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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.

Full descriptions of the color of the various furs will be found in our lengthy illustrated chapter on our American animals.

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[Page 289] [Illustration:  INDEX]

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Adirondack experiences with mosquitoes, 256. 
Advice to the Novice on the sale of Furs, 283. 
Air-tight Jar, for butter, &c., 236. 
Alaska Sable, 286.—­See also Skunk. 
Alcohol, its use and abuse, 257. 
Alum—­used in waterproofing, 249. 
“Amateur Trapping,” 225. 
AMBER, OIL OF, used in the art of Trapping, 152. 
AMERICAN FUR SKINS.—­Table of values, 284. 
  Their uses at Home and Abroad, 284. 
American Lion.—­See Puma. 
Amputation, self inflicted, as a means of escape with captured
  animals, 144. 
  To prevent, 144, 145. 
Ancient uses of Furs, 278. 
ANISE, OIL OF.—­
  Its use in the art of trapping, 152. 
  As bait for fish, 240. 
Annual yield of Furs throughout the world, 281. 
Apparatus for stretching skins, 273. 
Arrows, poisoned, 26. 
Arrow Traps, 23, 25. 
Artificial Eyebrows of Mole Fur, 286. 
ART OF TRAPPING, 148. 
ASSAFOETIDA.—­
  Its use by the Trapper, 151. 
  As scent bait for fish, 240. 
ASTOR, JOHN JACOB, and the Fur Trade, 281. 
Astringent Preparations, use of, in drying Skins, 273, 276.

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BADGER, THE,—­
  Nature and habits of, 175. 
  Skinning the, 177. 
  Trapping the, 175. 
  Uses of Fur, 286. 
  Value of Fur, 284. 
Bags, Waterproof, for food, 236. 
Baiting the Steel Trap, 143. 
Baits for fishing, 240. 
Baits, scent, 149. 
Bait, Trapping without, 148. 
BARK SHANTY.—­
  Hints on, 266. 
  Details of construction, 245. 
Bark-Stone.—­See Castoreum. 
Bark-Stone composition.—­See Castoreum. 
“Barque.”—­See Birch Bark Canoe. 
Barrel Hoops used in canoe building, 264. 
BARREL TRAPS, 125, 127, 133. 
Basket for the shoulders, 234, 236. 
Basswood-bark canoes, 264. 
Bateaux, 264. 
BAT FOWLING NET, 70. 
Baking, recipe for, 253. 
Bay Lynx.—­See Wild Cat. 
Beans as food, 235. 
BEAR.—­
  Nature and habits of, 168, 227. 
  Trapping the, 168. 
  Traps for, 17, 29, 143. 
  Various species of, 168. 
  Directions for removing skin, 172. 
  Use of skin, 285. 
  Value of skin, 284. 
“Bear Tamer,” 137, 142. 
“Bear Chasing,” dangers of the sport, 170.
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Bear Grease, 171. 
Bear Meat, to roast, 233.
  " " to dry, 237. 
BEAVER.—­
  Nature and habits of, 177. 
  Trapping the, 177. 
  Skinning the, 182. 
  Skin, to tan, 277. 
  Use of fur, 285. 
  Value of skin, 284. 
BEDS AND BEDDING, 248. 
Bed, spring, 248. " hammock, swinging, 249. 
Bed clothes, 249. 
BIG HORN, the, 220. 
  As food, 220, 238. 

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