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.
Candles.—­The Trappers’ Personal outfit.—­The jack-knife.—­The Pocket-Compass.—­Necessity of preparing for Emergencies.—­Shot guns and Rifles.—­Both combined in the same weapon.—­Oil for Fire Arms.—­Fat of the Grouse Used on Fire Arms.—­Fishing tackle.—­The Trappers’ portable stove.—­The Stove versus The Open Fire.—­The Trapper’s Clothing.—­The Material and Color.—­Boots.—­High-topped Boots.—­Short Boots.—­Their Relative Qualities.—­Waterproof Boot Dressing.—­Recipe.—­The Trapping Season.—­Hints on Trapping-lines.—­The “Wheel” plan.—­Mode of following the lines.—­“Trap Robbers” or “Poachers.”—­How to guard against them.—­Hiding furs.—­How to store Traps from Season to Season.—­Gnats and Mosquitoes.—­The “Smudge.”—­How made.—­Food and cooking utensils.—­“Roughing it.”—­“A chance Chip for a Frying Pan.”—­A “happy medium” between two extremes.—­Cosy and Comfortable living on a Campaign.—­Portable Food.—­Combined Nutriment and lightness in weight to be desired.—­The Trappers’ Culinary Outfit.—­Indian meal as Food.—­The Trappers’ “Staff of Life.”—­Wheat flour.—­Salt Pork.—­Seasoning.—­Pork Fritters a luxury.—­Cooking Utensils.—­The “Telescope” drinking cup.—­Recipe for making Pork Fritters.—­“Chop Sticks” a la “Chinee.”—­A Flat Chip as a Plate.—­Boiled Mush.—­Old “Stand by.”—­Recipe.—­Fried Mush.—­Indian meal Cakes.—­Recipe.—­Johnny Cake.—­Recipe.—­Hoe Cakes.—­Recipe.—­Fresh fish.—­How to Cook fish in a most Delicious manner.—­Prof.  Blot, and Delmonico, out-done.—­The “NE plus ultra” of delicacies.—­All the sweet Juices of the Fish preserved.—­Disadvantages of the ordinary method of cooking.—­Partridge, Duck, Quail, Cooked deliciously.—­Roasting unrivalled!—­Hints on Broiling.—­An extemporized Spider or Toaster.—­Roasting on a spit.—­Venison, Bear, and Moose Meat broiled in the best style.—­Venison cutlets.—­The Camp fire.—­Usual mode [Page x] of building Fire.—­How the Kettle is suspended.—­“Luxuries” considered.—­The Knapsack a desirable Acquisition.—­Matches.—­The Bottle Match-safe.—­Waterproof Matches.—­How made.—­Lucifer Matches.—­Recipe for Waterproof preparation.—­The Pocket Sun Glass.—­A necessary adjunct to a Trapper’s Outfit.—­Its Advantages in case of Emergency.—­“Touch wood” or “Punk Tinder,” valuable in lighting fires.—­How to light Fires without matches or Sun glass.—­How to light a fire without Matches, Sun Glass, Powder, or Percussion Caps.—­A last Resort.—­Matches best in the long run.—­The Portable Camp Stove described.—­Its accompanying Furniture.—­The Combination Camp-knife.—­Hint on Provisions.—­Potatoes as food.—­Beans.—­“Self raising” Wheat flour.—­Light Bread, Biscuit and Pancakes in Camp.—­Various accessories.—­Olive Oil for purpose of Frying.—­Pork.—­Indian meal.—­Crackers.—­Wheaten Grits.—­Rice and Oatmeal.—­Tea and Coffee.—­Soups.—­Liebig’s Extract of Beef.—­Canned Vegetables.—­Lemonade.—­Waterproof bags for provisions.—­Painted bags.—­Caution!—­Waterproof preparation.—­Air-tight jars for Butter.—­Knapsack
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