels. There’s valuable information here for hobbyests, Boy Scouts, survival enthusiasts, family campers—for anyone who enjoys outdoor life! The author knows what information is needed and presents it concisely—things like how to set traps without mashing a thumb, what clothing is most comfortable and durable, and the aspects of black powder safety. He even provides an extensive glossary, an annotated bibliography, and suggestions for teaching mountain man crafts as a secondary school course. This book is rich in mountain man historical lore too, describing foods and living habits, and even sharing some favorite yarns! Mountain Man Crafts and Skills is a must for everyone who loves outdoor life and for all those who enjoy working with their hands.

    Chapters include:

    1. Mountain Man Tools and Materials
    2. Traps and Trappings
    3. Buckskin and Fur Hide Tanning
    4. Making Mountain Man Clothing
    5. Rifles, Knives and Throwing Ax
    6. Mountain Man Hats
    7. Homemade Knife
    8. Powder Flask and Horns
    9. Scrimshaw
    10. Deer and Cow Horn Uses
    11. Pouches
    12. Parfleches
    13. Scabbards
    14. Beadwork
    15. Quillwork
    16. Firemaking
    17. The Tipi
    18. Baker’s Tent and Snow Cave
    19. Willow Backrest Chair
    20. Trade Box
    21. Grub Box
    22. Eating Utensils and Cookware
    23. Mountain Man Foods
    24. Rendezvous Time
    25. Mountain Man Stories
    26. Glossary

    6″ x 9″ paperback

    239 pages