Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making eBook

William Hamilton Gibson
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 313 pages of information about Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making.
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PREFACE1
BOOK I.3
BOOK III.4
BOOK V.5
BOOK VI.6
BOOK VII.11
BOOK VIII.13
THE GUN TRAP.19
THE BOW TRAP.21
THE DOWN-FALL.23
THE BEAR TRAP.24
THE PIT-FALL.26
THE LOG COOP TRAP.27
THE NET TRAP.29
QUAIL SNARE,30
HOOP NOOSES.31
THE “TWITCH-UP.”33
THE POACHER’S’ SNARE.36
THE PORTABLE SNARE.37
THE “SIMPLEST” SNARE.38
THE QUAIL SNARE.39
THE BOX SNARE.40
THE DOUBLE BOX SNARE.41
GROUND SNARES.42
THE IMPROVED SPRINGLE.44
THE FIGURE FOUR GROUND SNARE.44
THE PLATFORM SNARE.44
THE SIEVE TRAP.45
THE BRICK TRAP.46
THE COOP TRAP.47
THE BAT FOWLING NET.49
THE BIRD WHISTLE.52
THE WILD GOOSE TRAP.52
THE TRAP CAGE.53
THE SPRING NET TRAP.56
A SIMPLER NET TRAP.58
THE UPRIGHT NET TRAP.59
THE BOX OWL TRAP.61
THE BOX BIRD TRAP.63
THE PENDENT BOX TRAP.63
THE HAWK TRAP.64
THE WILD DUCK NET.65
THE HOOK TRAP65
THE “FOOL’S CAP” TRAP.65
BIRD LIME.66
THE COMMON BOX TRAP.68
ANOTHER BOX TRAP.70
THE FIGURE FOUR TRAP.70
THE DEAD-FALL.72
THE GARROTE.75
THE BOW TRAP.76
THE MOLE TRAP.78
A FISH TRAP.79
THE BARREL TRAP.80
THE BOX DEAD-FALL.82
THE BOARD-FLAP.83
THE BOX PIT-FALL.84
CAGE TRAP.85
THE JAR TRAP.86
BOWL TRAPS.86
FLY PAPER.86
FLY TRAP.86
REQUISITES OF A GOOD STEEL TRAP.87
HINTS ON BAITING THE STEEL TRAP.89
THE SPRING POLE.90
THE SLIDING POLE.90
THE CLOG.91
THE SEASON FOR TRAPPING.91
THE ART OF TRAPPING.91
CASTOREUM.93
CASTOREUM COMPOSITION.93
ASSAFOETIDA.94
OIL OF RHODIUM.94
FISH OIL.94
OIL OF SKUNK.94
OIL OF AMBER.94
OIL OF ANISE.94
CUMMIN.95
FENUGREEK.95
LAVENDER.95
THE TRAIL.95
HOW TO TRAP.95
THE WOLF.99
THE PUMA.101
THE CANADIAN LYNX.103
THE WILD CAT.105
THE BEAR.106
THE RACCOON.109
THE BADGER.111
THE BEAVER.112
THE MUSKRAT.116
THE MINK.122
THE FISHER.125
THE SKUNK.126
THE OPOSSUM.130
THE RABBIT.131
THE WOOD-CHUCK.132
THE GOPHER.133
THE MOLE.134
SQUIRRELS.138
THE MOOSE.144
ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHEEP.145
THE BUFFALO.145
THE PRONG HORN ANTELOPE.145
PLAN OF CAMPAIGN.147
FOOD AND COOKING UTENSILS.151
THE TRAPPER’S SHELTER.161
BARK SHANTY.163
TENTS.164
BEDS AND BEDDING.165
TENT CARPETING.166
INSECT OINTMENTS.167
THE INDIAN OR BIRCH-BARK CANOE.171
A LIGHT HOME-MADE BOAT.173
SNOW-SHOES.176
THE TOBOGGAN OR INDIAN SLEDGE.177
CURING SKINS.180
STRETCHERS.180
THE HOOP STRETCHER.181
TO TAN MINK AND MUSKRAT SKINS.183
HOW TO TAN THE SKINS OF BEAVER, OTTER, RACCOON, AND MARTEN.183
OBSERVATIONS ON THE HISTORY OF FURS AND THE FUR TRADE.184
MARKET VALUE OF FUR SKINS.187
AMERICAN FUR SKINS—­THEIR USES AT HOME AND ABROAD.190
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